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Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Tampa

Tampa Bay Inshore Adventures

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24 ft 1 - 6 People $
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Orange Beach Inshore Bliss

95% (20)
24 ft 1 - 6 People $
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Gulf Coast Bites By The Shore

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24 ft 1 - 4 People $
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Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Galveston

Jetties & Jaws: Reel In The Fun

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21 ft 1 - 4 People $
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Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Rockport

Ropin' Reds Inshore Adventure

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23 ft 1 - 4 People $
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Inshore Fishing Charter in Galveston

Galveston Inshore Trip

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26 ft 1 - 6 People $$

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Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
trip description for Laguna Madre Drift in South Padre Island

Enjoy a day with Captain Ron as you adventure through Lower Laguna Madre! Your day out with Captain Ron will see you drifting the shallow waters that can be up to 3’ deep. You will be fishing with both artificial and live bait, as well as trying anchored up fishing. Captain Ron will help you target Redfish, Flounder, Seatrout, Black Drum, and Sheepshead throughout your 5-hour (half-day) or 8-hour (full day) adventure. For these trips, Captain Ron uses a 24’ Shallow Sport bay which can accommodate 4 anglers. Captain Ron will provide all rods, reels, and tackle. All you need to bring is a valid Texas Fishing License and some good company! Come on down and make some memories with Captain Ron! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

Laguna Madre Drift

100% (22)
24 ft 1 - 4 People $$
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Fishing in Aransas Pass
Fishing in Aransas Pass
Fishing in Aransas Pass
trip description for Flats and Backwaters on Artificials in Aransas Pass

Captain Larry knows how to get you on the Trout and Redfish in Copano and Mesquite bay! He likes to fish the grassy flats and back lakes using topwater baits, wakebaits, and Downsouth lures to find fish. He's also experienced at wading and drifting these flats and backwater lakes, so whatever suits your fancy, Captain Larry can make it happen. Casting and retrieving these artificials is a lot of fun and makes each strike that much more exciting! This area holds trophy Trout in the 30-inch range and big-time Redfish, and these big fish can't resist the temptation to whack a shiny, twitchy artificial lure that enters their territory. Bring your waders if you're into stalking these fish on foot, your food and drinks of choice, and get ready for an awesome day of inshore sportfishing with Captain Larry! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Aransas Pass

Flats And Backwaters On Artificials

95% (22)
23 ft 1 - 4 People $
Fishing in Gulf Shores
Fishing in Gulf Shores
Fishing in Gulf Shores
trip description for Gulf Shores Classic in Gulf Shores

Gout there and explore the rich inshore waters of Gulf Shores, AL with Captain Todd, a lifelong angler and local gamefishing expert! On this trip, you'll hunt down Alabama's classic inshore sport species: Redfish, Flounder, and Spotted Seatrout. You'll put a few different techniques to work, including jigging, bottomfishing, and sightcasting as you go after these exciting fish. Whether you're going for an all-time best or a first-time catch, Captain Todd knows how to put you right on the fish. Once you get off the dock aboard his beautiful 27' Shearwater bay boat, he'll introduce you to the best spots and hidden holes—then it's your chance to fight some fish! Captain Todd is an excellent teacher, and he's happy to provide some expert tips and tricks when the fish is on the line. His boat is also perfect for fishing these waters, with a 350 HP Yamama engine and some extra creature comforts to make your trip as comfortable as it is productive. Captain Todd will bring everything you need for a great day, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle; just remember proper clothing, a hat, and sunscreen and you'll be good to go! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores Classic

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27 ft 1 - 4 People $
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Fishing in Galveston
Fishing in Galveston
Fishing in Galveston
trip description for Half Day Bay - 24’ Kenner in Galveston

Head out of Galveston for a phenomenal day out on the water with Captain Reggie! On this trip, you'll drift-fish over shelves, underwater structure, and secret "honey holes" that Captain Reggie has identified over his many years fishing the Galveston area. Depending on your goals for the day, you can target Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder and Sheepshead—to name just a few. This trip is also a great chance to go for a "Texas Grand Slam" or a "Texas Triple" by catching a Redfish, a Trout, and a Flounder in one day! No matter which species you choose to pursue, Captain Reggie is a pleasure to share a boat with. He's happy to work with box experts and beginners alike, and loves showing "greenhorns" the wonders of saltwater fishing. His knowledge of the Galveston waterways makes him a great captain and an even better teacher, for beginners to experienced anglers! Captain Reggie provides all the rods, reels, tackle, and bait you could possibly need for a successful day slaying the fish. All you need to do is meet Captain Reggie at the dock. Please remember your sun protection, your cooler with snacks and drinks, and your Texas Fishing License. Captain Reggie will take it from there and ensure you have a fantastic day on the water! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Galveston

Half Day Bay - 24’ Kenner

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24 ft 1 - 4 People $
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Fishing in Galveston
Fishing in Galveston
Fishing in Galveston
trip description for Epic Jetty Trip - 26' Angler in Galveston

