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Bones Fishing Guide Service

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(116 reviews)
San Antonio
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trips from $350

Capt. Hollis Forrester Guide Service

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

Staley Adventures

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

Black's Guide Service

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

JDR Fishing Adventures

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

ATX Bass Guide

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
Austin
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trips from $500

SPI Coastal Fishing Charters, LLC

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

Captain Hector Lopez Fishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(101 reviews)
South Padre Island
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AVM Fishing Outfitter

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

2 Reel Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(55 reviews)
Galveston
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trips from $515

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 $546, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $913 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:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Texas are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Texas are:

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:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $477
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $426
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $650
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $550
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $563

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 25065 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.

Texas Fishing Calendar

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November fishing is not the best, but this trip exceeded our expectatiopns.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
November fishing is not the best, but this trip exceeded our expectatiopns.
Katherine  W.
Katherine W. Miami, FL
Avoid fishing after rain if possible. While the temperature was nice and even a little bit chilly, the recent rainfall kept the fish from biting like they would have otherwise.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Avoid fishing after rain if possible. While the temperature was nice and even a little bit chilly, the recent rainfall kept the fish from biting like they would have otherwise.
Paul  P.
Paul P. VLG O THE HLS, TX
I would recommend staying at Axtons Bass City and using Russell as your Guide.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend staying at Axtons Bass City and using Russell as your Guide.
Austin  G.
Austin G. Belton, TX
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
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
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
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
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
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

