Port Aransas Fishing Charters

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According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Port Aransas, Texas are: Full list of top fishing charters in Port Aransas

The average price for a private 4 hour Port Aransas fishing trip is US $680, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $1,552 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Port Aransas that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Port Aransas are:

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The top 3 types of fishing in Port Aransas are:

Many fishing charters in Port Aransas provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Port Aransas are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Port Aransas are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $500
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $564
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $1,200
  • 7-hour fishing trips – US $725
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $1,500

Fishing in Port Aransas

Port Aransas fishing charters face a difficult question each day: In, or out? Turn one way for the sprawling shallows of the Corpus Christi and Redfish Bays. Turn the other for nearshore reefs and the deep bluewaters of the Gulf of Mexico. Decisions, decisions.
 
Inshore trips are perfect for kids and beginners. They usually last four hours, fishing the bay for Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder. Catch them with live bait or try lures for an extra challenge. The inshore bite is slower in winter, but you can catch tasty fish all year round.
 
If good eating is your priority, try bottom fishing for Red Snapper around the reefs. You can catch them year-round in local waters. However, the bite is best during the federal Snapper season in June and July. Nearshore charters are ideal for older kids and anyone who likes delicious fish.
 
Think you’ve got what it takes to fight the fiercest fish in the sea? Head offshore in search of Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, Sailfish, and even Marlin. Offshore charters last anywhere from eight hours to several days. They’re best in summer, but you can find fish all year if you go far enough.
 
Port Aransas holds several fishing tournaments each year. The most important one is the Deep Sea Roundup, held each July. Running since 1932, this is the oldest tournament in the Gulf. Target anything from Redfish and Trout to Sailfish and Tuna in this fun-focused event.

Rules & Regulations

All anglers aged 17 or over need to buy a license to fish in Texas. You also need a Red Drum tag to keep Redfish over 28 inches. Be aware that Red Snapper have a short open season in federal waters, usually starting in early June. You can catch them all year long in Texas state waters, though.

Port Aransas Fishing Seasons

January

January in Port Aransas can be changeable weather-wise, with some warm and sunny days interspersed with cool rainy ones. Redfish and Trout can be sluggish but Sheepshead is always a good option at this time of year.

February

This can be the coolest and rainiest month of the year, but it can still have days in the 60s and 70s. Fish for Trout on the flats, Redfish in the potholes, and Black Drum and Sheepshead around the piers.

March

March is a windy month, but experienced guides can use this to their advantage. Big Trout start to show up in channels and deeper flats, whie Redfish are caught on the flats. Nearshore, Jack Crevalle and Kingfish are in action.

April

Another windy month, April in Port Aransas is the height of spring fishing. Limits of Speckled Trout and Redfish are common. After your fishing trip, take the family to the Texas Sand Fest.

May

Temperatures increase to a steady 80 - 85 degrees by the end of the month and the beaches and waterways get busy. Look out for full bags of Redfish and big Speckled Trout on the flats and in the bay.

June

The federal Red Snapper season opens, making federally-permitted charter boats high in demand. Farther out, things are even better, with Tuna, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi and even Marlin showing up around the oil rigs.

July

July begins with a bang in Port Aransas, as 4th of July celebrations bring the town to life. Don't miss the Deep Sea Roundup if you're feeling competitive. Offshore, Blackfin Tuna is biting around shrimp boats.

August

Limits of Speckled Trout and Redfish are on the cards in the bay, while offshore fishing is on fire. Catches of big Mahi Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Barracuda, Sharks, and Cobia are common.

September

Bull Redfish start to migrate into the bays, making this one of the best months for inshore fishing. And what with reduced crowds and a hot bite offshore as well, you could say this is one of the best times to fish in Port Aransas.

October

The Bull Redfish bite gets better and better around the jetties. Flounder and Trout are on top form, while offshore there is still a chance of Mahi Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, and even Billfish if you travel far enough.

November

Bay fishing is excellent, with large numbers of Redfish, Trout, Black Drum, and Flounder. Flounder can only be caught with hook and line this month. Offshore, people are catching Kingfish, Tuna, and the occasional Wahoo.

December

Poor weather conditions offshore can make bay fishing the most attractive option. Big Black Drum and State water Red Snapper can be caught nearshore. Look for a guide with a shallow boat to catch Redfish on the flats.

