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What are the best fishing charters in Port Aransas?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 150 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 Afternoon Surf Fishing For Sharks guided by Tristan.

Our guides in Port Aransas are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 7327 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 charter include Rockport, Corpus Christi and Aransas Pass.

What types of fishing charters are common in Port Aransas?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular in Port Aransas as well as inshore fishing, flats fishing, and nearshore fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Port Aransas are: 1. red snapper, 2. speckled trout, 3. blackfin tuna, and 4. redfish.

The most common fishing techniques in Port Aransas are bottom fishing, trolling, and light tackle fishing but live bait fishing and jigging 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 trip in Port Aransas is $637. The average price for a full day trip in Port Aransas is $1,194.

What month is best for 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.

Do I need 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

Port Aransas fishing charters face a daily dilemma of choosing between inshore or offshore fishing. Inshore trips are ideal for beginners and families, lasting four hours and targeting Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder using live bait or lures. Bottom fishing for Red Snapper around the reefs is perfect for those seeking a delicious meal, with the best bite during the federal Snapper season in June and July. For those seeking a challenge, offshore charters offer the opportunity to catch Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, Sailfish, and Marlin, lasting from eight hours to several days. Port Aransas hosts several fishing tournaments each year, including the oldest tournament in the Gulf, the Deep Sea Roundup, targeting a variety of fish species. It is important to note that all anglers aged 17 or over must purchase a license to fish in Texas and a Red Drum tag to keep Redfish over 28 inches. Additionally, Red Snapper have a short open season in federal waters, usually starting in early June, but can be caught year-round in Texas state waters.

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. For more on red snapper fishing—a Texas favorite—visit our 2023 red snapper season page for more details on limits, dates, and top trips.

Most Port Aransas deep sea fishing charters leave from the area surrounding dolphin docks near downtown off W Cotter Ave .

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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.

Popular Types of Fishing In Port Aransas

Port Aransas fishing charters offer a variety of options for anglers of all levels. The most common types of fishing charters in Port Aransas are bay fishing, offshore fishing, and deep-sea fishing. Bay fishing is perfect for families and beginners, while offshore and deep-sea fishing are for more experienced anglers looking for a challenge.

The types of fish you can catch in Port Aransas depend on the type of fishing you choose. Inshore fishing in the bays and estuaries can yield redfish, trout, and flounder. Offshore fishing can bring in kingfish, snapper, and grouper. Deep-sea fishing can result in catches of tuna, marlin, and sailfish.

Port Aransas fishing charters often depart from landmarks such as the Horace Caldwell Pier and the Lydia Ann Channel. These locations offer easy access to the Gulf of Mexico and the bays surrounding Port Aransas. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a first-timer, there's a Port Aransas fishing charter that's perfect for you.

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The Best Places To Fish In Port Aransas

Port Aransas, Texas is a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts. With its abundance of waterways and diverse marine life, there are plenty of great spots to cast a line. Here are some of the best places to fish in Port Aransas, whether you're going on a fishing charter or just casting from the shore:

1. Horace Caldwell Pier - This iconic pier is a great spot for both novice and experienced anglers, with plenty of space to fish and a variety of species to catch.

2. Lydia Ann Channel - Known for its excellent redfish and trout fishing, this channel is a popular spot for fishing charters.

3. Port Aransas Jetties - These rock formations provide a great habitat for a variety of fish, including redfish, black drum, and sheepshead.

4. Mustang Island State Park - With miles of beachfront and access to the Gulf of Mexico, this state park is a great place to fish from the shore or launch a fishing charter.

5. Aransas Pass - This channel connects the Gulf of Mexico to the Corpus Christi Bay, making it a prime spot for catching a variety of fish species.

6. St. Joe Island - This secluded island offers a peaceful fishing experience, with opportunities to catch redfish, trout, and flounder.

7. Packery Channel - This man-made channel is a popular spot for fishing charters, with plenty of redfish, trout, and flounder to be caught.

8. Port Aransas Beach - This wide, sandy beach is a great place to cast a line and catch a variety of fish species, including pompano and whiting.

