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

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Chris Vitale
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Went fishing with Bowed Up Fishing Charter on July 1, 2024
DISAPPOINTING! Our guide was vulgar, unprepared, unorganized, and lazy. Our trip started at 2pm and for the 1st hour I watched and helped our guide set up a tent. We did not get the 1st bait in the water until 3:00 and our 2nd bait in the water until after 4:00. I than watched him take a 45 minute nap while I watched the 2 rods. Sometime after 7:00 he finally got enough juice in the drone battery (that he was charging off his car battery) and we sent out the 3rd bait. Why wasn’t the tent set up and the drone charged prior to my prior to the trip starting. For the price I paid everything should have been set up and ready to go by the time we got there. I heard him talk more about how he needed time off than how we were going to catch fish… I should have paid more money and went elsewhere.

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Cody Curtis
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Went fishing with Jellyfish Offshore Charters on July 5, 2024
I would recommend that if this is your first-time fishing offshore and your body is not use to the waves, be sure to get the prescription motion sickness patch or some kind of good motion sickness pill.

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Jessica Pipal
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Went fishing with Reel Thrillz Coastal Adventures – Nearshore on June 24, 2024
Bring lots of sunscreen. These center console boats dove have a whole lot of shade so, for families and ladies recommend a towel to drape over your little ones or your legs. Definitely a rash guard or long sleeve fishing shirt. Especially if your iut a long time. Keep hydrated this time of year and you’ll be great :-)

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Jason Adair
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Went fishing with When In Rome Guide Service on June 23, 2024
I was worried about the water being rough because it was windy and rough on the beach, but the flats were smooth as glass. I was never worried, even with kids. Fishing was good even though a tropical storm had rolled though a few days before.

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Michael Thomas
Fort Worth, TX
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Went fishing with Goin Deep Fishing – Big B on August 26, 2023
make sure you verify if the boat has lunch and if not, bring something to eat and keep on our stomach. take sea sickness meds prior to getting on the boat. bring sunscreen. if you have parlor in the boat, a working AC is a must as there is not a lot of room on the boat for air movement to keep you cool and august is a hot month down at the coast with little wind. August the seas are much flatter than in other months due to lack of wind. bring a wide brimmed hat and sunshades. Keep an eye on the seasons for red snapper as we missed it by 2 days on this charter. If you want to troll for larger fish you have to go out further and a trip of 8 hours will not get you to the bigger fish. we went out 50 miles but according to the captain to get to tuna and bill fish, you would need to be much further out.

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Thomas Wilks
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Went fishing with When In Rome Guide Service on March 19, 2024
We got caught in a bad week of weather: strong tide, rip current, shoreline flood advisory, and strong wind. BUT, it's spring break so it's not like we picked the date - kids decided to take the chance.

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Drew Hufstedler
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Went fishing with Russell & Sons Outdoors – Saltwater on October 9, 2023
Book with Captain Cory Russell!! Captain Cory helps with understanding to how to land your fish. He does everything to help beginners learn what to expect. All you have to do is fish, he does everything else.

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Heather McCullough
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Went fishing with Red Tag Guide Service-Port Aransas on October 10, 2023
Randy with Red Tag Guides was a perfect fit for our crew celebrating a 13th birthday. He was knowledgeable, passionate, professional, fun and got the boys on the fish for a good quality time!! Highly recommended Red Tag Guide Services for successful fishing in Post A

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Mark Young
LaRue, Texas
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Went fishing with BP's Aggie Guide Fishing & Hunting on September 22, 2023
It's a fishing trip. Think of what you would need if you were going out on a boat for hours of FISHING. Your guide's not there to feed you, take you to shore to the restroom. He's there to put you on fish. Boat shoes are a must to keep your feet comfortable. A swimsuit with light, long sleeves, hooded fishing shirt is recommended. It gets hot and humid here.

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Arnold Mejia
Roman Forest, TX
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Went fishing with Reel Pursuits Offshore Charters on August 12, 2023
Fishing in Port Aransas is great because the water gets deep quick and is normally very clean and clear. There are good quality boats to choose from for charters and there is a lot to do in Port Aransas for the whole family so it's a great place to vacation.

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Douglas Tiemann
New Berlin, TX
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Went fishing with Seidel Guide Service on August 14, 2023
Fishing is tough in August anywhere. Expect to travel alot from place to place to try to find some fish that bite. Not sure I'd book whole day fishing. Early morning or late afternoon fishing would be the best. Mid day is brutal hot.

