Wing & Rod Guide - Saltwater Bay

54 Belaire Drive
Rockport TX, United States

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

You will be fishing aboard a 22 ft Skeeter center console boat that offers a dry and fast ride. Featuring a 250 HP Yamaha motor and a GPS, anchoring system, 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.

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.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day - Private Charter
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    8 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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day - Private Charter
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    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 this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Flounder
Redfish
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
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date.
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

About the Captain

Ben Wells
Rockport, Texas, United States
Member since April 2016
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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.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Rockport Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews

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Fished June 16, 2018
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Despite Hurricane Harvey making land fall the day after your trip, we had a great time.  Unfortunately we had cut our trip short but we did catch some speckled trout.  I think I will plan my next trip with Captain Ben before hurricane season.

Fished August 24, 2017
Ben Wells (The Captain)
Replied to this review on September 14, 2017

Thank you far a goid review i did cut the trip short sorry tried to prepair for storm Harvey got me good lost my house and ever thing else to have not be able to fish sense that day August 24

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Capt Ben was awesome!  He was very attentive and kept our lines in the water.  He was great with our 8yr old son.  He kept bait on our lines and casted out for us.  We caught fish the entire time.  We all had a blast especially our son who caught a 40lb black drum!  We will definitely use him again next year!

Fished August 15, 2017
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