Our Guide to Port Aransas Fishing By Season

Looking to get out on the water with a Port Aransas fishing charter? Be in the know about when the best time is to reel in certain species and how to choose between offshore and inshore fishing. Grab your bait of choice along with your lucky fishing pole and head out to find the perfect fishing spot. Fishermen won’t want to miss out on casting a fishing line in Port Aransas the Fishing Capital of Texas! 


Fall is a prime time for inshore fishing with large Redfish and even intermittent Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Marlin. In September, plenty of Redfish can be caught as they migrate into the bays. Flounder and Trout are also a widely caught fish for nearshore fishing. Plus, the beginning of fall also means that summer crowds have dispersed bringing in a quieter feeling to the Port Aransas area. 



When the weather becomes colder in the winter months, fishermen may want to opt for inshore fishing compared to the poor weather conditions of offshore fishing. Black Drums and Red Snappers can be caught nearshore, and Sheepshead are also active this time of year and can be attracted with bait like fiddlers, small crabs, small shrimp, and oysters. 

A man holds a fishing pole
A fishermen holds up a red snapper


During the spring months, Speckled Trout and Redfish are a common catch while nearshore fishermen can try their hand at reeling in a Jack Crevalle or Kingfish! April is the height of the spring fishing season and can often mark the beginning of peak Red Snapper season. Spring into early Summer is a perfect time to enjoy warming weather as you embark on a fishing charter.




Summer is the prime season for Red Snapper fishing as well as big game fish and offshore fishing occurring. Hop aboard a fishing charter to catch Red Snapper, Sailfish, Tuna, Bull Reds, Tarpons, King Mackerel, Barracuda, and more. Summer is also peak sportfishing tournament season as well allowing you the chance to watch the competition or join in yourself!