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Artificial Lure Fishing Charters Near Aransas Bay
Escape to the serene waters of Rockport, TX, and immerse yourself in a thrilling half day bay fishing adventure. Join us for a 6-hour trip tailored to your preferences, where we'll be targeting the sought-after speckled trout and redfish that inhabit these abundant waters. Our experienced crew will guide you through the best fishing spots, taking into account the time of year and weather conditions to ensure a successful outing. Whether you prefer wade fishing with artificial lures, casting baits from the boat, or something else, our trip is 100% catered to your fishing style preference. All skill levels are welcome on this exciting journey. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, our team will provide the guidance and support needed to enhance your fishing experience. Our 2023 23' Shoalwater Bay Boat will be your vessel for the day, equipped with top-of-the-line features. Enjoy the convenience of a wireless trolling motor and 2 power poles, allowing for precise navigation and optimal fishing positions. The wading ladder provides easy access for wade fishing enthusiasts, while multiple live wells ensure your bait stays fresh. And to add to the ambiance, our boat features a Bluetooth music system, allowing you to set the mood with your favorite tunes. Situated amidst the stunning coastal beauty of Rockport, TX, this half day bay fishing trip promises not only a rewarding angling experience but also a chance to immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature. Don't miss the opportunity to create unforgettable memories on our half day bay fishing trip in Rockport, TX. Book your adventure today and get ready to cast your line, reel in prized catches, and bask in the joy of being surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the Texas coast. Read More
Relax In Rockport
Calling all fishing enthusiasts! Embark on an unforgettable adventure with Captain LL's Inshore Fishing Trips, based in the picturesque coastal town of Rockport, Texas. Step aboard our top-of-the-line 24ft Haynie bay boat and get ready to experience the thrill of inshore fishing like never before. Captain LL is not your average fishing guide – he's a seasoned angler with a passion for the sport and a deep knowledge of the local waters. With years of experience navigating the bays, flats, and estuaries of Rockport, he knows all the secret spots where the fish are abundant and biting. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a first-time angler, Captain LL will ensure you have an action-packed day on the water. Our 24ft Haynie bay boat is the perfect vessel for exploring the inshore waters. Equipped with state-of-the-art fishing gear, ample seating, and a spacious deck, it provides both comfort and functionality for your fishing trip. Its shallow draft allows us to navigate the narrowest channels and reach the hidden honey holes where trophy-sized redfish, speckled trout, flounder, and other sought-after species lurk. Captain "LL" is not only a skilled angler but also a patient and friendly guide. He will provide expert instruction on casting, baiting, and reeling in your catch, ensuring that everyone on board has a chance to land a prized fish. His dedication to customer satisfaction is unmatched, and he will go above and beyond to make your fishing trip a memorable one. As you fish, you'll also have the opportunity to take in the stunning natural beauty of the Rockport area. The tranquil waters, lush marshes, and diverse wildlife create an idyllic backdrop for your adventure. Keep your camera handy because you never know when you'll spot a majestic osprey diving for its prey or catch a glimpse of playful dolphins frolicking nearby. So, grab your fishing buddies, family, or friends and book your inshore fishing trip with Captain LL today. Whether you're looking for a thrilling day of angling, a relaxing excursion in nature, or a memorable outing with loved ones, Captain LL's Inshore Fishing Trips will provide an unforgettable experience that will keep you coming back for more. Get ready to make memories and reel in the fish of a lifetime in the beautiful waters of Rockport, Texas! Read More
Rockin' In Rockport
Embark on an exciting fishing trip in the bays surrounding Port Aransas, Texas. Choose to fish from the boat or wade in the shallows, suitable for all skill levels. Target Black Drum, Redfish, and Speckled Trout using various techniques like artificial lure fishing, cut bait fishing, and more. Our 24' Haynie Bay Boat provides comfort and stability. Join us for a memorable fishing experience in the diverse waters of Port Aransas. Book your trip today! Read More
Port Aransas Fishing Adventures
This will be a half day of wade fishing the Rockport Tx bay systems. We will use a variety of different Artifical lures from soft plastics to top waters primarily targeting trophy trout and redfish. I will provide all the tackle as far as lures go. But you are more than welcome and encouraged to bring your favorite and most confident baits. You will be required to bring all your own gear consisting of waders and boots, wading belts with pliers and stringers and last but not least your own rods. I do recommend each customer bring 2 rods incase one accidentally breaks or has a malfunction. I can provide beginners rods and reels for an additional cost of $50 per rod. One more thing that I hope won’t be a deal breaker but since the major freeze a few years ago I along with a lot of the Texas guides do “Not” allow clients to keep any trout. Our trout fishery especially here in the rockport area took a major hit during the freeze. With that being said, It is coming back and there is plenty of trout action to have but if we want it to have a chance to get back to the way it was and hopefully even better and long lasting we have to continue to let them go and grow. Like I said I really hope that isn’t a deal breaker. Read More
Rockport Wade Fishing W/ Artificial
