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Fishing with Fern

. Enjoy beautiful water, catch fine fish, and make memories together with Fishing With Fern. Come to Port Aransas and embark on a trip that will take you to various inshore locations as well as lovely flats, all full of fish. Captain Fernando Herrera is there to make your trip fun and help you reel in a good catch. Join him aboard and have a wonderful time fishing the bountiful waters of Texas!

Your boat for the day is a 24’ Dargel Skout.

As you explore the Redfish Bay, Rockport, and Ingleside areas, you and the captain will target Redfish, Flounder, Spotted Seatrout, as well as Black Drum. You can reel them in with confidence as the captain takes pride in his outfitting set ups. Using spinning and bait-caster reels paired with 7’6” rods to get that bait out their.

All the rods, reels, tackle, and lures will be waiting for you on the boat when you arrive. The captain also provides free catch cleaning and filleting, if you decide to keep it( you have the choice to catch and release or keep some for the table).  Please bring a valid TX fishing license, a day license can be purchased on the TPWD webpage.

Lastly bring your choice of drinks and snacks, and proper sun protection.

Join Captain Fernando and Fishing With Fern for an unforgettable fishing trip in Texas!

************ Captain Fernando has been Fully Vaccinated against Covid-19, also he respects the request to mask up if required**********



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $500
    Start your trip at 6:30 a.m. and take advantage of the morning bite. You and Captain Fernando will leave at safe light and will be back at the dock in time for lunch. The trip runs for 4 hours and includes all fishing gear. On this trip, we target Redfish, Trout, and Drum using bait.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip–Artificial Only (MAX 2)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $500
    This trip is for anglers who want to fish with lures only. In the morning, you start with topwater action, moving into soft plastics. The crew exclusively uses Krazy Kast Lures.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $600
    Starting out at 7:00 a.m. and lasting until 2:00 p.m. Pack a lunch and bring drinks. You will be going after all the fish you possibly can. This trip is ideal for anyone interested in learning more about the local waters, as you have the time to travel around and try different spots and locations.
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About the Captain

Fernando Herrera
Aransas Pass, Texas, United States
18 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2022
Captain Fernando has been fishing Redfish Bay for over 20 years. His father introduced him at an early age and through the years the captain has grown to love and more so respect the sport. After years of working in the transportation and the equipment rental industry, Captain Fernando has decided to follow his dream of being a small business owner and fishing guide. As they say give a man a fish he eats for the day, teach a man to fish he eats for life. That’s my goal, I want to SHARE MY KNOWLEDGE with you. Helping to make you a better angler is my goal. Fishing is not easy, we don’t always catch but we can increase our chances with proven patterns and techniques.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Dargel (Flats boat) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid any additional costs or unnecessary hassle with carrying cash.

No additional fees.
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
American Express
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Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 18 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Morning trip with Capn Fern. Great guide w\/excellent music taste for his rocking sound system
Morning trip with Capn Fern. Great guide w\/excellent music taste for his rocking sound system
Morning trip with Capn Fern. Great guide w\/excellent music taste for his rocking sound system
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Mark V.
Trout Valley, IL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on March 29, 2022
I’m not 1 for reviews.  I can count on one hand the number I’ve done in my lifetime but this trip requires one.  Captain...
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Laura R.
San Antonio, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Best fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Person Trip on February 26, 2022
I highly recommend booking a fishing trip with Fernando. I booked a trip for my husband and he had a lot of fun. Fernando was...
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Brian L.
Austin, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Bay fishing with Captain Fernando

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on April 2, 2022
What a good experience on a hard fishing day(not a active fish day with a lot of boats on the water).  We went with three...
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David T.
CTY BY THE SE, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip on May 8, 2022
Captain Fernando was very friendly, helpful and professional. While we didn’t catch anything, no other boats did either....
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Charles J.
CTY BY THE SE, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing 101-102 with Captain Fern!

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip on April 15, 2022
Folks if you want someone to go out and let you fish, not the Captain cast and give you the reel.  Then Captain Fern is your...
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FAQs about Fishing with Fern

Fishing with Fern offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - 5 Hour Trip–Artificial Only (MAX 2) (5 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 7 Hour Trip (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Fishing with Fern, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Fishing with Fern include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Fishing with Fern offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Redfish Bay, Rockport, Ingleside, Port Aransas)
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Fishing with Fern offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fishing with Fern include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Spotted Seatrout