Blue Line Guide Service

Blue Line Guide Service operates out of Rockport, Texas and the Baffin Bay and invites you to join in for a pleasant and fun fishing trip. Captain Tom Sowell will take you to the rich inshore waters and flats around Rockport and make sure you have a great time chasing fish. Pick a day and have a memorable fishing experience together with Blue Line Guide Service!

Your adventure will begin on a 21’ Shoalwater flats boat powered by a 250 HP Evinrude engine and equipped with modern GPS and fishfinder technology. The boat’s got a wireless trolling motor, 2 ice-boxes for storing your fish, and a livewell. It holds space for up to 4 anglers.

You and Captain Tom will be spinning and drift fishing on light tackle in order to catch Speckled Trout and Redfish. You can choose whether you’ll keep your catch and take it home or simply release it back into the water. Children are more than welcome to join aboard. Also, remember that smoking isn’t allowed during the trip.

Captain Tom will provide you with all the rods, reels, tackle, as well as water, and he can clean and fillet your catch at no extra cost. Keep in mind live bait is not included. Before you depart, you should just bring your licenses and some food.

Come visit Blue Line Guide Service and have a great time on the waters of Rockport!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 4 - Nov 30
    $450
    You'll depart at 6:30 a.m. so you can start fishing by the first light. You can choose wade fishing or fishing from the boat. Your captain recommends you go for wade fishing with lures because it will put you right in the fish environment and it's thrilling to catch a monster so close to you. If you're new to wading, the captain can also teach you how to do it. If you prefer fishing from the boat, however, you're perfectly free to do so.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Rockport Area
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 4 - Nov 30
    $550
    This trip will start before daylight so you can be fishing by the first light. You can choose to wade fish or fish from the boat, and the captain recommends wade fishing with lures because it puts you in the fish environment and there's nothing more exciting than reeling a monster right close to you. If you don't feel comfortable wading, the captain can teach you how to wade, or if you prefer fishing from the boat, you can do that too.
  • Private trip
    Full Day trip – Baffin Bay
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 4 - Nov 30
    $750
    The Baffin Bay trips will see you wade fishing with artificial lures. You and the captain will be fishing for 8 fine hours and target all the various species that come your way. Your trip starts at 6:00 a.m. and you'll have all the fishing gear waiting for you on board.
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About the Captain

Tom Sowell
Rockport, Texas, United States
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58 Customer reviews
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Member since April 2021
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Captain Tom has been fishing the Rockport area since he was 16 years old with his grandpa who taught him most of his tricks and trades, such as drifting across the Estes flats for Redfish and Trout. From then on, Captain Tom has been hooked on saltwater fishing. Fishing is a passion of his and he's always willing to help and teach others so they can enjoy this great sport. He's also a firm supporter of taking kids fishing as he believes there's no better bond than out on the water with your children.

About this listing

Targeted species

Redfish Redfish
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat specs

Shoalwater (Flats boat) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 250HP Evinrude engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 52 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
2 ice chests

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Water

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 30 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
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
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 58 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
72%
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Morgan B.
Gonzales, TX
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Half day with Capn. Tom

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 7, 2022
Great day with my 2 daughters and myself.  We have been with several guides over 20+ years of fishing and Tom truly ranks...
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William L.
San Antonio, TX
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Half day with Capt. Sowell

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 15, 2022
Excellent experience all around. My twin 15yo had their first guided boat/bay fish. Shy types, but they were having fun. The...
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Nick P.
San Antonio, Texas
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What a day!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on October 9, 2022
Captain Tom was absolutely fantatsic! I was fairly concerned with how my boys would do being out on their first charter. Capt....
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Paul K.
Royal Oak, MI
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Half-Day Redfish Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on April 30, 2022
WE had a nice day out with Capt Tom. The four of us had different levels of fishing experience,. and Capt Tom made sure we...
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Anthony C.
San Antonio, TX
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Half day trip w/Capt. Tom

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 19, 2022
Capt. Tom was awesome! We had a great time celebrating my wife’s birthday. Fish weren’t biting but we had a good time and...
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FAQs about Blue Line Guide Service

Blue Line Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (5 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Rockport Area (7 hours)
  • $750 per group - Full Day trip – Baffin Bay (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Blue Line Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box 2 ice chests

Trips booked with Blue Line Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water)

Blue Line Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Blue Line Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Blue Line Guide Service include:
  • Redfish
  • Speckled Trout