Head out before daylight for an awesome morning with Captain "Lil Joe." With over 10 years of experience guiding in the Aransas Pass/Port Aransas area Capt. Lil Joe knows where the fish will be and how to catch them. You will spend the day chasing redfish, speckled trout, and black drum on Capt Joe's 22' TranSport flats boat. Joe likes to use a myriad of methods to hook into fish from live bait to lures and is willing to cater to your preferences. Not to mention, lures, fishing equipment, live and dead bait will all be provided. This trip is great for the whole family and for anglers of all fishing levels. Captain Joe loves teaching people how to become better fishermen and will share his enormous birth of knowledge and experience with you all day long! Read More
Aransas Pass Inshore Run
This is a trip sight casting off of a 7’ tower for Redfish. We will leave the launch around 6 am and will return around 2pm. We will be fishing from a 2020 Tournament Edition CCB Grande with updated GPS and fish finder. While fishing we will be targeting Redfish, Flounder, Sea Trout, and Black Drum. I will clean all fish for you after the day of fishing. I strive for conservation of the local fishery therefore since the 2021 freeze even though regulations have returned to normal, I have a rule of 3 Trout maximum of 15"-20" to be kept. All oversized Trout and Redfish will be Catch, Photo, Release. I will supply all light tackle rods, reels, and lures needed for you to enjoy your day of fishing. You will NEED to bring your waders/boots if wading trip. You will need to wear Sun Protection (Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses). I will provide water and Gatorade. You will need to provide your own snacks. Safety is a priority and there will be a First Aid kit and fire extinguisher on the boat if needed. Read More
Sight Casting In Skinny Water Tower Trip
Captain Jon offers all wade fishing with artificial baits. Captain Jon will share with you all his knowledge to help you learn how to become a better fisherman. You will experience the thrill of the hunt for these species of fish that include redfish, trout, black drum and flounder. Read More
This will be a full day of wade fishing the Rockport Tx bay systems. We will use a variety of different Artifical lures from soft plastics to top waters primarily targeting trophy trout and redfish. I will provide all the tackle as far as lures go. But you are more than welcome and encouraged to bring your favorite and most confident baits. You will be required to bring all your own gear consisting of waders and boots, wading belts with pliers and stringers and last but not least your own rods. I do recommend each customer bring 2 rods incase one accidentally breaks or has a malfunction. I can provide beginners rods and reels for an additional cost of $50 per rod. One more thing that I hope won’t be a deal breaker but since the major freeze a few years ago I along with a lot of the Texas guides do “Not” allow clients to keep any trout. Our trout fishery especially here in the rockport area took a major hit during the freeze. With that being said, It is coming back and there is plenty of trout action to have but if we want it to have a chance to get back to the way it was and hopefully even better and long lasting we have to continue to let them go and grow. Like I said I really hope that isn’t a deal breaker. Read More
Rockport Tx Wade Fishing
This is an Artificial Only wade trip. We will leave the launch around 6 am and will return around 12pm. We will be fishing from a 2020 Tournament Edition CCB Grande with updated GPS and fish finder. While fishing we will be targeting Redfish, Flounder, Sea Trout, and Black Drum. I will clean all fish for you after the day of fishing. I strive for conservation of the local fishery therefore since the 2021 freeze even though regulations have returned to normal, I have a rule of 3 Trout maximum of 15"-20" to be kept. All oversized Trout and Redfish will be Catch, Photo, Release. I will supply all light tackle rods, reels, and lures needed for you to enjoy your day of fishing. You will NEED to bring your waders/boots. You will need to wear Sun Protection (Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses). I will provide water and Gatorade. You will need to provide your own snacks. Safety is a priority and there will be a First Aid kit and fire extinguisher on the boat if needed. Read More
Wade Fishing Artificial ONLY Trip
Texas' Coastal Bend region is a fisherman's paradise, with abundant opportunities to catch Redfish and Black Drum in the shallow backwater and marshes. On this charter fishing trip, guests can experience the thrill of reeling in these exciting and delicious fish, which are a blast to catch for any saltwater angler! The trip will begin with a short boat ride to the shallow waters off of Rockport, Texas, where the Redfish are known to congregate. Captain Chase has put in his days on the water, and will put his expert knowledge to work to get you hooked up on some champion fish! Once you're out on the water aboard Captain Chase's 22’ airboat, you'll have the chance to use a variety of techniques to catch the Redfish and Black Drum including sight casting with lures or bait and "soaking" cut shrimp or mullet on the bottom to create a commotion that will attract the fish. The shallow water makes for an exciting and challenging fishing experience, as the fish can be easily spooked and will require quick reflexes and a deft touch to catch. After a day of fishing, guests will return to the dock with their catch, which can be cleaned and filleted by the captain. Go home with a trophy, a full cooler, and a camera full of lifelong memories! Read More
Rockport Redfish And Black Drum
Everything to Know About Booking an Aransas Bay artificial lure fishing charter
What are the best artificial lure fishing charters in Aransas Bay?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 16 artificial lure fishing trips in Aransas Bay, and the most popular trips in the area are Ropin' Reds Inshore Adventure guided by Jim, Coastal Bend Inshore Slam guided by Alex, and Tortuga Flats Fishing Fiesta guided by James.
