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Full Day Offshore - 36' Contender

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Matagorda Bay & Beyond

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26 ft 1 - 6 People From $575
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Port A Offshore Super Slam

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Big State Water Snapper

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32 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,650
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Fishing in Port Aransas
Fishing in Port Aransas
Fishing in Port Aransas
trip description for Port Aransas State Water Offshore in Port Aransas

Embark on an extended nearshore/offshore fishing charter in Port Aransas, Texas. Venture offshore for an exciting 6-8 hour fishing expedition. Experience the thrill of targeting a wide range of species, from snapper, kingfish, shark, redfish, and anything else that you want to reel in that day. With your expert guide and top-notch equipment, reel in impressive catches in the deep waters. Enjoy the stunning scenery and create unforgettable fishing memories. Book now for an exhilarating offshore fishing adventure! This is a state water trip, not to exceed 9 nautical miles offshore. Read More

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Port Aransas State Water Offshore

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Fishing in Port Aransas
Fishing in Port Aransas
Fishing in Port Aransas
trip description for Fishing Deep Off Port A in Port Aransas

If you've been dying to hook up a prizewinner off the South Texas coast, this trip with Captain Freddy is your ticket! Port Aransas (locally nicknamed "Port A") is a fishing hotpsot that has opportunities for all the top gamefish, from fast pelagic predators such as Wahoo, King Mackerel, and Mahi to stubborn fighters such as Amberjack, Snapper, and Grouper. On this trip, you'll be able to take a shot at them all, depending on the season and your preferences. You'll go after these fish using a range of techniques, including bottomfishing, drifting, trolling, and jigging. Captain Freddy is an expert and is happy to give you some tips to help you refine your technique, but once that fish is on, it's all you! Whether you're out there to fill your cooler or to bag a trophy, he'll get you on the fish and do everything he can to help you hook 'em, fight 'em, and get them over the rail. On this trip, you'll be out on the water aboard Captain Freddy's 46' Bertram sportfisher. This beautiful boat has everything you need for a comfortable and successful day on the water, including two air-conditioned staterooms, bathrooms, outriggers, downriggers, a tower for sighting fish, and twin Detroit engines for a total of 1500 horsepower. Captain Freddy provides everything you need, including top-of-the-line rods, reels, bait, and tackle. All you need to bring is proper clothing, sunscreen, a hat, and your Texas fishing license! Read More

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Fishing Deep Off Port A

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46 ft 1 - 6 People From $3,000
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trip description for Epic Deep Sea Fishing in Port Aransas

Hit the water with Captain Daniel and experience an action-packed day of fishing! This 8, 10, or 12- hour deep-water adventure allows you to target a bigger variety of fish, such as Red Snapper (depending on the season), Mahi Mahi, and Tuna. The crew of Captain Daniel will guide you every step of the way. You will fish for big game fish, troll weed lines, and bottom fish around rocks, wrecks, and structure. The crew especially loves teaching kids and beginners everything about the different fish species available in this area, as well as fishing techniques. Captain Daniel will supply fuel, bait, top-of-the-line rods and reels, tackle, and ice. All you need to bring is a valid Texas Fishing License with a saltwater stamp for those over 16 years of age, food and drinks of your choice (no bananas), and comfortable life jackets if you are traveling with children. Enjoy an incredible day on the water with Captain Daniel! Read More

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Epic Deep Sea Fishing

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36 ft 1 - 6 People From $2,500
Fishing in Freeport
Fishing in Freeport
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trip description for Overnight 30 hr trip in Freeport

If you want to experience real deal deep-sea fishing, Captain Steve is your guy! This trip is 30 hours out on the water with lines in the water the hole time! You will leave the dock at the Freeport Marina around 6am and book it out 100 miles offshore where the water is between 300-1000 feet deep. You can expect to encounter some crazy specimens at these depths. Thus you'll be using heavy tackle to bring in the large snapper, 50 lb Gag & Black Grouper, big tuna, blue marlin, sailfish, swordfish and wahoo to name a few. Just let Captain Steve know if there is a species you wish to target and he will put his 30 years of experience to work to make it happen. Though you can catch them while the sun is up, most of these monster specimens like to feed at night which is why it is advantageous to stay overnight! Equipped with a restroom, a cushioned lounging area, and plenty of shade, Captain Steve's 36' Cape Horn sportfisher is the perfect vessel to hangout on while you wait to reel in your next catch as well. After you've caught your fill, you will return back to the dock around 12pm following day. Captain Steve will fillet your catch and send you on your way with an experience you wont soon forget! Captain Steve will provide everything you need to get you started on the right foot. Steve and crew offer, rods, reels, bait, tackle, and water. Meals for your trip can be coordinated with Capt. Steve in the days leading up to your trip, so all you will need to bring is your sunscreen, hat, sunglasses and please do not forget a one day Texas fishing license. 10%-15% gratuity tips are not required but appreciated Read More

