Custom Rod Charters is located in a unique area of Port O’Connor, Texas, that enables them to fish the flats, shallow water areas, bays, jetties, surf, and nearshore spots. Captain Freddie Harborth is a native who grew up on these waters, and he can’t wait to share his love of the outdoors with like-minded clients!

Spend the day aboard his 24’ Haynie center console that can comfortably take up to 4 anglers of all ages and skill levels. Powered by a 250 HP Mercury engine, it comes with top-notch safety and navigational gear, a live bait tank, and a cooler.

Most of the fishing is done on light tackle, and you’ll get to try a variety of efficient techniques, including bottom fishing, spinning, and popping, while exploring the bountiful inshore and nearshore waters of the area. Depending on your preferences, the main stars of your trip will be Kingfish, Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Black Drum, Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, and Flounder. In addition to fishing the open bay areas and jetties, the captain also does wade fishing in shallow waters.

He uses a mix of different top quality brands of rods and reels, and has both baitcasting and spinning reels (perfect for beginners). All the tackle is covered by the charter, while live bait is charged extra, and it usually costs around $20–$25 per person. The captain will clean the catch after each trip, free of charge.

There’s no minimum age for children, but the parents should bring a life jacket their kid is comfortable in. The clients should also bring fishing licenses, drinks, snacks, and food. They can either store their things in the cooler that the captain has on board or bring their own.

Custom Rod Charters will do everything in their power to customize the trip according to your needs!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:15 AM
    $500
    More experienced anglers like this to maximize their time on the water fishing, and this 8-hour trip is made for them! Depending on the bite, you could be reeling in Kingfish, Black Drum, Spotted Seatrout, Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Redfish, and Flounder.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:15 AM
    $450
    This afternoon trip is perfect for all those who don't want to get up too early or spend the whole day on the water. Your potential catch list will include Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, Flounder, and many other species. This trip is great for the elderly and families with kids.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $450
    During the summer most customers like the half day trip because you can be in before the heat of the day. Also groups with small children and elderly don't get too tired from a long day on the water.
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About the Captain

Freddie Harborth
Port O'Connor, Texas, United States
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I was born, raised, and lived in this area my whole life. I have been around the water since I could remember – from being on my grandpa's shrimp boat and fishing with friends and family to now running a charter boat. Watching kids and adults from inexperienced to experienced fishermen getting excited about catching their first, biggest fish, or just having fun, is something I really enjoy. I just love watching people of all ages enjoy the outdoors as much as I do.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Haynie (Center console) originally built in 2009. Powered by a 250HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 38 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Full Day With Freddie

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on November 16, 2020
Freddie was the best. He was very knowledgeable about the whole Port OConner area. You might say we caught the whole smorgasbord...
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Austin, TX
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Full day trip with Captain Freddie.

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 17, 2021
You can’t go wrong fishing with captain Freddie. He’s a stand up guy and will do everything he can to put some fish in...
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Justin, TX
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 5, 2021
Captain Freddie is a great guide.  He worked really hard to put us on the fish and really delivered.  Even with the weather...
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Wimberley, TX
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Half day trip with Captain Freddie

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on December 26, 2020
Captain Freddie took us out this afternoon and we had an awesome time! We caught our limit on sheepshead,  caught some speckled...
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Great Captain!!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 18, 2021
Absolute fishing frenzy!! If you want to sit back and drink beers, this is not your captain. We limited out on redfish and...
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FAQs about Custom Rod Charters

Custom Rod Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $500 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Custom Rod Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Custom Rod Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Custom Rod Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Custom Rod Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Custom Rod Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Spotted Seatrout