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Fishing in Port Aransas
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trip description for Into the Depths- Captain Daniel 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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trip description for Back Bay Trip – 27’ Carolina in Fort Myers Beach

Hop aboard and get ready for our fun, affordable back bay, inshore, and nearshore private fishing charters located on Fort Myers Beach, Florida! Our operation is family-owned and operated by the native Irishman, himself, Capt Rich! His passion for fishing grew stronger than ever when he moved to Florida and began fishing the Gulf of Mexico. With over 20 years of knowledge and experience on Fort Myers Beach, Capt Rich set out to pursue his dream in sharing a love of fishing with others. Captain Rich prides himself on running fun charters for all ages as he offers a variety of fishing trips for four, six, and eight hour trips targeting Redfish, Snapper, Snook, Trout, Grouper, Shark and more! On this Fort Myers Beach Back Bay Fishing Charters, Captain Rich will show you how to hook into Redfish, Sheepshead, Snapper, Snook, Trout, Shark, and more! Enjoy the beautiful scenery as you also come across dolphins, manatees, manta rays, turtles, native waterbirds, and other exotic wildlife as you fish the mangroves of Southwest Florida. All charters are tailored for private parties so let Captain Rich know what species your looking to chase, and he will work to make your dreams a reality! ​ Captain Rich will provide all the poles, bait, and fun! All he asks is that you bring along whatever food and beverages you wish, as well as coolers and ice if you need them. In Fort Myers, FL, it is very important to protect your skin. We encourage all passengers to pack hats, sunglasses, and sun screen (SPF 50+). Read More

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trip description for A Nearshore Party in Paradise in Freeport

Head out to Freeport, Texas if you’re in for a true fishing adventure and pay a visit to Captain Rodney! Captain Rodney will show you various reefs and wrecks, all brimming with quality fish and surrounded by beautiful nature. Captain Rodney and his crew will help you chase Blacktip Shark, Cobia, King Mackerel, Red Snapper (depending on the season), and many more fish species. For these 5-hour trips, Captain Rodney chooses between three 27' ProKat catamarans - both provide a truly great fishing experience! These trips are great for families - Captain Rodney loves teaching little ones about the various species that call the Gulf of Mexico home. This trip is different from out nearshore in that we will run out to 9 miles and look for Snapper, Kingfish, Mahi and more. Make sure to bring a valid Texas fishing license as well as snacks and drinks of your choice (no glass). Captain Rodney will provide the rest - rods, reels, tackle, and an icebox for your day’s catch. Enjoy your day on the water with Captain Rodney! Read More

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trip description for Big Redfish on the Jetty in Galveston

Hit the water with Captain Brandon and fish the jetties of Galveston Bay! The jetties are home to a variety of fish species, including red and black drum, flounder, speckled trout, Catfish, stingrays, and multiple shark species, giving you the unique experience of catching fish inshore. Captain Brandon has an eye for redfish. Take his advice and he’ll lead you to where the fish are biting. Expect to target redfish, shark, black drum, Sheepshead, jacks, stingray, and catfish on this 6-hour action-packed adventure! The trip can host up to 6 people, so make sure you bring some good company! Captain Brandon requires you to bring a valid Texas Fishing License with a saltwater stamp. You’re also more than welcome to bring snacks and an ice chest (no bottles). Alcohol is acceptable as well (no liquor). Have a blast casting away with Captain Brandon! Read More

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Big Redfish On The Jetty

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trip description for Half Day Shark Trip in Daytona Beach

Spend a half day pursuing sharks on the inshore waters of Daytona Beach, FL. The inshore fishing grounds are incredibly productive, which draws hungry sharks in search of prey. Unfortunately for them, you will be waiting with light tackle and live bait, ready for your trophy catch! Captain Srbo will help you target Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Bull Shark, and Lemon Shark. Make sure to bring a camera because you won’t ever forget this! Captain Srbo’s 18’ Sterling bay boat is perfectly suited for inshore fishing. She can fit up to 3 guests, and the 60hp Mercury engines make for a slow and smooth ride on the calm inshore waters. The live bait well on board will be helpful while fishing for sharks! Everything you need to catch a monster will be provided by Captain Srbo, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. He will also bring food and water, but feel free to bring anything you want to snack on during the journey. All you need for the experience of a lifetime is sun protection and appropriate clothing. So get on out there and hook a shark! Read More

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trip description for Epic Jetty Trip - 23' Edgewater in Galveston

