Texas Spearfishing Charters

Texas Spearfishing Charters

Best Spearfishing Fishing Charters in Texas

Texas: 11 fishing charters available

Floating Debris Charters – 25’

Excellent
4.5 / 5
(15 reviews)
Corpus Christi
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $600

Get Hooked Charters Galveston – 25'

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(16 reviews)
Galveston
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $650

Fsquared Charters

Corpus Christi
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $1,500

Deep Sea And Bay Fishing

Very good
3.2 / 5
(4 reviews)
Galveston

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 25,065 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Spearfishing in Texas

November fishing is not the best, but this trip exceeded our expectatiopns.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
November fishing is not the best, but this trip exceeded our expectatiopns.
Katherine  W.
Katherine W. Miami, FL
Avoid fishing after rain if possible. While the temperature was nice and even a little bit chilly, the recent rainfall kept the fish from biting like they would have otherwise.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Avoid fishing after rain if possible. While the temperature was nice and even a little bit chilly, the recent rainfall kept the fish from biting like they would have otherwise.
Paul  P.
Paul P. VLG O THE HLS, TX
I would recommend staying at Axtons Bass City and using Russell as your Guide.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend staying at Axtons Bass City and using Russell as your Guide.
Austin  G.
Austin G. Belton, TX
If you’ve never rode with a guide before, expect to have a great time and a great experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you’ve never rode with a guide before, expect to have a great time and a great experience.
Chase  H.
Chase H. Lincoln, NE
I've been going around the last week of September/ 1st week of October. Real good weather at the time. Darren with DW Service will be the go to guy in my book.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I've been going around the last week of September/ 1st week of October. Real good weather at the time. Darren with DW Service will be the go to guy in my book.
Fabian  A.
Fabian A. TIMBERCRK CYN, TX
Make sure you have a small cooler for drinks or snacks and a poncho for wet weather. Other than that the captain took care of everything.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you have a small cooler for drinks or snacks and a poncho for wet weather. Other than that the captain took care of everything.
John  S.
John S. TENN COLONY, TX
I am not knowledgeable enough to offer any meaningful advice. But I suppose everybody knows that it is just too hot to fish during the middle of the day in August. A morning or late afternoon trip would be more pleasant.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I am not knowledgeable enough to offer any meaningful advice. But I suppose everybody knows that it is just too hot to fish during the middle of the day in August. A morning or late afternoon trip would be more pleasant.
Jieming  C.
Jieming C. CORP CHRISTI, TX
August is still a bit too hot! The sun will wear you down quickly. Make sure to hydrate and wear plenty of sunscreen as well as mosquito spray. As far as the fish, watch for the weather. The murky water after lots of rain can make it hard to see the bait and means less fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
August is still a bit too hot! The sun will wear you down quickly. Make sure to hydrate and wear plenty of sunscreen as well as mosquito spray. As far as the fish, watch for the weather. The murky water after lots of rain can make it hard to see the bait and means less fish!
Amanda  H.
Amanda H. Lufkin, TX
It was our first time and having someone who knew what they were doing makes all the difference!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was our first time and having someone who knew what they were doing makes all the difference!
Tina  H.
Tina H. Willis, TX
We were fishing lake fork in Aug. Capt Jimmy was able to put us on the fish. They were tough to pull out of the cover but he was great in showing us how to get them to bite
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We were fishing lake fork in Aug. Capt Jimmy was able to put us on the fish. They were tough to pull out of the cover but he was great in showing us how to get them to bite
Ronald  R.
Ronald R. Hastings, Michigan
First time out but fish weren't biting. The Capt even called others and they were having similar experiences.
Very good
4.0 / 5
First time out but fish weren't biting. The Capt even called others and they were having similar experiences.
Misty  L.
Misty L. Springfield, MO
It was my first time fishing out of this port, and it was easy, friendly, and not hard to find anything at all. Recommended.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was my first time fishing out of this port, and it was easy, friendly, and not hard to find anything at all. Recommended.
Mark  E.
Mark E. Boerne, TX
Find a good guide because they put in the hard work of finding where the fish are biting.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find a good guide because they put in the hard work of finding where the fish are biting.
Nathan  M.
Nathan M. Lake Jackson, TX
I would recommend hiring a charter if you want to catch quality fish. If a charter is out of your budget, I recommend 61st street fishing pier...you will be able to get helpful fishing tips and techniques from experienced local anglers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend hiring a charter if you want to catch quality fish. If a charter is out of your budget, I recommend 61st street fishing pier...you will be able to get helpful fishing tips and techniques from experienced local anglers
Thomas  G.
Thomas G. Oak Point, TX
Get a guide! They will help you understand the lake .and get on fish. If you take your boat on Lake Fork for the 1st time...beware of stumps. Be VERY careful when you leave the boat lanes.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get a guide! They will help you understand the lake .and get on fish. If you take your boat on Lake Fork for the 1st time...beware of stumps. Be VERY careful when you leave the boat lanes.
Ann  P.
Ann P. Emory, Texas
We had clear skies and some wind, but be prepared for the sun with lots of sun screen. Waves can pickup to so take meds for motion sickness hrs ahead of time if the bothers you.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had clear skies and some wind, but be prepared for the sun with lots of sun screen. Waves can pickup to so take meds for motion sickness hrs ahead of time if the bothers you.
Clint  A.
Clint A. Merkel, TX
Get Mike to show you around if you go whe. It's hot sun screen and could wTer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get Mike to show you around if you go whe. It's hot sun screen and could wTer
Bruce  G.
Bruce G. Fort Worth, TX
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
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

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