The Trip

Fishing Trip Guide for Rockport, TX and Surrounding Areas

Whether you are an experienced angler or a first-time fisher, you are sure to enjoy your trip with Lil Joe’s Guide Service. Experience the relaxation and exhilaration for yourself when you work with an experienced fishing trip guide.

Knowledgeable Fishing Guide

You have the opportunity to catch a wide variety of fish near Rockport, TX, including the redfish, speckled trout, red snapper, and even big game fish like the sailfish. If you are visiting the area, you can enjoy great weather and the excitement of catching incredible fish with a trip out on the water.

Experience nature firsthand with an experienced fishing trip charter to show you the best spots. Both novices and experienced anglers are sure to have a great time. Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions. Learn more about what a fishing trip with Lil Joe’s Guide Service will look like and what you can expect below.

Call (210) 854-5637 to schedule your trip.

  • Typically leave the dock just before daylight, for example during the summer at 6:00 am and return by 10:00 am for half day trips or 12:00 pm for full day trip where I will clean and bag your catch for the day.

  • Maximum of four anglers can fish comfortably on this boat. If more than four anglers, multiple boat trips can be arranged with advanced notice.

  • We will be fishing for Speckled Trout, Redfish and Black Drum.

Captain Joe Wilson

Captain Joe Wilson is a US Coast Guard and Texas Parks and Wildlife Licensed Fishing Guide as well as a member of the Coastal Bend Guides Association. He strives to ensure each day on the water is filled with memory making moments.

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What to Bring

What to Bring
  • Valid saltwater fishing license

  • Snacks and plenty of Drinks. The boat has a 128 Quart Engel Cooler with ice to place these items in.

  • Shoes: Tennis shoes, wading boots or boat shoes, or flip flops. Please no dark soled shoes.

  • Sun Glasses

  • Hat

  • Sunscreen

  • Ice cooler to take your catch home with you

Trips, Rates and Deposit Rates

Trips, Rates and Deposit Rates

Lil Joe’s Guide Service Salt Water Charter Bay Fishing

Port Aransas, Rockport, Aransas Pass and Corpus Christi Areas

Full Day (6 hours)

2 people: $600
Each additional person: $100

Half Day (4 hours)

2 people: $500
Each additional person $100
Maximum of four guests

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Booking and Deposits

Booking and Deposits

The booking of a date requires a $200.00 deposit by Credit Card or check made out to Capt Joe Wilson and mailed to 216 Portia Ave, Rockport, Tx 78382.

Please contact Capt Joe when a check is mailed so ensure your date is reserved.



If there is a need to cancel a trip, Lil Joe's Guide Service requires a minimum of 10 days notification of the cancellation either by emailing Capt Joe @ [email protected] or phone: (210) 854-5637 to receive a refund of the deposit. If less than 10 days notice is provided, no refund will be provided.

Lil Joe's Guide Service has the right to cancel a booked trip due to weather, equipment failure or other situations that Capt Joe cannot control. In the event that Lil Joe's Guide Service has to cancel a trip, a refund of the deposit will be provided or the trip may be rescheduled. Safety is my number one priority during a charter.



You will be fishing with Captain Joe from a 22 foot XLR8 Trans Sport boat powered by a 200 HP Suzuki Four Stroke. All fishing equipment will be provided as well as artificial lures, and/or live or dead bait.

Are children permitted?

Absolutely! I love to share my passion for fishing with young children. Watching their eyes and the smiles they get when they hook into a big one.