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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.

Houston Fishing Calendar

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Terry B. fished with Trojan Fishing LLC on February 26, 2021
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my son and i were able to catch a limit each of speckled trout ! the captain provided lures that worked excellent.his knowledge was unsurpassed !the boat was setup perfect for casting,seating and fishabiliy ! we will be back
Half day trip with Captain David
Joaquin G. fished with Bow To Stern Fishing Tours on July 26, 2019
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Drink plenty of fluids. It’s hot and windy.
What a great day
Shelley P. fished with Bow To Stern Fishing Tours on May 16, 2019
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A charter is the best way to go, and highly recomend Bow to Stern
Half day trip with Captain David
Robert H. fished with Bow To Stern Fishing Tours on December 23, 2018
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Get an experienced guide like Captain David.
Great time
Nicholas A. fished with Terry's Guide Service LLC on December 1, 2018
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Weather can change quickly so be prepared.
Great day trip with Cpt Terry!
Mike B. fished with Terry's Guide Service LLC on October 26, 2018
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Great weather and plenty of fish this time of year!
Rainy Labor Day Trip With Captain David
Kathy K. fished with Bow To Stern Fishing Tours on September 2, 2018
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Book Captain David Rappelet, you won’t be disappointed!

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 $414, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $519. 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 25 ft and the most common vessel type is a Bay boat.

According to customer reviews, Bow To Stern Fishing Tours, Trojan Fishing LLC, and Terry's Guide Service LLC are some of the most popular fishing charters in Houston, Texas. Full list of top fishing charters in Houston.

Bow To Stern Fishing Tours, Trojan Fishing LLC, and Terry's Guide Service LLC 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, Black Drum, and Flounder. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, drift fishing, and bottom fishing. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and reef fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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. Check availability for local fishing charters in Houston.

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