Head out with Rockport Fishing Charters and explore the many bays and shallow waters which Rockport, TX, is so famous for! Captain Frank Houser likes to keep things simple on his trips, trusting in his knowledge of the area and the fish which inhabit it to get the job done.

Hop aboard his 23’ Stoner center console, which was built with shallow water fishing in mind. Powered by a clean-burning 140HP Suzuki engine, she can reach speeds of up to 40 knots to get you hopping from spot to spot in no time, navigating even the skinniest of waters with ease.

You’ll spend the day targeting a variety of inshore classics. This includes mostly big Bull Redfish or monster Trout, with the added bonus of pulling in some Black Drum, Sheepshead, and many more amazing food fish.

Your trip will focus on light tackle casting with either live bait or lures, hitting only the most productive spots to make sure you get the biggest bang for your buck! All trips come with tackle, bait, and a cleaning and filleting service for all your catch.

All you’ll need to remember to bring is a valid saltwater fishing license for everyone in your party aged 17 and up. Pack up some drinks and snacks to enjoy while you’re on board and you’re ready to go!

Experience incredible inshore fishing in fine Texan waters aboard Rockport Fishing Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    Spend 4 productive hours exploring the incredible inshore waters Rockport is so well-known for! You're looking at reeling in big Redfish, Trout, Black Drum, Sheepshead, and more. All of your gear already awaits on board. What you'll need to bring is a valid Texas fishing license, as well as any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy.
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About the Captain

Frank Houser
Rockport, Texas, United States
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Captain Frank Houser has been running charters around Rockport since 1980 and knows these waters better than anyone else around. He has been fishing his entire life, and still feels that same thrill whenever the reels start spinning. With over 40 years of guiding experience, he's got an unbeatable edge when it comes to getting you to the most productive spots and reeling in the biggest fish!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Stoner (Center console) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 175HP Suzuki 2021 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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87%
Friendly captain
89%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
84%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
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Olivia R.
Fairfield, TX
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Half Day with Capt. Frank

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 4, 2021
The weather before the trip was awful and we weren’t sure we could fish this weekend. At the last minute the weather broke...
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Dallas, TX
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip on October 20, 2021
OMG!!! What a great fishing trip!! We caught plenty of fish (mostly keepers) and Captain Frank kept us entertained with his...
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Donnie B.
Rockport, TX
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on January 1, 2021
Had a great time with Captain Frank. Fishing telling stories learning about the bay system and some of the history of...
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Hudson Oaks, TX
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Fishing with Frank

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 25, 2021
Great trip with captain Frank. Tough day in the bay with slack tide. He worked his tail off trying to put us on the fish. Caught...
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Hasse, TX
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Fun time with Captain Frank

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 13, 2021
Fun fun fun! Had to cut it a little short but Captain made things perfect! He’ll teach and correct your fishing skills! Had...
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FAQs about Rockport Fishing Charters

Rockport Fishing Charters offers the following trip to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Rockport Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Rockport Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

Rockport Fishing Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing

Rockport Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Rockport Fishing Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Speckled Trout