Port Aransas Sportfishing offers the offshore fishing trip of a lifetime – every time! Whether you’re heading out with a large group, on a corporate retreat, entertaining clients, or celebrating, the crew will create a package to suit your fishing needs. Bring the whole family or your best angling buddies!

Captain Brandon McClellan is at the helm of Port Aransas Sportfishing and has the experience, knowledge, and skill to get you on the fish and ensure your group has the most memorable offshore experience. Capt. Brandon and his crew are at your service, regardless of skill level, to make sure you get the chance to reel the big one in.

Your adventure begins aboard “Hot Reel,” a 31’ Gulfstream Custom Express powered by twin 250 Cummins engines. This beautiful offshore fishing machine is painted red and white and can accommodate up to 6 anglers. She boasts a wide 12’ beam making her even more comfortable for your group to reel ‘em in.

GPS, radar, VHF, and a state of the art Fishfinder help Capt. Brandon locate his favorite fishing spots and get you on the fish. She also features all of the necessary safety equipment including life jackets, a liferaft, CPR-trained crew, and an EPIRB. In addition, this vessel is equipped with a full head for your comfort.

You’ll head into pristine Gulf waters where there are opportunities to hook into over two dozen species of Sharks, as well as battle the hard fighting Amberjack, Groupers, Kingfish, Cobia, and Mahi Mahi. And, of course, we couldn’t leave Port Aransas’ specialty of the list – huge Red Snapper!

All of your gear, bait, and lures are included. Remember to purchase a fishing license beforehand and feel free to bring along any drinks and snacks you’d like to enjoy. Your captain and crew are exceptionally welcoming. Experienced anglers, beginners, and families are all welcome aboard!

Come learn some of their “secret” fishing techniques aboard Port Aransas Sportfishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Platinum 14 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    14 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $3,000
    For the extreme fisherman. Wanting to fish for that bucket list fish… Lets go!!!!! Deep Drop for Tile and Barrel Fish Troll for Mahi Mahi, Tuna and Wahoo Try for a Marlin or Sailfish Swordfish sure why not ??‍♂️ Let’s make those dreams become reality. We can also get your fish mounted to preserve that lifetime memory. Note: We will contact you prior to your trip to go over specifics of what is biting and what your wanting to target so that expectations are clear for both you and our crew.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $2,600
    If you really want to take advantage of what the Gulf has to offer, this dawn to dusk fishing trip is the one for you! Anything is possible and depending on seasonality, you'll hook into the likes of Red Snapper, Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Amberjack, and Sharks. Bring a fishing license and enough drinks and snacks to keep you going – your captain takes care of the rest.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $2,300
    The more time you spend on the water, the more likely you are to go home with that trophy catch! You'll fish from early morning to late afternoon for the likes of Red Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo. Your captain provides all of the gear you need for a successful day, as well as live bait and lures. Purchase a fishing license beforehand and any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy before sailing away!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $2,000
    Head out early in the morning and be back on shore for dinner time – with some delicious catch in tow! The 8-hour trip gives you plenty of time to take advantage of the Gulf's productive waters and go home with some solid catches. Depending on seasonality, you'll hook into Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, and Mahi Mahi. All of your fishing gear, bait, and lures are included. Just bring a fishing license and any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Morning Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 1
    $1,500
    6 hour private charter fishing for Red Snapper, after June 1st. Outside of Snapper season, you'll be trolling for Kingfish and anything else that is biting.
  • Private trip
    6 hr Afternoon Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 1
    $1,500
    6 hour private charter fishing for federal water Red Snapper, after June 1st. Outside of Snapper season, you'll be trolling for Kingfish and anything else that is biting.
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About the Captain

Brandon McClellan
Port Aransas, Texas, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
50 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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 he loves nothing more than seeing the joy on clients' faces when they've had a good day out on the water.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Black) Black Grouper
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper

Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Gulfstream (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1989, and restored in 2020. Powered by 2 250HP 5.9 Cummins Diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 31 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
82%
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Bonnie B.
Fort Worth, TX
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Awesome!!

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on September 4, 2021
We had a really special time on the Hot Reel for our first time fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. The crew was kind, friendly...
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Nolanville, TX
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Great trip, great catch

VERIFIED   Red Snapper Special (AM) on July 4, 2021
We started the trip with Brandon and Jo at the dock. They were friendly and welcoming, showed us the safety features and facilities...
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VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip on June 19, 2021
We booked a 12 hour fishing trip to make sure we had plenty of time to catch plenty of fish. Got started getting some huge...
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Kevin C.
Powell, TX
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Full day 12 hour trip with Captain Brandon

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip on July 17, 2021
Captain Brandon and deckhand Joe made this trip extra special for my 15 year old son for his Birthday. They both took extra...
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Excellent trip with excellent crew!

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on April 26, 2021
Our trip with Capt Brendan and Big Joe was awesome! They were extremely helpful and knowledgeable about all things offshore!...
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FAQs about Port Aransas Sportfishing

Port Aransas Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,500 per group - 6 Hour Morning Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 6 hr Afternoon Trip (6 hours)
  • $2,000 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • $2,300 per group - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)
  • $2,600 per group - 12 Hour Trip (12 hours)
  • $3,000 per group - Platinum 14 Hour Trip (14 hours)

When you book a trip with Port Aransas Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers

Trips booked with Port Aransas Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate

Port Aransas Sportfishing offers the following type of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing

Port Aransas Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Port Aransas Sportfishing include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Wahoo