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What Fish can you Catch on a Deep Sea Fishing Charter?

Updated: Oct 28, 2022

In general, the fish you can expect to catch from a deep sea fishing haul will depend on where you fish and what time of year you fish. The Texas Gulf Coast is known as the fishing capital of the United States. The waters in Port Aransas offer world class fishing of a diverse range of fish.

In Port Aransas, there are many location options for fishing. You can fish in the jetties, bay, or go deeper into the Gulf of Mexico for a wider range of species. This range of options means you could come home from your Port Aransas fishing trip with anything from red snapper to swordfish!

When Deep Sea fishing, the general rule of thumb is more time = more fish.

The longer your deep sea fishing charter is, the deeper waters you can fish in and the more types of fish you can potentially catch.

On a 6 hour fishing trip you can expect to catch:

  • Red snapper

  • Sharks (Sandbar, Blacktip, Spinner, Atlantic Sharpnose, Bonnet head, Hammer Head)

  • King mackerel

  • Spanish Mackerel

  • Blue Fish

  • Spade fish

  • Jack Crevalle

  • Barracuda

  • Bonita

  • Ling

  • Mahi Mahi - Dolphin Fish - Dorado

  • Pompano

  • Near coastal fish

On an 8-10 hour fishing trip you can expect to catch:

  • Amberjack

  • Almaco Jack

  • Vermillion snapper

  • Grey snapper

  • Lane Snapper

  • Rainbow Runner

  • Pelagic species can be produces in summer months

  • Dorado

  • Billfish

  • Blackfin Tuna

  • Wahoo

  • Kings

  • Deep drop fish, but are not limited to: Tile fish, Barrel Fish, Grouper, Blackbelly Rose Fish, Hake, Wenchman Snapper and Sword Fish

Time of year can also affect the fish you can expect to see or catch on your deep sea fishing charter.

The best time of year to go fishing is between May and September, but different species of fish are more common in different seasons. You can check here to learn more about the fishing reports for your desired trip: Port Aransas - Weekly Fishing Reports - TPWD

Ready to book your Port Aransas Deep Sea fishing charter? Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced angler, you can experience world class fishing with BWE Deep Sea Fishing Contact us today at 361-800-1637 to schedule your trip for this weekend or months in advance! CLICK HERE for deep sea fishing trip info

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