Guided by David Rappelet
Duck Flats Inshore
Captain David comes from a long line of fishermen. Born and raised fishing Louisiana waters, Captain David became a full time fisherman to share his experience with others to share the enjoyment of the fishing. David also uses his expertise in the area to guide duck hunts in the winter months.
Just south of Houston these days, Captain David knows the waters of the Galveston Bay Complex surrounding Baytown, Texas like the back of his hand. His trips are immediately accessible just south of Houston, and he looks forward to showing you around his home waters!
Head out with Captain David to explore these productive Galveston Bay system waters home to the “Texas Big Three” (Redfish, Flounder, and Speckled Trout), and many more species. On this 5-hour action-packed half day adventure, Captain David will help you chase 'em down! Captain David runs these trips aboard his 24’ Shallow Sport center console which can accommodate up to 4 anglers. This vessel is specifically designed for those shallow hotspots and makes for a smooth ride to and from his best fishing spots. Captain David specializes in sight casting and drift fishing the bay system on light tackle. If you’re willing to try something new, Captain David can also accommodate fly fishing if you want to bring your own gear! Your captain will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and lures. He’ll also provide water, although feel free to bring your drinks. On these trips, Captain David will provide a cooler with ice and water and extra space for you favorite snacks and beverages to chill as well! Other than snacks and drink please make sure you bring a valid Texas saltwater fishing license, otherwise, Captain David will take care of the rest! Get ready for an exciting half-day of fishing with Captain David! Read More
If you’ve never fished the Galveston Bay system, you’re missing out. These productive waters are home to the “Texas Big Three” (Redfish, Flounder, and Speckled Trout), Amberjack, Sheepshead, Black Drum, and many more species. On this 9-hour action-packed adventure, Captain David will help you reel ‘em all in. Captain David conducts these trips using his 24’ Shallow Sport center console which can accommodate up to 4 anglers. This vessel is meant for those shallow hotspots and makes for a smooth ride to and from your destination. When fishing with Captain David, you’ll be fishing light tackle gear as you drift the bays with popping corks or site fish the shallows for cruising fish. Captain David can also accommodate fly fishing if you'd like to bring your own gear. Your captain will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and lures. He’ll also provide water, although feel free to bring your drinks. On these trips he’ll even provide a “captain’s lunch” for you and your group! Make sure you bring a valid Texas saltwater fishing license, but otherwise Captain David will take care of the rest. Get ready for an exciting day of fishing with Captain David! Read More
Fishing and Duck Hunting—no better combination. If you’ve never fished the Galveston Bay system, you’re missing out. These productive waters are home to the “Texas Big Three” of Redfish, Flounder, and Speckled Trout, plus Sheepshead, and Black Drum, and many more species. On this 6-hour action-packed adventure, Captain David will help you reel ‘em all in. Don’t forget your shotgun, ammo, and thermal chest waders. You’ll be hopping off the boat to go hunting for some delicious ducks. Captain David conducts these trips using his 24’ Shallow Sport center console which can accommodate up to 3 anglers. This vessel is meant for those shallow hotspots and makes for a smooth ride to and from your destination. When fishing with Captain David, you’ll specialize in light tackle, bottom fishing, spinning, and drift fishing. If you’re willing to try something new, Captain David can also accommodate fly fishing. You’ll need to bring your own gear. Your captain will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and lures. He’ll also provide water but feel free to bring your drinks. You’ll also want to bring some food. Make sure you have a valid Texas saltwater fishing license. Put your game face on and embark on this one-of-a-kind combo adventure with Captain David! Read More
Join Captain David for 2-full days of fishing in Galveston Bay’s productive waters! You’ll start your trip at Thompson’s Bait Camp. From there, Captain David will take you out on the water for 5-6 hours. The Galveston Bay system is home to the “Texas Big Three” (Redfish, Flounder, and Speckled Trout), plus Amberjack, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Shark, and many more species. Captain David will help you reel ‘em all in! You’ll return to Thompson’s Bait Camp where Captain David and his crew will clean and fillet your fish. Captain David will then cook you a “captain’s lunch” from your day’s catch. Captain David will then take you back out on the water for 4-5 hours where you will test your casting accuracy once again. You will return to Thompson’s Bait Camp just in time for dinner. Captain David will cook you your day’s catch as you watch the sunset from the camp’s dock. You’ll stay at a hotel provided by Captain David (included in the cost of the trip) and return the following morning bright and early for another productive day of fishing! **Day 2** Captain David will have breakfast ready for you on the dock upon your arrival. You may also bring your own food if you like, although Captain David is an amazing cook. You’ll then hit the water for 6-8 hours where the Redfish, Flounder, and Speckled Trout will be awaiting your arrival. Learn to fish new techniques and create lasting memories on the water while reeling in your personal best with Captain David! Read More
