Texas Spearfishing Charters

Texas Spearfishing Charters

Best Spearfishing Fishing Charters in Texas

Top 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

Select a guide to show you around and take you to the good fishing grounds. Lots of memories will be made when you or your loved ones hook up with a bid red. Enjoy!
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Select a guide to show you around and take you to the good fishing grounds. Lots of memories will be made when you or your loved ones hook up with a bid red. Enjoy!
PHILIP  H.
PHILIP H. Waco, TX
redfish trout and flounder with high probability of catching all three on a trip
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redfish trout and flounder with high probability of catching all three on a trip
Lanny  H.
Lanny H. Houston, TX
Just be patient that the captain being guide enjoy the nature of the beauty the fresh salt water air and the banter amongst your boat in the other fisherman which is very friendly.
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Just be patient that the captain being guide enjoy the nature of the beauty the fresh salt water air and the banter amongst your boat in the other fisherman which is very friendly.
Tracie  F.
Tracie F. United States
Talk to the captain in advance and make sure you're prepared for the weather, the time underway, and sea state. And HAVE FUN
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Talk to the captain in advance and make sure you're prepared for the weather, the time underway, and sea state. And HAVE FUN
LaVelle  V.
LaVelle V. OLD RVR-WNFRE, TX
Be ready for anything. Weather is always a factor. Relax and have a good time.
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Be ready for anything. Weather is always a factor. Relax and have a good time.
Gary  S.
Gary S. Plano, TX
September can be spotty in this area depending on Temps, currents, wind and moon phase. Be sure you book with the right charter to ensure a good time. Fishing addiction definitely took care of us.
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September can be spotty in this area depending on Temps, currents, wind and moon phase. Be sure you book with the right charter to ensure a good time. Fishing addiction definitely took care of us.
Jason  B.
Jason B. Longview, TX
Yes, although we were in fairly shallow water, fish were biting, however not many keepers that morning.
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Yes, although we were in fairly shallow water, fish were biting, however not many keepers that morning.
Edward  S.
Edward S. Lake Hamilton, AR
There is a LOT of quality water in the area. I particularly like wade-fishing the flats, and there are literally thousands of acres available. We had perfect weather. Not crazy hot, beautiful water temperature, and lots of fishing opportunity. Highly recommended.
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There is a LOT of quality water in the area. I particularly like wade-fishing the flats, and there are literally thousands of acres available. We had perfect weather. Not crazy hot, beautiful water temperature, and lots of fishing opportunity. Highly recommended.
CHRISTIAN  B.
CHRISTIAN B. Bayville, NY
The bite may be difficult but you will definitely learn new techniques for dealing with less than ideal fishing conditions.
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The bite may be difficult but you will definitely learn new techniques for dealing with less than ideal fishing conditions.
Marrisa  D.
Marrisa D. Hobbs, NM
Both times we have fished Sept it’s been a great trip, when we fished end of Oct- Nov it hasn’t panned out.
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Both times we have fished Sept it’s been a great trip, when we fished end of Oct- Nov it hasn’t panned out.
Dustin  W.
Dustin W. United States
Make sure u use the restroom before u go if u have long hair put it up wear comfortable clothing u will get splashed every now and then so be ready for that have fun!
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Make sure u use the restroom before u go if u have long hair put it up wear comfortable clothing u will get splashed every now and then so be ready for that have fun!
Jessica  R.
Jessica R. Cleveland, TX
Book with redneck fishing and enjoy a great day fishing and a beautiful lake.
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Book with redneck fishing and enjoy a great day fishing and a beautiful lake.
Mike  B.
Mike B. Grandview, TX
The best white bass fishing is lower part of the lake south of Hwy 190. Fishing around the old hwy 190 and some of the submerged lakes are good spots. Get a topical map of the lake.
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The best white bass fishing is lower part of the lake south of Hwy 190. Fishing around the old hwy 190 and some of the submerged lakes are good spots. Get a topical map of the lake.
Richard  H.
Richard H. Trinity, TX
See Chad at Bite Me Charters. Pay attention to his coaching and fill the boat with fish!!!
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See Chad at Bite Me Charters. Pay attention to his coaching and fill the boat with fish!!!
Jose  C.
Jose C. Fort Worth, TX
Sunscreen and patience. Weather can be hot and humid much of the year. Fish are there, just need to keep casting and trying.
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Sunscreen and patience. Weather can be hot and humid much of the year. Fish are there, just need to keep casting and trying.
Janis  G.
Janis G. Vint Hill Farms, VA
Let your Captain know exactly what you want when you board. If you want inshore for an hour or two and then shark for the rest, he’ll accommodate. Great trip!
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Let your Captain know exactly what you want when you board. If you want inshore for an hour or two and then shark for the rest, he’ll accommodate. Great trip!
Collin  S.
Collin S. Round Rock, TX
Bring snacks and lots of water, if you are leaving in the morning you might want a sweatshirt. Be ready to reel em in when you’re captain finds the hot spots .
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Bring snacks and lots of water, if you are leaving in the morning you might want a sweatshirt. Be ready to reel em in when you’re captain finds the hot spots .
Jonathan  C.
Jonathan C. Pocatello, Idaho
8 miles out the water is very clear and it is very relaxing. The drop method of fishing is very fun.
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8 miles out the water is very clear and it is very relaxing. The drop method of fishing is very fun.
Jeramy  A.
Jeramy A. Lake Jackson, Texas
I would recommend Aransas Pass because it is away from the tourist crowd of Port Aransas. We stayed in PA but vying for a fishing trip there was crazy. Easy access to the harbor in Aransas Pass.
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I would recommend Aransas Pass because it is away from the tourist crowd of Port Aransas. We stayed in PA but vying for a fishing trip there was crazy. Easy access to the harbor in Aransas Pass.
Robert  S.
Robert S. Cumby, TX
Look up Johnny’s Catfish guide service if you want to catch fish and enjoy a great trip!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Look up Johnny’s Catfish guide service if you want to catch fish and enjoy a great trip!
Steve  W.
Steve W. Heath, TX

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