Texas Bowfishing Charters

Texas Bowfishing Charters

Best Bowfishing Fishing Charters in Texas

Texas: 25 fishing charters available

When In Rome Guide Service

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Port Aransas
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $400

Good Times Adventures

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(4 reviews)
Rio Hondo
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $300

Dw's Guide Service

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(49 reviews)
Pottsboro
trips from $400

Eat Sleep Fish Repeat Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Port Isabel
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

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 24,785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Bowfishing in Texas

Just enjoy the time and cherish the moments with luved ones fish or no fish just being together Its a Blessing well worth it
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just enjoy the time and cherish the moments with luved ones fish or no fish just being together Its a Blessing well worth it
Edward  G.
Edward G. San Antonio, Texas
Book a charter and talk to your Captain about local establishments, restaurants and public fishing spots. Our Captain (Captain Reyes with Lucky 7 Guide Services) was very helpful and knowledgeable. We are glad we booked our trip shortly after our arrival in Palacios.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a charter and talk to your Captain about local establishments, restaurants and public fishing spots. Our Captain (Captain Reyes with Lucky 7 Guide Services) was very helpful and knowledgeable. We are glad we booked our trip shortly after our arrival in Palacios.
Jeremy  B.
Jeremy B. Raytown, MO
Captains know best! Follow their recommendations and you’ll have a great time!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captains know best! Follow their recommendations and you’ll have a great time!
Sean  F.
Sean F. Copperas Cove, TX
Be sure to take water and sunscreen. The breeze on the water is great but it is still very hot. We brought sandwiches each time just to have something to munch on.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be sure to take water and sunscreen. The breeze on the water is great but it is still very hot. We brought sandwiches each time just to have something to munch on.
Julie  F.
Julie F. Fairfield, ID
Sometimes the fishing is hard. If it were easy you are at the grocery store. Enjoy it anyway. Don't make it a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Sometimes the fishing is hard. If it were easy you are at the grocery store. Enjoy it anyway. Don't make it a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Gary  K.
Gary K. Corinth, TX
Conditions were tough. Very windy, but that was just the day we had to work with.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Conditions were tough. Very windy, but that was just the day we had to work with.
Jesse  K.
Jesse K. Sulphur Springs, TX
Next year I’ll book two shorter trips with Texas fishing charters instead of one long one. But that’s just so that I can spend two nights at Katie’s Restaurant eating the fish Capt Zack puts me on top of
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Next year I’ll book two shorter trips with Texas fishing charters instead of one long one. But that’s just so that I can spend two nights at Katie’s Restaurant eating the fish Capt Zack puts me on top of
John  C.
John C. Fouke, AR
Absolutely fish in Galveston during June. Book with Island Fishing Guru!!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely fish in Galveston during June. Book with Island Fishing Guru!!!!
Ash  B.
Ash B. Haslet, TX
Be ready for any kind of weather rain or shine but the fish will be out there
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready for any kind of weather rain or shine but the fish will be out there
James  M.
James M. Littleton, CO
Fishing was great, just check to see what Saturday the fishing tournament in May is going to be on. Would have fished Saturday also, but did not want all the chaos from 400 boats fishing in the bay.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing was great, just check to see what Saturday the fishing tournament in May is going to be on. Would have fished Saturday also, but did not want all the chaos from 400 boats fishing in the bay.
Kalee  F.
Kalee F. Athens, Texas
We came to Corpus Christi because my dad did his flight training at the NAS, but the quality of fishing completely blew us away. We did a full day charter and then fished on our own for two more days, and we had an absolute blast. Lots of different areas to fish and very good accessibility to public waters.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We came to Corpus Christi because my dad did his flight training at the NAS, but the quality of fishing completely blew us away. We did a full day charter and then fished on our own for two more days, and we had an absolute blast. Lots of different areas to fish and very good accessibility to public waters.
Paul  P.
Paul P. Mancos, CO
Look Ed up for the best personal experience……limited out within two hours
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Look Ed up for the best personal experience……limited out within two hours
Deborah  R.
Deborah R. Caddo, Oklahoma
Go fishing with Keith Gregory’s Guide Service and you will have a great time because he knows some great spots to fish and you will have every opportunity to catch the Red fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go fishing with Keith Gregory’s Guide Service and you will have a great time because he knows some great spots to fish and you will have every opportunity to catch the Red fish.
ISAAC  S.  J.
ISAAC S. J. Colorado Springs, CO
Absolutely well worth spending at least a half a day with Get Hooked Charters Captain Damien
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely well worth spending at least a half a day with Get Hooked Charters Captain Damien
Ron  B.
Ron B. Houston, Texas
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Danielle  C.
Danielle C. San Antonio, Texas
Hybrid's were full of shad in mid April, but later in April would likely be better. Only had to through one of four back due to size. Catfish are always plentiful and good to eat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hybrid's were full of shad in mid April, but later in April would likely be better. Only had to through one of four back due to size. Catfish are always plentiful and good to eat.
Stephen  G.
Stephen G. Montgomery, TX
If you are into big bass there is no place like it. Bass capitol of the world. No need to say much more. Make sure you book with Jimmy reardon.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are into big bass there is no place like it. Bass capitol of the world. No need to say much more. Make sure you book with Jimmy reardon.
Mike  M.
Mike M. Warren Air Force Base, WY
Dress appropriately. In the morning, it's a bit chilly so bring a sweatshirt or sweater.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress appropriately. In the morning, it's a bit chilly so bring a sweatshirt or sweater.
Andrew  W.
Andrew W. Sugar Grove, IL
March weather can be a bit on the crazy side in Texas be prepared for the conditions and be ready for some action
Excellent
5.0 / 5
March weather can be a bit on the crazy side in Texas be prepared for the conditions and be ready for some action
Mike  Y.
Mike Y. Creedmoor, TX
Familiars yourself with your fishing location and make sure you tip them. Jerry and Brian the Deck Hand work their butts off and I tipped them more than my budget allowed. When you get good work pay them accordingly.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Familiars yourself with your fishing location and make sure you tip them. Jerry and Brian the Deck Hand work their butts off and I tipped them more than my budget allowed. When you get good work pay them accordingly.
Henry  B.
Henry B. Dallas, Texas

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