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Species

Black Drum, Blacktip Shark, Flounder, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Speckled Trout / Spotted Seatrout

Techniques

Light Tackle, Drift Fishing

About Your Trip

Captain Tyler Smiley is the real deal! He knows how to get you on the Redfish, Trout, Drum, and Flounder for a spectacular day off the coast of South Texas! Based out of the Aransas Pass area he primarily fishes the Aransas, Copano, St. Charles, Carlos, Mesquite, Ayres, and San Antonio Bays, but can also pick you up in Rockport or Port Aransas.

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About Your Boat

Boat type: Bay boat

Boat Manufacturer: Transport

Boat length: 22ft

Engine Manufacturer: Suzuki

Engine HP: 250HP

Number of engines: 1

Extras: GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well

About Your Guide

Captain Tyler is originally from San Antonio but moved to Rockport after he graduated high school. He started his dream job in Aransas Pass working on boats and from then on he knew he wanted to be the captain. He's been fishing his whole life, coming to port as a kid, and always going out on charter boats he decided that’s what he wanted to do. He has been fishing the Aransas Pass area for the past 5 years and has been running his own charter since early 2021.

Reviews

Chris M.
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July 21, 2021


CFT guide services or Captain Tyler was a great adventure from the beginning to end. Captain Tyler is very knowledgeable of the Port A Bay and surrounding areas. He’s been fishing for many years offshore and bay areas. We had 3 adults on this trip including my wife and ...Read More

Richard P.
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July 6, 2021


We were scheduled for a mourning charter, but the weather was terrible, thunderstorms wind and heavy rain. Captain Mike was open that afternoon and said he would call if the weather improved. He called and said we could go out and he would pick us up closer to where we ...Read More

Scott H.
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July 16, 2021


Captain Tyler was great. He was right on time and had everything ready to go. He knew exactly where the fish would be biting and wasted no time getting there. He was right by our side every time we needed bait or caught a fish. As soon as an area ...Read More

Robert M.
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June 29, 2021


Got on some trout early, moved some spots until we found some redfish. It heated up toward the end of the trip and Tyler went overtime a bit. We had a few keepers which fed the group. Straight from the boat to the restaurant down the street!

Heath G.
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July 22, 2021


Down for a family vacation in Port Aransas, and Tyler put us on the fish and nearly limited out for 3 people on speckled trout. He kept us going on bait and took care of what we needed.

Amenities and Information

Water Type

Inshore, Flats

Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Tackle

All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.

Beer

Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Live Bait

Yes, Included

Weather

You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.

Lunch

No meal provided.

Gear & Packing

Provided

Rods, reels & tackle

At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

Recommended Packing

Nothing required, we always recommend sunglasses, sunscreen, water, and weather-appropriate clothing.

Required Items

Fishing License

Things to Keep in Mind

Payment & Tipping

After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Yes, cancel for free up to 7 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

Find a license for your state here.

Start Location

430 Ransom Road, Aransas Pass, TX 78336, United States