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Flats, Inshore, Jetty Fishing Charter in Aransas Pass

Aransas Pass Wade Or Drift

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24 ft 1 - 5 People $$

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Rockport

Reel Fun Bay And Flats Trip

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25 ft 1 - 4 People $$
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Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Rockport

Relax In Rockport

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23 ft 1 - 4 People $$
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Flats, Inshore, Jetty Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

Triple Delight -3 Person Private Bay Fishing Trip

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24 ft 1 - 3 People $$

Flats, Inshore, Jetty Fishing Charter in Port Isabel

Catch-and-Release On Artificials

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24 ft 1 - 6 People $

Duck, Inshore Fishing, Hunting Charter in Rockport

Coastal Bend Cast And Blast

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22 ft 1 - 5 People $$$

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On this "cast and blast" adventure, you can take full advantage of all that the Texas coast has to offer, bagging ducks in the morning and catching fish all afternoon. This trip is perfect for groups! In terms of duck hunting, South Texas is smack in the middle of the Central Flyway, and is a stopover for dozens of migratory waterfowl species. The sheltered bays here draw hundreds of thousands of ducks annually, including Green-Winged and Blue-Winged Teals, Wigeons, Redheads, Pintails, Gadwalls, and Mottled Ducks, and more! You can target all of these species, which are exciting quarries and great eating to boot! On this trip, your guide, Chase, will make sure to put you in the perfect spot to nail some inbound waterfowl. He'll provide the decoys and will brush in your blind, so all you need to bring is your waders, your guns, and your shells. Chase also has an excellent eye, so once you've hit your limit on one species, he can help point out other viable targets before they're in-range. Stay on the right side of the law and help protect the resource by only shooting what you're allowed! Texas' Coastal Bend region is also a fisherman's paradise, with abundant opportunities to catch Redfish, Trout, Sheepshead, and more 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! 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 these fish including sight casting with lures or bait, "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

Duck, Inshore Fishing, Hunting Charter in Rockport

Coastal Bend Cast And Blast

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22 ft 1 - 5 People $$$

Looking for an enjoyable laid back adventure whacking reds, trout, snook and more? There's no better choice than Captain Russell down in South Padre Island! Whether you're looking to dial it in and catch a monster on artificials or just kick back and catch some fish for the love of the sport, these trips are a blast for both beginners and experienced anglers, and are a great way to enjoy the South Texas coast and all the great fishing it offers. On this trip, you'll use light tackle gear and artificial lures exclusively. This trip is offered at a discounted rate since Captain Russell doesn't need to buy live bait. If you're looking to fish with live bait check out his other listings below for more options! to chase These classic sportfish like Speckled Trout, Redfish, Black Drum, and Snook are all fun fighters and are a blast to hook into with top waters, jig heads, or swim baits alike! You'll step off the dock and onto Captain Russell's 24' Carolina Skiff. She's an ideal boat for motoring around the bay, and has a shallow draft to get you into the inshore waters and flats. Captain Russell will supply everything you need for an awesome trip, including rods, reels, and tackle! All you need to bring along are any food or drinks you'd like to enjoy on board, your sunscreen, and your Texas Fishing License. Captain Russel will take care of the rest to ensure you have an epic day out on the water! Read More

Flats, Inshore, Jetty Fishing Charter in Port Isabel

Catch-and-Release On Artificials

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24 ft 1 - 6 People $
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This is a three person half day private bay fishing trip at South Padre. This trip is typically around 5 hrs long and primarily targets speckled trout, redfish, and black drum. Other species may also be caught on this private bay fishing excursion. Amateur to avid anglers are welcome. Clients can expect to try fishing with artificial soft plastics and or fresh cut bait. Live bait can be added on to the trip for a minimal price. Drift fishing the grass flats, sight fishing, and/or bottom fishing are all techniques used by the guide. Guide has over 20 years experience fishing the Lower Laguna Madre. So, Let’s Go Fishing… Read More

