Texas Bowfishing Charters

Texas Bowfishing Charters

Best Bowfishing Fishing Charters in Texas

Bowfishing in Texas

The Lone Star state was once famous for being the gunslinging wild west, so it only makes sense that some of this tradition lives on in one of its most unusual fishing techniques. If you’re an experienced angler looking to cross the “final frontier” of hooking fish in weird and wonderful ways, or are a total newbie simply craving a truly Texan experience, then there’s only one option to consider: bowfishing! Combining the best parts of archery, hunting, and fishing, bowfishing in Texas will see you using all of your skills and wits to hook your catch.
 

Which charter is right for me?

Texas is home to the vast Trinity River, which is often considered by hardcore anglers to be the best bowfishing destination in the US. Lakes around Corpus Christi and Houston, as well as tributaries that feed into the Gulf, also provide ample opportunities. Bowfishing is reserved purely for inshore fishing grounds, meaning you’ll travel less and fish more. All you need to do is pick what you want to target, and how long you want to be out on the water for.
 

For Beginner Bowfishers

Although it might seem intimidating at first glance, you don’t have to be an expert to try out bowfishing. In fact, you don’t need any fishing experience at all! Some charters are targeted toward keen bowfishers, but you’ll find just as many for inexperienced anglers, and families with children. 
 
If you fit into this category, a saltwater bowfishing trip might be just the thing you’re looking for. This will allow you to target tasty, family-friendly fish such as Flounder, which is a great “first catch.” As this species loves shallow waters, a half day trip allows plenty of time for some angling action, as you won’t have to travel far. If you’re traveling with little ones who might be spooked by a nighttime trip, daytime bowfishing is also an option!
 

For Anglers Who Want a Challenge

If you want to get your fill of bowfishing, and target a prehistoric predator, then head to one of Texas’s freshwater fisheries. You’ll find charters waiting to take you to inshore waters, where you’ll be finessing your skills against Alligator Gar! 
 
Many anglers travel from far and wide for the chance to hook a trophy-sized version of this species – imagine the bragging rights you could earn by bowfishing for one! Give yourself a full day out on the water with an experienced captain, and this could be within your grasp. More time means you’ll be able to travel further, while perfecting your skills against many “trash fish,” such as Carp, that inhabit these waters. They make for great practice! 
 

What should I bring?

You’ll need to purchase your own fishing license before your trip. When it comes to bowfishing equipment, make sure you speak to your captain in advance: Some provide part, or all, of the equipment, whereas others expect you to bring your own. If this is the case, don’t worry, it’s pretty simple. Once you're ready to take aim, come explore the final frontier of fishing in the Lone Star state!
Texas
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 28,781 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Bowfishing in Texas