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Overnight 30 Hr Trip

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36 ft 1 - 6 People From $4,000
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trip description for Good Times in the Gulf in Port Aransas

Fishing in the Gulf from Port Aransas, TX is an amazing way to spend a day. The views are incredible, the fishing is great, and the overall experience is one that you'll never forget. With this experienced captain and crew, you can be assured that you'll have a safe and enjoyable day on the water. On this trip, you'll target various pelagic species including Blacktip Shark, Hammerhead Shark, King Mackerel, and Red Snapper. Captain Chad and his crew will use a variety of techniques to put you on the fish, including bottom fishing, drift fishing, heavy tackle, jigging, live bait, and trolling. No matter what your experience level is, we will make sure that you have a great time and catch some fish! Captain Chad's boat is a 36' catamaran manufactured by Twin Vee. It's powered by twin Yamaha engines for a total of 600hp. The boat is equipped with GPS, fishfinder, live bait well, outriggers, and icebox. It is also wheelhouse-equipped for your comfort in case of inclement weather. This boat is perfect for a group of up to 6 anglers. It is fast, safe, and comfortable—everything you need for a great day of fishing! When you come aboard Captain Chad's boat, you will be provided all the tackle and bait that you need. All you need to bring is food, drinks (no glass), sunscreen, a valid Texas fishing license, sunglasses, and a cooler for your catch. Fish cleaning service is also available for a small fee, so you can take home your catch for dinner! Read More

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Good Times In The Gulf

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36 ft 1 - 6 People From $2,760
Fishing in Port Aransas
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trip description for Captain Daniel's Fish Frenzy in Port Aransas

Hit the water with Captain Daniel and experience an action-packed day of fishing! This 8, 10, or 12-hour adventure allows you to target a wide variety of fish, such as Red Snapper (depending on the season), Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Cobia, and many more species of fish. The crew of Captain Daniel will guide you every step of the way. You will fish for big game fish, troll weed lines, and bottom fish around rocks, wrecks, and structures. The crew especially loves teaching kids and beginners everything about the different fish species available in this area, as well as fishing techniques. For these trips, Captain Daniel uses a 36’ Yellow Fin providing plenty of space for your whole group to enjoy a full day on the water. Includes 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, A/C, TV, and a couch. Captain Daniel will supply fuel, bait, top-of-the-line rods and reels, tackle, and ice. All you need to bring is a valid Texas Fishing License with a saltwater stamp for those over 16 years of age, food and drinks of your choice (no bananas), and comfortable life jackets if you are traveling with children. Get ready for an unforgettable day on the water with Captain Daniel! Read More

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Captain Daniel's Fish Frenzy

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Everything to Know About Booking a Port O'Connor red snapper fishing charter

What are the best red snapper fishing charters in Port O'Connor?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 26 red snapper trips in Port O'Connor, and the most popular trips in the area are Full Day Offshore - 36' Contender guided by Robert, Matagorda Bay & Beyond guided by Benny, and Port O'Connor 2-Night Getaway guided by Robert.

Our guides in Port O'Connor are rated a 4.89 out of 5 based on 2711 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.

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What types of red snapper fishing charters are common in Port O'Connor?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for red snapper in Port O'Connor as well as nearshore fishing, flats fishing, and inshore fishing.

The most common fishing techniques in Port O'Connor are bottom fishing, trolling, and jigging but heavy tackle fishing and light tackle fishing are popular as well.

How much do Port O'Connor red snapper fishing charters cost?

for red snapper in Port O'Connor prices can range anywhere from about $650 to $3,500, but the average price for a half day trip for red snapper in Port O'Connor is $614. The average price for a full day trip for red snapper in Port O'Connor is $2,307.

What month is best for red snapper fishing in Port O'Connor?

The most popular season for red snapper fishing in Port O'Connor is summer, and most anglers book their trips 16 days in advance.

Do I need a Port O'Connor fishing license for red snapper and what are the bag limits for red snapper in Port O'Connor?

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

What is red snapper fishing in Port O'Connor all about?

Red snapper fishing in Port O'Connor is a highlight for anglers seeking a thrilling offshore adventure in the Gulf of Mexico. Known for their vibrant red coloration, powerful fights, and delicious fillets, red snapper are a prized catch that draws anglers from far and wide. Port O'Connor serves as a gateway to some of the most productive red snapper grounds in the Gulf, with numerous reefs, wrecks, and underwater structures providing ideal habitat for these prized fish. From experienced offshore anglers to first-time fishermen, the opportunity to battle with these hard-fighting giants is a quintessential part of the Port O'Connor fishing experience.

