Lancaster Sportfishing

Lancaster Sportfishing is a family-owned business that specializes in offshore excursions on the Gulf of Mexico. Captain Jay knows a thing or two about turning rookies into avid anglers and has been doing so for over 4 decades. He loves the feeling of putting his customers in the right place at the right time and helping them hook their first big catch ever.

Capt. Jay’s fishing trips make for a fun and exciting day of fishing for families and friends. Capt. Jay strives to find as many fish and as much variety as possible. Targeted species throughout the summer and fall months are King Mackerel, Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Cobia and Shark.

You’ll be fishing from a 42’ Bertram offshore sportfisher that is both comfortable and spacious. You can enjoy a relaxing day of fishing from the aft deck, take in the beautiful view from the top of the flybridge, or head inside to cool off in the air-conditioned cabin.

You’ll reach speeds of up to 21 knots as you cruise to some of the captain’s favorite offshore fishing grounds. This vessel is powered by twin 450 HP Cummins engines, comes with top-notch navigational systems for locating fish and a fully enclosed toilet inside.

Just be sure to purchase your fishing license at the dock before your trip and arrive 15 minutes early. There’s also a place you can have your fish cleaned and filleted for an additional cost, as well as plenty of hook-and-cook restaurants that will prepare and serve your catch for you!

Get the full Texas experience and book your next deep sea adventure with Lancaster Sportfishing, and get ready for a productive day of offshore fishing with Capt. Jay!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 31 Dec
    $1,950
    up to 6 persons
    Capt. Jay’s fall trips generally take you 35 to 40 nautical miles offshore and continue through November. Species normally targeted are King Mackerel and Blackfin Tuna. Other species often caught are various species of Shark and occasional Mahi Mahi. When it's all said and done, have your catch cleaned and filleted for an additional cost at the dock, then head over to a local restaurant to have your meal cooked and prepared the right way!

About the Captain

Jay Lancaster
Port Aransas, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
21 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
23 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2019
I’m a second generation boat captain/fishing guide and owner/operator of “EL CUCUY”. I’ve held a USCG license to operate vessels up to 100 tons for 43 years and I've operated sailing and fishing vessels throughout the Gulf of Mexico and western Caribbean. My fishing experience started when I was my dad’s deckhand on his wooden Chris Craft in the late 60’s. Much of what I’ve learned over the years was taught to me by the old time captains who fished the waters off Port Aransas in the 50's, 60's. The tricks of the trade I was taught, combined with decades of firsthand knowledge has resulted in the techniques I use today. I’ve spent my entire life working and playing on the water and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Targeted Species

Bonito Bonito
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)

Boat Specs

Bertram (Convertible) originally built in 1978, and restored in 2019. Powered by 2 450HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 21 knots.

Length
42 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Trolling
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
First Mate

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

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Customer Reviews

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4.99
out of 5 stars from 23 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Barry F.
San Marcos, TX
 5.00
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Fishing with Jay

VERIFIED   August 30, 2019
Captain made a good decision to delay departure a little due to weather in the channel and then made sure that we got the full...
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James M.
Corpus Christi, Texas
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Have you ever wanted to go fishing with the Captain that knows the waters better than any other captain in the area and can...
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Johnny G.
Lewisville, Texas
 5.00
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Awesome day fishing!

NEW  October 5, 2019
An awesome day fishing. We caught Mahi Mahi, Wahoo and a few other types of fish and we limited on Kings. Captain Jay and John...
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Colton M.
Houston, TX
 5.00
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October fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  October 18, 2019
What a great time! Great Captian and his son! I will be back next year! If you are looking to catch some good size fish this...
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Adam P.
Houston, Texas
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Full Day Offshore Trip

August 24, 2019
Overall, this was one of the best off shore trips!  Captain Jay and his son John are very skilled in their trade. ...
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Fishing Reports

50 pound Wahoo and limited out on King

October 19, 2019

Slow start to what turned out to be a good day. Picked up a some big king before noon with action really picking up after noon. Ended up with 280 pounds of fish which included a dozen king and… Read Full Report →


Limited on King & 1 Barracuda

October 06, 2019

Perseverance paid off as the morning bite was slow but afternoon was as fast as it gets. Read Full Report →


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