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Freeport Run - 38' Luhrs

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trip description for State Water Adventure in Freeport

Head out to Freeport, Texas if you’re in for a true fishing adventure and pay a visit to Captain Rodney. Captain Rodney will show you various reefs and wrecks, all brimming with quality fish and surrounded by beautiful nature. Fishing in this nearshore zone with Captain Rodney is a great trip for anyone who hasn’t been offshore fishing and wants to wet their feet, but also great for the experienced fisherman who doesn't want to be pounded by the surf that hauling 50 miles out demands! Captain Rodney's crew will help you chase Trophy Bull Red (Red Drum), Shark, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Red Snapper (seasonally), Catfish, and more, depending on the time of year. You might even get a surprise and catch a Ling or a Mahi Mahi. For these 5-hour trips, Captain Rodney uses his 27’ Center Console which provides a truly great fishing experience! These trips are great for families - Captain Rodney loves teaching little ones about the various species that call the Gulf of Mexico home. Make sure to bring a valid Texas fishing license as well as snacks and drinks of your choice (no glass). Captain Rodney will provide the rest - rods, reels, tackle, and an icebox for your day’s catch. Enjoy your day on the water with Captain Rodney! Read More

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State Water Adventure

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trip description for 50-Miler Trip in Freeport

Hop on board with Captain Mike and experience an action-packed day of fishing in Surfside Beach! Captain Mike has over 35 years of experience fishing the Texas coast and is known for reelin’ in some trophy-sized fish! On these 8-hour adventures, you can expect to target Red Snapper (depending on the season), Kingfish, Amberjack, Shark, Cobia, Tuna, and many other species of fish. For these trips, Captain Mike uses his 33ft Avanti which can accommodate 6 anglers and has enough space for you and your entire group to fish all at once. The vessel’s two 275 HP engines make the 50 mile ride out to your destination quick and easy! Captain Mike will provide tackle and artificial bait. You can purchase live bait for an extra fee. All you need to bring is a valid Texas fishing license, food and drinks of your choice (no glass), and some good company! Read More

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trip description for State Waters Thrill 'n' Reel in Freeport

Hop on board with Captain Mike and experience an action-packed day of fishing in Surfside Beach! Captain Mike has over 35 years of experience fishing the Texas coast and is known for reelin’ in some trophy-sized fish! On these 8-hour adventures, you can expect to target Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Shark, and Cobia. For these trips, Captain Mike uses his 30' Century center console which can accommodate 6 anglers and has enough space for you and your entire group to fish all at once. You will travel up to 9 miles out of Surfside Beach. Captain Mike will provide tackle and artificial bait. You can purchase live bait for an extra fee. All you need to bring is a valid Texas fishing license, food and drinks of your choice (no glass), and some good company! Read More

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State Waters Thrill 'n' Reel

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trip description for Freeport Offshore Run - 38' Luhrs in Freeport

Climb aboard this one-of-a-kind sport fishe for a luxury seafaring experience with Captain JT and Danny. At 38 feet long and almost 14 feet wide, the vessel offers lots of shaded space, two AC systems, satellite TV and music, and a legendary hull design. Needless to say, you will be much more comfortable than on most other boats. It’s equipped with state-of-the-art electronics, safety equipment including a satellite phone, EPIRB, and 8 man life raft. The two captains run trips often at the same time; Danny is the fishing expert, and JT is a diving expert. Their 38' Luhrs is powered by twin 420 horsepower Yanmar diesel engines that are meticulously maintained. For fishing, the equipment includes premium bottom fishing rods and reels, Penn international bent butt trolling rod and reels, and two heavy-duty electric reels for deep dropping in 350 + feet. The navigation system has more than 3000 way points saved over the years known to hold fish. The tackle on board will accommodate all types of possible offshore fishing. 10 Hour Charters targets reef fish like snappers and grouper. Surface fishing for kingfish and ling. 12 Hour Charter adds fishing deeper wrecks and rigs for amberjack, grouper, shark, golden tile, and barrel fish as well as trolling for Mahi, wahoo, and blackfin tuna. 14-hour trips allow more time spent over deepwater wrecks and rigs and usually correlate with more and bigger fish! Read More

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Freeport Offshore Run - 38' Luhrs

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38 ft 1 - 6 People From $2,100
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trip description for Overnight Offshore - 38' Luhrs in Freeport

