People of all experience levels are welcome at Benny’s Guide Service. Captain Benny will make sure you have a great day out on the water – his main aim is to make you happy!

You will spend the day aboard a 26’ center console. Originally built in 2019, she is powered by a 300 HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 38 knots. With these speeds, you’ll be at all the best fishing spots in no time. The fishfinder, paired with Capt. Benny’s extensive knowledge, will have your lines in the water reeling in the fish of your dreams before you know it.

His shorter trips are great for people who would like to stay in sight of the shore. You’ll still be able to target the same species as the longer trip, which makes this a great introduction to nearshore Texas fishing. The T-Top will keep the sun off of you, and the comfortable seats mean you can sit and enjoy the music Capt. Benny will have playing, all while waiting for your turn to fish.

Everyone is welcome on these trips. There is no minimum age for kids, so as long as the parents are happy then Capt. Benny is happy too. Life jackets are provided for the little ones, but for maximum comfort Capt. Benny does recommend parents bring their own for the kids.

You can expect to target a wide range of fish on these trips. Jack Crevalle, Cobia, Redfish, Red Snapper, Kingfish, Sheepshead, and Blacktip Shark are all species you can expect to reel in. After your trip, the captain can drop off your catch at a fish cleaner where you can have it filleted at an extra charge.

You will need to bring along plenty of water and any snacks that you fancy. A Texas fishing license will also need to be purchased before the trip. On the day, you can buy bait for around $25 per person. The rods and reels will all be provided for.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $700
    This trip is great for going the extra mile and making sure you catch plenty of Redfish, Trout, Shark, Sheepshead, and many more. These trips work best with just 4 lines in the water, although 6 can be on board. For the party of 6, will need to take it in turns to fish. Please note, bait is an extra cost on all of these trips. You'll need to keep your energy up, so bring plenty of food and drink along with you. Please check with the captain if there is an extra fuel surcharge for offshore trips.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $475
    This trip will stay in sight of the shore, so is great for those new to fishing. You will target Trout, Redfish, Shark, Sheepshead, and many more. Bait is an additional cost on the day. If the weather is great, all 6 anglers can fish at once. If it's bad weather then only 4 lines can be in the water at once. Please bring plenty of water with you. Please check with the captain if there is an extra fuel surcharge for offshore trips.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $475
    This trip is great for beginners who do not want to go too far out. You'll stay within sight of land. You will target Shark, Trout, Redfish, Sheepshead, and more. On these trips, it is easier for all 6 anglers to fish at once. If the weather is bad though, only 4 will be able to have their lines in the water at the same time. Bait will need to be purchased on the day. Please bring plenty of water and sunscreen along. Please check with the captain if there is an extra fuel surcharge for offshore trips.
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About the Captain

Benny Judice
Port O'Connor, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
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65 Customer Reviews
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Member since May 2018
Captain Benny has been guiding for over 30 years. He loves taking people out and showing them a good time. When he fishes, he has the music playing, the beers flowing, and the fish just keep biting. He came to this area when he retired in '09, after coming here to fish for over 20 years. He loves being a full-time guide and hopes you find the same love for fishing after his trips.

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Mowdy (Center console) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 52 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle

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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Checks

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

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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 10, 2021
Benny put us right on top of them. In about three hours all 5 of us were limited on red and black drum. I wish I new about...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 7, 2021
Excellent day on the water. Captain Benny was well organized, had an excellent boat and used his network to put us on a variety...
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Evening Fishing trip with Captain Benny

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 11, 2021
I went fishing with Captain Benny from 3 PM on. I been bay fishing for quite a while and never had much luck after 12 noon...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 8, 2021
Capt. Benny was down to earth and made me and my boys feel like we were fishing with a long time buddy.  He was extremely...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 5, 2021
I’m not sure if I have enough space here to tell you about our wonderful experience. We caught over a hundred pounds of filleted...
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FAQs about Benny's Guide Service

Benny's Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $475 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $475 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Benny's Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Benny's Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle

Benny's Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Benny's Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Benny's Guide Service include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spotted Seatrout