What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Port Aransas, Texas for the first time?

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Gerhard Fehrenbach
San Antonio, TX
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Went fishing with Reel Thrillz Coastal Adventures – 28' on Junio 24, 2022
Unless you have a boat, network with friends to find a very good charter service. Adjust your angling hours in the summer to stay out of the heat of the day. Wait till the reds are running in the fall and invest in good gear and a net. Set your drag correctly for you equipment and line.

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Tasha Williams
Dallas, TX
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Went fishing with Sherwood’s Guide Service on Junio 29, 2019
We had an excellent trip!! It was a Father's Day gift to our dad. I truly believed he enjoyed it after hearing him tell his friends over over the phone what he was doing and the number of fish we caught kept increasing:) Captain was knowledgeable and patient. Also, as a side note, we had a four hour charter and brought food for the cavalry (don't do that). Second, Captain will accept grapes for tips. All in all it was an excellent experience!

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KEVIN WILLIAMSON
Anahuac, TX
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Went fishing with Coastal Charters – "The House" on Junio 3, 2021
I have fished the entire Texas coast and Port Aransas is a top two. All of the charters here both inshore and off seem to always send you home with quality fish. The boats are not all luxury vessels by any meens, but they get the job done.

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Bruce Robertson
Corpus Christi, Texas
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Went fishing with Lancaster Sportfishing on Agosto 4, 2020
I highly recommend booking a trip with Capt Jay on his sport fishing boat El Cucuy. Capt Jay is an experienced skipper who is dedicated to showing his clients a good time and doing all he can to catch fish. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and have already recommended Jay to friends who enjoy offshore sport fishing. We'll definitely fish with him again. Had a great trip.

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Candon Birdwell
Houston, TX
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Went fishing with Southwest Sportfishing on Julio 23, 2019
Go with a guide or at least a chartered boat, we have used Dolphin Dock in the past, they were really good and we used Southwest Sportfishing this year as our personal fishing guide this was an even greater experience that is very unique and awesome for building memories with family and/or friends.

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David Johnson
VLG O THE HLS, TX
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Went fishing with 2k Fishing Addiction on Septiembre 19, 2022
Yes, but I would not recommend more than a half day in September. Once it gets hot the reds stop biting as much. October is definitely better.

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Mike Young
Creedmoor, TX
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Went fishing with Lil Joe’s Guide Service – Port Aransas on Marzo 25, 2022
March weather can be a bit on the crazy side in Texas be prepared for the conditions and be ready for some action

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Abelardo Gonzalez
San Antonio, TX
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Went fishing with Goin Deep Fishing – Jr on Octubre 2, 2022
Yes nice Restaurants in port aransas and places to shop and have a great drink !

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PHILIP HAENEN
Waco, TX
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Went fishing with Steven's Guide Service on Noviembre 24, 2021
Select a guide to show you around and take you to the good fishing grounds. Lots of memories will be made when you or your loved ones hook up with a bid red. Enjoy!

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Tracie Forsha-Haworth
United States
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Went fishing with Port Aransas Guide Service on Octubre 20, 2021
Just be patient that the captain being guide enjoy the nature of the beauty the fresh salt water air and the banter amongst your boat in the other fisherman which is very friendly.

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Richard Brafford
Frisco, TX
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Went fishing with Fillabite Guide Service on Julio 29, 2021
Listen to captin he show you how catch fish and put you exactly where they are. Great trip and great guide. We are co.ing back in OCTOBER for reds.

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Daniel Fournier
McKinney, Texas
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Went fishing with Private Charters NPI – Miss Leilani on Junio 18, 2021
Take Sunblock, snacks, and Ice Chest, cause you’re going to need them all, especially the ice chest to haul your catch home.

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Jeffrey Ashdown
Corpus Christi, TX
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Went fishing with PortAransas Sportfishing – 38’ Betram on Abril 26, 2021
Targeting Vermillion Snapper was great this time of year. 4-5 foot swells can be tough to deal with for not regularly seafaring patrons but managing expectations can still bring a Great experience!

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Max Efimov
San Antonio, TX
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Went fishing with Chasin' Tail Guide Service on Marzo 12, 2021
Port A, is probably one of the best fishing destinations in Texas. Just make sure you have a boat and the live bait. :)

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Rick Stahlman
Glen Allen, VA
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Went fishing with Coastal Charters – "The House" on Diciembre 28, 2020
Have fun, enjoy your time even if everything isn't prefect. Take Dramamine 1 whole cycle the day before and during your trip

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Carissa Harris
United States
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Went fishing with CL Guide Service on Noviembre 29, 2020
Prepare for the weather to change from one day to the next. Get ready to have an awesome time, catch lots of fish and have fun.

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Mindas Jankevicius
Austin, TX
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Went fishing with Saltwater Charter on Noviembre 10, 2019
Last year about the same time and the same this year, I would say it is the best time of the year to go fishing.

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Brock Thompson
Midland, TX
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Went fishing with Private Charters NPI – Miss Leilani on Julio 23, 2019
Yes Captain Keith and deck hand Josh were fantastic. They are pros and pros make it a piece of cake

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Jason Tucker
Missouri City, Texas
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Went fishing with Lancaster Sportfishing on Julio 19, 2019
Don’t get drunk the night before. Get your room prior to arriving. Plan for the ferry. Get ready to enjoy beach life.

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David Johnson
Odessa, TX
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Went fishing with Jawjackers Charters – 22’ on Julio 2, 2019
Don't bring bananas on the boat... Lol And hope you get someone as dedicated as Captain Joshua to experience your first time..

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Mark Hellyer
Killeen, TX
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Went fishing with Reaper Offshore Charters on Junio 29, 2019
Take medicine for motion sickness the night before the trip. Be prepared to pay for cleaning your catch. Remember to tip the deck hand!

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Jannell Johnson
Brownwood, TX
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Went fishing with Saltwater Charter on Junio 20, 2019
Stay away from the party boats. Sometimes you get lumped in with people who can ruin your day. Private charters cost more, but are well worth it.

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Billy Salas
Austin, TX
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Went fishing with Saltwater Charter on Junio 12, 2019
Keep an eye on the weather, it likes to change often. Also dress cool, it gets hot. And wear sunscreen.

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John Maroul
Benbrook, TX
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Went fishing with Hot Spot Fishing Charters Inc on Mayo 31, 2019
If going offshore get rest the night before and try not to drink too much! Save it for when you get back.

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Arthur Gottschalk
Portland, TX
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Went fishing with Southwest Sportfishing on Mayo 1, 2019
Offshore not great yet, but bay action and mudflats are quite active, for redfish and black drum in particular.

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Dan Biggs
Seguin, Texas
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Went fishing with Port Aransas Offshore Adventures on Junio 16, 2021
There are many boats to chose from and they all will make sure you have a great time

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Jerry Belvin
Heber Springs, Arkansas
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Went fishing with Seidel Guide Service on Julio 24, 2019
You should definitely book with Captain Randy Seidel a very good. Guide you want be disappointed.

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Gary Deming
Dallas, Texas
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Went fishing with Southwest Sportfishing on Junio 8, 2019
Reserve early & stay on the island. If you stay at Aransas Pass, the ferry can be a hassle.

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Oscar Escobedo
Houston, TX
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Went fishing with Southwest Sportfishing on Junio 14, 2019
Make sure you stay on top of the weather and forecast for the days you schedule your trip.

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Reuben Salazar
San Antonio, Texas
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Went fishing with Lancaster Sportfishing on Septiembre 8, 2018
Fished many times with Captain Jay in the past looking forward to fishing on the new boat.