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OFFERING BAY FISHING AND NIGHT FLOUNDER GIGGING TRIPS

Active Military - 10% Discount!     Families w/ Children Welcome!

3-16-2015: Bay Fishing and Flounder Gigging have been great so far this March!  We have been finding many schools of redfish coming into the flats already which means this spring and summer are going to be one of the best year's ever!  Remember that the fishing conditions in March typically mean - moving around to find the fish, so don't get stuck on a location. Just because they were there yesterday doesn't mean they are there today. Although the cold fronts are weakening now, the water temps are still cool - so be prepared to fish the drop-offs near the flats... but for the most part, the Redfish will be holding over shallow water around mid-day, getting some sun then dropping back down to drop- offs during the night. Redfish this time of year are picky eaters.  If you're fishing bait, you'll find that one day they want cut mullet, the next peeled shrimp.  Live shrimp has been working for specks along the edges of the ICW and drifting has proved to be the best way to throw-your bait up against the banks. Flounder have been plentiful but mostly seeing the smaller flounder with a couple of nice-sized ones a night mixed in! 
Give me a call to reserve a day... This is the time to go fishing!  Call: 361-463-6545
Making Family Memories To Last A Lifetime!  Ask About the Captain's Seasonal Specials!!

VISIT BOTH WEBSITES: RockportRedRunner.com & RockportFlounderGigging.com
Capt. Chad Verburgt, USCG Licensed & TPWD Certified

State law requires that you have a valid fishing license with a saltwater stamp.  You must have this license before boarding the boat - available at Wal-Mart, HEB & tackle shops. 

Click the TPWD logo to learn more. 

 

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Call: 800-338-7539 or

361-729-6370 or 361-688-8348

 Capt. Lanny Phillips

Call: 432-349-0353

 

  

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FLOUNDER GIGGING TRIPS BEING OFFERED ~ RESERVE NOW!

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Trust in 23 years of experience.  A 3rd generation Rockport native with exceptional knowledge of the Aransas Bay System.

My specialty is helping you catch that trophy redfish or trout.  Ask about my Redfish/Flounder Gigging Combo Trips!

Call Capt. Tommy: (361) 729-3027

4-1-2015:  

CEDAR BAYOU IS OPEN - LET'S GO WHERE THE WATER IS PRISTINE AND THE FISH ARE ALWAYS BITING!!!

Wow, we are finally getting sunshine and warmer temperatures. Catching has been really good with one Oops out of the last 3 weeks. Hey I'm human. April we normally get a really high tide which is a truly good thing. I'm writing this on March 28th . I had the privilege of fishing Gary Y. and a buddy of his today. We made our way to a spot that has a slight indentation in the middle of some truly skinny water. I polled up a short distance and started seeing signs of redfish. Placed our baits inside of the slightly deeper water and in no time one of my clients had a real bruiser of a redfish on ; we finally landed the fish and was a respectful 28 1/2 inch with some serious shoulders on him . Not bad for the first fish of the morning. A short wait later we put another one in the box. Another bruiser at 28 inches. You see where the trend is; all of the fish were 27 inches and up . The last fish caught to make our limits was 21 inches. What the heck all bruisers and last one was a " Wanna Be ". I kinda poked at my fishermen that we had a impressive box going and then they ruined it . Nothing like a enjoyable morning on the water . Wouldn't ya agree. Give me a call 361-510-6655 and let me know you found me on fishrockport.com! 
 

I ENJOY FISHING WITH KIDS. IT BRINGS BACK MEMORIES WHEN MY DAD TOOK ME FISHING AS A YOUNG BOY TOO........BRING THE KIDDOS PLEASE!!

My cell 361-510-6655  Visit:  www.tommyfishing.com.   If you would like to do a COMBO TRIP give me a call - it's a hoot.
Capt. Tommy Barnard

All Fishing Equipment Included ~  Ice Chest Ready for Cold Drinks & Snacks ~ Clean & Package Your Catch

 

 

Just Add Water Guide Service ~ Capt. Jay Nichols

USCG Licensed ~  TPWD Certified ~ Families with Children are always welcome!

