Bow To Stern Fishing Tours

Bow To Stern Fishing Tours offers inshore, nearshore, reef, and wreck fishing trips based out of Baytown, Texas, which is only 26 mins from Galveston and 8 mins from Kemah. Let Captain David Rappelet take you to some of the best fishing areas along the Texas coastline, including Tabbs and Galveston Bays, which are home to a vast range of species. Capt. David can cater to all, from beginners to seasoned anglers, individuals, groups of friends or families with children, and will provide you with a fun day on the water you won’t forget.

You will set out aboard his 2015 22’ Epic center console that provides an extremely dry and smooth ride for up to five guests. It is powered by a 200HP Evinrude outboard motor, and comes equipped with GPS, fishfinder, anchoring system to better fish shallow hot spots, flat casting deck areas, and an ice box to keep refreshments chilled and your catch fresh. 

Capt. David specializes in light tackle, bottom fishing, spinning, drift fishing, as well as fly fishing, and offers 5 and 10-hour trips targeting species such as Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, Black Drum, Ladyfish, Perch, Catfish, Shark and more. Trips include rods, reels and tackle (BYO fly fishing gear), catch cleaning and packaging, as well as water and Gatorade to keep you hydrated.

Kayak Trips are also offered, however, you will need to bring your own Kayak for these. Fishing gear can be supplied if needed.

With over 25 yrs of experience fishing these productive waters, Capt. David is determined to put you on fish, so don’t hesitate to book and let him take you on a trip of a lifetime!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    9 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 700
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 45
    each additional person
    Our full day trip is 9 hrs. Equipment provided, a cooked lunch, water, Gatorade and cleaning & packaging of catch included. We will target species such as Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, Black Drum, Ladyfish, Perch, Catfish, Shark and more.
  • Private trip
    Weekend Get A Way
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 days trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    Seasonal trip available (Sat, Sun)
    US$ 675
    up to 6 persons / day
    Come and spend a weekend at our island resort where you can get out of the city but close enough to all the city activities. There is a Barn style restaurant on the island that has a full kitchen with dinning area and a professional chef to cook your meals. (The total price for the weekend package is $1350)
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip AM
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 45
    each additional person
    Our half day trip is a 5 1/2 hr trip. All equipment, water and Gatorade is provided, and cleaning and packaging of your catch is included. We will target species such as Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, Black Drum, Ladyfish, Perch, Catfish, Shark and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip PM
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 400
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 45
    each additional person
    Our half day trip is a 5 1/2 hr trip. All equipment, water and Gatorade is provided, and cleaning and packaging of your catch is included. We will target species such as Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, Black Drum, Ladyfish, Perch, Catfish, Shark and more.
  • Private trip
    5 Hr Kayak Fishing Trip (BYO Kayak)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 270
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 35
    each additional person
    You will need to bring your own kayak for this trip, we will provide fishing equipment if needed. Easy loading and unloading area, and cleaning & packaging of your catch is included.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Flounder
Ladyfish
Pompano

Redfish
Shark (Blacktip)
Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel

Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Epic (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 200HP Evinrude engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Lunch

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

About the Captain

David Rappelet
Baytown, Texas, United States
Member since July 2016
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I've come from a long line of fishermen. We have fished these waters since I was a child and raised in Louisiana waters as well with my grandparents. I became a full time fisherman to teach and share the enjoyment of the sport and all it has to offer.
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Customer Reviews

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4.79
out of 5 stars from 19 reviews
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Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Ben Harrison
Cypress, Texas
 5.00
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Evening half day near shore

VERIFIED   October 14, 2018
We had an awesome day for my son’s birthday. Captain David spent an entire morning with another group and still brought excitement...
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Brent Yates
Garland, TX
 5.00
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Cooler full of fish...

VERIFIED   August 12, 2018
Not a lot of reds but what we caught were BIG. Had two on that couldn’t be turned..good mix of sheephead and black drum and...
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Walter Tutor
Canyon Lake, TX
 4.33
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   September 28, 2018
While there were problems with the motor and bad weather over the three days that i was to fish. David did everything he could...
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Robert Buchanan
Middletown, Maryland
 5.00
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Great time

VERIFIED   August 18, 2018
They took my son and I out and really made it a great time to remember, I highly recommend
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Charles Sanders
Humble, Texas
 5.00
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Fishing with David

VERIFIED   July 28, 2018
Trip was awesome. A great experience.
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