Yes, the crew are dedicated to fishing as it is their passion. They explained everything to my two sons 10 and 12. I also learned a ton as a single mom. We were able bait our hooks, cast, and real in the fish we caught by their guidance. If anyone needed help they were there to assist.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, the crew are dedicated to fishing as it is their passion. They explained everything to my two sons 10 and 12. I also learned a ton as a single mom. We were able bait our hooks, cast, and real in the fish we caught by their guidance. If anyone needed help they were there to assist.
Frisky Reds
Frisky Reds
Absolutely, it was my first time in Texas City, and it is my new spot from now on!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely, it was my first time in Texas City, and it is my new spot from now on!
Spots To Dots Guide Service Llc
Spots To Dots Guide Service Llc
Very different than a traditional charter fishing trip, gulf is very shallow so you cast the entire time. You have to get a good captain that can teach novice fishermen how to cast and reel. Don’t cheap out or you’ll have a tough 5 hours
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Very different than a traditional charter fishing trip, gulf is very shallow so you cast the entire time. You have to get a good captain that can teach novice fishermen how to cast and reel. Don’t cheap out or you’ll have a tough 5 hours
Drift Water Charters
Drift Water Charters
I would highly recommend Captain Jimmy Reardon. He put us on some nice crappie and is very knowledgeable of Lake Fork.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would highly recommend Captain Jimmy Reardon. He put us on some nice crappie and is very knowledgeable of Lake Fork.
JDR Fishing Adventures
JDR Fishing Adventures
Lots of dolphins were out playing near the offshore jetty that was cool to see and the boat that was near us caught a black tip. We got on a big drum and we got on a bunch of reds and a small drum near one of the bridges overall Zack was amazing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Lots of dolphins were out playing near the offshore jetty that was cool to see and the boat that was near us caught a black tip. We got on a big drum and we got on a bunch of reds and a small drum near one of the bridges overall Zack was amazing.
Keep’n It Reel Fishing Charter
Keep’n It Reel Fishing Charter
Great captain to work with if you have any interest in a Galveston fishing trip
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great captain to work with if you have any interest in a Galveston fishing trip
Scouts Out Fishing Charters
Scouts Out Fishing Charters
Fish in the morning when it's not too hot. Seems that hybrid bite on live bait. Shad worked well for us.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish in the morning when it's not too hot. Seems that hybrid bite on live bait. Shad worked well for us.
Hundley’s Guide Service
Hundley’s Guide Service
Bring a fully covered closed to avoid the sun burn, hat, sun glasses and sun screen.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring a fully covered closed to avoid the sun burn, hat, sun glasses and sun screen.
Jellybean Guide Service
Jellybean Guide Service
Red Bull and 5 hour energy drinks. Make sure you stretch first. We knocked the heck out of them
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Red Bull and 5 hour energy drinks. Make sure you stretch first. We knocked the heck out of them
SAction Fishing Guide
SAction Fishing Guide
Be prepared to have an amazing time. There was not a single dull moment during our trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared to have an amazing time. There was not a single dull moment during our trip.
Sharka Brah
Sharka Brah
Corpus is a prime destination for fishing in Texas. 5 hour trips are good in the Summer because it can get hot.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Corpus is a prime destination for fishing in Texas. 5 hour trips are good in the Summer because it can get hot.
Clear Water Adventure Guide Service
Clear Water Adventure Guide Service
Dramamin started the night before. Bring sunscreen, battery operated fan, drinks, snacks and a good attitude.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dramamin started the night before. Bring sunscreen, battery operated fan, drinks, snacks and a good attitude.
Big Tex Fishing Charters
Big Tex Fishing Charters
Rockport is definitely a fisherman’s destination for first timers and seasoned fisherman
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Rockport is definitely a fisherman’s destination for first timers and seasoned fisherman
Reel Adventures – Rockport - Port Aransas
Reel Adventures – Rockport - Port Aransas
It is a beautiful lake with lots of good fishing. We went on a Friday morning but it was not crowded at all.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
It is a beautiful lake with lots of good fishing. We went on a Friday morning but it was not crowded at all.
Johnny's Catfish Guide Service
Johnny's Catfish Guide Service
Listen to Capt Cody. I’m pretty knowledgeable about fresh water fishing, but Cody will teach you about feel and timing. He knows his stuff !!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to Capt Cody. I’m pretty knowledgeable about fresh water fishing, but Cody will teach you about feel and timing. He knows his stuff !!!
Texas Coast Fishing Charters
Texas Coast Fishing Charters
I would greatly recommend that anglers experience the fishing around San Antonio, Texas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would greatly recommend that anglers experience the fishing around San Antonio, Texas
Bones Fishing Guide Service
Bones Fishing Guide Service
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
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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
Sunrise Guide Services
Sunrise Guide Services
Enjoy the experience. Matt has everything you need. Bring yourself and have fun!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Enjoy the experience. Matt has everything you need. Bring yourself and have fun!
Redemptional Fishing And Outdoors
Redemptional Fishing And Outdoors
The temperature was great but the wind was a problem and kept us nearer to the shore than we liked. Weather in May is varied so you just have to keep that in mind.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The temperature was great but the wind was a problem and kept us nearer to the shore than we liked. Weather in May is varied so you just have to keep that in mind.
Galveston Offshore
Galveston Offshore
Perfect time for hybrids and sand bass but maybe May 11 is a bit early for crappie. Be prepared to be flexible if your objective is to catch fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Perfect time for hybrids and sand bass but maybe May 11 is a bit early for crappie. Be prepared to be flexible if your objective is to catch fish.
Barefoot Guide Service
Barefoot Guide Service

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