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Texas: 676 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(120 reviews)
San Antonio
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trips from $350
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(88 reviews)
Pottsboro
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trips from $400
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
Bay City
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trips from $265
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(98 reviews)
Alba
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trips from $325
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(24 reviews)
South Padre Island
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trips from $375
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Montgomery
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trips from $350
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
South Padre Island
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trips from $475
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(193 reviews)
Galveston
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trips from $650
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(79 reviews)
Rockport
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5.0 / 5
(84 reviews)
Gordonville
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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 $550, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $922 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 – $468
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $373
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $1,450
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $550
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $883

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 25560 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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Sit back and have fun. You will have a great time in Galveston bay. Lots of stuff to catch and see
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sit back and have fun. You will have a great time in Galveston bay. Lots of stuff to catch and see
Alex  G.
Alex G. Saint Anne, Illinois
The weather is nice. The fish is biting but not as active as the spring time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The weather is nice. The fish is biting but not as active as the spring time.
Yingying  W.
Yingying W. Lincoln, Nebraska
Find yourself a seasoned Texoma fishing guide and enjoy the adventure that awaits.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find yourself a seasoned Texoma fishing guide and enjoy the adventure that awaits.
Neil  S.
Neil S. Denton, TX
December is a slower time of year for fishing but we caught what we were hoping to!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
December is a slower time of year for fishing but we caught what we were hoping to!
Sandra  P.
Sandra P. Rock Valley, IA
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

TNT Bay Charters
TNT Bay Charters
Fishing charter in Corpus Christi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(87 reviews)
Capt Torrey was awesome. Put us on the fish and made this trip w our boys amazing. I highly recommend capt Torrey. Good guy and very knowledgeable on fishing and hunting.
Todd  L.
Todd L. Bee Cave, TX
Always An Adventure Guide Service
Always An Adventure Guide Service
Fishing charter in Corpus Christi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(141 reviews)
Was a fun family experience!! Was a slow day fishing but Captain Dale stayed after it all day. Everyone on the boat was able to catch something. We did manage a Big Black Drum that was too big to keep!
Jeffrey  B.
Jeffrey B. Bangs, TX
Custom Sport Angler Charters
Custom Sport Angler Charters
Fishing charter in Port Isabel
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(92 reviews)
The captain made the trip for us!! We did find fish in-spite of poor weather conditions. But just visiting with and listening to the captain and his stories made the experience absolutely worth it.
Bill  R.
Bill R. McMinnville, TN
AW Fishing
AW Fishing
Fishing charter in South Padre Island
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(48 reviews)
Nice experience with my grandson as it was his first time ocean fishing. He caught one keeper so that was nice, just wish we caught more. That’s why they call it fishing and not catching!🤣
James  S.
James S. Shannon Hills, AR
Sharka Brah
Sharka Brah
Fishing charter in Corpus Christi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Even though it was out of season we still managed to catch fish and have a blast with a fire on the beach. We already booked another trip with Triston, awesome dude.
Jason  H.
Jason H. Hunlock Creek, PA
Flat Bottom Charters II
Flat Bottom Charters II
Fishing charter in Rockport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
We have always had great trips with Captain Hudson. He comes from a great petigree of guides. His family has lived in Rockport and fished the area for generations. Everything is always well maintained, and he provides a relaxing friendly environment. I would highly recommend him for your next trip. He's great with during flounder, redfish, and trout seasons. I hope your family enjoys him like ours has.
Matthew  B.
Matthew B. Tool, TX
Line Check Charters
Line Check Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(646 reviews)
We had an absolute haul of a day. Excellent experience 5/5. We would definitely come back for another
Kylar  F.
Kylar F. Houston, TX
Reel Fishing Fever
Reel Fishing Fever
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(319 reviews)
Capt Terry went above and beyond to make our trip successful. Took time to let us dolphin watch. Caring, thoughtful and knows the waters. Worth the money and time.
Kerry  C.
