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4.7 / 5
(79 reviews)
Galveston
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trips from $475
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5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
Montgomery
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trips from $400
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(135 reviews)
Pottsboro
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trips from $400
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Rockport
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trips from $400
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4.9 / 5
(95 reviews)
Port Aransas
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trips from $600
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5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
South Padre Island
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trips from $300
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5.0 / 5
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Galveston
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trips from $450
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(146 reviews)
Texas City
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5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Corpus Christi
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trips from $450
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Port O'Connor
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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 $569, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $948 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:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $300
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $425
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $419
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $511
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $725
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $563
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $856
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $1,250

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 27933 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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Jackets and rain gear. Even though it was not rainy or windy the spray from the run out was still cold.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Jackets and rain gear. Even though it was not rainy or windy the spray from the run out was still cold.
Charles  T.
Charles T.
Captain Cody was very personable and knowledgeable. It was a wonderful first time. We will definitely call Cody again.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Cody was very personable and knowledgeable. It was a wonderful first time. We will definitely call Cody again.
Curtis  R.
Curtis R.
Wether it's your first boat ride, or even if you are an experienced angler - Capt Chad Kraft is the way to go!! He knows the Bay area like the back of his hand, and where to find the fish! Highly recommend his fishing guide services for anyone!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wether it's your first boat ride, or even if you are an experienced angler - Capt Chad Kraft is the way to go!! He knows the Bay area like the back of his hand, and where to find the fish! Highly recommend his fishing guide services for anyone!
Michael  L.
Michael L.
The water was choppy and the wind was cold but that is November. We went in the morning. The sun came out later in the day and it warmed up nicely.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The water was choppy and the wind was cold but that is November. We went in the morning. The sun came out later in the day and it warmed up nicely.
Daniel  F.
Daniel F.
If you're going to go fishing in the lower Laguna Madre, I highly recommend Capt. Ryan Falls. We had an awesome experience with him.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you're going to go fishing in the lower Laguna Madre, I highly recommend Capt. Ryan Falls. We had an awesome experience with him.
Kim  M.
Kim M.
The weather can change by the day, watch the weather forecast and bring appropriate clothes.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The weather can change by the day, watch the weather forecast and bring appropriate clothes.
Matt  D.
Matt D.
Getting out is the key, if you find a local guide help you understand what fish is doing for the season. There’s different types of bait for the different species. Have fun don’t stress if there’s no catch at first, it is a pleasant process when reeling in your fish. ?
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Getting out is the key, if you find a local guide help you understand what fish is doing for the season. There’s different types of bait for the different species. Have fun don’t stress if there’s no catch at first, it is a pleasant process when reeling in your fish. ?
Jose  M.
Jose M.
This is a great experience for first time fishing in Houston. the professionalism and patience is hard to beat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This is a great experience for first time fishing in Houston. the professionalism and patience is hard to beat.
Justin  E.
Justin E.
Check with local anglers on what's in season! We love redfish so it was a good time for us
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check with local anglers on what's in season! We love redfish so it was a good time for us
Lester  T.
Lester T.
Pick and choose your captain carefully, Captain John is a "keeper " and a very safe boat captain ,everything was provided for me , let's fish !
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pick and choose your captain carefully, Captain John is a "keeper " and a very safe boat captain ,everything was provided for me , let's fish !
Tracy  O.
Tracy O.
Captain said that the seaweed is worse this time of year which makes it harder with lures.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain said that the seaweed is worse this time of year which makes it harder with lures.
Zachary  E.
Zachary E.
Captain Aaron was super helpful with instructions and recommendations on how to improve your opportunities if catching fish. All you need is a hat, sunscreen, snacks and beverages, and a fishing attitude while paying attention to the captain. You should be able to catch some redfish or trout, & perhaps some black drum.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Aaron was super helpful with instructions and recommendations on how to improve your opportunities if catching fish. All you need is a hat, sunscreen, snacks and beverages, and a fishing attitude while paying attention to the captain. You should be able to catch some redfish or trout, & perhaps some black drum.
Jim  W.
Jim W.
It truly depends on when I’m November and what the rather is doing, I recommend always checking with your Captains prior to booking. In my experience it was amazing!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It truly depends on when I’m November and what the rather is doing, I recommend always checking with your Captains prior to booking. In my experience it was amazing!
