Texas Red Snapper Fishing Charters

Texas Red Snapper Fishing Charters

Top Texas Red Snapper Fishing Destinations

Best Red Snapper Fishing Charters in Texas

Red Snapper Fishing in Texas

Red Snapper
  • Size 5 to 20lbs
  • Food Value Excellent
  • Game Qualities Good
  • Habitats Nearshore, Offshore, Reef, Wreck

(Lutjanus campechanus)

When it comes to the Gulf’s most sought-after species, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better contender for the title than the renowned Red Snapper. Though you might be more likely to associate this fish with Florida, or Alabama, Texas is actually one of the best places to hook this fish, thanks to its multitude of wrecks and structures. In a state where everything is bigger – and, some would argue, better – come discover how this motto definitely holds true for Red Snapper fishing in Texas!
 

Which charter is right for me?

There’s a reason why Red Snapper fishing is so popular: This species, which loves to hang out around wrecks and reefs, tastes great and provides plenty of hands-on, rod bending action! Because of this, guests of all skill levels can enjoy reeling ‘em in, and you’ll find an abundance of charters offering trips for experts, newbies, and families alike. 
 
One thing to know before you book your trip is that, thanks to its prestigious nature, this fish is subject to closed and open seasons. Luckily, in Texas, you can explore state waters for Red Snapper year round. However, if you want to go seriously far out and increase your chances of landing the big one, make sure you book a federally-licensed charter during open season, usually in the summer. A word of warning: Federally-licensed charters get “snapped” up fast!
 

North Texas

One word for you: Galveston. This tourist-friendly island city is home to some of the state’s biggest Red Snapper, and is where the majority of federally-licensed charters can be found – good news, because traveling to federal waters is a must! Generally, it’ll be at least 30 miles before you start encountering this species, but if you’re up for the challenge, you’ll be rewarded in kind.
 

Central Texas

As you make your way further down the coast, the distance you need to travel to hit Red Snapper fishing grounds starts to get much smaller. Head to the sleepy fishing town of Port O’Connor, and you’ll find a wealth of charters ready to take you out to the local rigs about 8 miles from shore, in state waters. This means year-round Snapper opportunities! It also means less traveling time, so newer anglers will find the trip much more palatable.
 

South Texas

Winter might sound like a strange time to embark on a fishing trip, but head to Port Mansfield and you’ll be rewarded with some seriously incredible Red Snapper opportunities. You’ll find year-round charters on offer, waiting to take you to some of the state’s most productive Snapper spots, such as the Mansfield jetty and its nearby rocks. Even better? You can find them within state waters, making this the perfect location for newer anglers and families.
 

What should I bring?

This is Texas, so you’ll find that the majority of charters don’t include a fishing license, meaning you’ll need to purchase one yourself. If you want to fish federal waters, however, make sure you choose a charter that includes a federal license. Your captain will usually make sure you’re decked out with all the fishing gear you need, which means you can focus on what’s really important: hooking your very own Red Snapper!

Texas Red Snapper Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Red Snapper fishing in Texas varies moderately throughout the year. High season is June to August. Low season is January to March and November to December. There is no closed season.
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What anglers said about Red Snapper Fishing in Texas

