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Staley Adventures

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(76 reviews)
Pottsboro
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trips from $400

Captain Hector Lopez Fishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(97 reviews)
South Padre Island
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JDR Fishing Adventures

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(91 reviews)
Alba
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trips from $325

Black's Guide Service

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Montgomery
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trips from $350

Live Action Fishing – Fort Worth

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(46 reviews)
Fort Worth
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trips from $235

Capt. Hollis Forrester Guide Service

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Bay City
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trips from $270

AVM Fishing Outfitter

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(16 reviews)
South Padre Island
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trips from $375

2 Reel Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(46 reviews)
Galveston
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trips from $585

SPI Coastal Fishing Charters, LLC

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
South Padre Island
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trips from $475

Texas Coast Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(72 reviews)
Texas City
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FAQs about Fishing Charters in Texas

According to customer reviews, Staley Adventures, Captain Hector Lopez Fishing, and JDR Fishing Adventures are some of the most popular fishing charters in Texas. Full list of top fishing charters in Texas.

The average price for a private 4 hour Texas fishing trip is $540, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $913 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Staley Adventures, Captain Hector Lopez Fishing, and JDR Fishing Adventures all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Texas.

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

If you’ve spent any time in the “Lone Star State,” you know that angling here is more than a pastime, it’s a way of life. People from all over the country come here to cast a line, and a lot of them use the help of Texas fishing charters. Whether you’d like to explore the rich inshore waters or focus on reef and offshore fishing, there’s a charter out there with your name on it.

Redfish, Flounder, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, and Jack Crevalle are just some of the most frequently caught inshore species. The freshwater bite in the lakes is also fantastic, with Bass species, Crappie, and Catfish providing both quantity and quality.

Offshore and rig fishing enthusiasts will have a blast in Texan waters. The coastline is littered with artificial reefs, wrecks, and oil rigs full of Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, and Amberjack. Head out even further, and you’ll find big game legends like Blue Marlin, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Once you decide what you’d like to do, it’s time to pick that perfect trip. Shorter inshore runs on a skiff are perfect for family fishing jaunts, as is lake fishing in any form. More ambitious anglers can explore oil rig fisheries that boast brag worthy and delectable catches. For that ultimate sportfishing experience, spend a whole day chasing bluewater species.

With such a diverse angling scene, fishing tournaments are an everyday occurrence, literally. Just pick a known fishing location, and there will be a tournament there at some point during the year. Some of the top spots to find Texas fishing charters are Corpus Christi, Galveston, Lake Texoma, Sam Rayburn Reservoir, and many many others.

Rules & Regulations

Fishing licenses aren’t usually included on Texas fishing charters, so you’ll need to buy the right one before the start of your trip. Everyone who’s 17 and older needs a valid license. Bear in mind that you need a separate license to fish Lake Texoma.

Texas
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 25048 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Low temperatures make many species sluggish this time of year. There’s never a bad time for Trout fishing in Texas, though. There are also huge Catfish and Crappie in the rivers, and Snook in the southern lagoons.

February

The weather can make offshore charters unreliable in February, but Snook and Trout will keep you busy inshore. Inland, Crappie, Bass, and Catfish are all on form – all you have to do is pick your spot.

March

Texas Gulf Coast fishing produces Trout and Redfish by the dozens in March. You can still catch big numbers of Sheepshead in the North or Snook in the South. Crappie usually spawn this time of year.

April

April is a transitional month in Texas, with fish on the move throughout the state. This means you have decent chances of bagging most species. Largemouth Bass are great in the spring, as well as any other inshore species you can think of.

May

It’s getting hot in Texas! The Texas STAR tournament kicks off in May, beginning over 3 months of inshore action. In deeper waters, anything from Sharks and Mahi Mahi to Sailfish and Blackfin Tuna is biting.

June

Amberjack may be off the menu, but the federal Red Snapper season is open! You can also find big game species like Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Sailfish, and Marlin offshore this time of year. Inshore action remains on point!

July

The Port Aransas Deep Sea Roundup has been running for over 80 years, and still draws big crowds in search of even bigger fish. Inshore, the “Big Three” are all hungry, making for great flats action.

