Flats and Backwaters - Artificial Lures

Starting at $300

Pricing & Availability

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Fishing Info


Light Tackle, Drift Fishing

Water Type

Inshore, Flats

Skill Level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


Black Drum, Redfish, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout / Spotted Seatrout

About Your Trip

Captain Larry Bell knows how to get you on trout and redfish in Copano and Mesquite bay! He likes to fish the grassy flats and back lakes using topwater baits, Wake baits, and Downsouth lures to find your fish. He likes to wade and drift these flats and backwater lakes so whatever suits your fancy, Capt. 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 3-5ft range and redfish around the 3ft range, and these big fish can't resist the temptation to whack a shiny twitching artificial 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 sportfishing with Captain Larry!

About Your Boat

Boat type: Flats boat

Boat length: 23'

Boat manufacturer: Haynie

Engine Manufacturer: Mercury

Engine HP: 250

Number of engines: 1

Extras: Cushioned seats, GPS

About Your Guide

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.

Book a trip to explore miles of Texas inshore coastline from San Antonio Bay up north, to Baffin Bay down south. While always throwing artificial lures, Captain Larry is happy to guide your drift boat fishing or wade fishing experience. For wade fishing trips, please be sure to bring your own waders.

Captain Larry rightfully considers himself lucky to be a professional fishing guide in Texas and loves sharing his passion with others. He's a patient and educational fishing guide who's equally as carefree and easy going as he is passionate about spreading his love of fishing.

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July 17, 2021


Verified Review

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 anyone!


June 5, 2021


Verified Review

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.


May 14, 2021


Verified Review

We could not have enjoyed our trip with Larry Bell 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 looking forward to another trip in the future. Larry really is the best in the business All stars on this trip for sure very nice boat and equipment thanks again Rob Clingman


January 23, 2021


Verified Review

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 information for both me and my wife for casting from boats, wade fishing, and from land. He loves what he does and it shows. My wife enjoyed the trip so much that we are scheduling another outing with Captain Larry for her birthday in a month or so. Damn good trip? YES! Hands down one of the best guides I have ever had.


October 14, 2020


Verified Review

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 to catching up next time im down



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.


No meal provided.

Gear & Packing


Rods, Reels, Artificial Baits

At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

Recommended Packing

Hat, Sunscreen, Polarized Sunglasses

Required Items

Texas Fishing License with Saltwater Stamp

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 10-20% customary tip.

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

Conn Brown Harbor, Aransas Pass, TX 78336, USA

Start Time(s)

06:00 AM, 04:00 PM


4 hours, 8 hours,