Red Tag Guide Service

Port Aransas Fishing Guide

Making memories one trip at a time in beautiful Port Aransas, TX with Captain Randy Laurrell

Port Aransas Fishing Guide Randy Laurrell

Welcome to Red Tag Guide Service

We run full-time angling trips out of Port Aransas ONLY, Red Tag Guide Service invites you to check out the local fishery in style from an experienced captain who lives right here on the island and fishes year round.​

bottom fishing


Throwing Lures

Variety of Species

Black Drum


Speckled Trout
25 1/2’ Majek Illusion

Yamaha 250 SHO

Minn Kota Auto deploy

Fits 5 Anglers Comfortably
Half Day Trips

Custom Trips

Includes Bait, Rod, Tackle

Family Friendly Fishing Trips
Port Aransas Fishing Guide Randy Laurrell

The passionate pursuit of fishing

Capt. Randy has been fishing in and around Port A for the last 25 years and since he lives and fishes here full-time, he is here to get you on some fish and to make sure you have fun doing it.  Check out all  the bays in style from an experienced Captain who lives on the island and fishes year round.  This is the best family friendly Port Aransas fishing guide you will find, Captain Randy will make sure your family is safe and has a blast fishing.  

From freshwater to saltwater, for the last 41 years all over Texas, my friends have always wanted to go fishing with me. I have made lots of new friends and clients over the years who continue to do the same, so if you want to have a blast catching fish and make some of the best memories with your family, give me a call.

I take Anglers out on my 25 & 1/2 Majek Illusion raised center console that comfortably fits up to 5 anglers. It is equipped with a Yamaha 250 SHO, two Raptor shallow water anchors, a Minn Kota auto deploy and stow trolling motor, and a Wet Sounds audio system.

Making Memories One Trip At A time

Trust us to catch more fish

From Bachelor parties, to families, everyone has a blast fishing with Capt. Randy because he loves going fishing.  Choose Capt. Randy as your Port Aransas Fishing Guide for an experience you won’t forget!

You’ll be using techniques like bottom fishing, jigging, and throwing lures, depending on what fish you’re going after and your skill level. As part of our 5 to 8-hour trips, you can target species like Snapper (on really calm days when we are able to go offshore), Redfish, Black Drum, Flounder, and Speckled Trout, depending on the current season and weather conditions.

Just Bring Your Fishing License

Please make sure to buy a valid saltwater/all-water fishing license ahead of time which can be done online-see the link below.

Some Other Items You May Want To Bring...

Port Aransas Fishing Guide Randy Laurrell
Private half-day
Bay Fishing AM

Morning Trip, 7:00am-11:30am

Leave the Fisherman’s Wharf marina in Port Aransas at 7:00 am for a morning half-day bay fishing trip and return around 11:30. It’s your choice whether we go hunt for oversized catches and release them or go for landing keepers. Speckled Trout, Redfish, and Black Drum are on the menu. We take care of cleaning all your fish so they are ready to take home to eat!

The price is

2 people $600
3 people $700
4 people $800
5 people $900 
Children and adults are the same price.
Private half-day
Bay Fishing PM

Afternoon Trip, 12:30pm-5:00pm

If you prefer the afternoon fishing action, then this trip is the right fit for you. Leave the Fisherman’s Wharf marina in Port Aransas at 1:00 p.m. for a half-day bay fishing trip, and return to the marina around 5:30 p.m. You’ll get to target Black Drum, Speckled Trout, and Redfish. We take care of the cleaning so you get fresh fish for dinner.

The price is

2 people $600
3 people $700
4 people $800
5 people $900 

Children and adults are the same price.



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Fished with Captain Randy over our spring break. Not only is he professional, but he is personable and fun! He worked hard to get us into fish, and we were successful on both Sheephead and Red Drum. My boys had an ‘epic’ time and my wife and I enjoyed seeing the smiles and fun they had while fishing, and catching, with Captain Randy. If/when I make it back to Port Aransas, I will definitely book another with Red Tag Guide Service Thxs for the trip!


Fished with Captain Randy today and had an awesome time. He did everything in his power to put us on fish. we caught 2 big bull reds and a ton of keepers. Captain Randy made sure that my son, who is fighting leukemia, was safe, comfortable, and had a good time. I will be booking Captain Randy in the future.


Although we had bad weather we had so much fun and great company. This catch in the end was my proudest catch even if I couldn’t eat him 😊! Looking forward to fishing again with Captain Randy when it warms up! He went above and beyond to make sure it was a great experience and I learned a lot! I would highly recommend anyone who wants to have a great time on the water no matter what to give him a call!


What an amazing time we had with them. We will definitely be back. This was the BEST fishing experience we have ever had.

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Red Tag Guide Service