Clear Lake Fishing Charters - Captain Mark

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  • Private trip
    Mid Week Special Private (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Jan 24 (Tue, Wed, Thu)
    US $375
    Stay out of the hottest part of the day by selecting this early morning trip. Come explore the waters of Galveston Bay, Clear Lake, Taylor Lake and Clear Creek, Texas as you search for Redfish, Flounder, Black Drum, Trout, and more. The trip includes 3 hours of inshore fishing, all gear, and cleaning of all fish (7:00am-10:00am; plus time cleaning fish).
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    Mid Week Special - Private (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Jan 24 (Tue, Wed, Thu)
    US $375
    Stay out of the hottest part of the day by selecting this late afternoon trip. Come explore the waters of Galveston Bay, Clear Lake, Taylor Lake and Clear Creek, Texas as you search for Redfish, Flounder, Black Drum, Trout, and more. The trip includes 3 hours of inshore fishing, all gear, and cleaning of all fish.
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Classroom + Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $425
    Improve your fishing skills! Learn: 1) how to tie the most popular fishing knots for hooks and leaders, 2) learn all about the different types of rods & reels, including gear ratios, 3) learn about different bait types and what to use to target trout, redfish, flounder and more, 4) learn about the best places and times to fish, 5) learn different ways to cast for accuracy, 6) learn how to filet fish, and more. This course includes up to 2 hours of classroom instruction followed by 2 hours of fishing fun!
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    Private Half Day Excursion (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $495
    Come explore the waters of Galveston Bay, Clear Lake, Taylor Lake and Clear Creek, Texas as you search for Redfish, Flounder, Black Drum, Trout, and more. The trip includes 4 hours of inshore fishing, all gear, and cleaning of all fish.
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    Private Half Day Excursion (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $495
    This afternoon come explore the waters of Galveston Bay, Clear Lake, Taylor Lake and Clear Creek, Texas as you go out for Flounder, Trout, Black Drum, Redfish, and many more. Your captain covers all fishing equipment and will clean your catch free of charge.
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    Private 5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $595
    Come explore the waters of Galveston Bay, Clear Lake, Taylor Lake and Clear Creek, Texas as we search for reds, black drum, trout, flounder, and more. The trip includes five hours of inshore and/or bay fishing, all gear, and cleaning of all fish. Booking a trip that is 5 hours, versus 4 hours, allows the captain to hit more fishing spots.
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    Private 5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $595
    Come explore the waters of Galveston Bay, Clear Lake, Taylor Lake and Clear Creek, Texas as we search for reds, black drum, trout, flounder, and more. The trip includes five hours of inshore and/or bay fishing, all gear, and cleaning of all fish. Booking a trip that is 5 hours, versus 4 hours, allows the captain to hit more fishing spots.
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    Private 8 Hour Trip - Full Day
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $995
    This is for people who love to fish all day long! Come explore the waters of Galveston Bay, Clear Lake, Taylor Lake and Clear Creek, Texas as we search for reds, black drum, trout, and flounder. The trip includes 8 hours of inshore and/or bay fishing, all gear, and cleaning of all fish (7:00am - 3:00 pm). Booking a trip that is for 8 hours allows the captain to hit more productive fishing spots. You can bring your lunch and eat it on the boat or the captain can take you to a restaurant on the water.
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
There are 37 people looking at this charter.

Want to experience the best fishing trip possible on beautiful Clear Lake, Texas and connected waters? Captain Mark will do whatever it takes so that everyone can unwind, enjoy the calm water, catch fish, and create lasting fun memories with your family, friends or co-workers.

We encourage you to check out Captain Mark’s customer reviews and photos so you can see how much fun so many people have had!  Captain Mark’s customers describe him as very professional, extremely knowledgeable, helpful, patient with children, and friendly with everyone.

Capt. Mark will take you to where the fish are and help you catch them. He enjoys teaching people on how to become better anglers, whether you are new to saltwater fishing or an experienced angler. He will target Flounder, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, and Black Drum. Expect to use live bait or other tackle, depending on fishing conditions.

Your boat will be an amazing brand new Robalo 24.6 foot center console fishing boat with a wide 9 foot beam and a powerful 350 HP motor. This boat offers a safe, smooth ride and has all the features that any angler could want, including a large T-top for shade, 3 live wells (1 in the bow and 2 in the stern, so everyone has quick access to bait). The boat also has a 36V trolling motor with GPS spot lock, hydraulic jack plate for shallow water fishing and 2 power poles for fast shallow water anchoring.  These features put you on fish fast and quietly, maximizing your fishing time. The boat also has a toilet, and all the necessary fishing gear for your trip. 

Capt. Mark supply plenty of iced-down water and Gatorade!  You are welcome to add your own drinks and food to our boat cooler.

Capt. Mark will filet anything you catch, as long as it’s legal, and pack it up for you in ice for your ride home.

Up for family fun? This is a child friendly business. Want to reward your workers or customers? Let Captain Mark be your Guide!

Book your trip now to schedule a fun memorable day on the water!



Customer reviews

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Excellent
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Photos & videos by reviewers (440)
Caught several of these big black drums!
This one put up quite a fight!
Great day with Dad and Grandpa!
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Daniel F.
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Fantastic fishing experience

VERIFIED   Private Half Day Excursion (AM) on May 25, 2024
It was heads down one of my best charter experience. Captain Mark was communicative and resourceful - we knew what to expect...
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Awesome

VERIFIED   Private 5 Hour Trip (AM) on May 4, 2024
Capt Mark was fantastic! I’m so glade I found his site. I looked at a lot of companies from this site because the other three...
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Frank C.
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Amazing Experience, can’t recommend enough

VERIFIED   Private 5 Hour Trip (AM) on March 13, 2024
Captain Mark made my families first time chartering a boat the most memorable experience. I have taken charters myself in other...
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Brian S.
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Fantastic experience for the whole family

VERIFIED   NEW  Private Half Day Excursion (PM) on July 3, 2024
Captain Mark was amazing and we made great memories! I brought my 12 and 13 year old and he managed the kids perfectly-very...
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Nick L.
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Another great South Texas fishing trip

VERIFIED   Private Half Day Excursion (AM) on November 24, 2023
Awesome service by Captain Allen at Clearwater Fishing Charters again, the boat was well equipped, had all the safety features...
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FAQs about Clear Lake Fishing Charters - Captain Mark

Clear Lake Fishing Charters - Captain Mark offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $375 per group, additional US $95 per person after 2 guests - Mid Week Special Private (AM) (3 hours)
  • US $375 per group, additional US $95 per person after 2 guests - Mid Week Special - Private (PM) (3 hours)
  • US $425 per group, additional US $95 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour – Classroom + Fishing (4 hours)
  • US $495 per group, additional US $95 per person after 2 guests - Private Half Day Excursion (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $495 per group, additional US $95 per person after 2 guests - Private Half Day Excursion (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $595 per group, additional US $125 per person after 2 guests - Private 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • US $595 per group, additional US $125 per person after 2 guests - Private 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • US $995 per group, additional US $145 per person after 2 guests - Private 8 Hour Trip - Full Day (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Clear Lake Fishing Charters - Captain Mark, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Porta Potty
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well 3 live wells - 1 at bow, 2 stern- starboard & port
  • Wireless Trolling Motor Minn Kota 36V trolling motor with GPS spot lock
  • Ice Box iced down cooler

Trips booked with Clear Lake Fishing Charters - Captain Mark include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (When live bait is used, it is provided by Captain Mark , and is included in the overall price.)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Captain Mark will clean and fillet all fish when we get back to the dock. There is no extra charge for this as it is part of the overall price. )
  • Drinks (Bottled water and Gatorade on ice is available to all passengers. There is no additional charge for this as it is included in the overall price. )

Clear Lake Fishing Charters - Captain Mark offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Clear Lake, Taylor Lake, Clear Creek)
  • Inshore Fishing (Galveston Bay)
  • Reef Fishing (Reefs in Galveston Bay)
  • Flats Fishing

Clear Lake Fishing Charters - Captain Mark offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Clear Lake Fishing Charters - Captain Mark include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Spotted Seatrout

Meet the Charter Operator

Clear Lake Fishing Charters
Houston, Texas, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & license verified
157 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2022
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
Clear Lake Fishing Charters has two outstanding captains, Captain Allen and Captain Mark. Captain Allen Welch is no stranger to these waters and has been fishing the Texas Gulf Coast for over 40 years. He became a full-time fishing guide to further his passion for fishing and showing others a good time on the water. Through education, he hopes to inspire the next generation of fishermen. Captain Mark Lamping has been fishing for more than 45 years! He specializes in fishing Clear Lake, Taylor Lake, Clear Creek, and the Galveston Bay waters. Captain Mark loves to help people catch a lot of fish by sharing his passion and vast amount of knowledge with everyone.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Boat specs

Robalo (Center console) originally built in 2024. Powered by a 350HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Clear Lake, Taylor Lake, Clear Creek
Inshore Fishing
Galveston Bay
Reef Fishing
Reefs in Galveston Bay
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Porta Potty
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
3 live wells - 1 at bow, 2 stern- starboard & port
Wireless Trolling Motor
Minn Kota 36V trolling motor with GPS spot lock
Ice Box
iced down cooler

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
When live bait is used, it is provided by Captain Mark , and is included in the overall price.
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Captain Mark will clean and fillet all fish when we get back to the dock. There is no extra charge for this as it is part of the overall price. 
Drinks
Bottled water and Gatorade on ice is available to all passengers. There is no additional charge for this as it is included in the overall price. 

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
8+ Message Captain Mark for exceptions
You Keep Catch
Captain will clean catch upon returning to dock
Catch and Release Allowed
We follow Texas Parks and Wildlife guidelines

Payment

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No additional fees.

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