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Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Port Aransas

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40 ft 1 - 6 People From $3,500
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Fishing in Rockport
Fishing in Rockport
Fishing in Rockport
trip description for Rockport Bay Blitz in Rockport

Head out with Captain Jerry for an exciting day of bay fishing! Rockport and Corpus Christi are home to several productive inshore bays and canals that are prime spots for catching some tasty Gulf fish without a lock trip from the dock. On this trip, Captain Jerry will take you out on inshore waters such as the Corpus Christi Bay, Aransas Bay and Redfish Bay where you'll be going after exciting bay fish such as Black Drum, Flounder, Redfish, and Speckled Trout. You'll be targeting these fish using light tackle, heavy tackle, or by doing some bottom fishing. Whether you're a newbie or experienced angler, Captain Jerry will accommodate to your skill level and provide plenty of expert guidance to put you on the fish! Live bait is not included in the trip price but can be purchased at the ramp or on the way out into the bays from the local bait me. Captain Jerry will supply all rods, reels and tackle. All you need to bring is a valid Texas Fishing License with a saltwater stamp for those over 16 years of age, sun protection, and any food and drinks you might want on the water. Captain Jerry will take care of the rest! Read More

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter near Port Aransas

Rockport Bay Blitz

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23 ft 1 - 5 People From $600
Fishing in Rockport
Fishing in Rockport
Fishing in Rockport
trip description for Rockport Bay Slam in Rockport

Come fish with Captain Tommy, a Full Time USCG licensed Texas fishing guide, as you venture into the waters such as Aransas Bay, Redfish Bay, Copano Bay, and Mesquite Bay just to name a few. You will target redfish and black drum in the flats as well as the marsh of St Joseph Island. Captain Tommy runs a 22' Alweld Bay Boat with a brand new 2022 150 hp Yamaha 4 stroke outboard jet drive. This means no propeller. Captain Tommy is sea grass friendly and you will be fishing water so shallow that other boats can't fish. So c'mon enjoy !! With an annual mean temperature of 71.1 degrees, almost everyday is a good day for fishing in Rockport Texas. Rockport also boasts an average of 288 sun-filled and rain-free days, and winter-time temperatures commonly in the 70s and 80s. This mild climate makes for comfortable Texas saltwater fishing all year round. Rockport Texas has some of the finest fishing to offer on the Texas Gulf Coast. Areas such as California Hole, Turtle Pen, Allens Bight, Lydia Ann Channel, Light House Lakes, Mud Island, and Estes Flats make this stretch of the Texas Coast a "must-fish" location for any saltwater angler. Captain Tommy will provide all the necessary gear for your trip.Bring your favorite snacks and drinks, your Texas Saltwater fishing license and some good company! Read More

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Rockport Bay Slam

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22 ft 1 - 5 People From $575
Fishing in Rockport
Fishing in Rockport
Fishing in Rockport
trip description for Inshore Slam - 22' Majek in Rockport

Hop on board Captain John's 22' Majek and get ready for an action-packed day of fishing in Rockport! Captain John will help you target Redfish, Black Drum, and Speckled Trout. You have the choice of fishing with live or dead bait but can always fish with artificial lures if you’re up for the challenge. Should you want to wade fish, Captain John is happy to provide the advice and techniques, but you will need to bring your own wading gear. Captain John's Majek is equipped with GPS and fishfinder units along with all the safety gear you’ll need for a safe and productive trip. Expect a smooth, comfortable, and dry ride to the fishing grounds. These trips can host up to 4 people, so make sure you bring some good company! Captain John will provide all rods, reels, and tackle. He even provides live bait. All you need to bring is a valid Texas Fishing License, any drinks and snacks you’d like (preferably no glass), and both waders and wading boots if you choose to wade fish. Read More

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Inshore Slam - 22' Majek

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22 ft 1 - 4 People From $600
Fishing in Rockport
Fishing in Rockport
Fishing in Rockport
trip description for Texas Gulf Coast Inshore Action in Rockport

