Rough Times Guide Service
We strive to provide the most professional private bay fishing charter for Trout, Redfish, Black Drum, Flounder, and various other inshore species found in the bays and flats around Port Aransas and the Upper Laguna Madre.
We use a variety of fishing methods and techniques to make sure you have an enjoyable trip. We use either live/dead bait or artificial lures. We offer boat fishing, wade fishing, and drift fishing trips. Contact Kyle before your trip for the latest patterns and to discuss your preferences.
We can accommodate up to five anglers, however multiple boat trips can be arranged if you have more people in your group. Capt. Kyle works with other top guides in the area.
All skill levels welcome!
Capt. Kyle grew up fishing the waters around Port Aransas with his father and grandfather.
After graduating high school Kyle obtained a USCG Captains License from the Sea Academy and began his guide service in 2007 at age 18 and has been a full time fishing guide ever since. Kyle is a graduate of Texas A&M- Corpus Christi where he earned a BBA in General Business.
Kyle is also an avid tournament angler and has won tournaments on all of the major tournament trails he fishes along the coast.
His lifetime of experience, enthusiastic approach, and passion for the sport ensure you will have a memorable trip.
Capt. Kyle prides himself by using only top of the line equipment. Kyle currently runs a 2021 23' Shoalwater Cat Boat powered by a reliable Mercury outboard motor equipped with all of the latest technology in the boating industry, including GPS, Powerpoles, Trolling Motor and a shade top to provide relief on hot summer days.
Other equipment we use includes Pure Fishing Products, Simms Fishing Gear, Fins Braided Line, Penn Spinning reels and Stiffy Fishing Rods.