Get ready for an epic 24-hour Offshore adventure with Captains JT and Danny chasing the big boys like Marlin, Tile Fish, Grouper, and Tuna! You will launch from Freeport around 10 am aboard their one-of-a-kind sport fisher for a luxury seafaring experience. At 38 feet long and almost 14 feet wide, the vessel offers lots of shaded space, two AC systems, satellite TV and music, and a legendary hull design. Needless to say, you will be much more comfortable than on most other boats. It’s equipped with state-of-the-art electronics, safety equipment including a satellite phone, epirb, and 8 man life raft. The beautiful vessel is powered by twin 420 horsepower Yanmar diesel engines that are meticulously maintained by Captain JT. After Captain JT has cranked up the engines, you'll motor offshore a ways to spend the day bottom fishing for Grouper, Golden tile, Amberjack and whatever else emerges from the blue depths! When the bite slows down toward the afternoon, Captains JT and Danny will haul in the lines, and motor out a little deeper to the 80-110 mile range. While you get some much-needed R&R, they will get the boat into position for the Tuna bite early the next morning. The Tuna bite is usually on a couple of hours before sunrise, so after a couple of hours of sleep, you'll wake up around 4 am to start jigging for Tuna! This is one of the only times slots when big tuna come up from the deep to feed and they are usually swimming back down to deeper water by the time the sun comes up. So you'll jig until that sun comes up then troll around in the rest of the morning before you motor back in! In terms of gear, we will come fully equipped with all the premium bottom fishing rods and reels, Penn international bent butt trolling rod and reels, and two heavy-duty electric reels for deep dropping down 350+ feet. The navigation system has more than 3000 waypoints saved over the years so they can pinpoint these feeding grounds easily as well! Read More

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Overnight Offshore - 38' Luhrs

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38 ft 1 - 6 People From $4,000
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trip description for Deep into Bluewater in Freeport

Offshore trips (a.k.a deep sea, bluewater) are run outside of 9 miles in US federal waters aboard “Killing Time”. At about 20 to 40 miles from shore, you can fish for Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi (Dorado), Spanish Mackerel, Ling (Cobia), and Shark. Captain Rodney and his crew will come prepared with all the gear, bait, tackle and water you will need to have a successful adventure out on the open ocean. Bring your favorite beverages, sunscreen, and your Texas fishing license and strap in for an adventure of a lifetime! Read More

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Deep Into Bluewater

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Everything to Know About Booking a Freeport red snapper fishing charter

What are the best red snapper fishing charters in Freeport?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 29 red snapper trips in Freeport, and the most popular trips in the area are A Nearshore Party in Paradise guided by Rodney, Freeport Run - 38' Luhrs guided by JT, and 8 hour Offshore Thrills guided by Rodney.

Our guides in Freeport are rated a 4.68 out of 5 based on 2696 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 red snapper fishing charters are common in Freeport?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for red snapper in Freeport as well as nearshore fishing, jetty fishing, and inshore fishing.

The most common fishing techniques in Freeport are bottom fishing, trolling, and heavy tackle fishing but jigging and drift fishing are popular as well.

How much do Freeport red snapper fishing charters cost?

for red snapper in Freeport prices can range anywhere from about $750 to $2,500, but the average price for a half day trip for red snapper in Freeport is $819. The average price for a full day trip for red snapper in Freeport is $1,868.

What month is best for red snapper fishing in Freeport?

The most popular season for red snapper fishing in Freeport is summer, and most anglers book their trips 19 days in advance.

Do I need a Freeport fishing license for red snapper and what are the bag limits for red snapper in Freeport?

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

What is red snapper fishing in Freeport all about?

In Freeport, Texas, red snapper fishing is a beloved pastime that draws anglers from far and wide to the rich waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Known for their vibrant red coloration, delicious flesh, and spirited fights, red snapper are highly sought-after among both recreational and commercial fishermen. Freeport's strategic location along the Texas coast provides access to prime red snapper habitat, with numerous artificial reefs, natural structures, and offshore ledges where these prized fish congregate.

During the peak red snapper season, typically running from June through August, anglers flock to Freeport in pursuit of these delectable reef dwellers. While red snapper can be caught year-round in Texas waters, regulations dictate specific open seasons to ensure sustainable fishing practices and preserve the health of the fishery. Anglers targeting red snapper in Freeport often utilize bottom fishing techniques, dropping baited rigs or jigs to the seafloor where these fish reside. Live bait such as mullet, squid, or pilchards, as well as cut bait like cigar minnows or menhaden, are commonly used to entice hungry red snapper.

