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Fishing in Corpus Christi
Fishing in Corpus Christi
Fishing in Corpus Christi
trip description for North Padre Texas Classic in Corpus Christi

Climb aboard with Captain Kevin and get ready for an action-packed day of fishing in Corpus Christi, Texas! Captain Kevin has a special eye for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, and Flounder, so don’t be surprised when the fish start biting! He’ll help you reel ‘em all in throughout your 4-hour (half-day) or 7-hour (full day) expedition through Corpus Christi’s productive waters. Captain Kevin uses a 24’ Blazer Bay boat that accommodates up to 4 anglers. She features a wireless trolling motor, which won’t scare those easily spooked fish, a fishfinder, and a live bait well. Make sure you bring a valid Texas fishing license, some snacks, and an ice chest for your day’s catch. Captain Kevin will provide the rest - rods, reels, lures, live bait, and bottled water to keep you hydrated. Enjoy your day out on the water with Captain Kevin! Read More

Flats, Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter near Aransas Pass

North Padre Texas Classic

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $450
Fishing in Texas City
Fishing in Texas City
Fishing in Texas City
trip description for Texas "Big 3" Bay Assault in Texas City

This trip with Captain Leb is a great way to enjoy some of the best fishing that the Gulf Coast has to offer. The Galveston Bay Complex—including East Bay, West Bay, and Trinity Bay—offers extraordinary fishing for a number of shallow-water species, including classic Texas gamefish like Flounder, Redfish, Sheepshead, and Speckled Trout. To hook up on these species, you'll be using a light tackle techniques along with some drifting and bottomfishing to draw bites. You'll fight the fish from Captain Leb's 24' NauticStar center console, a versatile boat that's ideal for this type of trip. She runs on a 250-HP Yamaha outboard, and features a bunch of amenities to increase your chances of success and keep you comfortable, including a full suite of electronics, live wells for bait, a T-Top to keep you out of the direct sun, and an ice box for your keepers. Captain Leb will provide everything you need for an epic trip, including rods, reels, baits, and tackle. We recommend that you bring proper clothing, a hat, sunscreen, and a cooler with some snacks and drinks. Get out there and hook a personal best! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter near Aransas Pass

Texas "Big 3" Bay Assault

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $350
Fishing in Matagorda
Fishing in Matagorda
Fishing in Matagorda
trip description for Half-Day Trip (Matagorda TX) in Matagorda

Climb aboard with Capt. Jordan and learn why Matagorda Bay provides some of the most prolific fishing experiences in Texas. On these half-day adventures Capt. Jordan will help you chase Flounder, Redfish, and Speckled Trout. Capt. will let you choose how you want to fish. You can choose between light tackle, wading, artificial lures, or drift fishing. If you choose to wade fish, make sure you bring waders and wading boots. For these trips, Captain Jordan uses a 24’ TransCat SVT which can accommodate up to 6 anglers. His boat is equipped with a GPS and a fishfinder - two perfect additions to help reel in those trophy-sized fish. Make sure to bring a valid Texas Fishing License, a hat, sunscreen, and any food and drinks of your choice (no glass). Capt. Jordan will provide all rods, reels, and tackle. You can purchase live bait for an additional price. Learn to fish new techniques and create lasting memories on the water while reeling in your personal best! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter near Aransas Pass

Half-Day Trip (Matagorda TX)

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Fishing in Corpus Christi
Fishing in Corpus Christi
Fishing in Corpus Christi
trip description for North Padre Sunset Special in Corpus Christi

Climb aboard with Captain Kevin and get ready for an action-packed day of fishing in Corpus Christi, Texas! If you don’t like waking up early in the morning, this trip is for you. You’ll head out on the water early-mid afternoon and fish until the sun starts to set (4-5 hours after you head out). The ride back to the dock is beautiful. On your trip, you can expect to explore the South Texas coast anywhere from Copano Bay down to the Laguna Madre depending on fish trends, weather, and your personal preference. To Kevin, fishing isn't just his job, it's his passion and his lifestyle. He likes all kinds of fishing and is willing to cater your afternoon to what you're looking for. You can chase big Trout, Redfish, and Flounder in the bay, or fish nearshore, when weather permits. Throw artificials, live bait, cut bait, or flyfish. You can even try out multiple different techniques and see which one works best for you. Captain Kevin uses a 24’ Blazer Bay boat that accommodates up to 6 anglers. She features a wireless trolling motor, which won’t scare those easily spooked fish, a fishfinder, and a live bait well. Make sure you bring a valid Texas fishing license, some snacks, and an ice chest for your day’s catch. Captain Kevin will provide the rest - rods, reels, lures, live bait, and bottled water to keep you hydrated. Enjoy your day out on the water with Captain Kevin! Read More

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North Padre Sunset Special

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Fishing in Port Aransas
Fishing in Port Aransas
Fishing in Port Aransas
trip description for Tortuga Flats Fishing Fiesta in Port Aransas

Growing up in a ranching family that has been in the Victoria, Texas area since the 1870s, James developed early on a deep appreciation for the land and wildlife. His passion for fishing the Gulf coast comes from spending weekends and summers in Rockport, Texas. There he began crafting his fishing skills at age 4 with his father, along the San Antonio Bay system south to Lower Laguna Madre. After attending Southwest Texas University, James obtained his Captain's license in 2005 to share his knowledge and experience on the water with others. In addition to conventional fishing, James has been an avid fly fisherman for 15 years. He has spent time in the Bahamas learning new techniques for fly casting, which he can pass along to fly-fishing clients at any level. His knack for teaching first timers with his carefree, relaxed attitude will make learning to fish a memorable and rewarding experience. Capt. James has been guiding since 2005 and has grown up fishing the Port Aransas and Rockport areas all his life. We will be fishing primarily for Redfish, Trout, Flounder and Black Drum. He uses a wide variety of techniques in order for his clients to have great day on the water. He runs a 25’ Majek Illusion. Kids are more than welcome. Read More