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What anglers said about fishing in Port Aransas

I would recommend using Captain Jodie's company. A family business run by serious anglers.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend using Captain Jodie's company. A family business run by serious anglers.
Penn Coastal Fishing Guide Services
Penn Coastal Fishing Guide Services
Watch the weather forecast...one day, 76, the next 50...make sure you pay attention and dress appropriately.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Watch the weather forecast...one day, 76, the next 50...make sure you pay attention and dress appropriately.
Russell & Sons Outdoors – Saltwater
Russell & Sons Outdoors – Saltwater
If you're headed out for bay fishing, CPT James is a fantastic guide, gets you in the fish and is a great guy who keeps you entertained!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you're headed out for bay fishing, CPT James is a fantastic guide, gets you in the fish and is a great guy who keeps you entertained!
James Regini Guide Service
James Regini Guide Service
Go with captain Colby he knows his stuff and he is awesome to be around very friendly
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with captain Colby he knows his stuff and he is awesome to be around very friendly
2k Fishing Addiction
2k Fishing Addiction
Check with local anglers on what's in season! We love redfish so it was a good time for us
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check with local anglers on what's in season! We love redfish so it was a good time for us
When In Rome Guide Service
When In Rome Guide Service
Randy with Red Tag Guides was a perfect fit for our crew celebrating a 13th birthday. He was knowledgeable, passionate, professional, fun and got the boys on the fish for a good quality time!! Highly recommended Red Tag Guide Services for successful fishing in Post A
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Randy with Red Tag Guides was a perfect fit for our crew celebrating a 13th birthday. He was knowledgeable, passionate, professional, fun and got the boys on the fish for a good quality time!! Highly recommended Red Tag Guide Services for successful fishing in Post A
Red Tag Guide Service-Port Aransas
Red Tag Guide Service-Port Aransas
Book with Captain Cory Russell!! Captain Cory helps with understanding to how to land your fish. He does everything to help beginners learn what to expect. All you have to do is fish, he does everything else.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Captain Cory Russell!! Captain Cory helps with understanding to how to land your fish. He does everything to help beginners learn what to expect. All you have to do is fish, he does everything else.
Russell & Sons Outdoors – Saltwater
Russell & Sons Outdoors – Saltwater
Be patient with your Captians, they work endlessly, and tirelessly to put clients on fish and provide them with the best experience possible. Remember, it's called fishing not catching.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be patient with your Captians, they work endlessly, and tirelessly to put clients on fish and provide them with the best experience possible. Remember, it's called fishing not catching.
When In Rome Guide Service
When In Rome Guide Service
We had a great time fishing! Even caught a huge stingray. Great trip for the three of us. Will definitely be booking again.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had a great time fishing! Even caught a huge stingray. Great trip for the three of us. Will definitely be booking again.
Reel Thrillz Coastal Adventures – Nearshore
Reel Thrillz Coastal Adventures – Nearshore
It's a fishing trip. Think of what you would need if you were going out on a boat for hours of FISHING. Your guide's not there to feed you, take you to shore to the restroom. He's there to put you on fish. Boat shoes are a must to keep your feet comfortable. A swimsuit with light, long sleeves, hooded fishing shirt is recommended. It gets hot and humid here.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's a fishing trip. Think of what you would need if you were going out on a boat for hours of FISHING. Your guide's not there to feed you, take you to shore to the restroom. He's there to put you on fish. Boat shoes are a must to keep your feet comfortable. A swimsuit with light, long sleeves, hooded fishing shirt is recommended. It gets hot and humid here.