SPECIALIZING IN TROPHY REDFISH, SPECKLED TROUT & BLACK DRUM

Reserve Now!   Call: 361-813-4120

 

 

4-1-2015:  April, the beginning of spring, it is one of my fishing seasons. The weather is warming up, the tides are low and the fish are hungry! All along the Texas coastline the hotels and bays will soon be filling up with fishermen and tourist from various parts of the nation, and all will be ready to enjoy some rest and relaxation. Redfish are filling up the flats in schools, and filling limits lately has been good. Once these small fronts pass, we will be seeing them tailing in the backlakes. I have witnessed this twice this spring already on early mornings. Cut mullet, live mullet, pin perch, live shrimp and small crabs are on the menu, but which one they want is changing daily. When I leave the dock I have over $100 in bait alone to be certain we have the best chance possible to catch them. Trout can be caught while wading in belly deep water with artificial lures, live shrimp and croaker. They should be coming in from the surf soon, and with the fresh influx of salt water running into the bays through Cedar Bayou it should be a great year for trout fishing!  Black Drum are running in small schools over grass in the flats and shallow edges near drop offs. Generally while we are fishing for them you will see the schools swimming just under the surface. This is a thrill if you've never done it.  Come on down, spend a day fishing, and some quality time with friends and family.

Saltwater Therapy is a great way to relieve stress if you give it a try!
Come on down, spend a day fishing, and some quality time with friends and family.

Heck, you can probably write it off as Saltwater Therapy - if you try!
Give me THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW YOU WHAT I MEAN. 

CALL TODAY! 361-813-4120  VISIT ONLINE HERE:  www.jawgs.com!
Wishing you light winds and fun fishing!

Capt. Jay Nichols

USCG LICENSED FISHING CAPTAIN

 

I promise I'll give you 120% of PURE FISHING EXCITEMENT!

TAKE AN AIRBOAT TRIP!!!

Corporate groups, families on vacation with young children, tournament guiding experience.  Novice or experienced anglers. Children Always Welcome!

Capt. Lanny Phillips

 

 

USCG Licensed / TPWD Certified

Specializing in Trophy Redfish and Speckled Trout, Seasonal Black

Drum and Flounder.

Call: 432-349-0353

 Visit: www.tigernetfishguideservice.com

Come & Experience Adventure

with Tigernet Guide Service!

4-1-2015: Hello To Everyone, Isn't it strange how we voice our concerns when its too cold, or when its too windy, or when it's too dry for too long periods of time, or when it"s just plain hot. But let it began to warm after the winter, or the wind becomes dead still, or a front comes through, or its raining buckets, and then we began to voice our concerns about how cold it is, or how we need some wind, or etc, etc,....just the opposite from what we were griping about what seems 30 minutes ago. Am I right? Well, I got a solution!!! You have not gotten out enough and its time to go Fishing! The weather is warming and becoming a more stable. Trout are beginning to show and hitting on live Shrimp. Red Fish are in hot pursuit, also chasing live shrimp.  Please contact us and "lets go catch you some memories".
Contact me if you're interested in wading for Reds and Blacks.

On another note "Prime Red Fishing Time" is just around the corner, so why not book a trip or two, now!
You can also contact me via our website...www.tigernetfishguideservice.com, or by e-mail... tigernet@cableone.net,

I promise I'll give you 120%  of Pure Fishing Excitement so...

Let's Go Fishing!!! 

Captain Lanny Phillips

 

 

 

Capt. Randy Filla

USCG Licensed Fishing Guide

Texas Parks & Wildlife Certified

REDFISH     TROUT    FLOUNDER   DRUM

Looking for a great Texas coastal fishing guide and if your idea of adventure is fishing the beautiful, pristine saltwater bays of the South Texas Coastal Bend area, then you've come to the right place!  Perhaps you'd prefer wade fishing or drift fishing Aransas Bay, Redfish Bay, South Bay, Copano Bay, San Antonio Bay, Mesquite Bay and Corpus Christi Bay.  If it's more of an eco-style fishing adventure you're after, then try out a nature and birding trip around the Barrier Islands - Mustang Island, St. Joe's Island and other scenic stops along the Intracoastal waterway!  When wind and weather conditions allow, fishing with us will be one of the greatest experiences you've had on this part of the Texas coast.

Call & Reserve Your Date! 

