Texas Fishing Charters

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Texas: 771 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(137 reviews)
Pottsboro
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trips from US $400
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(147 reviews)
San Antonio
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trips from US $350
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(87 reviews)
Galveston
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trips from US $475
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(42 reviews)
South Padre Island
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trips from US $425
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(58 reviews)
Houston
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trips from US $375
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(73 reviews)
Rockport
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trips from US $500
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
Galveston
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trips from US $475
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(134 reviews)
South Padre Island
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trips from US $500
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
Palacios
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trips from US $150
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Aransas Pass
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Texas

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Texas are: Full list of top fishing charters in Texas

The average price for a private 4 hour Texas fishing trip is US $571, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $962 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Texas that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Texas are:

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Many fishing charters in Texas provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Texas are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Texas are:
  • 3-hour fishing trips – US $400
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $449
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $533
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $767
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $886

Fishing in Texas

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 Fishing Seasons

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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What anglers said about fishing in Texas

Be ready to wait it out. We had several bites but ultimately only pulled up two VERY large Drums in four hours. Still such a cool experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready to wait it out. We had several bites but ultimately only pulled up two VERY large Drums in four hours. Still such a cool experience
Galveston Offshore
Galveston Offshore
If you are going in February, don't expect to limit out due to the nature of the fish! They are less active this time of year. The captains will put you on fish though, and it is always an amazing experience to fish the Texas bays!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are going in February, don't expect to limit out due to the nature of the fish! They are less active this time of year. The captains will put you on fish though, and it is always an amazing experience to fish the Texas bays!
Drift Water Charters
Drift Water Charters
We did federal waters, catch and release, while the season is closed. The fish were hungry enough we couldn't keep them off our hooks. If you don't need anything to take home, that's the way to go.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We did federal waters, catch and release, while the season is closed. The fish were hungry enough we couldn't keep them off our hooks. If you don't need anything to take home, that's the way to go.
Texas Deep Sea Fishing – 33' Contender
Texas Deep Sea Fishing – 33' Contender
First time for me -not sure what to expect. Next time I’ll bring warmer clothes just in case
Excellent
5.0 / 5
First time for me -not sure what to expect. Next time I’ll bring warmer clothes just in case
Kramer Fishing Charters
Kramer Fishing Charters
Watch the weather. We had a cold front come through and shut down the bite. Camp worked really hard to try to get us on the fish though.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Watch the weather. We had a cold front come through and shut down the bite. Camp worked really hard to try to get us on the fish though.
Stouts Fishin Guide Service
Stouts Fishin Guide Service
Weather fluctuates so much. We picked a bad weekend in terms of the weather. I might wait until things settle if you’re looking to catch a lot
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather fluctuates so much. We picked a bad weekend in terms of the weather. I might wait until things settle if you’re looking to catch a lot
McCain’s Shallow Water Experience
McCain’s Shallow Water Experience
We caught the one chilly weekend in the season, but we still caught max redfish and had a blast!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We caught the one chilly weekend in the season, but we still caught max redfish and had a blast!
