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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.

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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.

San Antonio Bay Fishing Calendar

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Excellent trip with excellent crew!
Jeffrey A. fished with Port Aransas Sportfishing on April 26, 2021
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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!
Full day trip with Captain Blake
JAMES H. fished with Come And Take It Sport Fishing on April 4, 2021
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Its a great pastime to be at the marina with all the experts.
Fishing with Kenny
Charles P. fished with Kramer Fishing Charters on March 20, 2021
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Anyone traveling to the area should contact Kramer Fishing Guide service
Half Day with Captain David
DAVID M. fished with Just Fishing Guide Service on March 15, 2021
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Look up Captain David Hill and Just Fishing Guide Services for a first-rate experience.
Fishing with Frank
Michael N. fished with Rockport Fishing Charters on March 13, 2021
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My boy had tons of fun pulling Sheepsheads
Max E. fished with Chasin' Tail Guide Service. on March 12, 2021
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Port A, is probably one of the best fishing destinations in Texas. Just make sure you have a boat and the live bait. :)
December fishing trip
Rick S. fished with Coastal Charters – "The House" on December 28, 2020
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Have fun, enjoy your time even if everything isn't prefect. Take Dramamine 1 whole cycle the day before and during your trip
Half day trip with Captain Gabe.
Carissa H. fished with CL Guide Service on November 29, 2020
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Prepare for the weather to change from one day to the next. Get ready to have an awesome time, catch lots of fish and have fun.

FAQs about Fishing Charters in San Antonio Bay

According to customer reviews, Jon Gatlin Guide Service, Steven's Guide Service, and Lil Joe’s Guide Service – Port Aransas are some of the most popular fishing charters in San Antonio Bay. Full list of top fishing charters in San Antonio Bay.

Jon Gatlin Guide Service, Steven's Guide Service, and Lil Joe’s Guide Service – Port Aransas all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in San Antonio Bay.

The best way to experience fishing in San Antonio Bay is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in San Antonio Bay.

The top 8 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in San Antonio Bay are:

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. Check availability for local fishing charters in San Antonio Bay.