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Fishing in Copano Bay

Texas’ coastal bend is famed all over the world for its incredible inshore angling opportunities, and fishing in Copano Bay will amaze you. Often overshadowed by its larger neighbor (Aransas Bay), Copano Bay offers fishing that’s just as exciting. Explore these protected, secluded waters, and get your hands on some monster fish. 
 
If the waters may seem calm, the fishing is anything but. You can find tough-fighting and delicious fish alike all year round when fishing in Copano Bay. Test your skills and strength against Redfish and Black Drum, or fill the boat with Flounder, Speckled Trout, and Sheepshead. You’ll head home with plenty of fish to fill the freezer.
 
Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, there’s something for you in Copano Bay. Professional fishing guides will take you out for anywhere between four and eight hours, with the option of going night fishing for Flounder, too. Take advantage of species-specific trips, along with winter discounts, and get exactly what you want out of your angling adventure. 
 
With excellent weather year-round, there’s no reason to miss out on Copano Bay’s fishing opportunities. Hop aboard a charter in Rockport, Fulton, or even Port Aransas, and discover some of the nation’s best inshore fishing. 

Rules & Regulations

Before coming aboard your Copano Bay fishing charter, you’ll need to get yourself a TX saltwater fishing license. Once you’ve got that, you’re ready to take advantage of the Lone Star State’s liberal bag limits, as you try to fill the boat.
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Copano Bay Fishing Seasons

Start the year in style with a thrilling fishing trip to the shallow waters of Copano Bay. Take advantage of the quiet season, and get your hands on as many Sheepshead as you want to fill the freezer.
With just a few fish biting, it’s pretty quiet on the bay come February. While some captains are putting the finishing touches to renovating their boats, there should still be a few to take you in search of some meat.
The annual Fulton Oysterfest showcases the bay’s delicious shellfish for all to see, but don’t miss out on the chance to go fishing. Redfish show up in their droves to give you the battle you’ve waited for.
If you’re looking for an exhilarating fishing adventure and some delicious fish to take home with you, then April is the time to come aboard. Target Redfish and Sheepshead and get the best of both worlds.
As the warm weather kicks in, the fishing season hits its stride too. Get your fish on in Copano Bay in May, and you can wash down that delicious catch with a glass of something at Rockport’s Wine Festival.
Some of Texas’ most famed marine life make their way to the bay as summer gets underway on the Coastal Bend. Come fishing for Speckled Trout and head home with a true taste of the Lone Star State.
Is there any better way to spend a summer’s day than with the sea breeze in your hair, as you indulge in some thrilling sportfishing? Make the most of the warm weather and get your fish on in Copano Bay!
With school out, now’s the perfect time to bring the little ones along to the bay to take up a new, healthy hobby. Come fishing for the famed Speckled Trout, and teach the kids a thing or two about cooking as well.
It still feels like summer with the warm weather a constant feature in Copano Bay. If anything, the fishing is heating up too, with the return of exciting and delicious Redfish to these productive waters. 
The Rockport-Fulton Seafair attracts visitors from all over the state and beyond in October. Combine your visit with a trip to sea, and see why this corner of Texas is revered for its incredible fishing. 
If you’ve ever been near the water in Texas, you’ll know that Flounder gigging is a way of life. Come to Copano Bay in November and see this exciting technique in action to land plenty of delicious meat.
As the year draws to a close, there’s no need to look back wistfully on the fishing gone by. There’s still plenty of fish to catch, so head out one last time and target Flounder, Sheepshead, and more. 

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Top Targeted Species in Copano Bay

Redfish

Redfish

Black Drum

Black Drum

Flounder

Flounder

Speckled Trout

Speckled Trout

Sheepshead

Sheepshead

Jack Crevalle

Jack Crevalle

Cobia

Cobia

King Mackerel (Kingfish)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)