Joe  H.
Joe H.
Understand that it may be very, very cold. We wnet at this exact same time last year and it was very pleasant. This time of year it could go either way depending on the day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Understand that it may be very, very cold. We wnet at this exact same time last year and it was very pleasant. This time of year it could go either way depending on the day.
Josie  F.
Josie F.
It’s important to rely on expert Guides like Kevin to fulfill an enjoyable trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s important to rely on expert Guides like Kevin to fulfill an enjoyable trip.
Chuck  P.
Chuck P.
All you’ll need is your drinks, snacks and fishing licenses. The captain has everything else covered.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
All you’ll need is your drinks, snacks and fishing licenses. The captain has everything else covered.
Michael  P.
Michael P.
Dramamine for first time Boaters/Anglers beginning the day before the trip is a must!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dramamine for first time Boaters/Anglers beginning the day before the trip is a must!
Nathan  D.  W.
Nathan D. W.
Have fun with your Captain and crew, and treat them with respect. They will certainly treat you with respect.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Have fun with your Captain and crew, and treat them with respect. They will certainly treat you with respect.
Dave  S.
Dave S.
Hire a guide. They know the waters, the fish and the good spots. Great time saver and recipe for success.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hire a guide. They know the waters, the fish and the good spots. Great time saver and recipe for success.
Paul  C.
Paul C.
Pee before going. Bring snacks and drinks, sun block. Wear a long sleeve and pants with shorts and a short sleeve shirt underneath. It was cold when we went out, but got hot. Wear shoes that can get wet. Have fun!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pee before going. Bring snacks and drinks, sun block. Wear a long sleeve and pants with shorts and a short sleeve shirt underneath. It was cold when we went out, but got hot. Wear shoes that can get wet. Have fun!
Whitley  B.
Whitley B.

Deep Sea And Bay Fishing
Deep Sea And Bay Fishing
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
I think this pic said it all. 5 hours of fun, The boat was big, clean, AC & Heat, big bathroom, beds for the kids to sleep. TV, satellite stereo, full kitchen. This boat had it all. We did not want for anything. We did not keep any of the many fish, ( we had to catch a cruise ship the next day). If you are looking for a big boat that will show you a great time, This is the one. Thanks. Robert
Rob  S.
Rob S. Houston, Texas
Jerry's Fishing Charters – 25' Port Mansfield
Jerry's Fishing Charters – 25' Port Mansfield
Fishing charter in Port Mansfield
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Muy buena aventura con Captain jerry y la sonrisa de mis hijos lo dicen todo se divirtieron y Fue una nueva experincia en sus vidas esperamos repetirla pronto.100% Recomendado
Carlos  O.
Carlos O. San Antonio, Texas
Lone Star Fishing Guide Service
Lone Star Fishing Guide Service
Fishing charter in Montgomery
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
We had a great time with Capitan Ryan. We took out sons 8 and 9yrs with us. . Captain Ryan took us out and put us right on the fish. The boys caught all the fish for the 1st Hour us dads didn’t catch up till later. We caught 54 in all. I will definitely book again.
Raeford  W.
Raeford W.
Bravo Zulu Fishing Charters
Bravo Zulu Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(190 reviews)
Rene was great with my son and I. We are experiened Oregon fisherman, fresh and salt water. Rene made the trip enjoyable and fun, and we did better than most boats on the water that day. Thanks Rene
Brian  K.
Brian K.
Clear Lake Fishing Charters I
Clear Lake Fishing Charters I
Fishing charter in Houston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(56 reviews)
The captain put us on fish right away and I asked him to give the rod to my friend most times. He did and my friend had a really great first time fishing experience.
Joe  G.
Joe G.
JDR Fishing Adventures
JDR Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Alba
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(145 reviews)
Got us on fish and also showed us what to do and why. Very personable and patient with bad habits that need to be broke. I believe he went above and beyond to let everyone get in the action even tho it's tough with more than 2 people. Would recommend to anyone that wants to catch and learn alittle about fishing. Great job young man we had a great day. Thank you
Corey  H.
Corey H.
Blake on the Lake
Blake on the Lake
Fishing charter in Whitney
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(148 reviews)
Blake was awesome! He was very knowledgeable, helpful, and worked extremely hard for us to ensure that we had success - even when it slowed down. He went the extra mile to make our experience memorable. If you don’t choose Blake on the Lake, you might as well go out on a sunken ship!
