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Bones Fishing Guide Service

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (70)
San Antonio
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trips from $260

JDR Fishing Adventures

4.8 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (50)
Alba
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trips from $300

ATX Bass Guide

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (4)
Austin
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trips from $350

Lake Livingston Texas Guide Services

4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (103)
Livingston
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trips from $300

Reel Livin Guide Service

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (55)
Gordonville
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Russell & Sons Outdoors, Saltwater

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (43)
Aransas Pass
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trips from $475

Captain John Wood

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (31)
Rockport
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Custom Sport Angler Charters

4.5 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (68)
Port Isabel
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Morefishing

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (22)
Grand Prairie
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trips from $175

Line Check Charters

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (497)
Galveston
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trips from $495

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.

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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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Dress appropriately according to the weather and fish with a knowledgeable guide.
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Dress appropriately according to the weather and fish with a knowledgeable guide.
Rey  R.
Rey R. Burkburnett, TX
Select a guide to show you around and take you to the good fishing grounds. Lots of memories will be made when you or your loved ones hook up with a bid red. Enjoy!
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Select a guide to show you around and take you to the good fishing grounds. Lots of memories will be made when you or your loved ones hook up with a bid red. Enjoy!
PHILIP  H.
PHILIP H. Waco, TX
redfish trout and flounder with high probability of catching all three on a trip
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
redfish trout and flounder with high probability of catching all three on a trip
Lanny  H.
Lanny H. Houston, TX
Just be patient that the captain being guide enjoy the nature of the beauty the fresh salt water air and the banter amongst your boat in the other fisherman which is very friendly.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Just be patient that the captain being guide enjoy the nature of the beauty the fresh salt water air and the banter amongst your boat in the other fisherman which is very friendly.
Tracie  F.
Tracie F. United States
Talk to the captain in advance and make sure you're prepared for the weather, the time underway, and sea state. And HAVE FUN
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Talk to the captain in advance and make sure you're prepared for the weather, the time underway, and sea state. And HAVE FUN
LaVelle  V.
LaVelle V. OLD RVR-WNFRE, TX
Be ready for anything. Weather is always a factor. Relax and have a good time.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Be ready for anything. Weather is always a factor. Relax and have a good time.
Gary  S.
Gary S. Plano, TX
September can be spotty in this area depending on Temps, currents, wind and moon phase. Be sure you book with the right charter to ensure a good time. Fishing addiction definitely took care of us.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
September can be spotty in this area depending on Temps, currents, wind and moon phase. Be sure you book with the right charter to ensure a good time. Fishing addiction definitely took care of us.
Jason  B.
Jason B. Longview, TX
Yes, although we were in fairly shallow water, fish were biting, however not many keepers that morning.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Yes, although we were in fairly shallow water, fish were biting, however not many keepers that morning.
Edward  S.
Edward S. Lake Hamilton, AR
There is a LOT of quality water in the area. I particularly like wade-fishing the flats, and there are literally thousands of acres available. We had perfect weather. Not crazy hot, beautiful water temperature, and lots of fishing opportunity. Highly recommended.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
There is a LOT of quality water in the area. I particularly like wade-fishing the flats, and there are literally thousands of acres available. We had perfect weather. Not crazy hot, beautiful water temperature, and lots of fishing opportunity. Highly recommended.
CHRISTIAN  B.
CHRISTIAN B. Bayville, NY
The bite may be difficult but you will definitely learn new techniques for dealing with less than ideal fishing conditions.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
The bite may be difficult but you will definitely learn new techniques for dealing with less than ideal fishing conditions.
Marrisa  D.
Marrisa D. Hobbs, NM
Both times we have fished Sept it’s been a great trip, when we fished end of Oct- Nov it hasn’t panned out.
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Both times we have fished Sept it’s been a great trip, when we fished end of Oct- Nov it hasn’t panned out.
Dustin  W.
Dustin W. United States
Make sure u use the restroom before u go if u have long hair put it up wear comfortable clothing u will get splashed every now and then so be ready for that have fun!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Make sure u use the restroom before u go if u have long hair put it up wear comfortable clothing u will get splashed every now and then so be ready for that have fun!
Jessica  R.
Jessica R. Cleveland, TX
Book with redneck fishing and enjoy a great day fishing and a beautiful lake.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Book with redneck fishing and enjoy a great day fishing and a beautiful lake.
Mike  B.
Mike B. Grandview, TX
The best white bass fishing is lower part of the lake south of Hwy 190. Fishing around the old hwy 190 and some of the submerged lakes are good spots. Get a topical map of the lake.
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
The best white bass fishing is lower part of the lake south of Hwy 190. Fishing around the old hwy 190 and some of the submerged lakes are good spots. Get a topical map of the lake.
Richard  H.
Richard H. Trinity, TX
See Chad at Bite Me Charters. Pay attention to his coaching and fill the boat with fish!!!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
See Chad at Bite Me Charters. Pay attention to his coaching and fill the boat with fish!!!
Jose  C.
Jose C. Fort Worth, TX
Sunscreen and patience. Weather can be hot and humid much of the year. Fish are there, just need to keep casting and trying.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Sunscreen and patience. Weather can be hot and humid much of the year. Fish are there, just need to keep casting and trying.
Janis  G.
Janis G. Vint Hill Farms, VA
Let your Captain know exactly what you want when you board. If you want inshore for an hour or two and then shark for the rest, he’ll accommodate. Great trip!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Let your Captain know exactly what you want when you board. If you want inshore for an hour or two and then shark for the rest, he’ll accommodate. Great trip!
Collin  S.
Collin S. Round Rock, TX
Bring snacks and lots of water, if you are leaving in the morning you might want a sweatshirt. Be ready to reel em in when you’re captain finds the hot spots .
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Bring snacks and lots of water, if you are leaving in the morning you might want a sweatshirt. Be ready to reel em in when you’re captain finds the hot spots .
Jonathan  C.
Jonathan C. Pocatello, Idaho
8 miles out the water is very clear and it is very relaxing. The drop method of fishing is very fun.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
8 miles out the water is very clear and it is very relaxing. The drop method of fishing is very fun.
Jeramy  A.
Jeramy A. Lake Jackson, Texas
I would recommend Aransas Pass because it is away from the tourist crowd of Port Aransas. We stayed in PA but vying for a fishing trip there was crazy. Easy access to the harbor in Aransas Pass.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
I would recommend Aransas Pass because it is away from the tourist crowd of Port Aransas. We stayed in PA but vying for a fishing trip there was crazy. Easy access to the harbor in Aransas Pass.
Robert  S.
Robert S. Cumby, TX