Ph: 361-215-2332

4-1-2015  Hello to all. The last couple of weeks the weather has been great and so has the bite. Water temperatures this week were in the 70's in the flats and mid 60's in the bay's. Redfish have been great on Pin Perch, Sea Lice and Shrimp. If you like throwing artificial use 1/8 ounce jigs with a soft plastic with a chartreuse tail. These fish have been very shallow with limits. Black Drum have been on the shell reefs biting on live and dead shrimp. The trout bite has improved as expected. Trout our being caught on soft plastics, top waters and live shrimp under a popping cork. The weather has improved and its very nice out. Come enjoy a nice day on the water and catch some fish! Hope to see you soon.
Still have a few days left around Easter and Memorial holidays!  Book Now - Weekends Fill-Up Fast! 
DON'T SET THE HOOK 'TIL YOU FILL-A-BITE,

Capt. Randy Filla

FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN ALWAYS WELCOME!

 

VISIT ONLINE:  WWW.FILLABITEGUIDESERVICE.COM

 

 

Capt. Slick has 15 years of guiding experience and has the knowledge necessary to find the fish!  Get ready to catch limits of redfish, speckled trout, or Black Drum! 

CAPT. "SLICK" APPEL

USCG Licensed   TPWD Certified

Phone: 361-386-0569

 

The USCG License and TPWD Certification assures customers that they are in safe, experienced and competent hands.

TOURNAMENT GUIDE FOR HIRE!

 

Update: 4-1-2015

The fishing season is on the new 2015 Carolina skiff is up and running trips we have seen a lot of reds and even got some too bite the tide is low I have been across the bay at mud island the best bait I have found is live finger mullet so call that's all you have to do and let's go fishing!!!
Come Catch Some BIG Fish!

Capt. Raymond "Slick" Appel  361-356-0569

Website: www.slicksguideservice.com
 

 

Captain Kevin McCoy...

 is a USCG licensed, fulltime professional guide.  Whether you are a novice or experienced fisherman, like to fish with artificial or live bait, large or small group, Kevin would like to take you fishing; any Season of the Year!  Kevin welcomes families with children.  Member of Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce & the Coastal Bend Guides Association.

4-1-2015:  Reds are in the flats and eating anything you put in front of them. I am using pin perch and sea lice, but they are also eating shad, finger mullet, and shrimp. Boat limits are common especially on decent weather days. Oversized reds are also common with one to two a day expected. black drum are in their usual places eating shrimp (the school fish) and crab and sea lice for the oversize drum. Trout are also beginning to show up in the Aransas area and believe it or not for me the best bite has been on top water while wading. the water and air temp is warming and the season is off to the races. Beat the boat traffic and come down as soon as you can; you will have a blast.

Call: 888-948-7688 Schedule Your Next Fishing Adventure Online - Now!
Until Next Time, Go Fishing!

Capt. Kevin McCoy

 Reel McCoy Guide Service

 

Call Capt. Brent Hopkins: 361-534-4007       Visit Ace in the Hole's Website

USCG Licensed. Fulltime professional fishing &

hunting guide with over 18 years of experience

in the guiding industry. 

 

 

INTERESTED IN HUNTING?

Call Capt. Brent Hopkins:

 

Update: April 1, 2015

Spring Break is officially in gear now and the first 2 days I've been able to limit out my clients on their redfish fairly easy. The hard part has been finding bait and the lack of wind.


I've also found a few black drum but they have not been as eager to bite as the Reds have been. I still have a few dates yet to book during Spring Break, and the rest of March as well. Not to mention the dates I have available during April. I love this time of year fishing because it's not so hot and the lack of available baitfish in the bay's.

Give me a shout and we'll go catch 'em!!
 

Check us out @ www.aceintheholeguideservice.com!

Give me a call today to reserve your spot!


 Until next time remember when the cards are down and the bet is called, you still have your ...

Ace in the Hole!

 

Families with young ones are welcome! 

 

 

 

Capt. David Dupnik is One of the Most Successful  Flounder Gigging Experts in the Coastal Bend.

 FLOUNDER GIGGING AT NIGHT IS FANTASTIC! 

4-1-2015: Hey, South Texas Gigging Fans!  Spring is officially here!
We have had some pretty stressful nights out on the the water the past couple of weeks with dense fog and visibly only about 1/8 of a mile. When it gets that bad and you don't have any bearing to go off of, that's when you can depend on your electronics. Without a GPS or a compass on your boat you will be out there doing circles. The flounder gigging has been great with the warming days we have had lately. We are still on this low tide pattern falling hard at night. All the years I have been doing this I have never seen the tide this low, for this long of a period, at this time of the year. I have been finding all of my flounder in sloughs and guts way in the back of them where the water is falling off of the flats. It is still taking about 5 hours to gig a 20 fish limit, still lots of sheepshead around and a few black drum.

