Arroyo City Outfitters – Ryan Falls

Arroyo City Outfitters is on a mission to provide you with the best fishing trip of your life! Want to know how they do it? Well, their captain has fished these waters since boyhood and is absolutely in love with fishing. He knows all the fishing spots, fish feeding and spawning patterns, and techniques necessary for a great catch. Best of all – he’ll share it with you!

Captain Ryan operates a 24’ Dargel flats boat which was built in 2015 with a capacity for four guests. Powered by a 200 HP Evinrude engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots this vessel is fast and reliable. It has an onboard GPS that allows you to locate fish in deeper water, and two sighting towers located at the bow and stern ideal for spotting tailing fish in clear shallow water.

Fishing in Arroyo City literally translates to Redfishing, Trouting, and Floundering. There is no better way to describe fishing in this area full of tailing fish roaming the crystal clear waters of the bay. Throwing baits is the normal practice, but if you have a child in your party or are a beginner, Captain Ryan says you can use live bait, too.

Arroyo City Outfitters provide rods, reels, tackle, bait, and fish cleaning. You will need to obtain a Texas fishing license with a saltwater stamp, and are advised to bring food and drinks for the day, polarized sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, and cooler for your catch.

So if you’re planning a fishing trip in Arroyo City, then check out the options of half day morning or afternoon, and full day trips Arroyo City Outfitters offers. Whichever one you choose, we are sure you’ll have a blast!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    Anglers coming to Arroyo City with the goal of getting after their next trophy catch will find this trip to be the perfect one for them. On this full day trip, you will have a chance to make the best of both the morning and the afternoon bite. You'll be fishing the flats for Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Trout, and Flounder.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    This trip is perfect for anglers looking for a great introduction to the local fishery. On this trip, you will be fishing the flats for Redfish, Trout, Mangrove Snapper, and Flounder. Different departure times can be agreed on with the Captain before the trip.

About the Captain

Ryan Falls
Rio Hondo, Texas, United States
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83 Customer Reviews
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Member since May 2017
I started fishing in the bay as a boy and fell in love with fishing. I enjoy being with people on the bay and showing them the techniques that I use. Although I use a variety of techniques, I prefer site fishing in the clear water and poling my clients up to tailing Reds. The Laguna Madre is a great location for fly fishing. We also use live bait for children and beginners. It's always great to see my clients catch their first fish! Fishing is something that has to be experienced to be fully appreciated!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Dargel (Flats boat) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 200HP Evinrude engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 60 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

GPS
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on January 5, 2021
Captain Ryan showed us a great time. He is very knowledgeable of the area and never short of conversation.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 16, 2021
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Half day trip with Captain Ryan Falls

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 23, 2019
We were picked up from the pier at the camp we rented on the Arroyo at 7AM.  By 9:30AM all three of us had a limit of nice...
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Rio Grande City, TX
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Half day trip A.M. with captain Ryan

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 21, 2020
Kids had an amazing experience..within minutes of arriving at his secret fishing spots we caught several back to back..caught...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 20, 2020
Best time ever.  Great Capitan.
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FAQs about Arroyo City Outfitters – Ryan Falls

Arroyo City Outfitters – Ryan Falls offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Arroyo City Outfitters – Ryan Falls, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Arroyo City Outfitters – Ryan Falls include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Arroyo City Outfitters – Ryan Falls offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Arroyo City Outfitters – Ryan Falls offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Flounder Gigging

Top targeted fish species with Arroyo City Outfitters – Ryan Falls include:
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Speckled Trout