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trip description for Full Day Inshore - 26' Majek in Port Aransas

There are plenty of fun things to do for families looking for a great vacation, or just friends looking to get away for a few days to enjoy and relax in the great Texas outdoors while fishing. The coastal scenery of the Port Aransas area bays, teeming with a large variety of fish species, is second to none! So head out with Captain Stephen for a full day adventure chasing the Texas big 3: Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder. You can also get shots on Black Drum, Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish and many others while out in these South Texas waters. The 26’ Majek is a unique shallow water boat that can accommodate up to 4 comfortably with the ability to run in less than 6” of water, giving you the ability to get where most boats won’t dare to go (where the big ones hide) You will be welcomed by a friendly smile, treated like family, and taken well care of when booking with us. Come and join our many satisfied clients and friends. All Rods, Reels, Tackle, Live Bait (When Available), and Ice is provided so all you need to bring is your Texas fishing license and some snacks and drinks, and Captain Steven will take care of the rest! Read More

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trip description for Inshore Redfish and Trout in Corpus Christi

Get ready for an action-packed with Captain David and witness the productivity that the waters of Corpus Christi, Texas have to offer! With Captain David can will explore the productive waters anywhere from the Baffin Bay down to Laguna Madre. No matter your skill level, Captain David will give you plenty of expert tips to help you land the fish you want to catch! On these 4, 6, and 8-hour adventures, Captain David likes to chase Black Drum, Flounder, Redfish, Sheepshead, and Speckled Trout. For these trips, Captain David uses a 24’ Mamba bay boat equipped with a trolling motor, which is perfect for sneaking up on fish that get frightened easily. This vessel can accommodate 4 anglers, so make sure you bring some good company! Captain David likes to fish a myriad of ways - throwing live bait and artificials, drifting shell bottoms, and fishing backwaters. It all depends on what the fish are into that day. Make sure you bring a valid Texas fishing license, a pair of sunglasses, food, drinks, and an ice chest for your day’s catch. Captain David will take care of the rest! 10% discount for combat veterans only Read More

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trip description for Redfish on the Fly in Rockport

Captain Jeff offers fantastic half day, full day, and multi day trips fly fishing for redfish along the Texas Coastal Bend. All rods, reels, tackle, and flies are provided- all you need is a current Texas fishing license, snacks, and polarized sunglasses. These trips are great for 1-2 anglers of all skill levels. Nothing beats catching a Texas redfish on the fly! Note also, Captain Jeff doesn't pay too much attention to the time on his trips. He's out there to make sure you get your shots not stare at his watch! Read More

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trip description for Ropin' Reds Inshore Adventure in Rockport

Climb aboard with Captain Jim and experience an amazing day of inshore fishing on the Texas Gulf Coast! Captain Jim launches his trips from Seadrift down to Rockport, depending on the weather, the season, where the fish are biting hardest, and most importantly: where you're located. That's right, Captain Jim is willing to travel for you to ensure you have the best fishing experience. On these 4, 6, or 8-hour adventures, you’ll mainly be reelin’ in Redfish, but Captain Jim loves to target Trout as well. On a good day, you can hit a "Texas Grand Slam" and catch a Redfish, a Speckled Trout, and a Flounder in one trip! You’ll need to bring a valid Texas Fishing License with a saltwater stamp as well as some food and drinks. Other than that, Captain Jim will take care of the rest. He’ll provide all rods, reels, tackle, and bait. He will also provide ice and an ice chest for your day’s catch. These trips can accommodate four people, so make sure you bring some good company! Come on down and make some memories with Captain Jim! Read More

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Head out before daylight for an awesome morning with Captain "Lil Joe." With over 10 years of experience guiding in the Aransas Pass/Port Aransas area Capt. Lil Joe knows where the fish will be and how to catch them. You will spend the day chasing redfish, speckled trout, and black drum on Capt Joe's 22' TranSport flats boat. Joe likes to use a myriad of methods to hook into fish from live bait to lures and is willing to cater to your preferences. Not to mention, lures, fishing equipment, live and dead bait will all be provided. This trip is great for the whole family and for anglers of all fishing levels. Captain Joe loves teaching people how to become better fishermen and will share his enormous birth of knowledge and experience with you all day long! Read More

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Everything to Know About Booking a Port Aransas sheepshead fishing charter

What are the best sheepshead fishing charters in Port Aransas?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 43 sheepshead trips in Port Aransas, and the most popular trips in the area are Port A Family Trip guided by Ruben, Epic Inshore Fishing guided by Steven, and Redfish on the Fly guided by Jeff.

Our guides in Port Aransas are rated a 4.93 out of 5 based on 2705 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 Sheepshead charter include Corpus Christi, Rockport and Aransas Pass.

Looking for kid friendly sheepshead guides / fishing lessons in Port Aransas? Check out our beginner and family friendly sheepshead guides in Port Aransas.

