Port O'Connor

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Port O'Connor Fishing Charters

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Perched right between the iconic Matagorda Bay and the stunning Espiritu Santo Bay, you’ll find a quaint fishing village with a long history of resilience. Heading out with a Port O’Connor fishing guide is a great way to immerse yourself in the beauty and culture of this waterfront community. Four hurricanes leveled the town of Port O’Connor in the past century, but the Texas can-do attitude is stronger.

With such an abundance of water and natural resources, it’s no wonder that Port O’Connor boasts some of the most varied wildlife in the area. The inshore waters are rich, so you’ll find Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, and Black Drum wherever you turn. A half day trip is a great introduction to the inshore fishery, while a Flounder gigging trip gives a real taste of Texas fishing.

The Gulf of Mexico is a short boat ride away as well, so if you’re looking for some deep sea action, you won’t have to look far. Snapper, Grouper, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Wahoo, Billfish – they’re all in the cards. Just make sure you dedicate enough time to cover these fishing grounds. A full day or more is probably the best idea if an offshore adventure sounds appealing.

When it comes to finding the best guide, you’ll have no issues in Port O’Connor. Fishing is a way of life here, so you’ll see fishing charters lined up at the docks. Just head on down to the water, take your pick, and sail out!

Rules & Regulations

Since fishing guides in Port O’Connor usually don’t provide you with a fishing license, you should buy one before your trip. If you want to keep Bull Reds, make sure you have a Redfish tag as well.

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January

The start of the year is as solid as it gets in these parts. Whether it’s Specks, Redfish, or Black Drum, you can get a lot of work done with a skilled guide.

February

February is usually reserved for Speckled Trout fishing. They’ll be big, numerous, and generally unfazed by the windy conditions on the water.

March

As the temperatures slowly start to rise, we welcome spring fishing in Port O’Connor with open arms. Specks and Sheepshead are the flavors of the day, with some Jacks thrown into the mix as well.

April

The weather in April can be unpredictable, but that shouldn’t interfere with fishing too much. Redfish and Speckled Trout remain the main targets for inshore anglers.

May

This time of year usually means viable offshore fishing. Amberjack will be all over the deep waters, along with Kingfish and increasing numbers of Mahi Mahi.

June

June tends to mark the start of the federal Red Snapper season, meaning everybody will be trying to land as many of the bottom feeders as they possibly can!

July

It’s a great time to be fishing pretty much anywhere! Whether it’s inshore for Redfish or nearshore and offshore for Snapper, Kingfish, and Mahi Mahi, your work’s cut out for you.

August

It’s hot outside, but there’s also plenty of fish to catch. Mahi Mahi and Kingfish rule the offshore, while Specks reign in more shallow waters.

September

September is a great time to try your hand at Tuna fishing. Blackfins and Yellowfins will keep you very busy if you play your cards right.

October

The Redfish bite is so hot this time of year that the local jokingly call it “Red October.” Join the hunt in the inshore waters and hook some Bull Reds.

November

If going after Blue Marlin in the deep blue sounds like something up your alley, go for it! Alternatively, it’s a great time for some Flounder gigging.

December

Winter has set in and the inshore waters are very clear, making it a perfect time to do some sight casting inshore. A special treat for the fly anglers out there!

Port O'Connor Fishing Calendar

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8 Hr Day Trip w/ Captain Robert
Autumn B. fished with Texas Fins and Feathers on September 25, 2020
We caught a large amount of mangro snapper and used live shrimp amongst other forms of bait. The shrimp was one of the easiest for the kids to bait themselves
June fishing trip
Frank L. fished with Ruffling Feathers Guide Service on June 13, 2020
Outstanding area with lots of little places to slay fish
Awesome Trip !~Awesome Captain
Cylinda Y. fished with Fishing Tails Guide Service on June 22, 2019
Be prepared for an awesome and exciting experienced with this company. The captain is very friendly, fun to fish with. We really enjoyed his excellent of service.
Full day trip bay fishing, wade fishing and shark fishing
Obie O. fished with Ruffling Feathers Guide Service on June 16, 2019
Try to time your trip around good weather. When the conditions are right, it can be great.
Allen
Victor K. fished with Captain Jon Mahan Hunting & Fishing on June 15, 2019
Overall fishing in Port O'Connor is very successful. But please be careful if you bring your own boat, the topo maps on most GPSS are off. The last hurricane really change the area.
Windy day but great morning with Captain Freddie
Greg C. fished with Custom Rod Charters on May 26, 2019
Enjoy the day and research your guides, the bay is shallow.
Great experience with Capt. Brandon
Corbin M. fished with Ruffling Feathers Guide Service on November 17, 2018
Be prepared for inclement weather (we had perfect weather but it's inconsistent) and dress appropriately.
Half Day trip with Captain Mike
Jon P. fished with Laguna Rod and Gun on August 11, 2018
We didn't limit out but caught some fish, conditions were good- nice weather, but fishing was lazy- mainly had to use artificial vs live bait. The shrimp were a bit soft and hard to keep on the hook.

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