Climb aboard with Captain Meghan and explore the Jetties of Galveston Bay on her 26’ Angler! These charters on the 26' Angler are specifically designed for groups of 5-6 Anglers. If you have 4 people in your party, Meghan will take you out aboard their 21' Mako. These trips 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 4-hour (half-day) and 6-hour (full-day) trips cater to groups of 5-6 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. Get ready for an eventful day on the water with Captain Meghan! Read More

Inshore, Jetty Fishing Charter in Galveston

Epic Jetty Trip - 26' Angler

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26 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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Fishing in Ingleside
Fishing in Ingleside
Fishing in Ingleside
trip description for Bay Fishing Trip - 23’ Haynie in Ingleside

Head out with Captain Brian to explore the Coastal Bend waters with a seasoned professional. Captain Brian guides in the Ingleside, Aransas Pass, Rockport, Port Aransas, and Corpus Christi areas. He is especially adept at fishing the Corpus Christi Bay, Nueces Bay, Aransas Bay, and Redfish Bay. On your trip, your main focus will be Spotted Sea Trout, Redfish Drum, Flounder and Black Drum. No matter what kind of bay fish you want to chase, his 23' Haynie Bigfoot will get you there in style. Captain Brian offers full-day fishing trips for up to 5 adults. Kids are always welcome to fish with you and can occasionally be included as a 6th guest if they are small enough (~12 or younger). These full-day trips with Captain Brain start at 6 am and run until you either catch your limit or it gets to be about 12-1pm. Time is not as much of a constraint for Captain Brian, he just wants you to have a great time! Captain Brian will provide all the rods, reels, tackle, bait, and expertise you could possibly need for a fantastic day out on the water. That way all you'll need to bring is your sun protection, your favorite snacks and drinks, and your Texas fishing license. Captain Brian will take care of the rest! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Ingleside

Bay Fishing Trip - 23’ Haynie

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23 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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Everything to Know About Booking a redfish fishing charter

What are the best redfish fishing charters?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 1076 redfish trips, and the most popular trips are Jetties & Jaws: Reel in the Fun guided by Meghan, Ropin' Reds Inshore Adventure guided by Jim, and Orange Beach Inshore Bliss guided by Rob.

Our guides are rated a 4.9 out of 5 based on 2538 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 redfish guides / fishing lessons? Check out our beginner and family friendly redfish guides.

What types of redfish fishing charters are common?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for redfish as well as inshore fishing, flats fishing, and nearshore fishing.

The most common fishing techniques are light tackle fishing, live bait fishing, and artificial lure fishing but bottom fishing and drift fishing are popular as well.

How much do redfish fishing charters cost?

for redfish prices can range anywhere from about $500 to $1,200, but the average price for a half day trip for redfish is $665. The average price for a full day trip for redfish is $1,053.

What month is best for redfish fishing?

The most popular season for redfish fishing is summer, and most anglers book their trips 13 days in advance.

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

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

What is a Redfish?

Red drum, also know as redfish, reds, spottail bass, or Sciaenops ocellatus is one of the most ubiquitous coastal gamefish of the Southeast. Redfish have a distinctive spot on their tail which is often considered a "second eye" meant to fool predators. They occupy a broad range across the Gulf of Mexico and up the east coast of the US, and can be found inshore and nearshore.

How big do Redfish get?

Redfish spawn close to the shoreline in the Fall and will generally mature by 3 years old, with males reaching up to 28 inches and females being a few inches bigger at the same age, with both weighing between 6 and 8 pounds. From there, it is only up, and redfish can be fairly large. Most locations will not allow more than one kept fish over 28 inches.

Whats the biggest redfish ever caught?

Monster redfish can be over 50 inches long and weigh upwards of 50 pounds. The world record redfish was caught in November 1984 in Hatteras, North Carolina by David Weber and weighed 94 pounds 2 ounces.

Where is the best place to catch Redfish?

Redfish have a fairly diverse range, living among shallow to nearshore areas from Mexico all the way to Massachusetts. Redfish do not care too much about salinity in the water so this greatly expands their options of where to reside. In terms of habitat, young redfish prefer inshore areas including flats, grasses, and shallow bay systems, even expanding up into freshwater lagoons and marshes. There are even freshwater redfish in a few lakes near San Antonio. Adult redfish will move out into the Gulf or further offshore, but still congregate near rocky structure (including rigs in the Gulf), and especially jetties when coming back to spawn. The bull redfish run in the Fall is one of many anglers favorite times of the year.

When should I catch Redfish?

Slot redfish can be found inshore year-round, and do not have much of a seasonal migration. Bull redfish can be caught offshore or by rigs, but the most common is to catch them around jetties and other nearshore rocky structure.

