Texas Fishing Guides

Best Fishing Trips all over Texas

Whether you are looking for fishing information in South or Central Texas, or in fresh or saltwater, this is the place! You’ll find guide reports and reports from anglers like yourself, You can ask for or share fishing tips, enter the Fish of the Month contest, join us at our gatherings, and meet new folks with the same interest as you- Texas Fishing!

Top 10 Best Fishing Spots in Texas

Texas is known for its diverse and excellent fishing opportunities. Here are ten popular fishing spots in Texas that offer great angling experiences:

  1. Galveston Bay: This large estuary on the Gulf of Mexico provides opportunities for both saltwater and freshwater fishing, with species like redfish, speckled trout, and flounder.
  2. Lake Fork: Renowned for its trophy-sized largemouth bass, Lake Fork is a premier freshwater fishing destination located in East Texas.
  3. Baffin Bay: Located in South Texas, Baffin Bay is famous for its trophy speckled trout, and redfish. It’s a prime spot for wade fishing.
  4. Port Aransas: This coastal town offers access to the Gulf of Mexico and bays, providing diverse fishing opportunities for various species including redfish, trout, and offshore species.
  5. Sam Rayburn Reservoir: Another top bass fishing location in East Texas, Sam Rayburn is one of the largest reservoirs in the state.
  6. Matagorda Bay: This bay system is known for its excellent year-round fishing for redfish, trout, and flounder.
  7. Padre Island National Seashore: Along this barrier island, anglers can catch a variety of species including redfish, speckled trout, and shark.
  8. Lake Texoma: Shared between Texas and Oklahoma, Lake Texoma offers diverse fishing opportunities including striped bass, catfish, and crappie.
  9. Lake Travis: This central Texas lake provides fishing for largemouth bass, catfish, and sunfish, while also offering beautiful scenery.
  10. Caddo Lake: Located in East Texas, Caddo Lake is a unique fishing destination with its cypress trees and diverse aquatic life, including bass, crappie, and catfish.

Who’s the Best Texas Fishing Guide?

Specializing in Stripers/Hybrids, Crappie, White Bass, Blue Cats, and Trophy catfish on Richland Chambers, Aquilla, Navarro Mills, Waco, and Whitney Reservoirs.

  • Guaranteed To Catch Fish
  • Fish Cleaned and Bagged
  • All Tackle Furnished
  • Four (Plus) Hour Trips
  • Morning or Evening Trips Available
  • Digital Photos Taken of You and Your Catch
  • Texas Full-Time Licensed Fishing Guide
  • 2006 Bay Stealth – 22.5′ Center Console Boat
  • 30 Years Experience
  • Kids Are Always Welcome
  • Up to 7 Customers Per Trip

It’s a Great Day to go Fishing, Let’s go!

Gift Certificates Available for all Occasions | Christmas, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Father’s Day

Instructional Trips are also Available:

  1. Learn How To Find Fish
  2. Learn Electronics
  3. Learn Different Fishing Techniques

About Texas Fishing Guide

Full-time licensed professional fishing guide, operating Texas Guide Fishing Service. Texas Guide Fishing Service has over 30 years of experience catching fish in North Texas area lakes. Primary lakes fished are Richland Chambers, Navarro Mills, Aquilla, and Whitney. Texas Guide Fishing Service focuses on catching Stripers, Hybrids, White Bass, Crappie, Blue Cats, and Trophy Catfish. Please check out the photos for the current fishing action. Also See Maps & Lodging, for the location of lakes and lodging options.

The most important thing to know about me is that I simply love fishing (always have and always will), I believe I was born to fish. My goal is for all my customers to have an enjoyable relaxing trip (letting me take care of all the work) and you just have a GREAT day catching fish. For more information about the Guide see Guide Info. Also, check out the Testimonials, they will tell you even more about the Guide.

