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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(128 reviews)
San Antonio
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trips from $350
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(61 reviews)
Rockport
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Montgomery
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trips from $400
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Bay City
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trips from $325
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(107 reviews)
Pottsboro
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trips from $400
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
Austin
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(91 reviews)
Rockport
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(27 reviews)
South Padre Island
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trips from $425
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Port Aransas
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trips from $550
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Canyon Lake
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Texas

According to customer reviews, Bones Fishing Guide Service, Bar W Outfitters, and Black's Guide Service 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 $566, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $958 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Bones Fishing Guide Service, Bar W Outfitters, and Black's Guide Service 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 26563 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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Be ready for a good time. Its great for families and friends of any experience level.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready for a good time. Its great for families and friends of any experience level.
Joseph  C.
Joseph C. San Antonio, TX
Wonderful way to start. Everything is provided and not too strenuous. Great for the entire family.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wonderful way to start. Everything is provided and not too strenuous. Great for the entire family.
Alan  N.
Alan N. Corinth, TX
Weather was perfect, not as humid not salty as expected. We stayed in Surfside at a great rental and ate at Seahorse Bar & Grill. Rental was fabulous and grill was also very good - right on the beach. Great time in Freeport.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather was perfect, not as humid not salty as expected. We stayed in Surfside at a great rental and ate at Seahorse Bar & Grill. Rental was fabulous and grill was also very good - right on the beach. Great time in Freeport.
Ken  M.
Ken M. Katy, TX
Here's a revised version for you: "I recently went on a guided fishing trip with Captain John at Lake Buchanan, and it was an amazing experience. We were able to catch a variety of fish including striped bass, white bass, and black bass. Captain John was a knowledgeable and experienced guide who knew exactly where to find the fish. Overall, it was a fantastic trip and I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves fishing and wants to learn from a pro!"
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Here's a revised version for you: "I recently went on a guided fishing trip with Captain John at Lake Buchanan, and it was an amazing experience. We were able to catch a variety of fish including striped bass, white bass, and black bass. Captain John was a knowledgeable and experienced guide who knew exactly where to find the fish. Overall, it was a fantastic trip and I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves fishing and wants to learn from a pro!"
Vince  N.
Vince N. Liberty Hill, TX
Not fish on holidays , to many boats on lake hard to find the fish because of this .
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Not fish on holidays , to many boats on lake hard to find the fish because of this .
Darryl  G.
Darryl G. Elk City, OK
Book a guided fishing trip to have a good time actually catching fish and lots of fish.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Book a guided fishing trip to have a good time actually catching fish and lots of fish.
Ty  L.
Ty L. Houston, Texas
Reach out to your Captain and get an idea of what fishing you can expect when booking your trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Reach out to your Captain and get an idea of what fishing you can expect when booking your trip.
Jake  M.
Jake M. Round Rock, TX
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.
Make sure you talk to your captain before you go. He or she is going to make or break your trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you talk to your captain before you go. He or she is going to make or break your trip.
Richard  H.
Richard H. Dallas, Texas
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
The captain takes care of every part of fishing. We caught a bunch of fish we never see in Kansas. We saw dolphins on the way to our fishing spots.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The captain takes care of every part of fishing. We caught a bunch of fish we never see in Kansas. We saw dolphins on the way to our fishing spots.
Mary  B.
Mary B. Overland Park, KS
The weather is great this time of year, a lot of fish biting which is fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The weather is great this time of year, a lot of fish biting which is fun.
Bob  H.
Bob H.
Sunscreen and plenty of Beer and snacks. Captains got the rest ready for you.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sunscreen and plenty of Beer and snacks. Captains got the rest ready for you.
Nick  W.
Nick W. Rockport, TX
Understand that fishing is mostly about conditions, the angler’s skill, and then luck. The only thing a guide can do is get you onto fish. It’s up to you to hook them and reel them in. Catching fish is never guaranteed so go in with the right expectations and you will have a wonderful day and hopefully catch something to eat for dinner.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Understand that fishing is mostly about conditions, the angler’s skill, and then luck. The only thing a guide can do is get you onto fish. It’s up to you to hook them and reel them in. Catching fish is never guaranteed so go in with the right expectations and you will have a wonderful day and hopefully catch something to eat for dinner.
