San Antonio Bay

182 Fishing Charters

San Antonio Bay Fishing Charters

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San Antonio Bay: 182 fishing charters available

MillerTime Fishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(19 reviews)
Port Aransas
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Captain John Wood

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(47 reviews)
Rockport
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Jody Starr Outfitting

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
Rockport
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Lil Joe’s Guide Service – Port Aransas

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(160 reviews)
Port Aransas
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trips from $500

The "Fish" Guide Service II

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(73 reviews)
Aransas Pass
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trips from $450

CFT Guide Service

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(36 reviews)
Aransas Pass
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Seidel Guide Service

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(163 reviews)
Port Aransas
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trips from $500

Barefoot Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(33 reviews)
Aransas Pass
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trips from $450

Fillabite Guide Service

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(153 reviews)
Port Aransas
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trips from $500

First Light Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(81 reviews)
Rockport
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FAQs about Fishing Charters in San Antonio Bay

The average price for a private 4 hour San Antonio Bay fishing trip is $570, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $973 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, MillerTime Fishing, Captain John Wood, and Jody Starr Outfitting are some of the most popular fishing charters in San Antonio Bay. Full list of top fishing charters in San Antonio Bay.

MillerTime Fishing, Captain John Wood, and Jody Starr Outfitting all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in San Antonio Bay.

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, flats fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Switch the more often visited Matagorda and Aransas Bays for a San Antonio Bay fishing adventure! It’s a great opportunity to escape the crowds and enjoy a nice day in nature. With the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge on one side and Matagorda Island forming a barrier with the Gulf of Mexico on the other, San Antonio Bay is in a unique position to provide you with a whole host of fishing possibilities.

As one of the seven big bays on the Texas Gulf Coast, San Antonio Bay is a rich fishery. There’s a variety of fish species that call these waters their home, and you’re sure to have a lot of fun going after them. Go after the “Big Three” – Speckled Trout, Redfish, and Flounder – or just relax and see what ends up on your line. Jack Crevalle, Black Drum, Sheepshead, and Mangrove Snapper are all in the cards as well.

When it comes to planning your fishing expedition in San Antonio Bay, you can choose from a number of different trips on offer. Looking for a nice family outing with the kids? Consider booking a half day trip as an introduction to fishing in the area. If you’re a more ambitious angler, you’ll need a full day to really maximize your chances of filling your bags.

If you’re looking for a fishing charter to take you out and an experienced captain to put you on fish, you’ll have no issues here. You’ll find charters everywhere from Matagorda to Aransas Bay, so just head on down and take your pick!

Rules & Regulations

When fishing in San Antonio Bay, you’ll need to follow Texas state regulations. This means everyone age 17 and above needs to buy a fishing license, regardless of whether they’re fishing on a charter or on their own.

San Antonio Bay
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 24785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

This is a great time to go after Sheepshead, but Speckled Trout and Redfish are still biting. As temperatures get low, other species tend to quiet down.

February

If you’re looking for a winter fishing adventure in San Antonio Bay, prepare for a fight. Sheepshead are biting, along with Redfish and Speckled Trout.

March

With spring slowly coming to the bay, March is a great time to head out in search of big Redfish and Speckled Trout. The Flounder bite is good too.

April

In April, the best species to go after are Black Drum. Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, and Flounder are also biting hot.

May

This is when you’ll get the chance to go after prized Tarpon. Spanish Mackerel is still biting as well, along with Redfish and Trout.

June

With summer on the doorstep, you’ll find the fishing tends to heat up! Go after the Texas Trio – catch the biggest Redfish, Flounder, and Trout.

July

The fishing season is in full swing, and San Antonio Bay is brimming with fish. Flounder, Redfish, Trout, and Black Drum are all in the cards.

August

August is the warmest month in the bay, and it’s an excellent time to go after species like Tarpon, Redfish, and Speckled Trout.

September

With the coming of fall, you’ll have a great time on the water. You’ll be able to reel in fish like Redfish and Tarpon, but also Speckled Trout and Flounder.

