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trip description for Aransas Pass Wade or Drift in Aransas Pass

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

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trip description for Catch & Release Only - Navigation Trip on Your Boat in Aransas Pass

Like the old saying goes: "...teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime," Captain Larry wants to do just that! Unlike so many fishing guides who hoard their honey holes and despise releasing their secrets, Captain Larry is all about sharing his birth of local fishing knowledge with fellow fishing enthusiasts. Equipped with over 35 years of experience fishing the bays and flats around Aransas Pass, Captain Larry wants to go out on your boat to show you places you are unfamiliar with. For 2-3 hours he will help you make tracks on your GPS and help you identify hazard areas and areas to avoid so you can go back in by yourself and catch fish safely without a guide! Read More

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Get ready for an unforgettable inshore fishing adventure in Aransas Pass, Texas! With Captain Jeffrey as your guide, you'll be targeting some of the most sought-after species in the area including Redfish, Flounder, and Speckled Trout. You'll be fishing from a 22' Mowdy center console, providing a comfortable and stable platform for you to enjoy your day on the water. With its 150 HP Suzuki engine, you'll be able to reach the best fishing spots in no time. And with Captain Jeffrey's extensive knowledge of the area, you're sure to have a successful day of fishing. As you cast your line and wait for that first bite, take in the breathtaking scenery of the Texas coast. From the rolling waves of the Gulf of Mexico to the picturesque lagoons and bays, this is a true angler's paradise. Whether you're an experienced fisherman or a beginner, Captain Jeffrey will ensure that you have a fun and productive day on the water. What are you waiting for? Book your inshore fishing trip with Captain Jeffrey today and experience the thrill of reeling in your catch on the stunning Texas coast. This is an adventure you won't soon forget! Read More

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trip description for Flats & Inshore Slam in Aransas Pass

Ready for the trip of a lifetime? Let Captain Troy show you where the monsters lurk around Aransas Pass. As a 3rd generation Aransas fishing guide it's safe to say that Captain Troy knows how to get his clients on fish, and big fish at that! His passion is chasing tailing reds, and his 23' Majek was custom-built in 2017 to that effect. With an incredibly small draft of 6'' while still and 4'' while on the move, he can follow those tailing reds almost anywhere to get you on 'em. The vessel can handle some mild chop as well, and, with a Mercury 300hp Pro XS on the stern, can rip a clip of 50 knots to get you to the fish quick! Captain Troy will fish anyway that suits your fancy. He is a master with artificial lures and loves repping local brands like Nacho Daddy's Spoons and 3JD Soft Plastics, both of which are out of Aransas Pass. He'll throw live bait to attract those peskier fish, and he loves to see his clients hook into a big fish on the fly! Moreover, he provides all the equipment, lures, bait, and flies you need to guarantee your fishing success. Your day will start before the sun comes up and will be spent exploring the renowned flats and inshore bays around Aransas. So whatever flavor you choose, go out for a full day with Captain Troy to chase big reds, speckled trout, and if you're there August-October even the Silver King. Read More

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Captain Michael is an expert fisherman who loves nothing more than to help others catch Redfish, Trout, Black Drum, and Flounder for an amazing day out on Texas' Coastal Bend! His main fishing spots are in Aransas, Copano, St. Charles, Carlos, Mesquite, Ayres, and San Antonio Bays, and he's happy to pick you up from almost anywhere. Captain Michael's boat is a 23' Crestliner with a Mercury XS 150 motor that provides a comfortable and speedy ride out to catch fish. This boat can go into shallow water and is great for catching Redfish. It also has a trolling motor, and a spacious front fishing deck. The boat can accommodate up to four guests. When it comes to fishing, Captain Michael likes to use live bait, cut bait, and some artificial lures to target these inshore fish with great success. He will provide everything from rods, reels, tackle, bait, to cleaning your catch so that you can focus on enjoying your day out on the water. All you need to bring is a cooler with your favorite snacks/drinks, a camera to capture the moment, and your Texas Fishing license. Join Captain Michael for an unforgettable day of fishing and let him take care of the rest! Read More

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Everything to Know About Booking an Aransas Pass black drum fishing charter

What are the best black drum fishing charters in Aransas Pass?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 117 black drum trips in Aransas Pass, and the most popular trips in the area are Flats and Backwaters on Artificials guided by Larry, Aransas Pass Inshore - 23’ Haynie guided by Joshua, and Redfish and Black Drum Trip guided by Jeff.

Our guides in Aransas Pass are rated a 4.87 out of 5 based on 2701 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.

Other popular cities nearby for booking a Black Drum charter include Rockport, Corpus Christi and Port Aransas.

Looking for kid friendly black drum guides / fishing lessons in Aransas Pass? Check out our beginner and family friendly black drum guides in Aransas Pass.

What types of black drum fishing charters are common in Aransas Pass?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for black drum in Aransas Pass as well as inshore fishing, flats fishing, and nearshore fishing.