William  B.
William B. FAIR OAKS, TX
Some of the fish there are seasonal. Do your homework be prepared for what time of year you are fishing and you will have an amazing time?
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Some of the fish there are seasonal. Do your homework be prepared for what time of year you are fishing and you will have an amazing time?
Richard  J.
Richard J. Fort Worth, Texas
Talk to bait and tackle shops for guidance on whats in season, good fishing points, and what equipment is needed.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Talk to bait and tackle shops for guidance on whats in season, good fishing points, and what equipment is needed.
Jose  F.
Jose F. San Antonio, Texas
Lake Braunig is a great place for spring fishing, particularly if you're interested in fishing for red drum.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Lake Braunig is a great place for spring fishing, particularly if you're interested in fishing for red drum.
Bill  T.
Bill T. Wimberley, Texas
yes, very easy to review ratings and find the best boat at the target destination.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
yes, very easy to review ratings and find the best boat at the target destination.
Robert  C.
Robert C. Humble, TX
If you don't succeed, try try again. We moved around to find the fish, once we found them the fishing was great!
Excellent
4.3 / 5
If you don't succeed, try try again. We moved around to find the fish, once we found them the fishing was great!
Brandon  A.
Brandon A.
Very nice fishing lake, close to San Antonio. Fresh water redfish are a treat to catch and even better to eat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Very nice fishing lake, close to San Antonio. Fresh water redfish are a treat to catch and even better to eat
Douglas  G.
Douglas G. Mountain Home, TX

Texas Saltwater Adventures – 32' Twin Vee
Texas Saltwater Adventures – 32' Twin Vee
Fishing charter in Freeport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
The trip was great. We didn’t care what we caught as long as we could keep some fish but we wanted the action of catching a lot of fish. We definitely had that plus more. I would recommend this to any first time deep see fishing trips
Mathew  C.
Mathew C.
Oilfield Outkasts – No Mercy
Oilfield Outkasts – No Mercy
Fishing charter in Freeport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
Had a great time. Hoping to get to come back soon. Kids and wife loved it.
Jason  K.
Jason K. Houston, Texas
Rod Bending Charters 30’
Rod Bending Charters 30’
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(65 reviews)
Our nephew's 1st near offshore fishing trip. Captain was super patient and willing to answer all his questions. Fish weren't biting but we still managed to catch a few, and have a great time. Absolutely recommend, and our nephew is looking forward to doing this trip again.
Cortney  M.
Cortney M. Diana, TX
Bones Fishing Guide Service
Bones Fishing Guide Service
Fishing charter in San Antonio
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(128 reviews)
Charismatic gentlemen who put us in the fish!! And he had some tough customers (our impatient kids)!! By the end of the trip they were complaining about their wrists hurting from reeling in all the fish…they had a blast! “Coach Bones was very nice and helpful. He’s a great fisherman!”
AJ  S.
AJ S.
Salty Rods Charters – 29'
Salty Rods Charters – 29'
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(88 reviews)
We had a great day and caught near a dozen sharks! Thanks for the great experience Captain Bob and first mate Wyatt!!
Trevor And Andrea Zacharias
Trevor And Andrea Zacharias Magnolia, TX
Clear Lake Fishing Charters II
Clear Lake Fishing Charters II
Fishing charter in Houston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
What a great way to spend some much needed family time. We all had such a great time. mark was an awesome captain. We all caught fish. Mark also cleaned all our fish and bagged and put on ice for the ride home. Definitely worth the money. Will definitely book again. Would recommend to anyone.
Randall  L.
Randall L. Overton, TX
Bravo Zulu Fishing Charters
Bravo Zulu Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(126 reviews)
Captain Rene with Bravo Zulu fishing charters took great care of us today. Had a great experience and caught plenty of fish. He worked hard to ensure everybody was having a good time and especially catered to my two young children. I would definitely book again.
Zach  T.