October

If Flounder is what you’re after, there’s no better time to do it than October! Go Flounder gigging and experience a true Texan adventure.

November

This is when the temperatures start to drop, but the fishing is still hot. Go after prized Flounder, Trout, and Redfish, and get that Texas Trio!

December

The holiday season is upon us! Use this time to go on a Christmas fishing adventure in San Antonio Bay. The water is perfect to target some Sheepshead.

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Book a charter and talk to your Captain about local establishments, restaurants and public fishing spots. Our Captain (Captain Reyes with Lucky 7 Guide Services) was very helpful and knowledgeable. We are glad we booked our trip shortly after our arrival in Palacios.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a charter and talk to your Captain about local establishments, restaurants and public fishing spots. Our Captain (Captain Reyes with Lucky 7 Guide Services) was very helpful and knowledgeable. We are glad we booked our trip shortly after our arrival in Palacios.
Jeremy  B.
Jeremy B. Raytown, MO
Go fishing with Keith Gregory’s Guide Service and you will have a great time because he knows some great spots to fish and you will have every opportunity to catch the Red fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go fishing with Keith Gregory’s Guide Service and you will have a great time because he knows some great spots to fish and you will have every opportunity to catch the Red fish.
ISAAC  S.  J.
ISAAC S. J. Colorado Springs, CO
I would absolutely recommend angler fishing for the first time in Aransas Pass! It was my first time and I’m already planning another trip back in July. I’m from Florida originally and I felt like I was at home. Great place to go angler fishing for the first time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would absolutely recommend angler fishing for the first time in Aransas Pass! It was my first time and I’m already planning another trip back in July. I’m from Florida originally and I felt like I was at home. Great place to go angler fishing for the first time.
Danielle  C.
Danielle C. San Antonio, Texas
March weather can be a bit on the crazy side in Texas be prepared for the conditions and be ready for some action
Excellent
5.0 / 5
March weather can be a bit on the crazy side in Texas be prepared for the conditions and be ready for some action
Mike  Y.
Mike Y. Creedmoor, 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
Select a guide to show you around and take you to the good fishing grounds. Lots of memories will be made when you or your loved ones hook up with a bid red. Enjoy!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Select a guide to show you around and take you to the good fishing grounds. Lots of memories will be made when you or your loved ones hook up with a bid red. Enjoy!
PHILIP  H.
PHILIP H. Waco, TX
Just be patient that the captain being guide enjoy the nature of the beauty the fresh salt water air and the banter amongst your boat in the other fisherman which is very friendly.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just be patient that the captain being guide enjoy the nature of the beauty the fresh salt water air and the banter amongst your boat in the other fisherman which is very friendly.
Tracie  F.
Tracie F. United States
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
Book with Captain Chappy. He is a great guy and guide. He will definitely put you on the fish. We will definitely book with him again.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Captain Chappy. He is a great guy and guide. He will definitely put you on the fish. We will definitely book with him again.
Nathan  G.
Nathan G. College Station, TX
It's the first time I have fished Matagorda in June, so I have no basis for comparison. This was a fun outing, even though the bite was tough. FWIW, I would do it again tomorrow with this guide. Very fun time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's the first time I have fished Matagorda in June, so I have no basis for comparison. This was a fun outing, even though the bite was tough. FWIW, I would do it again tomorrow with this guide. Very fun time.
MARK  A.
MARK A. Austin, TX
Don't be afraid to bring your own rods and tackle. Try both artificials and live bait. Ask lots of questions, what are the best redfish spots, what are the best lures to use for each type of fish. What is your favorite time to fish, etc.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't be afraid to bring your own rods and tackle. Try both artificials and live bait. Ask lots of questions, what are the best redfish spots, what are the best lures to use for each type of fish. What is your favorite time to fish, etc.
Terry  C.
Terry C. Fate, TX
Targeting Vermillion Snapper was great this time of year. 4-5 foot swells can be tough to deal with for not regularly seafaring patrons but managing expectations can still bring a Great experience!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Targeting Vermillion Snapper was great this time of year. 4-5 foot swells can be tough to deal with for not regularly seafaring patrons but managing expectations can still bring a Great experience!
Jeffrey  A.
Jeffrey A. Corpus Christi, TX
Port A, is probably one of the best fishing destinations in Texas. Just make sure you have a boat and the live bait. :)
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Port A, is probably one of the best fishing destinations in Texas. Just make sure you have a boat and the live bait. :)
Max  E.
Max E. San Antonio, 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
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
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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
Autumn  B.
Autumn B. Woodway, TX
Very beautiful seashore and landscape variety and diversity of fish and aquatic scenery well worth the journey to Rockport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Very beautiful seashore and landscape variety and diversity of fish and aquatic scenery well worth the journey to Rockport
Jack  F.
Jack F.
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
The facilities and bay are nice. The Reds were a little better target than trout at this point.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
The facilities and bay are nice. The Reds were a little better target than trout at this point.
Jonathan  M.
Jonathan M. Houston, Texas
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

