Enjoy the very best of the Gulf of Mexico’s offshore fishing with SoTex Charters. Captain Michael Shane Brame has been running offshore trips for several years and knows how to run a great trip that results in some fish.

You’ll be cruising through the beautiful gulf on a Twin Vee catamaran which will give you a smooth ride even when the waves are choppy.  Its got all-round walkability plus a fishing platform on the bow to give you a bit of extra space.

The catches in this area are of mostly a good size including Amberjack, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Jack Crevalle, and Mangrove and Red Snapper. Penn rods and Daiwa reels are provided so that you can get up to some spinning, jigging, trolling, and bottom fishing. Lures tend to be used but if you choose to use live bait then this will be caught at the start of the trip.

A few of your catches will be tasty ones, so if you wish to keep your catch it can be cleaned for you. You will also need to purchase a license before your trip commences which can be sorted out online. You should take drinks, snacks, sunscreen, and hats with you on this adventure. Children from around age 10 upwards are welcome on this trip but you’ll need to supply their own life jacket.

Round off your week with a trip in the sun catching some of the best marine life going with SoTex Charters.



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $950
    You'll be cruising out in state waters in search of Red and Mangrove Snapper as well as Kingfish. These only require light tackle and are fairly straightforward to catch - that doesn't make it any less fun though! If any of your catches take your fancy for your lunch or supper then catch cleaning is included in your booking price. Please check with the captain if there is an extra fuel surcharge for offshore trips. The trips are based on the weather and wave forecast, due to the storms.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $950
    You'll be fishing for species such as Kingfish, and Snapper in state waters. If you're new to saltwater fishing then this afternoon jaunt is a great introduction to it. Simply book this trip, book your license, and take the supplies that you need down with you and Captain Michael will help you with the rest. Please check with the captain if there is an extra fuel surcharge for offshore trips. The trips are based on the weather and wave forecast, due to the storms.
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About the Captain

Michael Shane Brame
Port Aransas, Texas, United States
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28 Customer Reviews
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Member since January 2020
I've been fishing freshwater and saltwater since I was a kid. I love taking people fishing and seeing them create memories that will last them for a lifetime. I also enjoy putting in the hard work it takes to get the fish. There's nothing quite as rewarding as heading back to the dock with a boat full of fish after having put in a day of hard graft in to earn it.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Boat Specs

Twin Vee (Catamaran) originally built in 2008. Powered by 2 225HP Evinrude Etec engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
29 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 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
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
PayPal
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Ryan A.
Robinson, TX
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on June 5, 2021
What an Awesome Day we had today with Captain Shane and his crew! With all the flooding and rain water that we have had I didn’t...
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Malakoff, Texas
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Half day trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on June 2, 2021
Had a GREAT trip with Capt. Mike! Put us right on the red snapper. Our group limited out in a short time and all extremely...
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   June 28, 2020
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on September 29, 2020
My son Sammy and I took a trip with Captain Shane. It was one of the best days we have had, Shane made sure that we had a great...
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Lockhart, TX
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Fishing with Michael Shane

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on October 23, 2020
Took the afternoon half day trip.  Capt Mike took us to several spots trying to find the bite.  Reefs, rigs, and jetties. ...
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FAQs about SoTex Charters

SoTex Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $950 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $950 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)

When you book a trip with SoTex Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with SoTex Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

SoTex Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

SoTex Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with SoTex Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)