August

Amberjack are usually open for harvest again by this time of year. One thing you can be sure of is monster Tuna and Mahi Mahi out in the bluewater. Oh, and an army of Bull Redfish in the shallows.

September

If you fancy battling the “Silver King” in Texas, September is a good time to try. You’ll have to head out further than you’d expect to find them, but it’s well worth it when you spot that silvery shimmer.

October

October is the last big push for pelagic fish offshore. Catch your share of Tuna, King Mackerel, and Snapper while you still can. Inshore, you can always find plenty of Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder. This is also your last chance to enjoy Texas Shark fishing.

November

Sheepshead pick up as the weather cools down, and big Blue Catfish start showing up in the rivers. Down in South Padre, Snook fishing starts to improve, and will only get better as winter rolls in.

December

The weather has cooled to perfect flats fishing temperatures in December, with the waters still warm enough to produce some good fights. Redfish, Snook, and Trout are all on the menu. The Crappie fishing Texas is so famous for heats up this time of year.

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If you’ve never rode with a guide before, expect to have a great time and a great experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you’ve never rode with a guide before, expect to have a great time and a great experience.
Chase  H.
Chase H. Lincoln, NE
Yes nice Restaurants in port aransas and places to shop and have a great drink !
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes nice Restaurants in port aransas and places to shop and have a great drink !
Abelardo  G.
Abelardo G. San Antonio, TX
I've been going around the last week of September/ 1st week of October. Real good weather at the time. Darren with DW Service will be the go to guy in my book.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I've been going around the last week of September/ 1st week of October. Real good weather at the time. Darren with DW Service will be the go to guy in my book.
Fabian  A.
Fabian A. TIMBERCRK CYN, TX
Make sure you have a small cooler for drinks or snacks and a poncho for wet weather. Other than that the captain took care of everything.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you have a small cooler for drinks or snacks and a poncho for wet weather. Other than that the captain took care of everything.
John  S.
John S. TENN COLONY, TX
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
August is still a bit too hot! The sun will wear you down quickly. Make sure to hydrate and wear plenty of sunscreen as well as mosquito spray. As far as the fish, watch for the weather. The murky water after lots of rain can make it hard to see the bait and means less fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
August is still a bit too hot! The sun will wear you down quickly. Make sure to hydrate and wear plenty of sunscreen as well as mosquito spray. As far as the fish, watch for the weather. The murky water after lots of rain can make it hard to see the bait and means less fish!
Amanda  H.
Amanda H. Lufkin, TX
It was our first time and having someone who knew what they were doing makes all the difference!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was our first time and having someone who knew what they were doing makes all the difference!
Tina  H.
Tina H. Willis, TX
We were fishing lake fork in Aug. Capt Jimmy was able to put us on the fish. They were tough to pull out of the cover but he was great in showing us how to get them to bite
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We were fishing lake fork in Aug. Capt Jimmy was able to put us on the fish. They were tough to pull out of the cover but he was great in showing us how to get them to bite
Ronald  R.
Ronald R. Hastings, Michigan
First time out but fish weren't biting. The Capt even called others and they were having similar experiences.
Very good
4.0 / 5
First time out but fish weren't biting. The Capt even called others and they were having similar experiences.
Misty  L.
Misty L. Springfield, MO
Find a good guide because they put in the hard work of finding where the fish are biting.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find a good guide because they put in the hard work of finding where the fish are biting.
Nathan  M.
Nathan M. Lake Jackson, TX
It was my first time fishing out of this port, and it was easy, friendly, and not hard to find anything at all. Recommended.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was my first time fishing out of this port, and it was easy, friendly, and not hard to find anything at all. Recommended.
Mark  E.
Mark E. Boerne, TX
I would recommend hiring a charter if you want to catch quality fish. If a charter is out of your budget, I recommend 61st street fishing pier...you will be able to get helpful fishing tips and techniques from experienced local anglers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend hiring a charter if you want to catch quality fish. If a charter is out of your budget, I recommend 61st street fishing pier...you will be able to get helpful fishing tips and techniques from experienced local anglers
Thomas  G.
Thomas G. Oak Point, TX
Get a guide! They will help you understand the lake .and get on fish. If you take your boat on Lake Fork for the 1st time...beware of stumps. Be VERY careful when you leave the boat lanes.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get a guide! They will help you understand the lake .and get on fish. If you take your boat on Lake Fork for the 1st time...beware of stumps. Be VERY careful when you leave the boat lanes.
Ann  P.
Ann P. Emory, Texas
We had clear skies and some wind, but be prepared for the sun with lots of sun screen. Waves can pickup to so take meds for motion sickness hrs ahead of time if the bothers you.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had clear skies and some wind, but be prepared for the sun with lots of sun screen. Waves can pickup to so take meds for motion sickness hrs ahead of time if the bothers you.
Clint  A.
Clint A. Merkel, TX
Get Mike to show you around if you go whe. It's hot sun screen and could wTer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get Mike to show you around if you go whe. It's hot sun screen and could wTer
Bruce  G.
Bruce G. Fort Worth, TX
Just enjoy the time and cherish the moments with luved ones fish or no fish just being together Its a Blessing well worth it
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just enjoy the time and cherish the moments with luved ones fish or no fish just being together Its a Blessing well worth it
Edward  G.
Edward G. San Antonio, Texas
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
Captains know best! Follow their recommendations and you’ll have a great time!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captains know best! Follow their recommendations and you’ll have a great time!
Sean  F.
Sean F. Copperas Cove, TX
Be sure to take water and sunscreen. The breeze on the water is great but it is still very hot. We brought sandwiches each time just to have something to munch on.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be sure to take water and sunscreen. The breeze on the water is great but it is still very hot. We brought sandwiches each time just to have something to munch on.
Julie  F.
Julie F. Fairfield, ID
Sometimes the fishing is hard. If it were easy you are at the grocery store. Enjoy it anyway. Don't make it a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Sometimes the fishing is hard. If it were easy you are at the grocery store. Enjoy it anyway. Don't make it a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Gary  K.
Gary K. Corinth, TX

