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Tortuga Flats Fishing Fiesta
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Top Types of Wading Trips in Mesquite Bay
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Wading Charters Near Mesquite Bay
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 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
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
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
Everything to Know About Booking a Mesquite Bay wading charter
What are the best wading charters in Mesquite Bay?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 10 wading trips in Mesquite Bay, and the most popular trips in the area are Tortuga Flats Fishing Fiesta guided by James, Aransas Pass Wade or Drift guided by Randy, and Tortuga Flats Fishing Fiesta guided by James.
Our guides in Mesquite Bay are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 9581 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.
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What types of wading charters are common in Mesquite Bay?
Flats fishing is the most popular for wading in Mesquite Bay as well as inshore fishing and nearshore fishing.
The most commonly sought after species for wading in Mesquite Bay are: 1. redfish, 2. speckled trout, 3. black drum, and 4. flounder.
How much do Mesquite Bay wading fishing charters cost?
for wading in Mesquite Bay prices can range anywhere from an affordable $500 to $1,000, but the average price for a half day trip for wading in Mesquite Bay is $686. The average price for a full day trip for wading in Mesquite Bay is $717.
What month is best for on a wading charter in Mesquite Bay?
The most popular season to go on a wading charter in Mesquite Bay is summer, and most anglers book their trips 19 days in advance.
Do I need a Mesquite Bay fishing license and what are the bag limits in Mesquite Bay?
See here for more information on fishing licenses in Mesquite Bay, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Mesquite Bay. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Mesquite Bay.
Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences
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
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
Super fun trip, caught lots of fish and got to learn all about the area and different types of fish from the guide
Ryan S. with Larry B. of Aransas Pass, 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
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
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
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
The boys had a good time, they mentioned it was right after a large tournament so it was a little slow on the fishing but they had a good time .
Gustavo V. with Randy S. of Aransas Pass, Texas
Larry, was punctual, knowledgable and nice to spend a half day with fishing out of Aransas Pass. I'd recommend him.
Jack W. with Larry B. of Aransas Pass, Texas
Capt. Larry is a true professional. He quickly developed realistic expectation and promptly delivered and then some. My two teenagers and I showed up never having done anything like this before. Capt. Larry explained that conditions were not ideal, but we should still catch a few. First thing took us to a proven spot, it took a little bit, but my 13-year-old daughter picked up a couple in the first 3-+- minutes. Larry knew immediately what was going on with the fish and put us all in position, we stayed pretty much in the same spot for the rest of the day and did very well. All we caught wee Redfish; we caught several in the 5.5#+ class. We had a great day. Or second day was a good day as well, each of us caught enough fish to feel like we knew what we were doing. Larry has a great way about him to make you feel comfortable and is very capable. We will come back again as long as we can fish with him. MT
Mark T. with Larry B. of Aransas Pass, Texas
This was one of the best things I ever booked. This was a surprise for my boyfriend and he had an awesome time. I came into this with very limited knowledge of fishing and left extremely confident in the fishing skills Larry had taught me. We each caught one fish, however that’s because we saw dolphins!!! I told Larry I really would like to see more dolphins and man he delivered!! Dolphins swam straight up to the boat it was amazing to see them in their natural habitat. Larry was very interested in what WE wanted to do and he was an amazing guide. I will for sure be bringing my father in law back to fish with Larry. 100% recommend!!!
Mattie P. with Larry B. of Aransas Pass, Texas
Everything went well and I had a lot of fun. Larry explained that the February freeze kinda depleted much of the population of fish and the Park Game & Wildlife had to get stricter on being able to keep the fish now. But I still had lots of fun.
Steve C. with Larry B. of Aransas Pass, Texas
First time doing a fishing trip. Captain Larry was very welcoming. He sent me reminders the day before the trip and called me to talk about how the trip would go, suggestions, and questions I had. He was very informational with showing me the basics of fishing and I learned to cast perfectly. Ended up catching a few fish!
Denny R. with Larry B. of Aransas Pass, Texas
Captain Larry was great at teaching us how to wade fish and fish with lures instead of live bait. He was very patient with the kids and we all caught fish! It was a great trip overall.
Sandra S. with Larry B. of Aransas Pass, Texas
Capt. Randy was fantastic. He put us on some great fish while others were striking out.
Andrew M. with Randy S. of Aransas Pass, Texas
Booked a trip with Capt. Larry and had a great time on the water. He put me on fish at every spot we went to. He explained the what and why for everything we were doing and definitely turned it into one big learning experience. I would definitely recommend him as a guide and I will be using him again for future trips.
Johnny R. with Larry B. of Aransas Pass, Texas
Steve R. with Larry B. of Aransas Pass, Texas
Larry is a great guy and we had a lot of fun.
Al Z. with Larry B. of Aransas Pass, Texas
Had a great day with Larry and my three new friends. Caught a few fish to top it off. Larry was very helpful and knowledgeable. He did not just tell you where to fish and how but explained why.
David A. with Larry B. of Aransas Pass, Texas
Capt. Larry was professional and extremely knowledgeable about the Bays we fished. Great experience with a great guide and good Guy. Would highly recommend him to anyone looking to book in the Aransas/Rockport area. Thanks for a great trip Larry. Charlie W.
Charles W. with Larry B. of Aransas Pass, Texas
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