Hit the water with Captain Jay and experience an amazing day of inshore fishing! Captain Jay will help you target Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and many more species of fish on your 4-hour (half-day) or 7-hour (full day) adventure through Rockport’s various bays and flats. He encourages his anglers to use various fishing techniques to catch the attention of those big fish. These techniques include, but are not limited to, trolling, jigging, and even popping. Captain Jay will provide everything you need for a productive day on the water, except a fishing license, which you’ll need to bring with you. Bring snacks as well. Captain Jay is passionate about introducing young people to outdoor life at every opportunity. Bring your kids aboard and, who knows, maybe one day they’ll repay the favor and bring you back to Captain Jay! Read More

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Texas Gulf Coast Inshore Action

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25 ft 1 - 4 People From $650
Hunting in Rockport
Hunting in Rockport
Hunting in Rockport
trip description for Rockport Duck Slam in Rockport

Enjoy an unforgettable experience duck hunting in Rockport TX, an area not only renowned within the state of Texas, but also across the country as one of the best places to hunt due to its wide variety of bird species and the tremendous bird population. By choosing us as your Rockport duck hunting guides, you can fulfill your dream of hunting down the following species without any hassle and without the need for any former experience in hunting: Redhead, Bluebills, Ringneck, Widgeon, Pintail, Greenwing, Bluewing, Northern shoveler, Gadwall, Bufflehead, and Goldeneye. On top of that you can have one of the best chances in the Lower 48 at killing a Cinnamon Teal! Leaf's Texas duck hunting trips are fun and offer several benefits, and provide a mentally stimulating challenge to hunters as well. Duck hunting can range in difficulty but oftentimes can pose quite a challenge. Waterfowlers need to be deceptive with decoys, stay patient, and account for factors such as wind and migration patterns. Duck hunting prevents overpopulation, and in turn, preserves native biodiversity. This makes your contribution to duck hunting in Texas go beyond just the thrill of trophy hunts — you are helping out the planet. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to disconnect from our interconnected world. Many work on computer screens all day and then go home to use TV’s, laptops, phones, tablets, you name it. Technology provides conveniences, but sometimes you need a break from it—not only to feel better, but for the sake of your health, too. Duck hunting serves as a great escape to nature. A mere few hours in nature help you not only escape our digital world—but also let you alleviate stress in a positive way. Getting away from the ordinary provides an important refresher for your body and mind! All the decoys, blinds, and transportation are taken care of on the trips, all you need to bring with you is your shotgun (12 gauge recommended), steel shot shells, and waders. Leaf and his team will take care of the rest! Read More

Duck Hunting Trip near Port Aransas

Rockport Duck Slam

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21 ft 1 - 7 People From $450
Hunting in Rockport
Hunting in Rockport
Hunting in Rockport
trip description for Rockport Duck Hunt in Rockport

Whether you're an experienced duck hunter or just getting into the sport, this South Texas duck hunt will be a real blast for anyone. Your guide and outfitter, Scott, has years of experience hunting the South Texas coast, and will put you right on the birds. In addition, he has a badass track record as an offshore billfish specialist and as a former professional bull rider! South Texas is smack in the center of the Central Flyway, and is a stopover for dozens of migratory waterfowl specied. The sheltered bays here draw hundreds of thousands of ducks annually, including Green-Winged and Blue-Winged Teals, Cinnamon Teals, Wigeons, Redheads, Pintails, Gadwalls, and Mottled Ducks. You can target all of these species, which are exciting quarries and great eating. Scott provides the boat, blinds, and dogs, so all you need to bring is your camoflauge, your guns, and your shells. You'll get out there before dawn, and hunt until 11 o'clock, so you can even be home for lunch! This trip can accommodate large groups, so invite your buddies! Read More

Duck Hunting Trip near Port Aransas

Rockport Duck Hunt

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23 ft 1 - 4 People From $300
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Fishing in Rockport
Fishing in Rockport
Fishing in Rockport
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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Ropin' Reds Inshore Adventure

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23 ft 1 - 4 People From $425
Fishing in Rockport
Fishing in Rockport
Fishing in Rockport
trip description for Rockport Bay Trip (Drifting or Wading) in Rockport

Hit the water for a day full of fun and adventure. You can choose how long we go, for the experienced angler there is a full day option, and for the novice angler there is a half day option. This trip can be either wading or drifting based on your preference. All of the bait and gear is provided. Fishing cleaning is included as well. I have water and some snacks on board. There is room in the cooler for you to add your snacks and drinks as well. So come on for some fun in the sun, catching some reds that you can take back to the beach house for dinner. Look forward to seeing you and tight lines. Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter near Port Aransas