Salty Peters Guide Service
Salty Peters Guide Service
Fishing charter in Port O'Connor
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
Captain Jon was very helpful and great with people all ages young and old he is very intelligent of the waters around port o Connor
Stanley  C.
Stanley C. Shiner, TX
Port Aransas Guide Service
Port Aransas Guide Service
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(137 reviews)
Great experience and worth every penny! Captain Brian was friendly and informative. He took us to several different fishing locations. My son is 15yrs old and loves to fish - he has been talking about it nonstop since we got back. We will definitely be doing again!
Jeffrey  S.
Jeffrey S. United States
Blue Line Charters
Blue Line Charters
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Great trip. Captain Mac, Joey and the boat were excellent. We didn’t catch a lot of fish but we did catch some really good quality fish. Great trip, I’d do it again.
Johnny  S.  J.
Johnny S. J. Junction, TX
2k Fishing Addiction
2k Fishing Addiction
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(34 reviews)
Went well. Captain had a small issue with a new motor in his boat. Got it sorted out pretty quick and then got us on the fish. Not a lot of action in June, but we enjoyed the experience. Thanks to Colby’s knowledge of the fish and the good spots in the area, we were able to catch enough for our dinner. 😁
Ian  B.
Ian B. Port Aransas, Texas
Open Ocean Sportfishing
Open Ocean Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(4 reviews)
Water was rough going out made worse with the boat being a little small. Otherwise it was a good trip. Equipment and crew will go the extra mile to help you get the fish. Out first mate (tyler) really did a excellent job of making sure we all had fun especially my 15 Yr old son.
Melvin  C.
Melvin C. Afton, OK
Port Aransas Offshore Adventures
Port Aransas Offshore Adventures
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
Very good
4.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
What a fantastic experience we had with Captain Zach and his first mate Willis! Both first rate fisherman and worth every penny we spent on their knowledge, experience, and most importantly their understanding. Trolled on the way out for big guys like barracuda and such, limited on snapper within an hour (if you can't hook em don't worry, they've got you) and had us back to Port in time for dinner and drinks. If you're prepared for an active day of fishing, look no further.
Gabriel  N.
Gabriel N. Cottonwood, AZ
Krazy Kroaker Guide Service
Krazy Kroaker Guide Service
Fishing charter in Rockport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
A blessing to fish with captain skeeter , he is a very hard worker. He made a tremendous effort to make sure that my daughter and I caught the speckled trout we were after. Yes we caught them and did it the way he showed us, which was most important to catching them! First class all the way, from himself to boat,bait,and hospitality. More trout were also caught, and looking to go again him. Thanks Skeeter!
Alvin  L.
Alvin L. Austin, Texas
Kramer Fishing Charters
Kramer Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
Excellent captain put us on the fish! Me and my boys had a great time! Highly recommend
Chris  B.
Chris B. United States
Port Aransas Guide Service
Port Aransas Guide Service
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(137 reviews)
We had a great time with Captain Mike. Very friendly and knowledgeable about the areas to go to catch some great fish. Very patient with us ladies that had no clue what to do. We all had a blast and would definitely recommend! Thanks Captain Mike…..
Caroline  C.
Caroline C. Austin, Texas
Blue Water Excursions Deep Sea
Blue Water Excursions Deep Sea
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
This was our first time doing a fishing charter and I’m so glad we got these guys as our guide! As soon as we pulled up they baited the hooks and we dropped the lines and within 5 minutes we all where on fish! We limited out on red snapper and caught other fish, it was all around great experience and they are amazing. Definitely would go again with these guys