ATX Bass Guide
ATX Bass Guide
Fishing charter in Austin
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 4 reviews
Captain Hunter was a great guide with a brand new boat and cool sonar system to see your lure and fish in real time. Would definitely recommend.
Matthew  H.
Matthew H. Austin, TX
Rod Bending Charters – 24'
Rod Bending Charters – 24'
Fishing charter in Galveston
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 182 reviews
We knew it was going to be a difficult trip because of the weather but the captain did his best to make it a enjoyable trip we will be booking another trip when the weather is better. Glad he was quick with the net cause the only fish of the day came off in the net as he netted it to swing in the boat
Mathew  S.
Mathew S. Crawford, TX
Screaming Reels Charter Service
Screaming Reels Charter Service
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 11 reviews
We had a great time on the water. Captain Mike did his best to help us catch fish. The conditions weren’t ideal but he was a trooper. Biggest Red I’ve ever caught and one big boy that got away!
James  C.
James C. San Antonio, TX
Fishing with Fern
Fishing with Fern
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 1 reviews
It was cold and windy, yet Fern got me onto the Redfish. My 3 fish limit weighed 16 pounds all together. Fern is a friendly guy who was glad to answer all my questions and help me learn how to fish here around Port Aransas. Thanks.
Randy  N.
Randy N. Mason City, IA
Corks And Croakers
Corks And Croakers
Fishing charter in Houston
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 83 reviews
It was a great day. Captain is very knowledgeable about the fishing in this area. We had a wonderful time.
Bonnie  L.
Bonnie L. Crosbyton, TX
NB Fly - Trophy Trout Trips
NB Fly - Trophy Trout Trips
Fishing charter in New Braunfels
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 1 reviews
Great trip with Wes. Actually gone with him twice this season. The first was lights out. The 2nd was a little slower but we did better than anybody else we talked to. Just one of those days. Wes has a new raft, top notch gear, and is a fun guy to float with. He knows the river like the back of his hand and when to cast and when to sit back and relax while he paddles to the spots holding fish. This stretch of River is stunningly beautiful. Highly recommend you float it with Wes!
John  L.
John L. New Braunfels, Texas
Fishing All The Time Guide Service
Fishing All The Time Guide Service
Fishing charter in Aransas Pass
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 61 reviews
Larry is very knowledgeable and has excellent boat and equipment. Weather put a damper on things but Larry’s dedication and attentiveness to our trip put us on fish. Larry is very personable and not boastful about his skills and equipment. The experience spoke for itself. He has gained our business in the future and all my friends and family will be recommended. FISH ON LARRY!! Lol String UP Trucks Inc.
Brandon  P.
Brandon P. Pyote, TX
Bones Fishing Guide Service
Bones Fishing Guide Service
Fishing charter in San Antonio
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 70 reviews
Bones is a excellent guide, put me on numerous large fish. I would recommend him to anyone and I will use his services again!
Chris  F.
Chris F. Linton, IN
Barefoot Charters
Barefoot Charters
Fishing charter in Aransas Pass
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 28 reviews
My son and I had a fabulous time with Tim. Will charter him when we come back next year!
Deanna  H.
Deanna H. Wichita, KS
Reel Fishing Fever
Reel Fishing Fever
Fishing charter in Galveston
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 275 reviews
Captain Terry provided us with an awesome experience. He knew exactly where to go to get the fish we wanted. He’s a very great teacher and very patient. We definitely recommend him.
Lillian  G.
Lillian G. United States
CL Guide Service
CL Guide Service
Fishing charter in Corpus Christi
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 85 reviews
We had a great time out on the water with Gabe. We had a great day with him and learned a lot about fishing and loved hearing about his ranch and fishing stories! Go out on the water with Gabe, you wont regret it!
Emily  B.
Emily B. CORP CHRISTI, TX
Lucky 7 Guide Service
Lucky 7 Guide Service
Fishing charter in Palacios
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 30 reviews
Great day of fishing .cpt Perez did a fine job. Can't wait to do this again