During the summer months, when red snapper season is typically open, anglers flock to Port O'Connor to target these coveted reef dwellers. Whether heading out on private boats or joining charter excursions, anglers can expect thrilling action as they drop baits and lures down to the depths where red snapper lurk. Using a variety of techniques, including bottom fishing with cut bait or jigging with vertical jigs, anglers can entice strikes from red snapper weighing upwards of 20 pounds or more. The anticipation of feeling the telltale thump of a red snapper taking the bait and the adrenaline rush of battling these powerful fish to the surface make for unforgettable fishing memories in Port O'Connor.

While red snapper fishing in Port O'Connor offers unparalleled excitement, anglers must adhere to regulations set forth by fisheries management authorities to ensure the sustainability of the fishery. Strict quotas and season lengths are imposed to protect red snapper populations and ensure their long-term viability. Anglers are encouraged to familiarize themselves with current regulations and practice responsible fishing practices, such as proper handling and release techniques for undersized or out-of-season fish. By working together to conserve this valuable resource, anglers can continue to enjoy the thrill of red snapper fishing in Port O'Connor for generations to come.

What are the most popular months to fish for red snapper fishing in Port O'Connor?

In Port O'Connor, the red snapper season holds a special allure for anglers, signaling the peak of offshore fishing excitement. The season typically kicks off in early summer, around June, coinciding with the opening of federal waters for recreational fishing. This timing aligns perfectly with the red snapper's spawning season, when these prized fish migrate to offshore reefs and structures to reproduce. Anglers eagerly anticipate this time, as it marks the beginning of prime opportunities to target these delicious and hard-fighting game fish.

Throughout the summer months, the red snapper season in Port O'Connor offers anglers ample chances to test their skills against these powerful and prized denizens of the deep. Whether venturing out on private boats or joining charter excursions, anglers flock to the offshore reefs and platforms where red snapper congregate in impressive numbers. Using a variety of techniques, such as bottom fishing with live bait or vertical jigging with heavy jigs, anglers can entice strikes from these voracious predators. The excitement of battling a large red snapper, with its characteristic head-shaking runs and formidable strength, makes each outing a memorable experience for anglers of all levels.

As the summer progresses into early fall, the red snapper season in Port O'Connor begins to wind down, typically concluding in late August or early September. During this time, anglers make the most of the remaining opportunities to target red snapper before the season closure. Many anglers take advantage of extended offshore trips or overnight charters to maximize their time on the water and capitalize on the abundance of red snapper in the deeper offshore waters. While the season may be short-lived, the memories of battling these prized fish against the backdrop of Port O'Connor's scenic coastline linger long after the last lines have been reeled in.

What techniques are popular for catching red snapper fishing in Port O'Connor?

In Port O'Connor, anglers employ various techniques to target red snapper, each tailored to the specific conditions and preferences of the individual angler. One popular method is bottom fishing using live or cut bait. Anglers often anchor or drift over known red snapper habitats such as reefs, wrecks, and underwater structures, deploying baited hooks with weights to reach the bottom. Live baits like mullet, pinfish, or squid are particularly effective in enticing strikes from red snapper, as their natural movement and scent attract these voracious predators.

Another favored technique for catching red snapper in Port O'Connor is vertical jigging. This method involves dropping heavy jigs or metal lures to the ocean floor and then jigging them vertically through the water column. Vertical jigging is especially effective when targeting suspended red snapper or when fishing in deep water where traditional bottom fishing may be less productive. Anglers can vary the speed and cadence of their jigging to mimic the movements of baitfish, often triggering aggressive strikes from hungry red snapper lurking below.

Trolling is yet another popular technique employed by anglers targeting red snapper in Port O'Connor, particularly when fishing over expansive reef systems or along underwater ledges. Anglers troll a spread of artificial lures or rigged baits behind their boat at varying speeds, covering a wide area in search of active red snapper. This method allows anglers to cover ground efficiently and locate schools of red snapper, particularly during times when they may be actively feeding near the surface. Whether bottom fishing, vertical jigging, or trolling, anglers in Port O'Connor have a range of effective techniques at their disposal to pursue the prized red snapper in the Gulf waters off the Texas coast.

What other species are popular in Port O'Connor?

While red snapper fishing in Port O'Connor is undoubtedly thrilling, anglers have the opportunity to target a diverse array of other species that inhabit the rich waters of the Texas Gulf Coast. One highly prized catch is the king mackerel, known for its speed, strength, and delicious flavor. These pelagic predators patrol the nearshore waters, often congregating around artificial reefs, oil rigs, and bait schools. Anglers trolling with live bait or artificial lures, as well as those drifting with live baits or fishing from piers and jetties, can all find success in hooking into these powerful fish.

