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Lake, River Fishing Trip in Houston

4-Hour Bowfishing Trip

80% (5)
21 ft 1 - 8 People From $750

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Fishing in Houston
Fishing in Houston
Fishing in Houston
trip description for Inshore Special in Houston

Hit the water with Captain Joey for an amazing day of inshore fishing! Expect to target Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and some Black Drum on your 5-hour (a half-day) or 8-hour (a full day) trip. The trip can host up to 4 people. Captain Joey requires you to bring a Texas Fishing License with a saltwater stamp and recommends that you bring sunscreen and sunglasses. He’ll take care of the rest. Captain Joey will provide rods and reels, artificial lures, and a cooler with ice and drinks. Enjoy your day on the water with Captain Joey! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Houston

Inshore Special

100% (1)
22 ft 1 - 4 People From $705
Fishing in Baytown
Fishing in Baytown
Fishing in Baytown
trip description for Upper Galveston Bay Trip in Baytown

Come on down to Galveston, Texas and enjoy a fishing escapade to remember! Captain Jesse will be by your side throughout your 6-hour adventure in Galveston Bay. He’ll help you target Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, and Black Drum using live bait (live shrimp and croaker) and artificial bait. You may purchase live bait for an additional price. If you would like to wade fish, let Captain Jesse know and he will accommodate! For these trips, Captain Jesse uses his 23’ Gulf Coast center console boat which can accommodate up to 4 anglers. Captain Jesse is also passionate about teaching little ones the ropes, so this trip is great for families! Make sure you bring a valid Texas saltwater fishing license, food and drinks of your choice, a hat, sunscreen, and an ice chest for your day’s catch. His business will provide all of the rods, reels, and lures. They will also clean and fillet your fish at no additional cost. Have a fun morning or a relaxing afternoon, learn a new technique, and master your cast with Captain Jesse! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter near Houston

Upper Galveston Bay Trip

100% (2)
23 ft 1 - 4 People From $500
Fishing in Deer Park
Fishing in Deer Park
Fishing in Deer Park
trip description for Sabine Lake Trout & Redfish in Deer Park

Prepare yourself for a relaxing, yet action-packed day on Sabine Lake with Captain Mike! Sabine Lake is renowned for its abundance of big Redfish and Speckled trout, which Captain Mike will help you catch throughout your 6-hour adventure. There is a vast area of marsh surrounding this lake which adds a layer of fortification in the event of strong winds and high tide. You’ll be fishing on Captain Mike’s 24’ Kenner Center console. It is equipped with a GPS and a fishfinder. You may purchase a live bait well for an additional fee. Not to mention that the boat can cruise at a maximum speed of 40 knots. It can accommodate 3 anglers. Make sure you bring a valid Texas fishing license, food and drinks of your choice (no glass), a hat, sunscreen, and some good company! Captain Mike will provide the rest. Come on down and make some memories with Captain Mike! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter near Houston

Sabine Lake Trout & Redfish

100% (3)
24 ft 1 - 3 People From $500
Fishing in Galveston
Fishing in Galveston
Fishing in Galveston
trip description for Fly Fishing Galveston in Galveston

Embark on a fly fishing adventure with Captain Richard through Galveston’s huge expanse of sand, grass, and mudflats that provide plenty of opportunities to cast away at your favorite gulf coast inshore species! Captain Richard specifically targets redfish but you could reel in some drum, sheepshead, jack crevalle, and speckled trout. Captain Richard will provide 8,9, and 10 weight rods, but you can also bring your own. He will also provide light snacks! Join him for a spectacular day on Galveston's inshore flats. Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter near Houston

Fly Fishing Galveston

100% (1)
18 ft 1 - 2 People From $800
Fishing in Baytown
Fishing in Baytown
Fishing in Baytown
trip description for Baytown Slam in Baytown

