Texas Fishing Charters

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Top Texas Destinations

Texas: 781 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(155 reviews)
San Antonio
trips from US $350
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(15 reviews)
Willis
trips from US $300
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(150 reviews)
Pottsboro
trips from US $400
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
Rockport
trips from US $450
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Willis
trips from US $325
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(48 reviews)
South Padre Island
trips from US $425
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(59 reviews)
Galveston
trips from US $500
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(95 reviews)
Galveston
trips from US $475
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
Galveston
trips from US $550
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(151 reviews)
Rockport
trips from US $550

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 $569, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $965 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:

Who are the top awarded captains in Texas?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Texas are:
  • 3-hour fishing trips – US $425
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $447
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $488
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $835
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $773
  • 10-hour fishing trips – US $1,350

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
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Based on 28584 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

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

Myself, son and grandson had a great time! We caught a bunch of fish but if we hadn't, the trip would still have been very enjoyable because of the guide, the boat and the lake!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Myself, son and grandson had a great time! We caught a bunch of fish but if we hadn't, the trip would still have been very enjoyable because of the guide, the boat and the lake!
Hook Fish & Company
Hook Fish & Company
Fish with Tim!!! He will put you on fish even in the toughest conditions…
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish with Tim!!! He will put you on fish even in the toughest conditions…
Tim May Fishing Guide Service - Lake Fork
Tim May Fishing Guide Service - Lake Fork
I recommend contacting jaw jackers charters. Captain josh is the real deal.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I recommend contacting jaw jackers charters. Captain josh is the real deal.
Jawjackers Charters – 22’
Jawjackers Charters – 22’ United States
If this is your first time fishing Galveston, take the time to hire a captain. It will be a great experience and well worth the expense.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If this is your first time fishing Galveston, take the time to hire a captain. It will be a great experience and well worth the expense.
Nautilus Charters
Nautilus Charters
I don't think it was the best time of year for the atea but we had fun and caught fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I don't think it was the best time of year for the atea but we had fun and caught fish.
Big Tex Fishing Charters
Big Tex Fishing Charters
April a little early in the season for reds, some days good, some slower. Fishing improves in May and red hot in June and July. Good fishing for reds until December but they move around. Incredible lake! We live in NW SA and were home in a half an hour. Incredible!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
April a little early in the season for reds, some days good, some slower. Fishing improves in May and red hot in June and July. Good fishing for reds until December but they move around. Incredible lake! We live in NW SA and were home in a half an hour. Incredible!
Hooked Up Fishing Guide
Hooked Up Fishing Guide
Backwater fishing with a great guide makes all the difference. We had a wonderful time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Backwater fishing with a great guide makes all the difference. We had a wonderful time.
Jackson Outdoors
Jackson Outdoors San Antonio, Texas
When in Rome type of deal. Captain joe is absolutely great for the rate he lists.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
