Bent Pole Guide Service will take you fishing the flats and bay systems of Port O’Connor and surrounding areas. Captain Tony has been fishing here for over 30 years and has lots of experience to share with you. Whether you’re a skilled angler or a complete novice, it’s always better to have a professional by your side.

You will be fishing aboard a new 23’ Shoalwater catamaran equipped with live wells, Garmin GPS, Sirius Radio, and lots of dry storage. She’s powered by a 300 HP Mercury engine that can reach a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots. There’s enough room for 4 guests, so bring your family or friends along.

Capt. Tony can take you drift and wade fishing for Trout and Reds on the Texas Gulf coast, from Matagorda Bay to Corpus Christi. He prefers using artificial lures and live bait under popping corks. Whatever the fish are biting on! You can also catch Tripletail, Flounder, and Black Drum.

All fishing equipment and tackle will be furnished and included in the price. You get to keep the catch, so it’s recommended to bring a cooler. You’ll need to purchase your fishing license and pack some food and drinks for your trip.

Bent Pole Guide Service has a goal to make your fishing experience the one to remember for a lifetime.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $700
    Spend the day in local bays and flats, targeting Redfish, Flounder, Trout, Black Drum, and other inshore species. The captain will prepare your equipment, you just need to purchase your license and prepare snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 31
    $500
    This morning trip will take you fishing when the bite is the strongest. Target Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and other inshore species. Get back to the dock right on time for lunch. Since the catch is yours to keep, you just need to find a nice restaurant, where they can prepare it for you.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $500
    This afternoon adventure is a great option if you're not an early bird. Bring your family along and let the captain teach your kids how to catch fish. Don't forget to purchase fishing licenses for adult anglers and bring some snacks and drinks.
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About the Captain

Tony Ferrell
Port O'Connor, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
2 Fishing Reports
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36 Customer Reviews
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Member since July 2020
I've had a passion for fishing and hunting ever since I was a young adult. Fishing is my favorite sport and past time. I am also an avid duck and deer hunter. I enjoy being outdoors and on the water.

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Shoalwater (Catamaran) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 300HP Mercury Pro XS engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
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Great Day in POC

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 18, 2021
Captain Tony did an amazing job putting us on fish!  It was a very tough day fishing. We actually reserved 2 guides because...
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Pflugerville, TX
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Rose Family Annual Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 14, 2021
Captain Tony with Bent Pole Fishing Charters was amazing. It felt like we were fishing with family. We even brought our 4 ...
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Granbury, TX
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on September 9, 2021
As an experienced couple of fisherman we have always done well on Reds but had a harder time finding specks; decided to start...
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Great captain and service!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 25, 2021
We knew the odds were not favorable for catching fish, but Captain Tony gave it his best.  Despite high pressure, low tides,...
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Inez, TX
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Half day trip with Captain Tony

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 12, 2021
I wanted to take my two grandsons, (ages 9 and 7) on their first fishing trip to salt water so I booked with Captain Tony....
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FAQs about Bent Pole Guide Service

Bent Pole Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $700 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

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

Trips booked with Bent Pole Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures

Bent Pole Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Bent Pole Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Flounder Gigging

Top targeted fish species with Bent Pole Guide Service include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tripletail