Get yourself a good a good Captain like Roger to have a great fishing experience ??
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get yourself a good a good Captain like Roger to have a great fishing experience ??
Southwest Sportfishing
Southwest Sportfishing
No matter how “avid of a fisherman” you are, allow the guide to be the professional and develop a relationship to make it more enjoyable for both!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
No matter how “avid of a fisherman” you are, allow the guide to be the professional and develop a relationship to make it more enjoyable for both!
Meador’s Guide Service – Freeport
Meador’s Guide Service – Freeport
It was a bit tough to get hits during the bay fishing. Capt Jacob recommended July to Aug is best to try next time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was a bit tough to get hits during the bay fishing. Capt Jacob recommended July to Aug is best to try next time.
Code 3 Guide Services
Code 3 Guide Services
For those who do not fish often. This Captain if you listen to his advice in reeling in fish. You will land all of them.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
For those who do not fish often. This Captain if you listen to his advice in reeling in fish. You will land all of them.
Gonzalez Guide Service
Gonzalez Guide Service
Don’t waste your time with anyone else, Check Line Charters is the only charter I’ll be using from now on
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t waste your time with anyone else, Check Line Charters is the only charter I’ll be using from now on
Line Check Charters
Line Check Charters
Can be crowded if it's on the weekend and obviously can be hot. But it's better than August!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Can be crowded if it's on the weekend and obviously can be hot. But it's better than August!
Scouts Out Fishing Charters
Scouts Out Fishing Charters
Definitely a great choice Jesse knows what his doing you will definitely be catching some fish I recommend him 100%
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely a great choice Jesse knows what his doing you will definitely be catching some fish I recommend him 100%
Scale Chaser Fishing Guide
Scale Chaser Fishing Guide
The trip was about what you would expect. The sea was a little rough in the morning but it calmed down around midday and then it got pretty warm. Use sunscreen.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The trip was about what you would expect. The sea was a little rough in the morning but it calmed down around midday and then it got pretty warm. Use sunscreen.
Lancaster Sportfishing
Lancaster Sportfishing
Make sure you take something for sea sickness regardless if you ever been seasick or not and dress appropriately for the sun with sunblock
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you take something for sea sickness regardless if you ever been seasick or not and dress appropriately for the sun with sunblock
Capt Josh’s Offshore Charters – 30'
Capt Josh’s Offshore Charters – 30'
Get a captain that knows the area and has been in the area for quite awhile
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get a captain that knows the area and has been in the area for quite awhile
Clear Lake Fishing Charters - Captain Mark
Clear Lake Fishing Charters - Captain Mark
This was our first trip deep sea fishing. The captain understood that and made it a great experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was our first trip deep sea fishing. The captain understood that and made it a great experience.
Born To Fish South Texas Charter
Born To Fish South Texas Charter
Fishing is a little tough right now in the bay, but it’s still a lot of fun!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing is a little tough right now in the bay, but it’s still a lot of fun!
Reel Off Charters
Reel Off Charters
Don't limit your fishing tackle. Use a combination of lures, live bait and cut bait for a better chance at hooking one!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't limit your fishing tackle. Use a combination of lures, live bait and cut bait for a better chance at hooking one!
South Texas Elite Outfitters – SPI
South Texas Elite Outfitters – SPI
It was too choppy to really travel further out but overall it was a good experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was too choppy to really travel further out but overall it was a good experience
Reel Men Fishing Charters
Reel Men Fishing Charters
Be prepared for rain, but bring sunscreen it’s gonna be hot. So go early in the morning.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for rain, but bring sunscreen it’s gonna be hot. So go early in the morning.
Shallowrun Guide Service
Shallowrun Guide Service
Everything you need is provided. Just bring drinks, snacks and be ready to catch fish!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Everything you need is provided. Just bring drinks, snacks and be ready to catch fish!!
South Texas Fishing Charters
South Texas Fishing Charters
The clouds were out just enough for it to be sunny, but not killer. My family and I had a lot of fun. Thanks for your time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The clouds were out just enough for it to be sunny, but not killer. My family and I had a lot of fun. Thanks for your time.
Big Tex Fishing Charters
Big Tex Fishing Charters
The captain knew the area and was on the fish, he had us catching them right at day break!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The captain knew the area and was on the fish, he had us catching them right at day break!!
Sea N Spots Guide Service
Sea N Spots Guide Service
Take something for motion sickness day before and day off. Bring rain gear, bring food and plenty of electrolytes and do not drink alcohol night before or during your trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take something for motion sickness day before and day off. Bring rain gear, bring food and plenty of electrolytes and do not drink alcohol night before or during your trip.
Olivia J Charters
Olivia J Charters
Decide what type of fish you want to fish for before you select your boat rental. Shallower hulls have the ability to get redfish in shallow water while other boats don’t.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Decide what type of fish you want to fish for before you select your boat rental. Shallower hulls have the ability to get redfish in shallow water while other boats don’t.
Port Aransas Guide Service
Port Aransas Guide Service

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