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Texas: 686 fishing charters available
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4.9 / 5
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San Antonio
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trips from $350
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Pottsboro
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trips from $400
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Alba
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trips from $350
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Rockport
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Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Rockport
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Montgomery
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trips from $400
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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South Padre Island
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trips from $425
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Galveston
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Gordonville
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Galveston
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Texas

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

The average price for a private 4 hour Texas fishing trip is $554, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $938 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

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

The most popular fish species you can target are Redfish, Black Drum, and Flounder. Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Drift Fishing, and Bottom Fishing. Inshore fishing, flats fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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 26046 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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There is no doubt....book tour trip with Captains Derwyn and Marshall Booker, Texas Deep Sea Fishing. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED. They are the most knowledgeable, experienced as well as extremely warm and personable. They will do everything possible to make your trip successful, memorable and enjoyable
Excellent
5.0 / 5
There is no doubt....book tour trip with Captains Derwyn and Marshall Booker, Texas Deep Sea Fishing. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED. They are the most knowledgeable, experienced as well as extremely warm and personable. They will do everything possible to make your trip successful, memorable and enjoyable
Wayne  F.
Wayne F. Houston, Texas
Stay close to the charter boats marina because it will save you so much time in the morning.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Stay close to the charter boats marina because it will save you so much time in the morning.
Michael  H.
Michael H. Wylie, TX
Find a good guide. Once the fish start biting be ready for plenty of action
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find a good guide. Once the fish start biting be ready for plenty of action
Ryan  L.
Ryan L. Greensboro, NC
Be ready for a very experienced, knowledgeable Captain that can put you on the fish and make your trip exciting.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready for a very experienced, knowledgeable Captain that can put you on the fish and make your trip exciting.
Eric  T.
Eric T. Elroy, WI
Book a guided trip. Talk to bait shops for advice and check out the jetties.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a guided trip. Talk to bait shops for advice and check out the jetties.
Travis  L.
Travis L. Mosinee, WI
If you have a choice, go when temps are above 60, and little to no wind, and sunny.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
If you have a choice, go when temps are above 60, and little to no wind, and sunny.
John  D.
John D. Fort Worth, Texas
Prepare for a great experience and remember Mother Nature doesn't always cooperate and fish aren't always hungry ???
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Prepare for a great experience and remember Mother Nature doesn't always cooperate and fish aren't always hungry ???
Robert  V.
Robert V. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Yes. We went in March, and it was very chilly. Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Yes. We went in March, and it was very chilly. Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather.
John  L.
John L. Austin, TX
1st time fishing outta Texas City and I loved it. The launch there is super close to the fishing grounds and better yet, you don't have to drive all the way into Galveston. Gonna do a lot more outta Texas City for sure.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
1st time fishing outta Texas City and I loved it. The launch there is super close to the fishing grounds and better yet, you don't have to drive all the way into Galveston. Gonna do a lot more outta Texas City for sure.
James  L.
James L. Mustang Ridge, TX
This trip was very windy, however we had a great time and The Captain put us on the fish and we had had good tackle and the right bait. Captain was experienced and we had a great time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This trip was very windy, however we had a great time and The Captain put us on the fish and we had had good tackle and the right bait. Captain was experienced and we had a great time.
SCOTT  C.
SCOTT C. United States
Look up solar lunar clock- shows “major and minor” bite times. Try to book your trip during the major or minor.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Look up solar lunar clock- shows “major and minor” bite times. Try to book your trip during the major or minor.
Miles  F.
Miles F. Durham, CA
It’s Texas so weather and wind are unpredictable but still some of the best fishing!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s Texas so weather and wind are unpredictable but still some of the best fishing!
Kimberly  C.
Kimberly C. Houston, Texas
Just remember you win some and you lose some each time on the water is different. Have a great time either way it goes. Be kind and God bless.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Just remember you win some and you lose some each time on the water is different. Have a great time either way it goes. Be kind and God bless.
Sergio  G.
Sergio G. San Antonio, Texas
Get plenty of rest prior to your trip. You’re definitely going to need it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get plenty of rest prior to your trip. You’re definitely going to need it.
Bryan  K.
Bryan K. Grand Prairie, TX
It’s the land of the giants. In March and the spawn in general you could easily catch the bass your lifetime. Great place.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s the land of the giants. In March and the spawn in general you could easily catch the bass your lifetime. Great place.
Richard  C.
Richard C. New York, New York
Offshore is so so this time of year. Have to settle mostly for Red Snapper.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Offshore is so so this time of year. Have to settle mostly for Red Snapper.
Al  A.
Al A. San Antonio, TX
The Laguna Madre is a beautiful bay system with plenty of potential to catch limits. Remember, it's fishing, not catching so take in the whole experience in God's beauty!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The Laguna Madre is a beautiful bay system with plenty of potential to catch limits. Remember, it's fishing, not catching so take in the whole experience in God's beauty!
Hal  H.
Hal H. Lexington, TX
Be prepared for south TX weather! It could be freezing with the wind on the boat one minute and the next you're burning up.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for south TX weather! It could be freezing with the wind on the boat one minute and the next you're burning up.
Sandy  B.
Sandy B. Houston, Texas
Chris supplied everything we needed and more. He baited the hooks, netted the fish and cleaned the fish. He is an awesome guide.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Chris supplied everything we needed and more. He baited the hooks, netted the fish and cleaned the fish. He is an awesome guide.
Tammy  C.
Tammy C. Beaumont, TX
Ed was a great guide! We stayed in the cabins at Little Mineral Resort. Very enjoyable and reasonable, right in the water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Ed was a great guide! We stayed in the cabins at Little Mineral Resort. Very enjoyable and reasonable, right in the water.
Reevea  N.
Reevea N. Portales, NM

