Wing & Rod Guide Service offers guided fishing trips in and around Rockport, Port Aransas, San Antonio Bay, and Laguna Madre. With an experienced local Captain Ben Wells at the helm, this is a chance for you and your family to sample everything Rockport’s famous inshore fishery has to offer.

You’ll be fishing aboard a 22’ Skeeter center console boat that offers a dry and fast ride. Featuring a 250 HP Yamaha motor and a GPS, an anchoring system, a trolling motor, and an icebox for your drinks, the boat has everything you need for a fun day on the water.

Captain Ben Wells specializes in bay fishing, and fishes with both live bait and lures for Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and Black Drum. He usually runs these charters in the Spring and Summer, moving onto his airboat to target Redfish in the Fall and Winter months. These shallow waters are famous for the variety of species that inhabit them, so there’s always something to target.

All the fishing equipment you will need during your trip is included in the price, and Captain Ben will even clean and fillet your fish for you at the end of the day at no additional cost. Please remember to bring a Texas saltwater fishing license for all eligible anglers, as well as any snacks and drinks you may want during your trip.

Explore the prolific waters off the coast of Texas with Wing & Rod Guide – Saltwater Bay, and have a fishing adventure of a lifetime!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Private
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $600
    This is an 8-hour trip fishing the bay system around Rockport for species such as Trout, Redfish, Flounder, and Black Drum. At the end of the trip your fish will cleaned, and all the equipment you will need is provided. Families are welcome.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Private
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $500
    Spend 4 hours fishing the bay system around Rockport for species such as Trout, Redfish, Flounder, and Black Drum. At the end of the trip your fish will cleaned, and all the equipment you will need is provided. Families are welcome.
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About the Captain

Ben Wells
Rockport, Texas, United States
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27 Customer Reviews
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Member since April 2016
Captain Ben Wells has been Saltwater fishing in Rockport all his life. He is an experienced, local guide who has over 25 years of experience and loves guiding anglers of all ages and experience levels to fish. Families are very welcome aboard Captain Ben's boat.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Skeeter (Center console) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
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Charles L.
Crosby, TX
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Fishing with Captain Ben Wells

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Private on July 10, 2020
Truly enjoyable day with a great captain. Spent a whole day telling humorous stories and catching good size trout. I am an...
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San Antonio, TX
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Half day trip with Captain Ben Wells

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Private on August 21, 2020
Captain Wells was an excellent guide!  He made sure that me, my wife and two sons were comfortable on the boat.  He made...
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Full day trip in Rockport

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Private on October 31, 2020
Captain Ben did an amazing job with us landlubbers.  Learned a lot about the bay and how to fish saltwater.  You cant get...
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Fishing with Ben

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Private on August 15, 2020
Captain Wells was fantastic! He ran his boat very efficiently.  My wife had never been on a boat before and was amazed by...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Private on October 24, 2020
Went on a late October trip for redfish, captain ben was helpful and patient with one of our party who was a new angler. ...
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FAQs about Wing & Rod Guide – Saltwater Bay

Wing & Rod Guide – Saltwater Bay offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip – Private (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip – Private (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Wing & Rod Guide – Saltwater Bay, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Wing & Rod Guide – Saltwater Bay include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Wing & Rod Guide – Saltwater Bay offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Wing & Rod Guide – Saltwater Bay offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Lures)
  • Popping (Live shrimp early season)
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Wing & Rod Guide – Saltwater Bay include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Speckled Trout