Captain Charles Ives

To The Limit Guide Service

Call 361-776-2604  OR  E-mail:

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: November 16, 2015

Hi Everyone!  November has been a big fishing month and we have been catching Redfish and Trout in the awesome weather!     Cooler weather is right around the corner and I  expect to be fishing with shrimp and catching lots of Black Drum soon!  Since the weather has been so mild, fishing has been great with piggy perch the whole month.   2015 has been an awesome year;  it seems like my Guide Service made the play-offs and went to the Super Bowl and won!!!  All joking aside,  we put a lot of fish on the dock this year!  As usual, I will be fishing all winter, so if you want to go have some fun give me a call!  Thanks to everyone who fished with me for so many years;  most of you have become my friends as well as clients and it's always great to get to see you, share in your vacations and watch your kids grow up!  Be safe and have a great holiday season. 


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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