Head out with Captain David to explore these productive Galveston Bay system waters home to the “Texas Big Three” (Redfish, Flounder, and Speckled Trout), and many more species. On this 5-hour action-packed half day adventure, Captain David will help you chase 'em down! Captain David runs these trips aboard his 24’ Shallow Sport center console which can accommodate up to 4 anglers. This vessel is specifically designed for those shallow hotspots and makes for a smooth ride to and from his best fishing spots. Captain David specializes in sight casting and drift fishing the bay system on light tackle. If you’re willing to try something new, Captain David can also accommodate fly fishing if you want to bring your own gear! Your captain will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and lures. He’ll also provide water, although feel free to bring your drinks. On these trips, Captain David will provide a cooler with ice and water and extra space for you favorite snacks and beverages to chill as well! Other than snacks and drink please make sure you bring a valid Texas saltwater fishing license, otherwise, Captain David will take care of the rest! Get ready for an exciting half-day of fishing with Captain David! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter near Houston

Baytown Slam

80% (5)
24 ft 1 - 4 People From $400
Fishing in Baytown
Fishing in Baytown
Fishing in Baytown
trip description for Full Day Baytown Slam in Baytown

If you’ve never fished the Galveston Bay system, you’re missing out. These productive waters are home to the “Texas Big Three” (Redfish, Flounder, and Speckled Trout), Amberjack, Sheepshead, Black Drum, and many more species. On this 9-hour action-packed adventure, Captain David will help you reel ‘em all in. Captain David conducts these trips using his 24’ Shallow Sport center console which can accommodate up to 4 anglers. This vessel is meant for those shallow hotspots and makes for a smooth ride to and from your destination. When fishing with Captain David, you’ll be fishing light tackle gear as you drift the bays with popping corks or site fish the shallows for cruising fish. Captain David can also accommodate fly fishing if you'd like to bring your own gear. Your captain will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and lures. He’ll also provide water, although feel free to bring your drinks. On these trips he’ll even provide a “captain’s lunch” for you and your group! Make sure you bring a valid Texas saltwater fishing license, but otherwise Captain David will take care of the rest. Get ready for an exciting day of fishing with Captain David! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter near Houston

Full Day Baytown Slam

80% (5)
24 ft 1 - 4 People From $700
Fishing in Houston
Fishing in Houston
Fishing in Houston
trip description for 3 Day Alligator Gar Bowfishing in Houston

Three full 8+ hour days chasing the world's largest Alligator Gar specimens with the guru himself Mark! The three days allows you the opportunity to try multiple different spots to really find the biggest possible Alligator Gar. The trip includes hotel lodging for 2 nights, along with breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the three days you'll be fishing. You will be in a different hotel from Mark, but his will be close by so you can easily meet up in the mornings to head out. Mark usually doesn't decide which location will be the best until weeks before his trip so arrangements for lodging will have to be ironed out further down the road. Mark says he likes to make the reservations well in advance but 8 months is a little too far out. Mark has plenty of Alligator Gar honey holes all over the state from Texarkana all the way down to San Antonio, but to find the big specimens takes a lot of scouting. Luckily for planning purposes, all his best spots are within 2 hours of Houston, some much closer. Each trip will start around sun-up, and you will fish for at least 8 hours each day. If you haven't had your fill in 8 hours, Mark will happily stay out longer to make sure you catch your fish! You will be fishing big slow-moving water where these creatures lurk. When Mark is Giant Gar fishing he always has at least 3, sometimes 4, rods in the water, all with top of the line reels and around 300 yards of braided line, drifting 3/0 treble hooks down stream. You need this much line spooled because these gar eat very slow. Mark often lets them run over 200 yards before attempting to set the hook. Mark will provide all the Rods, Reels, Steel Leaders, Bait, Snacks and Drinks for your trip. All you're required to bring is your Texas All Water License. Read More

Lake, River Fishing Trip in Houston

3 Day Alligator Gar Bowfishing

80% (5)
23 ft 1 - 8 People From $3,400
Fishing in Houston
Fishing in Houston
Fishing in Houston
trip description for Trophy Alligator Gar Bowfishing in Houston

