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Copano Bay: 77 fishing charters available
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4.8 / 5
(61 reviews)
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(49 reviews)
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5.0 / 5
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4.9 / 5
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4.9 / 5
(41 reviews)
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(131 reviews)
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(66 reviews)
Rockport
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Copano Bay

According to customer reviews, Bar W Outfitters, Captain John Wood, and Coastal Guide Service are some of the most popular fishing charters in Copano Bay. Full list of top fishing charters in Copano Bay.

The average price for a private 4 hour Copano Bay fishing trip is $577, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $682 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Bar W Outfitters, Captain John Wood, and Coastal Guide Service all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Copano Bay.

The most popular fish species you can target are Redfish, Black Drum, and Speckled Trout. Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Drift Fishing, and Spinning. Inshore fishing, flats fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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.
Copano Bay
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 26558 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
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.
February
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.
March
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.
April
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.
May
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.
June
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.
July
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!
August
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.
September
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. 
October
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. 
November
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.
December
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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It's called Fishing, not Catching....go out and have fun and if your head is in that space you will have a great trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's called Fishing, not Catching....go out and have fun and if your head is in that space you will have a great trip.
Jesse  R.
Jesse R.
The weather is not too hot yet. Try to avoid the tournaments. Our guide knew where one was and asked us to meet him at a different location to avoid the crowds.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
The weather is not too hot yet. Try to avoid the tournaments. Our guide knew where one was and asked us to meet him at a different location to avoid the crowds.
Andrew  D.
Andrew D. Fort Worth, TX
Get someone that know the waters like Capt. Matthew Valdez does..he knew where to position his boat..and all we had to do is cast out and we were on fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get someone that know the waters like Capt. Matthew Valdez does..he knew where to position his boat..and all we had to do is cast out and we were on fish
Richard  F.
Richard F. San Antonio, Texas
Be prepared for south TX weather! It could be freezing with the wind on the boat one minute and the next you're burning up.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for south TX weather! It could be freezing with the wind on the boat one minute and the next you're burning up.
Sandy  B.
Sandy B. Houston, Texas
I am not knowledgeable enough to offer any meaningful advice. But I suppose everybody knows that it is just too hot to fish during the middle of the day in August. A morning or late afternoon trip would be more pleasant.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I am not knowledgeable enough to offer any meaningful advice. But I suppose everybody knows that it is just too hot to fish during the middle of the day in August. A morning or late afternoon trip would be more pleasant.
Jieming  C.
Jieming C. CORP CHRISTI, TX
You have to have a guide for much of a chance to catch fish. Difficult and limited fishing only from shore.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You have to have a guide for much of a chance to catch fish. Difficult and limited fishing only from shore.
Thomas  L.
Thomas L. Midland, TX
There is a LOT of quality water in the area. I particularly like wade-fishing the flats, and there are literally thousands of acres available. We had perfect weather. Not crazy hot, beautiful water temperature, and lots of fishing opportunity. Highly recommended.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
There is a LOT of quality water in the area. I particularly like wade-fishing the flats, and there are literally thousands of acres available. We had perfect weather. Not crazy hot, beautiful water temperature, and lots of fishing opportunity. Highly recommended.
CHRISTIAN  B.
CHRISTIAN B. Bayville, NY
I would recommend Aransas Pass because it is away from the tourist crowd of Port Aransas. We stayed in PA but vying for a fishing trip there was crazy. Easy access to the harbor in Aransas Pass.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend Aransas Pass because it is away from the tourist crowd of Port Aransas. We stayed in PA but vying for a fishing trip there was crazy. Easy access to the harbor in Aransas Pass.
Robert  S.
Robert S. Cumby, TX
We came home with lots of fish and had an amazing time with Captain Jared/First Light. He made fishing in Rockport fun and exciting!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We came home with lots of fish and had an amazing time with Captain Jared/First Light. He made fishing in Rockport fun and exciting!
Tina  B.
Tina B. San Antonio, TX
Wear sunscreen, even if it's cloudy! A guide will increase your chances of catching fish exponentially.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wear sunscreen, even if it's cloudy! A guide will increase your chances of catching fish exponentially.
James  T.
James T. Portland, TX
Jon is a great guide! He is personable & made sure we enjoyed ourselves.The equipment was clean & well maintained. It was a memory of a lifetime.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Jon is a great guide! He is personable & made sure we enjoyed ourselves.The equipment was clean & well maintained. It was a memory of a lifetime.
Jan  R.
Jan R. Newport, Washington
Talk to the locals and or book with Capt Bell if you're looking for Reds and trout.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Talk to the locals and or book with Capt Bell if you're looking for Reds and trout.
David  B.
David B. Houston, TX
Fish with a guide the first time or two in the area. Lots of different places to fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish with a guide the first time or two in the area. Lots of different places to fish.
John  C.
John C. Spicewood, TX
Wear the appropriate gear for fishing. Good sunglasses, hat, and cover up from the sun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wear the appropriate gear for fishing. Good sunglasses, hat, and cover up from the sun.
