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

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Tasha Williams
Dallas, TX
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Went fishing with Sherwood’s Guide Service on June 29, 2019
We had an excellent trip!! It was a Father's Day gift to our dad. I truly believed he enjoyed it after hearing him tell his friends over over the phone what he was doing and the number of fish we caught kept increasing:) Captain was knowledgeable and patient. Also, as a side note, we had a four hour charter and brought food for the cavalry (don't do that). Second, Captain will accept grapes for tips. All in all it was an excellent experience!

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Candon Birdwell
Houston, TX
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Went fishing with Southwest Sportfishing on July 23, 2019
Go with a guide or at least a chartered boat, we have used Dolphin Dock in the past, they were really good and we used Southwest Sportfishing this year as our personal fishing guide this was an even greater experience that is very unique and awesome for building memories with family and/or friends.

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Cindy Treece
Dallas, Texas
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Went fishing with Island Time Offshore Charters on June 6, 2018
Verify early on that you will be with the captain and the boat that you book here on Fishbooker. Our crew and boat changed the day of the trip, even though I had corresponded with our first captain twice. The boat we took was not nearly as nice as what we booked (the door to the head had to be removed and we just chose not to go in there after that). But it was worth it for a great crew that helped us catch our limit on red snapper.

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Ronald Welch
San Antonio, Texas
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Went fishing with Jawjackers Charters – 22’ on August 3, 2017
Ask around for a good Capt. Josh Trejo was great! As soon as we put bait in the water we were catching mangroves and spotted trout, some skip jacks and even a catfish. It was our first trip and we will do it again!

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Mindas Jankevicius
Austin, TX
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Went fishing with Saltwater Charter on November 10, 2019
Last year about the same time and the same this year, I would say it is the best time of the year to go fishing.

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Brock Thompson
Midland, TX
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Went fishing with Private Charters NPI – Miss Leilani on July 23, 2019
Yes Captain Keith and deck hand Josh were fantastic. They are pros and pros make it a piece of cake

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Jason Tucker
Missouri City, Texas
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Went fishing with Lancaster Sportfishing on July 19, 2019
Don’t get drunk the night before. Get your room prior to arriving. Plan for the ferry. Get ready to enjoy beach life.

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David Johnson
Odessa, TX
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Went fishing with Jawjackers Charters – 22’ on July 2, 2019
Don't bring bananas on the boat... Lol And hope you get someone as dedicated as Captain Joshua to experience your first time..

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Mark Hellyer
Killeen, TX
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Went fishing with Reaper Offshore Charters on June 29, 2019
Take medicine for motion sickness the night before the trip. Be prepared to pay for cleaning your catch. Remember to tip the deck hand!

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Jannell Johnson
Brownwood, TX
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Went fishing with Saltwater Charter on June 20, 2019
Stay away from the party boats. Sometimes you get lumped in with people who can ruin your day. Private charters cost more, but are well worth it.

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Billy Salas
Austin, TX
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Went fishing with Saltwater Charter on June 12, 2019
Keep an eye on the weather, it likes to change often. Also dress cool, it gets hot. And wear sunscreen.

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John Maroul
Benbrook, TX
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Went fishing with Hot Spot Fishing Charters Inc on May 31, 2019
If going offshore get rest the night before and try not to drink too much! Save it for when you get back.

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Arthur Gottschalk
Portland, TX
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Went fishing with Southwest Sportfishing on May 1, 2019
Offshore not great yet, but bay action and mudflats are quite active, for redfish and black drum in particular.

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Jerry Belvin
Heber Springs, Arkansas
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Went fishing with Seidel Guide Service on July 24, 2019
You should definitely book with Captain Randy Seidel a very good. Guide you want be disappointed.

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Gary Deming
Dallas, Texas
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Went fishing with Southwest Sportfishing on June 8, 2019
Reserve early & stay on the island. If you stay at Aransas Pass, the ferry can be a hassle.

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Oscar Escobedo
Houston, TX
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Went fishing with Southwest Sportfishing on June 14, 2019
Make sure you stay on top of the weather and forecast for the days you schedule your trip.

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Reuben Salazar
San Antonio, Texas
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Went fishing with Lancaster Sportfishing on September 8, 2018
Fished many times with Captain Jay in the past looking forward to fishing on the new boat.

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Macy Adams
Austin, Texas
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Went fishing with Hot Spot Fishing Charters Inc on March 25, 2017
he's very friendly, the boat ride was amazing and my first time out was amazing

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Brian Trowbridge
San Antonio, TX
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Went fishing with Saltwater Charter on October 30, 2018
Book a fishing trip during the summer months. Make sure it’s a private charter. The large group fishing trips aren’t fun.

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David Brietzke
Austin, Texas
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Went fishing with Hooks & Horns Fishing Guide Service on August 9, 2018
We caught more fish on the beach in the surf than we did on our guided trip. The largest sand trout that I have ever seen, some 14 inches and several black drum.

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Marcus Vallejo
Lockhart, TX
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Went fishing with Coastal Charters ''Texas Bet'' on July 15, 2018
Put a group together and get on a boat with captain Danny Dorman and the “Texas Bet” coastal charters

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Rick Seman
Piqua, OH
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Went fishing with Coastal Charters ''Texas Bet'' on July 10, 2018
Request Captain Sharpie and 1st Mate Sparky!! These kids know what’s up! Put us on Fish early and often!

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James Westerhaus
Granbury, TX
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Went fishing with Hooks & Horns Fishing Guide Service on June 10, 2018
Tell your Captain what you want to fish for, but take his advice if he says other fish are biting better!

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Luke Shaffer
Rockport, TX
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Went fishing with Steven's Guide Service on June 10, 2018
Long sleeves, light pants, hat, gloves, face and neck guards. Even with full coverage, constant sunscreen application is a must! Plus lots of water.

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Stacy Woelber
Van Buren, AR
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Went fishing with Jawjackers Charters - 27 ft on May 27, 2018
Don't go on a holiday weekend! It's crazy busy. And take motion sickness medicine even if you don't think you'll get sick! I wish I had.

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Boerne, Texas
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Went fishing with Fillabite Guide Service on October 14, 2017
Always remember to take snacks and plenty of water. Our fishing guide has everything else you need.

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Darrin Chambers
Houston, Texas
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Went fishing with Bay Fish Stalkers on August 24, 2017
Find a good guide and they'll put you on fish. Research guides that specialize in the type of fishing you want to do.

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Hunter Owens
Houston, Texas
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Went fishing with Bay Fish Stalkers on August 16, 2017
I would definitely recommend a guide if it's in your budget and I also recommend bay fish stalkers with Captain Paul Miller!!

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Brian Beltran
North Richland Hills, Texas
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Went fishing with Southwest Sportfishing on July 18, 2017
I would book highly charter a trip with Southwest Sportfishing. We stayed around and saw what the competition brought in and Captain Roger outfished them all.

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Heather Ferlo
Austin, Texas
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Went fishing with Hot Spot Fishing Charters Inc on July 19, 2017
Go with hotspotfishing he is great and really wants you and your family to have a great time. P.S. take dramamine ;)

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