Capt. Brent Hopkins
Telephone: 361-534-4007
Email:   Capt. Brent Hopkins

Remember when the cards are down and the bet is called, you have your
Ace in the Hole!

 

Rates and Information
 

Saltwater Fishing Trips

Capt. Brent Hopkins operates out of several different boats. Depending upon which boat he thinks is best for you along with the days fishing conditions, or which boat you choose, is the one you will be fishing from. Rest assured you will have a dry, safe, and comfortable ride while on your fishing trips in the coastal bays of Texas. All boats meet US Coast Guard standards, carry USCG approved life vests, GPS, cellular phone and a medical kit. We provide live bait, tackle, rods, lures, fish cleaning, and packaging of your catch. Bring a cooler to take them home in. During the summer months, fishing trips when or while wade fishing with live croaker, you may be required to pay a percentage of the bait costs. These additional costs are addressed the evening before we fish so that there are never any hidden costs. If you wish to use live bait, please mention that when contacting us.

Individual, Corporate Groups, and Tournament Fishing Charters are available.
Advance notice of your trip is necessary to assure that Ace in the Hole Guide Service has ample time for your reservations.

Basic Rates

1-3 People
4 People
5 people
6 people
$500
$650
$750
$900

Contact us for more information.

What you need

  • 90 Qt Cooler or smaller with your drinks and snacks
  • Polarized Sunglasses
  • Hat or Cap
  • Saltwater Fishing License
  • Shoes appropriate for the boat
 

Duck Hunting

Ace in the Hole Guide Service offers exceptional waterfowling in the Rockport, Texas area during Texas' annual Teal and Duck Seasons. Hunters enjoy fast-paced duck hunting from well-camouflaged blinds on the scenic coastal Texas flats. Primary species include pintail, widgeon, teal and redheads, with bufflehead and scaup ducks also plentiful. We have great afternoon duck hunting for those who do not like to get up early and are interested in leisurely leaving the dock at about 1 pm and are often limited by early afternoon. Duck hunts begin at legal shooting time, and finish when clients bag their limits, or about 10:00 am, whichever comes first.

Duck Hunting Rates Include:

  • Blind
  • Decoys
  • Transportation to/from blind
  • Ducks cleaned & packaged

Rates

Morning and Afternoon hunts are available. Large or small groups welcomed!


Hunt Only Pricing

1 Person (Guided Only)
2-20 Persons Guided
2-20 Persons Un-Guided
$250
$200 per gun
$150 per gun

Cast-n-Blast Combos (Fully Guided)

1 Person Combo
2-5 Person Combo
$500
$300 per gun

Contact us for more information.



Hog and Javelina Hunts

These hunts are conducted late January through mid-March respectively, after deer season, while it's cool and the wild game are used to coming to the feed from the years’ closed deer hunting season. We have several ranches scattered throughout the South Texas brush country and the Hill Country area around Austin / San Antonio insuring you have a good hunt. Ranches vary in size from 1,000 to 10,000 acres.

We only hunt a particular ranch for a week or so before moving onto another which aids in our hunters in always being on fresh game which equates to usually higher success rates. Long before your hunt, we will have set up rifle & archery stands, and have filled corn feeders at different ranches to keep the hogs and other game coming to them without being molested so that every hunter has an equally fair chance at non-pressured game.

Hunts are a semi guided type of hunt, where once you arrive at ranch, we will show you around the ranch to familiarize you with stand locations and lay of the land, then "turn you loose" to do your own hunting. We will also advise you on which areas of the ranch look more promising than others so that your chances of harvesting go up, instead of you going in blind and wasting precious hunting time trying to find game "hotspots".

Brent, personally, will be at the ranch for any help you may need during your hunt at all times, and will feed stand location roads every afternoon also aiding in drawing the game out of the brush and cutting down on your valuable hunting time.

Some Ranches have accommodations (all the comforts of home) for a nominal fee, while some ranches do not. If hunting ranches that have no accommodations available, you can either camp on ranch with RV or tents for free, or get a hotel room which you are responsible for covering costs.

Space is limited so that we do not crowd hunters
We allow night hunting
Hunt with any weapon except fully autos
One trophy javelina per man
Unlimited feral hogs and varmints

We Supply:

  • Accommodations for a nominal fee if ranch has them
  • Corn is supplied at ranch at bulk pricing costs
  • Free tracking of wounded game with lacy dogs
  • Skinning of game for a fee if you wish

You Supply:

  • our own food and drink
  • Accommodations if there are none on ranch
  • Transportation while hunting
  • Weapons
  • Skinning of game
  • Costs of corn / attractant

WE ALSO OFFER DOG / CATCH HUNTS!!!!!
(Call for details & pricing)

Pricing each hunter:

  • 1 days $250
  • 2 days $400
  • 3 days $500
  • 4 days $650

Plus cost of corn and lodging.
(Typically $100 total per hunter for 4 or less hunters 3 days hunting)




Rockport Airboat Tours

We offer sightseeing tours and fishing trips in our custom built 20' Panther airboat into the back lakes, marshes, and other areas where no other kind of regular boats can go except airboats.
You will enjoy the ride, the fun of being away from other boaters, and the mystique of the backwaters where wildlife abounds such as abundant bird life, whitetail deer, alligators, fish, and other critters. There is so much more you can see in these isolated locations.
Pick up the kids, grab the camera, and go for an exciting ride and/or a fishing trip, where can you can have it all. Your kids will love you for it, and we're sure the adults will have a lot of fun too.

Pricing

1-5 Persons 2 Hour Trip $300 Each Additional Hour $100

South Texas Management & Trophy Whitetail Deer Hunting Trips

Encinal, Texas (LaSalle County)
We are located in the heart of the famed South Texas brush country known as the "Golden Triangle." The area in South Texas is re-knowned for its ability to produce superior quality whitetail ranking very high in the B&C record books.
Our South Texas hunting ranches have been under strict management practice for the last 10 years and it shows in the quality and numbers of wild game seen on the ranch when driving around, and while hunting.

Pricing

3 Day Hunts - Fully Guided 1X1 - Rifle Hunters Only
Hunts and Prices Upon Availability
B&C Scoring

Management Bucks
Trophy Bucks

120-150 B&C
130-140 B&C

141-150 B&C

150-160 B&C

161+ B C

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Spring Turkey Hunts

Now offering guided spring turkey hunts in the San Antonio and Hill Country area.
Call for Pricing


Exotic Hunts

Now offering guided exotic hunts for and not limited to such as axis, black buck, aoudad, other sheep, African game, sitka, oryx, etc
Call for pricing and availability


South Texas Management & Trophy Whitetail Deer Hunting Trips

Encinal, Texas (LaSalle County)
We are located in the heart of the famed South Texas brush country known as the "Golden Triangle." The area in South Texas is re-known for its ability to produce superior quality whitetail ranking very high in the B&C record books. Our South Texas hunting ranches have been under strict management practice for the last 10 years and it shows in the quality and numbers of wild game seen on the ranch when driving around, and while hunting.

Pricing

3 Day Hunts - Fully Guided 1X1 - Rifle Hunters Only
Hunts and Prices Upon Availability
B&C Scoring

Management Bucks
Trophy Bucks

120-150 B&C
130-140 B&C

141-150 B&C

150-160 B&C

161+ B C

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Contact us for more information.