Zach T. Houston, Texas
Captain Mike’s Guide Service
Captain Mike’s Guide Service
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
Despite what had been reported as a few slow days on the water, my son & I caught more than 25 fish, 9 keepers, 8 different species total. Mike did an excellent job finding us good spots & keeping the equipment ready.
Rich  C.
Rich C.
Dw's Guide Service
Dw's Guide Service
Fishing charter in Pottsboro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
My family and I had an awesome experience with Dillon! We caught over 30 fish. My wife and kids caught so many fish they got tired. Highly recommend!
Terry  T.
Terry T. Dallas, Texas
Drift Water Charters
Drift Water Charters
Fishing charter in South Padre Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(238 reviews)
Really enjoyed the time with Captain Joaquin. He kept pushing until we found the fish and ended up with more than enough trout for dinner! He was, also, excellent with our 10 year old son, teaching him and making sure he was both catching fish and being safe on the boat. Great trip!
Cory  H.
Cory H. San Antonio, TX
Texas bay Fishing Addiction
Texas bay Fishing Addiction
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Had a good time fishing he put us on some nice fish and he knows what he’s doing. I would recommend him!
Josh  L.
Josh L. Round Rock, Texas
Bosstriper Guide Service
Bosstriper Guide Service
Fishing charter in Buchanan Dam
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(50 reviews)
Family had a great trip with Graham. This was our second trip. We absolutely love fishing with Graham!!! Will be back and highly recommend.
Julie  W.
Julie W. Marble Falls, Texas
Bravo Zulu Fishing Charters
Bravo Zulu Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(126 reviews)
I enjoyed our outing with Captain Renee. Very professional and knowledgeable. This was a graduation gift for my son. He enjoyed every minute of it. Renee has my business from here on out. I highly recommend him!
Roscoe  L.
Roscoe L. Houston, TX
Walk On Water Fishing Charters
Walk On Water Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Corpus Christi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
It was my 8 year old son’s first saltwater trip. Captain Cody took care of him the whole way and made sure we caught fish!
Aaron  J.
Aaron J. Richland Springs, TX
AW Fishing
AW Fishing
Fishing charter in South Padre Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
Wonderful morning with Captain Aaron Wittreich. He put us on some great sized keeper trout immediately, and closed out the morning before the rain by putting us on a red.
Ernest  A.
Ernest A. Edinburg, Texas
Keep’n It Reel Fishing Charter
Keep’n It Reel Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(155 reviews)
we went out on a 4 hour trip with captain Zach Sparrow. He was very professional and got us on plenty of fish including sharks and some red fish. We had 6 people in our group. The boat was very comfortable for that many people. Would recommend this trip for anyone
Kolton  L.
Kolton L. Houston, Texas
Dblrcatfish & Crappie
Dblrcatfish & Crappie
Fishing charter in Emory
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(40 reviews)
Very fun,convenient and well organized. Russel made it look so easy teaching myself and my family the art and fun of crappie fishing. Thank you sir. We had a blast! Highly recommend!
Tommie  H.
Tommie H. Lantana, TX
Hooked Up Fishing Guide
Hooked Up Fishing Guide
Fishing charter in Elmendorf
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Had a great time. The captain worked really hard to make sure we were where the fish were. He helped us learn the rigging lines and the process. I enjoyed netting our catches. Even though we lost a few the captain kept putting us in position and we limited out. It was a fun day on the boat and we had great catches. Couldn’t have asked for a better time. Highly recommend. The captain will make sure you have a good time and learn a lot in the process.
Mike  R.
Mike R. San Antonio, TX
Galveston Offshore
Galveston Offshore
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(685 reviews)
Great experience on a 4 hour trip. Exceptional customer service and very good communication. I recommend using his services.
Robert  W.
Robert W. Wichita, KS
Fishin Addiction Charters 1 – 36’
Fishin Addiction Charters 1 – 36’
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(46 reviews)
The guys worked their tails off keeping hooks baited, and the appropriate tackle in the water. We worked the jetties for eaters until the bite fell off, and busted a move on sharks. Ten of ten would recommend after the day we had. We will be booking with these guys again.
Watkins  W.
Watkins W. Houston, Texas