The Spring and Summer is easy for redfish, and it is generally advised to take advantage of the early bite before the fish get too sluggish in the heat. Winter can be fantastic if you are able to brave the cold - cold fronts often push water out of inshore areas, and the redfish will be packed into less water, meaning more fish around per the amount of water. Fall will be your best season for redfish in most of their range, as the big ones come back to shore to spawn. Not only are there more redfish around, there are bigger ones.

How do you catch Redfish?

Because redfish are so ambivalent on what they stick in their mouths, they can be caught in quite a few ways, not limited to throwing live bait, popping corks with shrimp, jigging / bottom fishing, throwing artificials and soft plastics, trolling with gold spoons, and fly fishing / sight casting. Redfish are great for all anglers because everyone can use the style of fishing they are most familiar with and feel confident in catching some reds.

Are Redfish good to eat? What are the best redfish recipes?

Redfish are known to be great eating, and many will swear by blackened redfish or redfish with cajun seasoning. The large scales can be difficult to remove, but once past that obstacle you're in for some delicious fish. Young fish will be tastier, and have a fairly moderate flavor.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Very enjoyable Capt Ron looked after us in every way and was on top of where to go to catch what we were looking for. A great time and we will look for him again.

    Chuck M. with Ron M. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Capt. James’ excellent customer care and service was only exceeded by his fishing and boating knowledge. We felt safe and well cared for on a two day trip where both days exceeded our expectations! We experienced great numbers of fish caught, which was exactly what we asked him to provide us! Kudos to a genuinely nice young man who damn sure knows how to help you catch fish and have fun! Good boat and equipment as well. 5 stars easy!

    Patrick M. with James G. of Fort Myers, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Fishing with Captain Greg was great fun. Who knew redfish got that big! Thanks for the memories!

    Kay T. with Greg G. of Panama City, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Marty was awesome. Extremely knowledgeable. We were all novices, but he took his time. Explained what he was doing, where we were, had some awesome stories to tell. Our guide also cancelled on us, and Marty was assigned to us by the site. I called to cancel because he was over an hour drive away, but he came to pick us up for a little gas money. What an experience. Great price. Don’t hesitate!

    Joshua J. with Marty C. of Gulf Shores, Alabama

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Mark at Captain experiences was great put us rite on the trout we must have caught 50 and hit our limit I would defiantly recocomend captain experiences to all my fishing buddy's thanks captain experiences 👍✝️🙏

    Kenny H. with Mark H. of Port Aransas, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    It was great, we limited to quick thank you

    Tomas C. with Toby S. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Jim took me and my husband out and we had a blast he knew the area very well and was knowledgeable of where the bites would be. Would definitely book again

    Shannon P. with Jim G. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Great time with Capt. Justen. He is very knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. We caught a good mixed bag of fish and hope to go fishing with him again.

    Austin N. with Justen S. of Hitchcock, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Highly recommend Capt Brody. Good day of fishing and he is great with the kids.

    Steve R. with Brody J. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Bobby was an excellent guide. He put us on fish and he baited out lines and took the fish off. He was a good conversationalist and provided good information about the local area. Will definitely try and book him again when we return.

    Robert T. with Bobby C. of Orange Beach, Alabama

  • ★★★★★
    Fishing with Captain Randy was a blast caught plenty of bonefish and some sharks Randy is a cool dude really enjoyed my trip

    Rick B. with Randy S. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain David was a great guide. I had a good time and got to land some really nice fish. Thank you.

    Curtis H. with David L. of Aransas Pass, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Nick tried his best but the fish just weren't biting. Nick was very nice and knowledgeable we just wish we caught more fish.

    Andy G. with Nick H. of Clearwater, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    5 star Captain!! James is one of the best guides we have ever been out with. He put us on fish all day and worked hard to make sure we always had what we needed- he even shared his ball cap with me when he realized I had forgotten mine. I can not say enough good things about him, great fisherman and a great guy!!!

    Charlie B. with James K. of Slidell, Louisiana

  • ★★★★★
    Great experience!

    Bryan A. with Tony M. of Biloxi, Mississippi

  • ★★★★★
    Fun trip I hope to book with Brice again

    Glen K. with Chris W. of Eastpoint, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had an outstanding fishing trip with Captain Jack, and caught our target species at the first location of the day. In my experience this is rare. The snook were big, hungry, and plentiful. My son and his friend were astounded by the 30 inch snook's ability to fight. We had a great time, and I highly recommend Jack.

    Paul T. with Jack S. of Fort Myers, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Russel was a great Captain and our whole family had a fantastic time.

    James R. with Russell F. of Panama City, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    I had a great experience with Andre. He is very attentive and helpful. He put me on some great fish. Thanks again Andre

    Glenn S. with Andre L. of Sanibel, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Justen was amazing! Had us on fish all night between big reds and slot buster speckled trout we had a busy night and he kept up with us making sure we had everything we needed. I would plan a trip to Galveston just to go fishing with him again. Amazing experience!!

    Colin G. with Justen S. of Galveston, Texas

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