The rich diversity of wildlife in the Texas Coastal Bend provides for some of the best hunting and fishing around. Charter a ride out onto the ocean for memorable fishing trip, or make your next duck hunt include a fan boat ride to a camouflaged blind. Port Aransas and Rockport also have opportunities for hunting deer, javelina, hogs, and doves. These are just a few of the area’s guided hunt and boat charter providers.
PORT ARANSAS – ARANSAS PASS
Texas Gulf Duck Hunting
The Port Aransas skies are full of redhead and pintail ducks, and Texas Gulf Duck Hunting offers wonderful opportunities for hunting on the shore. During high and moderate tides, fully decoyed and camouflaged blinds covered with native Texas Coastal Bay Leaves are used, and during low tides, Texas Gulf Duck Hunting offers portable sites near deeper channels. Adding to the fun, transport to and from your hunt is done by airboat – an exciting ride in itself! Visit their website here.
South Bay Duck Hunting Club
The South Bay Duck Hunting Club operates off of a privately owned, 1600 feet beachfront stretching between Aransas Pass and Port Aransas. Family owned and operated since 1964, the South Bay Duck Hunting Camp boasts some of the best waterfowl hunting in the area, especially widgeons, redheads, and pintails. Their guides promise to find you the best spots for hunting the birds of your choice, and since the Camp is located in the Central Flyway, a variety of ducks are constantly arriving. And with the “Cast & Blast” package, you can complete your day with wade fishing after the hunt. Click here for the South Bay Hunting Club’s website.
A Fishing Fantasy Guide & Service Outfitters
A Fishing Fantasy Guide & Service Outfitters offers several guided hunts, ranging from fishing to dove and waterfowl hunting. Guides are provided at a 1 to 4 ration, ensuring your success. With blinds in different bays and on several shores, duck-hunters can expect a large variety for which to hunt, including pintails, bluebills, gadwalls, mallards, and more. During dove season, the Coastal Bend offers guided tours for family-sized groups to corporate groups. With A Fishing Fantasy Guide & Service Outfitters, you can spend half the day fishing and half the day hunting for a bargain. For more information, click here.
Coastal Bend Kayak
What better way to enjoy the Gulf Coast while hunting and fishing than in a kayak? With Coastal Bend Kayak, you can take part in the sport of your choice from the comfort of a Hobie Mirage Kayak. To find out more, click here.
Pat Hunt’s Fishing Guide Service
For a friendly atmosphere while fishing, Pat Hunt offers guided trips around the Coastal Bend. As a former teacher and coach, Mr. Hunt appreciates teaching people how to fish and enjoy a day out on the water. He guides groups of various sizes, and is a favorite for families. For more information, visit his website here.
Hampton’s Landing is home to Mickey’s Bar & Grill, and offers guided fishing trips, bait and tackle, fuel, boat slips, a free launch ramp, and RV spaces. Because of the large number of guides, you can book enough boats to host a tournament – and they boast that they can do it all for you with one phone call. Hampton’s Landing offers some of the best trout and redfish producing areas in Texas, as well as tarpon, marlin, kingfish, pompano, red snapper, and others – so don’t miss out! For more information, click here.
Port Aransas Deep Sea Fishing and Bay Fishing Charters
Port Aransas Deep Sea Fishing and Bay Fishing Charters offers guided fishing trips, kayaks for rent, sunset cruises, a Dolphin Watch, and much more. With their professional staff and USCG Licensed Fishing Captains, the crew at Port Aransas Deep Sea Fishing and Bay Fishing Charters are willing and ready to make your dream offshore adventure a reality. Visit their website for more information.
Ace in the Hole Guide Service
Enjoy the coastal scenery of the Rockport area bays while being guided by a full-time professional fishing and hunting guide. Ace in the Hole Guide Service is owned and operated by Captain Brent Hopkins, who offers ten years of experience for hunts of deer, dove, hogs, javelina, fish, and waterfowl.
Redfish Lodge on Copano Bay
With a view of Copano Bay on one side, and undeveloped marshland on the other, Redfish Lodge offers more than great fishing – it offers an ideal location for rest and relaxation. Enjoy a day of fishing along the Gulf Coast, then return back to the Lodge to enjoy a breathtaking sunset. The Redfish Lodge is stylishly and comfortably furnished, and accommodates both small and large groups. Click here for more information.
The Ruddy Lodge
For those who desire a more private lodge to accommodate a smaller group, The Ruddy Lodge is the perfect getaway. This 3600 square-foot home is fully furnished and luxurious – ideal for resting after a long day of fishing.