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.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - 4 GUESTS
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $800
    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
    Full Day Trip - UP TO 3 GUESTS MAX
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $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
    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
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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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
93%
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VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip - UP TO 3 GUESTS MAX on October 9, 2021
Captain Randy is very friendly and accommodating. His equipment is top-notch as well as his knowledge of the local waters....
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - UP TO 3 GUESTS MAX on July 27, 2021
My two boys and I had an absolute blast with Capt Randy. He’s a real pro! This was our first time on a guide trip and we...
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Highland Haven, TX
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 12, 2021
Randy was GREAT. I’m a Bass Fisherman normally. For those who choose Capt. Randy do what he suggest “Forget what you know...
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Atascocita, TX
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 16, 2021
The first thing Randy said to us this morning was that it would be a tough day of fishing, and it certainly was, but Randy...
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Rowlett, TX
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VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip - UP TO 3 GUESTS MAX on October 15, 2021
Captain Randy was friendly, knowledgeable and professional. He took us to several different spots to guarantee that we caught...
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FAQs about Fillabite Guide Service

Fillabite Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip - UP TO 3 GUESTS MAX (8 hours)
  • $800 per group - Full Day Trip - 4 GUESTS (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Fillabite Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Fillabite Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Fillabite Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Fillabite Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fillabite Guide Service include:
  • Black Drum
  • Redfish
  • Speckled Trout