Lil Joe’s Guide Service – Rockport

Lil Joe’s Guide Service strives to make each fishing trip an enjoyable and memorable experience for everyone on board. Whether you are a seasoned or novice angler, Captain Joe Wilson will cater your trip based on your specific needs and desires. He’s dedicated to putting you on the biggest fish and making your day on the water as relaxing and exciting as possible!

Your journey will take place on a 22’ Tiburon flats boat, equipped with state-of-the-art fishfinding technology, tackle, and safety gear. Its shallow draft and smooth handling make her the ideal vessel for fishing the flats of Port Aransas and Corpus Christi. She accommodates up to 4 guests with enough space for everyone to fish at the same time. Capt. Joe welcomes families with toddlers aboard and he’s got life jackets for everyone.

You’ll be fishing the beautiful Aransas, Redfish, and Corpus Christi Bays to target a range of inshore species. Your bucket list consists of Red and Black Drum, Speckled Trout, and other shallow-water fish, including Jack Crevalle and even the occasional Blacktip Shark.

Capt. Joe will provide you with top-of-the-line Penn and Falcon rods and reels, as well as lures and live bait. After your trip, he’ll offer to clean and fillet your catch so that you have something to take home later for dinner.

All you need to do is purchase a Texas Saltwater Fishing License before your trip and arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Feel free to pack up some snacks and drinks for the ride, and don’t forget to bring sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity! You’ll catch fish all day long, create memories, and have a blast on some of the most productive waters in the country. Invite your family and join Lil Joe’s Guide Service on an exciting fishing adventure in Rockport, TX!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $600
    This morning trip will see you targeting Speckled Trout, Redfish, and Black Drum in the Aransas Bay. Capt. Joe will supply the tackle and bait, so just buy a fishing license before the trip, bring your own drinks, snacks, and sunscreen, and the rest will be taken care of!
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $650
    Get ready for the ultimate Texas fishing experience and join Lil Joe's Guide Service down in Rockport! You'll be fishing the Aransas Bay, targeting Redfish, Black Drum, Speckled Trout, and more! Your captain will provide the necessary tackle, so just get your fishing license before the trip, come ready to fish, and everything else will be covered. Feel free to bring drinks and snacks for the ride, and don't forget to pack sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses!
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Outstanding Captain!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on December 7, 2023
Lil Joe is an all around great captain. He has a lot of experience in these waters and we caught a lot of fish when other boats...
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Loved Fishing with Lil Joe!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 12, 2024
Our family had a great time fishing with Lil Joe’s guide service. We would definitely recommend him. He knows his stuff and...
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Michelle C.
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Better than expected!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 23, 2023
Our guide, Joe, was a great guide! His knowledge of the hot spots was very evident. His calm demeanor and clear instructions...
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Very knowledgeable captain

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 13, 2023
Captain Joe put us on the fish even though we heard fishing had been slow recently. This guy knows what he’s doing for sure....
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Morning trip with Captain Joe

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on September 7, 2023
We had a great time with Captain Joe, he took care of us and made sure we had had a great trip.
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FAQs about Lil Joe’s Guide Service – Rockport

Lil Joe’s Guide Service – Rockport offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $600 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Lil Joe’s Guide Service – Rockport, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Lil Joe’s Guide Service – Rockport include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Falcon & Penn )
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Lil Joe’s Guide Service – Rockport offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Lil Joe’s Guide Service – Rockport offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Lil Joe’s Guide Service – Rockport include:
  • Black Drum
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Speckled Trout

Meet the Captain

Joe Wilson
Rockport, Texas, United States
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Captain Joe Wilson has been fishing since he learned how to walk. One day his dad put a rod and reel in his hand, and the rest is history! He’s been running charters out of Corpus Christi since 2009 and what he loves most about his job is meeting new people, teaching beginners how to fish, and putting smiles on customers’ faces. Before he began running charters, Capt. Joe was a competitive Bass circuit tournament angler. He’s also a military veteran and enjoys taking other former and current service members out on the water for a fun day of fishing. Next time you’re in the Port Aransas–Corpus Christi area, come fishing with Lil Joe’s Guide Service and get ready for the ultimate saltwater adventure!

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark

Boat specs

Tran Sport XLR8 (Bay boat) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 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
Ages 3 & up
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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