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.

Captain Jay’s fishing trips, whether 8 or 10 hour, are designed to create a fun and exciting day of fishing for families and friends. All Capt. Jay’s trips begin by targeting King Mackerel which is fun to catch and live in the same water as many other species of fish. On his trips you have a chance to come face to gills with Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Shark, Blackfin Tuna, Bonito, Jack Crevelle, Barracuda and the occasional Sailfish.

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
    Extended Full Day – Blue Water
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 31 Oct
    $2,400
    up to 6 persons
    Similar to the Full Day Trip, except you’ll be going out 40 to 50 miles. You’ll be fishing for many of the same species as on the 8 hours, such as Kingfish with a higher likelihood of catching Barracuda and Mangrove Snapper, as well as blue water fish such as Mahi Mahi and Blackfin Tuna. 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!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 31 Oct
    $1,850
    up to 6 persons
    Capt Jay’s Full Day trip is his most popular and will take you out from just a few miles to as much as 35 miles from Port Aransas. You’ll be fishing primarily for Kingfish with the possibility of catching Cobia, Bonito, Atlantic Sharpnose Shark, Blacktip Shark, and occasionally 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!
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About the Captain

Jay Lancaster
Port Aransas, Texas, United States
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Member since April 2019
I’m a second generation boat captain/ fishing guide and owner/operator of “EL CUCUY”. I’ve been a licensed captain for 43 years and my fishing experience goes back even further 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 and 70'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

Barracuda (Great)
Bonito
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove)

Spanish Mackerel
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 Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. 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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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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4.98
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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James M.
Corpus Christi, Texas
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Caught Our Limit and Made it Back in Time For Lunch!

NEW  August 7, 2019
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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Donald B.
Maple Heights, OH
 5.00
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380lb CATCH

VERIFIED   NEW  July 27, 2019
We are extremely happy with today’s fishing trip. Captain Jay and John’s expertise and tips were very helpful and they...
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San Antonio, TX
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An incredible trip with Captain Lancaster!

VERIFIED   June 29, 2019
Captain Lancaster provided a great staff, great hospitality and great equipment. We reached our catch limit thanks to the crew’s...
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Travis J.
United States
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10hr trip with Captain Jay.

August 29, 2018
We left Port Aransas and headed offshore for kingfish,blacktop shark red snapper and whatever else that would bite! We got...
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Marshall H.
Houston, TX
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8 Hour Trip

VERIFIED   July 20, 2019
Captain Jay and Mike were excellent today!! We limited out on King fish - 349 pounds worth!! The boat was really nice and clean…..and...
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Fishing Reports

Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel & Bonito

August 24, 2019

Saturday was a pleasant overcast day with calm seas. Fishing was off and on but by the end of the day we had a nice catch of Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel and Bonito. Another nice day to be offshore. Read Full Report →


Blackfin Tuna & King Mackerel

August 23, 2019

Beautiful weather and steady action most of the day Friday. Started out by catching 15 King Mackerel then we got into some Bonito and a caught a couple of Blackfin Tuna later in the day. Read Full Report →


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