When in Rome type of deal. Captain joe is absolutely great for the rate he lists.
Gojoe1
Gojoe1
Not only the great fishing, the bay is also so beautiful. The boat ride was awesome
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Not only the great fishing, the bay is also so beautiful. The boat ride was awesome
Slick Fin Charters
Slick Fin Charters
Make sure to get a good shady hat and a good pair of sunglasses. We bought my 7 year old Great Grandson his own life jacket (USCG approved) so he didn't have to wear one of the big orange jackets that are required if we hadn't. He was much more comfortable with the one we got him for about $70 dollars. His little sister will be able to use it once he grows out of it, so money well spent!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure to get a good shady hat and a good pair of sunglasses. We bought my 7 year old Great Grandson his own life jacket (USCG approved) so he didn't have to wear one of the big orange jackets that are required if we hadn't. He was much more comfortable with the one we got him for about $70 dollars. His little sister will be able to use it once he grows out of it, so money well spent!
The
The "Fish" Guide Service
I highly recommend booking with Captain Kenny! Made it so fun and enjoyable! The morning was beautiful!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I highly recommend booking with Captain Kenny! Made it so fun and enjoyable! The morning was beautiful!
Kramer Fishing Charters
Kramer Fishing Charters
We fished before the eclipse. So it was a tough day. Would not recommend in the future. Fish before or after.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We fished before the eclipse. So it was a tough day. Would not recommend in the future. Fish before or after.
James Regini Guide Service
James Regini Guide Service
I would highly recommend captain Ray. Very nice and very knowledgeable. If you're a seasoned fisherman he will make sure you have what you need and if your a beginner he is more than accommodating and helpful.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would highly recommend captain Ray. Very nice and very knowledgeable. If you're a seasoned fisherman he will make sure you have what you need and if your a beginner he is more than accommodating and helpful.
Fishing Guide Lake Conroe – Ray Hunt
Fishing Guide Lake Conroe – Ray Hunt
Lots of good fishing along the Laguna Madre in the Coastal Bend. We’ll be back!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Lots of good fishing along the Laguna Madre in the Coastal Bend. We’ll be back!
South Texas Outcast Guide Service
South Texas Outcast Guide Service
Get your fishing license several days in advance. Can take a couple of hours if there are people ahead of you in line.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get your fishing license several days in advance. Can take a couple of hours if there are people ahead of you in line.
SeaPlay Sportfishing – SeaPlay VI
SeaPlay Sportfishing – SeaPlay VI
Don't hesitate booking with Captain Jesse. He showed us a good time and we caught our limit on during our trip out. We will be back.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't hesitate booking with Captain Jesse. He showed us a good time and we caught our limit on during our trip out. We will be back.
Scale Chaser Fishing Guide
Scale Chaser Fishing Guide
Definitely book with Zander Ray (Alexander). Professional, knowledgeable and definitely a people person. We will book solely with Alexander when visiting Corpus Christi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely book with Zander Ray (Alexander). Professional, knowledgeable and definitely a people person. We will book solely with Alexander when visiting Corpus Christi
Zander Ray On The Bay
Zander Ray On The Bay
Either do a personal charter with Henry or fish the Jetti at the state park
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Either do a personal charter with Henry or fish the Jetti at the state park
Henry's Charters
Henry's Charters
Dress appropriately for sunny conditions with cooler temp’s in the morning.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress appropriately for sunny conditions with cooler temp’s in the morning.
Sea N Spots Guide Service
Sea N Spots Guide Service
Lots of variety of fish make sure you got your red fish tag if you get a great catch
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Lots of variety of fish make sure you got your red fish tag if you get a great catch
Scouts Out Fishing Charters
Scouts Out Fishing Charters