Head out with Gar Master Mark for an awesome day of freshwater bowfishing! Alligator Gar are one of the most distinct fish you can find, and Mark is one of the best guides around to help you spear one. His success rate with these exciting monsters is as high as 90 percent! These hunts give you opportunities for several TROPHY Alligator Gar as well as many other legal species such as Small and Large Mouth Buffalo, Common Carp, Grass Carp, Tilapia, Shad, and all the other Gar species to name a few. Plus your fish will be prepped for your travel home or to the taxidermist. If you’re just coming for the meat Mark will be happy to clean and bag your filets for you. On these 6 to 7-hour trips, you and Mark will motor out on Lake Livingston where you'll be bowfishing for trophy-sized Alligator Gar. Learning how to aim can take some getting used to, as the water refracts the position of the fish (Mark will tell you all about it), but in general bowfishing is straightforward, even for beginners; Mark will get you to the prime spots to see some Gar! All bowfishing packages include equipment (let Mark know if you are a lefty or righty) & fish cleaning. Hunts can be day, night or both. Marks boat holds 8 comfortably, so make sure to bring some good company! Read More

Lake, River Fishing Trip in Houston

Trophy Alligator Gar Bowfishing

80% (5)
23 ft 1 - 8 People From $1,250
Fishing in Houston
Fishing in Houston
Fishing in Houston
trip description for 4-Hour Bowfishing Trip in Houston

This trip is great for beginner and advanced bowfishers! The goal of every trip is to put you on the fish in a safe and comfortable way, and having a great time all the while. Once you're on the boat, you'll be on the hunt for longnose gar, buffalo fish, spotted gar, tilapia and more. If there's a specific species you want to target, please let us know in the notes section at check out, so we can customize this trip as much as possible to you. Mark has spent time on pretty much every body of water in Texas, but if there's a special place you'd like to go or try, make note of that as well and he can accommodate. Sunscreen, snacks and drinks, and your fishing license is all you'll need to get your day started bowfishing with Mark, he'll supply the rest. However, if you'd like to bring your own bow set up, you are more than welcome! Read More

Lake, River Fishing Trip in Houston

4-Hour Bowfishing Trip

80% (5)
21 ft 1 - 8 People From $750
Fishing in Houston
Fishing in Houston
Fishing in Houston
trip description for "Alpha" Alligator Gar Bowfishing in Houston

Head out with Mike for an awesome day of freshwater Gar bowfishing! Alligator Gar are one of the most distinctive looking fish you can find, and Mike is one of the best guides around to help you spear one. His success rate with these exciting monsters is as high as 90 percent! This Alligator Gar trophy hunting trip is designed for the individuals looking for a monster wallhanger. This all-inclusive trip features everything you need for the Gar trip of a lifetime—3 days of fishing, 2 nights of lodging and meals are all included, as well as pickup to and from the hotel, fishing locations and dining spots. On these 3 days of exciting fishing, Mike will motor you out on Lake Livingston in the morning where you'll be bowfishing for trophy-sized Alligator Gar for 8 hours, or until you get your fill! These 3 day trips will give you more than enough tremendous opportunities to connect on a trophy sized Alligator Gar. Plus it allows Mike to move to another location if one area has slowed down due to changes in weather and conditions. All bowfishing packages include equipment (let Mike know if you are a lefty or righty) & fish cleaning. Mike's boat holds 8 comfortably, so make sure to bring some good company! All deposits are final and non-refundable. However, if necessary you may reschedule your date or dates if needed due to unforeseen circumstances. Trips can also be extended at customers' request! Mike hunts anywhere in Texas. Read More

Lake, River Fishing Trip in Houston

"Alpha" Alligator Gar Bowfishing

80% (5)
1 - 4 People From $4,200
Fishing in Baytown
Fishing in Baytown
Fishing in Baytown
trip description for Ultimate Fishing Getaway in Baytown

Join Captain David for 2-full days of fishing in Galveston Bay’s productive waters! You’ll start your trip at Thompson’s Bait Camp. From there, Captain David will take you out on the water for 5-6 hours. The Galveston Bay system is home to the “Texas Big Three” (Redfish, Flounder, and Speckled Trout), plus Amberjack, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Shark, and many more species. Captain David will help you reel ‘em all in! You’ll return to Thompson’s Bait Camp where Captain David and his crew will clean and fillet your fish. Captain David will then cook you a “captain’s lunch” from your day’s catch. Captain David will then take you back out on the water for 4-5 hours where you will test your casting accuracy once again. You will return to Thompson’s Bait Camp just in time for dinner. Captain David will cook you your day’s catch as you watch the sunset from the camp’s dock. You’ll stay at a hotel provided by Captain David (included in the cost of the trip) and return the following morning bright and early for another productive day of fishing! **Day 2** Captain David will have breakfast ready for you on the dock upon your arrival. You may also bring your own food if you like, although Captain David is an amazing cook. You’ll then hit the water for 6-8 hours where the Redfish, Flounder, and Speckled Trout will be awaiting your arrival. Learn to fish new techniques and create lasting memories on the water while reeling in your personal best with Captain David! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter near Houston

