Mike's Offshore Charters

If you’re in search of a rod-bending fishing trip with non-stop action, then you’ve come to the right place! Mike’s Offshore Charters caters to die-hard anglers looking to test their skills against some of the most productive waters of the country. Captain Mike Tatsch specializes in offshore, reef, and wreck fishing and invites anyone who’s ready for a “reel” challenge!

You’ll depart from Conn Brown Harbor in Aransas Pass, and head out into some of the most beautiful waters off the Gulf Coast of Texas. But don’t let the Gulf’s beauty distract you: these charters aren’t designed for lounging and sightseeing. This is a sportfishing trip built for those that are looking to land the biggest monster fish in the game.

Get ready to go deep sea fishing for Sailfish and Marlin, trolling for Mahi, Wahoo, and Kingfish, or bottom fishing for Snapper. You’ll target various Tuna species, including the prestigious Bluefin Tuna, and many other offshore pelagics.

The captain’s 33’ Tiara sportfisher is built for action, not relaxation. She’s powered by twin 315 HP Yanmar engines, has outriggers and downriggers for trolling, state-of-the-art navigational equipment, and a live bait tank. She accommodates up to 6 guests and has an enclosed head, perfect for long offshore trips.

Capt. Mike keeps top-notch Shimano gear on board, but he recommends you bring your own. As any true angler knows, there’s no better feeling than the rod and reel you’re most accustomed to! Live bait will be caught along the way or bought before the trip, and you’ll also have your catch cleaned and filleted so you can take it home for a delicious meal.

Capt. Mike is also happy for you to bring a beer or two on board, so you can crack open a cold one, kick back, and relax with him.

Join Mike’s Offshore Charters for an intense fishing trip, and the thrill of a lifetime. Just be sure to purchase a fishing license before your trip, bring some snacks and drinks, and get ready to create lasting memories!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Thu, Fri)
    $1,850
    Fuel is included in the price. Captain accepts cash and venmo payments.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Thu, Fri)
    $1,650
    This trip is recommended for expert anglers. Troll the offshore waters for pelagic species such as Wahoo, Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, and Marlin, or go bottom fishing over reefs for Grouper and Snapper. Bring your equipment or feel free to use the captain's Shimano gear. The vessel you'll be fishing from is specifically designed for sportfishing, not lounging, so bring some elbow grease and get ready for intense battles against monster fish! Fuel is included in the price. Captain accepts cash and venmo payments.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Thu, Fri)
    $1,450
    This trip isn't for the faint of heart! Offshore trips along the Gulf are always exciting, action-packed, and require extra strength. Bring your gear or use the captain's Shimano equipment if you don't have your own. The captain's boat is built for fishing, not lounging, so be ready to be on your feet the whole time and put those arms to work! You'll be targeting Mahi, Amberjack, Tuna, Cobia, Kingfish, Wahoo, Sailfish, and many more. Fuel is included in the price. Captain accepts cash and venmo payments.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $1,200
    Fuel is included. Captain accepts cash and venmo payments.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $1,200
    Fuel included. Captain accepts cash and venmo payments.
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About the Captain

Mike Tatsch
Aransas Pass, Texas, United States
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38 Customer Reviews
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Member since February 2019
Captain Mike Tatsch has been fishing his whole life. He became a captain in 2017 and, since then, has enjoyed taking people out on the water to help them become better anglers. Capt. Mike specializes in offshore fishing and will offer tips and tricks on how to land big game fish. Join Mike’s Offshore Sportfishing for the ultimate thrill, and get ready to catch some record-breaking fish off the coast of Port Aransas!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bonito Bonito
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Sailfish Sailfish
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna

Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Tiara (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1990, and restored in 2020. Powered by 2 315HP Yanmar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 23 knots.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
87%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
87%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
61%
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What a Great Time We Had with Captain Mike!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on October 8, 2021
This was our first trip with Captain Mike but won’t be our last! We are already talking about planning our next trip with...
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United States
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Full day trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip on July 15, 2021
What an awesome fishing trip!  From start to finish Captain Mike was always going above and beyond for us.  He has one goal,...
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Bedford, TX
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Great Day with Mike

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on August 12, 2021
Trip planing started a week before and smoke was very quick to respond to all my questions and logistics inquiries. Day...
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6 hour trip with Capt Mike

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on January 29, 2021
We had a great time on our trip with Capt Mike! We caught zero fish but we had so much fun hanging out with Capt Mike and giving...
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8 Hour Trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on June 19, 2021
Went out with Captain Mike last weekend and had a great time.  And we got on some fish!  Captain Mike was very willing to...
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FAQs about Mike's Offshore Charters

Mike's Offshore Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,200 per group - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,450 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,650 per group - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)
  • $1,850 per group - 12 Hour Trip (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Mike's Offshore Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Full cabin w/ bathroom)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers

Trips booked with Mike's Offshore Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Mike's Offshore Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Mike's Offshore Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Mike's Offshore Charters include:
  • Bonito
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Sailfish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo