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Whether you are looking for a calm inshore fishing or a deep sea fishing adventure, Rockport fishing options are only a click away.
You can reel_in Redfish, Black Drum, Southern Flounder, Spotted Seatrout, and many more.Show all fishing charters
Rockport waters give a unique inshore fishing experience all year round. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for an experience of a lifetime.
There are a lot of options for your next fishing trip near Rockport. These waters a home to 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.Show all inshore fishing charters
$436 is the average price for a 4-hour inshore fishing trip and 2 people. Add $50 for an each additional person. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.
The most affordable 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Rockport costs $200 for 2 anglers.
You can find about 41 fishing charters in Rockport and nearby cities. You will have a variety of choices for your next fishing getaway.Check rates & availability
June, July and August are the best months for inshore fishing near Rockport.
Rockport is a great starting point for offshore trips. There are a number of fishing opportunities at its doorstep, making it a true fishing paradise.
These waters will yield anything from Red Snapper and King Mackerel to Mahi Mahi and Cobia.
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.Show all offshore fishing charters
$682 is the average price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip and 2 people. An extra angler fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.
The most affordable 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Rockport costs $350 for 2 anglers.
You can find more than 29 fishing charters in Rockport and nearby cities. So you'll have plenty of options to find your next fishing break.
Tip: It takes some time to get to the offshore fishing spots. So it’s better to take a 6-hour or 8-hour offshore fishing trip for the best fishing experience.
Standard tips are 15-20% of the price you paid for your charter if the crew did a good job.Check rates & availability
June, July and August will be your next best months for offshore fishing in Rockport.
Rockport is an excellent fishing destination for families with kids. Your family can learn various fishing techniques and catch different species of fish.
In-shore fishing refers to inland waters like creeks, flats, and small bays. Inshore waters are ideal for family fishing because of the shallow depths and calm waves.
Select a 4-hour inshore fishing charter if you are planning a trip to Rockport. Your children will learn more about fish and won’t feel exhausted after a quick adventure.
On average, the base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter is $436 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional guest. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.Check rates & availability
Sharks are plentiful all year round, from the shallow flats to the offshore waters near Rockport. Rockport shark fishing charters have vast experience in targeting different shark species.
Rockport shark fishing charters can help you reel in Blacktip Shark, Scalloped Hammerhead Shark, Bull Shark, Bonnethead Shark, and many more.
Note: not all shark species can be caught or landed in Texas. Some species are considered prohibited. These sharks have to be released. But don't worry about shark identification. Your Captain will assist you.
Sharks inhabit offshore and inshore waters, from mangrove swamps to reef dropoffs. Pups and juveniles occur in shallow waters, while larger sharks can be found in offshore waters.
There are many options for bait. Preferred live baits for shark fishing could be Blue Runner, Mullet, Bonita, or Ladyfish. The Captain will prepare the bait depending on the type of shark that you want to catch.
$522 is the average base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra guest fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.
You can find more than 13 fishing charters in Rockport and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing adventure in Rockport.Check rates & availability
Sharks are active all year round. The best months for targeting sharks in Rockport are from March through October.
Tarpon is one of the top trophy fish you can target on Rockport fishing charters. Many local charters specialize in putting anglers on Tarpon. They will show you the best spots and fishing methods.
Tarpon occur in shallow waters, passes, inlets, channels, bays, and river mouths. You can catch it on live bait with crabs, pinfish, or mullet.
Note: Tarpon is exclusively a catch-and-release fishery. It is illegal to lift Tarpon out of the water if its length is greater than 40 inches. So take a photo of a lifetime, measure your trophy, and let it go.
$580 is the average price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing trip and 2 guests. An extra person fee is $50.
In Rockport and nearby cities, there are about 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing.Check rates & availability
Tarpon fishing season in Rockport is late spring through summer. The perfect months are October, September, and August.
Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide everything you need for a fishing trip: tackle, rods, reels, bait, and a cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean the catch for free.
A fishing license is not included in the price. To fish in Texas you need to buy it: TPWD website is the best option, but you can also visit TPWD office. The majority of grocery stores and tackle shops across the state sell licenses as well.
A Fishing charter has to have a federal permit if you are planning to fish in the federal waters.
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.
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. The cancellation deadline is usually 2-14 days before your trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.
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