The most common fishing techniques in Aransas Pass are light tackle fishing, artificial lure fishing, and live bait fishing but drift fishing and sight casting are popular as well.

How much do Aransas Pass black drum fishing charters cost?

for black drum in Aransas Pass prices can range anywhere from about $550 to $1,000, but the average price for a half day trip for black drum in Aransas Pass is $706. The average price for a full day trip for black drum in Aransas Pass is $843.

What month is best for black drum fishing in Aransas Pass?

The most popular season for black drum fishing in Aransas Pass is summer, and most anglers book their trips 22 days in advance.

Do I need a Aransas Pass fishing license for black drum and what are the bag limits for black drum in Aransas Pass?

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

What is black drum fishing in Aransas Pass all about?

Aransas Pass, nestled along the Texas Gulf Coast, boasts a rich ecosystem teeming with diverse marine life, including the elusive black drum. These magnificent fish, known for their robust size and distinctive dark coloration, are a prized catch among anglers frequenting the waters of Aransas Pass. With its shallow flats and deeper channels, this estuarine environment provides an ideal habitat for black drum to thrive, offering ample opportunities for anglers to engage in an exhilarating fishing experience.

One of the most captivating aspects of targeting black drum in Aransas Pass is the challenge they present to anglers of all skill levels. These powerful fish are renowned for their tenacity and strength, putting up a spirited fight once hooked. Anglers must employ strategic techniques and patience to successfully reel in these formidable adversaries. Whether casting from the shoreline or navigating the waterways aboard a boat, the thrill of battling a black drum amidst the picturesque backdrop of Aransas Pass is an unforgettable experience for any angler.

Beyond the thrill of the catch, black drum fishing in Aransas Pass offers a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the natural beauty of the coastal environment. As anglers cast their lines against the backdrop of marsh grasses and winding channels, they become part of a timeless tradition deeply rooted in the region's maritime heritage. Whether fishing solo or sharing the experience with friends and family, the tranquility of Aransas Pass provides a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, offering a chance to reconnect with nature and create lasting memories on the water.

What are the most popular months to fish for black drum in Aransas Pass?

In Aransas Pass, understanding the black drum seasons is crucial for anglers eager to capitalize on prime fishing opportunities throughout the year. The black drum, known for its migration patterns and feeding habits, exhibits distinct behaviors that coincide with seasonal changes. Spring marks the onset of heightened activity as black drum begin to migrate into the shallow flats and channels of Aransas Pass in search of food. During this season, anglers can expect an increase in catches as black drum feed voraciously, preparing for spawning and the warmer months ahead.

As summer arrives, the black drum fishing season in Aransas Pass reaches its peak. With water temperatures rising, these fish become more active and readily respond to a variety of bait and lures. Anglers can target black drum along the edges of marshes, in deeper channels, and around submerged structures such as docks and oyster reefs. The abundance of prey species in the estuarine environment sustains the black drum population, providing ample opportunities for anglers to hook into these prized fish throughout the summer months.

As autumn approaches, the black drum season in Aransas Pass begins to transition once again. With cooling temperatures and changing water conditions, black drum gradually migrate back toward deeper waters, following their instinctual patterns. While the fishing may become more challenging as black drum become less active, dedicated anglers can still find success by adjusting their tactics and targeting areas where these fish congregate during their seasonal movements. Despite the shifting dynamics, the allure of black drum fishing in Aransas Pass remains constant, drawing anglers year-round to its pristine waters in pursuit of this revered species.

What techniques are popular for catching black drum in Aransas Pass?

In Aransas Pass, mastering effective black drum fishing techniques is essential for anglers looking to maximize their success on the water. One popular method involves using live or cut bait presented on the bottom, enticing black drum with the scent and movement of natural prey. Anglers often target areas with sandy or muddy bottoms, such as flats, channels, and drop-offs, where black drum frequently forage for crustaceans, mollusks, and small fish. Rigging setups like Carolina rigs or fishfinder rigs with a suitable weight to keep the bait anchored to the bottom can help ensure a successful presentation.

Another productive technique for black drum fishing in Aransas Pass is employing artificial lures designed to mimic the fish's natural prey. Soft plastic swimbaits, spoons, and jigs are popular choices, particularly when targeting black drum in shallower waters or along structure-rich areas like oyster reefs and mangrove shorelines. Anglers can experiment with different retrieves, speeds, and colors to determine the most effective presentation based on the prevailing conditions and the behavior of the fish.

Additionally, sight fishing presents an exhilarating opportunity for anglers in Aransas Pass to target black drum in clear, shallow waters. By carefully scanning the flats and channels for signs of feeding activity or the telltale dark shapes of black drum cruising the shallows, anglers can sight cast with precision using both live and artificial baits. Patience, stealth, and accurate casting are paramount when sight fishing for black drum, as these fish can be easily spooked in shallow, clear conditions. Mastering a combination of these techniques allows anglers to adapt to the ever-changing dynamics of black drum fishing in Aransas Pass and increase their chances of landing these prized fish.

