Texas Spearfishing Charters

Texas Spearfishing Charters

Best Spearfishing Fishing Charters in Texas

Spearfishing in Texas

Spearfishing is a sport for thrill-seekers everywhere, but grabbing a speargun or pole in the “Lone Star State” is something else. From its world-famous shallows to the depths of the Gulf of Mexico, spearfishing in Texas is a great way to discover these rich waters, all while getting your adrenaline levels pumping. 

What to Expect

This face-to-face combat is not for the faint-hearted, as you come up against some real monsters of the sea. 
 
In the skinnier waters inshore, you can go after beauties such as Redfish, Snappers, Speckled Trout, and Permit. Head a little bit further out, and you’ll come into contact with bigger Snappers, Groupers, Cobia, and even Mackerel. The real pulse-racing adventures happen in the deep waters offshore as you target predators like Tuna and Mahi Mahi. 
 
You’ll be able to cover the inshore fishing grounds on a half-day trip, with the option of combining it with some conventional fishing on a full day trip. Nearshore trips can also last anywhere between 4–8 hours. 
 
But if you want to head offshore, you’ll need a full day or longer. Some trips last as long as a few days, letting you get your fix of fishing and spearing to fill the boat with some delicious meat.
 

Where to Go

With over 3,300 miles of coastline, it’s tough to decide where to go spearfishing in Texas. Most of the usual fishing haunts have charters that offer spearfishing, so you’re in luck.
 

Galveston Bay

Galveston is a famous inshore fishing spot and it excels in spearfishing, too. You’ll find a spearfishing charter at any of the marinas from Baytown to Freeport, offering you the chance to hit the shallows or the nearshore waters for a range of exciting and delicious fish.
 

Aransas and Corpus Christi Bays

In the center of the coastal bend, Aransas Bay and Corpus Christi Bay offer year-round fishing opportunities, and spearfishing is no different. While most of the action is focused on the bays – with Redfish a favorite target – you’ll also have the best chances of finding  an offshore spearfishing trip here. 
 

Padre Island

Towards the border with Mexico, the Padre Island National Shoreline is another angling hotspot. With warm weather year-round, you can hop in whenever you like and target a range of exciting fish. As the islands act as a barrier from the Gulf to the mainland, most charters will have you exploring the inshore waters with plenty to keep you entertained.
 

How to Prepare

Before hopping aboard a Texas spearfishing charter, you’ll want to make sure you have all the gear. While some captains may provide spearfishing gear, most require you to bring your own speargun or pole and snorkeling or scuba gear. 
 
Other than that, just bring everything you would for a normal fishing trip. Make sure to respect the conditions and dress appropriately, bring some food and drinks and snacks aboard, and – most importantly – grab your TX fishing license.
 
If you’re looking to get your pulse up and land plenty of delicious fish to take home, then spearfishing in Texas is your best bet. Book your next charter and discover a whole new world!
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What anglers said about Spearfishing in Texas

