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Hopping aboard one of Houston’s fishing charters is an adventure you won’t soon forget. Known as the “Bayou City,” this metropolis offers great access to a variety of fishing grounds, including rivers, lakes, and the nearby bays like Trinity and Galveston Bay. This means you’ll have different options to choose from, and you can plan your fishing trip accordingly.

When it comes to freshwater fishing, Houston doesn’t disappoint. Largemouth Bass, White Bass, Crappie, Catfish, and Carp all inhabit the many lakes and rivers in the area. Heading down to the bays will see you going after some saltwater favorites, like Flounder, Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, and Sheepshead.

Depending on your interests, you can decide to book a half day trip and have a nice, relaxing introduction to Houston fishing. Maybe even turn it into quality family time? If you’re looking to maximize your chances, cover the most ground, and fill your bags, a full day trip would be the best choice.

Where do you find the charters? Well, you can head out to one of the nearby lakes, like Lake Conroe, and you’ll have no issue finding a guide ready to take you out. If you’re looking for a saltwater fishing adventure, head over to Clear Lake, or the nearby towns of Baytown and Texas City, and take your pick.

Rules & Regulations

Anyone 17 and older is required to have a Texas fishing license in order to legally fish the waters around Houston, even if they’re fishing on a charter. Depending on whether you’re freshwater or saltwater fishing, you’ll need to buy the appropriate type of license.

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January

Kick off the year by heading out on the water and having a little winter adventure. You’ll find that the Redfish and Trout bite is great. And if you’re looking for a freshwater excursion, Largemouth and White Bass are biting.

February

Redfish and Speckled Trout are joined by Black Drum in February, so you have a variety of options to choose from. And you can always go after Bass and Catfish in the rivers and lakes of Houston.

March

With spring on our doorstep, the fish are slowly starting to wake up, so you’ll find Redfish, Trout, Black Drum, and Spanish Mackerel are biting in the bays. In the lakes and rivers, you’ll find the Bass and Crappie bite is consistent.

April

Hit the bays in April and enjoy some great fishing going after Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Mackerel. And if you head to the deep waters, you’ll get the chance to battle Mahi Mahi as well. Bass, Crappie, and Catfish are great freshwater targets in April.

May

This is when the fishing really starts to heat up! You’ll find a variety of fish biting hard, including Redfish, Trout, Mackerel, Cobia, and different Shark species. In the lakes and rivers, Bass, Crappie, Catfish, and Carp are all possible targets.

June

Nothing beats summer in Texas. All the fish come out to play as the temperatures warm up, so hit the bays for some great action with Sharks, Redfish, Trout, and Flounder. Stay inland if you’re looking for Largemouth Bass or Crappie.

July

With summer in full swing, the fishing season reaches its peak in July. Trout, Flounder, Redfish, Sharks, and Mackerel are all biting hard. Visit the freshwaters for some Bass action, as well as great chances of reeling in Catfish and Crappie.

August

And as the summer continues, so does the fishing. Visit Houston in August for great chances of reeling in prized Redfish, Trout, and Flounder, as well as Mackerel and Mahi Mahi. Largemouth and White Bass are biting as well.

September

With fall slowly coming to Houston, the temperatures drop, but there’s still a lot of fishing to be done. You can go after Redfish, Trout, and Flounder in the bays, or head to one of the city’s lakes or rivers for Bass and Crappie action.

October

As the temperatures drop in October, you’ll find that fishing stays great in Houston. Visiting the lakes and rivers will let you go after Bass, Crappie, and Catfish, while hitting the bays will yield great results with Redfish, Trout, and Flounder.

November

As winter slowly approaches, you’ll find that November is quieter, making it a good time to relax and enjoy some fishing. Redfish, Trout, and Flounder are all biting, as well as Largemouth and White Bass in the freshwater lakes.

December

If you’re looking for a fishing adventure just before the holidays, consider heading out in Houston. You can catch some nice Redfish, Trout, and Flounder, as well as some prized Bass and Catfish in December.