Climb aboard with Captain Meghan and explore the Jetties of Galveston Bay on her 23’ Edgewater! These charters are great for any level of fisherman, and especially for families with children. However, you must be at least five years old to ride this ride! You will travel 5-6 miles into the Gulf of Mexico, fishing the North and South Jetties. The South Jetty is located at the East point of Galveston. The North Jetty is located on Bolivar Peninsula. These 6-hour trips can accommodate 1-6 people. You must bring a valid Texas Saltwater Fishing License. You may also bring food and drinks of your choice (no glass, no seeds), as well as an ice chest for the day’s catch. Her business will provide the equipment and bait. You can purchase live bait for an additional fee. Captain Meghan and her crew will also clean and fillet your fish for you. We hope you have a good recipe for fish tacos! Read More

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Everything to Know About Booking a blacktip shark fishing charter

What are the best blacktip shark fishing charters?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 384 blacktip shark trips, and the most popular trips are Jetties & Jaws: Reel in the Fun guided by Meghan, Epic Jetty Trip - 26' Angler guided by Meghan, and Epic Jetty Trip - 21' Mako guided by Meghan.

Our guides are rated a 4.84 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.

Looking for kid friendly blacktip shark guides / fishing lessons? Check out our beginner and family friendly blacktip shark guides.

What types of blacktip shark fishing charters are common?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for blacktip shark as well as nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and jetty fishing.

The most common fishing techniques are light tackle fishing, bottom fishing, and live bait fishing but heavy tackle fishing and trolling are popular as well.

How much do blacktip shark fishing charters cost?

for blacktip shark prices can range anywhere from about $525 to $2,648, but the average price for a half day trip for blacktip shark is $893. The average price for a full day trip for blacktip shark is $1,609.

What month is best for blacktip shark fishing?

The most popular season for blacktip shark fishing is summer, and most anglers book their trips 9 days in advance.

Do I need a fishing license for blacktip shark and what are the bag limits for blacktip shark?

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

What is a Blacktip Shark?

The blacktip shark (Carcharhinus limbatus) are a type of requiem shark, which means they are migratory and live-bearing. They are known to have a very timid personality, but are also very swift and energetic swimmers, often making leaps out of the water to attack their prey with their jaws full of 15 rows of serrated teeth.

They have a stout body, pointed snout, small eyes and long gill slits. Their name comes from the black tips on their fins, but they are otherwise gray to brown on top, and white on their bellies with a white stripe along their side. They also have a very strong sense of smell.

How big do Blacktip Shark get?

The average blacktip shark will grow to about five feet. This makes them a pretty moderately sized shark, but don’t let this fool you, they are well known for shark attacks. Although not lethal attacks, they are known to get aggressive around a potential food source, causing injury.

What's the biggest Blacktip Shark ever caught?

The largest blacktip shark ever caught was a female weighing in at 270 pounds and 9 ounces, and 6.8 feet long. After a hard-fight it was put in the boat by Jurgen Oeder in September 1984, out of the waters of Malindi Bay, Kenya, Africa.

Where is the best place to catch Blacktip Shark?

Blacktip sharks can be found in tropical and subtropical waters in the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. The Atlantic has especially high numbers in Massachusetts, North Carolina, and the Gulf of Mexico, near Texas and Florida depending on their seasonal migration.

When within these areas, you can typically find blacktips in water less than 100 feet deep, nearshore. They prefer muddy bays, island lagoons, and drop-offs near coral reefs. They can also be found in brackish waters like estuaries and mangrove swamps.

When should I catch Blacktip Shark?

Due to their seasonal migration, the best time to catch them will depend on the location and season. During the summer, they can be found north towards North Carolina and Massachusetts, travelling back towards Florida in the winter months. In the Gulf of Mexico, they can found year round, but are known to be best to catch in March.

How do you catch Blacktip Shark?

Blacktip sharks are not very picky when it comes to bait. They are of course attracted to chumming, but will also go after most live and dead bait, lures, and flies. Due to their ferocious fight, a braided line is highly recommended, as well as a wire leader to avoid breakage.

The most highly recommended procedure after setting your lines is to chum the area with a paste made of mackerel and herring, or to use live sardines. The smellier the better, thanks to their high sense of smell, they will be on the way!

Are Blacktip Shark good to eat? What are the best Blacktip Shark recipes?

Many do enjoy blacktip shark, as it is much more tender than most other shark, but it is recommended to be bled and iced immediately upon capture for the best taste. It is also known to spoil quickly, so be sure to eat it the same day if possible.

