There’s a lot you can do in Texas, but fishing is definitely in the top 3, and no one knows it better than Captain Chris Phillips of Sabine Outdoors! If you’re on the lookout for a productive day of fishing on Sabine Lake and surrounding waters, then Capt. Chris is the guide for you.

With almost 4 decades of fishing experience under his belt, you can bet that Chris knows a lot about all the best fish hideouts. Whether you’re after healthy-sized Cobia, an impressive number of Speckled Trout, or trophy Redfish, your guide will know exactly where to take you. Then it’s your time to come face to gills with your prey and reel it in.

Your fishing platform is 25’ Contender with a 300 HP Yamaha engine and more than enough room to sit up to 6 anglers. You’ll find quality fishing gear on board, and reliable navigational electronics will show you where to cast your line. The boat is well-suited for lake trips, as well as inshore and nearshore fishing.

Whatever you catch, Capt. Chris will clean and fillet it, so that you can enjoy it as soon as you come back from your exciting day on the water. It’s up to you to buy a valid fishing license before you meet up with the captain, and prepare some food and drinks, you’ll get snacky from all that reeling.

Kids will have a great time fishing with you and it’s best if they’re 4 and older, so that they can fully enjoy themselves. After that, all you have to do is have fun with Sabine Outdoors and catch some great fish!



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  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Shark
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 1
    US $450
    A summertime Shark trip. The trip is four (4) hours and is for 1-3 anglers. The captain provides everything you need to catch some of these toothy creatures. You will be fishing off the jetties and in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US $500
    There's no better way to start off your day than to go fishing, and this half day trip is the best proof. For 5 hours, you'll be chasing anything from Tripletail to Speckled Trout and probably come home with a cooler full of fish fillets. Don't forget to buy your fishing license before you come aboard, and bring some snacks and drinks, so that you don't fish on an empty stomach.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 30
    US $500
    Spend your afternoon enjoying solid fishing action aboard Capt. Chris's boat! You'll have 5 hours to reel in a variety of species, including, but not limited to, Redfish, Flounder, and Speckled Trout. You'll need your fishing license, drinks, and snacks with you, and your guide will take care of all the gear you need.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US $600
    When you book this trip, you get 7–8 hours of good fishing on the productive Texas waters. On your to-catch list are Speckled Trout, Redfish, Cobia, Flounder, and Tripletail. Capt. Chris will provide rods, reels, boat, and expertise, and on your side, you should take care of your fishing license, lunch, snacks, and drinks.
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Super flexible for a great day on the water
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Marshall G.
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Super flexible for a great day on the water

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 28, 2024
I reached out to Captain Chris before booking, shared I wasn’t locked in on a day, just wanted to catch fish. We live close...
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Here fishy fishy…

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on June 15, 2024
If you are looking for a guide that can tell what kind of fish you have before it even reaches the surface Chris is your guide!
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on October 22, 2023
Recently, my brothers and I went fishing with Captain Chris. My brothers had never saltwater fished before and we had a great...
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Cameron L.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 1, 2023
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 29, 2023
We had the best time fishing out of port Arthur. We fishes the rock levies, the oil rigs and the beach’s. He was the best...
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FAQs about Sabine Outdoors

Sabine Outdoors offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Shark (4 hours)
  • US $500 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • US $500 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Sabine Outdoors, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Trips booked with Sabine Outdoors include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Sabine Outdoors offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Sabine Outdoors offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle

Top targeted fish species with Sabine Outdoors include:
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tripletail

Meet the Captain

Chris Phillips
Port Arthur, Texas, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & license verified
71 Customer reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since October 2019
With both ample fishing and guiding experience, Captain Chris Phillips knows a thing or two about fishing in the Texas waters. He's been a passionate angler for 37 years and he's been running trips for almost 2 decades. He loves being out there, showing his customers how to catch the biggest fish and nothing makes him happier than teaching little ones how to hook their first catch.

About this listing

Targeted species

Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat specs

Contender (Center console) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 53 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 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
Min. age 4, life jackets provided
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
PayPal
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Recent fishing reports

Sabine Lake fishing is on FIRE
Sabine Lake fishing is on FIRE
May 29, 2024
The trout fishing on Sabine Lake has been great but the redfish have been UNBELIEVABLE. Easy limits of redfish coming before 10:00 AM on most days. I look for the trout fishing to continue to improve as the winds start calming down. Bting your family/friends and get in on some of the action!!
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