Lil Joe’s Guide Service – Aransas Pass

Join Lil Joe’s Guide Service in Aransas Pass and get ready for a fun day of fishing with the family! Captain Joe Wilson is a local angling expert and former tournament angler with over a decade of experience as a fishing guide. He’s been exploring these waters his whole life and has dedicated his career to making a top-notch, family-friendly charter that caters to all levels of fisherman, from novice to pro.

You’ll spend the day fishing off of a 22’ Tiburon flats boat, outfitted with top-of-the-line electronics, fishing tackle, and safety gear. The boat’s shallow draft and smooth handling give her the maneuverability to put you on top of inshore fish in no time. The platform is spacious, accommodating 4 guests comfortably, and everyone can fish at the same time.

Capt. Joe invites toddlers (ages 3 and older) aboard, as long as they are accompanied by a parent or guardian. He loves teaching kids and beginners how to fish and nothing brings him more joy than helping someone land their very first fish!

You’ll be fishing the Aransas, Redfish, and Corpus Cristi Bays to target a range of inshore A-listers. These include Red and Black Drum, Speckled Trout, Jack Crevalle, and even apex predators such as Blacktip Sharks. After your trip, Capt. Joe will offer to clean and bag your catch so you leave his boat with a delicious fillet to take home for the family.

You’ll be supplied with state-of-the-art rods and reels made by Falcon and Penn, as well as lures and live bait. The only thing left for you to do is purchase a Texas Saltwater Fishing License, arrive 15 minutes before your trip, and bring snacks, drinks, sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses.

Get ready for the ultimate inshore experience and get ready to fill Capt. Joe’s boat with delicious fish. He’ll make sure your time spent aboard is worth every minute so that each memory counts. Start planning your adventure and join Lil Joe’s Guide Service for an action-packed day of fishing in Aransas Pass, TX!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    This 6-hour trip will see you fishing the surrounding bays of Corpus Christi, targeting Red and Black Drum, as well as Speckled Trout and other inshore species. Your captain will supply the tackle, so just come with your fishing license, and the rest will be covered. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks, and don't forget to pack sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. Get ready for the ultimate fishing adventure and book this trip today!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Rise and shine! Join Capt. Joe down in Port Aransas for a productive morning of fishing and target Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Redfish, and more. You'll be provided with rods, reels, and tackle, so just be sure to purchase a fishing license before your trip, bring snacks, drinks, sunblock, a hat, and sunglasses, and get ready for a fun adventure with Lil Joe's Guide Service!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Experience Texas fishing like never before and join Lil Joe's Guide Service in Aransas Pass! You'll target inshore species such as Redfish, Black Drum, Speckled Trout, and more. Capt. Joe's got your tackle covered, so all you have to do is pick up your fishing license, bring food and drinks, sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses, and the rest will be taken care of. Book today and get ready for a fun day of fishing!
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About the Captain

Joe "Lil Joe" Wilson
Aransas Pass, Texas, United States
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85 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 (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

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 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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Brent F.
San Antonio, TX
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My son's first trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on October 17, 2020
Short version- tough fishing conditions, Capt. Joe worked hard and got our goals met. He was a great communicator from when...
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Michelle V.
Seguin, TX
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Great half day trip with Joe.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 25, 2020
Joe worked diligently to make sure we had a great fishing experience. The fish were a little slow to bite, but Joe continually...
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Ronald B.
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Half day with Cpt. Lil Joe Wilson.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on September 15, 2020
Great trip with Cpt. Lil Joe. Very knowledgable and a fun guy to be with. Put us on fish immediately. Highly recommend and...
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Heath H.
Beeville, Texas
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Awesome for kids

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 30, 2020
Joe was absolutely wonderful with my nine year old. No one else was catching anything and we were reeling them in! If you have...
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Houston, Texas
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Half a day with lil joe

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 24, 2020
We had an awesome time , lots of laughs and got some nice fish. We will definitely see him again soon. We highly recommend...
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