Fresh N Salty
Fresh N Salty
Fishing charter in Texas City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
This was a great time. The winds were high but Captain Leb knew just where to go to give us great fishing. Highly recommend Fresh N Salty. We will be booking again. Several trophy fish caught.
Todd  A.
Todd A. Houston, Texas
Bravo Zulu Fishing Charters
Bravo Zulu Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(115 reviews)
Had a great morning trip! It was windy and choppy but the correct adjustments were made and we got on some good fish! Highly recommend.
Tyler  P.
Tyler P. Effingham, IL
Steven's Guide Service
Steven's Guide Service
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(220 reviews)
Steven is awesome and can cast across the oceans. Was a crazy windy day but Steven found us some fish. Great time, great boat, great day. He even put up with one of ours. Would definitely recommend.
Cody  B.
Cody B. United States
Grace Fishing Charters
Grace Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(356 reviews)
Arron had use on very good size red fish, black drum and sheepshead fish for the whole trip would fish with him again.
John  J.
John J. Carlsbad, NM
Galveston Offshore
Galveston Offshore
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(651 reviews)
Great morning! Captain was super knowledgeable and we caught a lot for the weather (13 total fish in 4 hours)! Highly recommended this tour!
Sam  C.
Sam C. Sheboygan, WI
Galveston Offshore
Galveston Offshore
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(651 reviews)
We tried multiple spots the Captain was knowledgeable and quick putting on new hooks and baits quickly as needed and we went home with filets that fed 14 people. We caught sheepshead, speckled trout, reddish, black drum. A great 4 hour tip We got 14 fish total. The Captain also quickly fileted our fish. Shannon did a great job, we had a blast.
Mark  R.
Mark R. Sheridan, WY
Reel Fishing Fever
Reel Fishing Fever
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(324 reviews)
We had an amazing experience. Captain Terry was fully prepared for our trip. Captain was amazing with our two girls 10&8. First pole in the water and before he could bait and cast the second pole we had a bite. The bite continued for a while with only a couple of minutes in between bites . We limited out on reds and Captain Terry was right beside us with the net for every fish.
William  H.
William H. Lebanon, MO
Ryan's Guide Services
Ryan's Guide Services
Fishing charter in Gordonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
I can never catch fish in colder weather, fishing with captain Ryan was a nice change of pace!
Joseph  R.
Joseph R. Fort Worth, Texas
2k Fishing Addiction
2k Fishing Addiction
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(85 reviews)
Great Time, he went out of his way to continue to move till so we stayed in fish ! great time 👍
Chris  S.
Chris S. Dallas, Texas
South Texas Fishing Charters
South Texas Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in San Antonio
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(109 reviews)
The charter guide took us at the last minute, there was a cold front and the fish wouldn’t cooperate, the guide did not give up and stayed out over an hour later to finally get us fish. He was awesome I would recommend him to anyone that is in San Antonio. We wanted to catch some redfish and finally through guides hard work we got a couple. The entire day we only saw one boat pull in one fish. We got two one 27” which was the biggest we ever caught.
Gerry  S.
Gerry S. Parma, MI
South Texas Fishing Adventures
South Texas Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Port Isabel
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(74 reviews)
Great trip, excellent communication leading up to the trip. Captain Mike works hard to make your trip the best it can be, doesn't skimp on anything. Our group will definitely be fishing with him again. Thanks for a great day.
