Rockport Fly Fishing Charters

Rockport Fly Fishing Charters

Best Fly Fishing Charters in Rockport

Rockport: 34 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Rockport
Trips from US $450
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
Rockport
Trips from US $600
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Port Aransas
Trips from US $400
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Aransas Pass
Trips from US $550
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(65 reviews)
Port Aransas
Trips from US $600
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Port Aransas
Trips from US $450
Port Aransas
Trips from US $1,000
Aransas Pass
Trips from US $500

Fly Fishing in Rockport

If you had to make a list of top five locations for fly fishing around the Gulf, we’d bet Rockport would make it to the final round. This might come off as a bold statement, but the terrain, the local fish, and the thrill of the chase might prove doubters wrong. Rockport fly fishing is made iconic by the sheer vastness of fisheries, diversity of water bodies and schools of hungry fish. Year round, these inshore specimens are ready to fight back. It’s fun for novice anglers and it’s a challenge for pro fishermen.

The fishing grounds are diverse to say the least. Here lies a net of flats, intertwined with channels, islands, muddy waters, and pot holes, all teeming with Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, with an occasional Tapon. The waters are crystal clear, so it’s a real thrill to sight fish for the catch. You don’t want to scare them off, and you want to present the lure right. Fly fishing is a bit like the imitation game—the better you can mimick the fish’s prey, the higher the chances of tricking them to strike.

Another great thing about fly fishing here is that you will often find fish around grass banks. Luckily, Rockport has plenty. If you have a trained eye, you will enjoy looking for Redfish and Specks ambush their prey. Head to the shallows with grass beds, and you’ll likely be hooked on in no time.

You should also go around oyster beds. That’s where the baitfish gather and your target will follow close behind. Scout the edges of the oyster beds for a fine catch.

What you need

Before you join your guide, you will need to tick off several items of your preparation list. Make sure to bring along a valid Texas saltwater fishing license, and reliable footwear. You might need to get into the water at times, so you will want to stay dry for the rest of the day. Now, fly rods are something that not all guides and charters provide. It’s always good to check that with the captain as some might be more than willing to include it.

The whats and hows of Rockport fly fishing

Rockport fly fishing is all about Redfish and Speckled Trout. Showers and wind can mud the water at times, but it normally doesn’t take long before it’s all pristine again. As the water cools down and the days get shorter, fly fishing gets hotter. Why? That’s when Bull Redfish make their fall run for the Gulf waters. The fish here are mostly cooperative and will gladly eat the fly, regardless of the pattern. But, they can get moody and sometimes an ill-placed pattern can ruin the day. Given its delicacy, fly fishing is best done with a pro. Any local fly fishing guide will gladly show you the dos and don’ts and that is the most efficient way to see what Rockport on the fly is all about.
 

Rockport
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 28,780 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Fly Fishing in Rockport

