With so much fish on offer in Texas City’s rich flats, bays, and jetties, you’re sure to hit your limit of delicious fish to take home. That’s the aim of the game with Tail Spotter Guide Service. Spend up to 8 hours on the water battling it out with the prized creatures that call these waters home, as you experience inshore fishing like a local.

Who better to take you out than an experienced, native guide? Captain Raymond Wheatley has been fishing these waters his whole life and decided to start guiding in his retirement. He loves nothing more than getting out on the water, and hopes to share his passion with you, as he lets you in on some of the tricks of the trade to help you fill the boat.

Up to 4 guests are welcome aboard the 24’ Haynie center console to get your fish on. The light, agile vessel will whizz you away to the productive fishing grounds in no time, while the wireless trolling motor will get you to the skinniest of waters without spooking the fish. Make yourself at home on board and fiull the captain’s cooler with your own drinks and snacks, and away you go.

Get ready for a thrilling day out as you go after a range of exciting and delicious fish that call these waters home. Follow the tailing Redfish, target the bottoms for Trout and Flounder, or fill the boat with Sheepshead, Drum, and more! Each of these creatures will provide plenty of action as well as the promise of a culinary delight to take back to shore.

At the end of the trip, Capt. Raymond will clean and fillet your catch, so there’s nothing for you to worry about. All you need to do is grab your fishing license and you’re good to go. Tail Spotter Guide Service promises a true local fishing experience with plenty of fish to fill the freezer. Take advantage of this incredible offer and come aboard!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $575
    Spend the afternoon fishing the local waters for Redfish, Trout, and other inshore species.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $575
    The aim of this trip is to get you maxing out on the limit of exciting and delicious fish to take home. Test your casting skills in the productive shallows of Texas City, as you go after Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Sheepshead, and Drum. These prized fish will keep you entertained as they try to get off the end of your line, also offering a tasty treat to take home. Trips usually last around 6 hours but they can last as long as 8 to give you the most out of these rich waters.
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About the Captain

Raymond Wheatley
Texas City, Texas, United States
28 Fishing Reports
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8 Customer Reviews
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Member since November 2019
An avid angler his whole life, Captain Raymond decided to pursue fishing in retirement as a way to enjoy life and share his passion with others. After 20 years as an electrician and 15 years in the medical field, he's found a new lease of life, and can't wait to show you his local waters. A native to the area, he knows the place like the back of his hand, and promises to show you why fishing in Texas City is so dear to him.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Haynie (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 250HP Mercury Pro XS engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

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 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2% charge will apply.

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Recent Fishing Reports

Another Day with Tail Spotter
Another Day with Tail Spotter
November 30, 2021
Nice Weather for the Speckled ones!!!
Hold Em Up High 2021
Hold Em Up High 2021
November 15, 2021
We are still catching the fish!!
Tail Spotter Still Catchin Em!
Tail Spotter Still Catchin Em!
November 5, 2021
Redfish,Trout ,Flounder Few Days left Open

Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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David S.
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This was a full day trip,

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 3, 2021
Super fun, lots of laughs and lots of fish, will be coming back!!!!
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Michael B.
United States
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 19, 2021
Had a phenomenal trip with CPT Raymond. Highly recommend his service
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Palestine, TX
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 18, 2021
Within 5 min was on fish.  Had a great time.
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Wixon Valley, TX
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on October 3, 2021
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Houston, TX
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Day trip with Raymond

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 16, 2020
Had a blast fishing the jetties, Raymond knew where we needed to be and when we needed to be there. Nice boat and rods, he...
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FAQs about Tail Spotter Guide Service

Tail Spotter Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $575 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $575 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Tail Spotter Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Tail Spotter Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Tail Spotter Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Tail Spotter Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Tail Spotter Guide Service include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Spotted Seatrout