Captain Jim offers Rockport fishing charters for Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder. Captain Jim was born in Mission, Texas and grew up calf roping and team roping on horseback in Kyle, Texas on a 3,000 acre working cow/calf ranch. He's brought that same competitive spirit to his fishing charters for 17 years and counting.
Captain Jim fell in love with saltwater fishing about 20 years ago and never looked back. He fishes the inshore bays and backwaters of the Texas Coastal Bend from Port O'Connor and Seadrift, Texas to Rockport, from Espiritu Santo Bay to Aransas Bay. Book with him and see what it's all about!
Climb aboard with Captain Jim and experience an amazing day of inshore fishing on the Texas Gulf Coast! Captain Jim launches his trips from Seadrift down to Rockport, depending on the weather, the season, where the fish are biting hardest, and most importantly: where you're located. That's right, Captain Jim is willing to travel for you to ensure you have the best fishing experience. On these 4, 6, or 8-hour adventures, you’ll mainly be reelin’ in Redfish, but Captain Jim loves to target Trout as well. On a good day, you can hit a "Texas Grand Slam" and catch a Redfish, a Speckled Trout, and a Flounder in one trip! You’ll need to bring a valid Texas Fishing License with a saltwater stamp as well as some food and drinks. Other than that, Captain Jim will take care of the rest. He’ll provide all rods, reels, tackle, and bait. He will also provide ice and an ice chest for your day’s catch. These trips can accommodate four people, so make sure you bring some good company! Come on down and make some memories with Captain Jim! Read More
Slow fishing but Captain Jim went above and beyond to find fish for us.
Great experience with Captain Jim! Super friendly with tons of stories about his life experiences. Fishing was slow across the area the day we went, big changes in weather dropped the temps but got a couple of keeper reds and all kinds of other different fish which was fun to learn about and see. Highly recommend taking a trip with him he will keep you entertained for hours …
Four Stars because the folks are still raising the bar on perfection! My son and I share birthdays and decided we'd like to try a trip out of Rockport. Found Captain Experience on Google and that started a great trip. Communication, planning and efficiency are all traits these folks have got down. Once a trip was decided, booked on line, deposit online, excellent updates and communication until the day of the trip. Captain Jim and I spoke prior to the trip where he inquired about any limitations or special needs or requests. Trip day the captain was on the water at the dock as specified and we were off. Short boat ride to the first stop and put a few small reds in the boat. Saw several firsts on this trip... a lizard fish, schools of thousands of cow nose rays and my son acting like a little kid again he was having so much fun. It was a rough day on the water fishing wise, Captain Jim kept us entertained and also hit multiple locations that should have been fishy but were not. That's why it's called fishing and not catching. Bottom line is through Captain Experience we got to have a day on the water with an outstanding guide that would not have happened otherwise. My son and I both had a great time just fishing and having fun. 10 out of 10 would do this "4 star" experience again. …
Captain Jim was AWESOME! We had a blast, caught our limit, got lots of sun and fun - will definitely book again!
Jim was an amazing captain. He is very personal and friendly. The stories he can tell you are entertaining. Fishing was slow but he kept on trying to find fish for us. End of the day catch on redfish made our day.
Weeeelllll We didn't catch any keepers. Great boat ride, he took us to several spots. Country boy just relaxed. We baited our own reels.
Had a great time, Jim had great stories and really enjoyed our time on the water.
We had a great experience with Captain Jim. I would book him again should we find ourselves back in RockPort. I would recommend Captain Experiences to other.
Captain Jim was fantastic! Unfortunately we weren’t able to get on some redfish, but man did he try. Super friendly and full of great stories. Will definitely be booking with him again during a better time of year. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone, we had a blast.
Captain Jim has always provided a great day of fishing and friendship. We have fished with him many times over the year's, and the only time we are disappointed is when he is booked up!
Want a great fishing trip ? captain Jim is the man . Nothing fancy but great hospitality, an a load of fun. He's very knowledgeable and likes to make his customers happy an entertain ,. I would recommend captain Jim to anyone.
