Port Aransas Sportfishing

Specializing in state water Snapper trips, Port Aransas Sportfishing will take you hunting the productive nearshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Along the Texan coastal bend, you’ll have a wealth of fish to target, in addition to the famed Snapper. Come and test your skills against some prized species and fill the boat with some delicious fish!

Captain Brandon McClellan is a Port Aransas native. Having grown up on these waters, he knows the hotspots like the back of his hand. With over 20 years of fishing experience, he promises to help you land that all-important first catch, and hopes to see you walk away with a smile on your face.

Aboard his 28’ Glacier Bay catamaran, you’ll have everything you need for a productive day on the water. Families of up to 6, including 4 adults, are welcome aboard to make the most of this spacious vessel. Fitted with outriggers, you’ll troll these open waters, while the live bait tank will be full and ready for you to target a range of exciting fish.

Try bottom fishing the reefs and wrecks, along with the shallower waters inshore, while you’ll use the trolling lines further out. On shorter trips, you’ll go after some delicious Redfish, Sheepshead, and Triggerfish, exciting Jacks and Trout, and many more.

Longer trips will see you hunting the prized Red Snapper. Try to catch your limit before moving onto Mackerel or Cobia. One thing’s for sure, wherever you go, you won’t be given an easy ride! Expect a rod-bending, pulse-racing experience as these monsters try anything to get off the end of your line.

Capt. Brandon has a cooler on board for you to fill with your own drinks and snacks, so come prepared for a full day out. At the end of the day, he’ll even take you to a nearby facility to have your catch cleaned and filleted. All you need to do is grab your Texas fishing license and hop aboard. A real Gulf fishing experience awaits with Port Aransas Sportfishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (MAX 4)
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Spending 8 hours on the water gives you the chance to vary your fishing techniques and fill the boat with a range of different delicious fish. You'll test your skills against plenty of exciting fish, heading home with plenty of these tasty creatures. Start the day by heading to the Snapper grounds to catch your limit of 4 Snapper each and some Cobia, before trolling for King Mackerel, Jacks, and many more. These strong creatures will do anything to get off your line, so get ready for an intense fight.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (MAX 4)
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Up to 4 guests are welcome aboard this 6-hour trip to discover the wealth of fish on offer along the reefs nearshore. Try bottom fishing with live bait and jigs as you target some delicious and exciting Snapper species and Cobia. These creatures react to frozen and artificial bait, giving you the chance to reach your limit of 4 Snappers before going after Cobia and many more with your live bait. These tough-fighting beasts will make for a tasty meal at the end of the day, so get ready to fill the boat.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    An inshore adventure is the perfect way to spend 4 hours on the water. Start your day in style as you head out to the productive waters in the bays, jetties, and channels in search of some prized and delicious fish. Up to 5 miles out, you'll mainly be bottom fishing for creatures such as Redfish, Trout, Gaftop, Hardhead, Sheepshead, and Mackerel to fill the boat, and you may even get to land a Shark!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    There's never any reason to miss out on fishing the productive waters out of Point Aransas! Have a lie-in, and hop aboard your captain's vessel in the afternoon for 4 fun-filled hours of fishing. Discover the shallow waters up to 5 miles out. Bottom fish the jetty or Lydia Ann Channel for the bite of delicious Trout, Gaftop, Redfish, Hardhead, Sheepshead, Shark, Spanish Mackerel, and even some monster Sharks.
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About the Captain

Brandon McClellan
Port Aransas, Texas, United States
ID & License verified
2 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since June 2019
A local to Port Aransas, Capt. Brandon has been fishing these waters for as long as he can remember. With over 20 years of experience, he still gets a thrill from heading out on the water, making a living while enjoying life. His goal is to get you on fish, and loves nothing more than seeing the joy on clients' faces when they've had a good day out on the water.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia
Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish

Sheepshead
Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Glacier Bay (Catamaran) originally built in 1997, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 150HP Evinrude E-tec engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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4.83
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
50%
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Robert B.
Houston, TX
 5.00
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8 hour deep sea trip

VERIFIED   June 8, 2019
We went out with Captain Brandon on an 8 hour deep sea trip and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. He put us on the fish and...
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David H.
Houston, TX
 4.67
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A wonderful trip!

VERIFIED   June 9, 2019
What a fun trip for our kids who caught lots of whiting and catfish! Slow on the Reds and Speckeled trout today but...
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