Artificial Action Guide Service

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Artificial Action Guide Service operates out of Aransas Pass, TX, exploring the shallow flats and backcountry the area is famous for in search of Redfish and Speckled Trout. Head out for a great day of wade and drift fishing. Head home with some tasty fish and a ton of awesome memories!

You will be fishing aboard a 19’ Freedom Boats flats boat, built right here in Texas and designed specifically for the area’s endless shallows. Most trips focus on wade fishing, but you can also try drifting the flats if the conditions are right, and this boat is perfect for it.

Captain Larry Bell is dedicated to two things: providing great fishing trips and maintaining his beloved local fisheries. He is an artificials specialist who will take you to all his favorite fishing spots, using a variety of lures such as topwater plugs, soft plastics, and more to bring in big fish.

Captain Larry takes pride in promoting sustainable fishing methods and practices on all his trips. He encourages catch & release for fish you don’t want to eat. Any Trout over 20” and any Redfish over 24” must be released, as these are the most likely to breed.

At the end of your trip, any fish you want to keep will be cleaned and filleted, ready to enjoy as soon as you get home. All tackle and lures are provided. Just bring your waders, your food and drink, and any other personal items, and get ready for a day of fun sportfishing.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    Spend the entire day fishing for Trout and Redfish on the flats and backwaters around Aransas Pass, TX. Head out in search of some great battles on artificials, reeling in tasty fish. Large Trout (20" plus) and Redfish (24" plus) should be released to help maintain a healthy fishery. Trips can be wade or drift fishing, you pick.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    This is a four-hour morning trip which focuses on wade fishing for Trout and Redfish using artificial baits only. You can sometimes also drift areas for the fish. It all depends on the conditions on the day. Captain Larry encourages his guests to release any Trout over 20" and Red over 24". Fish bigger than that are baby makers and Captain Larry is a strong conservationist. Trips can be wade or drift fishing, you pick.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $400
    price breakdown
    Spend the afternoon fishing for Trout and Redfish in the shallow inshore waters around Aransas Pass, TX. All Trout over 20" and all Redfish over 24" should be released to promote a healthy fishery for future generations. Trips can be wade or drift fishing, you pick.
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About the Captain

Larry Bell
Aransas Pass, Texas, Estados Unidos
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96 Customer Reviews
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Member since Mayo 2018
Captain Larry Bell has been fishing for 35 years and specializes in targeting trophy inshore fish on artificials. Capt. Larry made the move to running charters to share his passion and his local waters with clients. He loves catching fish, loves being on the water, and is excited to share both these things with as many people as possible! Capt. Larry count himself very lucky to be able to pursue his passion for a living. Let him guide you around the bays and flats of Aransas Pass, TX in search of that fish of a lifetime!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Redfish Redfish
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Freedom Boats (Flats boat) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha four-stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 27 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
GPS
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 0.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.88
out of 5 stars from 96 reviews
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Britney A.
Montgomery, Texas
 5.00
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Half Day Fishing with Captain Larry Bell

VERIFIED   Junio 6, 2020
If you’re looking for a fun guide who knows exactly what he is doing, look no further than Captain Larry Bell!!! We booked...
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James T.
Portland, TX
 5.00
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Great day with a great guide

VERIFIED   Mayo 30, 2020
This may sound strange, but my goal in going out with Larry wasn’t really to catch fish. I’m moving to the area...
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David B.
Houston, TX
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8hr trip

VERIFIED   Septiembre 14, 2019
For my Sister and I this experience with Capt Bell was 5 star plus!! From the moment we met this gentleman we knew we were...
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Oscar R.
Buda, TX
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Full day trip with Captain Larry

VERIFIED   Julio 27, 2019
We decided to have a cousins fishing trip late July and Capt. Larry didn’t disappoint. We did a full day trip. He really...
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Henry F.
Houston, TX
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Day trip with Capt. Mike

VERIFIED   Julio 30, 2019
Mike was an excellent host and an enjoyable person to spend the day with.  Because we were using only artificial bait,...
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