Chasin' Tail Guide Service

Let the crew of Chasin’ Tail Guide Service help you discover the water-ways abundant in fish of the Port Aransas Texas. You can have a day at the beach but also you can set off on a trip for some sight-fishing while cruising the flats. Captain David Milina will share his extensive knowledge of the area along with his passion for fishing so you could have a memorable trip at sea.

You can search the waters for the right catch on board his Shallow Sport boat. The boat is 22 feet long and it can hold up to 4 guests per trip. It can reach a maximum speed of 25 knots while being powered with a single 150 HP Yamaha Four Stroke engine.

The charter covers inshore fisheries along with reef locations and flats. Guests can practice their light tackle skills along with the exciting sight casting. This is how you’ll be going after Redfish and Black Drum which is available more or less all year round.  In Fall months you can try some drift fishing for delicious Flounder and Trout.

Families with children are welcome and Captain Milina will happily teach young anglers everything he can. Mind you that the charter doesn’t cover your Texas fishing license, so acquire it online before the trip. The fishing gear and lures are waiting for you on board, you just bring refreshments and snacks. Clients always keep their catch, unless they prefer to catch and release, and the crew will help you clean it and bag it.

Discover what fish is biting in the Port Aransas and treat your family with some great fishing memories. Captain Milina will help you get that trophy and a smile on your face.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Week Day Special
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $500
    Inbox the captain for a deal of the week. He'll work with shared or private trips. Lets just go fishing. You can fish the green lights at night or you can fish for redfish and trout on a day trip. Inbox the captain for info on a steal of a trip.
  • Private trip
    Night Trip for Trout/Redfish
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 PM
    $500
    Book a night fishing trip for Trout and Redfish. Using lures and sometimes live shrimp. You'll hit the green lights on the side of the channels and canals. You can book this both as a private or a shared trip.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $750
    Start your fishing adventure bright and early with this 5-hour trip. It is the captain's passion and pride to take his clients on a great trip on the Texas Coast. You'll be cruising flats and inshore locations for Redfish and Black Drum.
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About the Captain

David Milina
Port Aransas, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
49 Fishing Reports
42 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2020
I'm the 5th generation guide from Port Aransas TX, with youthful and easy-going attitude. I love showing my clients a trip of a life time while catching fish and making awesome memories. Since I was a little boy I have done nothing but breathed, ate and slept fishing. I started working as a mate on a charter boat when I was 10 years old and never looked back. I enjoy teaching and watching all my clients catch fish and come to the dock with a full bag and great stories and huge smiles on everyone's faces.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Shallow Sport (Flats boat) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha Four Stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Sight casting fish with 12lbs test line and light
Spinning
Popping
Drift Fishing
I drift for trout and flounder during the Fall and

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
If its clear at jettys its always fun to jump in
Live Bait Well
I supply all bait and tackle for the trips.
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
If its clear at jettys its always fun to jump in
Live Bait Well
I supply all bait and tackle for the trips.
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures

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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
love teaching the kiddos how to fish
You Keep Catch
client can always keep there catch.
Catch and Release Allowed
Clients always keep fish unless requested to throw
Disabled Accessible
We are 5 to 10 mins away from toilet fir the lady.

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
PayPal

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Recent Fishing Reports

BITE IS ON ???
BITE IS ON ???
May 14, 2022
Took the Sparkles ✨ on afternoon trip and caught the tide just right rolling off yhe flat's. High tides have been pushing the redfish up in the shallower waters and with stsrt of dropping low tides from suoer high todes back to normal tides. This will make the bite better cause the fish will habe to fall of the flats into deeper wsters on a solid ebb flow tide (low tide). Fishing is great now. Better get the getting while its good before Graduation cause its going to be recreational fisherman everywhere. No offense. But they run over slot of good spots just not knowing any better. Thats why you should higher your native island guide ?. Stay safe out there maje great memories and be aware of the next boat. D.Milina. Chasin'Tail G.Service
Looking forward to the summer ? fishing
Looking forward to the summer ? fishing
May 14, 2022
Geating up for many trips. We are filling dates quick so book your Trip soon.
Girlfriend isn't happy about the boat br
Girlfriend isn't happy about the boat br
May 9, 2022
Started to fish ? and ran into motor issues.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 42 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
3 hour evening trip
3 hour evening trip
May fishing trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
86%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Jennifer S.
Selma, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

3 hour evening trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Night Trip for Trout/Redfish on May 13, 2022
My husband and I enjoyed our trip with David! He took us to a great spot for reds and we were reeling them in left and right. ...
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Kavern W.
Lampe, MO
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Great half day on the water!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on November 3, 2021
If you want a down to earth captain that actually cares if you catch fish or not, this is your guy! Captain David ran circles...
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Cesar T.
La Vernia, TX
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Afternoon Trip

VERIFIED   Night Trip for Trout/Redfish on March 5, 2022
We went to a few spots and only caught one dink trout BUT then we went to this last spot and found the honey hole. My wife...
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Diane S.
Spring Branch, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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3 hour trip

VERIFIED   Night Trip for Trout/Redfish on December 26, 2021
Captain David definitely got us all over trying to get us on fish. He was very professional and a cool laid back guy. Thank...
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Jerimi B.
San Antonio, TX
Excellent
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The Captain was awesome!!

VERIFIED   Night Trip for Trout/Redfish on November 21, 2021
I took my 7 yr old on a night fishing trip. The Captain and his crew were great with him. He had a blast! We caught a bunch...
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FAQs about Chasin' Tail Guide Service

Chasin' Tail Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $100 per person after 1 guest - 3 Hour Trip – Week Day Special (3 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $100 per person after 1 guest - Night Trip for Trout/Redfish (3 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Chasin' Tail Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment (If its clear at jettys its always fun to jump in)
  • Live Bait Well (I supply all bait and tackle for the trips. )
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Chasin' Tail Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures

Chasin' Tail Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Chasin' Tail Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Sight casting fish with 12lbs test line and light )
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing (I drift for trout and flounder during the Fall and)

Top targeted fish species with Chasin' Tail Guide Service include:
  • Black Drum
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon