If you’re ready to get hooked on fishing in Rockport, we’ve got you covered with Barnard’s Guide Service. With Captain Tommy at the helm, you’re in knowledgeable and experienced hands with 37 years of guiding clients.

Depending on the time of year, you might hook into Black Drum, Redfish.On these trips, it’s common to bottom fish using light tackle. Fish caught during the trip are yours to take home, so long as they’re within the legal limit. The captain can even clean your catch for you. Have a cooler ready in the car!

Capt. Tommy runs a 22’ Aweld boat that holds up to 4 passengers. It comes with everything you need for a productive day on the water. Rods, reels, and tackle are included, as well as lures & fresh bait.

Trips with Barnard’s Guide Service are great for kids, so feel free to make a family day out of it! Children must wear life vests, so find out if the appropriate size is available on board. A few items to bring include snacks, drinks, sunglasses, a hat, and sunblock (non-spray). Alcohol is allowed in moderation, but try to avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles.

You might need to get a local fishing license before the trip. This information is usually available online, or you can ask the captain. Some species might be protected or require a tag to keep them, so make sure you know what to expect.

You could keep reading this, but wouldn’t you rather be fishing with Barnard’s Guide Service?



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $575
    Morning trip fishing for Redfish and Black Drum. Let's go catching !!
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $675
    Morning fishing trip targeting Redfish and Black Drum as well as Speckled Trout if conditions allow. Let's go fishing!
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
  • Private trip
    Tournaments
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,000
    Up to six hour trip with maximum 4 people. Fishing for redfish & black drum .
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
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FAQs about Barnard's Guide Service

Barnard's Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $575 per group, additional US $75 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • US $675 per group, additional US $100 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group - Tournaments (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Barnard's Guide Service, you can expect the following amenity onboard:
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Barnard's Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Barnard's Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Barnard's Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Barnard's Guide Service include:
  • Black Drum
  • Redfish

Meet the Captain

Thomas Barnard
Rockport, Texas, United States
ID & license verified
11 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2023
Captain Thomas Barnard specializes in bottom fishing with light tackle, making each catch an exciting adventure. From reeling in Redfish to landing Speckled Trout, you'll be amazed at the variety of fish he'll help you hook. Not only does he have a knack for teaching kids the art of fishing, but he's also known for creating a fun-filled atmosphere that guarantees a great time for everyone. Join Captain Tommy for an epic fishing escapade where laughter, learning, and impressive catches await!

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Redfish Redfish

Boat specs

Alweld (Center console) originally built in 2014, and restored in 2023. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning

Amenities

Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
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 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, 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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