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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....Read More
Though he is willing to pick you up almost anywhere, he likes to launch out of Mickey's Bar and Grill in Aransas Pass aboard his 2019 22' TransCat with a 250 HP Suzuki motor that provides a comfortable and quick ride out to chase the fish. This boat likes to get "skinny" and is perfect for chasing tailing reds into shallow water. It also comes with a trolling motor, t-top, and front fishing deck with plenty of room to fish with four guests.
Once out on the water Captain Tyler likes to fish with mostly live bait, cut bait, and some artificials, to target these inshore denizens, with proven success!
Captain Tyler will provide everything from rods, reels, tackle, bait, to cleaning your catch and a memorable day on the water! So all you need to bring is a cooler with your favorite snacks/drinks, a camera for bragging rights, and your Texas Fishing license, and let Captain Tyler Smiley take care of the rest!
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
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.
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 he always made sure her line was in the water so she could keep catching fish. We had our limits on our fist stop in about 3 hours. But that didn’t slow us down we caught so many fish we ran out of shrimp and had to go buy more, most guides would have called it a day after you had limits but not Tyler we just caught and released fish until we were tired of catching them. Tyler had a great on the water lunch spot and after lunch he spent trying to get us on the Big Red Fish. We caught several Reds in the slot. We would recommend this trip to anyone and will be booking again with CFT Guide Services.
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 were staying. Because of the weather we had to hang in the bays, but Captain Mike kept us on fish all afternoon. It would of been nice to catch larger fish but we were busy and Captain Mike kept us all fishing.
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 started to become slow he moved. I highly recommend this trip.
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!
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
All rods, reels, and tackle are included.
This guide will clean your catch for you.
Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.
You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.
No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.
No meal provided.
Rods, reels & tackle
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Nothing required, we always recommend sunglasses, sunscreen, water, and weather-appropriate clothing.
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%).
Yes, cancel for free up to 7 days before the trip.
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430 Ransom Road, Aransas Pass, TX 78336, United States