Famous for its incredible beaches, birdwatching, the Texas Maritime Museum, and of course, fishing, Rockport attracts numerous nature lovers each year. If you’re eager to explore the best that these plentiful waters have in store, booking a trip with Jody Starr Outfitting is a safe bet. They offer premier inshore guided trips for anglers of all skill levels. Capt. Jody Starr has 35 years of experience, and he can’t wait to share his knowledge with you.

Spend a day aboard his 25’ Haynie bay boat, fresh out of the box in 2019. It still has that new boat smell and comes with the latest marine electronics and safety gear, a 350 HP Mercury engine, a wireless trolling motor, and a live bait tank. It also has 2 onboard coolers – one for your refreshments and one for the catch. It can accommodate up to 4 anglers fishing in full comfort (less when fly fishing).

Fly fishing is reserved for a maximum of 2 anglers, out of which one person can fish at a time. Just make sure to bring your own gear. If you’re more into the conventional tackle, the captain will supply the top-notch equipment by various brands (mostly Falcon). You’ll get to choose between lures and live bait, which is sometimes caught before, and sometimes during the trip.

You’ll get your lines wet in just 10–30 minutes after leaving the dock and Capt. Jody will show you his favorite secret spots. Depending on the bite, you’ll get to reel in Trout, Redfish, and Flounder, as well as Black Drum. You’ll be fishing until you reach the limits or you can stay out there and just relax in the sun.

After the trip, the captain will clean and fillet your catch free of charge. Kids of all ages are welcome to join, just bring your own life jackets for the smallest of them. You should also purchase licenses before the trip and bring any food/drinks of your choice.

All aboard!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Just booked! Last booked: 4 hours ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 31
    $550
    This 8-hour trip is all about catching that Redfish, Flounder, and Trout. Fish until you catch your limits or spend the rest of the day chilling in the sun – it's completely up to you!
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About the Captain

Jody Starr
Rockport, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
37 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since March 2019
Captain Jody Starr has been fishing professionally for over 35 years, and his first encounter with fishing happened at a really young age when he was only 10. Fishing runs in his family, and he loves every aspect of it. The best part of the job to him is the challenge – never knowing what's around the corner and constantly meeting new people who share the same passion.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat specs

Haynie (Bay boat) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 350HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Popping
Fly Fishing
Max 2, bring your own gear
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
For drinks and for the catch
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Falcon and others
Live Bait
Prepared before or caught during the trip
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No min. age, bring your own jackets for younger
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 37 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (9)
Great day with Capt Jody
Great Day, Great Captain!
Great day fishing with Capt Jody
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
74%
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NICOLE M.
Canyon Lake, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Had a great trip!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 11, 2022
Our family had a great day with Captain Jody. We caught lots of fish and had good company. Jody is easy to be around, an expert...
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Ginger L.
Houston, Texas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Full day trip with Capt. Jody Star

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 12, 2022
Captain Jody was great! He was very friendly and knowledgeable.  The conditions were not great windy and they day after a...
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Keith P.
Spring, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great day out!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 1, 2022
The weather was cold with a strong east wind.  Not a good day for “catching” fish but a great day on the water with Capt...
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Traci W.
Houston, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great Day, Great Captain!

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on July 28, 2022
Great day on the water with Captain J. He worked SO hard to put us on fish. Super patient with newbie fisherperson. We had...
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Michael D.
Las Cruces, NM
Excellent
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Crew
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5.0 / 5
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2 full days on the bay

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on July 19, 2022
You can be yourselves around The Captain. He was very informed and tried like hell to make sure we caught fish.
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FAQs about Jody Starr Outfitting

Jody Starr Outfitting offers the following trip to customers:
  • $550 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Jody Starr Outfitting, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box For drinks and for the catch
  • Radar
  • Life Jackets

Trips booked with Jody Starr Outfitting include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Falcon and others)
  • Live Bait (Prepared before or caught during the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Jody Starr Outfitting offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Jody Starr Outfitting offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing (Max 2, bring your own gear)
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Jody Starr Outfitting include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Spotted Seatrout