Captain Charles Ives

To The Limit Guide Service

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USCG Licensed ~ Texas Parks & Wildlife Certified ~ Member of the Maritime Consortium Inc.

Proudly serving the communities of Ingleside, Port Aransas, Aransas Pass, Rockport, Portland & Corpus Christ, Texas


Meet Captain Charlie Ives

Saltwater Fishing has always been my passion. I have been fishing the Texas Coastal Bend since I was 11 years old, just big enough to rope-start a 20 hp motor. I carried my catch to the house in a "Red Flyer" wagon, often selling it on the way home to help pay the bills. When I got older, I commercial fished many years with my father. San Antonio Bay, Copano Bay, Aransas Bay, Redfish Bay, Corpus Christi Bay, and Nueces
Bay became my backyard playground, and Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Flounder and Sheepshead became my friends. In 1989 I earned my US Coastguard License, got my Guide License with Texas Parks and Wildlife, and over the years have become a top notch South Texas Fishing Guide. Unlike most guides, I fish full time and year round. I have lived in Aransas Pass nearly all my life, and fish the bays and flats
of Port Aransas, Rockport, Ingleside, Aransas Pass and Corpus Christi. Last year I met the love of my life - a brand new 24.2 ft Tran Cat with a 250 E-Tec! It allows me to fish all those shallow places where most boats don't dare go. She goes with me everywhere I go and is the only one on earth that knows all my secret fishing holes. As you can see...
I love to fish!!!


USCG Licensed Captain

TPWD Certified


Capt. Charlie's Current Fishing Report:  March 16, 2015

Hi Everyone! Well the weather is finally nice and I think everyone is happy about that. Well we fished March 13th and it was slow, but this morning March14th we had our 9 reds by 8:30! You can tell everyone is ready to do some fishing and get outdoors as there are a lot of boats on the water. Everyone be safe and respect each other, try not to crowd the other guy too much or run your motor too close to someone fishing so you don't spook the fish. There are some trout on the drop offs ( outside Traylor Island and Dagger Island, etc... ) if you want to throw lures, or you can catch them on live shrimp also, but you have to wait in line to get it and the bait stands are running out quick. I have been catching my reds on dead shrimp, but also carrying some sea lice and frozen shad just in case the perch get bad and the shrimp won't last . I will be fishing the next 7 days in a row, after that I have a few days open if someone wants to go! My book is filling up fast and it looks like it's going to be a great year, so if you want to fish give me a call soon before I run out of days! I will be posting pictures everyday or two so hit the Facebook link at the bottom of the page to see my new post.
Tight lines, everyone!!!
Born to Fish,

Capt. Charlie


If we can't take you on the day you want to go, then I will personally book a good guide to take care of you, so give me a call!!! 

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Tight Lines Everyone!!!

Captain Charlie and To The Limit Guide Service


Tips on Choosing Your Fishing Guide
Choosing a fishing guide can be a very bewildering experience. There are lots of guides out there. Some are very good at

what they do, but many have little or no experience fishing this area. As the saying goes; "You get what you pay for." My advice when looking at websites is look at the pictures! Are there good trout, redfish and drum stringers? Do they fish a variety of bays? How long have they been fishing in THIS area? I have seen lots of guides come and go trying to make a living fishing. Anyone can catch fish when the fishing is good. I take a lot of pride in that I very seldom miss putting my clients on a decent stringer of fish.


What I Provide
Live Bait, Dead Bait, and Lures
Castaway Rods and Shimano Reels

(baitcasters & spinning reels)
Large coolers with ice
Fillet and Package Fish for the Trip Home

What You Supply

Fishing License with Saltwater Stamp
Sunblock, Hats, Camera, Sunglasses
Snacks, Drinks & Alcohol is Allowed
Appropriate Dress for Weather - Bring a
Jacket - It's Always Cooler on the Water!



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