Our guides in Aransas Bay are rated a 4.86 out of 5 based on 9603 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.
All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.
Looking for kid friendly artificial lure fishing guides in Aransas Bay? Check out our beginner and family friendly artificial lure fishing guides in Aransas Bay.
What types of artificial lure fishing charters are common in Aransas Bay?
Inshore fishing is the most popular for artificial lure fishing in Aransas Bay as well as flats fishing, nearshore fishing, and jetty fishing.
The most commonly sought after species for artificial lure fishing in Aransas Bay are: 1. redfish, 2. speckled trout, 3. black drum, and 4. flounder.
How much do Aransas Bay artificial lure fishing charters cost?
for artificial lure fishing in Aransas Bay prices can range anywhere from an affordable $425 to $1,350, but the average price for a half day trip for artificial lure fishing in Aransas Bay is $652. The average price for a full day trip for artificial lure fishing in Aransas Bay is $737.
What month is best for on a artificial lure fishing charter in Aransas Bay?
The most popular season to go on a artificial lure fishing charter in Aransas Bay is summer, and most anglers book their trips 19 days in advance.
Do I need a Aransas Bay fishing license and what are the bag limits in Aransas Bay?
See here for more information on fishing licenses in Aransas Bay, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Aransas Bay. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Aransas Bay.
Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences
Travis did a great job for us, pleasant, very experienced and taught us techniques that we wanted to learn. I highly recommend him.
julio C. with Travis P. of Rockport, Texas
Slow fishing but Captain Jim went above and beyond to find fish for us.
Craig C. with Jim G. of Rockport, Texas
Went out with Cpt. Jeff's guide Cpt. Gibson. Had an absolute blast. Couldn't recommend this group enough. Put us on some great fish and Cpt. Gibson had a great attitude. You won't be disappointed. First time using Captain Experience's and was very impressed with their communication and responsiveness. Will definitely book with them again.
Baker W. with Jeff J. of Rockport, Texas
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
Adam R. with Jim G. of Rockport, Texas
We had a great day. We limited out in less than 2 hours and to finish off the trip, he put us on 2 giant Bull Reds. He put us on plenty of fish for an outstanding morning. Thanks Alex
Eddie B. with Alex C. of Port Aransas, Texas
We had a great trip Captain Jason Molitr! He has a great attitude and he strives to make sure he takes care of his customers.
Kenneth A. with Jason M. of Rockport, Texas
Captain Jim was AWESOME! We had a blast, caught our limit, got lots of sun and fun - will definitely book again!
Vicky D. with Jim G. of Rockport, Texas
Very professional, knowledgeable. Will call next trip to go on another quoted fishing trip
John J. with Alex C. of Port Aransas, Texas
Alex did a great job and put us right on the fish. We caught about 10 fish and had a great time!!
matt C. with Alex C. of Port Aransas, Texas
Captain Alex was a great captain and host. Alex went above and beyond to make sure we went home with fish and have a great experience. Very instructive and helpful while fishing. Overall was a great experience and time.
Roland C. with Alex C. of Port Aransas, Texas
This was our first time fishing in the intercoastal. We had a great time fishing with James. He put us on fish at the first stop and moved us on to the next spot as soon as the action slowed down. He provided quality live bait and showed us effective techniques. He took care of baiting, netting our catch and otherwise took great care of us. James was jovial, easy-going and incredibly patient with us. We had a blast.
Russ S. with James W. of Port Aransas, Texas
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.
Anna M. with Jim G. of Rockport, Texas
The fishing expedition with James in the bay waters of Port Aransas was great. A wonderful time spent for a father and son here on vacation. Look forward to doing this again.
Randal P. with James W. of Port Aransas, Texas
Alex put us right on the Red Fish on the first stop we hit our limit, then found some Black Drum! Could not have asked for a better guide! Will use him again!!
Chad R. with Alex C. of Port Aransas, Texas
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.
Denise S. with Jim G. of Rockport, Texas
Had a great time, Jim had great stories and really enjoyed our time on the water.
David J. with Jim G. of Rockport, Texas
Went out during the busiest holiday time of each year in coastal bend, had a warm but nice day on the water. Capt. LL worked multiple spots to get us on keeper fish but we were coming in just under the slot multiple times. The smarter, older fish took off for the 4th of July. Guide worked as hard as he could and helpful as possible. Would go again with LL and bet would be more successful. "A bad day fishing is better than a good day at work!"
Stephen D. with LL B. of Rockport, Texas
LL was a perfect guide!! He was on time had plenty of live bait. He was great with my kids and knew the area and the fishing conditions well.
William D. with LL B. of Port Aransas, Texas
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.
Rodney T. with Jim G. of Rockport, Texas
James was a great Captain for our half day morning adventure! He was able to accommodate the entire group finding us a second guide. We are very appreciative for him and his partner getting us out on the water on such a busy weekend.
Angel P. with James W. of Port Aransas, Texas
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