Artificial Action Guide Service

Artificial Action Guide Service operates out of Aransas Pass, TX, exploring the shallow flats and backcountry the area is famous for in search of Redfish and Speckled Trout. Head out for a great day of wade and drift fishing. Head home with some tasty fish and a ton of awesome memories!

You will be fishing aboard a 2020 23’ Haynie flats boat, built right here in Texas and designed specifically for the area’s endless shallows. Most trips focus on wade fishing, but you can also try drifting the flats if the conditions are right, and this boat is perfect for it.

Captain Larry Bell is dedicated to two things: providing great fishing trips and maintaining his beloved local fisheries. He is an artificials specialist who will take you to all his favorite fishing spots, using a variety of lures such as topwater plugs, soft plastics, and more to bring in big fish.

Captain Larry takes pride in promoting sustainable fishing methods and practices on all his trips. He encourages catch & release for fish you don’t want to eat. Trouts can only be kept if they are between 17"-23", 3 per person. Any Trout over 23" and any Redfish over 24” must be released, as these are the most likely to breed.

At the end of your trip, the fish you keep will be cleaned and filleted, ready to enjoy as soon as you get home. All tackle and lures are provided. Just bring your waders, your food and drink, and any other personal items, and get ready for a day of fun sportfishing.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $400
    This is a four-hour morning trip which focuses on wade fishing for Trout and Redfish using artificial baits only. You can sometimes also drift areas for the fish. It all depends on the conditions on the day. Any Trout over 23" and Red over 24" should be released as they are baby makers and Captain Larry is a strong conservationist. Trips can be wade or drift fishing, you pick.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $400
    Spend the afternoon fishing for Trout and Redfish in the shallow inshore waters around Aransas Pass, TX. All Trout over 23" and all Redfish over 24" should be released to promote a healthy fishery for future generations. Trips can be wade or drift fishing, you pick.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $450
    Spend the entire day fishing for Trout and Redfish on the flats and backwaters around Aransas Pass, TX. Head out in search of some great battles on artificials, reeling in tasty fish. Large Trout (23" plus) and Redfish (24" plus) should be released to help maintain a healthy fishery. Trips can be wade or drift fishing, you pick.
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About the Captain

Larry Bell
Aransas Pass, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
193 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2018
Captain Larry Bell has been fishing for 35 years and specializes in targeting trophy inshore fish on artificials. Capt. Larry made the move to running charters to share his passion and his local waters with clients. He loves catching fish, loves being on the water, and is excited to share both these things with as many people as possible! Capt. Larry count himself very lucky to be able to pursue his passion for a living. Let him guide you around the bays and flats of Aransas Pass, TX in search of that fish of a lifetime!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Redfish Redfish
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Haynie (Flats boat) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 250HP Mercury 4 stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
GPS

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid any additional costs or unnecessary hassle with carrying cash.

No additional fees.
Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 193 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (147)
Quality service
Half day trip.
Captain Larry checked all of the boxes!
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Angler Rating
182
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Jim J.
Sugar Land, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Captain Larry checked all of the boxes!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on January 5, 2022
We have been on guided fishing trips with more than 100 fishing guides so we are no novices when it comes to the game! What...
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Damon T.
Adkins, TX
Excellent
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Captain Larry / Artificial Action Guide Service

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on June 23, 2022
I had a great time fishing and learning from Capt. Larry.  Very knowledgeable and wants to help you learn. I’ve fished artificial...
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Timothy B.
Hutto, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day of tight lines and family fun.

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on September 27, 2021
Had a great time on a full day trip with Captain Larry. Captain Larry was excellent at putting us on reds and trout while teaching...
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CHRISTIAN B.
Bayville, NY
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day wade trip with Larry Bell

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on September 10, 2021
Went out for a half day wading the flats with Larry and had a great time.  Within ten minutes of booking he was very responsive...
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Robert O.
Victoria, TX
Excellent
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Bayfishing

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 11, 2022
Knowledgeable congenial guide put us on fish in challenging (windy) conditions.  We Caught two of the biggest trout I have...
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FAQs about Artificial Action Guide Service

Artificial Action Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group, additional $100 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $300 per group, additional $100 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $100 per person after 1 guest - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Artificial Action Guide Service, you can expect the following amenity onboard:
  • GPS

Trips booked with Artificial Action Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Rods and reels if needed)
  • Lures (All artificial baits)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Any fish kept I clean and bag)
  • Drinks (I'll have water, you bring anything else you want)

Artificial Action Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Wade fishing)
  • Flats Fishing (Drift fishing)
  • Backcountry Fishing (Wade fishing)

Artificial Action Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Artificial bait)
  • Drift Fishing (On occasions)

Top targeted fish species with Artificial Action Guide Service include:
  • Redfish
  • Speckled Trout