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Fishing Info

Technique

Light Tackle, Artificial Lures

Water Type

Inshore, Flats

Skill Level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Species

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

About Your Trip

Head out before daylight for an awesome morning with Captain "Lil Joe." With over 10 years of experience guiding in the Aransas Pass/Port Aransas area Capt. Lil Joe knows where the fish will be and how to catch them.

You will spend the day chasing redfish, speckled trout, and black drum on Capt Joe's 22' Tran Sport flats boat. Joe likes to use a myriad of methods to hook into fish from live bait to lures and is willing to cater to your preferences. Not to mention, lures, fishing equipment, live and dead bait will all be provided.

This trip is great for the whole family and for anglers of all fishing levels. Captain Joe loves teaching people how to become better fishermen and will share his enormous birth of knowledge and experience with you all day long!

About Your Boat

Boat type: Flats boat

Boat length: 22'

Boat manufacturer: Tran Sport

Engine manufacturer: Suzuki

Engine HP: 200

Number of engines: 1

Extras: trolling motor, 128 quart cooler, GPS, cushioned seating

About Your Guide

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 his fishing career 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, all over the world. 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."

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.

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Reviews

David N.
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April 30, 2020


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.

Will H.
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May 5, 2020


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!

Yousuf H.
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October 5, 2019


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!

Amenities

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.

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.

Live Bait

No live bait provided.

Lunch

No meal provided.

Gear & Packing

Provided

Rods and reels made by Falcon and Penn, as well as lures

At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

Recommended Packing

Hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses

Required Items

Texas saltwater 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 14 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

Find a license for your state here.

Details

Start Location

Conn Brown Harbor, Aransas Pass, TX, USA

Start Time(s)

06:00 AM, 12:00 PM

Duration(s)

4 hours, 6 hours,