Slick Fin Charters
Slick Fin Charters
I chose this fishing trip on reviews and location. There are a lot out there. I didn’t take the first one that popped up. Worked to my benefit.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I chose this fishing trip on reviews and location. There are a lot out there. I didn’t take the first one that popped up. Worked to my benefit.
Bar W Outfitters
Bar W Outfitters
maybe go a little later in the season for more variety and warmer conditions.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
maybe go a little later in the season for more variety and warmer conditions.
Texas Deep Sea Fishing Charters 31' Contender
Texas Deep Sea Fishing Charters 31' Contender
I would recommend using Bob's Guide Service, he has lots of experience with a top notch boat and equipment.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend using Bob's Guide Service, he has lots of experience with a top notch boat and equipment.
Bob's Guide Service
Bob's Guide Service Sherman, Texas
Book with Dream Catcher Charters, you can not go wrong with this charter company.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Dream Catcher Charters, you can not go wrong with this charter company.
Dream Catcher Charters – The Dream Catcher
Dream Catcher Charters – The Dream Catcher Houston, TX
This was our first time here. And it’s January, so I know it’s not prime time. But the fishing Josh put us on kept our heads on a swivel! I will be coming back during peak season to troll for bigger fish : ) Josh knows his Sh@!, trust his process.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was our first time here. And it’s January, so I know it’s not prime time. But the fishing Josh put us on kept our heads on a swivel! I will be coming back during peak season to troll for bigger fish : ) Josh knows his Sh@!, trust his process.
Capt Josh’s Offshore Charters – 30'
Capt Josh’s Offshore Charters – 30'
In you are fishing in Jan. Make sure and layer clothing. Make sure you have rain gear. We layered up and down through out the day and as she said. I didn't get cold. We got our fishing license at one of the three Stripes stores on the island. Be happy with catching what is at hand. Not many Redfish around in Jan.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
In you are fishing in Jan. Make sure and layer clothing. Make sure you have rain gear. We layered up and down through out the day and as she said. I didn't get cold. We got our fishing license at one of the three Stripes stores on the island. Be happy with catching what is at hand. Not many Redfish around in Jan.
South Texas Outcast Guide Service
South Texas Outcast Guide Service
Bundle up for the cold, especially when the boat is moving. Don’t worry so much about getting out in the early hours since the water stays cooler all day. Make sure to book with an experienced captain like Captain Matthew with Redemption to guide you!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bundle up for the cold, especially when the boat is moving. Don’t worry so much about getting out in the early hours since the water stays cooler all day. Make sure to book with an experienced captain like Captain Matthew with Redemption to guide you!
Redemptional Fishing And Outdoors
Redemptional Fishing And Outdoors
I would recommend using Captain Jodie's company. A family business run by serious anglers.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend using Captain Jodie's company. A family business run by serious anglers.
Penn Coastal Fishing Guide Services
Penn Coastal Fishing Guide Services
Try hitting summer fishing, as the fish will be more active! But anytime is a good time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Try hitting summer fishing, as the fish will be more active! But anytime is a good time.
Nautilus Charters
Nautilus Charters
Winter is hit and miss. For us, today, it was great. March through summer is supposed to be more consistent.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Winter is hit and miss. For us, today, it was great. March through summer is supposed to be more consistent.
South Texas Fishing Charters
South Texas Fishing Charters
Spring to summer is probably the best time to fish, we did good this time even with the cold weather
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Spring to summer is probably the best time to fish, we did good this time even with the cold weather
South Texas Fishing Charters
South Texas Fishing Charters
Come prepared to catch fish, bring chest waders if possible or at least wading boots if the water is warm enough
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Come prepared to catch fish, bring chest waders if possible or at least wading boots if the water is warm enough
Artificial Action Guide Service
Artificial Action Guide Service
Galveston waters are great for fishing! Plus the island is a beautiful resort town. Not sure what’s prettier, the gulf at sunrise or sunset.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Galveston waters are great for fishing! Plus the island is a beautiful resort town. Not sure what’s prettier, the gulf at sunrise or sunset.
Island Fishing Guru LLC – 30' Contender
Island Fishing Guru LLC – 30' Contender

