Hi, I’m Captain Joe Clouse.

I was born in Corpus Christi where I spent my summers fishing with my grandparents in and around Port Aransas. I started commercial fishing for flounder drum and sheep head in the mid-1990s and working in a fish house cutting and delivering fish shrimp crabs and the like to restaurants throughout the coastal bend. Now, I’m a full-time Aransas Pass flounder guide who knows the waters, habits, and migration patterns of flounder very well. I fish every month of the year except November which is closed for flounder gigging. Please give me a call if you’re looking to book a flounder gigging charter.

My boat is one of the biggest and safest flounder riggs out there at 26 feet by 100 inches wide, it gets shallow and runs smooth, underwater as well as above LED lights light up the water. Fridays and Saturdays book up fast so try to book those in advance.
Last-minute calls are welcome. Ask about discounts at certain times of the year.

Rates & Rules 

  • 2 – people $550.
  • Each additional person $125 up to 4 people total. 
  • Children 14 years old and up can gig at my discretion.
  • Note: Below that age they are considered a ride along and cannot gig.
  • All children 14 years old and below have to wear a life jacket the entire trip.
  • Anyone 17 years old and below does not have to have a fishing license above that age they have to have a salt water license and redfish tag.

Call, text, or email me if you have any questions!

Trips typically last about 4 hours. 

  • I do allow alcohol on the boat, no bottles. 
  • I recommend no flip-flops to keep your toes protected. A can of off insect spray if you’d like as well. 
  • Snacks, drinks, and small ice chests are fine. 
  • Wear proper clothing as fall and winter gigging can be quite chilly or cold. 
  • I clean the fish either filleted or guts out, heads off and you can cook them whole. I also have bags and have an ice chest to take them home.
  • I have a coast guard license and am fully licensed to be a fishing guide.

Deposit and Method of Payment 
I require a $100 deposit, I accept credit cards over the phone or you can mail a check to:Joe Clouse P.O. Box 2431 Fulton Texas 78358 

The method of payment: Cash or credit card will be fine. 

Cancelation policy: If I cancel you you’ll get your deposit back via check in the mail. If you cancel within 2 weeks of the trip date you forfeit your deposit or you can reschedule for another date. At the captain’s discretion.

Meeting: Place and Time
Typically we leave at twilight and trips usually last about 4 hours. Meeting at 519 Bigelow Street, Aransas Pass.Or if you’re in Port Aransas, Port Aransas boat harbor.

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Years of experience and knowledge make this an awesome and fruitful experience. Excellent spots and scouting, on time, professional and accommodating.


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Address: Rockport Texas 78358

Phone: (361) 463-3217

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Areas we cover

  • Aransas Pass
  • Corpus Christi
  • Fulton
  • Port Aransas
  • Rockport