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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $550
    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)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $500
    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)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 30 - Jun 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $500
    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
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178 Customer Reviews
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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 2018. 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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Brandon C.
Canyon Lake, TX
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Half Day with Captain Randy

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 26, 2021
Our group of 4 chose Captain Randy for our first ever bay fishing trip.  I’m glad we did.  Captain Randy was super easy...
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Nathaniel R.
Lewisville, Texas
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Full day with Captain Randy.

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 11, 2021
Had a great day with Captain Randy. He first explained what is going on due to the cold snap Texas experienced. He warned us...
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Jeff E.
Austin, TX
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Captain Randy is great!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on September 22, 2021
Got us on the fish on a really bad day (ultra-low water, rough seas / high wind).  His equipment was great - bait was live...
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Canyon Lake, TX
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Redfish Bay with Captain Randy-half day

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 3, 2021
My boyfriend and I booked a half day with Captain Randy and we were not disappointed!  He’s a really nice person and...
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Brian L.
Houston, TX
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Another limit of Reds

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on October 8, 2021
A great day of fishing.  Everyone caught fish.  Came home with a limit of Reds.
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FAQs about Seidel Guide Service

Seidel Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Seidel Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Seidel Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Seidel Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Seidel Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Seidel Guide Service include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Speckled Trout