Fillabite Guide Service

The inshore waters of Texas are known far and wide to be excellent and bountiful fishing grounds. Bull Redfish, huge Black Drum, and beautiful Speckled Trouts are teeming in this area and Fillabite Guide Service has their finger on the pulse of the fish – they’ll put you on the hottest bite around!

The boat you’ll fish from is a 24’ Haynie bay boat, capable of holding 4 anglers fishing at the same time. She’s powered by a 250 HP Mercury outboard engine, allowing her to fly across the shallow waters at 50 knots – you’ll spend practically no time traveling! When you do get close, there’s a wireless trolling motor on board, so you can stalk even the spookiest fish.

Captain Randy Filla will be your captain on this charter. Don’t worry, you’re in excellent hands – he has over 35 years of experience fishing inshore waters. A variety of fishing techniques are at your disposal to try out, such as popping, spinning, drift fishing or bottom fishing all with light tackle, as well as trolling. Quality Shimano rods and reels are provided to the customers for use on this charter.

All live bait is supplied to the customers, so you can just focus on fishing as much as you can. Children and beginners are more than welcome on board as Captain Randy really loves seeing a person fall in love with fishing for the first time. There is a minimum age policy of no children under the age of 6. The crew will clean and fillet your catch after your trip, so gratuity is appreciated.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    This excellent 8-hour trip will take you fishing all over the bays and flats of the area. You can target Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Black Drum in the gorgeous flats and bays of Rockport, Port Aransas, and Corpus Christi.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    This trip will take you fishing to the bays and flats of Rockport, Port Aransas, and Corpus Christi. You can expect to target Black Drum, Redfish, and Speckled Trout. All required equipment is provided by the charter captain.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - May 31
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    This trip will take you fishing to the bays and flats of Rockport, Port Aransas, and Corpus Christi. You can expect to target Black Drum, Redfish, and Speckled Trout. All required equipment is provided by the charter captain.
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About the Captain

Randy Filla
Port Aransas, Texas, United States
4 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
80 Customer Reviews
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Member since March 2018
Captain Randy Filla has been fishing the local waters of Texas for three and a half decades. He has a great passion for all that is outdoors and loves sharing his passion for nature with his customers. Captain Randy is ready to put you on the fish whether it's the first time you're holding a rod in your life, or you're preparing to compete in a professional fishing tournament!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Redfish Redfish
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Haynie (Bay boat) originally built in 2012. Powered by a 250HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.86
out of 5 stars from 74 reviews
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Experience
Father daughter trip \u2764
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Half Day with Captain Randy
+65
Angler Rating
69
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Kyle H.
Mesquite, TX
 5.00
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First time bay trip with Captain Randy

VERIFIED   September 22, 2020
A tropical storm almost cancelled our trip but Randy gave us better info on where it would hit and we headed to the coast....
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Joe L.
Big Spring, TX
 5.00
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Had a blast!!

VERIFIED   May 21, 2020
Captain Randy was awesome!  We had 4 other guides turn us down and/or cancel because of the wind. Mr Filla gladly accepted...
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Stephan M.
Houston, TX
 5.00
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Fun day out on the water

VERIFIED   September 7, 2020
My son and I enjoyed the fishing trip. The captain was knowledgeable about the good spots to find fish, and provided good helpful...
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Martin S.
Dallas, TX
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   August 21, 2020
He took my wife, 8 year old son, and me out for 6 hours in the bay.  The night before I told him all my son wanted was...
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Rick G.
San Antonio, TX
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Half Day Trip with Captain Randy

VERIFIED   May 5, 2020
Captain Randy and I had a great day!  I wanted to fish for trout and red fish and Captain Randy put me on them! ...
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