What other species are popular in Aransas Pass?

While black drum fishing undoubtedly holds a special allure in Aransas Pass, the region's rich ecosystem offers a diverse array of other species for anglers to target. Redfish, also known as red drum, are among the most sought-after gamefish in these waters. Renowned for their aggressive strikes and powerful fights, redfish can be found prowling the flats, channels, and marshes of Aransas Pass throughout the year. Anglers often use live bait, artificial lures, or even fly fishing techniques to entice these prized fish, making for an exciting and rewarding angling experience.

Speckled trout, another popular species in Aransas Pass, provides anglers with ample opportunities for thrilling catches. These sleek and elusive fish inhabit the shallow waters, grassy flats, and tidal currents of the region, making them accessible to anglers both from shore and boat. Whether casting topwater lures at dawn or drifting live bait along the edges of marshes, targeting speckled trout offers a chance to enjoy the thrill of the chase and the satisfaction of landing a trophy-sized fish.

For anglers seeking a bit of variety, Aransas Pass also boasts an abundance of other inshore species, including flounder, sheepshead, and mangrove snapper. These fish can be found lurking around structure such as docks, pilings, and rocky outcroppings, providing anglers with a unique challenge and the opportunity to test their skills in diverse fishing scenarios. Whether casting from the shoreline, wading in the shallows, or navigating the waterways by boat, Aransas Pass offers an unparalleled angling experience with a wealth of species waiting to be discovered and caught.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

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    We had a great trip. The fish just were not biting. No one was finding fish the day that we were on the water.

    Patrick L. with Jim G. of Rockport, Texas

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    Had a great time fishing with Capitan Corey slow bite but still a great experience

    Joe R. with Corey B. of Rockport, Texas

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    Captain Kevin was the best. Great communication before our outing, punctual, and he knew exactly where to go to catch the fish. This was so much fun! Highly recommend .

    Rebecca M. with Kevin G. of Corpus Christi, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Travis is the expert I have been lookin for around Aransas pass for years. Conditions did not play to our favor, yet he still put us on fish. Fountain of knowledge when it comes to targeting and developing a pattern in the flats. I will fish with Travis as long as hes in business 🤙🏼

    Derek M. with Travis P. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Jeff was excellent Captain very informative and customer oriented. We decided that we are going to use your company annually and we hope we can have Jeff as our captain

    Richard B. with Jeff H. of Aransas Pass, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Great time fishing with Travis! He'll find the fish for you!

    Bradley H. with Travis P. of Rockport, Texas

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    We had a great time and took home a nice catch of reds.

    Michael R. with Jim G. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Great experience! Caught my limit!

    Mark B. with Brian P. of Ingleside, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Capt Tommy and Capt Jason took us on an excellent fishing adventure. Inspite of Mother nature tossing in challenging Bay conditions. The team took us in a variety of waters that we could fish. We had lots of hook ups with Redfish and Black Drum. The trip was worth every minute. We created core memories. Thank you gentlemen. We hope to see you again soon.

    Michael K. with Tommy S. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    It was awesome!! We’re already trying to figure out our next trip with him!! He knows his way around the coast line for sure, very pleasant and patient with us. Definitely hooked us in!! We caught red drum and black drum!! Need to book with Travis at Captainexperiences.com

    Felicia P. with Travis P. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Corey was an amazing guide! We had a blast and caught some reds. Will be booking with Corey again!!!

    Kathryn E. with Corey B. of Port Aransas, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Corey was an amazing guide! We had a blast and caught some reds. Will be booking with Corey again!!!

    Kathryn E. with Corey B. of Port Aransas, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Capt. Corey did a wonderful job. Gives great service. Has an awesome attitude. Handles his boat well, Very clean and well kept. Will definitely book with him again.

    Henry V. with Corey B. of Port Aransas, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Trip was great even though the weather was bad

    David G. with Corey B. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    We started the morning with very high winds but Capt Bryce managed to still put us on some fish. Great Job! Great time! I will be using him again! Highly recommended!

    Troy S. with Bryce W. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Ruben is an experienced captain and put us on the fish on a slow day.

    John B. with Ruben S. of Port Aransas, Texas

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    Captain Mark at Captain experiences was great put us rite on the trout we must have caught 50 and hit our limit I would defiantly recocomend captain experiences to all my fishing buddy's thanks captain experiences 👍✝️🙏

    Kenny H. with Mark H. of Port Aransas, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    It was great, we limited to quick thank you

    Tomas C. with Toby S. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Jim took me and my husband out and we had a blast he knew the area very well and was knowledgeable of where the bites would be. Would definitely book again

    Shannon P. with Jim G. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Highly recommend Capt Brody. Good day of fishing and he is great with the kids.

    Steve R. with Brody J. of Rockport, Texas

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