Thanks for reading - Capt. David Dupnik
Spend your Spring & Summer on the coast with Capt. Dave. Call NOW to RESERVE your FLOUNDER GIGGING TRIP! 361-790-3271
Contact Capt. Dave: captdavedupnik@yahoo.com.   Weekday trips are available! 

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We Don't Give-Up Until Sunrise!

Capt. David Dupnik

 

 

CAPTAIN JAMES SABO

USCG Licensed / TPWD Certified

 

LIGHT TACKLE   WADING

SIGHTCASTING

FLYFISHING & SHALLOW

WATER STALKING

 

BAY FISHING WITH LIVE

OR DEAD BAIT,

ARTIFICIALS/LURES

 REDFISH  SPECKLED TROUT

BLACK DRUM FLOUNDER

SHEEPSHEAD JACK CREVALLE

AND TARPON (UPON OCCASION)

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 Serving the Communities of Rockport-Fulton, Port Aransas & Aransas Pass, Texas.

All Skill Levels - Families with Children Always Welcome!

4-1-15:  As we journey through Spring and into Summer, look for Redfish on the grassy flats and along shoreline drop-offs. When you see shiny popping and flipping mullet, shrimp, and other baitfish rest assured the redfish wont be very far away. If you concentrate on fishing extremely shallow water of about 10” to about 1’-6” keep your eyes peeled for a glistening Redfish tail to pop out of the water. If you don’t like to chance fishing shallow water with your boat or wading, you always have other opportunities. This is what I like to call “pothole hopping”. Look for Redfish to feed on moving water such as incoming and outgoing tides.

VISIT: www.tailsupguideservice.com
Tight Lines Everyone,

Capt. James Sabo  (361)726-5255.

Member Coastal Bend Guide Association

 

 

 

Capt. Ron Moore  - USCG Licensed   Call: 361-356-1144

MORE BIG FISH GUIDE SERVICE

Fish the bays and flats surrounding Aransas Pass, Port Aransas, Rockport, and Corpus Christi with Capt. Ron.

Our area is home to some of the most fertile fishing grounds found on the Texas Gulf Coast.  Whether your desire is fishing for trophy speckled trout, monster bull redfish, wade fishing, fly fishing, or fishing with artificial lures, Capt. Ron can take care of everything for your next fishing trip.

 

 

 

4-1-2015: The tides have been relatively high lately and with the high water comes more fish. Redfish action has been good on sea lice live pin perch, and live shrimp. There are lots of undersize reds around but were finding some larger ones with them. Drifting the flats has been the best method on these very windy days. Trout action is average for this time of year. Live shrimp under a popping cork has given the best results. There should be more trout soon on the flats as the water warms and stays high. April is a good month for trout. Book your trip soon www.ronmooreartist.com
I still have openings this month!  Give me a call to reserve!  Capt. Ron Moore 361-774-3817
FISHING GIFT CERTIFICATES MAKE FOR GREAT GIFTS YEAR-ROUND!!
E-mail me: captron@clearwire.net   Visit: www.morebigfish.com 
Get Out On The Water Today,

Capt. Ron Moore

 

   

Occasionally a customer is so happy they

plant a big 'ole kiss on the Captain!

 

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Capt. Charles Newton

USCG Licensed ~ TPWD Certified

USCG/TPW licensed. Capt Newton offers a fun-filled fishing trip. Bait or lure fishing -  whichever you prefer.  He will fish with the most experienced or help the inexperienced.  He enjoys taking kids fishing and what he calls "ruining them for life" when they hang the big red.   He can handle up to 5 in his boat or can arrange as many boats as needed for your fishing trips or tournaments.  Cleaning and bagging your catch is included.  

 

Capt. Charlie Newton invites you and your

family for a fun day on the water!

 

Call & Reserve Today:

361-729-8220

 

4-1-2015: The redfish are cranking up and getting hungrier by the day. They are biting on cut mullet and dead shrimp. They are liking the shallower areas of the flats. If you still want to hang one of those big black drum you are in luck. They are still here and waiting on a free meal. They are biting on sea lice and crabs. Good catching to you. Let's go hang one give me a call.
WEEKENDS FILL-UP FAST - BOOK NOW!  CALL 361-729-8220!!

 

Good catching to you,
Capt. Charlie Newton

 

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