Mike  G.
Mike G.
Spots To Dots Guide Service Llc
Spots To Dots Guide Service Llc
Fishing charter in Texas City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(129 reviews)
Captain Mike spent the entire trip putting us on to fish. Knowledgeable captain made us feel safe and we limited out. My dad caught a 40” bull red. Great experience. Thank you Captain Mike!
William  B.
William B.
Dw's Guide Service
Dw's Guide Service
Fishing charter in Pottsboro
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(117 reviews)
If you have never been STRIPPER fishing before in you life!!! And you have young children or an older parent with disabilities….. this is your guy!!!!. Captain Darrell was very respectful and considerate with helping us not only LIMIT out, but showed us a wonderful time on the lake. Will definitely recommend him to anyone and ready to book him again for next year.
CODY  C.
CODY C.
Emilio’s Fishing Adventures
Emilio’s Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in South Padre Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(111 reviews)
Had a great time catching 3X limits of trout in the morning with a bonus bull red. That was during tough windy, cold, overcast conditions. Highly recommend Emilio, he knows his stuff and he brings the energy
Miguel  M.
Miguel M.
Luck O' The Irish - Lake Lewisville
Luck O' The Irish - Lake Lewisville
Fishing charter in Lewisville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(94 reviews)
We did a half day trip with Captains Don and Omar. They were very instructive and helpful. At the end of the trip they fileted our fish and the whole trip was a fun experience.
William  G.
William G.
Fishswirl Guide Services
Fishswirl Guide Services
Fishing charter in Corpus Christi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(161 reviews)
My son and I booked it last minute and Captain Kevin responded quickly and had us set to go the following morning. We caught plenty of fish to take home and a couple monsters to put back!
Matthew  D.
Matthew D.
Clear Lake Fishing Charters I
Clear Lake Fishing Charters I
Fishing charter in Houston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(56 reviews)
Had a great time with my 9 year old daughter. Captain Allen was awesome and would definitely recommend! We look forward to more fishing trips in the future.
Shane  C.
Shane C.
2k Fishing Addiction
2k Fishing Addiction
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(132 reviews)
I enjoyed Colby’s style of fishing. If they were not biting, we moved to a different spot. With so many spots in the Aransas area that is a smart use of time. We caught our share and most of all enjoyed our time!
Ralph  H.
Ralph H.
Clear Water Adventures
Clear Water Adventures
Fishing charter in Corpus Christi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Shayne was an excellent guide. His communication was excellent throughout the entire process and he worked very hard to find the fish. He was very patient and helpful with less experienced members of the group and was committed to us having a great time. Highly recommend Shayne
Brian  T.
Brian T.
Kramer Fishing Charters
Kramer Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(223 reviews)
Caught our limit of Reds on our second annual Thanksgiving weekend fishing trip. Capt Kenny is top notch. We’ll be back!!!
Pam  R.
Pam R.
Walk On Water Fishing Charters
Walk On Water Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Corpus Christi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Captain Cody was great. Despite the fish not cooperating at first , With Cody's expertise and skill we kept at it and we put fish in the boat. I highly recommend Captain Cody!!! 5 stars all the way!!! Great time!!!
Curtis  R.
Curtis R.
Shallowrun Guide Service
Shallowrun Guide Service
Fishing charter in Matagorda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(277 reviews)
Capt Kraft knows his stuff, he's a character and fun to talk too. He made the fishing trip enjoyable despite the poor weather! He worked hard to find the fish and he was attentive to making sure we always had a line in the water! Caught Reds, Specs, and even a sheephead! If you are looking for a great fishing experience - Capt Chad Kraft is the way to go!!
Michael  L.
Michael L.
Jim Adams Guide Service
Jim Adams Guide Service
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(106 reviews)
My brother, father and I went on late November inshore trip with Captain Jim and his son Jason. We had a great time and were able to bring home plenty of fish! Highly recommend
Benjamin  D.
Benjamin D.
Line Check Charters
Line Check Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(770 reviews)
We caught fish and had a great time. Captain Michael was awesome and explained exactly what we had to do to catch some fish.
Alexander  Z.
Alexander Z.