Chartered Bay Fishing Trips


FCS has at least an annual chartered bay fishing trip, usually in the spring or summer, usually out of Port O’Connor, and usually in conjunction with a self-chartered bay fishing trip.  The most that we have taken is 15 participants, which required three guides/boats.  We have caught speckled trout, redfish, black drum, and several non-game fish.

Here are pictures from some of our chartered bay fishing trips:


  • If we have four fishermen on a boat the cost is $138 – $150 per person.  The guide(s) will supply the boat, rod and reel combos, landing nets, and a fish box.  They’ll clean the fish and bag them.  The price does not include bait (for some guides), shared gas, eating out on the way home, and an optional but highly recommended tip.  A 20% tip would be $28 – $30.  We recommend tipping based on the effort, not the results.
  • We’ll split the vehicle gas.  If we take a toll road, because we’re running late, we’ll split that fee.
  • We’ll eat out or get drive-through food.
  • Most guides clean the fish for you for an additional fee.  Or you can clean them yourself.
  • For lodging, see that section in the Self-chartered Bay Fishing Trip web page.

What to Bring:

  • Saltwater fishing license.
  • Clothing appropriate for the season (including a cap).  You never know when it will rain, so bring rain gear.
  • A medium-sized ice chest or bag to take your fish home in (if you get any; leave it in your vehicle).
  • Drinks and snacks (optional; drinks are highly recommended).  There are storage compartments in the boats to put your drinks and snacks in.
  • Sunglasses (optional, but highly recommended).
  • Bug repellent (optional).
  • Headlamp or cap light (optional)

The captains are required to have a life jacket for every passenger, so you won’t need one.


These fishing trips are a service to FCS members and guests, but the Event Coordinators/leaders will enforce the following expectations:

  • Follow the captain’s instructions and abide by the FCS Bylaws Regarding Conduct.
  • Pay for your share of vehicle gas.
  • Help when the captain asks you to.
  • Talk quietly – fish can hear you also and will swim away.
  • Show up.
  • Be on time.
  • Don’t have a pattern of canceling at the last minute.
  • Don’t ask questions regarding information that has already been conveyed in the Event Coordinator’s/leaders emails (and you would have known the answers if you had read the emails).
  • Return the Event Coordinator’s/leader’s emails, phone calls, and/or texts, if he or she asks a question or asks you to acknowledge something.

An RSVP and payment in full is required to Wayne Weilnau at or 512-589-4120.  Also contact Wayne if you have any questions.

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