Paul  V.
Paul V. Austin, TX
We caught tons of small redfish and a couple of great sized ones, but I’d wait until June/July for the trout!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We caught tons of small redfish and a couple of great sized ones, but I’d wait until June/July for the trout!
Chad  H.
Chad H. Cedar Park, TX
Bring sun screen, hats, and comfortable shoes. The water may be calm one spot and rough in the next.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring sun screen, hats, and comfortable shoes. The water may be calm one spot and rough in the next.
Joseph  G.
Joseph G. San Antonio, TX
BE SURE TO UNDERSTAND THE TYPE OF FISHING YOU WILL BE OFFERED. SOME GUIDES ONLY OFFER FISHING WITH LIVE BAIT WHILE OTHERS PREFER TO FISH WITH ARTIFICALS. BRING YOUR WATER AND SNACKS NOT YOUR BEER TO THE BOAT. CATCHING FISH IS THE OBJECTIVE OF THE TRIP BUT SOME TIMES THE FISH JUST DON;T CO-OPERATE. NOT THE GUIDES FAULT. ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS TIP YOUR GUIDE.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
BE SURE TO UNDERSTAND THE TYPE OF FISHING YOU WILL BE OFFERED. SOME GUIDES ONLY OFFER FISHING WITH LIVE BAIT WHILE OTHERS PREFER TO FISH WITH ARTIFICALS. BRING YOUR WATER AND SNACKS NOT YOUR BEER TO THE BOAT. CATCHING FISH IS THE OBJECTIVE OF THE TRIP BUT SOME TIMES THE FISH JUST DON;T CO-OPERATE. NOT THE GUIDES FAULT. ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS TIP YOUR GUIDE.
Stan  C.
Stan C. Ashland, MS
Expect a great trip with Captain Larry Bell, he will give you a great day on the water filled with quality keeper size redfish and trout. Plan on wearing clothes that you feel comfortable wadefishing in. Remember to shuffle your feet. Never had any problems with stingrays but always better to be safe. Bring lots of sunscreen and polarized glasses to be able to see top water baits used on the flats without hurting your eyes.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Expect a great trip with Captain Larry Bell, he will give you a great day on the water filled with quality keeper size redfish and trout. Plan on wearing clothes that you feel comfortable wadefishing in. Remember to shuffle your feet. Never had any problems with stingrays but always better to be safe. Bring lots of sunscreen and polarized glasses to be able to see top water baits used on the flats without hurting your eyes.
Jake  E.
Jake E. Plano, TX
book with Capt Tony if you want a good day fishing and knowledge of the bay area.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
book with Capt Tony if you want a good day fishing and knowledge of the bay area.
Richard  C.  J.
Richard C. J. Prospect, KY
Little warm outside the fish didn't seem to wanna bite at the time we went.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Little warm outside the fish didn't seem to wanna bite at the time we went.
Michael  B.
Michael B. Corpus Christi, Texas

Sunrise Guide Services
Sunrise Guide Services
Fishing charter in Aransas Pass
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Had some fun fishing. Captain was very good with making sure we tried different spots and didn’t give up. Very nice and knowledgeable. Will book with him again.
Cesar  G.
Cesar G. Bastrop, TX
TNT Guide Service
TNT Guide Service
Fishing charter in Rockport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(66 reviews)
Fantastic time, captain Travis put us on the fish and made this trip very enjoyable.
Glen  L.
Glen L. Bridge City, TX
Rocking K Guide Services
Rocking K Guide Services
Fishing charter in Rockport
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(2 reviews)
For our half day fishing trip, we showed up at Paradise Key Harbor early. Captain L.L. had the boat gassed up and the equipment ready to go. We spent the morning going after trout and redfish and ending up fishing several locations in the bay. We had a good morning chasing the bite and ended up pulling a redfish keeper in the boat. We would go back for another trip with Captain L.L.
Gary  H.
Gary H. Austin, TX
Jellybean Guide Service
Jellybean Guide Service
Fishing charter in Rockport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(161 reviews)
Got us on the fish right away. Caught lots of sea trout. Did not know what to expect but it turned out to be a great first trip in the Gulf for us.
James  S.
James S. Lubbock, TX
Coastal Texas Fishing Charters
Coastal Texas Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Aransas Pass
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Great time with a great captain. I suggest this charter if you love fishing. Captain Lee is a down to earth fisherman and outstanding boat captain. If you’re inexperienced or new to fishing I highly recommend!
Daniel  E.
Daniel E. Knoxville, TN
Tails Up Guide Service – Rockport
Tails Up Guide Service – Rockport
Fishing charter in Rockport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
Capt. James patiently and professionally helped this family of 4 adult beginners and a toddler have a great time fishing. Appreciate he safely got us out of choppy water to a calm area where the fish were only too happy to land on our lines.
Carissa  P.