Danny  K.
Danny K. Richmond, IN
Jim Adams Guide Service
Jim Adams Guide Service
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 55 reviews
By far one of the best fishing experiences I have had to date. Went fishing with my dad and we cleaned up on fish. A lot of action and just a beautiful day! If you’re looking for a fantastic guide definitely go with Jim! Perfect father son trip. Could not of asked for a more perfect trip.
Matthew  M.
Matthew M. Fort Worth, TX
Kramer Fishing Charters
Kramer Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Rockport
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 49 reviews
Capt Kenny is fantastic. Our trip was for my sons 10th birthday and he went out of his way to make it special (just look at our catch!) Such a nice, genuine guy who really loves what he does and does it better than anybody. His passion for fishing is infectious - my son and I are now hooked. We felt like rock stars when we put up our catch - numerous people starting taking pictures and saying how impressive our haul was. Can’t recommend Capt Kenny high enough - he is simply the best!
Steven  S.
Steven S. San Antonio, TX
Capt. Andrew Lassiter's Fishing Charter
Capt. Andrew Lassiter's Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Corpus Christi
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 53 reviews
Started the day with heavy fog. 2 hr wait. Left the dock and proceeded to fishing area extremely careful due to visibility. Fishing began a little slow but picked up nicely as fog cleared. We landed more than twice our limit by quitting time. Captain Andrew was very professional and enthusiastic about his job. He was educational and patient with us. We would highly recommend him. We fished for speckled trout and caught a nice red and black drum.
Brian  H.
Brian H. Meade, KS
Port Aransas Guide Service
Port Aransas Guide Service
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 103 reviews
Our expectations weren't high for a January morning. The fog was dense after the amazing sunrise .The wind was nil. The tide was moving. I'd rather catch a good fish than a limit. Susan and I did both. A limit of sheepshead, an oversize red we released and an acrobatic tarpon. The sun was out when we docked.
KENNETH  M.
KENNETH M. Austin, TX
Captain Blaze Charters
Captain Blaze Charters
Fishing charter in South Padre Island
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 6 reviews
Very enjoyable and successful morning for my wife and I. Captain Blaze was accommodating and helpful, and knew where to find the fish! We would definitely go again with him on our next trip down to South Padre.
Buck  B.
Buck B. Sulphur Springs, TX
Line Check Charters
Line Check Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 497 reviews
These guys are the best you’ll catch fish go with them more words would be wasteful.
Nathan  A.
Nathan A. CHERKEE HMSTD, MO
Captain Hector Lopez Fishing Guide
Captain Hector Lopez Fishing Guide
Fishing charter in South Padre Island
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 64 reviews
Highly recommend Captain Hector! He’s ready for any kind of weather and provides a great experience!
Nick  N.
Nick N. Colome, SD
Reel Fishing Fever
Reel Fishing Fever
Fishing charter in Galveston
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 275 reviews
We had a great time!!! Captain Terry is an awesome fisherman and knows his stuff! I am definitely going to book a trip with him again in March! Very upbeat and positive about catching fish! Book your trip with Captain Terry now!!!!
Erika  C.
Erika C. Houston, TX

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Texas

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Texas costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $502, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $863. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Texas is 25 ft and the most common vessel type is a Center console.

According to customer reviews, Bones Fishing Guide Service, JDR Fishing Adventures, and ATX Bass Guide are some of the most popular fishing charters in Texas. Full list of top fishing charters in Texas.

Bones Fishing Guide Service, JDR Fishing Adventures, and ATX Bass Guide all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Texas.

The best way to experience fishing in Texas is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters 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.

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. Check availability for local fishing charters in Texas.