Amber  E.  P.
Amber E. P. United States
Jody Starr Outfitting
Jody Starr Outfitting
Fishing charter in Rockport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
Jody is an absolute professional who has a great personality. He knows where the fish are and will accommodate to any situation. I would recommend him to everyone I know. Perfect day, perfect guide total win.
Josh  G.
Josh G. Carrizo Springs, TX
Port Aransas Offshore Adventures
Port Aransas Offshore Adventures
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Captain Zach put us on Red Snapper and caught 4 Barracudas. One which I will have mounted. They know their stuff and work hard to get you on the fish. I highly recommend them and will be back. Next year I plan on a 36 hour trip.
Charles  W.
Charles W. Lubbock, TX
Popper Down Charters
Popper Down Charters
Fishing charter in Aransas Pass
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
My crew went out with Captain Brett Moore in June 2022. While things were slow to start the day, he kept at it and at the end of the trip we landed a few keeper Reds. It was a fun time and the captain did his best to accommodate the team. If you are looking for an enjoyable time, Popper Down Charters is for you.
Delvin  K.
Delvin K. Balch Springs, Texas
Port Aransas Guide Service
Port Aransas Guide Service
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(137 reviews)
Captain Brian refused to give up after a slow morning. We stuck it out until late in the day and brought home the fish! My boys and I had a great trip.
Chris  J.
Chris J. Port Aransas, Texas
RNR Outfitters
RNR Outfitters
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
We enjoyed our fishing trip with Ralph. He had us non stop fishing and we caught all our max drums by 10am. He knows exactly where the fish are and even helped us learn how to fish the proper way. His techniques work!!! Definitely using him again!
Pearl  F.
Pearl F. Houston, Texas
Lancaster Sportfishing
Lancaster Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
Captain Jay was awesome! We limited out on Kings and caught some monster red snapper, when most people were struggling to catch anything. I highly recommend fishing with captain Jay. He has years of experience and knows how to catch fish.
Ross  B.
Ross B. Water Valley, TX
Port Aransas Guide Service
Port Aransas Guide Service
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(137 reviews)
We had a great time and caught some nice fish. We will definitely fish with him again.
Jake  H.
Jake H. Washburn, ND
2k Fishing Addiction
2k Fishing Addiction
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(34 reviews)
We had a great fishing experience with Colby. He was very attentive to our needs and requests. I let him know that it was my granddaughter's first saltwater fishing trip and I wanted to show her a good time. Colby went out of his way to make sure she enjoyed the experience and boy did she. All she talks about now is how she caught the biggest fish on the trip. Thank you Colby for helping us build memories with our granddaughter.
Duane  G.
Duane G. Port Aransas, Texas
Rockport Fowl Hook
Rockport Fowl Hook
Fishing charter in Aransas Pass
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(47 reviews)
We had a great experience with Captain Jeff and Cager! They put us on good fish, and we caught several different kinds and missed a few good ones. My boys had a great time, and we made some good memories! We will definitely fish with Captain Jeff again!
Devin  G.
Devin G. TENN COLONY, TX
Krazy Kroaker Guide Service
Krazy Kroaker Guide Service
Fishing charter in Rockport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Skeeter is such a great guy. He was always making sure we were baited and had us on a great site. When I got myself hung up as I usually do he patiently helped. We had some great conversations with him. Throughly enjoyed it and have fish to show!! Trout for dinner tonight. 😀
Kim  M.
Kim M. United States