Kerry C. Kemmerer, WY
Central Texas Fishing Guide, LLC
Central Texas Fishing Guide, LLC
Fishing charter in Austin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
Captain Ray was amazing! His communication from the very beginning was thorough and precise. He was extremely flexible. He told us everything we needed to know about bass fishing. He was very patient and understanding. He was very knowledgeable about the fishing in the area as well as just a great person to be around.
Jonathan  M.
Jonathan M. Austin, Texas
Reel Fishing Fever
Reel Fishing Fever
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(319 reviews)
Despite the January conditions and no one else on the water, Terry took us out. Cold, wind and outgoing tides made for tough fishing but Terry made it a success. Highly recommend! Terry works hard and is a great guide. Will fish with him again! Thank you.
Tom  H.
Tom H. Houston, TX
Striperman Fishing Guide Service
Striperman Fishing Guide Service
Fishing charter in Pottsboro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(60 reviews)
We only got two fish so the captain says he will take us out for half price in April. Just FYI don't go in the cold no fish are biting
Gary  P.
Gary P. Carrollton, TX
Jimmy's Gone Fishing Guide Service
Jimmy's Gone Fishing Guide Service
Fishing charter in Conroe
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(126 reviews)
Captain Jimmy is an amazing guide and a great person! He knows all the spots and is an expert at what he does. We had no problems catching bass or catfish because he would put us right next to the fish. He’s extremely knowledgeable and easily the best charter we’ve been on.
Joel  S.
Joel S. Houston, TX
AVM Fishing Outfitter
AVM Fishing Outfitter
Fishing charter in South Padre Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Captain Noe was great and understood we were there to relax and have a great time.
Patti  R.
Patti R. Austin, Texas
Nautilus Charters
Nautilus Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(193 reviews)
This was an excellent trip, and overall great experience with Capt. Matt. The weather was projected to be bad going into the trip, and Capt. Matt was responsive and helpful regarding our choices for the trip. We ended up catching a lot of keepers, and regardless of the weather, had the time of our lives. A fishing trip we’ll always remember!
Jacques  F.
Jacques F. Dallas, TX
SPI Freedom Fishing
SPI Freedom Fishing
Fishing charter in Port Isabel
Very good
4.0 / 5
(70 reviews)
Fishing was poor but crew and captain did a great job. It’s fishing not shopping.
Tyson  G.
Tyson G. Alberton, MT
Hook Set Guide Service
Hook Set Guide Service
Fishing charter in Belton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
Fishing trip with Hook Set Guide Service (Captain Charles) was outstanding. He went above and beyond to make sure we had a great time. The fishing was great and we walked away with 30+ fish for a great fish fry that evening. Highly recommend and will book again with Captain Charles.
Susan  K.
Susan K. McGregor, TX
Dunkin Guide Systems
Dunkin Guide Systems
Fishing charter in South Padre Island
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(148 reviews)
We had another good day of fishing with Captain Doug. Not as many fish and smaller fish this time but definitely not his fault. We were on fish almost all day, the bigger ones just didn't want to bite!
Paul  B.
Paul B. Marionville, MO
Bodes Bay Fishing
Bodes Bay Fishing
Fishing charter in Port Isabel
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(125 reviews)
Kids were never big on fishing, they both want to go again when we are back in the area. Captain Bode put us on fish, we walked away with several meals and had a Wonderful experience despite weather not really cooperating. I'll definitely be using this charter again!
David  Y.
David Y. Hutchinson, MN
SeaPlay Sportfishing – SeaPlay VI
SeaPlay Sportfishing – SeaPlay VI
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(342 reviews)
We had a blast even after the bad weather. We knew that the odds was not on our side but we got on the fish anyway would book a trip with them and will be.
Michael  S.
Michael S. Burkburnett, TX
Drift Water Charters
Drift Water Charters
Fishing charter in South Padre Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(200 reviews)
We had a great time, caught lots of fish. One of our team caught a once in lifetime fish. She was thrilled. Captain helped the less experienced and educated the more experienced with local methods with all his knowledge and experience. Super patient, worked hard to put us on fish. Great guy, great trip would use him again, with out question.
Frank  R.
Frank R. Daytona Beach, FL