Flats And Backwaters On Artificials

Starting at $350 total | 4 - 8 Hours | Flats, Inshore | 1 - 4 People | Trip #177

About Your Trip

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 ... Read More

About Your Guide

39 Years of Experience
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Captain Larry is proud to run Rockport/ Aransas Pass / Port Aransas fishing charters using artificial lures and soft plastics. To him, nothing beats the rush of catching Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and other Texas inshore species on artificial lures like topwater plugs and soft plastics.

Captain Larry will clean and fillet your catch but encourages anglers to release any Speckled Trout over 20" and any Redfish over 24". Larger fish sustain reproduction and Captain Larry is a strong conservationist.

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Start Location

Conn Brown Harbor, Aransas Pass, TX 78336, USA | Bodies of water fished: Copano Bay, Mesquite Bay

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Bay Boat
Boat Manufacturer
Boat Length
Engine Manufacturer
Total Horsepower
Number of Engines
Additional Amenities
Cushioned seats, GPS

Amenities and Information

Water Type

Inshore, Flats

Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate


All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

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.

Boat Restroom

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

Live Bait

No live bait provided.


Black Drum, Redfish, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout


Artificial Lure Fishing, Drift Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing

Packing / Extras

Everything you'll need for your trip
Hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses. Rods, reels & tackle included.
Where to Buy a Fishing License
Find out more about fishing licenses here.

Things to Keep in Mind

Your Outfitter
This trip is managed by an outfitter. Larry will be your point of contact and you will go out with one of their guides.
Payment & Tipping
We use a cashless autopay system. We'll send you a boarding pass, and on the day of the trip, your guide will scan your boarding pass to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is to tip your guide (we recommend 20%).
Cancellation/Refund Policy
Cancel for free up to 7 days before the trip.

Pricing & Availability

To check pricing, please select a trip date, duration, group size and start time.

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Have questions? Call us at 833-227-8246



Verified Review Fishing

Larry is the man! Great at teaching the “why” of fishing and helping you learn some new tips and tricks. It doesn’t hurt that we caught a ton of redfish and trout as well. If you want to catch fish on artificials, this is your guy.


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Super fun trip, caught lots of fish and got to learn all about the area and different types of fish from the guide


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Larry, was punctual, knowledgable and nice to spend a half day with fishing out of Aransas Pass. I'd recommend him.


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Capt. Larry is a true professional. He quickly developed realistic expectation and promptly delivered and then some. My two teenagers and I showed up never having done anything like this before. Capt. Larry explained that conditions were not ideal, but we should still catch a few. First thing took us to a proven spot, ...Read More

Kim C.


Great trip. Great experience for myself, sons and grandsons. Larry runs a first class operation, and had us all over the fish. Can’t wait for our next trip with him. Highly recommend!


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This was one of the best things I ever booked. This was a surprise for my boyfriend and he had an awesome time. I came into this with very limited knowledge of fishing and left extremely confident in the fishing skills Larry had taught me. We each caught one fish, ...Read More


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Everything went well and I had a lot of fun. Larry explained that the February freeze kinda depleted much of the population of fish and the Park Game & Wildlife had to get stricter on being able to keep the fish now. But I still had lots of fun.


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First time doing a fishing trip. Captain Larry was very welcoming. He sent me reminders the day before the trip and called me to talk about how the trip would go, suggestions, and questions I had. He was very informational with showing me the basics of fishing and I learned ...Read More


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Captain Larry was great at teaching us how to wade fish and fish with lures instead of live bait. He was very patient with the kids and we all caught fish! It was a great trip overall.


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We didn't have the best experience. Part of this is probably our fault. We were not aware that we would be hopping off the boat and wade fishing in the middle of the ocean. When I hear wade fishing I envision closer to the shore. We didn't take the right ...Read More


Verified Review Fishing

Booked a trip with Capt. Larry and had a great time on the water. He put me on fish at every spot we went to. He explained the what and why for everything we were doing and definitely turned it into one big learning experience. I would definitely recommend him ...Read More


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Great day.


Verified Review Fishing

Larry is a great guy and we had a lot of fun.


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Larry was a great guide!! He was very patient and knowledgeable! Next time we are out this way, we will definitely go out again. We caught more fish than we personally expected!

Joseph M.


