Lone Star Inshore Guides

For varied and exciting fishing trips turn to Lone Star Inshore Guides. Located in Freeport, Texas, this charter offers some of the best experience on the water you’ll find in the state. Many different types of fishing and a raw Texan nature guarantee that you’ll have a great time on the water. Head out with Captain Thomas Brotzman and see for yourself why Lone Star Inshore Guides is an excellent choice no matter what sort of fishing you prefer.

Your journey begins on a restored 23’ Majek Skiff center console powered by a 150 HP Yamaha engine with room for up to 4 people. The boat’s rigged with a complete navigation system for smooth and safe sailing and it features a wireless trolling motor, an ice-box, and a livewell. What’s also great about this boat is that persons in wheelchairs can easily come aboard.

The variety of fishing locations is wide – you can fish inshore, offshore, reefs, flats, as well as rivers and the backcountry. The selection of species is also great. You’ll be targeting Redfish, Snapper, King Mackerel, Black Drum, and many more. Captain Thomas uses both light and heavy tackle. He’ll show you how to troll and spin.

All the fishing gear’s included in the price, meaning rods, reels, terminal tackle, lures, and live bait. You’ll only have to bring fishing licenses. If you decide to keep your catch, the captain will gladly clean and fillet it for you. Kids are always welcome on his trips so feel free to bring them along. 
   
You’re bound to have a great trip with Lone Star Inshore Guides, so don’t hesitate and hop aboard!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $650
    Book this trip for a fine inshore fishing experience. Spend 5 hours on the water with Captain Thomas and chase numerous fish including Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and Black Drum. Bring snacks, drinks, and fishing licenses and your journey can begin.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $650
    Afternoon inshore trip with Capt. Tom Brotzman for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and Black Drum.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    Try out this inshore trip for exciting 8 hours of fishing. You and Captain Thomas will chase many fine fish such as Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and Black Drum. You'll also have a delicious lunch on the water at a local restaurant. Take your licenses and your set to go.
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About the Captain

Thomas Brotzman
Freeport, Texas, United States
4 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
11 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since September 2020
Captain Thomas simply loves being on the water. He enjoys watching the sunrise and seeing wildlife in its natural surroundings. When the sun peeks over the horizon he'll usually stop to take a picture of the scene. He has studied fish behavior and he knows how it acts in various situations and how to catch it. Some of the factors which affect fish behavior are the depth, temperatures, water clarity, salinity levels, tidal ebb and flow, and other.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Majek skiff (Center console) originally built in 2022. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning

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

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 8 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (2)
Beautiful day on the bay.
Beautiful day on the bay.
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Mitch M.
Lamar, MO
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

August fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 3, 2021
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Patrick D.
Brazoria, TX
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 22, 2021
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Chris B.
Wasilla, AK
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
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Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great day on the water!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 19, 2021
Lonestar inshore fishing guides is top notch. Capt. Tom is an experienced guide with intimate knowledge of the local fish and...
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Charles F.
Rockdale, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Capt Tom

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on June 23, 2021
Good fun - ty - caught a 30 inch red
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Erin W.
Lake Jackson, Texas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Beautiful day on the bay.

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on October 10, 2020
We didn’t have a fish smack down, but managed to find dinner. Tom was helpful and knowledgeable. Boating was comfortable...
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FAQs about Lone Star Inshore Guides

Lone Star Inshore Guides offers the following trips to customers:
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (5 hours)
  • $800 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Lone Star Inshore Guides, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Lone Star Inshore Guides include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait ($60 live bait charge)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks

Lone Star Inshore Guides offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Lone Star Inshore Guides offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Lone Star Inshore Guides include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Speckled Trout