SoTex Charters

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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: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 23 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    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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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 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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

Rating Summary
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4.93
out of 5 stars from 16 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Stephen L.
Maple Heights, OH
 5.00
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VERIFIED   NEW  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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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   June 28, 2020
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Adam C.
San Antonio, TX
 5.00
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Half Day Trip. It was perfect

VERIFIED   NEW  September 26, 2020
Great Boat, equipment and skills. This Capt has it all. They are very knowledgeable of the species and where and how to find...
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Melvin B.
Ingleside, TX
 5.00
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VERIFIED   NEW  October 10, 2020
Perfect fishing trip. 6 people, lots of fish caught, Mike was an EXCELLENT captain! We will be booking with Mike again next...
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Emily C.
Memphis, TN
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The BEST of the best!!

VERIFIED   August 1, 2020
Shane and Brock were phenomenal guides! I really don’t think we could’ve booked with a better charter. My girlfriends...
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