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Brian Walker
Hudson Oaks, TX
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Went fishing with Lil Joe’s Guide Service – Port Aransas on May 16, 2023
Talk to the guides previous to the trip to see what conditions are like, before you book. The weather was abnormal before our trip and had a significant effect on the fishing. As I understand it, fishing is usually better during the time that we booked for but, at the time of our trip, the guide had to work hard to get us into the fish. Our guide did exceptionally well at getting us hooked up with fish when other guides were having little to no success.

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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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Ronnie Lucas
Mason, OK
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Went fishing with 2k Fishing Addiction on April 1, 2023
Do your research on your Guides. Find someone you can rely on. We were catching nice size fish when the other boats were not. Maybe it was just luck, but it was sure nice to catch fish. We drove 9 hours just to fish the Port A area.

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Gerhard Fehrenbach
San Antonio, TX
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Went fishing with Reel Thrillz Coastal Adventures – Nearshore on June 24, 2022
Unless you have a boat, network with friends to find a very good charter service. Adjust your angling hours in the summer to stay out of the heat of the day. Wait till the reds are running in the fall and invest in good gear and a net. Set your drag correctly for you equipment and line.

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KEVIN WILLIAMSON
Anahuac, TX
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Went fishing with Coastal Charters – "The House" on June 3, 2021
I have fished the entire Texas coast and Port Aransas is a top two. All of the charters here both inshore and off seem to always send you home with quality fish. The boats are not all luxury vessels by any meens, but they get the job done.

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Bruce Robertson
Corpus Christi, Texas
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Went fishing with Lancaster Sportfishing on August 4, 2020
I highly recommend booking a trip with Capt Jay on his sport fishing boat El Cucuy. Capt Jay is an experienced skipper who is dedicated to showing his clients a good time and doing all he can to catch fish. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and have already recommended Jay to friends who enjoy offshore sport fishing. We'll definitely fish with him again. Had a great trip.

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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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Philip Tucker
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Went fishing with Reel Thrillz Coastal Adventures - Offshore on July 15, 2024
Ask more questions about details of the boat. Not having seating for anglers while traveling out and back in was challenging for me

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Terrence Wright
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Went fishing with Southwest Sportfishing on July 13, 2024
The guys did a great job. Very personable and fun and got us into the best King fishing I’ve ever had. More than once, we had 3 on at the same time. Great guys, super fun trip.

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Cody Morgan
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Went fishing with James Regini Guide Service on June 27, 2024
Fishing was hard, but it's hard to control the weather. Plus we've been in a full moon phase so the fish have probably been feeding ar night recently. Our guide said cooler months are usually better.

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Derek Marshall
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Went fishing with Kramer Fishing Charters on June 24, 2024
Watch the weather, patterns can be erratic and bite can turn on and off- Capt. Kenny Kramer worked to find em for us and we had a great time with him

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Clayton Menuey
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Went fishing with Reel Thrillz Coastal Adventures – Nearshore on June 13, 2024
Even if you think you won't get sick, prepare for it just in case. Also drink lots of water the day before and during the day of, it gets very hot out on the water.

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Garrison Worley
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Went fishing with Bowed Up Fishing Charter on June 14, 2024
Bring sun screen and beach games. You have to have patience when fishing for sharks so you’ll want something to do in the down time, but when they bite it’s a battle and worth every second.

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Tommy Crawford
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Went fishing with Lancaster Sportfishing on June 8, 2024
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.

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Jody Stodghill
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Went fishing with Born To Fish South Texas Charter on June 6, 2024
This was our first trip deep sea fishing. The captain understood that and made it a great experience.

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Landon Odom
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Went fishing with Port Aransas Guide Service on May 31, 2024
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.

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Mark Bergmann
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Went fishing with Penn Coastal Fishing Guide Services on June 28, 2024
Only caught one drum this year. Prior years were Great with Trout very abundant.

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Lucinda Luevano
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Went fishing with Capt. Ryan Aguirre's Guide Service on June 26, 2024
Definitely recommend anglers fishing in Port A! Well worth it and great memories were made.

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Vicky Cardoney
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Went fishing with Southwest Sportfishing on June 11, 2024
Get yourself a good a good Captain like Roger to have a great fishing experience ??