The Summer Fishing Season is On!

Posted on July 3rd, 2017 by shannon

Despite having several days with rough offshore seas, the first of June provided some spectacular fishing. The greatly-anticipated 2017 Red Snapper season kicked off June 1. The Charter/headboat for hire sector has 49 days this year, the snapper are plentiful and the bite is hot. If the weather will cooperate, we should be in for one of the best summers on record!  We’re fully booked through the end of July, but still have days available in August, September and October. Don’t miss this opportunity.  


Posted on May 3rd, 2017 by shannon

2017 Red Snapper Season

June 1 through July 19

Don’t Miss It!  Our calendar is filling up and these days will go fast, so if you want in on the action, book your trip soon!!

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Thanks for a terrific 2016!

Posted on January 22nd, 2017 by shannon

I just want to thank all of our great customers who fished with us in 2016. We genuinely appreciate you!
We’re working hard to get “Badfish” ready for another season of exciting action starting March. We’ll be targeting big Amberjack, Wahoo and Kingfish this spring, but if you have a “Bucket List Fish” let me know!
Weekends and holidays are usually the first to go, so make plans early to hold your date!
361-317-2233 or 409-621-6593

Merry Christmas From Badfish!

Posted on January 9th, 2017 by shannon

Badfish Wishing you a Scary Halloween!

Posted on January 9th, 2017 by shannon

Getting Ready for Some Fall Fishing!

Posted on August 29th, 2016 by shannon

Fall fishing off the Texas coast is about as good as it gets.  The weather is a little cooler, the seas a little calmer. We’ve already been getting into some great blackfin tuna.  You better be ready to go to keep up with the bite. Once they get started, it can be nonstop.  The great thing about blackfin tuna is that they’ll follow your boat as it drifts, as long as you keep chunking.  When schooled up and feeding aggressively, blackfin tuna provide a wild battle on light tackle.

We’ve already seen some great catches during August, but it’s only going to get better in September and October. Don’t miss out on this action.  We’re booked most weekends through October, but you can still get a week day trip on the calendar.  Call today!




2016 Deep Sea Roundup!

Posted on July 18th, 2016 by shannon

Team Badfish Places with Junior Angler at the 81st Annual Deep Sea Roundup

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Team Badfish had an awesome weekend fishing in the 81st Annual Deep Sea Round Up…the star of the show was our Jr. Angler, REECE ROCKETT from Flower Mound… She caught the 1st Place Spanish Mackerel and 2nd Place Bonito in the tournament (along with Blackfin Tuna, Red Snapper, Shark, Kingfish and Barracuda) !

End of a great red snapper season

Posted on July 18th, 2016 by shannon

Red Snapper Season Closes Out for 2016!

Another successful red snapper season comes to a close and the reviews of our 2016 charters have all been glowing.  Our anglers got a fair share of fresh Gulf of Mexico red snapper with a heralded 46 day season.  It was fun for everyone. It was great for customers. I just hate to see it end.

But that doesn’t mean the fishing is going to stop.  Amberjack, black fin tuna, grouper, dorado, everything is going to get better and better every week. We should see calmer seas in August and September and a red hot bite. Even when the hard cold fronts come through, if you can get a good weather day, you can catch plenty of fish.

Just an FYI — In the early 1990’s, the average weight of recreationally-caught red snapper was around 2 lbs. By the early 2000’s the average weight had doubled to about 4 lbs. The average weight of red snapper caught during the 2011 recreational fishing season was well over 6 lbs.  The majority of Badfish red snapper caught this year were easily over 12 lbs. with several caught between 22 – 25 lbs.

Check out our Facebook page for daily updates on the latest catch.

Don’t miss out, call John today to book your trip — 361-317-2233.

Wow, what a start to June – Snapper Time!

Posted on June 11th, 2016 by shannon

It has been an unbelievable start to June and snapper season.  We’ve fished nearly every day (had to shut down one day to run maintenance on the boat).  The snapper bite is great.  We’ve also been catching kingfish, ling, baracuda, sharks and ran across our first chicken dolphin and even a triple tail.  We’ve posted new pictures here on our website, but check out our facebook page for daily updates on our catch.

Book your trip today!    361-317-2233



It’s been a terrific May!

Posted on May 28th, 2016 by shannon

As we move into the warmer weather the fish have really become active.  May has been busy and packed with action.  The amberjacks were unbelievable and we’ll be ready for them again in August.  In the meantime, we’re gearing up for those trophy red snapper.

Despite a resurgence of the red snapper population in the Gulf of Mexico, the federal government announced in late April a narrow 9-day window for private anglers to catch the prized reef fish.  The good news for frustrated fishermen is that NOAA has set the red snapper season for federally permitted for-hire vessels, such as Badfish, at 46 days.  This means our customers can catch these sought-after deep water fighters from June 1, 2016 at 12:01 a.m. to July 17, 2016 at 12:01 a.m.

The limit for red snapper caught in federal waters, nine miles or more from shore, is two fish per day per person with a 16 inch length minimum.  Texas and four other Gulf of Mexico states – Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi – have their own red snapper rules in state waters that run the nine miles to federal waters.  In Texas waters, red snapper can be caught year round with a limit of four fish per day per person and a 15 inch length minimum.  However, since these fish are usually found at a depth of 120 ft. or more, it is more difficult to find them in state waters.

We have the boat, tackle and experience with the tops spots to get you on the big red snapper!  We’re booking up fast.  Call today to book your offshore fishing trip.  361-317-2233