What types of sheepshead fishing charters are common in Port Aransas?

Inshore fishing is the most popular for sheepshead in Port Aransas as well as flats fishing, jetty fishing, and nearshore fishing.

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

How much do Port Aransas sheepshead fishing charters cost?

for sheepshead in Port Aransas prices can range anywhere from about $525 to $900, but the average price for a half day trip for sheepshead in Port Aransas is $662. The average price for a full day trip for sheepshead in Port Aransas is $776.

What month is best for sheepshead fishing in Port Aransas?

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

Do I need a Port Aransas fishing license for sheepshead and what are the bag limits for sheepshead 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.

What is sheepshead fishing in Port Aransas all about?

Sheepshead fishing in Port Aransas presents anglers with an intriguing challenge and a tasty reward. Known for their distinctive black and silver stripes, Sheepshead are a popular inshore species found around structures such as piers, jetties, and docks. These fish have powerful jaws equipped with crushers, making them adept at feeding on crustaceans, barnacles, and small mollusks. Anglers often target Sheepshead using a variety of techniques, including baiting with fiddler crabs, shrimp, or barnacles, which effectively mimic their natural prey.

Port Aransas offers excellent Sheepshead fishing opportunities throughout the year, with peak seasons often occurring in the cooler months. During fall and winter, Sheepshead move into shallower waters, making them more accessible to anglers along the shoreline and around structures. Anglers employ a finesse approach when targeting Sheepshead, as these fish can be notorious for their ability to detect subtle movements and resist biting. Using light tackle, sensitive rods, and paying close attention to the subtle strikes are key elements in a successful Sheepshead fishing experience.

In addition to the challenge they present, Sheepshead are prized for their delicious, firm white flesh. Anglers who manage to hook into these elusive fish are rewarded with a delectable catch for the dinner table. Whether fishing from the pier, the jetty, or a boat, Sheepshead provide an enjoyable and diverse inshore fishing experience in Port Aransas, showcasing the variety of species that contribute to the rich and dynamic fishing scene along the Texas coast.

What are the most popular months to fish for sheepshead fishing in Port Aransas?

Sheepshead seasons in Port Aransas showcase the dynamic nature of these inshore species, with their presence influenced by the changing temperatures and habitat conditions. While Sheepshead can be found in Port Aransas waters year-round, anglers often note increased activity during specific seasons. Fall and winter are regarded as peak Sheepshead seasons, as these fish move into shallower waters, such as around jetties, piers, and docks. The cooler temperatures seem to prompt Sheepshead to congregate in these areas, offering anglers ample opportunities to target them from the shoreline or boats.

During the fall months, Sheepshead fishing in Port Aransas becomes particularly enticing as the fish move closer to the shore and the structure-rich environments that they favor. Anglers casting around rocks, pilings, and other structures find success using baits such as fiddler crabs, shrimp, or barnacles. The cooler water temperatures seem to stimulate Sheepshead activity, making them more receptive to these offerings. As winter progresses, the Sheepshead remain inshore, and anglers continue to enjoy the challenge of hooking into these elusive and tasty fish.

While Sheepshead activity may decrease slightly during the warmer months, some anglers still find success targeting them in deeper channels and around offshore structures. Spring and summer Sheepshead fishing in Port Aransas can be rewarding for those who adapt their tactics to the changing conditions. The ebb and flow of Sheepshead seasons provide a year-round opportunity for anglers to engage in this challenging and satisfying inshore fishery, contributing to the diverse and vibrant fishing experiences Port Aransas has to offer.

What techniques are popular for catching sheepshead fishing in Port Aransas?

Sheepshead fishing in Port Aransas requires a combination of finesse and adaptability, as these elusive fish are known for their keen senses and subtle strikes. One effective technique employed by anglers is bottom fishing around structures such as jetties, piers, and docks, where Sheepshead tend to congregate. Using a Carolina or knocker rig with a small, sharp hook, anglers present baits such as fiddler crabs, shrimp, or barnacles close to the structure. The key is to offer a natural presentation, allowing the bait to drift with the current and entice Sheepshead to bite.

Casting accuracy plays a crucial role in successful Sheepshead fishing in Port Aransas. Anglers often target specific areas around pilings or rocky structures where Sheepshead are likely to hide. Precise casts with light tackle, typically using spinning or baitcasting gear, are essential to place the bait close to the fish-holding zones. Patience is also a virtue when Sheepshead fishing, as these crafty fish may inspect the bait before committing to a bite. Anglers must remain attentive to subtle strikes and be prepared to set the hook promptly.

Another effective Sheepshead fishing technique in Port Aransas involves vertical jigging or drop-shotting around structures. This method allows anglers to present the bait directly below the boat, enticing Sheepshead positioned near the bottom. Using soft plastic lures or live bait, anglers can employ a slow and enticing jigging motion to trigger strikes. Whether casting from the shore, a pier, or a boat, the versatility of these Sheepshead fishing techniques contributes to the appeal of this inshore fishery in the waters of Port Aransas.