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Texas?

Drift Water Charters
Drift Water Charters
Fishing charter in South Padre Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(339 reviews)
Captain Joaquin was awesome with myself and my 3 year old fishing partner. We caught fish and learned a ton.
Jordan  H.
Jordan H.
Galveston Offshore
Galveston Offshore
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(783 reviews)
Captain Shannon is afantastic Captain and Guide. Informed us what is legal to what length. My wife and I caught some fish excited my wife. Enjoyed our offshore time and will return again! Thank you Captain Shannon.
Lanh  K.
Lanh K.
Texas Deep Sea Fishing Charters 31' Contender
Texas Deep Sea Fishing Charters 31' Contender
Fishing charter in Freeport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(58 reviews)
Captain Marshall was excellent, very knowledgeable and personable. Weather wasn't the best and we had a member in our group get seasick, the captain still made sure we enjoyed our trip. Bagged out on reds and caught many more. Equipment looked very clean and well taken care of. Would 100% recommend this charter to others, and they will definitely be my first call for a charter in the Texas gulf.
Tyler  K.
Tyler K.
Bravo Zulu Fishing Charters
Bravo Zulu Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(200 reviews)
Can’t wait to come back to captain Rene! Caught several sheepshead’s , drum and a spotted trout.
Troy  M.
Troy M.
South Texas Outcast Guide Service
South Texas Outcast Guide Service
Fishing charter in Corpus Christi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(91 reviews)
Captain Roger made sure we had a safe and productive day, even in windy conditions. He put us exactly on the fish and made sure we had baited hooks/rods ready to go again as soon as a fish was landed. Limited out in record time. Will definitely book with him again.
Karl  P.
Karl P.
JDR Fishing Adventures
JDR Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Alba
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(152 reviews)
We had a great time, caught a lot of bass, and for first time bass anglers we learned a ton about tactics for hooking the big fish! Would highly recommend!
Caleb  H.
Caleb H.
Second To None Charters
Second To None Charters
Fishing charter in Port O'Connor
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
From the time we booked until day of our fishing trip, Captain Joshua was easy to reach and answer all of our questions promptly. He put us in the good fishing spot and we all caught good size snappers. We are looking forward for our next trip with Captain Joshua.
Dewagede  A.
Dewagede A.
Texas Deep Sea Fishing Charters 31' Contender
Texas Deep Sea Fishing Charters 31' Contender
Fishing charter in Freeport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(58 reviews)
Captain Marshall was great! Took my 16 year old son and 3 of his friends for his birthday. We all caught fish and had a blast! We will definitely be coming back.
Kevin  H.
Kevin H.
Shallowrun Guide Service
Shallowrun Guide Service
Fishing charter in Matagorda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(278 reviews)
We had a great time with Captain Chad. The tide was low but he took us to different fishing spots and made sure that me and my family had a good time and filled the cooler with fish!
Jose  H.
Jose H.
Redneck Fishin Tours
Redneck Fishin Tours
Fishing charter in West Tawakoni
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(79 reviews)
Captain Gary is a great guide! He will do whatever he can to get his customers fish in the boat. Wasn’t the best day on the water, however we learned a lot and had a great time! Definitely worth booking!
Mason  L.
Mason L.
Galveston Offshore
Galveston Offshore
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(783 reviews)
Didn’t get to take any fish home but still caught some big ones! Captain Shannon was awesome and would definitely do another trip with him again!
Anthony  A.
Anthony A.
Luck O' The Irish - Lake Lewisville
Luck O' The Irish - Lake Lewisville
Fishing charter in Lewisville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(96 reviews)
Omar was outstanding! 5 party group - 3 of them kids. He was patient with everyone, gave clear direction and overall pleasant to spend 4 hours with. Showed everyone how to use equipment and what to do once you caught a fish. Great stories and kept us entertained the whole time. Highly recommend and would return.
Guadalupe  R.
Guadalupe R.
Fishin’ Hookers
Fishin’ Hookers
Fishing charter in Texas City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(75 reviews)
The captain was very kind and informative, we learned quite a lot, he gave us very helpful tips that will help us for our next trip. We Felt very safe throughout our hole trip.
Barbara  E.
Barbara E.
Drift Water Charters
Drift Water Charters
Fishing charter in South Padre Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(339 reviews)
Captain was very knowledgeable new all the good fishing spots and put us on lots of fish had a awesome time.
Quinn  B.
Quinn B.
Emilio’s Fishing Adventures
Emilio’s Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in South Padre Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(115 reviews)
Captain Emilio is the real deal. If you’re looking for turn key fish to cooler, he’s the old school experienced angler to get the job done. Great morning chasing Black Drum, limiting out within a few hours. Fast action, great fight and fresh fish on the table for lunch. Highly recommend!
Jay  M.
Jay M.
Liv Fishing
Liv Fishing
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
This was out first time on a small fishing boat. We enjoyed it very much. Captain Hewitt was extremely knowledgeable about the various strategies of what was happening in the 'minds' of the fish so that we could have a better chance at catching them. We would highly recommend Captain Hewitt!
Audrey  M.
Audrey M.
Silverback Reel Hooker
Silverback Reel Hooker
Fishing charter in San Antonio
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(17 reviews)
Great time for the family and the guide was also very fun to be around which made it that much better. I told the guide my goal for my son was to catch his first redfish and he made it happen.
Paco  S.
Paco S.
Fish Head Water Sports
Fish Head Water Sports
Fishing charter in Conroe
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
We had a wonderful fishing experience with captain James. His service is excellent and we can’t wait to do it again next time.
Franky  W.
Franky W.
Liv Fishing
Liv Fishing
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
I fish a lot, but not in Texas so I hired LIV for a day on the bay. Several factors contributed to a slower than average day, none that had to do with the captain or his knowledge base. Captain Anthony is a true professional, extremely knowledgeable, and a good guy to hang out with. I will fish with him again. He worked above and beyond to get us on fish. Boat was, nice, food outstanding, gear was perfect. If you book with LIV you will not be disappointed. Cy
Cyril  S.
Cyril S.
Line Check Charters
Line Check Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(777 reviews)
Captain Eric was Awesome !! We caught some big fish including a 40 pounder! Highly recommended.
Sweetser  H.
Sweetser H.

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