Jim Adams Guide Service

Jim Adams Guide Service invites you on a fishing trip out of Port Aransas. Year-round, these trips will take you exploring the inshore waters of Texas’ praised waterways. Whether it’s Speckled Trout, Redfish, Black Drum, Sheepshead, or Mutton Snapper, here you will have a chance to get them! These trips work well with hardcore fishermen and families with kids alike.

Your captain for the day is Jim Adams. He’s a retired federal firefighter and started running charters before his retirement. Why? As Jim himself says - ‘Even though I have always loved to fish, I have found that I enjoy seeing the thrill of others catch a fish just as much. Teaching children a love of the sport is important to me also.’

Captain Jim will welcome you aboard his 25’ LaFitte Skiff style bay boat. She was restored in 2017 and comes equipped with a 250 HP Yamaha engine. The boat can take up to six anglers. If you’re bringing kids along, the captain has life vests for them on the boat. The boat will take you around flats, inshore, and nearshore waters and is equipped with necessities for your trip. The vessel carries Penn fishing gear as well.

When you’re packing for the trip, you should bring food, beverages, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a camera. All the standard fishing gear is waiting for you onboard. Please remember to bring a valid Texas fishing license. The captain will normally fish for live bait before the trip, but in case you join him fishing for the bait, he will extend your trip. You can get your fish cleaned at the dock, for 50 cents per pound. And, if you want to try some bow fishing - it’s possible to do so during summer, when fishing for Black Drum. Just remember to bring the gear.

Once you’re good to go, get your friends and come enjoy your day on the water!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $650
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    On this eight hour trip, you will have plenty of time to explore the famed inshore waters of Port Aransas. Fish for Redfish, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, and some Snapper. This is a great option for anglers with some experience. You need to purchase a valid Texas saltwater fishing license, pack food and drinks, as well as sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a camera. The captain will furnish all the fishing gear. You can get fish cleaned at the dock.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $475
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This five hour trip is a great option for families with kids and less experienced anglers. You can target a variety of inshore species, including Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Sheepshead, and some Snapper. The captain likes taking kids on and will teach them how to fish. Please purchase a valid Texas saltwater fishing license, bring food and drinks, as well as sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a camera. The captain will supply all the fishing gear. You can get fish cleaned at the dock.
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About the Captain

Jim Adams
Port Aransas, Texas, United States
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33 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since December 2017
Growing up in the area gave me a love of fishing and just being on the water. As the time came closer to a mandatory retirement from firefighting my thoughts turned more and more to fishing. I knew I did not want to fish by myself and since I got so much enjoyment watching others catch this seemed like a natural thing for me to do.

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

LaFitte Skiff style (Bay boat) originally built in 1985, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 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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4.95
out of 5 stars from 33 reviews
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100%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
97%
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Greg G.
Dallas, Texas
 4.67
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Half Day Trip with Capt Jim Adams

VERIFIED   NEW  March 16, 2020
Did a private trip with just me and my 12-year old son.  Jim was wonderful.  He was perfectly educational as he described...
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Chesley C.
Austin, TX
 5.00
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  March 10, 2020
Great trip bay fishing with Captain Jim. He not only consistently put us in fish, but took the time to teach and explain proper...
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Ralph E.
Houston, TX
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Half day with Jim Adams

VERIFIED   November 17, 2019
Had a bit of a slow start but after moving to multiple locations captain Adams put us on fish! Excellent at his job and...
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Stephen K.
Corona, CA
 5.00
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Fishing with Jim

VERIFIED   December 12, 2019
Had some old friends come in and we fished with Jim. He was great from the beginning. Returned calls immediately. Was very...
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Todd H.
Bluff Dale, TX
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8 hour trip

VERIFIED   July 12, 2019
Capt Jim put us on fish all day,  it took a couple of hours to get the 4 of us our limit of trout, then we sight fished...
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