Custom Rod Charters

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
    price breakdown
    $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
    price breakdown
    $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
    price breakdown
    $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
Angler's Choice
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35 Customer Reviews
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Member since March 2019
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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
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

Rating Summary
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4.95
out of 5 stars from 35 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Joe B.
Levelland, TX
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Full Day With Freddie

VERIFIED   NEW  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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Jake C.
Kenedy, TX
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Full Day Trip with Captain Freddie

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 15, 2020
This was our second trip with Captain Freddie. He is very familiar with the water in the area. Both times he put us on fish...
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Spicewood, TX
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on October 3, 2020
Capt. Freddie is awsome!  He goes above and beyond to make sure you are taken care of.  He works hard to put you...
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Ron B.
Houston, Texas
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Half Day A. M. Trip with Captain Freddie

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 6, 2020
Awesome day!! My wife,son,and myself fished with Captain Freddie for the first time July 6 and I promise you that it won’t...
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Felicia M.
Houston, TX
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Half day trip with Capt Freddie

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 10, 2020
Had a great day on the water with Capt Freddie! Loved the fact that he was constantly on top of ensuring there was a Rod, Reel,...
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