Hooks & Horns Fishing Guide Service

West Cotter Avenue
Port Aransas TX, United States

If you’re itching for the scream of the reel as a massive fish finally takes the bait, Hooks & Horns Fishing Guide Service can help with that! Captain Justin Machost will put you on the hottest bite in the waters off the coast of Texas.

Capt. Justin invites you to join him for an unforgettable fishing adventure on board his 26’ Mowdy center console. Her layout allows for up to 4 anglers to move around freely, thanks to the spacious deck. You’ll get to your fishing grounds in no time, with the help of the Evinrude 250 HP outboard engine.

You’ll go after a wide range of the all-stars of Texan fishing. The onboard wireless trolling motor will allow you to sneak up on the spookiest fish – especially useful when you’re going after Bull Redfish. If you’re looking to test your fishing muscles, you can target Jack Crevalle. Other tasty fish are also on the catch list, such as Spotted Seatrout, Black Drum, and Flounder, as well as many other species.

Captain Justin is a USCG licensed captain who is also CPR and First Aid certified. He has a cell phone aboard – the safety of his passengers comes first. Capt. Justin has invested considerable time and effort to create a guide service that can provide you with virtually any type of guided fishing activity.

He’s is a strong believer in conservation of resources and the environment – it’s a good thing to take pictures of that trophy Trout and then to let it go. If you want to keep it and have it mounted, that’s ok too. Trout that are 15-25” are the perfect eating size!

You’ll be provided with all the required fishing equipment. You can have your catch cleaned for $0.5 per pound. Remember to bring polarized sunglasses, adequate clothing, sunscreen, and a cooler or bags to bring your hard-fought catch home with you.

If you’re ready for some of the best saltwater fishing Texas has to offer, book a trip with Captain Justin and cast off on a trip you’ll remember for years to come!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    Spend the entire day fishing the waters around Port Aransas! You can expect to target Redfish, Flounder, Spotted Seatrout, Ladyfish, Black Drum, Jack Crevalle, and Tripletail.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    Hit the waters out of Port Aransas! You'll go after a wide range of species such as Black and Red Drum, Flounder, Spotted Seatrout, Ladyfish, Tripletail, and whatever else takes the bait.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Jack Crevalle

Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Mowdy (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 250HP Evinrude G2 HO engine.

26 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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:
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

About the Captain

Justin Machost
Port Aransas, Texas, United States
Member since March 2017
Captain Justin Machost is a knowledgeable and professional guide with many years of experience on the water. Justin is an expert in both bait fishing and using artificial lures. The Captain’s main focus is to land Redfish and Speckled Trout, but he is also very familiar with the best methods to catch Jack Crevalle, Black Drum, Flounder, and many more. In order to protect the world’s resources, Justin prefers to release the fish he catches.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

Port Aransas Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.83 out of 5 stars from 10 reviews

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Captain Mike had us on the specs within a few minutes and my daughter Hailey caught the first fish on her first saltwater trip! We limited out in a couple of hours and went looking for other fish, but the wind and some impolite fishermen hindered our efforts. Overall it was a good trip and Hailey had a great time! Thanks Captain Mike.

Fished June 10, 2018
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Fished May 30, 2018
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Capt. Justin was very knowledgeable and had my crew catching fish within minutes of casting.  He was able to place us just in the right spot for the fish we were looking for!!

Fished May 22, 2018
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