Flats, Inshore, Jetty Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

Triple Delight -3 Person Private Bay Fishing Trip

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24 ft 1 - 3 People $$
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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

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Rockport

Relax In Rockport

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23 ft 1 - 4 People $$

Captain Jason will customize your trip to your preferences. On your pre-trip call he will advise what has been working recently, but will fish the way you prefer. Fishing out of the boat with cut or live bait for reds, speckled trout or black drum. Drifting the flat with live shrimp under popping corks or lures and soft plastics. Wading shorelines with lures or live bait. It is your trip and wants you to have fun. He fishes primarily for reds, speckled trout and black drum. If you catch a limit of the targeted species or they are simply not bitting, he will always look for feeding fish to catch. His goal is to keep your fishing rods bent and you having fun for the full 6 hours. Typically he launches from Cove Harbor North next to Paradise Key Restaurant. On the pre-trip call launch locations can be changed, depending on the type of trip or bay to be fished. All launch locations changes will be agreed to by both parties on pre-trip call. For parties larger than 4 people he works either several boats to accommodate big parties. Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Rockport

Reel Fun Bay And Flats Trip

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25 ft 1 - 4 People $$

Captain Randy will take you boat or wade fishing on some of the most pristine bays in Texas. It doesn't matter if your preference is bait fishing or using artificial lures, Captain Randy is an expert at both. He can also teach you how to properly use your bait and improve your skills to catch bigger fish. Enjoy Texas Gulf Coast fishing in the saltwater bays and flats surrounding Rockport, Aransas Pass, Port Aransas and Ingleside, Texas with Captain Randy. Fish for Monster-sized redfish, trophy trout, and flounder in Copano, St. Charles, Redfish, Aransas, Mesquite, San Antonio, and South bays. While redfish and spotted seatrout are the main focus of Captain Randy, it is important to be prepared for anything. It is not uncommon to have opportunities at jack crevalle, black drum, sheepshead, flounder, triple tail, lady fish, spanish and king mackerel, false albacore, sharks, and even tarpon Read More

Flats, Inshore, Jetty Fishing Charter in Aransas Pass

Aransas Pass Wade Or Drift

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24 ft 1 - 5 People $$
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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in South Bay

What are the best fishing charters in South Bay?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 9 trips in South Bay, and the most popular trips in the area are Aransas Pass Wade or Drift guided by Randy, Reel Fun Bay and Flats Trip guided by Jason, and Relax in Rockport guided by Tommy.

Our guides in South Bay are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 2513 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.

The most popular cities to book a charter in are Long Beach and Los Angeles.

Looking for kid friendly charters in South Bay? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in South Bay.

What types of fishing charters are common in South Bay?

Inshore fishing is the most popular in South Bay as well as flats fishing and jetty fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in South Bay are: 1. redfish, 2. speckled trout, 3. black drum, and 4. flounder.

The most common fishing techniques in South Bay are sight casting, cut bait fishing, and drift fishing but live bait fishing and bottom fishing are popular as well.

How much do South Bay fishing charters cost?

in South Bay prices can range anywhere from an affordable $400 to $2,000, but the average price for a half day trip in South Bay is $621. The average price for a full day trip in South Bay is $982.

What month is best for fishing in South Bay?

The most popular season for fishing in South Bay is summer, and most anglers book their trips 25 days in advance.

Do I need a South Bay fishing license and what are the bag limits in South Bay?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in South Bay, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in South Bay. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in South Bay.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great trip. Conditions weren't ideal but Jason managed to find fish for us and keep it interesting. Highly recommend.

    James B. with Jason M. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Excellent time with Captain Mike, a professional from start to finish, great with kids and inexperienced anglers.

    Carson R. with Mike K. of South Padre Island, 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

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great time with captain Tommy put on the water! He put us on some awesome fish, had everything we needed ready to go, cleaned our fish for us and all around great service, will definitely book with him again

    Grady K. with Tommy S. of Rockport, 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

  • ★★★★★
    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

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