Reelhard Fishin Charters – 30'

Get ready to put your body, mind, and soul to work on an epic deep sea battle against some of the toughest fighting fish. Reelhard Fishin Charters specializes in offshore and nearshore excursions, delivering some of the most intense, rod-bending action in the state waters of Texas. Your captain, Paul Pennington, has over 30 years of experience fishing these local waters and is one of the most dedicated guides you’ll find.

Your trip will take place on a 30’ Stamas center console. She’s powered by twin 250 HP Yamaha engines, equipped with top-notch navigational electronics, and outfitted with outriggers and downriggers for trolling. She’s spacious and comfortable, accommodating up to 6 guests and has a private head on board for those extra-long rides.

On nearshore trips, you’ll head out to battle a wide range of species. You’ll be able to bottom fish for Snapper and Grouper or chase after fast Kingfish. On offshore trips, you can hook Mahi, Wahoo, and Shark, or fish the rigs to target Amberjack and many more!

No matter which trip you choose, you’ll have state-of-the-art rods and reels, as well as bait and lures available on board. Just be sure to purchase a fishing license prior to the trip, bring along some food and drinks to stay replenished, and don’t forget the sunscreen!

Capt. Paul is known for working endlessly to give each customer the experience they deserve. Reelhard Fishin Charter offers a 10% discount for military people, firefighters, police officers, paramedics, and school teachers. So get ready to reel in some prize-worthy fish and join Reelhard Fishin Charters on your next angling adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full day fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,500
    Full day offshore chasing kings, ling, shark, dorado, red snapper. Includes food.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    Get ready to either troll for pelagics or bottom fish for delicious bottom-dwellers. Eight hours gives you plenty of time to try out a couple of techniques and target a wide range of species. You'll be targeting Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Cobia, Snapper and more. Rods, tackle, bait, and fuel are included. Just be sure to get a fishing license prior to the trip, bring some essential items like food and drinks, and get ready for a fun full day of fishing up to 9 miles offshore!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    On this trip, you'll head up to 9 miles into the Gulf to target a variety of nearshore species. Get ready to put up a fight against some monster Snapper, King Mackerel, Ling, Sharks, and many more. Fishing equipment is provided, just be sure to purchase a fishing license prior to your trip, pack some snacks, drinks, a hat, and sunblock and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! Please check with the captain if there is an extra fuel surcharge for offshore trips.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,000
    Fish near offshore for Snapper, Grouper, Kingfish, Cobia, Dorado, Sharks, and more. Trolling, bottom, and drift fishing up to 6 persons. Fuel, tackle, and bait included.
  • Private trip
    Bull reds half day
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    Fish texas waters for bull reds, trout, sharks etc. Trips normally 6 hours. Full included.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Jetties
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    Fish for Redfish, Drum, Sharks, and other fish from the jetties out to 3 miles. Please check with the captain if there is an extra fuel surcharge for offshore trips.

About the Captain

Paul Pennington
Oyster Creek, Texas, United States
4 Fishing Reports
43 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2017
Captain Paul Pennington has been fishing for over 30 years. Paul specializes in both inshore and offshore fishing. He knows the waters in and around Texas like the back of his hand and is often found guiding his clients in and around the reefs, rigs, and wrecks. Paul's catches include Kingfish, Ling, Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, Sharks, Wahoo, Trout, Redfish, Amberjack, Grouper, and various reef fish species, and many more. His team will make sure you have a memorable time on the water.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Stamas (Center console) originally built in 1997. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Handline
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid any additional costs or unnecessary hassle with carrying cash.

No additional fees.
Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Good experience
86%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
82%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Shane G.
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Great a great time.

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Nearshore (AM) on June 10, 2021
Paul was great at keeping me informed about upcoming weather. We determined we would be able to go out the next day.  Went...
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Jake E.
United States
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Rain or shine we’re fishing!

VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip – Offshore on August 26, 2021
Captain Paul was very professional and knowledgeable about offshore fishing. He was able to put us on some good fish despite...
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VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Offshore on October 9, 2021
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Reel hard to believe

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Jetties on September 4, 2021
I told Captain Paul that it was my first time taking my kids out fishing and that we drove 10 hours to get here, everything...
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FAQs about Reelhard Fishin Charters – 30'

Reelhard Fishin Charters – 30' offers the following trips to customers:
  • $700 per group, additional $75 per person after 5 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Jetties (5 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Bull reds half day (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Nearshore (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Nearshore (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group, additional $100 per person after 5 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Offshore (8 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - Full day fishing (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Reelhard Fishin Charters – 30', you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Private head)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers

Trips booked with Reelhard Fishin Charters – 30' include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

Reelhard Fishin Charters – 30' offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (State waters only.)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Reelhard Fishin Charters – 30' offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Flounder Gigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Reelhard Fishin Charters – 30' include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Wahoo