What other species are popular in Port Aransas?

Port Aransas offers a diverse range of fishing opportunities beyond the pursuit of Sheepshead, allowing anglers to experience a variety of inshore and offshore species. One notable target is the Redfish, a prized inshore species known for its powerful fights and distinctive copper-colored scales. Found in the shallow waters of bays and flats, Redfish are often enticed by artificial lures like soft plastics or spoons, making for an exciting inshore fishing experience. Anglers also enjoy sight-fishing for Redfish in the clear coastal waters around Port Aransas, adding an element of visual excitement to the pursuit of these formidable game fish.

For those looking to combine a challenging fight with a delectable reward, Speckled Trout is another sought-after species in the Port Aransas area. These elusive fish are often found in grassy flats, estuaries, and along the shoreline. Using a variety of techniques, including live bait or artificial lures like topwater plugs, anglers can target Speckled Trout during different seasons. The combination of their striking appearance and the thrill of their acrobatic fights makes Speckled Trout a favorite among inshore anglers in Port Aransas.

Offshore enthusiasts in Port Aransas often set their sights on species like King Mackerel, a fast and powerful pelagic fish. Trolling with live bait or artificial lures is a common method for targeting King Mackerel around offshore structures, providing anglers with an adrenaline-pumping experience. The Gulf waters off Port Aransas also host other offshore gems, including Red Snapper, Mahi-Mahi, and Amberjack, each offering its own set of challenges and rewards. The variety of species available ensures that anglers can tailor their fishing adventures to suit their preferences and explore the diverse and abundant waters of the Texas coast.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    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

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

    Michael R. with Jim G. 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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    Captain David was a great guide. I had a good time and got to land some really nice fish. Thank you.

    Curtis H. with David L. of Aransas Pass, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    My son and I went out with Rueben and had a great time. It was a windy day and the fish weren’t initially biting but he took us to a bunch of different spots and we hauled in a few redfish. He was a great role model for my son who wants to be a fishing guide someday. Would definitely go out with him again.

    Jeremy F. with Ruben S. of Port Aransas, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip Justin got us limited out and it was a beautiful morning on the water

    Jeffrey A. with Justin M. of Port Aransas, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Travis is great! Easy going. Super knowledgeable. A+. Would def book him again.

    Clay S. with Travis G. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    great guide…highly recommend…

    Elliot W. with Joshua K. of Aransas Pass, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip. Limited on Sheapshead. 25 total fish between 3 people. Shane did a great job of making sure we had what we needed to keep catching

    Arthur K. with Shayne M. of Corpus Christi, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Steven put us on the fish and was an amazing guide and all around fun guide. We really enjoyed his company and he really knows his stuff!

    James D. with Steven S. of Port Aransas, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Larry is the man! Great at teaching the “why” of fishing and helping you learn some new tips and tricks. It doesn’t hurt that we caught a ton of redfish and trout as well. If you want to catch fish on artificials, this is your guy.

    Attison B. with Larry B. of Aransas Pass, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    If you are looking to catch fish at any experience level and have a trip to remember, Mitch is an outstanding and friendly guide! He was well prepared, communicated times and location well, and was very knowledgeable of the location and local wildlife. He even fileted and packaged our catch for us. Above and beyond service. highly recommended by me and my father!

    Randy W. with Mitch D. of Corpus Christi, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Took a while because the fish weren't biting, but when they started biting we got our limit in about 15 minutes.

    Gary Y. with Steven S. of Port Aransas, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Slow fishing but Captain Jim went above and beyond to find fish for us.

    Craig C. with Jim G. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Went out with Cpt. Jeff's guide Cpt. Gibson. Had an absolute blast. Couldn't recommend this group enough. Put us on some great fish and Cpt. Gibson had a great attitude. You won't be disappointed. First time using Captain Experience's and was very impressed with their communication and responsiveness. Will definitely book with them again.

    Baker W. with Gibson J. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Great experience with Captain Jim! Super friendly with tons of stories about his life experiences. Fishing was slow across the area the day we went, big changes in weather dropped the temps but got a couple of keeper reds and all kinds of other different fish which was fun to learn about and see. Highly recommend taking a trip with him he will keep you entertained for hours

    Adam R. with Jim G. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Took my family to the Rockport to celebrate one of my son's tenth birthday. My son had a blast! Captain Brody put us on the fish! He was really patient with our son and showed us all a great time. Would book with him again in a heartbeat (and we will)! Money well spent!

    David B. with Brody J. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Rueben was great. Fishing was slow but he kept working hard until we boated 4 nice Red fish. We had some of the fillets prepared at Finn’s at his suggestion and they were great. I will definitely book with Captain Rueben again.

    Robin A. with Ruben S. of Port Aransas, Texas

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