Whether fishing aboard private boats, charter vessels, or from the shore, anglers in Freeport can enjoy the thrill of hooking into these prized reef denizens. With their strong fighting abilities and tendency to seek refuge in underwater structures, landing a red snapper requires patience, skill, and a bit of luck. However, the reward of bringing home a fresh catch of succulent red snapper makes the effort well worth it for anglers looking to savor the taste of the Gulf.

What are the most popular months to fish for red snapper in Freeport?

In Freeport, Texas, red snapper seasons are eagerly anticipated events among anglers as they mark a period of abundant opportunities to reel in these prized fish. The red snapper season in Freeport typically aligns with federal regulations, which establish specific dates for recreational fishing to ensure sustainability and conservation of the species. While red snapper can be found in Texas waters year-round, the official open seasons usually run during the summer months, spanning from June through August, with occasional extensions depending on quotas and fishery assessments.

During the designated red snapper seasons in Freeport, anglers take to the Gulf of Mexico in pursuit of these delicious reef dwellers. The warmer waters of summer stimulate increased feeding activity among red snapper, making them more responsive to bait and lures. Whether fishing from private boats, charter vessels, or offshore structures, anglers employ a variety of techniques such as bottom fishing with live bait, jigging, or using artificial lures to entice red snapper into striking. The regulations governing red snapper seasons in Freeport are carefully managed to balance the enjoyment of recreational fishing with the need for conservation to ensure healthy fish populations for future generations.

While the official red snapper seasons in Freeport offer concentrated periods of fishing activity, anglers can still target other species during times when red snapper fishing is closed. Freeport's diverse marine ecosystem provides opportunities to pursue a variety of gamefish such as kingfish, grouper, amberjack, and more. Whether fishing inshore, nearshore, or offshore, anglers can enjoy a year-round fishing experience in Freeport's bountiful waters, with each season offering its own unique opportunities and challenges for those seeking adventure on the Gulf.

What techniques are popular for catching red snapper in Freeport?

Red snapper fishing in Freeport, Texas, requires a combination of skill, patience, and the right techniques to successfully reel in these prized reef dwellers. One popular technique among anglers is bottom fishing, where baited rigs or jigs are dropped to the seafloor where red snapper often congregate around natural and artificial structures. Anglers typically target underwater formations such as reefs, wrecks, ledges, and oil rigs, where red snapper seek shelter and forage for food. Using live bait such as mullet, squid, or pilchards, or cut bait like cigar minnows or menhaden, can be highly effective in enticing red snapper to strike.

Another effective technique for red snapper fishing in Freeport is jigging. This method involves vertically dropping and retrieving heavy metal jigs with rapid, jerking motions to mimic the movement of injured baitfish. Jigging can be particularly effective when targeting red snapper holding tight to structure or when fishing in deeper waters where traditional bottom fishing may be less productive. Anglers often vary the speed and depth of their jigging motion to entice red snapper into striking, with successful catches often resulting in exhilarating battles as the fish are pulled up from the depths.

In addition to bottom fishing and jigging, trolling can also be a successful technique for targeting red snapper in Freeport's offshore waters. Anglers troll with artificial lures or rigged baits behind a slow-moving boat, covering a large area in search of actively feeding fish. Trolling allows anglers to explore different depths and areas where red snapper may be schooling, increasing the chances of encountering productive fishing grounds. Whether employing bottom fishing, jigging, trolling, or a combination of techniques, mastering these methods is essential for anglers hoping to hook into the prized red snapper of Freeport's Gulf waters.

What other species are popular in Freeport?

In addition to the coveted red snapper, Freeport, Texas, offers anglers a diverse range of other species to target, providing year-round excitement and variety in fishing opportunities. One notable species is the mighty kingfish, also known as king mackerel, prized for its speed, strength, and delicious flesh. Found in the offshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico, kingfish are a popular target among anglers seeking thrilling battles and tasty fillets. Techniques such as trolling with live bait or artificial lures, as well as bottom fishing near offshore structures, are commonly used to target these powerful predators.

Another sought-after species in Freeport is the amberjack, renowned for its brute strength and hard-fighting nature. These voracious predators inhabit offshore reefs, wrecks, and oil rigs, where they patrol the depths in search of prey. Anglers often target amberjack using vertical jigging techniques or live bait fishing near underwater structures, enticing these formidable fish to strike with their appetites for baitfish and crustaceans. Landing an amberjack requires skill and determination, as these fish are known for their powerful runs and stubborn resistance.

