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What are the best fishing charters in Rockport?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 151 trips in Rockport, 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 Rockport 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 Corpus Christi, Port Aransas and Aransas Pass.

What types of fishing charters are common in Rockport?

Inshore fishing is the most popular in Rockport as well as flats fishing, duck hunting, and nearshore fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Rockport are: 1. redfish, 2. speckled trout, 3. black drum, and 4. flounder.

The most common fishing techniques in Rockport are light tackle fishing, artificial lure fishing, and wading but drift fishing and bottom fishing are popular as well.

How much do Rockport fishing charters cost?

in Rockport prices can range anywhere from $300 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip in Rockport is $636. The average price for a full day trip in Rockport is $1,193.

What month is best for fishing in Rockport?

The most popular season for fishing in Rockport is summer, and most anglers book their trips 14 days in advance.

Do I need a Rockport fishing license and what are the bag limits in Rockport?

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

Living & Fishing In Rockport, Texas

Rockport is situated on the western side of the Gulf of Mexico, but protected by barrier islands that form the intracoastal canal. Originally a small fishing village, the city quickly grew in the mid-1920's due to a booming shrimping industry that drove up populations numbers.

Since then, Rockport has become a popular destination for vacationers looking to fish, relax on the local beaches, and enjoy area attractions like the many art galleries that dot the downtown area. In fact, Rockport was named as one of The 100 Best Small Art Towns of America by Americans for the Arts.

Whether you're fishing in Rockport for the first time or have plenty of history with the area, we make it simple to find, book and manage your next fishing trip with the best fishing guides in Rockport. Search for your next trip and reserve online in minutes.

Rockport Fishing Species and Geography Overview

For those seeking a diverse angling experience on the Gulf Coast, a Rockport, Texas fishing guide is the perfect solution. These experts will take you on a journey through a variety of waterways, from the shallow flats to the deep offshore waters, in search of some of Texas' most beloved fish species.

Bay fishing is a popular activity in South Texas, and Rockport offers access to the productive waters of Copano and Aransas Bays. Here, anglers can target a range of prized fish, including Jack Crevalle, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Redfish, Speckled Trout, and even Tarpon.

But the benefits of a Rockport fishing guide don't stop at the bays. Venturing beyond the jetties to the nearshore and offshore waters of the Gulf opens up opportunities to target Amberjack, Cobia, Groupers, Snappers, and big game fish like Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Billfish.

Rockport fishing guides cater to anglers of all ages and skill levels, with trips ranging from a couple of hours for family outings to full-day excursions for serious anglers. Offshore adventures may require multiple days on the water.

Before embarking on a fishing trip in the Texas coastal bend, anglers must obtain a valid TX saltwater fishing license. Rockport fishing guides ensure compliance with all legal size and bag limits, allowing anglers to focus on the thrilling fishing experience.

Inshore Fishing in Rockport

The Texas Coastal Bend, with Rockport at its heart, is an inshore angler’s paradise, and our Rockport fishing guides hold the keys! Crystal-clear waters abound, providing opportunities for wade fishing with live bait or artificial lures, drift fishing from your captain’s boat, and some of the best saltwater fly fishing around.

If you are after giant bull redfish or massive speckled trout, head to Rockport from late summer to fall when these beasts come pouring in. If you are looking to elevate your fishing trip, try tackling Rockport reds on a fly. Nearby, Baffin Bay is responsible for the state record speckled trout and redfish and could be the ticket to setting a new personal best.

Nearshore / Deep Sea Fishing in Rockport

While Rockport offers an abundance of riches for inshore Redfish and Speckled Trout fishing, we’d definitely recommend checking out our Port Aransas trips for deep sea opportunities. Just across Aransas Bay, Port Aransas offers immediate deep sea access for species like Tuna, Red Snapper, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and Marlin.

There are plenty of modern offshore boats available for charter. From multi-day bluewater excursions on flybridge sportfishers, bouncing around reefs on quick center consoles, and everything in between - Rockport deep sea charters have it all.

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Popular Types of Fishing In Rockport

Rockport fishing charters offer a variety of options for anglers of all levels. The most common types of fishing charters in Rockport include bay fishing, offshore fishing, and fly fishing. Bay fishing is perfect for families and beginners, while offshore fishing is for the more experienced angler looking for a bigger catch. Fly fishing is a unique experience that requires skill and patience.

The types of fish you can expect to catch in Rockport vary depending on the type of fishing charter you choose. Inshore fishing charters typically target redfish, trout, and flounder. Offshore fishing charters target larger species such as kingfish, snapper, and grouper. Fly fishing charters target redfish and trout in the shallow waters of the flats.

Some popular landmarks that Rockport fishing charters visit include the Lydia Ann Channel, Aransas Pass Jetties, and the Copano Bay State Fishing Pier. These locations offer some of the best fishing opportunities in the area.

No matter what type of fishing charter you choose, Rockport offers a unique and exciting experience for anglers of all levels. So grab your gear and get ready for a day on the water with one of Rockport's many fishing charters.

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The Best Places To Fish In Rockport, TX

Rockport, Texas is a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts, with its abundance of bays, estuaries, and Gulf waters. Whether you're looking for a peaceful spot to cast a line or want to book a fishing charter for a more adventurous experience, here are some of the best places to fish in Rockport:

1. Aransas Bay - This shallow bay is home to a variety of fish species, including redfish, trout, and flounder. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore the deeper waters.

2. Copano Bay - Known for its clear waters and abundant oyster reefs, Copano Bay is a great spot for catching redfish, trout, and drum. Fishing charters are available for those who want to venture out to the Gulf.

3. St. Charles Bay - This secluded bay is a favorite among locals for its peaceful atmosphere and excellent fishing opportunities. Redfish, trout, and flounder are common catches here.

4. Gulf of Mexico - For those looking for a more adventurous fishing experience, a fishing charter in the Gulf of Mexico is a must. Tuna, marlin, and snapper are just a few of the species you can expect to catch.

5. Rockport Beach - If you're looking for a family-friendly fishing spot, Rockport Beach is a great option. The pier is open 24/7 and is a popular spot for catching redfish, trout, and sheepshead.

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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