Bones Fishing Guide Service

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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $350
    On this morning trip, you'll target Bass and Redfish. All rods and reels are included in the price of the trip. Don't forget that everyone over 17 needs to buys a fishing license for the day. Kids over 4 are welcome on board and life vests are provided. NOTE: A fishing trip is 4 hours long unless we catch your limit first, which is 3 fish per person, whether it's catch and release, or possession.
    Targeted fish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Catfish
    Catfish
    Hybrid Striped Bass
    Hybrid Striped Bass
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $350
    On this morning trip, you'll target Bass and Redfish. All rods and reels are included in the price of the trip. Don't forget that everyone over 17 needs to buys a fishing license for the day. Kids over 4 are welcome on board and life vests are provided. NOTE: A fishing trip is 4 hours long unless we catch your limit first, which is 3 fish per person, whether it's catch and release, or possession.
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For your next vacation in Texas, you need to book a trip with Bones Fishing Guide Service. Captain Raymond “Bones” Esckilsen will make sure you have an incredible day out with him. With nearly a decade of experience doing fishing trips and a lifetime of fishing locally, Capt. Raymond knows all the best places to take you fishing.

Capt. Raymond is one of few anglers who has been awarded “The Freshwater Elite Angler Award” in the state of Texas. This is an achievement award for catching trophy-sized fish of 5 different species. He’ll use his skills to help you have a great time fishing.

You’ll spend the day on his center console. There is some shade available and plenty of rod holders, perfect for trolling. The wireless trolling motor will give you an extra edge in getting on top of your prey. There is a cooler for the catch on board, but you should bring another small cooler for your own food and drinks.

The day will be spent going after an assortment of Bass species, including White, Striped, Spotted, and Hybrid Striped. You’ll also target Redfish, Crappie, Garfish, and Steelhead.

These trips are great for the whole family. Kids over 4 will enjoy reeling in their first fish. There are life vests on board for them.

Everyone over 17 will need to buy a fishing license for the day. You should also bring plenty of drinks and snacks for the trip. It’s best to wear light layers, bring a sun hat, and wear deck shoes. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen along, too.

Included in the price are top quality rods and reels and live bait when used.

Book a trip with Bones Fishing Guide Service today for an unforgettable time fishing the lakes. Your whole family will love it and want to return time and time again!

NOTE: A fishing trip is 4 hours long unless we catch your limit first, which is 3 fish per person, whether it’s catch and release, or possession.



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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on July 20, 2024
This experience was great!! Captain Raymond was so knowledgeable, nice, made us feel very welcomed and comfortable. He was...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on July 23, 2024
Bone, was amazing a veteran than served in our great military. He was great with the kids and made everyone feel welcome I...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 26, 2023
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 25, 2023
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 12, 2024
Raymond of Bones Fishing was fantastic!  We arrived 25 minutes before start time.  Raymond was ready to go and we were fishing...
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FAQs about Bones Fishing Guide Service

Bones Fishing Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $350 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $350 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Bones Fishing Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box Cooler for the catch

Trips booked with Bones Fishing Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Bought before the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Bones Fishing Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing

Bones Fishing Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline

Top targeted fish species with Bones Fishing Guide Service include:
  • Bass (Spotted)
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bass (White)
  • Crappie
  • Garfish
  • Hybrid Striped Bass
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Redfish

Meet the Charter Operator

Bones Fishing Guide Service
San Antonio, Texas, United States
221 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
170 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2017
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The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
"It first started with my father taking me fishing. Over time, it was his way of spending quality time with me. I developed a passion for fishing and everything fishing had to offer me. Once I was finished with the military and polished up my skills in life, I decided to do it for a living." Captain Raymond loves to take people out and make sure they are having as much fun as him.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Spotted) Spotted Bass
Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bass (White) White Bass
Crappie Crappie

Boat specs

Sea Pro (Center console) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 250HP Mercury Opti Max engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Handline

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Cooler for the catch

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Bought before the trip
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Min. age 4, life vests provided
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
PayPal

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