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Light Tackle, Bottom Fishing, Trolling, Fly Fishing
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Launch out of Rockport, Texas with Captain Jared McCulloch for an epic day out on the water chasing all kinds of inshore denizens. Captain Jared specializes in changing his fishing tactics according to the fish! As the seasons change so does what works best. The best style in his mind is the one that keeps fish biting. In early winter wading with lures, transitioning to working bottom structures, pushing into the back lakes in the airboat. Springtime working with shrimp and popping corks, transitioning to croaker. As late summer progresses moving back to live shrimp into fall and targeting multiple species of fish on shallower reefs with sharp drops.
So, whatever time of year you can get out there, you know Captain Jared is prepared to use every method there is to get you on the fish! He also provides all the quality rods, reels, tackle, and bait you will need for a successful fishing adventure. Don't forget to bring your camera, sunglasses, and Texas fishing license, but leave the rest to captain Jared for your South Texas fishing adventure!
Boat type: Bay boat
Boat Manufacturer: Majek
Boat length: 25ft
Engine Manufacturer: Yamaha
Engine HP: 250HP
Number of engines: 1
Extras: GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Wireless Trolling Motor, Ice Box
Captain Jared grew up fishing the Rockport area from a young age. From sneaking up to a group of hungry fish blowing bait out of the water to catching them sunning on a flat; he has had the pleasure of experiencing it all. Let me help you experience a great time on the water! Jared also likes to run duck hunts and combo cast and blast trips when the season is in.
Capt. Jared was professional courteous and patient. He put us on fish immediately our first day out and we caught our limit of trout within an hour. We also got a bunch of red fish and drum. We fished a second day with him, which was much rougher due to the weather with a Northern coming through bringing rain and high winds. Despite the challenging conditions, we powered through and Jared was determined to make sure we got our fair share of fish. He was gracious in extending the day for us, as the weather improved and we had a very successful trip. I would highly recommend First Light Fishing Charters to anyone looking for a great day out on the water looking to get their fill of fish.
We booked with Captain Jared last month and he was very responsive to messages…always responded the same day. We only communicated via text until we met at the dock in the morning of our trip. We had a party of 5…3 that have fished before and 2 that had not. Jared’s boat and all of the equipment are extremely well kept. He was so patient and instructed us on the art of fishing…we caught black drum, red fish, trout, hard heads, a stingray and a blue crab. While we released more than then we keep, this was a trip the kids will always remember!
Oh my goodness. We hit the jackpot when we booked Jared. The boat was great and as a guide, he was unmatched. Jared took his time to teach us how to fish and helped us the entire time. Jared kept our lines fresh with bait and helped us catch our limits! He trolled us around until we found a great place to catch red fish and caught two that were 28 inches! Jared’s personality is easy going and fun. He is fabulous for the never touched a rod before person like me or the experienced fisherman. Jared is a gem!
Jared took us out on a rough and windy day. He put us on the trout near a couple of reefs early. Water was rough and we cut the trip a little short as the weather seemed to be deteriorating and we were tiring. Jared was still trying to find our last trout for the limit when we told him we were done. Good guy, good teacher, thorough and safe. Got some nice trout in the box and caught a ton of smaller ones. Still left with 13-14 trout including 22”, 20” and 19”. Nice day and would book with Jared again.
Captain Jared was awesome. Fishing was tough but he always seemed to find the fish for us. Great spacious boat as well. Highly recommended. I know I will use him again.
Full day trip, fishing for red drum, trout, sheep head and black drum.
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.
Pack some food, any beverages besides water (no glass), sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. You’re welcome to bring a small cooler for your drinks.
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 14 days before the trip.
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102 Cove Harbor South, Rockport, TX, USA