Texas Fishing Charters

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Texas: 768 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(70 reviews)
Houston
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trips from US $375
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
(88 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
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
(32 reviews)
Aransas Pass
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trips from US $500
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
Palacios
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trips from US $400

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 $967 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:
  • 3-hour fishing trips – US $392
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $449
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $533
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $778
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $911

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

It’s known as a big bass lake but don’t expect to always get one -enjoy the company , the scenery and the experience-a big catch is a bonus!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s known as a big bass lake but don’t expect to always get one -enjoy the company , the scenery and the experience-a big catch is a bonus!
Tim May Fishing Guide Service - Lake Fork
Tim May Fishing Guide Service - Lake Fork
Probably wait to go until after April for more consistent catching and more fish to keep per the captains recommendation
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Probably wait to go until after April for more consistent catching and more fish to keep per the captains recommendation
Spots To Dots Guide Service Llc
Spots To Dots Guide Service Llc
Lots of activity. Water is still a little cold for using live bait so may come back in April.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Lots of activity. Water is still a little cold for using live bait so may come back in April.
Bosstriper Guide Service
Bosstriper Guide Service
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Texas?

UpScale Anglers
UpScale Anglers
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(88 reviews)
My wife and my son and I had an awesome day fishing. The captain was very good at position My wife and my son, and I had an awesome day fishing. The captain was very good at positioning, his boat along the rocks and the first mate was awesome. Taking care of the stuck fishing lines and baiting hooks and netting the fish. We would highly recommend using upscale charters. They are very good at what they do.
Earl  J.
Earl J.
Fish Head Water Sports
Fish Head Water Sports
Fishing charter in Willis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
While today was not our day for catching alot of fish, we did catch fish. In addition I learn alot of new ideas to improve my fishing experience. Thanks again James for a wonderful day.
Michael  B.
Michael B.
Coach Cole's Guide Service
Coach Cole's Guide Service
Fishing charter in Little Elm
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
If you don’t know why people pay for a fishing guide, you have not been on a trip with Captain Coach Cole! It was the first time to throw a fish back because it was too large. We had a great time!
Eric  S.
Eric S.
McConnell Outdoor Adventures
McConnell Outdoor Adventures
Fishing charter in Austin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
My kids absolutely loved it! They caught multiple Sunfishes. Captain Kevin was patient, helpful, informative, and accommodating on out trip. Would definitely recommend fishing with Captain Kevin to others.
Eleina  M.
Eleina M.
Bass Tours ATX – Lake Travis
Bass Tours ATX – Lake Travis
Fishing charter in Lago Vista
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Flawless experience! Will absolutely be returning to this guide. Highly recommend and we had a fantastic day!
Jill Nichols Rowley Research
Jill Nichols Rowley Research
Spots To Dots Guide Service Llc
Spots To Dots Guide Service Llc
Fishing charter in Texas City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(133 reviews)
Captain was awesome and very knowledgeable. Cought a decent amount of fish and were able to keep 6 of them even with how sporadic they were. All in all it was a great trip and will definitely be going again.
William  H.
William H.
Corks and Croakers – Galveston Bay
Corks and Croakers – Galveston Bay
Fishing charter in Texas City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
The trip was a very good experience. The captain was very nice and helpful. He made sure that we were satisfied and he even let us fish longer than we were supposed to. We caught many kinds of fish, and plenty of fish. Would recommend for anyone who wants a fun fishing experience
David  A.
David A.
Kramer Fishing Charters
Kramer Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(240 reviews)
Even though it was foggy this morning with 15 feet of visibility, he took us out and made sure we caught our limit on sheepshead! Very laidback and easy going guy! Will definitely book with him again next time I’m in port Aransas.
Chad  L.
Chad L.
Bosstriper Guide Service
Bosstriper Guide Service
Fishing charter in Buchanan Dam
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(67 reviews)
Striper and white bass were very actively feeding. Once you got on them, the bite was fast and furious. They were very intermingled so you never knew if you'd catch a striper or a white bass. Ended up with a good number of keepers: 16 white bass and 3 striper (18"-20") Capitan Bas did a great job of giving me opportunities to catch fish (in spite of some early equipment issues).
Douglas  G.
Douglas G.
Ed's Texoma Striper Guide Service
Ed's Texoma Striper Guide Service
Fishing charter in Pottsboro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(120 reviews)
Ed was excellent at finding the fish and getting us on them. He was persistent in finding the right type of fishing in pursuit of figuring out what was biting. We limited out in 4 hours! I would strongly recommend him if you are looking for an experienced guide that gets fish in the boat!!
David  D.
David D.
Keepin It Reel Striper Guide Service
Keepin It Reel Striper Guide Service
Fishing charter in Pottsboro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(165 reviews)
Capt Jacob was great. Communication was fantastic. Worked within our time schedule. His boat had plenty of room. He worked hard to put us on fish. We caught plenty!! Taught the novice fishermen some tricks. Had a wonderful day with the family!!! Can’t wait to book our next trip!!
Patrick  M.
Patrick M.
Clear Lake Fishing Charters I
Clear Lake Fishing Charters I
Fishing charter in Houston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
Had a great day fishing with Capt. Allen. He was very knowledgeable of the area and he made the experience seem like I was at home fishing with one of my buddies.
Kevin  V.  Z.
Kevin V. Z.
Reel Off Charters
Reel Off Charters
Fishing charter in Port Isabel
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
Captain Ruben is a great guide! Picked us up at our dock and we spent half a day catching everything that bit. Fun time!
Stratton  M.
Stratton M.
Port Aransas Guide Service
Port Aransas Guide Service
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(218 reviews)
It was a nice relaxing day for my family. Brian was awesome with our two girls. He was very knowledgeable and went above and beyond. We would 100% go out with him again and recommend him to anyone looking for a relaxing trip.
Jessica  R.
Jessica R.
Corks and Croakers – Galveston Bay
Corks and Croakers – Galveston Bay
Fishing charter in Texas City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
Kid beat me again caught 4 different species. Took home some good story's. Thanks again Captain Mike!!
Nicholas  K.
Nicholas K.
Galveston Offshore
Galveston Offshore
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(785 reviews)
Captain Shannon is awesome! It’s clear that his passion is fishing. He’s a great guide, very helpful, and we caught a ton of fish. We couldn’t have left Galveston happier.
Ryan  M.
Ryan M.
Rod Bending Charters – 24'
Rod Bending Charters – 24'
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(301 reviews)
Caption and deck hand are great guys.fishing was good. 6 sheepshead 1 gaftop 1 black drum 25 lbs Not to bad for 4hrs
Kent  G.
Kent G.
Sunrise Guide Services
Sunrise Guide Services
Fishing charter in Aransas Pass
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
I highly recommend fishing with Captain Milsap even when you know the fishing could be rough that day. He’ll find a way to put you on fish.
Brian  T.
Brian T.
Liv Fishing
Liv Fishing
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
We went on an 8 hr trip and it was amazing we had so much fun catching multiple species of fish! And even catching 3 stingrays! Me and my friend caught 2 species of fish we never caught before. Captain Anthony was very kind and made sure we did not go home empty handed.
Mark  R.
Mark R.
Barnard's Guide Service
Barnard's Guide Service
Fishing charter in Rockport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Enjoyed our trip with Captain Tommy, and look forward to our next outing! Just
Debbie  E.
Debbie E.

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