Bones Fishing Guide Service

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 5 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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $260
    On this morning trip, you'll target Bass, Steelhead, and Redfish. All rods and reels are included in the price of the trip. You should bring along a small cooler with food and drink you'd like for the trip. Lake fishing is fun for the whole family! 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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $260
    This trip will have you targeting a variety of Bass, Steelhead, and Redfish. This trip is great for people of all levels. You'll need to bring along a fishing license for all people over 17. Don't forget a small cooler of food and drink. Wear light layers and bring along sunscreen. Your rods and reels are included in the price.
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About the Charter Operator

Bones Fishing Guide Service
San Antonio, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
19 Fishing Reports
50 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2017
"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.

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Targeted Species

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

Garfish Garfish
Hybrid Striped Bass Hybrid Striped Bass
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Redfish Redfish

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
3 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
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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

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
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Catch intended fish
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Paul H.
Queen City, TX
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Reds, Bones, and Limited

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 8, 2021
On a day with a little wind from time to time, Ray (Bones) knew where to find the big reds. Both me and my friend who flew...
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San Antonio, Texas
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So much fun!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on May 29, 2021
My husband and I love fishing, and for my birthday he took me on this fishing trip. It was everything I wanted and more. Bones...
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on May 27, 2021
Wow!!!  Super clean boat and awesome equipment.  Captain Raymond is excellent.  We were more than pleased.  We re Hooked!!! ...
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Alana W.
San Antonio, Texas
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Great 4 hour trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on May 23, 2021
The guys had a great time!  Raymond did a fabulous job finding all the hot spots.  They were super please to have caught...
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Katy, TX
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Half Day Trip with Bones Fishing Guide Service

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on May 8, 2021
The trip was extraordinary!  The Captain had everything ready to go, and we had fantastic weather.  The music was great,...
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FAQs about Bones Fishing Guide Service

Bones Fishing Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $260 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $260 per group, additional $50 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