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.

You can expect to catch Kingfish throughout the summer and fall months and Red Snapper during the federal Red Snapper season which runs from June 1 through August 18. Other incidental catches may include Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Spanish Mackerel, Barracuda, Bonito, Blackfin Tuna, and several species of Shark.

You’ll be fishing from a comfortable 42’ Bertram which is powered by twin 450 HP Cummins engines with an average cruising speed of 22 knots. Navigational systems are top-notch for orientation and locating fish. The cabin interior is air-conditioned and spacious with a large fully enclosed bathroom. If you like a view, you’ll enjoy riding on the flybridge which is also spacious with plenty of seating.

Be sure to purchase your saltwater fishing license no later than the night before your trip and try to arrive at the dock a few minutes early. There is a professional fishing cleaning service at the dock where you can have your fish cleaned 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!

No hidden charges. Fuel, bait, ice, and tackle are included in the price.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    9 Hour Offshore Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 31
    US $2,750
    July1st through October. Due to fish being found further offshore than usual this year our 9 hour trip replaces the 8 hour trip at no additional charge. These trips typically take you about 35 miles out. King Mackerel is most often caught as well as Red Snapper during the federal Red Snapper season. Other targeted species include Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Blackfin Tuna and several species of Shark. No hidden charges. All Fuel, bait, ice, and tackle is included in the price.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
    Bonito
    Bonito
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 136 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great trip even with questionable conditions!
Great trip even with questionable conditions!
Great trip even with questionable conditions!
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Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Caught fish
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Victor O.
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5.0 / 5
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Amazing trip! (Maxed out with fish)

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Offshore Trip on June 25, 2024
First off, I was very impressed because Captain Jay gave us two free hours so he could take us to a spot where he thought would...
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Nathan H.
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Great trip even with questionable conditions!

VERIFIED   NEW  9 Hour Offshore Trip on July 5, 2024
This was our second tip with Captain Lancaster. We had this trip planned for months so we simply could not reschedule. Following...
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Dianna S.
Excellent
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Fishing with Jay

VERIFIED   10 Hour – Offshore Trip on September 13, 2023
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Daniel B.
FAIR OAKS, TX
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The best tirp you can book

VERIFIED   10 Hour – Offshore Trip on August 2, 2023
We had our original boat cancel on us due to repairs to the boat the day before the trip. Lancaster saved the day by...
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Tommy C.
Excellent
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Great Trip!

VERIFIED   9 Hour Offshore Trip on June 8, 2024
Captain Jay and his deckhand provided an outstanding safe fishing trip for our group of 6 anglers! With his many years of experience...
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FAQs about Lancaster Sportfishing

Lancaster Sportfishing offers the following trip to customers:
  • US $2,750 per group - 9 Hour Offshore Trip (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Lancaster Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Private head
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well Live bait when availible
  • Refrigerator
  • Radar

Trips booked with Lancaster Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Fresh/frozen ribbon fish. Live bait when avalible)
  • First Mate

Lancaster Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Lancaster Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Lancaster Sportfishing include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Blackfin)

Meet the Captain

Jay Lancaster
Port Aransas, Texas, United States
42 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
136 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2019
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
I began my professional fishing career as a deckhand for my dad and became a licensed captain and fishing guide in 1976. I enjoy putting guests on fish and strive to offer a safe and professional fishing experience for beginner and expert anglers alike!

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

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
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Private head
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Live bait when availible

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Fresh/frozen ribbon fish. Live bait when avalible
First Mate

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
4 years and older.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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Recent fishing reports

Kingfish and Red Snapper!
Kingfish and Red Snapper!
July 13, 2024
Our first trip out since Beryl came thorugh and the Kingfish were still biting. As usual, Sandbar sharks were plentiful but we still managed to limit on Kingfish and Snapper.
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