Coastal Guide Service
Coastal Guide Service
Fishing charter in Rockport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
Wife and I enjoyed our time on water with captain Chris. Caught fish, knowledgeable on our water questions, good local knowledge, caught many species of fish and boat was very nice. Sorry captain we will be back to live some of your fish stories. See ya soon Cap
Chris  B.
Chris B. Austin, TX
Lucky 7 Guide Service
Lucky 7 Guide Service
Fishing charter in Palacios
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
Great day! Reyes knows where to fish! Very knowledgeable, competent and polite! He is very attentive to help you catch fish!
Jan  S.
Jan S. Fulshear, TX
Ed's Texoma Striper Guide Service
Ed's Texoma Striper Guide Service
Fishing charter in Pottsboro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(57 reviews)
Captain Ed was very informative, kept us informed of exactly what we were going to do and how we needed to do. He was very patient with us and made it a great time. Will never forget. Thanks Captain Ed, will see you again.
Chase  H.
Chase H. Lincoln, NE
Island Fishing Guru LLC – 30'
Island Fishing Guru LLC – 30'
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
Eric was a terrific guide. He was very knowledgeable and made sure we all had a great time. We had a party of 2 senior couples and he took us to catch bull red fish at the end of our 4 hour trip. We highly recommend Eric @ Island Fishing Guru. Eric has a calm and easy going manner and he would blend with any group.
Gary  G.
Gary G. Humble, TX
JDR Fishing Adventures
JDR Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Alba
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(91 reviews)
Thank you Captain Jimmy, this was our first father and son charter, and we had a blast! I highly recommend Captain Jimmy, he’s an expert angler and appreciate his personal touch for making this a memorable fishing trip! Will book with Captain Jimmy in the future.
Amado  A.
Amado A. Montgomery, TX
Fish N Divers
Fish N Divers
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(340 reviews)
It was amazing, the services were excellent... Definitely, we will be back!
Thuy  M.
Thuy M. Houston, TX
Fish N Divers
Fish N Divers
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(340 reviews)
Hunter definitely knows how to fish and where! He’s polite, courteous, and funny. Definitely will book him again!!!! Thanks for the good time Hunter!
Michael  S.
Michael S. United States
Galveston Offshore
Galveston Offshore
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(616 reviews)
Great time we caught sharks every time we dropped a hook except the one or two times the big one broke the line !
Joe  J.
Joe J. Rockwall, TX
Reel Fishing Fever
Reel Fishing Fever
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(308 reviews)
The day started great with my wife catching a 22" flounder. After several locations and the morning gone, we had caught no keepers. Captain Terry said that we weren't going home until either we caught a red or the bait was gone. Before the bait bait was gone, I caught a 28" red followed by a 27" red. Fantastic! Highly recommend Captain Terry and will use him again when we return to Galveston.
Hal  M.
Hal M. Georgetown, TX
TNT Bay Charters
TNT Bay Charters
Fishing charter in Corpus Christi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(78 reviews)
Torrey is a phenomenal captain, caught a bunch of fish saw some beautiful country. If we had more time in Corpus we would definitely be booking another day. I would be happy to bring my family and friends fishing with him
