Port Aransas Premier Outfitters welcomes you to Aransas Pass, Texas. It offers you trips to the bays and inland waterways from Port Aransas to Aransas Pass and Rockport, as well as offshore trips out of the Port Aransas jetties. Captain James Kevin Bertram grew up fishing these waters and his experience guarantees you an exciting adventure and memories of a lifetime!

The boat you’ll be using is a 25’ World Cat center console powered by twin 140 HP Suzuki outboards. The boat uses full-featured navigation electronics, can sit up to 3 guests, and is wheelchair accessible. Its fishing gear includes outriggers and a livewell.

There are multiple species you can target depending on the trip length and how far you’ll go out into the Gulf of Mexico. You can encounter Kingfish, Wahoo, Shark, Mahi, Black Drum, and many more. Kids are welcome to join the trip, just make sure they have their life jackets on if they are under 13 years old. You can choose if you’ll keep or release your catch.

If you’d like to stay closer to shore and fish the bay instead, visit Capt. Kevin’s profile below to find his bay listing.

Each trip includes rods, reels, and any tackle needed. The captain will also clean your catch at the end of the trip and provide bottled water at your request. You’ll want to bring snacks and drinks in a small cooler, sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses, preferably polarized. You’ll also need a Texas fishing license with a saltwater stamp. One-day licenses can be purchased at local Walmarts and tackle stores.

Join Port Aransas Premier Outfitters and Captain Kevin for a sea adventure and have lots of fun fishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Bay Fishing – Full Day
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 31
    $650
    Full day of bay fishing in the bays and inland waterways from 7 am to 3 pm. Maximum of 3 adult guests.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Bay Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 31
    $450
    Fishing in the bays and inland waterways out of a 23’ Haynie bay boat. Target species are Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, and Flounder. Maximum of 3 adult guests.
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About the Captain

James Bertram
Aransas Pass, Texas, United States
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28 Customer Reviews
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Member since January 2021
When Captain James was a kid, his dad and grandparents would take him fishing off of the Port Aransas jetties chasing King, sharks, and Mahi. He caught his first Kingfish when he was 6, and after that, he would fish whenever and wherever he could – fresh and/or saltwater. He began working as a deckhand on the 'party' boats in Port Aransas where they would take out anywhere from 15 to 35 guests every day on 12 and 24-hour trips in the Gulf. He earned his Captain's license and began working on sport fishing boats competing in Marlin tournaments. Captain James has always had a love for fishing in the bays and offshore. Over the last 45 years, he has caught game fish in the local inland waterways, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, Atlantic, and Pacific. The species include Speckled Trout, Redfish, Black Drum, Flounder, Snook, Roosterfish, Marlin, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Amberjack, Wahoo, Mahi, Tarpon, and multiple species of sharks and reef fish. He is excited to share his knowledge with you!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder Flounder

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

23’ HAYNIE BIGFOOT (Center console) originally built in 2001. Powered by a 175HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
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 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
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
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A day fishing with Captain Kevin Bertram

VERIFIED   Bay Fishing – Full Day on June 15, 2021
Had a blast fishing with Kevin today! We caught lots of fishing including some a little unexpected! Besides Reds, Black Drum,...
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Great time and will do it again!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Bay Fishing on July 27, 2021
Loved the knowledge the captain had of the area and the willingness to explain the difference in fishing techniques. We were...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Bay Fishing on August 19, 2021
Had a great fishing trip.  Kevin was awesome!  He was super experienced, knew the area, but more important he took the time...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Bay Fishing on July 19, 2021
Great time offshore. Highly recommend booking with captain Bertram! Very knowledgeable and was very patient with us making...
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Fishing with James

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Bay Fishing on March 31, 2021
Amazing trip with captain Kevin, excellent guide, he was like making a new life long friend, we caught our limit on Reds, also...
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FAQs about Port Aransas Premier Outfitters

Port Aransas Premier Outfitters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Bay Fishing (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Bay Fishing – Full Day (8 hours)

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

Trips booked with Port Aransas Premier Outfitters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Can provide bottled water if requested.)
  • First Mate (with full day offshore fishing charters)

Port Aransas Premier Outfitters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Port Aransas Premier Outfitters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling (Offshore fishing with lures or natural bait)
  • Spinning (Bay fishing tackle)
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing (Depends on the area and species. )
  • Deep Sea Fishing (How deep do you want to go? 50 ft, 100 ft, 500 ft?)

Top targeted fish species with Port Aransas Premier Outfitters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Speckled Trout