I've gone out with Capt. Jim a couple of times now and both times were very successful fishing trips. He knows the bays like the back of his hand and can put you on fish right away. He will show you a good time and if the fish are there, he'll find them. …
Captain Jim was absolutely awesome. He's a "good ole boy" like me. Put us on some amazing fish 🐠🐟. His knowledge, stories,and attitude are all 5 star ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐. He's our guide from now on. Do yourself a favor and book a trip with Jim. You will be glad you did. Had the best time! …
AWSOME! Great guide , great personality and a true Good Ol' boy. Highly recommended 👌. We will use him again. Thanks Capt. Jim.
We had a wonderful family trip fishing with Captain Jim! We caught a little bit of everything and had a great time.
I booked a last minute trip with captain Jim Garrison from the captains experience site while visiting my parents in San Antonio. I’m glad I picked him, within five minutes of anchoring I caught my first red fish and kept catching fish all morning. He is very knowledgeable and made it a fun trip for me. We shared stories and had some laughs too. For a fun day of fishing in Rockport, I recommend booking with captain Jim. …
We enjoyed our fishing trip with Captain Jim. We caught some keepers. He taught us a few fishing tips and was also entertaining. We can't wait for our next trip.
Captain Jim was amazing! Despite the weather he put us on the fish and shared the techniques on how to get them in the boat. With exception of the weather we could not have asked for a better trip or captain. Definitely recommend! And we will be back! …
Our trip with Capt Jim was great! We all enjoyed our first salt water fishing trip and look forward to the next one!
Capt. Jim took out my dad, brother in law, and myself for a 6 hour trip. It started off a little slow but he put us on fish and we were able to land some nice reds, black drum, and even a flounder. Had a great trip and got to spend quality time with my dad and brother in law. Great trip over all. …
4 of us went out with Jim on july 9 after very heavy rains. I'm talking 20 inches. The whole town was flooded but he still managed to get us on the water. Jim did his absolute best to try and put us on the fish. We fished Rockport to Port Aransas but just couldn't find the fish. The weather was great. While we wernt catching any limits of fish He kept us amused with all his stories, Lots of laughter. I would recommend him to others. Donald S Victoria, Tx …
Captain Jim not only took us on short notice, but he Made our trip very enjoyable with his outgoing personality. We were catching fish and laughing almost the entire time. I would definitely recommend Captain Jim to friends and family.
We fished with Captain Jim last Friday behind a cold front from my past experiences with fishing behind a cold front has not been good but Captain Jim put us on the fish with 3 blue catfish and limited out on Redfish using live bait we had a great time and Jim is a awesome fishing guide and very friendly person who has a great knowledge on how and where to fish on the gulf coast i go 6 to 7 times a year fishing and i highly recommend him to anyone wanting to have fun and catch fish at the same time i will be going back soon thanks! …
My wife and I just had our third trip with Capt. Jim, and it was amazing as always! We caught redfish all day and had a blast doing it. The fishing is only part of the fun though - Capt. Jim is a great person, and we love being on the water with him. We will always use Capt. Jim. He is the only guide for us! …
We fished with Captain Jim for the first time in July and had a very successful fishing trip. We headed out early that morning and anchored off about 6:30 and began to fish. After landing a couple hard head, and two trout, the red drum’s started to bite. We were pulling them in faster than we could get rebated, it was a blast. My son and I along with my two buddies had our limit in about 2 hrs. The largest red being around 32 - 34 in. brought in by my 5 year old and I after battling it for about 8 minutes. Captain Jim was the best guide I’ve had and we’re looking forward to taking many more trips with him in the future. …
Black Drum, Flounder, Redfish, Sheepshead
Artificial Lure Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing
Cove Harbor South, Rockport, TX 78382, United States | Bodies of water fished: Aransas Bay, San Antonio Bay, Espiritu Santo Bay