Lil Joe’s Guide Service – Port Aransas

Lil Joe’s Guide Service specializes in family-friendly fishing trips along Aransas, Corpus Christi, and Redfish Bays. Captain Joe Wilson caters each of his trips based on his customers’ desires as well as their level of experience. He’s a former tournament angler, military veteran, family guy, and expert guide.

Capt. Joe invites you and your family to join him on his 22’ Trans Sport flats boat. His vessel is equipped with top-of-the-line navigational technology, fishfinding electronics, and tackle. The boat’s shallow draft provides the perfect experience for fishing flats and other low-water areas. You’ll be able to maneuver and switch locations with ease, based on where the fish are biting. She accommodates up to 4 guests, including children, and everyone can fish comfortably at the same time.

Your main targets for the day are Redfish, Black Drum, and Speckled Trout. The various bays and estuaries surrounding Corpus Christi are brimming with numerous inshore species, so you won’t only be limited to these 3 species. You may also encounter other fish, such as Jack Crevalle and even the occasional Blacktip Shark.

Capt. Joe will make sure you’re taken care of by providing you with state-of-the-art rods and reels, made by Penn and Falcon. Live bait and lures are also included.

All you have to bring with you is a valid Texas Saltwater Fishing License, which you can purchase online, some snacks and drinks, and protection against the sun. Everything else will be taken care of so you can enjoy your trip with the family and catch delicious fish all day long. Get ready for the ultimate Texas fishing adventure and join Lil Joe’s Guide Service down in Port Aransas!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $600
    Join Lil Joe's Guide Service down in Port Aransas, TX and get ready for an exciting day of fishing! Your main target species include Black Drum, Redfish, Speckled Trout, Jack Crevalle, and more. Your fishing tackle is included in the price, so all you need to do is get your fishing license and meet the captain 15 minutes before the trip. Feel free to pack food, beverages, sunscreen, and any other personal items you may need and get ready to catch some delicious fish with Capt. Joe!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $650
    Get ready to discover Corpus Christi, Redfish, and Aransas Bays with Lil Joe's Guide Service! You'll spend the whole day targeting Redfish, Black Drum, Speckled Trout, and more! Tackle is included, so just be sure to pick up your fishing license before your trip, arrive 15 minutes early, and the rest will be taken care of. Feel free to bring your favorite nibbles and drinks for the ride, and be sure to pack sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses.

FAQs about Lil Joe’s Guide Service – Port Aransas

Lil Joe’s Guide Service – Port Aransas offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $600 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Lil Joe’s Guide Service – Port Aransas, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Lil Joe’s Guide Service – Port Aransas include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Falcon & Penn )
  • Live Bait
  • Lures

Lil Joe’s Guide Service – Port Aransas offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Lil Joe’s Guide Service – Port Aransas offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Lil Joe’s Guide Service – Port Aransas include:
  • Black Drum
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Speckled Trout

Meet the Captain

Joe Wilson
Port Aransas, Texas, United States
ID & license verified
256 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2015
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Captain Joe Wilson has been fishing since he learned how to walk. One day his dad put a rod and reel in his hand, and the rest is history! He’s been running charters out of Corpus Christi since 2009 and what he loves most about his job is meeting new people, teaching beginners how to fish, and putting smiles on customers’ faces. Before he began running charters, Capt. Joe was a competitive Bass circuit tournament angler. He’s also a military veteran and enjoys taking other former and current service members out on the water for a fun day of fishing. Next time you’re in the Port Aransas–Corpus Christi area, come fishing with Lil Joe’s Guide Service and get ready for the ultimate saltwater adventure!

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat specs

Trans Sport XLR8 (Flats boat) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Falcon & Penn
Live Bait
Lures

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Ages 3 & up
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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