Port Aransas Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Port Aransas Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Port Aransas

Top Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Port Aransas

Deep Sea Fishing in Port Aransas

If there ever was an iconic Texan fishery, Port Aransas has got to be it. The town has been famous for its sportfishing for decades, and with good reason. Ask us, and we'll say that this is in no small part down to its impressive big game potential. While the inshore fishing is plentiful, the deep sea fishing Port Aransas has access to is also some of the best in the state. If everything’s bigger in Texas, then just you wait to see the fish you can catch.
 

What's On Offer

 
Offshore fishing out of Port Aransas starts just a few miles from the coastline. Fish anywhere from the beaches to about 20 miles offshore, and you could be catching King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia (Ling), and a variety of bottom fish. The further out you go, the less fishing pressure there is. You’ll also find some interesting reefs from about 20 miles from the coast, where the water gets deeper than 150 ft. Anything up to an 8 hour trip will get you fishing these waters. 
 
But it’s once you go beyond the 40 mile mark that deep sea fishing out of Port Aransas picks up for real. It’s here that the continental shelf starts to drop and species such as Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Wahoo, and Blackfin Tuna make their way onto charter boats. This all gets better once you're out beyond 55 miles from the coast. Here, the sea floor drops to about 600 ft, reaching 1000 ft before too long. 
 
Port Aransas deep sea fishing charters that last at least 12 - 14 hours will show you just how good the action can get in these deeper waters. This is offshore oil rig territory, a sportfishing paradise where Blue Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Sailfish, and Wahoo hunt for prey around these hulking Fish Aggregating Devices. 
 
Most local guides suggest that if you want to get the most out of fishing these rigs, you should take an overnight charter. For fishing fanatics only, these trips offer non-stop action as you chunk for Yellowfin Tuna at night and troll for Billfish during the day. Port Aransas Tuna trips will almost always take this format. While this is undoubtedly the best deep sea fishing experience you can have out of Port Aransas, it comes at the cost of several thousand dollars and very little sleep. Sounds worth it? You bet.

 

When To Go

 
Most of the private deep sea fishing charters Port Aransas offers up operate most of the year round. But if you want to make the most of the fishery, it’s a good idea to consider charters running from April onwards. Summer through early fall is peak season for Billfish, with Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Blackfin Tuna also appreciating the warmer waters. Come between June and September, and you may even be able to take part in the Annual Deep Sea Roundup Torunament, too!
 
Deep dropping species such as Big Groupers, Tilefish, and even Swordfish can be caught all year round. Just remember that adverse conditions affect deep sea fishing charters much more severely than inshore ones, meaning trips are more likely to be rescheduled in case of bad weather.
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Full day trip with Captain Blake
JAMES H. fished with Come And Take It Sport Fishing on April 4, 2021
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Its a great pastime to be at the marina with all the experts.
My boy had tons of fun pulling Sheepsheads
Max E. fished with Chasin' Tail Guide Service. on March 12, 2021
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Port A, is probably one of the best fishing destinations in Texas. Just make sure you have a boat and the live bait. :)
December fishing trip
Rick S. fished with Coastal Charters – "The House" on December 28, 2020
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Have fun, enjoy your time even if everything isn't prefect. Take Dramamine 1 whole cycle the day before and during your trip
Half day trip with Captain Gabe.
Carissa H. fished with CL Guide Service on November 29, 2020
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Prepare for the weather to change from one day to the next. Get ready to have an awesome time, catch lots of fish and have fun.
August fishing trip
Marcus P. fished with Southwest Sportfishing on August 3, 2020
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Book with Southwest fishing on the last call
Day trip with Captain Randy Seidel
Jerry B. fished with Seidel Guide Service on July 24, 2019
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You should definitely book with Captain Randy Seidel a very good. Guide you want be disappointed.
July fishing trip
Brock T. fished with Private Charters NPI – Miss Leilani on July 23, 2019
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Yes Captain Keith and deck hand Josh were fantastic. They are pros and pros make it a piece of cake
Southwest Sportfishing with Captain Roger Sorenson
Candon B. fished with Southwest Sportfishing on July 23, 2019
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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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