Another popular species to target in Port O'Connor is the cobia, affectionately known as the "ling" or "lemonfish." These hard-fighting fish are known for their opportunistic feeding habits and can be found cruising along the coastlines, nearshore reefs, and even following larger marine animals such as rays and sharks. Anglers often sight-cast to cobia using live baitfish or artificial lures, with the excitement of a cobia sighting and the subsequent battle adding an extra dimension to the fishing experience in Port O'Connor.

In addition to king mackerel and cobia, anglers visiting Port O'Connor can also pursue a variety of other species, including black drum, Spanish mackerel, and various species of snapper and grouper. Whether fishing from a boat, pier, jetty, or surfcasting from the shoreline, there's always something biting in the diverse waters of Port O'Connor. With such a wide range of species to target and fishing techniques to employ, anglers are sure to find endless opportunities for excitement and adventure on the Texas Gulf Coast.

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    Kimberly B. with Corey B. of Port Aransas, Texas

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    Had a great time fishing with Capitan Corey slow bite but still a great experience

    Joe R. with Corey B. of Rockport, Texas

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    Corey was an amazing guide! We had a blast and caught some reds. Will be booking with Corey again!!!

    Kathryn E. with Corey B. of Port Aransas, Texas

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    Capt. Corey did a wonderful job. Gives great service. Has an awesome attitude. Handles his boat well, Very clean and well kept. Will definitely book with him again.

    Henry V. with Corey B. of Port Aransas, Texas

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    Trip was great even though the weather was bad

    David G. with Corey B. of Rockport, Texas

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    Captain Corey was fantastic! Went out of his way to get the “right” bait (which it was!). We caught enough fish, on a really windy day, for the kids to have wonderful memories. He’s great with kids, has plenty of interesting stories and just a pleasure to be around. Book with Corey! You won’t regret it!

    Rick A. with Corey B. of Rockport, Texas

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    Thanks, Corey. You are a good Captain. The Sheepshead filets were great and the day on the boat was fantastic. Too bad the fishing wasn’t better. Thanks for spending the extra time. The Krall Fsmily

    Clayton K. with Corey B. of Port Aransas, Texas

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    Corey was AMAZING! We had a great time, and caught lots of fish!

    Britny P. with Corey B. of Port Aransas, Texas

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    Awesome fishing trip! Booked two days back to back for my boys and extended family, but was canceled on a month out and pushed to Captain Corey. Turned out to be the best thing that could have happened! Captain Corey was super available, coordinated and communicated well in advance, adjusted trips to give us the best experience. First day was slower (cold weather) and he adjusted timing to make it awesome. Limited out second day because of him!!! Haven’t met a team yet that will work as hard as he did to put us on fish and ensure we had fun! Like fishing with family! We will book with him each time from here on out. Thank you.

    David W. with Corey B. of Rockport, Texas

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    We did not have a good experience. The seas were very rough, we got sea sick, completely drenched and my husband fell out of his wheelchair when the boat hit a big wave at about mile 13 or 14. He was stayed seated on the floor of the boat as we attempted to continue out. After about 1.5 hours, we were less than 20 miles out, we decided to ask the captain to turn around.

    Gabriel D. with Danny D. of Port Aransas, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    We had an incredible fishing trip with Corey! Our group of four had a fantastic time, thanks to his expertise and friendly demeanor. Corey made sure everyone had bait on their lines, and he effortlessly adapted to our varying levels of fishing experience. His easy-going nature and knowledge of the sport created the perfect atmosphere for a memorable day on the water. We highly recommend Corey as a fishing guide!

    Enrique C. with Corey B. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Corey was awesome! He communicated with me the the whole time and was more than accommodating to my group. This was the first ever trip I booked and I definitely will be booking again. If you want a great time and a great captain this is your trip!!

    Noah C. with Corey B. of Port Aransas, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip with James (AKA Grandpa) seas were a little rough but that's too be expected. Had a Member of our group get very ill and not only was James's first thought his safety but we cut our trip short and he even discounted the fees. Very thankful and will use them again. I can't put the review in and not mention Daryl, his mate, as well. To notch crew!!

    Jason L. with Danny D. of Port Aransas, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Wow, if I could add 10 stars, that might be enough. Captain Corey was knowledgeable, personable and he offered up a treasure trove of tips and anecdotes that made the time fly. He even gave me great advice on where to get the best local seafood for my dinner. I caught a massive stingray on our outing, which is an experience I won’t soon forget. I highly recommend his guide services, regardless of your skill level. His love for fishing is matched by his expertise. You’ll have a great time, even if the fish aren’t biting. But he seems to know where they are, even when other boats are out of luck!

    Richard B. with Corey B. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Absolute best first time trip! Our captain, and his deckhand were fantastic, and really knew how make a good joke :) all around an enjoyable time.

    Macrae A. with Danny D. of Port Aransas, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Excellent. 4 great Wahoo and lots of snapper great guys. Loved it.

    Chuck G. with Danny D. of Port Aransas, Texas

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