Reel Livin Guide Service
Reel Livin Guide Service
Fishing charter in Gordonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(84 reviews)
We had poor fishing conditions due to a front that had moved through the night before. Captain Cates worked hard to put us on fish and helped me catch a near limit of fish. Would highly recommend this guide to other fisherman. L.L. Beverly Hills, Fl
Lars  L.
Lars L. Beverly Hills, FL
Fishin’ Hookers
Fishin’ Hookers
Fishing charter in Texas City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
It was a great time on the water and when the fish started biting it was a race to get the hooks back in the water!
Dustin  S.
Dustin S. Houston, TX
Spots To Dots Guide Service Llc
Spots To Dots Guide Service Llc
Fishing charter in Texas City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(94 reviews)
Captain Mike does a great job and is very knowledgeable about his craft. Highly recommended!
Peter  H.
Peter H. Round Rock, TX
SPI Coastal Fishing Charters, LLC
SPI Coastal Fishing Charters, LLC
Fishing charter in South Padre Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
Captain Dave had the boat ready to go plenty of bait we started fishing right away didnt waste any tome having to find the trout/reds He had some great fishing holes. Dave knows his stuff. We are ready to book Dave again on our next fishing trip tto south padre
Daniel  H.
Daniel H. New Braunfels, TX
Blue Line Charters
Blue Line Charters
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
Had a great day. Mac works very hard to make sure you are taken care of and have a great time. Very friendly, respectful and knowledgeable. Will definitely being taking another trip with him.
Kelvin  D.
Kelvin D. Penrose, CO
Deep Sea And Bay Fishing
Deep Sea And Bay Fishing
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
I am not good at reviews, But this was a fun trip, Lots of fish, ( some big and some not soo big) But one was 65lb. The boat was big and very clean with every thing we needed, The deck hand Jacob cooked us some fresh fish onboard the yacht sport fisher. The Capt. love to talk and was soo nice and gave us 2 extra hours of fishing. The three of us will be back, And Fish Booker made this all so easy. Thank you so much Fish Booker. (Jason)
Jim  B.
Jim B. Houston, Texas
Rod Bending Charters – 24'
Rod Bending Charters – 24'
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(242 reviews)
Put us on some fish! Bottom line, we caught a satisfying number of large fish without breaking the bank… 4 hours was plenty for us old timers! Would book again! Didn’t show all the pics but trust me there were enough to wear my brother and I out…
Roger  W.
Roger W. Mineola, TX
Bravo Zulu Fishing Charters
Bravo Zulu Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(98 reviews)
Captain Rene took us to several spots to find the best one and he found it! As soon as we got there we got two bites at once! The boys were so excited! We had a great time and will definitely be back!
Nikki  S.
Nikki S. Spring, Texas
Captain Billy’s Fishing Charters
Captain Billy’s Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in South Padre Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Captain Moore gave one of the best fishing experiences I have had with a fishing charter. He was very attentive, all equipment worked flawlessly and he kept us entertained all day. I would highly recommend him for your next charter.
Raymond  D.
Raymond D. Harlingen, Texas
Island Fishing Guru LLC – 30'
Island Fishing Guru LLC – 30'
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(46 reviews)
Our family had a wonderful experience with captain Eric. We caught our limit and some. Our youngest son was more than thrilled catching the biggest fish in his life. Captain Eric is very knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. We really enjoyed this fishing experience and highly recommend the services of this company.
Jaroslav  H.
Jaroslav H. Bertram, IA
2 Reel Charters
2 Reel Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(55 reviews)
Great captain and boat. Tanner made the trip very enjoyable and found the redfish right out of the shoot Had them filleted as soon as we got to the dock and packed for transport. Highly recommend.
Chuck  M.
Chuck M. Escondido, CA
Johnny's Catfish Guide Service
Johnny's Catfish Guide Service
Fishing charter in West Tawakoni
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(40 reviews)
Weather did not cooperate in the least with the cold and rain but we still managed to boat some catfish. Despite the uncontrollable things, we still had a good time on the lake.
David  D.
David D. Red Oak, TX
Lur'em In Fishing Guide
Lur'em In Fishing Guide
Fishing charter in Corpus Christi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(63 reviews)
Captain B Cortez has finesse in driving on the water and Knowledge of the area, it was family like, and exciting, and an experience we will never forget. So many Awesome memories made with my two sons..we can’t wait to do it again. Thanks for finding the fish and putting us on them, that’s one experience and memory we will never forget. Thanks again Captain Cortez and we will see you very soon on our next fishing trip..
Joe  L.
Joe L. Kingsville, Texas
Line Check Charters
Line Check Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(636 reviews)
The Captain was able to get us out in between rains storms and at the end of the season. Still put us on the Redfish and had 3 in the boat with first hour. Kids and I loved it. Thanks very much !!
Tim  G.
Tim G. Grapevine, TX
SeaPlay Sportfishing – SeaPlay VI
SeaPlay Sportfishing – SeaPlay VI
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(338 reviews)
We try to make it to Galveston a few times a year and we always fish with SeaPlay! Weather wasn’t on our side but he had us on fish with 20 minutes. We had 5 Big Black Drum and 2 Bull Reds in the first hour. If you plan on fishing in Galveston, contact Capt Brad. You will not be disappointed.
Chad  D.
Chad D. Lucas, TX
Get Hooked Charters Galveston – 24'
Get Hooked Charters Galveston – 24'
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
We had such a great day with Captain Mike, even though it was rough waters and rained on and off through our the day, he was still able to get us on some really nice red drum!! We had a great time as a family and Captain Mike was right there with us cutting up!!
Hartley  C.
Hartley C. Boise, ID
Spots To Dots Guide Service Llc
Spots To Dots Guide Service Llc
Fishing charter in Texas City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(94 reviews)
Captain Mike was a great guide! He knew all the best spots to fish and was very knowledge on where the fish were and why they were there. He was super helpful on the boat and cleaned/filleted all our fish, and we caught a ton. We will be fishing with Captain Mike again.
Nick  H.
Nick H. Houston, TX
Coastal Rod Bender
Coastal Rod Bender
Fishing charter in Aransas Pass
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(126 reviews)
The day before our trip the weather turned cold and miserable with high winds. Several boats went out the day before and didn’t catch a single fish. We thought we were going to get skunked as well but then we caught a monster 28 inch, 6.5lb trout! What we lacked in quantity we made up for in quality.
Chris  S.
Chris S. Georgetown, TX
Captain Billy Freudensprung
Captain Billy Freudensprung
Fishing charter in Seadrift
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Weather got cold and windy but Billy worked hard to get us on fish and it paid off. Will definitely book him again!
Dave  H.
Dave H. Covington, KY
Captain Billy Freudensprung
Captain Billy Freudensprung
Fishing charter in Seadrift
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(8 reviews)
Captain modified the schedule to work around rainy weather. Great guy to hang out with. The cold weather made the bite slow.
Anthony  W.
Anthony W. Highland Village, TX