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 along with Red Snapper during the federal Red Snapper season which is June 1st to August 2nd. Other types of fish you might catch include Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Spanish Mackerel, Barracuda, Bonito, Blackfin Tuna, Jack Crevalle, and several species of Shark.

You’ll be fishing from a comfortable 42’ Bertram which is powered by twin 450 HP Cummins engines and has an average cruising speed of 21 knots. Navigational systems are top-notch for navigation 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 in 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 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
    8 Hour Offshore Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 14
    $2,150
    8 hour offshore fishing trips will take you up to a 35 mile radius of Port Aransas. King Mackerel are most prolific and are targeted primarily. Other species sometimes caught are Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, Barracuda, Shark, and Wahoo. All bait, ice and tackle included in price.
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About the Captain

Jay Lancaster
Port Aransas, Texas, United States
33 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
87 Customer Reviews
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Member since April 2019
I’m a second generation offshore fishing guide with 45 years’ as a USCG licensed captain. My goal is to give my customers a safe and productive fishing trip with lots of stories to share with friends back home. Whether you’re a pro or beginner, you’ll enjoy a fishing trip with Lancaster Sportfishing.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark

Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna

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

Trolling
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid any additional costs or unnecessary hassle with carrying cash.

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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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   NEW  9 Hour Offshore Fishing Trip on September 25, 2021
Fishing trip was hands down perfect. Jay and his crew member had everything ready as soon we arrived and boarded the boat....
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VERIFIED   8 Hour Offshore Fishing Trip on August 13, 2021
Awesome trip.  Myself, wife and 3 daughters went out and we collectively caught our limit of Kingfish, one large Spanish Mackerel,...
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VERIFIED   8 Hour Offshore Fishing Trip on July 3, 2021
This was an awesome experience for my family and I. Captain jay and John were extremely helpful and always working for us....
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VERIFIED   8 Hour Offshore Fishing Trip on August 12, 2021
This was top notch. This was my first time going blue water fishing. I took my 9 yr old son, who had the time of his life!...
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VERIFIED   8 Hour Offshore Fishing Trip on September 10, 2021
Put us on fish all day made a special stop for me to catch a shark along with very well maintained equipment the boat was spectacular....
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FAQs about Lancaster Sportfishing

Lancaster Sportfishing offers the following trip to customers:
  • $2,150 per group - 8 Hour Offshore Fishing Trip (8 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)

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:
  • Trolling
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

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