For anglers seeking a change of pace from offshore adventures, Freeport's bays and estuaries offer excellent opportunities to target a variety of inshore species. From speckled trout and redfish to flounder and sheepshead, these shallow-water gamefish provide exciting opportunities for anglers of all skill levels. Techniques such as drift fishing, casting lures, or using live bait along marshy shorelines, grass flats, and oyster reefs can yield productive catches, allowing anglers to experience the thrill of inshore fishing amidst the scenic beauty of Freeport's coastal habitats.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Best Fishing trip Every ! Great crew and the Kids had a blast ! Lots of fish !! Finally a Captain that knows how to get the fish !!

    Tracy G. with Derwyn B. of Freeport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    We had a GREAT time. Started on time, stayed out past end time! CPT Jeb is personable, knowledgeable, and professional. Although we didn’t limit out, CPT Jeb kept the hooks baited and wet giving us the best opportunity at fighting the big bull reds!

    Kevin M. with Derwyn B. of Freeport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Had an outstanding time!

    Henry C. with Rodney C. of Freeport, Texas

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    Captain Cole and his first mate Liam were great! They put us on the fish and we both got our limits on 3 different species!

    Zach M. with Leaf P. of Freeport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    My boys had a great time fishing. Thank you Captain Rodney!

    Christina . with Rodney C. of Freeport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    We had an amazing time. Rodney and Ethan were not only very helpful and professional, they were friendly and made the trip enjoyable. When the fish we were catching were too small to keep Rodney took us to another spot where we caught larger fish and 3 sharks! I cannot wait to come back. Maybe this will be a yearly trip for us from now on. Great Captain and First Mate.

    Tanesha M. with Rodney C. of Freeport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    The guide was not inviting. He never introduced himself and had no concern for our well being. We had two guests who were sea sick and he never showed any concern. While he did finally agree to bring them back to shore, his lack of respect for us as customers and human beings was not professional.

    Dustin P. with Rodney H. of Freeport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    We had an awesome trip! The weather and the seas were perfect. Captain Rodney and crew put us right on the fish and they were extremely accommodating plus they were on the spot getting fish in the boat and re-baiting hooks. Will book again!!!

    Darren C. with Rodney C. of Freeport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great time me and the guys really enjoyed the trip!...

    George M. with Rodney C. of Freeport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Love Mike and Deisy, we had a great time fishing and lunch, we will be back….

    Larry W. with Mike S. of Freeport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Aaron and Captain Eric were awesome! They both worked their tails off the entire trip. I would definitely book another trip with them again!

    Justin D. with Rodney H. of Freeport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    This was our second trip this year with Captain Mitchell and we had a blast. This guy knows fishing! He has yet to let us down in finding the good fish!

    George M. with Rodney C. of Freeport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Put us right on them, very fun trip and comfortable boat.

    Kyle M. with Rodney C. of Freeport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Crew worked hard to get us on as many fish as possible. Very good trip and would definitely use them again if back in the area.

    Chad L. with Rodney C. of Freeport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    What a great day we had. Captain Mitch and Deckhand Jerry were exceptional! Well informed, knowledgeable about the fish and the tactics to catch them. They were fun, accommodating and even went out of their way to make me comfortable when I got a little sick.

    George M. with Rodney C. of Freeport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Marshall and Ethan put us on the fish, had a great time

    Larry B. with Rodney C. of Freeport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    We had a fantastic day fishing with James! He put us in a great spot and we caught lots of big Reds! My dad and my boys and I will definitely be back!

    Michael C. with Rodney H. of Freeport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Epic fishing trip! Friends and family fishing is good but fishing with these guys is great. Extremely professional crew (Capt. James) with extensive experience. They separate the real from the fake; they blow the competition out of the water. I give them two thumbs up, 5 stars, and a 100% recommendation.

    Allan S. with Rodney H. of Freeport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    AMAZING! Captain Aaron was great. It was a day to remember and we will absolutely be back.

    Jennifer M. with Rodney H. of Freeport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Marshall was great! He will work his butt off. The Owners were real nice and knowledgeable of their business. Our next fishing trip we will use Outkast again!

    Thomas D. with Rodney H. of Freeport, Texas

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