To cook, salt and pepper it, and then sautee for a few minutes on each side. Taste it, and judge the fat content. If it is lean, cook it less to avoid drying out, then add a squeeze of lemon and brown butter. If more fat, increase the heat to blacken and then grill it.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Corey was great!! We had a great day..

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

  • ★★★★★
    Second Generation fisherman Rob was absolutely the best. He knew where to go close to the Harbor to put us on the fish. Highly recommended.

    Robert H. with Rob D. of Key West, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    I've been out on charters many, many times mostly down the east coast but also in Cabo. I must say the trip out with captain Manny is one of the two best trips out I've ever experienced. Her out is on fish, Jordan (the mate) ensured the rods and basis were correct and ready to catch fish. This was just a half day trip but next trip I'm going full day. Wow, I highly recommend Captain Manny!!!!! The catch highlights have to include the 54" barracuda and a 7' shark (it took two of us tag teaming and over 30 minutes to bring the shark alongside the boat for measurement.

    Steve H. with Manny S. of Miami Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Some times you are fortunate to meet people that leave a deep impression an impregnation on you. Captain Mark is one of these rare persons. I was fortunate to go fishing with him today and we had a blast. He is so kind, so full of knowledge, that I do recommend going fishing with him. His repeated actions around the wounded warrior project are a tribute to his care about his peers and good people in general.

    Cornelissen M. with Mark G. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Best Fishing trip Every ! Great crew and the Kids had a blast ! Lots of fish !! Finally a Captain that knows how to get the fish !!

    Tracy G. with Derwyn B. of Freeport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Excellent guide. Worked hard to get us into the fish. Caught over 40 fish. Having snapper and trout for dinner!

    Unknown U. with Ron B. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had an amazing time with Captain Steve and Chris. They were very knowledgeable about the areas and where good spots to fish were. We visited several different spots inshore and caught tons of fish! They were absolutely incredible when it came to showing us how to use the fishing poles, bait the hooks and helping us once we caught the fish. If we had any questions/issues with the poles, they helped us out. My family and I had an incredible time with them and were surprised at how much we caught! Captain Steve even cleaned the fish for us and bagged up the fillets so we did not need to worry about that. All around great time and my family is already talking about taking another trip out with them later this year.

    Nicholas Y. with Brandon M. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Jonathan was awesome! Very honest and upfront about weather conditions and what fish to expect to catch. Captain was very friendly and helpful! When fish weren’t bitting, captain was Johnny on the spot to get us to a new spot in order to catch fish. We had a great time on our 6 hour trip and came back with plenty to eat! We would recommend Captain Johnathan 10 times out of 10!

    Hunter E. with Meghan B. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    We had a nice experience with Captain Todd.

    Olga L. with Todd V. of New Smyrna Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Wade was great. Worked hard and put me in lots of fish! Will definitely call him again!

    Brian G. with Wade O. of Tampa, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    Not sure why we didn’t have our original captain as I selected on the web site. I would not recommend a trip through your services ever again. Very unprofessional operation and glad to provide the crappy feedback. Rating 2

    Robert P. with Roy J. of St. Petersburg, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great guy, great trip

    Doug K. with Mike P. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a fantastic trip with Robert, he got us into plenty of action including an 80lb Tarpon with a couple other hook ups. We then poled an area and caught some juvenile Tarpon that was a blast. And last but not least, Robert put us on some screaming bonefish, my buddy and I each landed a pair of bones. Thanks for an Awesome trip Robert. Tight lines👍

    Thomas M. with Robert H. of Cudjoe Key, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Fantastic service and best Capt. And first mate. Wel all caught over 20 fish a piece. Will highly recommend your charter in the future.

    Foster (. with Brad D. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    Great time with Brooke. Showed us a lot of the area while we fished. Had to change days because of weather. That was no factor. Glad all fit in. He is very interested in teaching the youth to fish. He got stuck with 2 old farts that still had a good time m

    Wayne J. with Brook W. of Bradenton, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    John knows where the fish are and is very active in getting to the best spots! Definitely will go again on our next trip!

    Caleb M. with Terry M. of Panama City Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great half day out on the water with Hank. Very friendly and done a good job of keeping us on the fish.

    Brian W. with Hank V. of St. Petersburg, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip. Very professional service. Meghan coordinated every detail and captain Burke was a great captain and got us on fish.

    Thomas O. with Meghan B. of Galveston, Texas

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