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Texas?

Jim Adams Guide Service
Jim Adams Guide Service
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(115 reviews)
Made the trip a ton of fun and we maxed out on trout. We took it to a local restaurant he recommended, and they cooked it right there. It was awesome!
Jessica  R.
Jessica R.
Galveston Offshore
Galveston Offshore
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(821 reviews)
I really enjoyed every moment of this fishing trip. I had planned this for my boyfriend. Much needed therapy. We created some great memories, and will be back again to book another trip.
Cami  M.
Cami M.
Fishswirl Guide Services
Fishswirl Guide Services
Fishing charter in Corpus Christi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(176 reviews)
Capt Kevin led us to multiple sites where we caught drums, tryouts, lady fish, eels, catfish, and red fish. Despite rainy weather we took home a large bucket full of fish. Kevin was very knowledgeable and helpful. It's always nice to be with a solid guide and true fisherman. I would recommend!
Eddie  M.
Eddie M.
Coastal All Water Adventures
Coastal All Water Adventures
Fishing charter in Corpus Christi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
Captain Ryan went above and beyond for our half day trip and we were able to catch multiple black drum, sea trout and red fish. Would highly recommend Ryan!
Keith  F.
Keith F.
Corks and Croakers
Corks and Croakers
Fishing charter in Texas City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(109 reviews)
We had a great experience fishing the captain was very helpful and giving us direction on fishing tips he helped us with the bait on the fish throwing out the lines we were super excited with all the fish we caught big and small and the pictures that he had taken making our anniversary more exciting, we would greatly recommend him to our friends and book another tour this summer thank you Mike for giving us a blessed and the first three fishing trip.
Tyrone  T.
Tyrone T.
Crappie Sniper Guide Service
Crappie Sniper Guide Service
Fishing charter in Lake Dallas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
5 Stars !!!! Captin Salas knows his stuff. I usually go for Catfish but had to try Crappie out. I was not disappointed at all. Captin Salas works one on one with you and teaches you the in's and out's. Definitely going to have another outing. They call him the Sniper for a reason. He never misses.
Stephen  S.
Stephen S.
Fish Head Water Sports
Fish Head Water Sports
Fishing charter in Willis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Very helpful and great with the 6 year old granddaughter. Good conversation. You should fish with James.
Shawn  M.
Shawn M.
Starstriper
Starstriper
Fishing charter in Laguna Park
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
Crew was personable and experts. Answered questions and they really know the lake. Will definitely do trip with them again.
Dale  G.
Dale G.
Gone Fishin' Guide Service LLC
Gone Fishin' Guide Service LLC
Fishing charter in Whitney
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Capt. Tim and his wife were great guides! They kept us on the fish even when the bite was tough. My family had a fun time and would definitely use them again if out on Lake Whitney.
Les  W.
Les W.
North Texas Fishing Guides
North Texas Fishing Guides
Fishing charter in Little Elm
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Capt Jason was very flexible with respect to schedule when weather wasn't cooperative, knew where the fish were located and helped us catch them. Boat was comfortable cabin was nice to get out of the wind and marine toilet was a nice feature for our entire family. Tackle was in good shape. Will book again.
David  B.
David B.
Hill Country Bass Coach
Hill Country Bass Coach
Fishing charter in Leander
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(70 reviews)
I took my 11-years old son for a half-day fishing trip with Captain Ray. We had a great time, caught enough of crapies and largemouth bass to bring some home and let many more go. Will definitely repeat. Highly recommended.
Alexandre  D.
Alexandre D.
Blake on the Lake
Blake on the Lake
Fishing charter in Whitney
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(153 reviews)
We had a wonderful time catching some stripers, all in all it was a great time and Blake was very professional and pleasant.
Samuel  B.
Samuel B.
Salty Peters Guide Service
Salty Peters Guide Service
Fishing charter in Port O'Connor
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
Captain Jon is very knowledgeable and an outstanding individual. He put us on fish when others were not catching and has the patience to work with kids. Great guy, and outstanding guide service.
Jeremy  B.
Jeremy B.
Salty Peters Guide Service
Salty Peters Guide Service
Fishing charter in Port O'Connor
Very good
4.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
Shallow water fishing was ok. 2 reds and 2 blacks. Peters kept us entertained..
Russell  C.
Russell C.
2 Reel Charters
2 Reel Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(115 reviews)
What an amazing day!!! We caught fish right out of the gate and wound up coming home with over 25 keepers! A mix of black drum and speckled trout!! Only bad part of the day was the monster that got away!! Thanks again, Rex! We will see you next year!
Cindy  B.
Cindy B.
Texas Deep Sea Fishing Charters
Texas Deep Sea Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Freeport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(63 reviews)
We had an amazing day with Capt. Jeb, he made sure we were well taken care of and made sure we had a good time!
Hunter  C.
Hunter C.
Nautilus Charters
Nautilus Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(303 reviews)
Another fantastic trip jetty fishing with Captain Matt. He always works hard to put his group on fish and ensures they have a great time. I highly recommend and I know we will be back!
Traci  W.
Traci W.
Scouts Out Fishing Charters
Scouts Out Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(56 reviews)
Captain Eric was awesome! Wonderful day of fishing! Definitely will use him again!
Tony  M.
Tony M.
Jawjackers Charters – 22’
Jawjackers Charters – 22’
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Jaw jackers aka captain Josh was very professional and a really fun guy to fish with. He knows his job and does his best on every trip I've been on with him.
Terry  R.  W.
Terry R. W. United States
Galveston Offshore
Galveston Offshore
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(821 reviews)
Shannon was an excellent guide and made the experience outstanding. We have fished all over the country and will be returning to fish with Shannon again based on experience we had! Super personable and extremely knowledgeable about his craft and the area, even suggested a restaurant we could go to that would cook our catch!
Kyle  W.
Kyle W.

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