Land-Based Surf Fishing

Get ready to catch some impressive fish when you book a surf fishing trip with Gulf Coast Yaker! Based in Gilchrest, Texas, we’re a top local fishing guide proudly equipping new and experienced anglers with everything they need to reel in a catch they can brag about. 

Surf fishing is a fun and rewarding land-based game that’s perfect for anglers of all ages. If you, your family, or your friends are in dire need of some fun and relaxation– head to the shore and start surfcasting. Gulf Coast Yaker specializes in catching whiting, trout, pompano, and if you really feel like showing off– we might even be able to help you get a big ol’ redfish. 

Ready for more good news? You can surf fish virtually year-round in Texas. A lot of people hook lively saltwater fish throughout the fall and early winter. 

Texas Surf Fish

By now, you’re probably wondering what types of surf fish are swimming along the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. From the North Jetty on the Southern end of the Bolivar Peninsula to Corpus Christi and South Padre Island– you’ll see red drums, black drums, pompanos, whitings, catfish, and a variety of other surf fish. 

Gulf Coast Yaker Surf Fishing Packages

Choose between our 1.5 hour, 8 hour, 10 hour, or night surf fishing packages! The prices for our coastal fishing excursions start at just $500 and include everything you and your group of anglers need for a whirlwind day of fishing. 

For more information about Gulf Coast Yaker’s surf fishing guide and trip bundles– give us a call at (903) 394-1975

Texas Fishing License, Tags, and Permits

If you are over 17 and weren’t born before 1931– then you’ll need a license and an endorsement to surf fish in Texas. Anglers can choose between a freshwater, saltwater, or all-water fishing license, but if you’re hoping to reel in sharks or surf fish, the freshwater license won’t do you any good.

Who Needs a Fishing License?

Anyone who is actively participating in a fishing excursion within the required licensing ages needs to have a fishing license. Yes, everyone– even if all you’re doing is baiting a hook.

Free Fishing Opportunities

There are very few exemptions to the fishing license rule. First, you don’t need a fishing license or endorsement to cast a line on state park property or in waters completely enclosed by a state park. The same goes for anyone fishing off of man-made structures like docks, piers, and jetties in state parks. The only caveat is that you can only use a pole and fishing line, and each person can only have two poles.

Free Fishing Day

Texas’ free fishing day is the first Saturday in June each year. On this day, anyone can fish recreationally without a license or endorsement. This is a great opportunity for first-timers to try out fishing and see if they like it.

Surf Fishing The Texas Gulf Coast With Gulf Coast Yaker

Make your way down to Southern Texas for an adventure on the sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. Call today to schedule your fishing trip guide, but don’t wait too long- you wouldn’t want to miss out on an incredible opportunity to spend your days seaside with a fishing pole in your hand.