Tail Spotter Guide Service

With so much fish on offer in Texas City’s rich flats, bays, and jetties, you’re sure to hit your limit of delicious fish to take home. That’s the aim of the game with Tail Spotter Guide Service. Spend up to 8 hours on the water battling it out with the prized creatures that call these waters home, as you experience inshore fishing like a local.

Who better to take you out than an experienced, native guide? Captain Raymond Wheatley has been fishing these waters his whole life and decided to start guiding in his retirement. He loves nothing more than getting out on the water, and hopes to share his passion with you, as he lets you in on some of the tricks of the trade to help you fill the boat.

Up to 4 guests are welcome aboard the 24’ Haynie center console to get your fish on. The light, agile vessel will whizz you away to the productive fishing grounds in no time, while the wireless trolling motor will get you to the skinniest of waters without spooking the fish. Make yourself at home on board and fiull the captain’s cooler with your own drinks and snacks, and away you go.

Get ready for a thrilling day out as you go after a range of exciting and delicious fish that call these waters home. Follow the tailing Redfish, target the bottoms for Trout and Flounder, or fill the boat with Sheepshead, Drum, and more! Each of these creatures will provide plenty of action as well as the promise of a culinary delight to take back to shore.

At the end of the trip, Capt. Raymond will clean and fillet your catch, so there’s nothing for you to worry about. All you need to do is grab your fishing license and you’re good to go. Tail Spotter Guide Service promises a true local fishing experience with plenty of fish to fill the freezer. Take advantage of this incredible offer and come aboard!

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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    up to 2 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    The aim of this trip is to get you maxxing out on the limit of exciting and delicious fish to take home. Test your casting skills in the productive shallows of Texas City, as you go after Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Sheepshead, and Drum. These prized fish will keep you entertained as they try to get off the end of your line, also offering a tasty treat to take home. Trips usually last around 6 hours but they can last as long as 8 to give you the most out of these rich waters.
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About the Captain

Raymond Wheatley
texas City, Texas, Estados Unidos
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
Member since Noviembre 2019
An avid angler his whole life, Captain Raymond decided to pursue fishing in retirement as a way to enjoy life and share his passion with others. After 20 years as an electrician and 15 years in the medical field, he's found a new lease of life, and can't wait to show you his local waters. A native to the area, he knows the place like the back of his hand, and promises to show you why fishing in Texas City is so dear to him.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Haynie (Center console) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 250HP Mercury Pro XS engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

24 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Drift Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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:
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

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Fishing Reports

Tail Sotter Guide Service

May 19, 2020

Catching limits of Speckled Trout last 3 times out.. Read Full Report →