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What are the best fishing charters in Port Aransas?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 142 trips in Port Aransas, and the most popular trips in the area are Ropin' Reds Inshore Adventure guided by Jim, Flats and Backwaters on Artificials guided by Larry, and Half Day Bay Adventure guided by Brody.
Our guides in Port Aransas are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 683 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.
What types of fishing charters are common in Port Aransas?
Inshore fishing is the most popular in Port Aransas as well as flats fishing, offshore fishing, and nearshore fishing.
The most commonly sought after species in Port Aransas are: 1. redfish, 2. speckled trout / spotted seatrout, 3. black drum, 4. flounder, and 5. sheepshead.
The most common fishing techniques in Port Aransas are light tackle fishing, artificial lure fishing, and bottom fishing but drift fishing and live bait fishing are popular as well.
How much do Port Aransas fishing charters cost?
in Port Aransas prices can range anywhere from $300 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day in Port Aransas is $630. The average price for a full day in Port Aransas is $1,226.
When is the best time to go fishing in Port Aransas?
The most popular season for fishing in Port Aransas is summer, and most anglers book their trips 14 days in advance.
Where can I get a Port Aransas fishing license and what are the bag limits in Port Aransas?
See here for more information on fishing licenses in Port Aransas, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Port Aransas. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Port Aransas.
Fishing in Port Aransas: Overview
Known as the “Fishing Capital of Texas,” this bustling beach town is also a Tier-1 fishing destination. Port Aransas has excellent fishing charters for anglers of all experience levels, offering immediate access to prime Gulf of Mexico offshore fishing grounds as well as a bountiful inshore fishery.
With a fleet of top-tier fishing charters, your Port Aransas fishing guides will keep you on the fish all year. The world-class fishing in Port Aransas is second to none.
Port Aransas Deep Sea Fishing Charters
Port Aransas is the deep sea fishing headquarters of the Texas Coast. Whether you want to bottom fish near deep structures, hit the productive waters surrounding oil rigs, or troll for massive pelagic species, Port A has it all.
Offshore fishing for yellowfin and blackfin tuna is an action-packed experience and one of the most popular trips. These tuna are delicious and commonly caught while trolling out of Port A. The wahoo, or "Texas Torpedo" bite picks up late fall and lasts through the winter.
Following the wahoo run, catch mahi-mahi and billfish as the spring and summer months come around. Red snapper, grouper, and other deep-dwelling species can be caught year-round when fishing deep structures.
Most Port Aransas deep sea fishing charters leave from the area surrounding dolphin docks near downtown off W Cotter Ave .
Port Aransas Inshore Fishing Charters
Not to be outdone by the deep sea fishing opportunities in Port Aransas, the inshore bay fishing charters have a stellar reputation to uphold as well.
Mustang Island, San Jose Island, Aransas Bay, Estes Bay, Redfish Bay, and Corpus Christi Bay constitute a lively fishery that speckled trout, redfish, flounder, and sheepshead call home. Our Port Aransas fishing guides have the experience and knowledge to make sure your lines stay tight on the boat all day long.
From half-day inshore and offshore trips, to full and multi-day deep sea adventures, Port Aransas fishing trips have it all!
Where do Port Aransas fishing trips leave from?
While our team will always give you specific directions on where to meet your guide, many of our Port A charters leave from the Dolphin Docks area in downtown Port Aransas.
This launch point is convenient for groups staying in Port Aransas, as well as those driving from Corpus Christi, Rockport, or other areas along the Texas coastal bend and beyond.
Other things to do in Port Aransas
In addition to world class fishing charters and a great beach, Port Aransas has events and attractions for everyone. Be sure to bring the whole family out for some great fishing, and plan your trip around Texas Sandfest, the largest sand sculpture competition in the US! Swing by Virginia’s On the Bay, a Port Aransas landmark, for seafood and shade. For those 21+, recap your day on the water at the Salty Dog Saloon on N. Alister St. to surround yourself with ice cold beer and good company.
If you like to shop, be sure to check out Coastal Closet just off 361 for gifts, home decor, and clothes for women, men, and children!
How to Book a Port Aransas Fishing Guide
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Species in Port Aransas
- Almaco Jack
- Black Drum
- Blackbelly Rosefish
- Blackfin Tuna
- Blacktip Shark
- Blue Marlin
- Blue-Winged Teal
- Bull Shark
- Gag Grouper
- Goliath Grouper
- Green-Winged Teal
- Hammerhead Shark
- Jack Crevalle
- King Mackerel / Kingfish
- Lane Snapper
- Leopard Shark
- Mahi Mahi / Dorado
- Mako Shark
- Mottled Duck
- Northern Pintail
- Northern Shoveler
- Rainbow Runner
- Red Snapper
- Scamp Grouper
- Skipjack Tuna
- Snowy Grouper
- Spanish Mackerel
- Speckled Trout / Spotted Seatrout
- Strawberry Grouper
- Tiger Shark
- Vermillion Snapper
- White Marlin
- Yellowfin Tuna
Techniques in Port Aransas
Fishing and Hunting Types in Port Aransas
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