What could be better than a day spent on a bay fishing trip along one of the best fisheries on the Texas coast? Captain Jared has been fishing these waters since he was a kid and is the right man to help you enjoy this beautiful area.

Your vessel for the day will be a 25’ Majek bay boat, a wonderful craft not just for fishing but for cruising in style. It was originally built in 2019 and has a 250HP Yamaha engine which will take you to exhilarating speeds of up to 53 knots and get you to the best fishing spots in no time. It’s also equipped with fishfinder technology and with 2 live bait wells. Alternatively, you may go out on Capt. Jared’s airboat which is 20’ long and 8’ wide. The captain chooses the boat you’ll go on based on fishing conditions, making sure you have the right vessel to provide you with the most productive trip.

Capt. Jared specializes in inshore fishing meaning you’ll be chasing after fish such as Redfish, Black Drum, Flounder, and Speckled Seatrout. You’ll be trying out different techniques including drifting, using live bait, lures, and fly fishing. Fly fishing must be requested in advance, is for up to 3 anglers, and comes with an additional charge.

Quality rods and reels, as well as fresh live bait, will be waiting for you on board. You’ll also be provided with bottled water so just pack some food, any beverages besides water (no glass), sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. You’re welcome to bring a small cooler for your drinks. After your trip, Capt. Jared will clean your catch so you can get it grilled at one of the nearby restaurants or take it home for a tasty dinner.

Once you’ve confirmed your booking and packed your gear you’ll be enjoying some of the best fishing available on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico.

The Texas mid-coast offers plenty of fish in plenty of sizes. Book your trip today!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Bay Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $550
    On this full day fishing trip you'll be targeting Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, and Black Drum along Texas’ midcoast. All fishing gear and tackle are provided, as well as bottled water. Captain Jared is always on hand to help you out if required, especially if kids or beginners are joining. Once you've returned to shore with your catch, he’ll clean the fish and package them for you.
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About the Captain

Jared Mcculloch
Rockport, Texas, United States
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57 Customer Reviews
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Member since March 2020
As a young kid all of my summers were spent in the Rockport, Aransas Pass and Port Aransas area. Fishing and watching as how the area changes and grows in and out of the water has been an amazingly fun challenge to work with.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Majek (Bay boat) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 53 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

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, 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
American Express
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Bay Fishing Trip on November 23, 2021
Thank you Captain Jared, Best fishing trip ever. My son Noah Catches his limit on redfish then he helps me with my redfish...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Bay Fishing Trip on November 27, 2021
We booked this trip for my daughters 24th birthday. This trip was awesome despite the rain and cold! We caught our limit within...
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San Antonio, TX
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Thank you Captain Jared

VERIFIED   Full Day Bay Fishing Trip on October 10, 2021
Definitely will be calling on you again. The Fishing trip was awesome, So professional with my wonderful talkative 9 year old...
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Las Vegas, NV
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VERIFIED   Full Day Bay Fishing Trip on July 27, 2021
Jarad was very congenial and extremely helpful with landing our fish.  We caught our limit of 9 reds and 4 keeper trout. ...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Bay Fishing Trip on June 17, 2021
Flats fishing on an airboat for the first time. Captain Jared is friendly, and surprisingly eclectic; we talked about everything...
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FAQs about First Light Fishing Charters

First Light Fishing Charters offers the following trip to customers:
  • $550 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Bay Fishing Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with First Light Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well (2)
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with First Light Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (water)

First Light Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing (Surf fishing mid/ late summer for trout and reds)

First Light Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with First Light Fishing Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Spotted Seatrout