Victor  L.
Victor L. Gladstone, MI
Lucky 7 Guide Service
Lucky 7 Guide Service
Fishing charter in Palacios
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
Captain Perez was awesome! He knew where the fish would be. Even with tough tides/weather we were able to catch fish. He also did an excellent job helping my wife bait and cast her rod so she was able to bring home supper! Reyes was very polite and worked hard for us to enjoy the trip! Thank you, Captain Perez. Will Schauman
William  S.
William S. Helena, MT
Texas Deep Sea Fishing – 28' Glacier Bay
Texas Deep Sea Fishing – 28' Glacier Bay
Fishing charter in Freeport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Captain Derwyn Booker and Captain Marshall Booker were PHENOMENAL. All the way up to the day of the trip, Captain Derwyn kept us informed of possible weather conditions and made sugestions on how to maximize our trip. Captain Marshall took us out and made "on-the-fly" adjustments to make our fishing more successful. These captains are THE BEST we have ever contracted. You can count on a very warm and personal, as well as extremely knowledgeable to make a very enjoyable qnd productive day.
Wayne  F.
Wayne F. Houston, Texas
Scale Chaser Fishing Guide
Scale Chaser Fishing Guide
Fishing charter in San Antonio
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(67 reviews)
It was a gray overcast day and chilly. But we got on some Reds, 21 to 28"s and a good fight. I had a god time and got our limit.
Rodney  R.
Rodney R. San Antonio, TX
TNT Bay Charters
TNT Bay Charters
Fishing charter in Corpus Christi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(98 reviews)
Was pretty tough weather conditions and able to get a good amount of reds and drum. Captain went to many spots and tried many methods to catch as many fish as possible. Very friendly. Would highly recommend.
Scott  T.
Scott T. Helotes, TX
Rod Bending Charters – 24'
Rod Bending Charters – 24'
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(253 reviews)
On a day the weather was not cooperating, Captain Jason and Connor put us on the fish. We had plenty of big black drum, a big redfish, some cats and a stingray. We highly recommend Jason and his crew and if we’re back in Galveston, we’d book with them again.
Gregory  K.
Gregory K. Kildeer, IL
Texas Coast Fishing Charters
Texas Coast Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Texas City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(94 reviews)
Had a great day of fishing w Captain Cody. We caught a little bit of everything: big redfish, big trout, a big alligator gar. Even a flounder. Despite it being pretty windy, we were comfortable on the boat. And fishing relatively near to the dock made for a quick run out and back in the bayou. Would definitely recommend for any kind of group, especially if you have young kids. My 8-yr old had a blast.
Anthony  L.
Anthony L. Bensenville, IL
Dunkin Guide Systems
Dunkin Guide Systems
Fishing charter in South Padre Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(150 reviews)
Captain Dunkin put us on fish in every location we went to. He is very knowledgeable of the area and not affraid to make the long run needed to get us on better fish. Would and will fish with him again.
Tim  M.  I.
Tim M. I.
Line Check Charters
Line Check Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(655 reviews)
Captain Eric was awesome. He was great with the kids, found us fish, and gave us great info on fishing, places to eat, and all about Galveston. If we find our way back to Galveston on a future vacation, I would give Line Check our business again.
Scott  H.
Scott H.
Kramer Fishing Charters
Kramer Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(144 reviews)
Kenny worked hard to get us catching fish. easy conversation, kept safety in mind. We were a party of 5, great time. You won’t go wrong with his guide service.
Brenda  M.
Brenda M. Curtin, OR