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
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $500
    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
    $500
    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!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $600
    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.
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About the Captain

Robert McCormick
Freeport, Texas, United States
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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

Boat specs

Xpress (Bay boat) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 46 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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn reels, All star rods
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Cleaned and bagged
Drinks
Bottled water and ice provided

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days 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
All ages welcome! Bring life vests if under 13 y.o
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 14 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (10)
Great fishing Trip
Great fishing Trip
August fishing trip
+7
Angler Rating
11
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
86%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Evann H.
Pearland, Texas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 9, 2022
Had a blast with Robert and we got on some reds specs and flounder. Will book again
Evann H. recommends Rooster’s Crow Guide Service, LLC
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Tony M.
Austin, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 3, 2022
Good tentative captain, good boat and equipment, good day of fishing.
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Haiden H.
Peckham, OK
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Robert

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 14, 2022
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Sean G.
Houston, Texas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on May 2, 2022
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Robert T.
Trinity, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Amazing Guide

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 30, 2021
Super friendly, great boat and put us on the fish. Highly recommended. You can’t go wrong with Cpt Robert. He’s very friendly,...
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FAQs about Rooster’s Crow Guide Service, LLC

Rooster’s Crow Guide Service, LLC offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (5 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

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

Trips booked with Rooster’s Crow Guide Service, LLC include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn reels, All star rods)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Cleaned and bagged)
  • Drinks (Bottled water and ice provided )

Rooster’s Crow Guide Service, LLC offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Rooster’s Crow Guide Service, LLC offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Rooster’s Crow Guide Service, LLC include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Sheepshead
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout