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!
Texas
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 27,716 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Spearfishing in Texas

It's a fishing trip. Think of what you would need if you were going out on a boat for hours of FISHING. Your guide's not there to feed you, take you to shore to the restroom. He's there to put you on fish. Boat shoes are a must to keep your feet comfortable. A swimsuit with light, long sleeves, hooded fishing shirt is recommended. It gets hot and humid here.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's a fishing trip. Think of what you would need if you were going out on a boat for hours of FISHING. Your guide's not there to feed you, take you to shore to the restroom. He's there to put you on fish. Boat shoes are a must to keep your feet comfortable. A swimsuit with light, long sleeves, hooded fishing shirt is recommended. It gets hot and humid here.
Mark  Y.
Mark Y. LaRue, Texas
Weekdays has less boat traffic than weekends. Sep tends to still be hot--take plenty of sunscreen and stay hydrated.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weekdays has less boat traffic than weekends. Sep tends to still be hot--take plenty of sunscreen and stay hydrated.
Christopher  B.
Christopher B. San Antonio, TX
We would highly recommend it. Everyone was so nice to us newbies. My husband & brother had a great birthday. We had the BEST guide too. Captain Alex was wonderful.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We would highly recommend it. Everyone was so nice to us newbies. My husband & brother had a great birthday. We had the BEST guide too. Captain Alex was wonderful.
Lisa  W.
Lisa W. North Zulch, TX
Take the time to book a trip with Captain Dylan. He was very professional and knowledgeable on fishing for stripers.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take the time to book a trip with Captain Dylan. He was very professional and knowledgeable on fishing for stripers.
Monty  E.
Monty E. Dallas, Texas
September is a tough month for fishing. Defiantly the dog days of summer but a tough day of fishing still beats working!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
September is a tough month for fishing. Defiantly the dog days of summer but a tough day of fishing still beats working!
Josh  M.
Josh M. Montgomery, TX
Book a private charter. A tad more expensive but way worth the experience. What a blast during the fall season.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a private charter. A tad more expensive but way worth the experience. What a blast during the fall season.
Luke  K.
Luke K. Hutto, TX
Be aware that this is a fishing town. Not much else to do and restaurants are limited.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Be aware that this is a fishing town. Not much else to do and restaurants are limited.
Nathan  M.
Nathan M. Aledo, TX
Depending on time of year, lots of water. However, our captain made up for our deficiency.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Depending on time of year, lots of water. However, our captain made up for our deficiency.
Stephanie  P.
Stephanie P. Helotes, TX
Would have been nice to keep the AJ and Red Snapper if they were in season but overall great trip!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Would have been nice to keep the AJ and Red Snapper if they were in season but overall great trip!
Wisam  N.
Wisam N. Houston, Texas
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
Daniel  P.
Daniel P. 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.
Edward  B.
Edward B. Austin, Texas
Hire an expert guide like Captain Hector Lopez and tell him what kind of fish you want to catch. He knows the different locations that hold different species.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hire an expert guide like Captain Hector Lopez and tell him what kind of fish you want to catch. He knows the different locations that hold different species.
Rod  P.
Rod P. FAIR OAKS, TX
Emory is a very nice town. Good food and a short drive to a few wineries. It offers something for everyone.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Emory is a very nice town. Good food and a short drive to a few wineries. It offers something for everyone.
Jody  M.
Jody M. Keller, TX
This was super easy in and out and didn't have to ride in the boat for half hour to start fishing and to get to multiple spots. Liked all of that. What surprised me was how far down to Corpus from Rockport it was. Question your guide ahead about what he goes after and is he flexible and what is biting lately. Always good to have proper expectations. Aransas Pass not the most scenic with a good bit of refinery shoreline but hey, good fishing
Excellent
4.3 / 5
This was super easy in and out and didn't have to ride in the boat for half hour to start fishing and to get to multiple spots. Liked all of that. What surprised me was how far down to Corpus from Rockport it was. Question your guide ahead about what he goes after and is he flexible and what is biting lately. Always good to have proper expectations. Aransas Pass not the most scenic with a good bit of refinery shoreline but hey, good fishing
Jon  M.
Jon M. Klein, TX
Trout were slow because of the Texas heat but overall a great time, even in the dead of summer.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Trout were slow because of the Texas heat but overall a great time, even in the dead of summer.
Michael  G.
Michael G. San Antonio, TX
Bring lots of sunscreen and lots to drink. Be ready for the fish to turn on at a moments notice!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring lots of sunscreen and lots to drink. Be ready for the fish to turn on at a moments notice!!
Sean  O.
Sean O. Copperas Cove, Texas
If you think you might get seasick, take your motion sickness medication at least 30 minutes before boarding. My (adult) son found this out the hard way.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you think you might get seasick, take your motion sickness medication at least 30 minutes before boarding. My (adult) son found this out the hard way.
Angie  B.
Angie B.
I highly recommend coming here around this time of year. You always here “ we went out but didn’t catch anything”. Well that wasn’t the case here. We caught fish the entire time we were here and got to take back enough food for a large fish fry. We will definitely be back.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I highly recommend coming here around this time of year. You always here “ we went out but didn’t catch anything”. Well that wasn’t the case here. We caught fish the entire time we were here and got to take back enough food for a large fish fry. We will definitely be back.
Joseph  M.
Joseph M. Rhome, TX
Ask questions about the charter, such as do you fish or the captian. The charter I was on the crew cast the poles, set the hook and you just realed the fish in. Not what a seasoned fisherman really wants.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Ask questions about the charter, such as do you fish or the captian. The charter I was on the crew cast the poles, set the hook and you just realed the fish in. Not what a seasoned fisherman really wants.
Kevin  B.
Kevin B. Springtown, TX
Wait until the weather gets colder than now but anyways Cap Epi will fight to find those fish ?
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wait until the weather gets colder than now but anyways Cap Epi will fight to find those fish ?
Ricardo  B.
Ricardo B. Katy, TX

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