Rooster’s Crow Guide Service

Rooster’s Crow Guide Service offers full and half day guided inshore fishing trips. They specialize in wade and drift fishing the bays, marshes, and beachfront (when weather allows) in the areas of West Galveston, Freeport and Matagorda. They are a family-friendly guide service and encourage sharing the fishing experience with youth.

All trips are operated by Captain Robert McCormick and his wife Lauren. With over 25 years of fishing experience in the area, Capt. Robert knows everything you’ll need for a great day of fishing.

The trips that Rooster’s Crow offers can accommodate up to 4 anglers and kids of all ages are welcome as well. You’ll be fishing from a 21’ Xpress bay boat that’s powered by a 200 HP Yamaha engine. The boat also features navigational electronics, a live bait tank, and a wireless trolling motor when you need to sneak up on fish.

You’ll mostly target inshore and reef species, such as Flounder, Speckled Trout, Redfish, Black Drum, and Sheepshead. If you’re after slightly larger fish, you can also catch Spanish Mackerel or a few types of Shark. After the trip, the catch is all yours and the captain will also clean and bag it for you. Then, you just need to find a place to fry it and enjoy it with a glass of wine.

Your fishing equipment is fully covered and you’ll also have drinking water on the boat. You only need to purchase your fishing license and bring some snacks.

Let Rooster’s Crow Guide Service take you out for a fun day with your loved ones. Join whenever you feel the need for a quality time outdoors.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    Full day trips will typically depart at sunrise (6:00 a.m. summer and 7:00 a.m. winter). If the schedule allows, the captain can adjust departure times to accommodate your requests. All rods, reels, artificial lures, and terminal tackle are included in the price. Live bait will be an additional cost.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Departure times can be adjusted to your needs, so just get in touch with the captain. Target Black Drum, Redfish, Sheepshead, Flounder, Trout, and many more. Your fishing equipment is covered, so you only need to purchase your license and bring some snacks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Target Black Drum, Flounder, Redfish, Sheepshead, Trout, and many more. The captain will prepare your fishing equipment. The departure times are also flexible, so get in touch with the captain and tell what works best for you. This is a family favorite!
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About the Captain

Robert McCormick
Freeport, Texas, United States
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6 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since July 2019
Rooster's Crow Guide Service is a family-owned and operated business by USCG Licensed Master Captain Robert McCormick and his wife, Lauren, in the Freeport/Galveston and Matagorda areas. Captain McCormick is a lifelong resident of Brazoria County, Texas. Over the last 25 years, Robert has fished, boated, and hunted the Texas Gulf Coast. Robert loves wade fishing the shallow bays and flats in pursuit of Speckled Trout, Flounder, and Redfish. Robert's love for the outdoors led him to start Rooster's Crow Guide Service, so he can share his passion with others. Robert also has a background in law enforcement, where he spent nearly 10 years as a police patrolman and sheriff's deputy, serving the residents of Brazoria County, Texas.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Xpress (Bay boat) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 44 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

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

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

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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (9)
4.83
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
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August fishing trip
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Angler Rating
5
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
83%
Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Jared C.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
 5.00
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Great evening of inshore fishing!

VERIFIED   July 3, 2020
Robert with Roosters Crow is a great local guide and took time to accommodate our two young boys and lead us to the fish they...
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Scott O.
Lucas, TX
 5.00
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Full day trip with Captain Robert

VERIFIED   July 30, 2020
Had a great day wade fishing.  Caught a wide variety of fish including nice speckled trout.  Would definitely go...
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Mildred M.
Humble, Texas
 5.00
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Great fishing Trip

VERIFIED   August 15, 2020
great fishing tips and guide. Good catch and best trip out on boat yet
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Richard T.
Arlington, TX
 5.00
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   August 1, 2020
We had so much fun!!! Will definitely book with him again!!
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 5.00
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 19, 2020
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