Get on down to Baytown, TX for for some early-morning action shooting ducks on the Bay! Your guide and outfitter, David, will provide all the scouting, decoys, and blinds on this morning hunt. Whether you're an experienced duck hunter or just getting into the sport, this is the ideal opportunity to bag a ton of birds. Texas is smack in the middle of the Central Flyway, and is a stopover for dozens of migratory waterfowl species. The lakes here draw hundreds of thousands of ducks annually, including Green-Winged and Blue-Winged Teals, Wigeons, Redheads, Pintails, Gadwalls, Shoevelers, Mottled Ducks, and more. All of these species are great wingshooting quarries, and are excellent table fare as well. Your guide, David, is an expert hunter and will get you as many great shot as possible. He's full of good tips to help you maximize your chances of success, and has the experience necessary to ensure a great trip. Get out there with him and have yourself a blast! All you need to bring on this hunt are your own shotguns, camouflage, and waders. David can provide shells for an additional fee. You will also need your Texas hunting license with a federal duck stamp. What are you waiting for? Get out there and bag some birds! Read More
3 hunters, 6 shots fired at 1 duck that was way too far. Guide couldn’t put us within range to shoot, water was so low that I measured 90 yards from cover to waters edge in one spot, I have never been on a paid hunt where I never even fired a round. Guide stated had he known water was so low he would have cancelled the hunt. He did cancel the hunt he had scheduled the following day. We should have been givin a makeup hunt. …
Dave took my 8 year old son and I out and we had a great time! He did a good job putting us on some ducks despite less than ideal conditions and even less than ideal shooting by me! Already looking forward to getting back out with him later in the season. See you soon, Dave! -Joe D. …
I had an absolutely great experience on this trip! Dave went to great lengths to prepare for the trip and make it as smooth and enjoyable as possible. He is a very experienced hunter and got me on a bunch of great shots. He’s got a great boat and access to a bunch of secluded spots. Despite hot weather during early season, we still bagged a few ducks and Dave cleaned them for me at the boat launch. Highly recommend! …
We had the best time with Captain David! He was so nice and fun to fish with. I had never saltwater fished and he was very patient with me. She showed me how to bait the hook and did it for me until I was comfortable doing it myself. No judgement. He was an all around good guy! Took us to several spots and put us in fish every spot. We caught black drum, croakers and red drum. He took me to his Hail Mary spot ( shhh it’s a secret). And I caught a 15 pound Red Drum. He helped me step by step land it into the boat. It was so much fun and he was as excited as I was. We saw a mama and her baby dolphin and he took me as close as he could to them so I could get some pictures because he knew I was excited to see them. On the way back to the pier he told us some history and info about the things we were seeing. I will definitely book with Captain David next time we go down there. …
Captain David was great. The weather and the tide was working hard against us and he worked harder to put us on fish. Great trip with a quality guide, I will be back.
What an awesome experience! It was my 6 year old sons first vacation and we are from Denver. We caught so many fish and my son had the best time. Can't wait to come back and do it again! Thanks so much!
We chartered captain David 3yrs ago for our sons birthday, we had a great time. Safest boat EVER, it will not sink, we ripped a huge gash in the bottom, and we just kept on catching fish, I wouldn't call anyone else.
Capt. David our my sons experience and overall safety first! Great experience, highly recommended- we had a great day on the water catching: skipjack, red fish (lots), sand trout, black drums, sheep head, croakers, piggy perch, and more! Thanks, Capt. David! See you again soon!
Captain Dave was amazing. We had some first time fisherman and young children with us and Dave really took the time to be instructive not only on equipment but the types of fish we were after and the area we were in. Funny, patient and most importantly productive, we limited out. Highly, highly recommend Bow to Stern especially if you have kids. …
In my head, like to think I’m a tough girl, but I’m really just a pink-wearing, I-don’t-want-to-get-dirty type of girly-girl. As soon as my two sons and I got in the boat, I realized that it would be an experience a little bit out of my comfort zone. David made the trip exciting & fun For my boys, who were immediately comfortable with him, joking around as if they’d known each other for years. He put up with my girly antics, poking a little fun at me (which my boys thought was hilarious) along the way, and he even put the bait on my hook for me every single time. (I couldn’t do it because that would require touching the shrimp) halfway through our trip, the boys were asking me if we could do this again. We definitely made memories that my boys will have forever, and we got to eat some good self-caught fish, too. We will book with captain David in the future, no question about it; I recommend him 100%. …
Amberjack, Black Drum, Blacktip Shark, Blue-Winged Teal, Florida Pompano, Flounder, Gadwall, Green-Winged Teal, Ladyfish, Northern Pintail, Northern Shoveler, Redfish, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, Speckled Trout, Wigeon
Artificial Lure Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Decoy Hunting, Drift Fishing, Fly Fishing, Hunting from a Blind, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Shotgun Hunting, Sight Casting, Topwater Fishing, Wading
Duck, Flats, Inshore
213 Simms Road, Baytown, TX, USA | Bodies of water fished: Galveston Bay, Trinity River | Areas hunted: Galveston Bay, Trinity River