Great guide! Very knowledgeable of the area and fishing techniques! I have been fishing the Texas coast for 65 years. Larry Bell is one of the best guides I’ve used. Make your fishing trip or vacation better and go with the best, Larry Bell!

Wade P.


Great day wade fishing. Capt. Larry had us on the fish. He was friendly, helpful and very informative. I highly recommend him.


Verified Review Fishing

Had a great day with Larry and my three new friends. Caught a few fish to top it off. Larry was very helpful and knowledgeable. He did not just tell you where to fish and how but explained why.


Verified Review Fishing

Captain Larry was a great guide and teacher. We learned so much and would highly recommend his guide service. Will definitely book with him again!


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Capt. Larry was professional and extremely knowledgeable about the Bays we fished. Great experience with a great guide and good Guy. Would highly recommend him to anyone looking to book in the Aransas/Rockport area. Thanks for a great trip Larry. Charlie W.


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What a nice trip. Great time had by all. Knowledgeable, informative and kind.


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Took me and my son out and taught us how to fish the bay; not just go out and catch fish. And yes we hit our limits while doing so. Will definitely go out with again in the future. Had a blast wade fishing.


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Larry called us the day before to check in. He offered to pick us up in Port A, which was more convenient than getting to Aransas Pass. He was a knowledgeable and friendly guide. I would use him again.


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My boyfriend and I had so much fun on our trip! Capt. Larry is very knowledgeable about the native species and their behaviors. We had never exclusively fished with artificial lures before but Larry taught us techniques to properly use them. I would definitely recommend a trip with Larry to ...Read More

Christopher V.


Capt. Larry Bell was great on all counts! He was super knowledgeable, put us on fish, and helpful for my wife and I as we tried wade fishing for the first time. Looking forward to booking a second trip soon!


Verified Review Fishing

Once again, Larry did a superb job! My older brother and I had a great full day on the most beautiful of water. I had a peak experience of my fishing life (some 55 years of fishing) with an early morning catch of two gorgeous red fish while ...Read More


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Superb guide! We really enjoyed the fishing. Larry is a very experienced and skilled guide, a great fisherman himself and an exceptionally nice person. We booked for another full day with him already.


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Really knowledgable and had lots of patience with my child. Really knew the marine life that was swimming past us. With the many years of experience he really put us at ease and answered my son's questions.


Verified Review Fishing

We could not have enjoyed our trip with Larry more. He is a excellent guide, very knowledgeable and we could tell he loves what he doing. Larry, put us on Trout and Reds. He’s worked hard to make sure Sis was able to fish like a expert. We both are ...Read More


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Larry is a fun guy to fish with. We had a bunch of questions he answered everything. He was very informative about fishing, boats and the area. Very windy day, we fished until we had had enough. It was a slow day.


Verified Review Fishing

I had been trying to figure out how to catch reds and trout with artificial lures and realized that I needed a bit more guidance on the how. Captain Larry more than provided the information on now only "how" but also gave "why", "when", and "where." He also offered great ...Read More


Verified Review Fishing

If you're looking for an expert, down-to-earth, natural-born, get-you-on-the-fish, courteous, and professional fishing guide, Larry is your guy! He is the most knowledgeable and fun guide to hit the waters with in the Corpus Christi & Aransas Pass area. You'll be on redfish, speckled trout, flounder, and whatnot ...Read More


Verified Review Fishing

Captain larry was by far one of the best guides I’ve, ever fished with, extremely knowledgeable and a great steward for trout fishing, I wanted to learn more about fishing the area he was great with tips for seeking out these tricky buggars! Thanks again to larry and look forward ...Read More

James T.


This may sound strange, but my goal in going out with Larry wasn’t really to catch fish. I’m moving to the area and wanted to learn tips and techniques for fishing these waters. I don’t think I could have picked a better guide. Larry knows his stuff! He’s very willing to ...Read More


Verified Review Fishing

This app worked perfectly and My Captain Mr. Larry out of Rockport was very enjoyable and very knowledgeable about fishing and navigating the waters in my boat. He put us on the fish and we just had an all around good trip. John

Oscar R.


We decided to have a cousins fishing trip late July and Capt. Larry didn’t disappoint. We did a full day trip. He really knows the area and when the fish weren’t bitting, he’d quickly adjust and take us to another place. That day the trout were only around shells, so ...Read More

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