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Inshore, Nearshore, Flats
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Captain Joe Wilson aka "Lil Joe" offers Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder inshore fishing charters out of Port Aransas, Aransas Pass, and Rockport.
Captain Lil Joe's started fishing ponds, creeks, rivers and lakes all around the world. Having served in our Nation's military, Captain Lil Joe had the opportunity to fish all waters imaginable worldwide. His passion for fishing led him to join local Bass Clubs, and ultimately to fishing competitive Bass Circuits.
Captain Lil Joe truly enjoyed fishing the circuits, especially since he fished at the circuit level competitively with his youngest son for many years.
So how did he make the move from freshwater to saltwater fishing? A very close friend and former fishing partner kept telling him that if he tried bay fishing, he'd never go back to bass fishing. As if on cue, Captain Lil Joe's youngest son said, “hey dad, let’s head down to fish pass, camp out and do some fishing”.
Take a sip if you've heard this one before: "after hooking into my first Redfish, there was no turning back. I will never forget that first one." As Captain Lil Joe puts it, "the fight, the deep blue sky, slight breeze out of the southeast removing the sweat from my brow. The wildlife constantly surrounding me. Well let’s just say I thought I was in heaven. Pure serenity and relaxation. From time to time I do miss the thrill that competitive tournament fishing provided, however I will tell you what is much more fulfilling than that. Having the opportunity to teach a young boy or girl how to cast a fishing pole, and the beaming smile they have when the cast actually goes the direction they intended, and further than 20 feet. Then when that first big Redfish or Speckled Trout hammers their line, they are so excited, scared all at the same time, then when the fish is in the net, nothing but pure joy is on the boat. Now nothing beats that experience, nothing. Sharing the outdoor experience has become my passion. From taking off from the dock at daybreak to returning to the dock, I enjoy showing people what the Lord has blessed us with. Experiencing nature first hand. From the first time fishing trip, to the experienced angler, I look forward to the opportunity of sharing my passion with you."
Share a day with Captain Lil Joe aboard his 22’ Tiburon flats boat. His vessel is equipped with top-of-the-line navigational technology, and a fishfinder. The boat’s shallow draft provides the perfect experience for fishing the inshore flats of the Texas Coastal Bend. The Tiburon allows for 4 anglers to fish comfortably at once.
Your main targets for the day are Redfish, Black Drum, and Speckled Trout, and anglers can always expect Jack Crevalle and even Blacktip Sharks.
Captain Lil Joe fishes quality Penn and Falcon rods and reels, with live bait and artificial lures included as well. Back at the docks, Captain Lil Joe is happy to clean and fillet your catch for you.
Don't forget a Texas Saltwater Fishing License for each angler (purchased online), some snacks and drinks, and sunscreen. Other than that, show up ready to have a great time on the inshore waters surround Port Aransas, Aransas Pass, and Rockport, Texas!
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Feel free to enjoy responsibly. No glass allowed.
This guide will clean your catch for you.
No lunch provided.
No live bait provided.
No lodging provided.
No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.
Conn Brown Harbor, Aransas Pass, TX, USA
Big thanks to lil Joe fishing. Had such a great time fishing and sharing military stories. Very knowledgeable and patient with us. Great teacher and knows where the fish are. Cant wait till the next time Joe. Baillie and I will see you soon.
My buddy and I had a great experience with Little Joe and caught our limit of reds and specs! I highly recommend booking Little Joe if you are interested in a full day of fishing!
We had the BEST time with Captain Joe!!! Captain runs a great charter - he knows where the fish are and how to pull them up. Especially recommended for new and amateur fishers - his knowledge and expertise is second to none. Brought home a cooler full of fish and made memories for a lifetime. Definitely recommend if you’re in Port A to book with Captain Joe, telling all my friends about it!
Rods and reels made by Falcon and Penn, as well as lures
At an additional rate
Hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses
Texas saltwater fishing license
Payment & Tipping
After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed. Your guide will take a picture of the QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a 10-20% customary tip.
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