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Galveston Fishing Charters
Galveston Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Houston
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 2 reviews
Capt. Maher is a great guide. He will put you on the fish. I highly recommend his service
Mick  W.
Mick W. Taylor Lake Village, TX
Corks And Croakers
Corks And Croakers
Fishing charter in Houston
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 81 reviews
Captain Mike did a great job and I would recommend him to anyone. The elements were stacked against us and Mike was still putting us on fish. Limit Red, Limit Trout, Big sheepshead and plenty of others.
Raymond  A.
Raymond A. Wildwood, MO
Corks And Croakers
Corks And Croakers
Fishing charter in Houston
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 81 reviews
We had a great time with Captain Mike. Even under some less-than-ideal fishing conditions, he worked hard to put us on Speckled Trout, as we had requested. The result was a cooler full of fish and a boat full of happy fishermen. He was also a great teacher showing my 9 year old son some tips on how to be a better fisherman (we all learned something new). We would definitely go fishing with Captain Mike again.
Bradley  P.
Bradley P. Liberty Hill, TX
Corks And Croakers
Corks And Croakers
Fishing charter in Houston
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 81 reviews
We had a fantastic trip with Captain Mike. He really knows the area and knows the fish. We learned so much from him and look forward to our next trip.
Carla  B.
Carla B. Niederwald, TX
Extremecasting Fishing Guide
Extremecasting Fishing Guide
Fishing charter in Houston
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 5 reviews
Nice catch today, even without the wind and low tide. Captain Juan kept us on the move and found the bite!
Charles  L.
Charles L. Humble, TX
Corks And Croakers
Corks And Croakers
Fishing charter in Houston
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 81 reviews
Had a great trip with Mike today and he exceeded all of our expectations. I had requested a trip not only to fish but to educate us on his techniques and how to determine where and how to fish the bay. He was very knowledgeable and was very good at sharing it with us. If you are looking for a great quide service Corks and Croakers is the one you should pick. You will not be disappointed.
Terry  W.
Terry W. Crystal Beach, Texas
Corks And Croakers
Corks And Croakers
Fishing charter in Houston
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 81 reviews
Capt Mike created the perfect fit for 2 women who wanted to relax! We are not newbies, but needed direction on the water and someone to hook the live bait. Highly recommend.
Deborah  S.
Deborah S. Houston, TX
Corks And Croakers
Corks And Croakers
Fishing charter in Houston
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 81 reviews
We had an amazing trip! Mike was great. We Caught a bunch of fish on a day that was tough for all of the other boats. Mike is full of knowledge and he was good about sharing it with us, educating us as we fished. This was the perfect trip. Mike is a great guide, provided quality equipment and a really nice boat. We’ll be back for sure.
John  A.
John A. Phoenix, Arizona
Corks And Croakers
Corks And Croakers
Fishing charter in Houston
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 81 reviews
Mike from the get go was very focused on getting us on fish, teaching us how to use the techniques, and had great equipment! If you want to get on done fish (size and numbers) I highly recommend Mike!
Eli  M.
Eli M. Maple Heights, Ohio
Corks And Croakers
Corks And Croakers
Fishing charter in Houston
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 81 reviews
Highly recommend the charter, Capt Mike provided phenomenal customer service and a great day fishing!
Jaidev  G.
Jaidev G. Houston, TX
Corks And Croakers
Corks And Croakers
Fishing charter in Houston
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 81 reviews
We had a great time with Captain Mike. Really nice boat and very polite and courteous Captain. We caught speckled trout and red fish and sand trout and gafftop and croakers and what would a fishing trip be to Galveston without catching a few hard heads. He worked hard to put us on fish taking us to many different spots in an attempt to keep us on fish. My wife and I highly recommend him.
Ronald  M.
Ronald M. United States
Corks And Croakers
Corks And Croakers
Fishing charter in Houston
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 81 reviews
We did a 6 hour trip with Captain Mike. He is very knowledgeable both on technique and locations to get you on fish. Very laid back and easy personality. We really enjoyed the trip will likely be return guests.
