Seidel Guide Service

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Seidel Guide Service invites you to fish the beautiful and abundant Port Aransas waters in Texas. They offer bay fishing in Port Aransas and Rockport area with all the bays from Matagorda to Baffin covered. Captain Randy Seidel who owns and operates the charter has worked incredibly hard to make this a prime guiding service in the area!

Fishing takes place aboard a 24’ Blazer Bay center console originally built in 2015 with a guest capacity of 5. The vessel is equipped with a GPS and a fishfinder used to locate the schooling fish, a livewell to hold the baits. It features all the USCG-approved safety equipment like life jackets and a CPR-trained Captain.

Captain Randy will take you fishing for the “big three” species: Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder. Depending on the time of year, you might also be able to target the occasional Tarpon, Bluefish, Black Drum, Ladyfish, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, Jack Crevalle, and Sharks. You will do wade fishing and drift fishing as preferred techniques using live bait or artificial.

Seidel Guide Service will provide all the rods, reels, tackle, live and artificial baits you need, as well as a catch cleaning and filleting service. You will need to obtain a valid Texas saltwater fishing license, and you are welcome to bring own food and drinks for the day. Families are very welcome on Captain Seidel’s charters and multi-boat trips are available.

Now, simply take a look at the offered trips, pick the one that best fits your needs, and get ready for your next angling adventure!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    The most passionate of anglers who will stop at nothing to land the catch of their dreams will find this trip to be perfect for them. This is a full day of bay fishing for Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder. Fish cleaning is included in the price for the fish you intend to keep.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Novice anglers and anglers looking for a trip that will allow them to get introduced to the local fishery will find this option ideal for them. This is a 4 hour trip fishing the bays from Matagorda to Baffin targeting Redfish, Flounder, and Speckled Trout.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 30 - Jun 1
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    This trip is great for families and groups with children who are looking for a fun day of fishing without spending too much time on the water. This is a 4 hour trip fishing the bays from Matagorda to Baffin targeting Redfish, Flounder, and Speckled Trout. Departure time is flexible in the afternoon.
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About the Captain

Randy Seidel
Port Aransas, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
135 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2017
Captain Randy is an expert on using live and artificial baits and shallow water fishing. He has fished the Port Aransas and Rockport waters his whole life and is able to teach you how to properly use your bait and improve your fishing skills. Captain Randy is a fun and personable man with a great sense of humor and lots of patience.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Boat Specs

Blazer Bay (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 250HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 60 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.

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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4.91
out of 5 stars from 97 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Chris T.
Houston, TX
 5.00
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Half day family fishing trip.

VERIFIED   June 24, 2020
Booked Capt. Randy Seidel for a half day trip to introduce my 7 year old daughter to bay fishing and my 9 year old son. ...
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Diana C.

The captain canceled

VERIFIED   June 21, 2020
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Erin F.
Spicewood, TX
 5.00
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LOOK NO FURTHER!

VERIFIED   May 1, 2020
Guides are not magicians. However, there are a few (very) that have a special magic to create an fond memory/ experience that...
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Barry E.
Lewisville, TX
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Randy Seidel

VERIFIED   NEW  August 19, 2020
If you have have young ones who haven’t fished much then you need to book with Captain Randy. My boys had a wonderful day....
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