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’ Tiburon 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, as well as catch cleaning and filleting services after the trip.

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!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $500
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    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
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Get ready for an exciting adventure on the Corpus Cristi Bay with Lil Joe's Guide Service! You'll spend the afternoon targeting Red and Black Drum, Speckled Trout, and other inshore A-listers. Capt. Joe will supply the rods, reels, and tackle, so just be sure to get your fishing license before the trip and the rest will be taken care of. Bring snacks, drinks, sunblock, a hat, and sunglasses, and join Capt Joe in Port Aransas, TX for a fun day of fishing!
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About the Captain

Joe "Lil Joe" Wilson
Port Aransas, Texas, United States
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14 Customer Reviews
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Member since September 2015
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
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)

Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Tiburon NX22 (Flats boat) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 200HP 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
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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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
Checks

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

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Customer Reviews

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4.89
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Diane J.
Portland, TX
 5.00
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Half day with Lil Joe

VERIFIED   NEW  March 20, 2020
Fishing was a bit slow; but Joe continued to work hard and we ended up with a nice catch. He was also very patient and kind...
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Joseph G.
Corpus Christi, TX
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VERIFIED   NEW  March 12, 2020
Great day with Capt Joe. Limited out on sea trout in 45 minutes and proceeded to get after reds. Great guide, equipment, and...
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Yousuf H.
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Best Fishing Trip Ever with Captain Joe.

VERIFIED   October 5, 2019
We had the BEST time with Captain Joe!!! Captain runs a great charter - he knows where the fish are and how to pull them up....
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Great fishing trip! ?

VERIFIED   September 21, 2019
Had a great fishing trip with Captain Joe Wilson. He knows his fishing and location fish. He hooked us up with all of the fish...
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Neal S.
Port Aransas, Texas
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Fantastic trip!

VERIFIED   January 16, 2020
Great guide, terrific guy, wonderful day!
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