BP's Aggie Guide Fishing & Hunting
BP's Aggie Guide Fishing & Hunting LaRue, Texas
To be sure you pick Capt Ryan Aguirre to take you!!! You wont be disappointed!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
To be sure you pick Capt Ryan Aguirre to take you!!! You wont be disappointed!!
Capt. Ryan Aguirre's Guide Service
Capt. Ryan Aguirre's Guide Service Seguin, Texas
We would highly recommend it. Everyone was so nice to us newbies. My husband & brother had a great birthday. We had the BEST guide too. Captain Alex was wonderful.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We would highly recommend it. Everyone was so nice to us newbies. My husband & brother had a great birthday. We had the BEST guide too. Captain Alex was wonderful.
Affordable Guide Service
Affordable Guide Service North Zulch, TX
September is a tough month for fishing. Defiantly the dog days of summer but a tough day of fishing still beats working!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
September is a tough month for fishing. Defiantly the dog days of summer but a tough day of fishing still beats working!
Red Tag Guide Service-Port Aransas
Red Tag Guide Service-Port Aransas Montgomery, TX
Depending on time of year, lots of water. However, our captain made up for our deficiency.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Depending on time of year, lots of water. However, our captain made up for our deficiency.
Blue Line Charters
Blue Line Charters Helotes, TX
If you are feeling bored just wait until you start going for red snapper, you'll have all the fish you can handle at the end of the trip
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are feeling bored just wait until you start going for red snapper, you'll have all the fish you can handle at the end of the trip
Gulf Magic Fishing- 40’ Luhrs w/ AC
Gulf Magic Fishing- 40’ Luhrs w/ AC Dallas, Texas
Book a charter and support local fishing guides. Unless your local, this is the best way to get out on fish and not have to worry about cleaning gear or fish. Would highly recommend.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a charter and support local fishing guides. Unless your local, this is the best way to get out on fish and not have to worry about cleaning gear or fish. Would highly recommend.
Blue Rush Charters –Port Aransas 22
Blue Rush Charters –Port Aransas 22 Houston, Texas
Water was extremely blue and easy to see through! So you could actually watch the fish take the bait! So awesome
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Water was extremely blue and easy to see through! So you could actually watch the fish take the bait! So awesome
Reel Thrillz Coastal Adventures – Nearshore
Reel Thrillz Coastal Adventures – Nearshore
These guys were great, half our party were 1st timers. Recommend booking ahead of time they stay busy!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
These guys were great, half our party were 1st timers. Recommend booking ahead of time they stay busy!
Gulf Magic Fishing- 40’ Luhrs w/ AC
Gulf Magic Fishing- 40’ Luhrs w/ AC Abilene, TX
Plan on everything costing twice what you expect and taking twice as long. Get there early and plan on waiting. But its almost always worth it!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plan on everything costing twice what you expect and taking twice as long. Get there early and plan on waiting. But its almost always worth it!
Blue Water Excursions – Deep Sea
Blue Water Excursions – Deep Sea San Antonio, TX
Great fishing, if your going to be there for more than a day rent a golf cart to get around. Restaurants fill up fast and you will be turned away, most close at 9 pm.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great fishing, if your going to be there for more than a day rent a golf cart to get around. Restaurants fill up fast and you will be turned away, most close at 9 pm.
Lancaster Sportfishing
Lancaster Sportfishing

