Hop in the airboat and let's get into the backcountry with the best fishing guides on the Texas coast! If you like a big fight, put this fish in six inches of water and HANG ON! Texas Redfish are known for big things, Port O'Connor fishing guides love the pull of a fish that just doesn’t want to give up. Some gulf coast states farther east refer to these fish as spot-tail Bass. Texas Redfish are famous for the pale orange color during periods of deep salt water concentration to their burnt orange appearance on the shallow water flats. The following is a "guide" to pricing which can fluctuate depending on bait costs & seasonality.
Airboat Redfishing is a unique look at fishing. Accessing waters that are just impassible by any other means benefits our clients greatly. We are able to slip heavy pressure areas and get where the fish want to be, away from people! I've seen amazing fishing using an airboat, but nothing may top the Spring of 2008. At times we were besieged by schools of Redfish and the action was so frantic at times that I had to throw the circuit breaker and call "time-out"! These trips are perfect for the entire family, my mother is 73 and loves fishing on the airboat and so do my kids. They started fishing on an airboat at 7 years of age. Plan on catching lots of Redfish and doing a little catch and release while we're there.
Texas saltwater fishing guides utilize a number of approaches including wade fishing, boat fishing with bait, airboat fishing, saltwater fly fishing, and drift fishing. Many Texas Bass fishing enthusiasts find stalking this quarry to be an awesome change of pace from the inland lake crowd. Texas Redfish commonly travel in schools. Sight fishing approaches include watching for tails in skinny water using my airboat. Redfish lodge themselves in shallow waters of less than a foot deep during warmer periods and love to feed with their heads down nudging and sifting the bottom with their somewhat pointed nose. In this posture, seeing their tails looks like small peach colored butterflies on the surface of the water. At times, when the fish are shallow, they will expose their back which is referred to as backing fish. You want to talk about buck fever, making the perfect cast while fly fishing and lure fishing at these targets can leave you shaken, not stirred! As a fishing guide, I’ve tackled these fish throughout my career and they are a blast to catch.
You can easily read about these fish as Texas saltwater fishing reports abound on numerous web pages along the gulf coast states. I publish numerous articles a month detailing our experiences and tactics along with lure selections and approaches.