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter near Aransas Pass

Tortuga Flats Fishing Fiesta

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Fishing in Islamorada
Fishing in Islamorada
Fishing in Islamorada
trip description for Flats fishing in Islamorada

Head out with Captain Nick for an inshore fishing adventure hammering the backcountry bays and flats around upper Florida Keys. Nick will show you the best areas to stalk up all bone fish, permit, and tarpon He will provide all the rods, reels, tackle, and bait for your trip, so all you need to bring is your snacks and drinks, and Captain Nick will take care of the rest! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter near Aransas Pass

Flats Fishing

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Everything to Know About Booking a wading charter

What are the best wading charters?

Why should I book a wading charter with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 186 wading trips, and the most popular trips are Half Day Bay Adventure guided by Brody, Inshore Guided Trip guided by Bryce, and Inshore Fishing Trip guided by Mitch.

Our guides are rated a 4.91 out of 5 based on 2982 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 wading guides / fishing lessons? Check out our beginner and family friendly wading guides.

What types of wading charters are common?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for wading as well as inshore fishing, flats fishing, and river fishing.

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

How much do wading fishing charters cost?

wading prices can range anywhere from about $450 to $1,563, but the average price for a half day trip wading is $581. The average price for a full day trip wading is $1,771.

What month is best for going on a wading charter?

The most popular season to go on a wading charter is summer, and most anglers book their trips 26 days in advance.

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

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

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    James was very professional and detailed on everything. Great time and awesome guide. Will be booking again with James.

    Barry B. with James W. of Port Aransas, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    James was awesome! He had us a 3 man limit on trout in the first hour on the water. Fishing conditions were amazing though so that really helped! He was extremely knowledgeable in his trade as a fishing guide and extremely fun to hang out with! We will definitely be getting with James again in the near future for another trip!

    Kyle A. with James W. of Port Aransas, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Kevin was the best. Great communication before our outing, punctual, and he knew exactly where to go to catch the fish. This was so much fun! Highly recommend .

    Rebecca M. with Kevin G. of Corpus Christi, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Travis is the expert I have been lookin for around Aransas pass for years. Conditions did not play to our favor, yet he still put us on fish. Fountain of knowledge when it comes to targeting and developing a pattern in the flats. I will fish with Travis as long as hes in business 🤙🏼

    Derek M. with Travis P. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Capt Tommy and Capt Jason took us on an excellent fishing adventure. Inspite of Mother nature tossing in challenging Bay conditions. The team took us in a variety of waters that we could fish. We had lots of hook ups with Redfish and Black Drum. The trip was worth every minute. We created core memories. Thank you gentlemen. We hope to see you again soon.

    Michael K. with Tommy S. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Worth it! Great time had by all.

    Andrew W. with Leb K. of Texas City, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    We started the morning with very high winds but Capt Bryce managed to still put us on some fish. Great Job! Great time! I will be using him again! Highly recommended!

    Troy S. with Bryce W. of Rockport, Texas

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

    Steve R. with Brody J. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip. Cory is very knowledgeable and enjoyed our time on the water with him. I brought my 14-year old son along and Cory went above and beyond to ensure he enjoyed his time. Highly recommend and we will fish with Cory again in the future.

    John S. with Cory W. of Brule, Wisconsin

  • ★★★★★
    Stephen was an excellent guide. He helped my 11 year old son find different places to cast and even walked him into some deeper water to cast, which was exciting! He was prepared and very pleasant.

    Stacy W. with Steven H. of Sarasota, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    Doug is a phenomenal guide! He quickly made us feel like family. Fishing was supposed to be hard, but everywhere he took us, we caught fish. The only problem we had was he helped the women catch the biggest catch LOL! Thank you for a great time!

    Rodney J. with Doug H. of Port O'Connor, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Great experience, will do another trip soon. We caught a ton & had a real good time.

    Pierre C. with Aaron B. of Sardis, Mississippi

  • ★★★★★
    We recommend this outing to all. Couldn't have asked for a better experience. Our grandkids loved it and would like to do it again.

    Denise M. with Rio S. of Melbourne Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great guide. Had a wonderful outing. Thanks for being persistant and finding us some great places to catch fish.

    Brian K. with Nick D. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Friendly people! We enjoy our time. We spend a full day deep sea fishing.

    Sandra L. with Nelson D. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    If you are looking to catch fish at any experience level and have a trip to remember, Mitch is an outstanding and friendly guide! He was well prepared, communicated times and location well, and was very knowledgeable of the location and local wildlife. He even fileted and packaged our catch for us. Above and beyond service. highly recommended by me and my father!

    Randy W. with Mitch D. of Corpus Christi, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Great day on the water. Some nices Reds, the others were not so cooperative. Heath did an excellent job of putting me where the fish were.

    David M. with Heath B. of Port Aransas, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Wow, I had such a great time. I went out with JJ and he found the fish, big fish in really tough conditions. He taught me a lot about the live scope and is just a really great guy. Aaron went above and beyond to set up my trip for me and it went off without any problems. I would highly recommend these guys and have already started making plans for my next round of big fish. At the end of the day, I come away with someone that I consider a friend!!

    Carl H. with Aaron B. of Sardis, Mississippi

  • ★★★★★
    Chris was a great guide. He made this a very educational trip and put us on plenty of fish. I would highly recommend booking a trip with him.

    Preston M. with Chris S. of Broken Bow, Oklahoma

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