Smiley’s Guide Service

Smiley’s Guide Service welcomes you to Rockport, Texas! You and Captain William Smiley will be fishing the beautiful Texas Gulf Coast bays near Rockport targeting various inshore and nearshore species. The captain is an experienced angler who’ll make sure you have a great time on the water. If needed, he can also accommodate larger groups and multi-boat trips. Join him and have a memorable fishing adventure in Texas!

On your trip, you’ll use a 22’ Tran Sport bay boat that can accommodate up to 4 guests. Running on a 250 HP Suzuki engine that can reach a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots along with GPS and fishfinder systems, the boat will quickly and safely take you to your prey. It also features a wireless trolling motor and a livewell.

You’ll target Speckled Trout, Flounder, and Redfish by bottom fishing, spinning, trolling, popping, as well as drift fishing, all using light tackle. You can either keep or release the fish you catch and you’re free to bring kids on your trip.

All the bait and tackle are provided along with cleaning your catch. You’ll need a fishing license with a saltwater stamp or an all-water license. You may also bring a small ice-chest with snacks and drinks. Captain William recommends bringing sunglasses and sunscreen, a camera, and a good attitude!

Join him aboard, catch fish, and have fun!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US $550
    This is a 4-hour trip targeting Redfish, Speckled Trout, as well as Black Drum. The captain includes all the bait and tackle, so just bring a fishing license as well as the food and drinks of your choice. The trip begins at 6:00 a.m.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Feb 1
    US $550
    Starting at 4:00 p.m., you and the captain will be targeting Speckled Trout, Redfish, and Black Drum. All the bait and tackle will be waiting for you when you arrive, so just bring a valid fishing license and the snacks and drinks of your choice.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip – Bay Fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US $650
    The captain provides all the bait and tackle and asks you to have all the required licenses. He'll clean and fillet your catch and will appreciate tips. You'll depart at 6:00 a.m. and target Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Black Drum.
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FAQs about Smiley’s Guide Service

Smiley’s Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $550 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - 7 Hour Trip – Bay Fishing (7 hours)

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

Trips booked with Smiley’s Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Smiley’s Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Smiley’s Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Smiley’s Guide Service include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Speckled Trout

Meet the Captain

William Smiley
Rockport, Texas, United States
ID & license verified
43 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2021
Angler's Choice
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Captain Wiliam Smiley welcomes you to Texas. He's a USAF veteran having served for 8 years. Join him on the inshore and nearshore waters of Rockport and have a great time fishing!

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Majek (Bay boat) originally built in 2022. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 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 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

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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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