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
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
For someone who's never fish the rockport area, I would definitely hire a fishing guide. Captain Tony Gonzales is a very experience guide, and will put you on the fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
For someone who's never fish the rockport area, I would definitely hire a fishing guide. Captain Tony Gonzales is a very experience guide, and will put you on the fish.
Capt. Tony Gonzalez Inshore Fishing
Capt. Tony Gonzalez Inshore Fishing
Weather that day was very windy, but it wasn't the day before, so it's just hit and miss on the weather like any other time of the year.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather that day was very windy, but it wasn't the day before, so it's just hit and miss on the weather like any other time of the year.
Bar W Outfitters
Bar W Outfitters
Weather can be great or not so great in March and that can affect the fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather can be great or not so great in March and that can affect the fishing.
Captain John Wood
Captain John Wood
I chose this fishing trip on reviews and location. There are a lot out there. I didn’t take the first one that popped up. Worked to my benefit.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I chose this fishing trip on reviews and location. There are a lot out there. I didn’t take the first one that popped up. Worked to my benefit.
Bar W Outfitters
Bar W Outfitters
The morning was a little chilly so dress in layers as when we got back to shore we had slightly sun burnt noses and cheeks. Our captain is the biggest reason we did so well fishing. I recommend Jelly Bean Guide Service 100%
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The morning was a little chilly so dress in layers as when we got back to shore we had slightly sun burnt noses and cheeks. Our captain is the biggest reason we did so well fishing. I recommend Jelly Bean Guide Service 100%
Jellybean Guide Service
Jellybean Guide Service
Pick and choose your captain carefully, Captain John is a "keeper " and a very safe boat captain ,everything was provided for me , let's fish !
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pick and choose your captain carefully, Captain John is a "keeper " and a very safe boat captain ,everything was provided for me , let's fish !
Captain John Wood
Captain John Wood
It was my first time on a guided fishing trip and I think it went really well
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was my first time on a guided fishing trip and I think it went really well
Just Add Water Guide Service
Just Add Water Guide Service Tyler, TX
Weather was a bit hot this time of year, but our guide was able to put us on fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather was a bit hot this time of year, but our guide was able to put us on fish.
Lil Joe’s Guide Service – Rockport
Lil Joe’s Guide Service – Rockport Austin, Texas
Guides are invaluable in getting to the variety of fish species that come and go throughout the year in the Rockport area.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Guides are invaluable in getting to the variety of fish species that come and go throughout the year in the Rockport area.
Jellybean Guide Service
Jellybean Guide Service Mountain Home, TX
Get a good charter, they know the water and can help point out the good spots. Captain Smiley is a great option, friendly and very knowledgeable.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get a good charter, they know the water and can help point out the good spots. Captain Smiley is a great option, friendly and very knowledgeable.
Smiley’s Guide Service
Smiley’s Guide Service Mustang Ridge, TX
Make sure you wear sunscreen and take a hat. Don’t get in too big a hurry. Fishing takes patience. Enjoy the time on the water!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you wear sunscreen and take a hat. Don’t get in too big a hurry. Fishing takes patience. Enjoy the time on the water!!
Reel Adventures – Rockport - Port Aransas
Reel Adventures – Rockport - Port Aransas United States
Employ a guided trip. The bay is large and and shallow, you will need help navigating to the hot spots.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Employ a guided trip. The bay is large and and shallow, you will need help navigating to the hot spots.
Captain John Wood
Captain John Wood Kaufman, TX
Take plenty of water and sun coverage. Maybe a raincoat cause you never know.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take plenty of water and sun coverage. Maybe a raincoat cause you never know.
Flat Bottom Charters #2
Flat Bottom Charters #2 San Antonio, Texas
A fishing hat and plenty of sunscreen. Too hot for babies or small children.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
A fishing hat and plenty of sunscreen. Too hot for babies or small children.
Jellybean Guide Service
Jellybean Guide Service San Antonio, TX
Book a guide i’ve fished over 20 plus years and never brought enough fish home maybe a total of like 10 fish in 20 years thats not good but just wanted my son to have a good birthday
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a guide i’ve fished over 20 plus years and never brought enough fish home maybe a total of like 10 fish in 20 years thats not good but just wanted my son to have a good birthday
Bar W Outfitters
Bar W Outfitters San Antonio, TX
Call ahead and ask for the best times with the tides phase of the moon. This will maximize your catch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Call ahead and ask for the best times with the tides phase of the moon. This will maximize your catch.
Captain John Wood
Captain John Wood Joshua, TX
Watch the weather and dress appropriately. It's always great to get out on the bay.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Watch the weather and dress appropriately. It's always great to get out on the bay.
Barnard's Guide Service
Barnard's Guide Service Clemmons, NC
Hiring a fishing guide is an expensive day. But it's worth it if you catch fish! There are LOTS of fishing guides available in the Rockport area. Find one that has at least a decade of experience and guides for a living - these are the ones that have the experience and hunger to make your day successful. And worth the price that you pay.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hiring a fishing guide is an expensive day. But it's worth it if you catch fish! There are LOTS of fishing guides available in the Rockport area. Find one that has at least a decade of experience and guides for a living - these are the ones that have the experience and hunger to make your day successful. And worth the price that you pay.
Barnard's Guide Service
Barnard's Guide Service Austin, Texas

Top Targeted Fly Fishing Species in Rockport