The guide’s boat you will be using is made by Vip – -Bay Stealth and it is a Catching Machine. It’s a 2006, 22.3 foot Center Console with a Honda 4 Stroke 200 HP Outboard. It’s equipped with a Lowrance LCX-27 Sonar GPS Combo on the Console, with an additional Humminbird 1197 Side Image (so we can see all) and another Humminbird Side Image 1198 on the Bow, MinnKota Terrova 101 Lb Thrust with I-Pilot Trolling Motor, Bee Ready Fishing Rod Holders and more! For more information about the Boat and Equipment, you will be using see Boat.

What to Bring and Wear on Your Fishing Trip

Texas Fishing License

Required for all persons over the age of 16 years old. If you don’t currently have a license, Walmart is a good source, and pretty much all sporting goods suppliers. The cost for a one-day Texas Resident is $ 11. The cost for a one-day Non-Texas Resident is $16. The cost for a full year (good Sept through Aug) of Texas Resident Freshwater is $30. The cost for a full-year Non-Texas Resident Freshwater is $58. Also, you can call Texas Parks and Wildlife to obtain your license at 800-895-4248 (Mon-Fri 9:00am-6pm) or order online at www.tpwd.texas.gov

Drinks, Snacks, and Ice Chest

Bring whatever food, drinks, or snacks you would like to have during your fishing trip. Also, bring your personal cooler to place in the boat for your drinks and snacks. You will also need your cooler or an additional cooler to carry your cleaned fish home in.

Life Jackets for Children under 13

Texas Law requires that all Children under the age of 13 must wear a life jacket while the boat is moving. Texas Guide Fishing Service has all the required Life Jackets onboard we will need including for the kids. But if you already have life jackets for the kids that fit just perfectly, bring them.

Seasonal Requirements

Always put on your Sunscreen, (you know that). I’ll have some if you forget.

For Summer, Early Fall, and Late Spring Fishing Trips – Dress to stay cool. Wear a Hat, and protect yourself from the Sun.

For Fall, Winter, and early Spring Fishing Trips – Dress for it to be colder than you think it might be, It’s always colder on the water (you can always take off coats, wind shirts, etc…, but you can’t put them on if you don’t have them). Dress in layers and for the outer layer, something that breaks the wind

Rain Gear

Texas Guide Fishing has some Rain Gear if we should get caught in a shower, but if the forecast happens to call for a chance of rain, please bring your own rain gear (you will probably like yours better).

Bring your camera

I’ll have a digital camera and will take photos of your catch and Email them to you. But if you’re a photo buff, bring your camera. You will get some great shots.

What You Should Expect

Expect to catch a lot of fish – I expect you to catch a lot of fish, otherwise, we would not be going fishing. I spend a lot of time looking and keeping on top of the fish so that when I take you (the customer) out you can catch fish and not spend a lot of your time looking for fish or just simply trying to catch fish. We want to catch fish (and lots of them). If at the time of your booking, the fishing happens to be off, I’ll tell you that also. I will always be truthful with you. Rescheduling your trip is an option.

bass Fishing Austin TX

Spring & Summer Fishing in Texas

During March through May, all fish bite well. Expect lots of Hybrids and White Bass first and foremost in Texas. Also during this time, it’s eating size Blue Cats at its best – there is no better time for the eating size Blues than Mid-March through mid-May. Starting in Mid-April we also start fishing the Crappies, Aquilla, and Navarro Mills.

During June through November, the Hybrid/Stripers White Bass and Crappie are good to GREAT. The last few summers have been very, very good in Texas. Also, the Blue Cats are very good again starting September through February.

Winter Fishing in Texas

During December through February, the White Bass and Hybrids can be very, very good in Texas. October and November provide some good Top Water Action on Texas, while from December through February we Slab the Striper/Hybrids up from the deeper water, sometimes two at a time. Those Hybrids are fun to catch! And the Blue Cats can be great during this same time.

The December through February time frame is when we do the Trophy Blue Cat Fishing (Big, Big Blue Cats), you have to try that, they will wear you OUT!

Expect to be treated very well by a professional – My goal is for all my customers to have an enjoyable relaxing trip (letting me take care of all the work) and you just have a GREAT day catching fish.

Expect to really enjoy your fishing trip – And plan another trip as soon as you can.