Chris  P.
Chris P. Ferndale, WA
Bow To Stern Fishing Tours
Bow To Stern Fishing Tours
Fishing charter in Houston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(118 reviews)
This guy is in spot… took us to four different spots and we caught over 60 fish. Can only keep 10… so we got over 4 lbs of awesome filets which he cut in front of us when we got back!!! Dude Rocks!!!
Kenneth  C.
Kenneth C. Amarillo, TX
Backlash Charters
Backlash Charters
Fishing charter in Corpus Christi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(64 reviews)
Capt Joe is a great friendly guide and awesome fisherman! He knew just where the fishing spots are. We enjoyed the boat and were spoiled. Capt Joe even put the bait on the hook every time and cleaned/fileted our fish. Real appreciate all the extra tips.
Jayandra  S.
Jayandra S. FAIR OAKS, TX
2k Fishing Addiction
2k Fishing Addiction
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
He did a great job at keeping us entertained and answering any of our questions. He kept us on fish the whole day and was very personable and professional.
Lynda  T.
Lynda T. Corinth, TX
Redemptional Fishing And Outdoors
Redemptional Fishing And Outdoors
Fishing charter in Canyon Lake
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
We had a wonderful time! Captain Matthew is a seasoned pro, and we were newbies fishing for the first time. He was friendly, patient and was a great teacher and tour guide for all of us. Highly recommend!
Raymond  L.
Raymond L. San Antonio, TX
Capt. Doug Fishing Guide Service
Capt. Doug Fishing Guide Service
Fishing charter in Corpus Christi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Captain Doug was amazing. He works hard to put you on fish, is an excellent teacher, and will give everything he has to fill your cooler. We will be back again soon.
Chris  M.
Chris M. Murphy, TX
2k Fishing Addiction
2k Fishing Addiction
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Have a great time fishing with Capt. Kramer. He took great care of us and especially our older father. He was very knowledgeable.
Carolyn  O.
Carolyn O. Austin, TX
Drift Water Charters
Drift Water Charters
Fishing charter in South Padre Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(175 reviews)
We had a super time on our trip. Joaquin worked diligently to put us on fish and had lots of fun conversations. We caught several specks and a couple of Reds. This was our first time fishing SPI. Having fished Galveston Bay and Port O'Conner, Port A, and Corpus, SPI is our favorite. The bay is beautiful! Joaquin will do his best to make it a memorable day.
David  B.
David B. Port Isabel, Texas
Captain Hector Lopez Fishing
Captain Hector Lopez Fishing
Fishing charter in South Padre Island
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(97 reviews)
Took my kids fishing for the first time and wanted something that was easy but engaging. Captain hector made the event fun for them even though we didn't catch too many keepers. We ended up catching about 18 fish and keeping only one.
Vittorio  C.
Vittorio C. McKinney, TX
Staley Adventures
Staley Adventures
Fishing charter in Pottsboro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
Had a great trip with Jay! My kiddo celebrated his bday here. would highly recommend.
David  D.
David D. Celina, TX
Kramer Fishing Charters
Kramer Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(126 reviews)
I would recommend booking with captain Kramer. Knowledgeable and all around cool guy to hang out with. Will definitely book with captain Kramer again.
Abe  F.
Abe F. Seminole, Texas