Rockport Bay Trip (Drifting Or Wading)

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $550
Fishing, Hunting in Rockport
Fishing, Hunting in Rockport
Fishing, Hunting in Rockport
trip description for Rockport Cast and Blast in Rockport

This trip is perfect for hunters and anglers who want to do it all in South Texas! On this cast-and-blast trip, you'll hunt all morning and fish all afternoon, without breaking the bank. Your guide and outfitter, Scott, has years of experience hunting and fishing the South Texas coast, and will put you right on the birds and the Reds! In addition, he has a badass track record as an offshore billfish specialist and as a former professional bull rider! In terms of wingshooting, South Texas is smack in the center of the Central Flyway, and is a stopover for dozens of migratory waterfowl specied. The sheltered bays here draw hundreds of thousands of ducks annually, including Green-Winged and Blue-Winged Teals, Cinnamon Teals, Wigeons, Redheads, Pintails, Gadwalls, and Mottled Ducks. You can target all of these species, which are exciting quarries and great eating. Scott provides the boat, blinds, and dogs, so all you need to bring is your camoflauge, your guns, and your shells. You'll get out there before dawn, and hunt until 11 o'clock, so you can even be home for lunch! This trip can accommodate large groups, so invite your buddies! For fishing, the bays and inshore waters off Rockport are premier fishing grounds for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and more. You'll get out there aboard his 23' Haynie center console—an ideal boat for inshore and nearshor fishing. Captain Scott will make sure you're hooked up with the best tackle to find your target species, and he'll do everything he can to help you pull a personal best over the rail, fill your cooler, or both. Read More

Duck, Inshore Fishing, Hunting Charter near Port Aransas

Rockport Cast And Blast

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23 ft 1 - 4 People From $600
Fishing in Rockport
Fishing in Rockport
Fishing in Rockport
trip description for Rockport Bay-Full Day Fishing in Rockport

Head out with Captain Jerry for an exciting day of bay fishing! Rockport and Corpus Christi are home to several productive inshore bays and canals that are prime spots for catching some tasty Gulf fish without a lock trip from the dock. On this trip, Captain Jerry will take you out on inshore waters such as the Corpus Christi Bay, Aransas Bay and Redfish Bay where you'll be going after exciting bay fish such as Black Drum, Flounder, Redfish, and Speckled Trout. You'll be targeting these fish using light tackle, heavy tackle, or by doing some bottom fishing. Whether you're a newbie or experienced angler, Captain Jerry will accommodate to your skill level and provide plenty of expert guidance to put you on the fish! Live bait is not included in the trip price but can be purchased at the ramp or on the way out into the bays from the local bait me. Captain Jerry will supply all rods, reels and tackle. All you need to bring is a valid Texas Fishing License with a saltwater stamp for those over 16 years of age, sun protection, and any food and drinks you might want on the water. Captain Jerry will take care of the rest! Read More

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Rockport Bay-Full Day Fishing

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23 ft 1 - 6 People From $700
Fishing in Rockport
Fishing in Rockport
Fishing in Rockport
trip description for Real Deal Rockport in Rockport

Climb aboard with Captain Scott for an action packed adventure and the full experience of Texas charm in Rockport! The Trout are hopping down in Texas Bay, and Captain Scott can help you find them using his 23’ Haynie, which comfortably fits up to 4 people. Expert guidance through the shallows and a mastery of multiple techniques make Captain Scott an artist in the fishing industry, and he can’t wait for you to have the fishing trip of a lifetime. In addition to the delicious and crafty Spotted Seatrout, the bountiful waters of Texas Bay are filled with Black Drum, Flounder, and Redfish, all of which Captain Scott knows how to catch using his arsenal of techniques. Whether it be using artificial lures or live bait, Captain Scott knows what he’s doing. On this trip he can help you develop your technique in drift fishing, sight casting, wading, and fly fishing. Whatever skills you want to work on, he can help. Fishing is not nearly as simple as throwing a hook in the water and waiting—it is a difficult sport that requires tremendous skill. Captain Scott understands this and acts as an instructor, while also learning from his adventurers. If you are looking to hone your fishing skills with a master of the sport, no matter what your level of experience is, this is the trip for you. An amazing benefit of this trip is that Captain Scott provides everything you need on your voyage, including rods, tackle, and bait. All you need to bring is snacks and excitement for an incredible adventure and learning opportunity. Read More

