Capt. Joes Flounder Ventures in Aransas Pass, Texas

Guided by Joe Clouse

Flats Inshore

About Your Guide

Captain Joe wass born in Corpus Christi where he spent his summers fishing with his grandparents in and around Port Aransas. He started commercial fishing for flounder, drum and sheepshead in the mid-1990s, working in a fish house cutting and delivering fish shrimp crabs and the like to restaurants throughout the coastal bend. Now, he is a full-time flounder guide who knows the waters, habits, and migration patterns of flounder very well. You can find him out on the water catching fish every month of the year except November which is closed from gigging.

As a Coastal Bend native Captain Joe has fished every bay in the area, and knows the bay system extremely well. This is extremely crucial to his line of work since the best gigging takes place at night when visibilty is low. His intimate relationship with the bays and flats he fishes garuntees you'll have a safe and fun adventure out on the water! With over 20 years of experiences running guided Gigging trips in the Corpus Chisti area, Captain Joe knows how to get in the middle of the action!

Capt. Joes Flounder Ventures Trips

**Please note, this trip is cash only for remaining balance** Have you ever experienced flounder gigging like a fisherman from ages past? Do you want to experience the thrills of lining up a gig and catching your very own flounder? Then you'll be happy to know that Captain Joe offers Flounder Gigging Trips for both experienced and first-time fishermen. You'll be outfitted with your very own gig and will be taught everything you need to know about this amazing fishing experience. Whether you want to set out morning, noon, or night, Captain Joe guarantees that you'll have an unforgettable fishing experience gigging the Coastal Bend. His boat is one of the biggest and safest flounder rigs out there at 26 feet long and 100 inches wide, it gets shallow and runs smooth, underwater as well as above LED lights light up the water. His trips are for up to 4 guests and children must be 14 years old or older to actively gig. Younger children are considered ride alongs and cannot gig. Captain Joe supplies all the equipment for gigging flounder. If you’re planning on bringing your own equipment, please tell the captain first. He will also clean and bag your fish for your trip home, so keep an ice chest in the car for your trip home! Captain Joe recommends close toed shoes to keep your toes protected, a can of bug spray, snacks, drinks, and small ice chest. He always like to rremind his guest to wear proper clothing as fall and winter gigging can be quite chilly or cold. Generally, flounder his flounder gigging trips depart from two locations: * Conn Brown Harbor in Aransas Pass * Near the Ferry Landing in Port Aransas GPS and cell phones are always on-board! Passenger safety is always priority one aboard any of Captain Joe's trips. Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Aransas Pass

Coastal Bend Flounder Gig

100% (12)
24 ft 1 - 4 People From $200 / person

Recent Reviews of Capt. Joes Flounder Ventures

Jason B.


Thanks Captain Joe for awesome night , highly recommend you for your experience and the hot spots to gig these flounders.

Jennie L.


Capt Joe worked hard to find us the flounder, even in cloudy water conditions. He is knowledgeable & made sure we had a good time. We had a lot of fun & hit our limit!

Janice E.


It was an experience of a lifetime! Thank you Captain Joe!

Tim S.


We went out last night with Capt Joe as the final event of a loaded fishing weekend. Hands down, this was the best event of the weekend. Capt Joe was polite, patient, and organized, and most importantly he PUT US ON THE FISH! We all limited out thanks to his knowledge of the flats and help spotting flounder. The water was wind blown and clarity was so-so, but he’s got an eagle eye for flounder in the sand and was able to spot for us. At the end of the night we had 20 flounder to clean and despite the fact that it was 1:45 AM, he patiently taught us how to clean the fish and indulged us when we asked to help move the process along and clean filets. I’m really excited to come back again soon— thank you Joe!

Jason B.


Thanks Captain Joe for awesome night , highly recommend you for your experience and the hot spots to gig these flounders

Melissa A.


We had the best time. Gigging is not boring and you are literally busy the entire time looking and being ready. Captain Joe was knowledgeable, patient and just a great guy to be on a boat for 6 hours. He was happy to be on the water with us as well. We will definitely recommend to our friends and family and will be on the water with Captain Joe again in the future.

Alison P.


Captain Joe was wonderful. Kept in contact before trip.. arrived on time.. was very knowledgeable and gave great information and instructions. Was great with teaching our 2 teenager boys what to do. Got us on great fish! And really took the time to fillet and clean our fish properly. Was an amazing trip. Also got the bonus of some dolphin watching! Which I enjoyed as much as the fishing. Will definitely be booking again! Thank you Captain Joe !

Judy S.


We had a blast. The water was a little dirty but Captain Joe worked his butt off to find us some fish anyway. Fun stuff and we add definitely doing it again soon!!

Deanna M.


Me and my two sons had the best fishing experience ever with Captain Joe. This was our first trip gigging for flounder. We almost got our limit and even got a couple of sheepshead. Joe was kind, helpful, patient, and gave great fishing advice. His boat was set up perfect for night gigging. My 2 sons had a blast. Joe cleaned all our fish and even gave suggestions on how to soak the blood out of the fillets and store and prepare them. He went way out of his way to be kind and helpful. The fish were excellent eating too! He was very professional, checked our licenses and made sure we had enough life jackets on board. I would highly recommend Captain Joe for night gigging. We will do it again when we come back to Port Aransas for fishing. Thank you Captain Joe!

Shayne A.


We had a great time out! Unfortunately, we didn’t catch anything but it wasn’t due to a lack of effort. He was very knowledgeable and enjoyable to be around. We will definitely be planning another trip out.

Ryan K.


Couldn’t have been happier with my flounder gigging trip with captain Joe. This was my second trip out with him and it was just as fun as the first.

Clint H.


I’ve been gigging several times in the past. This was the first time for my wife and two teen daughters. I was pleasantly surprised. We had originally arranged this for a Tuesday outing but as I was watching the weather report, I noticed the winds were going to be kicking up. Capt, Joe was thinking the same thing because I got a call from him right then too. We moved it up to a Monday night. What a great night we had. I appreciated that we didn’t spend the whole night traveling out to the area to fish. In fact, we were fishing within a 1/2 hour. Overall, we caught 15 flounder and the girls want to go back out again. Joe is a pro and he knew we needed to keep up the excitement. He cleaned them for us and gave us bags of flounder fillets. Fried them up the other night… WOW… amazing. Thanks Joe.





Types of Fishing

Flats, Inshore

Start Location

519 Bigelow Street, Aransas Pass, TX 78336, United States

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