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Port Aransas?

Red Tag Guide Service-Port Aransas
Red Tag Guide Service-Port Aransas
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(107 reviews)
Captain Randy did a excellent job putting us on fish, helping with anything we needed. Very knowledgeable on the area, and very easy to hang out with. Would book with Randy again!
Mike  C.
Mike C.
Jim Adams Guide Service
Jim Adams Guide Service
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(109 reviews)
Everything went great with our day of fishing. The fish were slow to bite but Jim moved around and found us some good action and we got fish in the boat. We caught some nice sheepshead and Speckled trout. Jim provided great conversation and treated us like family.
John  B.
John B.
Affordable Guide Service
Affordable Guide Service
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(89 reviews)
Very knowledgeable. Very friendly. We limited out early and kept on fishing for catch and release. Very respectful of other fishing boats. Absolutely would recommend.
Rick  S.
Rick S.
Red Tag Guide Service-Port Aransas
Red Tag Guide Service-Port Aransas
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(107 reviews)
We came to Port A and unfortunately we had bad weather the day we scheduled with Randy. However, Randy rescheduled us for the following day. What a day it was! We caught our limit of redfish and black drum. We even got an anniversary cookie and card Thank you, Randy for making our anniversary trip-one of the best we have ever had. Jimmy and Denisa Cheers to 31 years! ❤️
Denisa  T.
Denisa T.
Kramer Fishing Charters
Kramer Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(236 reviews)
We have been on numerous guided trips and this guys has his **** together! Very attentive and he put us on fish within the first 45 minutes. Regardless of the fact we limited out we had two people on board who had never fished and within the hour he had them catching. Kenny will be our choice going forward.
Ron  H.
Ron H.
Port Aransas Guide Service
Port Aransas Guide Service
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(217 reviews)
Brian did a great job guiding and teaching us how to catch different kinds of fish. We would definitely call him again for another trip.
Marsha  B.
Marsha B.
James Regini Guide Service
James Regini Guide Service
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Went out of his way to find us fish after a tough morning. Hard working guide who really wants the customer to walk away unhappy is all I can think of. Will definitely be booking again
Drew  M.
Drew M.
Affordable Guide Service
Affordable Guide Service
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(89 reviews)
Alex knew SO many places to go along the TX coast to find redfish/drum and trout. He has apparently done this for almost 20 years. His equipment was top notch. He was courteous to drive the boat in a way that made the passengers comfortable. AND he was relatively AFFORDABLE! $550 for a half day!
Michael  M.
Michael M.
Seidel Guide Service
Seidel Guide Service
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(203 reviews)
Randy was very cordial and we had a great trip. Lots of action and we got our limits. Highly recommend him. Will definitely try him again.
Terry  C.
Terry C.
Affordable Guide Service
Affordable Guide Service
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(89 reviews)
He was great I am still newer at fishing and he helped me a lot I scheduled a trip for my husband as a Christmas gift weather was against us but that’s ok we still caught are limit in reds thank you so much for showing us a good time we will definitely be back
Sandra  E.
Sandra E.
Kramer Fishing Charters
Kramer Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(236 reviews)
This year for Christmas I decided to buy my husband a bay fishing trip with Kramer Fishing. It was an amazing decision, we had so much fun and caught a bunch fish! Kenny was super friendly and knowledgeable and made the day so much fun! I highly recommend booking a fishing trip with him!
Amy  H.
Amy H.
Red Tag Guide Service-Port Aransas
Red Tag Guide Service-Port Aransas
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(107 reviews)
Randy tried getting us bit at 5-6 spots prior to finding biting fish. He ultimately found fish, put us on them and we proceeded to catch our limit. Had a blast. You should too.
Pat  M.
Pat M.
Red Tag Guide Service-Port Aransas
Red Tag Guide Service-Port Aransas
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(107 reviews)
Captain Randy was just perfect. He was punctual and supportive of the needs of our entire party. He knew exactly how to adapt to the desires of our group and located the exact fish we were looking for that day. The boat is great and very comfortable.
RANDALL  A.
RANDALL A.
Red Tag Guide Service-Port Aransas
Red Tag Guide Service-Port Aransas
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(107 reviews)
Very enjoyable!! Caught about 50 fish. He did a great job moving around to stay on the fish. Right there to bait the hook and help bring the fish in. Has a very nice new boat. It was comfortable, clean and plenty of room.
Tim  D.
Tim D.
Blue Line Charters
Blue Line Charters
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(70 reviews)
Did a 3/4 day bay trip and had a great time. Captain Mac was funny and friendly and put us on a lot of fish. His dog boomer was a sweetheart and a real joy to hang out with. Would highly recommend Blue Line Charters and will be booking him again next time.
Hector  L.
Hector L.
Bowed Up Fishing Charter
Bowed Up Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Jason is a solid dude, very fun to hang out with and very knowledgeable. Came prepared and had impressive gear. We’re gonna book him again late summer, highly recommend!
Hector  L.
Hector L.
Seidel Guide Service
Seidel Guide Service
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(203 reviews)
My sons, my grandson and I had an awesome time on our fishing trip.. Highly recommend
Arthur  M.
Arthur M.
Penn Coastal Fishing Guide Services
Penn Coastal Fishing Guide Services
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Captain Jodie is a pro, knows where the fish are, and knows how to catch them. Best inshore guide experience that we've ever had. Highly recommended.
Alan  H.
Alan H.
Kramer Fishing Charters
Kramer Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(236 reviews)
Captain Kramer put us on the fish early and was awesome with 3 teenage boys on the boat. He was working so hard and moving so fast, we ran out of space in the cooler! Best experience we've had on a fishing boat! Wouldn't want anyone else taking us out!
Nick  F.
Nick F.
Kramer Fishing Charters
Kramer Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(236 reviews)
Wonderful trip. My wife and I limited on redfish and trout. Along with a few keeper drum and sheepshead. Even had some pompano in there. Add that to the many many that were just short and I could barely move my arm at the end from reeling in so much. Captain Kenny was also a great guy who worked his butt off keeping lines in the water and taking fish off. Was also someone you can have a great conversation with while fishing. Would definitely recommend and will also go with again
Richard  S.
Richard S.

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