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Real Deal Rockport

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23 ft 1 - 3 People From $400
Fishing in Rockport
Fishing in Rockport
Fishing in Rockport
trip description for Reel Thrills in Rockport in Rockport

Hop on board with Captain Tom and get ready for an action-packed day of fishing around Rockport! Captain Tom will help you target Redfish, Black Drum, and Speckled Trout. You have the choice of fishing with live or dead bait but can always fish with artificial lures if you’re up for the challenge. For these trips, Captain Tom uses his 21’ Shoalwater that’s powered by a 250 Evinrude engine. The boat is equipped with a GPS and fishfinder unit along with all the safety gear you’ll need for a safe and productive trip. Expect a smooth, comfortable, and dry ride to the fishing grounds. These trips can host up to 4 people, so make sure you bring some good company! Captain Tom will provide all rods, reels, and tackle. He even provides live bait. All you need to bring is a valid Texas Fishing License, any drinks and snacks you’d like (preferably no glass), and Captain Tom will take care of the rest! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter near Port Aransas

Reel Thrills In Rockport

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21 ft 1 - 4 People From $550

Everything to Know About Booking a Port Aransas tilefish fishing charter

What are the best tilefish fishing charters in Port Aransas?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 2 tilefish trip in Port Aransas: 12 hour Trip w/ac guided by Addison.

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Another popular city nearby for booking a Tilefish charter is Corpus Christi.

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

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for tilefish in Port Aransas.

The most common fishing techniques in Port Aransas are heavy tackle fishing, trolling, and live bait fishing but jigging and drift fishing are popular as well.

How much do Port Aransas tilefish fishing charters cost?

for tilefish in Port Aransas prices can range anywhere from about $2,160 to $3,020, but the average price for a full day trip for tilefish in Port Aransas is $2,557.

What month is best for tilefish fishing in Port Aransas?

The most popular season for tilefish fishing in Port Aransas is summer, and most anglers book their trips 30 days in advance.

Do I need a Port Aransas fishing license for tilefish and what are the bag limits for tilefish 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 tilefish fishing in Port Aransas all about?

Tilefish are a prized species found in the offshore waters near Port Aransas, adding to the diverse array of marine life that attracts anglers to this coastal Texas town. These bottom-dwelling fish, known for their distinctive appearance and delicious flesh, inhabit the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, where they can be found near underwater structures such as reefs, ledges, and rocky outcroppings. Anglers targeting tilefish in Port Aransas are in for a rewarding challenge, as these fish are known for their hard-fighting nature and the culinary delight they provide.

One of the primary methods for targeting tilefish in Port Aransas is deep dropping, a specialized fishing technique that involves deploying baited rigs to depths ranging from several hundred to over a thousand feet. Anglers use electric reels or specialized manual reels to lower their rigs to the seafloor, where tilefish congregate in search of food. By presenting bait such as squid, cut bait, or small fish on the ocean floor, anglers entice tilefish to strike, often resulting in exhilarating battles as these powerful fish are brought to the surface.

In addition to the thrill of the catch, pursuing tilefish in Port Aransas offers anglers the opportunity to immerse themselves in the beauty of the open sea and the camaraderie of the fishing community. Whether fishing from a private vessel or joining a charter boat excursion, anglers can enjoy breathtaking views of the coastal landscape and encounter a variety of other marine species along the way. With its rich maritime heritage and access to prime fishing grounds, Port Aransas provides an ideal destination for anglers seeking the ultimate tilefish adventure on the Texas Gulf Coast.

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

In Port Aransas, the tilefish seasons are influenced by various factors including water temperature, weather conditions, and fish migration patterns. Tilefish can generally be targeted year-round in the offshore waters near Port Aransas, but their abundance and activity levels may vary depending on the season. During the warmer months of spring and summer, tilefish tend to be more active and accessible as they move into shallower waters to spawn. Anglers can often find them near underwater structures such as reefs, ledges, and rocky outcroppings in the nearshore and offshore areas.