Ultimate Fishing Getaway

80% (5)
24 ft 1 - 4 People From $1,350
Fishing in Houston
Fishing in Houston
Fishing in Houston
trip description for Alligator Gar on Rod & Reel in Houston

Head out with Mike for an awesome day of freshwater Gar fishing! Alligator Gar are an ancient lineage of fish, and these freshwater predators certainly looks like dinosaurs! Mike is one of the best guides around to help you hook one. His success rate with these exciting monsters is as high as 90 percent, and he often hooks 100, 150 and 200lb+ Gar! On a typical trip, you'll land 6-8 Gar, and sometimes several more! This is definitely the best way to get your picture with a Texas-sized Alligator Gar! Mike will motor you out onto the lake where you'll be using heavy tackle to hook these prehistoric fish. Mike grew up casting for Alligator Gar all over Texas, so he's sure to get you set up with the best gear. He knows so many spots that if it's happening in your current spot, he'll move you to the next one until the fish start biting! Hunts can be day, night or both. All rod & reel packages include equipment (let Mike know if you are a lefty or righty) & fish cleaning. Mark will provide all the rods, reels, steel Lladers, bait, snacks and drinks for your trip. All you're required to bring is your Texas All-Water License. Mike's boat holds 8 comfortably, so make sure to bring some good company! Read More

Lake, River Fishing Trip in Houston

Alligator Gar On Rod & Reel

80% (5)
23 ft 1 - 8 People From $700

Everything to Know About Booking a fishing trip in Houston

What are the best tilapia fishing trips in Houston?

The best tilapia fishing trips in Houston are:

Why should I book a tilapia fishing trip in Houston with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 1 tilapia trip in Houston: 4-Hour Bowfishing Trip guided by Mark.

Our guides in Houston are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 3193 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 tilapia guides / fishing lessons in Houston? Check out our beginner and family friendly tilapia guides in Houston.

What types of tilapia fishing trips are common in Houston?

River fishing is the most popular for tilapia in Houston as well as lake fishing.

The most common fishing technique in Houston is bowfishing.

How much does a Houston tilapia fishing trip cost?

for tilapia in Houston prices can range anywhere from about $810 to $1,290, but the average price for a half day trip for tilapia in Houston is $1,050.

Is booking a fishing guide worth the money?

Hiring a guide provides a number of benefits and many choose to book a fishing guide for a combination of experience, local knowledge, convenience, and cost-effectiveness.

Working with experienced fishing guides who know the best local spots and techniques can dramatically increase your odds of a great day. Having someone who is on the water every day and knows the area like the back of their hand is going to give you the best chances of success.

Booking a guide is also more cost effective, especially if you only get out a handful of times per year. When you consider all of the costs you would incur on your own such as the price of a boat, maintenance, insurance, gas, high-quality gear and tackle, repairs, and more, you’ll find that DIY is sometimes not worth the expense.

Even if you’ve got a great setup already in your home waters, booking a guide also provides a great opportunity to experience new techniques, new locations, or even a chance at a new target species to knock off the bucket list.

What month is best for tilapia fishing in Houston?

The most popular season for tilapia fishing in Houston is spring, and most anglers book their trips 29 days in advance.

Do I need a Houston fishing license for tilapia and what are the bag limits for tilapia in Houston?

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

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Very satisfied with the trip we did with Mark. He was very knowledge and worked hard to get us in the fish. Very personable with a great attitude, and the supplied gear worked great. Would not hesitate to book with him again!!!

    Jason H. with Mark M. of Houston, Texas

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