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Fishing charters in Aransas Pass, TX

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This city is one of Texas’s most visited fisheries. It never fails to mesmerize with the species of fish, and a large number of Aransas Pass fishing charters.

Depending on the season, you can catch Redfish, Black Drum, Southern Flounder, Spotted Seatrout, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Aransas Pass

Aransas Pass waters give a unique inshore fishing experience all year round. Anglers favorite Aransas Pass for its backcountry rivers, bays, and shallow flats.

There are a plenty of options for your next fishing trip near Aransas Pass. Local waters a playground for Redfish, Black Drum, Southern Flounder, Spotted Seatrout, and many more.

Inshore fishing trips are good for families with kids, couples, and small groups of friends.

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Inshore fishing trip prices

On average, the price for a 4-hour inshore fishing trip is $436 for 2 people. Add $50 for an extra angler. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

The cheapest rates start at $200 for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip near Aransas Pass.

There are about 41 fishing guides in Aransas Pass and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing outing in Aransas Pass.

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Best time for inshore fishing

June, July and August are the best months for inshore fishing near Aransas Pass.

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Offshore fishing charters in Aransas Pass

Aransas Pass is a great starting point for offshore trips. There are a number of fishing opportunities at its doorstep, making it a true fishing paradise.

Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, and Blacktip Shark can be your next trophy.

Offshore fishing trips are good for experienced anglers, groups for friends, and those who want to reel in a bigger catch. Be ready to travel into the federal waters miles off the coast.

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Offshore fishing trip prices

$682 is the average price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip and 2 people. Add $50 for an extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

$350 is the lowest price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Aransas Pass.

There are about 29 fishing guides in Aransas Pass and nearby cities. So you'll have a variety of options for your next fishing adventure.

Keep in mind that it takes time to get to the best offshore fishing spots. It’s better to take a 6-hour offshore fishing trip if you want more fishing action.

Standard tips are 15-20% of the price you paid for your charter if the crew did a good job.

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Best time for offshore fishing

June, July and August are the best months for offshore fishing near Aransas Pass.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Aransas Pass

Aransas Pass family-friendly fishing charters specialize in trips for anglers of all ages. The fishing charter Captain will teach you about different species of fish and show you various fishing techniques.

In-shore fishing refers to inland waters like creeks, flats, and small bays. Inshore waters offer consistent year-round fishing through seasonal changes.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Take a quick 4-hour inshore fishing trip. It’s a short trip for a quick outing — perfect for kids because they will learn something new and won’t get tired.

$436 is the average base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra person fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

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Shark fishing charters in Aransas Pass

Sharks are one of the most famous game fish in the waters of Aransas Pass. You can target these famous ocean predators by hiring one of the Aransas Pass shark fishing charters.

Aransas Pass shark fishing charters will do whatever it takes to reel in Blacktip Shark, Scalloped Hammerhead Shark, Bull Shark, Bonnethead Shark, and many more.

Note: some shark species are considered prohibited in Texas and cannot be kept as a trophy. These sharks have to be released. Fishing charter Captains will help you with shark identification.

Sharks inhabit various waters, from shallow to deep. Shallows are a playground for juveniles, while deep waters are home to adult sharks.

Fresh bait is used for shark fishing. Some of the most popular are Ladyfish, Bonita, Mullet, and Blue Runner. Fishing charter will prepare the correct bait for your shark fishing trip.

Shark fishing trip prices

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter is $522 for 2 anglers. An extra person fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

There are about 13 fishing guides in Aransas Pass and nearby cities. So you'll have plenty of options to find your next fishing break.

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Best time for shark fishing in Aransas Pass

Sharks are active all year round. March through October is the best time for shark fishing in Aransas Pass.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Aransas Pass

Tarpon are one of the top species you can target in Aransas Pass waters. Local fishing charters specialize in Tarpon fishing. They will show you various fishing methods and productive spots.

Tarpon inhabit waters around river mouths, bays, mangroves, and shallows. The perfect bait for targeting the silver king could be crabs, shrimps, mullet, or pinfish.

Note: Tarpon are a protected catch-and-release-only species. It is illegal to lift Tarpon out of the water if its length is greater than 40 inches. So be careful with your trophy, take a memorable photo, and release the fish.

Tarpon fishing rates

On average, the base price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter is $580 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional person.

15 fishing guides can arrange Tarpon fishing near Aransas Pass.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Aransas Pass

Tarpon season starts in late spring and lasts until the end of summer. The best months for Tarpon fishing are October, September, and August.

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FAQ

What is included in the price?

Most trips are all-inclusive. You will have everything you need for a fishing trip: rods, reels, tackle, lures, and cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean the catch for free.

Captains provide a saltwater fishing license. It covers all the anglers on the boat.

An offshore fishing charter has to have a federal permit to fish in the federal waters.

What to bring on a fishing charter trip?

Depending on the weather, Captains recommend bringing sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, long sleeve shirt, hat, windbreaker, waterproof jacket, waterproof pans, appropriate non-skid footwear, gloves, your medicines, bug bite cream, sanitizer, drinks, and snacks.

Bring your freshwater license if you are planning to fish in the freshwater.

Some Captains don’t recommend bringing spray sunscreen, liquor, weapons, fireworks, and inappropriate footwear.

How to book a fishing charter trip?

You can make a reservation with a 10-30% deposit.

The remaining balance has to be paid directly to the Captain on the day of your trip or upon arrival.

The majority of the fishing charter deposits are refundable if you can cancel before the cancellation deadline. It's usually within 2-14 days of your trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.

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