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Ropin' Reds Inshore Adventure

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Half Day Bay Adventure

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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 $$

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 $$

Head out onto the productive waters around Rockport for an awesome day of fishing with Captain Toby. He’s been fishing these waters since he was a kid, with his father as the guide he started learning the tips and tricks of the trade at a very young age. Now with his own charter business, he specializes in fishing the intricate bay systems around Rockport, so whatever your age or skill level, you’re in for a trip to remember. His boat is a 22’ Majek bay boat that runs on a powerful 225 HP Yamaha V6 outboard engine. There’s enough room here for up to 4 anglers, so it’s perfect if you’re looking to have a good time together with your family. With all the necessary safety gear and navigation electronics on board, you can look forward to a safe and productive trip. Of course, the main thing you need for a productive trip is a lot of fish, and these waters can provide just that! It’s an inshore paradise where you’ll be going after the likes of Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, and more. You never really know what you’ll find on the end of your line! All the rods, reels, tackle and bait you’ll need are included in the trip price. Not only that, but Captain Toby will clean and bag your catch as well as offer a few suggestions on how to cook them. You’ll need to bring a valid fishing license with you, along with any drinks and snacks you’d like to have for the day. Come on down to Rockport and get some quality fishing done! Read More

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Rockport Roundup Fishing Trip

80% (5)
22 ft 1 - 4 People $

Climb aboard with Captain Travis and embark on a fishing adventure to remember in Rockport, Texas! On this 4-hour (half-day) or 8-hour (full day) trip, you’ll be chasing Black Drum, Redfish, Sheepshead, and Speckled Trout. Bring a valid Texas saltwater fishing license, food and drinks for the day, sunscreen, and a hat. Test your skills and strength and fill the boat on what promises to be an exhilarating day with Captain Travis! Read More

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Sight Casting Safari

100% (1)
18 ft 1 - 2 People $

Captain Corey welcomes you down to the Coastal Bend to unleash the thrill of fishing in Rockport, Texas! Embark on an unforgettable fishing adventure with Captain Corey, where the pristine waters of Rockport, Texas, meet the expertise of our seasoned crew. He takes great pride in delivering an exceptional fishing experience that caters to anglers of all levels, from beginners to seasoned pros. Our friendly and knowledgeable captain boast years of experience navigating the abundant fishing grounds of Rockport. He will not only lead you to the best fishing spots but also share valuable tips and techniques to optimize your catch. Our captain is licensed, and has over 15 years of experience. Whether you're seeking an action-packed day of nearshore fishing or a serene inshore expedition, we tailor our fishing trips to your preferences. Let us know your ideal fishing experience, and we'll make it happen! To ensure an edge in your fishing endeavors, we equip our boats with the finest fishing gear and technology. From top-quality rods and reels to fish-finding sonar systems, we spare no expense to enhance your chances of reeling in the big one. Fishing is a fantastic activity for all ages. Bring along your family and friends, and create lasting memories together as you bond over the thrill of the catch. Inshore Fishing: Explore the shallow waters of the bays, flats, and estuaries as you target species like Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and more. Inshore fishing is perfect for those seeking a laid-back experience surrounded by breathtaking coastal views. Read More

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ROCKPORT INSHORE

100% (4)
23 ft 1 - 5 People $$

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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Redfish On The Fly

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18 ft 1 - 2 People $
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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Rockport

What are the best fishing charters in Rockport?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 186 trips in Rockport, and the most popular trips in the area are Ropin' Reds Inshore Adventure guided by Jim, Half Day Bay Adventure guided by Brody, and Inshore Guided Trip guided by Bryce.

Our guides in Rockport are rated a 4.86 out of 5 based on 2494 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.

Looking for kid friendly charters in Rockport? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in Rockport.

What types of fishing charters are common in Rockport?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular in Rockport as well as inshore fishing, flats fishing, 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 live bait fishing but drift fishing and bottom fishing are popular as well.

How much do Rockport fishing charters cost?

in Rockport prices can range anywhere from an affordable $125 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip in Rockport is $788. The average price for a full day trip in Rockport is $1,178.

What month is best for fishing in Rockport?

The most popular season for fishing in Rockport is summer, and most anglers book their trips 22 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

  • ★★★★★
    The best trip I have ever been on Really nice to meet Captain Toby We will be using Toby again

    Frank H. with Toby S. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Of all the fishing trips I have been on . The one with Captain Toby is by far the best one We all had a great time

    Frank H. with Toby S. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great trip. Conditions weren't ideal but Jason managed to find fish for us and keep it interesting. Highly recommend.

    James B. with Jason M. of Rockport, Texas

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

    Clay S. with Travis G. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    Travis did a great job for us, pleasant, very experienced and taught us techniques that we wanted to learn. I highly recommend him.

    Julio C. with Travis P. of Rockport, Texas

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

    Craig C. with Jim G. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Fishing with Ben was amazing and just what we were looking for. My wife and I took my 83 year old father out for a morning and Ben had us catching fish as soon as the bait hit the water. We only kept what we were going to eat so we threw a lot back (not to mention the ones that we missed). For an enjoyable time catching fish I recommend going out with him and ask about taking the airboat.

    Mark J. with Ben W. 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

  • ★★★★★
    10/14/23 Windy day, but Ben got us on the reds within 20 minutes of being in the boat and worked to keep the bite going for us right up until the end of our day! Ben, thanks again for making our first trip fishing for reds a huge success and we’re already talking about planning our next trip!

    Bryan C. with Ben W. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Thomas AKA Tommy was amazing! He made sure my 13 year old son and grandson had a good time. He got them catching fish and cut up with us and was respectful. He was extremely knowledgeable. We had a really great time!

    Brandi W. with Thomas B. 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

  • ★★★★★
    The three of us and Tommy went on a fishing trip on Saturday morning, very early! Throughout the entire trip, Tommy was great! He’s a true fisherman and is probably out on the water everyday. He took us to multiple spots around the bay. During our trip, we were able to catch both red fish and drum fish. Tommy casted for us and we had the joy of reeling the fish in. Tommy had us laughing and had great stories the whole time. After we got back, Tommy cut the fish the way we wanted. This was a great fishing trip and we would recommend this trip to others!! Thanks for the trip Tommy!!

    Randall S. with Thomas B. of Rockport, 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

  • ★★★★★
    Good fishing trip with a great guide! Toby put us on some Red Fish and we caught our limit early! Then he found us some Sea Trout and we caught several of those too!

    Leanne H. with Toby S. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great trip Captain Jason Molitr! He has a great attitude and he strives to make sure he takes care of his customers.

    Kenneth A. with Jason M. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Jim was AWESOME! We had a blast, caught our limit, got lots of sun and fun - will definitely book again!

    Vicky D. with Jim G. of Rockport, 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

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