What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Aransas Pass, Texas for the first time?

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Clay Clemons
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Went fishing with Coastal Texas Fishing Charters on June 8, 2024
The weather was warm so bring sun screen. The captain explained that at this time of year, some people do not catch much. Next time I book a charter, I will take the captain's recommended months into consideration.

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Dennis Russell
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Went fishing with The "Fish" Guide Service on April 28, 2024
Come prepared to take home lots of fish! If you can't at least take what you can eat over to Virginia's in Port Aransas and they will cook it for you. Make sure you are prepared for a fairly hot day in the sun. There isn't any shade on these skinny water boats. If you want more than water to drink make sure to bring your own favorite beverages iced down.

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Dennis Russell
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Went fishing with The "Fish" Guide Service on April 7, 2024
Make sure to get a good shady hat and a good pair of sunglasses. We bought my 7 year old Great Grandson his own life jacket (USCG approved) so he didn't have to wear one of the big orange jackets that are required if we hadn't. He was much more comfortable with the one we got him for about $70 dollars. His little sister will be able to use it once he grows out of it, so money well spent!

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Jon Milburn
Klein, TX
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Went fishing with Coastal Rod Bender on September 3, 2023
This was super easy in and out and didn't have to ride in the boat for half hour to start fishing and to get to multiple spots. Liked all of that. What surprised me was how far down to Corpus from Rockport it was. Question your guide ahead about what he goes after and is he flexible and what is biting lately. Always good to have proper expectations. Aransas Pass not the most scenic with a good bit of refinery shoreline but hey, good fishing

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CORP CHRISTI, TX
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Went fishing with deleted charter 23027 on August 27, 2022
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.

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Danielle Crone-Alvarez
San Antonio, Texas
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Went fishing with EASY FIX FISHING CHARTERS on April 16, 2022
I would absolutely recommend angler fishing for the first time in Aransas Pass! It was my first time and I’m already planning another trip back in July. I’m from Florida originally and I felt like I was at home. Great place to go angler fishing for the first time.

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CHRISTIAN BANDLER
Bayville, NY
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Went fishing with Artificial Action Guide Service on September 10, 2021
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.

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Vicki Catoe
Seguin, Texas
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Went fishing with Artificial Action Guide Service on April 21, 2021
The weather was the only drawback for the day....cold (57 degrees), windy (35 mph) You just never know! We planned our trip for this time 4/20-4/22 due to weather forecast was good but didn't turn out that way.

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Niranjan Shivashankar
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Went fishing with Code 3 Guide Services on June 9, 2024
It was a bit tough to get hits during the bay fishing. Capt Jacob recommended July to Aug is best to try next time.

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John McNeil
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Went fishing with Sunrise Guide Services on June 8, 2024
Check the tides …. Being bass fishermen this is something we don’t hafta worry about Had no idea it would affect the quality of fishing

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Jennifer Maurin
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Went fishing with Sunrise Guide Services on May 12, 2024
The bigger boat was well worth it with the wind we still had fun and caught fish a small boat would not have been as much fun would have spent all our energy fighting the wind lol

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Mary Myers
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Went fishing with Sunrise Guide Services on May 6, 2024
Our trip was scheduled for a birthday. Normally, we would schedule according to weather, wind, tides ect. We were lucky!

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Ron Johnson
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Went fishing with Coastal Rod Bender on April 26, 2024
Captain Russ Wheeler is the real deal. He took us to the fish, and we hit our limit in 2 hours. Very Professional with great tips to help you catch fish.

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Nick Watne
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Went fishing with Coastal Texas Fishing Charters on March 15, 2024
Be open to what kind of fish you’re going to catch because sometimes you are going to hit on the ones you aren’t planning on.

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Trevor Gibson
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Went fishing with Artificial Action Guide Service on December 29, 2023
Come prepared to catch fish, bring chest waders if possible or at least wading boots if the water is warm enough

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Paul Cawood
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Went fishing with Coastal Texas Fishing Charters on October 22, 2023
Hire a guide. They know the waters, the fish and the good spots. Great time saver and recipe for success.

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Ron Alvarado
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Went fishing with Sunrise Guide Services on October 5, 2023
Come prepared with regular necessities, ie, sunglasses, light snacks, drinks, etc., but definitely look ahead at weather conditions… when it rains on the coast, it pours!! Don’t forget raincoats!

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Christopher Bacorn
San Antonio, TX
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Went fishing with Coastal Texas Fishing Charters on September 21, 2023
Weekdays has less boat traffic than weekends. Sep tends to still be hot--take plenty of sunscreen and stay hydrated.

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Brett Brasher
Dean, TX
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Went fishing with Coastal Texas Fishing Charters on July 8, 2023
Get with a guide. Fish bite this year in july is hard but when you get with a guide they communicate amongst each other and help one another. It's all about getting the customer the fish.

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Jesse Rodrigues
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Went fishing with Fishing All The Time Guide Service on May 21, 2023
It's called Fishing, not Catching....go out and have fun and if your head is in that space you will have a great trip.

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Andrew Decker
Fort Worth, TX
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Went fishing with Coastal Rod Bender on May 19, 2023
The weather is not too hot yet. Try to avoid the tournaments. Our guide knew where one was and asked us to meet him at a different location to avoid the crowds.

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Ron Rutledge
Bastrop, TX
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Went fishing with Russell & Sons Outdoors – Saltwater on March 18, 2022
It was a good place to set out from. There is plenty of parking, plenty of places to fish if certain areas are producing results, etc. Nice area to stay in as well.

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ROY SMITH
Temple, TX
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Went fishing with Keeping Up With The Jones on December 12, 2021
Pay attention to the weather and bring proper attire for both warm and cold weather because it can change.

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Cumby, TX
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Went fishing with deleted charter 23027 on July 27, 2021
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.

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Billy Tyler
Whitney, Texas
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Went fishing with Mike's Offshore Charters on July 2, 2021
Be sure you when booking your charter that your captain will be able to fish in international waters

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James Thompson
Portland, TX
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Went fishing with Artificial Action Guide Service on May 30, 2020
Wear sunscreen, even if it's cloudy! A guide will increase your chances of catching fish exponentially.

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Dawn Warner
Austin, TX
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Went fishing with Buena Vida Charters on November 9, 2019
The half day trip is more than enough for first time off shore fishing. Bring cooler with Gatorade & snacks.

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Chad Harris
Cedar Park, TX
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Went fishing with Coastal Rod Bender on May 25, 2019
We caught tons of small redfish and a couple of great sized ones, but I’d wait until June/July for the trout!

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Jay Forshage
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Went fishing with Rockport Fowl Hook on June 24, 2023
Need to fish the deeper water areas, shallow areas get very warm in the afternoons.

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Jim Wade
Georgetown, TX
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Went fishing with Fishing All The Time Guide Service on May 14, 2023
Get a guide - having the local knowledge of the area is key to a successful, enjoyable time.