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.



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  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 30
    $2,500
    This trip typically takes you out about 35 miles and is great for families and friends looking to catch fish and enjoy a day offshore. Species primarily targeted are Red Snapper and King Mackerel. Other incidental catches, occasionally caught may include Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, several types of Shark, Sailfish, and more. All fuel, bait, ice, and tackle are included.
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About the Captain

Jay Lancaster
Port Aransas, Texas, United States
36 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
109 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2019
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I’m a second generation charter boat captain with 45 years of experience operating out of Port Aransas Texas. 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 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
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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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 109 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
99%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
97%
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Vito D.
Round Rock, TX
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4.7 / 5
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Fish On !

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Offshore Fishing on August 27, 2022
Captain Jay is awesome, we were told we had caught the most fish of the season so for .. we caught 20 ! King fish.. we had...
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Carson H.
Wimberley, TX
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Highly recommend!

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Offshore Fishing on September 10, 2022
Captain Jay and his deck hand Reece were rockstars on the water. Professionalism was awesome, the prep was top notch, the boat...
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Francisca B.
Carlsbad, NM
Excellent
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Excellent
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July

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Offshore Fishing on July 17, 2022
We definitely recommend Jay and his crew. As soon as we got out, the fish started hitting multiple lines. It was a great day...
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Ross B.
Water Valley, TX
Excellent
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Full Day Offshore

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Offshore Fishing on June 24, 2022
Captain Jay was awesome!  We limited out on Kings and caught some monster red snapper, when most people were struggling to...
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Shawn E.
Llano, TX
Excellent
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Full day with captain Jay and helper Reese

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Offshore Fishing on August 11, 2022
Captain Jay was an excellent guide and his first mate (assistant) Reese was more than exceptional. Personable and friendly...
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FAQs about Lancaster Sportfishing

Lancaster Sportfishing offers the following trip to customers:
  • $2,500 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Offshore Fishing (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
  • 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)