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Address: 418 West Hwy 100, Texas, South Padre Island, TX 78578
Phone Number: +1 956-346-0140
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Description: Crystal Flats Guide Service South Padre Island, Texas My name is...
Crystal Flats Guide Service South Padre Island, Texas My name is Captain Cliff Fleming and I specialize in private bay fishing trips. I am a local fishing guide that has been fishing the Lower Laguna Madre since 1974. My passion to fish turned me into a passionate professional guide in 1986 when I got licensed by the USCG. When you fish with me my main goal is to have FUN while catching quality fish. I am a patient teacher and a low key coach for experienced anglers as well as small children. I have several small children of my own and know what Mom and Dad are usually looking for on a days fishing outing with their own precious children. Everything is provided: bait, tackle, ice, and drinking water. Anyone 17 or older will need at least a one day Texas fishing license. I have quality tackle and a flats boat that easily navigates the very shallow waters of the bay and also handles the near shore fishing challenges as well. We catch redfish, speckled trout, flounder, snook, kings, tarpon, mangrove snapper, and spanish mackeral as the seasonal runs provide them to us. If you and your family or buddies want to go on a FUN filled fishing trip, learn some new techniques, and get some local history of the area at the same time, I can provide those services while catching some great fish. Sight fishing, spin fishing, bait fishing, and fly fishing are all in my bag of services. No need to shop around you have just located your new favorite fishing guide and services. Take a look at my web site links for more details, photos, information, and reviews by previous fishing clients on google places. In addition to fishing, I do fireworks tours, dolphin watches, and boat tours for small private groups. Feel free to call or email anytime to hold your reservation for a SUPER FUN day on the water.
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Fishing with Captain Cliff

I've been fishing with Captain Cliff for a couple of years now...he's a professional. He finds the fish and will take the time to teach you how to catch the fish. We always have... read more

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5 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2014
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Aledo, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

The trip started out a little slow. Casting for specs. THe guide had stated that the reds would start biting at around 3:30PM. We repositioned near the shoreline in view of condos. I thought this will be a dud. Once positioned we maxed out on redfish in 35 minutes. Its was great.

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Cliff F, Owner at Crystal Flats Guide Service, responded to this review

Thanks for the good review. I just wish every trip could turn into limits of fish. FISHING is just like a slot machine timing is everything you just keep putting in another coin and eventually you will hit a payoff but rarely the net the whole jack pot. Keep your baits in the water see you next time. Captain Cliff... More 

South Padre Island, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I've been fishing with Captain Cliff for a couple of years now...he's a professional. He finds the fish and will take the time to teach you how to catch the fish. We always have a great time fishing the Laguna Madre bay with Captain Cliff. You just can not beat eating 'fresh caught' fish.

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Cliff F, Owner at Crystal Flats Guide Service, responded to this review

So nice to hear back from a local resident of SPI. Thanks for the excellent review rating. Three details stood out for me.....had a great time, fresh caught fish is best, takes time to teach. Now that's what fishing is all about. Respectfully, CAPTAIN CLIFF FLEMING More 

Harlingen, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Have fished with Cliff too many times to count over the past 20 years. Friendly, helpful, skillful and great with kids. He helped me teach my kids to fish years ago and they still want to fish at S Padre with Cliff when they are in town (they are grown and have since moved away). Almost always catch a lot... More 

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Cliff F, Owner at Crystal Flats Guide Service, responded to this review

Its good to have a local review thanks so much. I have indeed fished many little ones into adults. It is my big payoff and one my goals as a fishing guide. I really appreciate the way you put the most importance of the children at the top of the list. Fantastic review and I give you back 20 likes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Capt. Cliff and Crystal Flats was top notch. The price was reasonable, he was punctual, gear was in good shape, and the boat was smooth and dry for a flats boat. Cliff was in contact via email several times before my wife and I headed down in September and was flexible with scheduling as we needed to change our original... More 

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Cliff F, Owner at Crystal Flats Guide Service, responded to this review

Thanks you for the kind words and great comments on our fishing trip. I do agree that it is important to allow clients to participate in the actual fishing. Im sure that note will resound well with anglers. Hope to get you back when you can and I hope the redfish are not on vacation the next time. Capt. Cliff... More 

Harlingen, Texas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Captain Cliff will put you on the fish , also teach you how to fish if you or friends do not know how to fish SPI Thanks for the memories!!!!!!

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Cliff F, Owner at Crystal Flats Guide Service, responded to this review

Hi Dave, Your always appreciated when you Fish with me.Good times are always in store when your on the boat. See you maybe in the Spring time. Take care and sharpen your hooks for our next excursion. UNTIL THEN, Capt. Cliff More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The fishing trip was great caught a couple of trout. The only thing is was a bit pricy for only one person maybe if it a group it would be worth it.

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Cliff F, Owner at Crystal Flats Guide Service, responded to this review

Hello Joe, Thanks for taking your time and writing a review for me. Your support is very much appreciated by my family and myself. I hope you have time to give it a another go sometime. Please remind me that you fished solo last trip out so we can work out something that better fits your schedule and your needs.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Fished with Captain Cliff - and it was incredible! I have fished with Cliff multiple times and will do it again!Tore the redfish and trout up! Nice guy with easy to fish with personality! Highly recommend! Effective! Safe! Knowledgeable! Professional! Highly Recommend.

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Cliff F, Owner at Crystal Flats Guide Service, responded to this review

Paul you must have been sent back down from Heaven. Please accept my humble gratitude. Capt Cliff More 

Nevada, Texas
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We have been fishing with Cliff on several occasions, always a great time. I would recommend Cliff to anyone looking to catch some fish and have fun doing it. Cliff is very knowledgeable and works hard to deliver the fish. Looking forward to my next trip!

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Cliff F, Owner at Crystal Flats Guide Service, responded to this review

HI Blanca, Very nice to see your smiling face with that big redfish you caught. You are always welcome back I hope you come back soon. Its always a pleasure to fish with such a patient and beautiful lady. Tell your other half he can come too but he better bring you along for extra luck. LOL Take care and... More 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

It was such a fun trip, Capt. Cliff makes it into a great adventure and great fishing. Also learned a lot from him about fishing and also about the local area!

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Cliff F, Owner at Crystal Flats Guide Service, responded to this review

Greetings all, Words cant express how much I appreciated your great response please come back when you have the opportunity. Safe travels to you and your family, Captain Fleming More 

Tomball, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Capt.Cliff is the only guide we use when we go to Port Isabell. Every trip has made us better fishermen in that area due to Cliff sharing his knowledge with us. We always carch fish with Cliff.

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Cliff F, Captain Cliff Fleming at Crystal Flats Guide Service, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review. I like the that OURPORT Isabel. It is always good to be remembered. I hope to see you all when you come back next time. Keep those lines tight and happy Travels. Capt. Cliff Fleming More 

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