Down Time Sportfishing Charters

For those seeking a truly authentic bluewater game fishing experience, Down Time Sportfishing Charters is just what the doctor ordered! With Captain Lane Kilgore at the helm, you’re in for an angling adventure that will keep you coming back for more.

Come aboard a 50’ luxurious sport fishing yacht that can sit up to 6 persons and have them fish at the same time with plenty of room and comfort. She’s been restored in 2018, rigged with twin 760 HP Detroit Diesel engines, which makes her swift on the waves and able to get you to the most productive fishing spots.

What’s more, the vessel sports a private toilet, a cabin with air-conditioning to cool off and rest for a little while, as well as a full galley and bed. Since you’ll be heading out to battle the giants of the deep waters, you’ll have the top-of-the-line rods, reels, tackle, and a fighting chair to help you in your efforts.

There’s a variety of trips you can choose from, starting with 9- or 12-hour excursions that give you the opportunity to fish for some of the Gulf’s most renowned gamefish species. Artificial reefs, offshore drilling rigs, and natural sub-service structures are home to Red Snapper, Grouper, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, and Sharks, to name a few.

For a tournament-grade experience, 36-hour overnight trips allow you to venture out to the Gulf of Mexico’s deepwater to hunt for some of the fish royalty of these parts. Marlin, Sailfish, Swordfish, Yellowfin Tuna,  Blackfin Tuna, Grouper, Tilefish, and Mahi Mahi are all on your to-catch list.

Aside from the captain, on board you will find a first mate, who will gladly give you a hand with everything you could possibly need. He is a professional and will know exactly what you need to reel in your next personal best, and for his service, 15-20% tip is welcome.

Join Down Time Sportfishing Charters for a fishing trip and you will be treated like family!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    36 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    2 trip days, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    up to 6 persons / day
    Ready for a fishing extravaganza? Book this 36-day trip and head out with Capt. Lane on a chase for the catch of a lifetime. You will be battling anything from Marlin and Swordfish to Sailfish, Tuna, and Golden Tilefish. Ready for an adrenaline-filled angling escapade? Keep in mind that all the fishing equipment, food, and fuel costs are included in the trip's price.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    up to 6 persons
    For this expedition, you will venture further off and have the chance to reel in a mixed bag of A-listers like Sharks, Amberjack, Grouper, Snapper, Mahi Mahi, and many more. An experienced captain, a friendly crew, and a red-hot bite is just what you need for a memorable day on the water. You will find all the fishing equipment and food are included in the trip's price.
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 6 persons
    Come to this 9-hour excursion aboard the luxurious 50' sportfishing yacht to experience the excitement of Texas offshore game fishing. Catch anything from Tilefish, Mahi Mahi, and King Mackerel, to Red Snapper, Grouper, and Amberjack. You will find all the fishing equipment and food are included in the trip's price.
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About the Captain

Lane Kilgore
Galveston, Texas, United States
1 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since June 2018
With Capt. Lane Kilgor's knowledge of the local waters and your curiosity to learn more about fishing, going on an angling trip in the Gulf of Mexico will be a blast. Capt. Lane has got years of experience under his belt, both when it comes to fishing and running charters, so you will be in safe hands with him, not to mention you'll have an amazing time.

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Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Goliath)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Marlin (Blue)
Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel

Tuna (Blackfin)
Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Post (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1995, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 760HP Detroit Diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

50 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing


Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate


FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 30 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
You Keep Catch


Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
American Express

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Terrie S.
Pasadena, TX

Nine hour trip with Capt. Lane Kilgore and his First Mate.

VERIFIED   May 5, 2019
Our fishing trip on Down Time charter yacht was AWESOME !!  We were all extremely pleased with the Captain and Crew and...
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