Carissa P. Dallas, TX
Matt's Fishing Adventures
Matt's Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Rockport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
We met Matt at 6am as planned. There were 6 of us; me, my husband, our 4 kids (7,9,11,14). We caught a few gafftop, a few small trout and a crab. The fishing was slow…Mother Nature, what are you going to do! Matt busted butt hitting different areas but fish just weren’t biting for us or any other fishermen we saw. Matt hustled baiting our hooks and casting our lines all morning!! He was great! Next time we come to Rockport to fish, we will be calling Matt!!!!
Emily  S.
Emily S. Austin, TX
30milesOut Fishing Charters
30milesOut Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Rockport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
My wife and I just finished a half day with Ty. We had not ever done any top water fishing before, but Ty was an excellent teacher. He was incredible. We were catching fish in no time. I would highly recommend.
James  L.
James L. San Antonio, TX
Coastal Rod Bender
Coastal Rod Bender
Fishing charter in Aransas Pass
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(131 reviews)
Our guide was very knowledgable and I was completely comfortable in knowing he was going to do the very best he could to make sure we had a great time, in addition to catching something. My husband and I ended up maxing out trout limit! Fantastic time and we learned alot to boot. We definately are looking forward to fishing with him again😀
Donald  M.
Donald M. Canyon Lake, TX
Rocking K Guide Services
Rocking K Guide Services
Fishing charter in Rockport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Had a great trip! L.L went above and beyond and didn’t quit until he got me my limit. He was one of the few guides I have who actually showed up with live bait not frozen as they had advertised. He was professional, knowledgeable, and would recommend him anytime! Will def be using him again.
Jeffrey  O.
Jeffrey O. Austin, TX
Captain John Wood
Captain John Wood
Fishing charter in Rockport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(91 reviews)
John worked hard all day to keep us on fish!! Great hosting, guideing and conversations!!!
Bob  T.
Bob T. San Antonio, TX
Coastal Rod Bender
Coastal Rod Bender
Fishing charter in Aransas Pass
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(131 reviews)
Enjoyed taking my adult son with Down Syndrome fishing on the bay. Captain Russ was patient and kind. He helped my son know what to do. Russ found the right spot and we had a GREAT morning CATCHING fish.
Andrew  D.
Andrew D. Fort Worth, TX
The
The "Fish" Guide Service
Fishing charter in Aransas Pass
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
We booked two full days of fishing. Had a fabulous time!Cant wait to go again!
Chris And Julie  Bridges
Chris And Julie Bridges Meadowlakes, TX
TNT Guide Service
TNT Guide Service
Fishing charter in Rockport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(66 reviews)
Travis guided us for a quick 4 hour trip (including cleaning of fish) for my son & 2 friends (all 15 yrs old) and I. All first timers - We all had a blast. Reeled in 29 fish - reds, drums, trout and catfish. Left with smiles and fish for all the families to cook - great day trip from Austin. Thanks again Travis!
Jeff  G.
Jeff G. Austin, TX
Coastal Rod Bender
Coastal Rod Bender
Fishing charter in Aransas Pass
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(131 reviews)
Rest assured with Russ. Beginners to seasoned fishermen accommodated. Trustworthy and fair. Great guide and super friendly. Rell
Rell  R.
Rell R. Austin, TX
Coastal Texas Fishing Charters
Coastal Texas Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Aransas Pass
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Captain David Lee made an immediate impact on us from the start, new a lot of great spots and had a lot of advice when we asked questions. Although it was murky water and very windy we managed to catch 12 fish, although there were a lot of boats who brought in nothing and didn't get bites. will now be a customer to his services anytime we come to port a. if you're looking to catch fish, have great conversations, and be educated on fishing, look no further.
Trenton  M.
Trenton M. Grape Creek, TX
Captain John Wood
Captain John Wood
Fishing charter in Rockport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(91 reviews)
My son and I really enjoyed our day with Captain John. He was a pleasure to be with and put us on some good fish. We will be back!
John  W.
John W. Powdersville, SC
The
The "Fish" Guide Service II
Fishing charter in Aransas Pass
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
The water and weather conditions were the best I've ever seen. The water was so clear you could see redfish all around us - but they wouldn't bite at first. Capt Levi kept us on fish all day and we had a great time. Suddenly we hit a hot spot and caught our limit in a flash, less than 1 hour. I would definitely fish with Capt Levi again! Great experience, excellent knowledge, boat and equipment.
Clark  R.
Clark R. Bulverde, TX
James Regini Guide Service
James Regini Guide Service
Fishing charter in Rockport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
We wanted to fish for redfish, trout, or whatever was biting. Unfortunately not much was biting but guides have no control over that, and in spite of the slow bite Capt Regini put us in position to catch a couple of keeper redfish and a really nice flounder. We also caught a some undersized reds and a few of those bait stealing catfish. Boat, fishing rods, and bait were all top quality. We look forward to fishing with him again later in the summer when the weather settles down.
Jerry  B.
Jerry B. Dripping Springs, TX
Lil Joe’s Guide Service – Rockport
Lil Joe’s Guide Service – Rockport
Fishing charter in Rockport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
Great morning on the water …fishing was slow but we still found some very nice ones ! Had a great time
Neil  W.
Neil W. Spring, TX