Other Things To Do In Port Aransas

While Port Aransas fishing charters are a popular attraction, there are plenty of other things to do in this vibrant city. Take a dolphin watching tour, explore the Port Aransas Nature Preserve, or hit the links at the Palmilla Beach Golf Club. For a more laid-back experience, head to the beach and soak up the sun at Mustang Island State Park or Padre Island National Seashore. If you're looking for a unique experience, check out the Port Aransas Art Center or take a sunset cruise. And don't forget to indulge in some fresh seafood at one of the many local restaurants.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    My brother and I took a 4 hr trip for redfish and sea trout. Fishing was slow and catching was slower yet. We did catch enough for a couple of meals. Captain Kevin had good equipment, a clean comfortable boat and gave us 100% effort. Beautiful weather too.

    Terry S. with Kevin G. of Corpus Christi, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Andrews is efficient and effective at fishing these waters. He took us to great spots and knew exactly what we needed. Perfect trip

    Travis S. with Andrew C. of Port Aransas, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Unfortunately the fishing part wasn’t successful but not for a lack of captain John trying everything to put us on fish. He was a blast to talk with and we still had a great time even though the fish weren’t cooperative. Would definitely go out with captain John in future

    Brian F. with John P. 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

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Jim was absolutely awesome. He's a "good ole boy" like me. Put us on some amazing fish 🐠🐟. His knowledge, stories,and attitude are all 5 star ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐. He's our guide from now on. Do yourself a favor and book a trip with Jim. You will be glad you did. Had the best time!

    Greg C. with Jim G. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Jeremy was awesome! Super friendly and very hospitable. Put us on the fish until we limited out!

    Gary R. with Jeremy G. of Aransas Pass, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Full of good times and good stories.

    Dylan E. with Jim G. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Larry, was punctual, knowledgable and nice to spend a half day with fishing out of Aransas Pass. I'd recommend him.

    Jack W. with Larry B. of Aransas Pass, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    The guys were amazing. Very helpful and insightful. They worked hard to make sure that everything was enjoyable and perfect. Great day on the Gulf….great family and friend day.

    Colin A. with Daniel D. of Port Aransas, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Very good experience capt heath put us on the fish even with the conditions not the best. Would use him again.

    Robert T. with Heath B. of Port Aransas, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    AWSOME! Great guide , great personality and a true Good Ol' boy. Highly recommended 👌. We will use him again. Thanks Capt. Jim.

    Moses A. with Jim G. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    And amazing time, nailed the fish and the crew was amazing, helped with my 6 year old on his first trip.

    James B. with Ron W. of Port Aransas, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Sterling was great. He stuck with our group despite the weather being against us! We ended up having a good trip and fun on the boat. He’s very knowledgeable and pleasant to fish with. I would rebook with him next time I go.

    Eric T. with Sterling B. of Corpus Christi, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Alex was fantastic! When the temperature dropped we weren’t really sure the fishing trip would commence. Captain Alex was not phased and happily braved the cold for my very strong willed 13 year old. Thanks to Captain Alex and his knowledge of the bay, the boys brought in some great sized Red Fish and we had a wonderful dinner that night. Great guide! Highly recommend!

    Michelle M. with Alex C. of Port Aransas, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Incredible trip with a fantastic captain!!!

    Casey J. with Thomas B. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    We had a wonderful 5 hour afternoon trip with Captain Doug. I plan on billing with him again the next time we are in the area. Rain and wind were predicted for the original date we booked, so Captain Doug reached out and made recommendations to schedule for a different date. He was flexible with us and very accommodating. We are a family of beginner fisherwomen and he was patient, kind, and a perfect instructor. I strongly recommend booking with Captain Doug. Captain Experiences website was also easy to use as well.

    Elizabeth B. with Doug A. of Corpus Christi, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    We had a wonderful family trip fishing with Captain Jim! We caught a little bit of everything and had a great time.

    Carrie E. with Jim G. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Great experience! Captain Mitch was an excellent guide. 5 star guide and 5 star charter website.

    Gabriel M. with Mitch D. of Corpus Christi, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Awesome trip! Great guys, great communication. Will definitely book again.

    randolph M. with Tristan B. of Corpus Christi, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Awesome trip with a great Captain who put us on a bunch of fish. We were pretty much beginners when we started and felt like experts by the end of our trip.

    Eric E. with Bryce W. of Rockport, Texas

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