DUCK HUNTING IN THE TEXAS COASTAL - AWESOME!
Duck hunting along the Texas Coastal Bend (South Texas) is some of the best duck hunting you're likely to experience! You'll travel on his "Custom Airboat" to remote blinds, where the ducks winter and thrive during the mid-fall to mid-winter months. This is a seasonal sport and you can learn more about Texas hunting rules and regulations by visiting the Texas Parks & Wildlife Hunting Pages - Click the TPWD logo!
ABOUT THE AIR BOAT:
It is a Diamond Back Boat with a Big Block Chevrolet Motor - equipped with Garmin GPS and a really unique 50" LIGHT BAR (LED) manufactured by West Texas Offroad (Odessa, TX) and it is mounter on the front of the airboat....you can see just about everything with that light in front of you!
The captain uses Browning shotguns, Remington guns and products as well the fine line from Beneli. When you have the proper equipment - it can make the difference between a good trip and a great one!
CAST AND BLAST TRIPS ARE THE MOST POPULAR TRIPS BECAUSE YOU GET TO HUNT IN THE MORNING AND THEN KICK-BACK FOR SOME GREAT FISHING IN THE AFTERNOONS! ASK THE CAPTAIN ABOUT RATES - AS DUCK HUNTING IS SEASONAL AND PRICES WILL VARY FROM YEAR TO YEAR!
CAPT. LANNY PROVIDES EVERYTHING YOU NEED - RODS, REELS, BAIT, LURES, ARTIFICIALS AND TACKLE! CHOOSE FROM WADING, DRIFT FISHING, SURF FISHING AND SIGHTCASTING!! IT'S A FULL DAY OF SPORTING ADVENTURE!
NOTE: All duck hunters must have a valid hunting license with the required Federal Duck Stamp in order to hunt with Capt. Phillips. (A Hunter Safety Course Certificate may be applicable - so if you have it, bring it please.) Safety Always Comes First.
We'll be hunting the following varieties: redheads, buffleheads, gadwells, pintails and teal.
If you have any questions or need further information about your trip, call: 432-349-0353
3 TYPES OF HUNTING TRIPS OFFERED:
*Non-Guided *Guided *Cast & Blast (morning hunt/afternoon fish)
Duck Hunting Rates and Info:
HUNTERS - YOU PROVIDE YOUR OWN SHOT GUNS, AMMO, AND PROPER ATTIRE.
Non-Guided Hunts 1-4 person (max.), $125/gun
Guided Hunts 1 person $225/gun 2 - 6 people $200/gun
Cast & Blast Morning hunt/afternoon fish (redfish, black drum and an occasional trout or flounder) $250/person (3 guest min./6 guest max.)
Larger hunting parties (more than 6 people) can be accommodated when you give the captain 1 full weeks notice - prior to your scheduled trip date(s).
Note: If your group is larger - two trips will be made to drop you off and pick you up from the blind at a prearranged time.
What the Captain Provides:
Brushed blind(s), decoys and transportation to and from the blind(s) are furnished. Capt. Phillips has a Custom Airboat that has a max. capacity of 4 passengers + the captain. If your group is larger - two trips will be made to drop you off and pick you up from the blind at a prearranged time. All ducks (and/or fish from your Cast & Blast Trip) are cleaned an bagged for your trip home.
HUNTERS - YOU PROVIDE YOUR OWN SHOT GUNS, AMMO, AND PROPER ATTIRE.
What You'll Need to Bring:
Bring your own Shotgun(s), ammunition, and be sure to wear proper attire, bring gloves and hand-warmers when needed. Weather in the Coastal Bend is generally mild in winter, but it can get windy and cold too. For some reason, ducks like it best when the weather is at its worst, so come prepared!
Capt. Phillips recommends Magellan Clothing, Cabela's Waders and Waterloo Fishing rods for those who care about quality!
How To Reserve Your Trip Date(s):
Call Capt. Phillips to check date(s) availability and to RESERVE: 432-349-0353
To secure your trip date(s), have your credit card # (MasterCard or VISA only) ready to verbally give to the captain at the time of your call - it is required and necessary in order to lock-in your trip date(s). On the day of your trip(s), you can pay with cash (preferred), check, or the following credit cards:
5% will be added to all credit card transaction. It Bares Repeating - Credit card "reservation" payments are preferred and it locks-in your trip date -then and there!
Captain's Cancellation Policy: Important
If an unforeseen event prevents you from coming on your reserved date(s), you may reschedule with an alternate date(s) - based on trip date(s) availability. Without an adequate, 30-day notice from you before your trip date(s), given verbally to the captain, your credit card will be charged for the full price your trip(s) + 15% gratuity - as per Capt. Phillips.
No-Shows will be charged the full price of trip plus 15% gratuity.
If weather conditions or mechanical issues force trip cancellation (Captain's call), every effort will be made to reschedule your trip within a 2-month period. If unable to do so, a full refund will be in order.
Read the Testimonial Below:
My name is Ryan Bullard. I am from Odessa, TX. and on December 29th-Jan.2nd, my two sons and I were able to travel down to Rockport and go hunting/fishing with Lanny Phillips, who happens to be my Dad, (Tigernet Fish Guide Service). It was the second duck hunt for my oldest son, (Dawson) who is 10, and the first hunt for my youngest son (Parker) who was 6 at the time. We were able to go hunting three different times and went fishing for a couple of hours each day after the morning hunts.
I’ve been hunting and fishing for as long as I can remember and I have to say, I have not had a better hunting experience than I did this last trip. Having the opportunity to do something I love, “Duck Hunting!” Plus, being able to do that with my boys was a dream come true, because they too are now growing to love hunting and fishing.
We limited on redhead’s every time out, even on the 1st when there were no other hunters shooting.
The weather was overcast, drizzling, and even raining at times. The temperature was between 38-42 degrees every day but even with those elements, we saw hundreds of ducks rafting in the distance and flying everywhere. On our last hunt, the evening of the 1st, Parker and I where hunting in a blind in the mangroves. All of a sudden 6 ducks where paddling into our blind and decoys. It was so cool, because we had been so focused on the sky for ducks to be flying by, only to look down and see them swimming towards us!
It was getting late in the day and I knew the airboat was about to come pick us up....and sure enough, it fired-up. We were anticipating these ducks to take off, and they did. I shot twice and two went down, so I thought. I high-fived Parker, and he said “That was awesome, you shot 3 ducks”, and low and behold there were 3 down, two of which were redheads. It was a really cool feeling being with my boy when something like that happened. With all that being said, I still can’t express how much I enjoyed being out there with my boys and my Dad. A memory and experience that can never be replaced…priceless!!
Ryan Bullard and sons