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 Offshore Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 30
    $1,950
    price breakdown
    $1,950
    Full day offshore fishing trips are 8 hours dock to dock June, July and August and 9 hours September, October and November. Fishing takes place within a 40 nautical mile radius of Port Aransas and targets a variety of species with King Mackerel normally making up the majority of fish caught. Other species often caught are Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Barracuda, Bonita, Blackfin Tuna, and several species of Shark. Red Snapper are caught during the Federal Snapper Season.
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About the Captain

Jay Lancaster
Port Aransas, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
29 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
55 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2019
I am a second generation charter boat captain with over 43 years of experience. 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 my guests on fish and strive to offer a safe and professional fishing experience.

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Targeted Species

Bonito Bonito
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Sailfish Sailfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
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

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.96
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
98%
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Bruce R.
Corpus Christi, Texas
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Full Day Trip – Offshore on August 4, 2020
We had such a great trip with Capt Jay and his son John, his deckhand. Capt Jay is very knowledgeable of conditions in the...
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Mackenzie S.
Keller, Texas
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Awesome Experience!! (even on a choppy day)

VERIFIED   Full Day Offshore Fishing Trip on September 12, 2020
We had an excellent time with Jay and his son John catching Kingfish. They were friendly, helpful and obviously experienced....
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Katherine M.
Justin, TX
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Great day with Captain Jay and John!

VERIFIED   Full Day Offshore Fishing Trip on September 7, 2020
We had an absolute blast with Captain Jay and his son John! I have been on several different off shore trips and this was by...
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Kendra W.
Houston, TX
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Awesome Day with Captain Jay

VERIFIED   Full Day Offshore Fishing Trip on September 24, 2020
We had a wonderful time on our first ever off shore fishing. Fishing was tough, going out after a tropical storm, however,...
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Bryan S.
San Antonio, Texas
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Limit out on king fish and hooked a nice SHARK!!!!

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip on August 21, 2020
Captain and deck hand were awesome. Went out first for a shark as soon as the first line dropped in we hooked a shark with...
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