As the temperatures cool in the fall and winter months, the behavior of tilefish in Port Aransas may shift, leading them to migrate to deeper waters or seek refuge in warmer habitats. During this time, anglers may need to adjust their fishing techniques and target deeper offshore areas where tilefish are known to congregate. However, even in the cooler months, dedicated anglers can still find success in catching tilefish by exploring offshore habitats and adjusting their approach to coincide with the seasonal movements of these deep-water dwellers.

Understanding the seasonal patterns of tilefish is essential for anglers looking to maximize their chances of success in Port Aransas. By staying informed about factors such as water temperature, migration patterns, and spawning behavior, anglers can plan their fishing trips accordingly and increase their likelihood of encountering tilefish throughout the year. With its rich fishing heritage and access to prime offshore fishing grounds, Port Aransas offers anglers ample opportunities to pursue the elusive tilefish and enjoy the thrill of the catch in every season.

What techniques are popular for catching tilefish in Port Aransas?

Fishing for tilefish in Port Aransas requires specialized techniques tailored to the deep offshore waters where these elusive fish reside. One primary method for targeting tilefish is deep dropping, a technique that involves lowering baited rigs to depths ranging from several hundred to over a thousand feet. Anglers typically use electric reels or specialized manual reels to lower their rigs to the seafloor, where tilefish congregate around underwater structures such as reefs, ledges, and rocky outcroppings. By presenting bait such as squid, cut bait, or small fish on the ocean floor, anglers entice tilefish to strike, often resulting in exhilarating battles as these powerful fish are brought to the surface.

Another effective technique for tilefish fishing in Port Aransas is drift fishing. This method involves drifting with the current over known tilefish habitats while deploying baited rigs to various depths. Anglers use heavy sinkers to keep their rigs near the bottom, where tilefish are known to feed. By drifting over productive areas and presenting bait in the water column, anglers can cover a wide area and increase their chances of encountering tilefish. Drift fishing requires careful attention to boat positioning and drift speed to effectively target tilefish in the offshore waters off Port Aransas.

In addition to deep dropping and drift fishing, some anglers in Port Aransas may also find success in targeting tilefish using vertical jigging techniques. This method involves dropping heavy metal jigs to the bottom and then jigging them up and down to mimic the motion of fleeing prey. Tilefish are known to respond to the erratic movement of jigs, particularly when presented near underwater structures where they congregate. Whether employing deep dropping, drift fishing, or vertical jigging techniques, anglers in Port Aransas have a variety of options at their disposal for pursuing tilefish and experiencing the excitement of deep-sea angling in the Gulf of Mexico.

What other species are popular in Port Aransas?

While tilefish offer a thrilling deep-sea fishing experience in Port Aransas, the waters surrounding this coastal town are teeming with a diverse array of other species waiting to be caught. One notable target species is the red snapper, a highly prized fish known for its vibrant colors, delicious flavor, and spirited fight. Anglers can venture offshore to reefs, wrecks, and rocky outcroppings where red snapper congregate, using bottom fishing techniques with bait such as squid, mullet, or cut bait. With strict regulations in place to ensure sustainable harvesting, catching red snapper in Port Aransas provides both excitement and the opportunity for a savory seafood feast.

In addition to red snapper, Port Aransas offers excellent opportunities for anglers to target king mackerel, also known as kingfish. These fast-swimming predators patrol the nearshore and offshore waters, offering anglers exhilarating battles and the chance to hook into a true trophy fish. Anglers often utilize trolling techniques with live bait or artificial lures to entice king mackerel, especially during their peak migration periods in the spring and fall. With their impressive speed and acrobatic leaps, king mackerel provide anglers in Port Aransas with unforgettable angling experiences and the potential for an impressive catch.

Furthermore, Port Aransas boasts an abundance of other sought-after species, ranging from the hard-fighting cobia to the delectably flaky grouper. Whether casting lines from the shore, pier, or boat, anglers can immerse themselves in the thrill of the chase while surrounded by the stunning natural beauty that defines this vibrant coastal town. With its rich fishing heritage and access to diverse marine habitats, Port Aransas stands as a premier destination for anglers seeking unforgettable adventures on the Texas Gulf Coast, offering a wide array of species to target beyond the elusive tilefish.

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