Mike  K.
Mike K. Splendora, Texas
Corks And Croakers
Corks And Croakers
Fishing charter in Houston
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 81 reviews
Awesome experience and made some great memories with my son! Mike was professional and super patient (gave me a few tips); really put us on some fish. 100% booking again and can’t wait for the next one! Thanks Mike!
Benjamin  K.
Benjamin K. Humble, Texas
Corks And Croakers
Corks And Croakers
Fishing charter in Houston
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 81 reviews
We went out with Mike and had a nice day. Mike was professional, informative and tolerant of our lousy casts at times!
Lee  H.
Lee H. Franklin, IN
Corks And Croakers
Corks And Croakers
Fishing charter in Houston
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 81 reviews
Captain Mike navigated through less than ideal weather conditions. He is knowledgeable and patient. Caught fish and had a great time.
Glen  G.
Glen G. Spring, TX
Corks And Croakers
Corks And Croakers
Fishing charter in Houston
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 81 reviews
Great family trip. We had an amazing time and caught lots of fish including a 26lbs black drum. Captain Mike is extremely knowledgeable and patient. I definitely recommend going out with Mike, he’ll go above and beyond to make sure y’all catch fish.
Benjamin  T.
Benjamin T. Houston, TX
Corks And Croakers
Corks And Croakers
Fishing charter in Houston
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 81 reviews
My husband and I flew in from Arizona just to get away and do some fishing on the bay. We had a wonderful experience with Capt Mike. We caught all kinds of fish including Black Drum, Red Drum, Trout, Flounder and Sheep’s head! While everyone else was calling our Capt because they were having a rough day finding and catching fish, he kept us on them the whole time. Thanks again Capt Mike. Can’t wait to come back!
Nikki  S.
Nikki S. Kingman, Arizona
Corks And Croakers
Corks And Croakers
Fishing charter in Houston
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 81 reviews
We had a great time and caught some nice fish. A beautiful way to spend your time.
Bruce  M.
Bruce M. United States
Corks And Croakers
Corks And Croakers
Fishing charter in Houston
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 81 reviews
Capt Mike was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Was a great teacher and made the experience for a first time fisherwoman unforgettable. He was also extremely knowledgeable about boat maintenance and care. I would recommend this guy to anyone who wants to have some fun out on the water. Thanks so much, Mike. We will be back!
Juan  H.
Juan H. Houston, TX
Corks And Croakers
Corks And Croakers
Fishing charter in Houston
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 81 reviews
It was a beautiful day to be out on the bay. Luckily the fish thought so too. I caught at least 7 slot reds but of course could only keep 3. We caught a lot of trout and 4 were keepers. Then 1 flounder that was a little small. I had a great time. Capt. Mike is an awesome guide. He is very knowledgeable and knows some good fishing spots. Thanks Capt. Mike. I will be back.
Richard  H.
Richard H. Mineola, Texas

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Houston

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Houston costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $420, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $496. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Houston is 24 ft and the most common vessel type is a Bay boat.

According to customer reviews, Corks And Croakers, Bow To Stern Fishing Tours, and Kemah Fishing Charters – Houston are some of the most popular fishing charters in Houston, Texas. Full list of top fishing charters in Houston.

Corks And Croakers, Bow To Stern Fishing Tours, and Kemah Fishing Charters – Houston all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Houston.

The best way to experience fishing in Houston is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Houston, Texas.

The most popular fish species you can target are Redfish, Flounder, and Black Drum. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, drift fishing, and popping. Inshore fishing, lake fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

If you’re looking for a fishing adventure just before the holidays, consider heading out in Houston. You can catch some nice Redfish, Trout, and Flounder, as well as some prized Bass and Catfish in December. Check availability for local fishing charters in Houston.

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