Visit the charming community of Aransas Pass and treat yourself to a couple of days of relaxation and fishing with CFT Guide Service. The charter is operated by Captain Tyler Smiley, a coast guard licensed captain who’s spent years fishing the bays and flats in and around Port Aransas, Aransas Pass, and Rockport. He knows his way around the area and will do his best to make your fishing trip as memorable and enjoyable as possible.

Your boat for the day will be a 22’ Transport bay boat. Powered by a 250 HP Suzuki engine, it’ll give you a fast and dry ride to some of the best local fishing spots. Floating in just 8” of water, the vessel is capable of exploring even the skinniest of flats as you search for your prized catch.

You’ll be going after a wide variety of species including Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Flounder, and even Sharks! Each trip includes all the necessary fishing gear, lures, and bait. Just make sure to get your Texas fishing license.

On board, the captain will provide you with water, Gatorade, and chips, as well as other soft drinks and snacks upon request. After you’ve completed your trip, the crew will help you clean your catch so you can take it home for a delicious meal.

Families with children are welcome and so are anglers of all skill levels. Grab the opportunity to fish the exciting waters surrounding Aransas Pass and book a trip with CFT Guide Service!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full day trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $700
    This is an 8-hour trip and we leave the dock at 6-7 am depending on personal preference. We will be targeting Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Black Drum, and a variety of other types of fish. The starting price is $700 for 2 people and an additional $75 per person for up to 2 more guests.
  • Private trip
    Half day trip (AM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 9 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $550
    On this 5 hour trip, we will head out around 6-7 am depending on your personal preference. We'll be targeting mainly Redfish, Trout, and Black Drum. The price is $550 for 2 people and you can add an additional 2 people for an extra $75 per person.
  • Private trip
    Half day trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $550
    On this 5 hour trip, we will head out around 6-7 am depending on your personal preference. We'll be targeting mainly Redfish, Trout, and Black Drum. The price is $550 for 2 people and you can add an additional 2 people for an extra $75 per person.
  • Private trip
    Channel Fishing Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $300
    On this trip, you will go primarily after Gafftops, Sand Trout, and Whiting. You'll also have a chance at Speckled Trout and Redfish. You'll fish in the channel, anchored up for most of the time. This trip can accommodate up to 5 anglers.
  • Private trip
    Channel Fishing Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $300
    On this trip, you will go primarily after Gafftops, Sand Trout, and Whiting. You'll also have a chance at Speckled Trout and Redfish. You'll fish in the channel, anchored up for most of the time. This trip can accommodate up to 5 anglers.
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About the Captain

Tyler Smiley
Aransas Pass, Texas, United States
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27 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2021
I’m originally from San Antonio but moved to Rockport after I graduated high school. I started my dream job working on boats and from then on I wanted to be the captain. I’ve been fishing my whole life, coming to port as a kid, and always going out on charter boats I decided that’s what I wanted to do.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark

Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Transport (Bay boat) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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5 hours with Captain Tyler
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
57%
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Chris M.
Greenville, TX
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Full day trip (8hr) with captain Tyler CFT Guide services

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 21, 2021
CFT guide services or Captain Tyler was a great adventure from the beginning to end. Captain Tyler is very knowledgeable of...
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Clare A.
Coppell, TX
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Afternoon with Capt Tyler

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on October 12, 2021
I booked a trip with Capt Tyler for my mom’s birthday, and we were not disappointed!  Tyler took us to so many spots trying...
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Richard P.
WISC RAPIDS, WI
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Fishing with Tyler

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 6, 2021
We were scheduled for a mourning charter, but the weather was terrible, thunderstorms wind and heavy rain. Captain Mike was...
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Andrew B.
Corpus Christi, Texas
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Capt Tyler is AWESOME!

VERIFIED   Channel fishing trip mid day on September 5, 2021
I had my son and his girlfriend in from out of town and booked an afternoon trip with Captain Tyler. The trip was just PERFECT!...
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Dale J.
CORP CHRISTI, TX
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October fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Channel Fishing Trip (AM) on October 14, 2021
Good captain; weather turned bad and fishing was off.  Captain tried hard to find fish, but not good in terms of a catch. ...
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FAQs about CFT Guide Service

CFT Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Channel Fishing Trip (AM) (3 hours)
  • $300 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Channel Fishing Trip (PM) (3 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half day trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half day trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Full day trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with CFT Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with CFT Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

CFT Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

CFT Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with CFT Guide Service include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Spotted Seatrout