Go to enjoy being out on the water in nature. Fishing can be hit or miss. Just relax and enjoy.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go to enjoy being out on the water in nature. Fishing can be hit or miss. Just relax and enjoy.
South Water Charters
South Water Charters
The summer is a great time to spend a day on the beach fishing with Shark Brah’s. Book your trip today.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The summer is a great time to spend a day on the beach fishing with Shark Brah’s. Book your trip today.
Sharka Brah
Sharka Brah
Bring a big hat and sunblock, get with the captain and see if you can bring a small ice chest for cold drinks and snacks
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring a big hat and sunblock, get with the captain and see if you can bring a small ice chest for cold drinks and snacks
American Striper Guides
American Striper Guides
Just like fishing on the lake you're gonna have good days and bad days. That's just life, if you don't catch anything don't blame your captain. We happened to luck out and catch a good amount of fish and a few things we couldn't keep. It was amazing to catch different types of saltwater spices.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just like fishing on the lake you're gonna have good days and bad days. That's just life, if you don't catch anything don't blame your captain. We happened to luck out and catch a good amount of fish and a few things we couldn't keep. It was amazing to catch different types of saltwater spices.
South Water Charters
South Water Charters
Have fun. Keep in mind it’s fishing not catching. It’s not always going to be a full limit or sometimes even any in the boat. If you have a guide rate him more on his quality as a person, a guide, and his knowledge conveyed. His job is to try and get you on the fish as long as he is showing that he is trying it’s not his fault if they arnt biting or just not around.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Have fun. Keep in mind it’s fishing not catching. It’s not always going to be a full limit or sometimes even any in the boat. If you have a guide rate him more on his quality as a person, a guide, and his knowledge conveyed. His job is to try and get you on the fish as long as he is showing that he is trying it’s not his fault if they arnt biting or just not around.
Capt. Joes Flounder Ventures
Capt. Joes Flounder Ventures
Get an experienced captain who knows the bay. We caught fish everywhere we stopped. The trip was relaxing and fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get an experienced captain who knows the bay. We caught fish everywhere we stopped. The trip was relaxing and fun.
South Texas Outcast Guide Service
South Texas Outcast Guide Service
If your a first timer, the Captain will let you have everything you need to catch fish. Including instructions to land your catch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If your a first timer, the Captain will let you have everything you need to catch fish. Including instructions to land your catch.
Line Check Charters
Line Check Charters
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Jellyfish Offshore Charters
Jellyfish Offshore Charters
This was our first fishing trip in Corpus Christi. Knowing the reefs and estuaries in the bay is key. Highly recommend booking a trip with an experienced local guide. Apex fishing was awesome group. Both boats that went out yesterday came back with lots of fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was our first fishing trip in Corpus Christi. Knowing the reefs and estuaries in the bay is key. Highly recommend booking a trip with an experienced local guide. Apex fishing was awesome group. Both boats that went out yesterday came back with lots of fish.
Apex Fishing Guide Service
Apex Fishing Guide Service
If it’s your first time fishing Galveston these are the guys to use. Professional, experienced and patient. All around great time!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If it’s your first time fishing Galveston these are the guys to use. Professional, experienced and patient. All around great time!
2 Reel Charters
2 Reel Charters
Great weather at 6:00 AM. By the time we were finishing up it was starting to get hot, so timing was perfect. Brody filets and bags the fish quickly. Don’t need anything, but a couple of bottles of water. Boat was super safe and Brody is a cautious driver.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great weather at 6:00 AM. By the time we were finishing up it was starting to get hot, so timing was perfect. Brody filets and bags the fish quickly. Don’t need anything, but a couple of bottles of water. Boat was super safe and Brody is a cautious driver.
Hundley’s Guide Service
Hundley’s Guide Service
Get plenty of rest the day before you go fishing because you will need it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get plenty of rest the day before you go fishing because you will need it.
Reel Thrillz Coastal Adventures - Offshore
Reel Thrillz Coastal Adventures - Offshore
People could do a lot worse than going out with Captain Marshall. It was a treat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
People could do a lot worse than going out with Captain Marshall. It was a treat.
Texas Deep Sea Fishing – 33' Contender
Texas Deep Sea Fishing – 33' Contender
Tropical storms in the area at the time make the fishing very hit or miss. They will make you really have to work for the fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tropical storms in the area at the time make the fishing very hit or miss. They will make you really have to work for the fish
Drift Water Charters
Drift Water Charters
Water with a big storm coming in made for a rough ride out. We were first timers and evidently this was pretty choppy! All in all, we were successful and enjoyed our captain, first mate, and the whole fishing experience!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Water with a big storm coming in made for a rough ride out. We were first timers and evidently this was pretty choppy! All in all, we were successful and enjoyed our captain, first mate, and the whole fishing experience!
Todds Sportfishing
Todds Sportfishing
If you get motion sick, take Dramamine before leaving and go to the bathroom before the trip
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you get motion sick, take Dramamine before leaving and go to the bathroom before the trip
Galveston Offshore
Galveston Offshore
I was very impressed with fishing from this location. It was easy to get to the gulf and didn't take long to get to the action.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I was very impressed with fishing from this location. It was easy to get to the gulf and didn't take long to get to the action.
Olivia J Charters
Olivia J Charters
Love it. It is just a small fishing village, and that is exactly what we wanted.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Love it. It is just a small fishing village, and that is exactly what we wanted.
Texas Chrome Outdoors
Texas Chrome Outdoors
First time fishing in Galveston and was completely impressed with the entire trip! Completely recommend!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
First time fishing in Galveston and was completely impressed with the entire trip! Completely recommend!
Big Tex Fishing Charters
Big Tex Fishing Charters
Fishing was great. We caught our first fish within minutes and our limit within two hours!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing was great. We caught our first fish within minutes and our limit within two hours!
Off The Hook Fishing Trips
Off The Hook Fishing Trips

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