Port A. Premier Outfitters – Bay

Port Aransas Premier Outfitters and Captain Kevin Bertram invite you for a terrific angling adventure in Port Aransas, Texas! The captain has been fishing these south Texas waters since his childhood and knows all the best spots to make your trip successful and fun. You’ll go to the local bays and inland waterways to chase a variety of species. Whether you’re an experienced angler or a beginner new to saltwater fishing, Port Aransas Premier Outfitters’ goal is a great adventure and experience with memories that last a lifetime. Welcome to South Texas!

You’ll start your trip on a 23’ Haynie bay boat that can sit up to 3 guests and is powered by a 175 HP Yamaha VMAX-HPDI engine. The boat is rigged with all the modern GPS, fishfinder, and radio technology for safe and efficient navigation, and also features a livewell to supply you with live bait.

The species you can target include Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Redfish, Sheepshead, and Flounder, and you’ll catch them drift fishing with light tackle, equipped with spinning reels. You’re free to keep all your catch if you want as well as to bring any kids on your trip.

If you’d like to fish the jetties or even head offshore, Capt. Kevin offers those trips on his 25’ World Cat boat. To find the other listing, just visit his profile below.

Captain Kevin will provide you with all the rods, reels, tackle, and bait, and he’ll also clean and fillet your catch. You just make sure to have a valid Texas license with a saltwater stamp, and the food and drinks of your choice.

Come aboard and experience a true fishing adventure with Port Aransas Premier Outfitters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Bay Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 31
    $650
    8 hours on the water allow anglers to explore more areas and fishing spots thus giving you a better opportunity for a more productive trip. This is a trip for a maximum of 3 adult guests.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Bay Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 31
    $450
    Bay fishing on the local waterways for Redfish, 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
Response time 1 hour
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
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

HAYNIE “Bigfoot” (Bay boat) originally built in 2001. Powered by a 175HP 2015 Yamaha VMAX-HPDI engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

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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Catch intended fish
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LaVell O.
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Bay Fishing on April 16, 2021
Kevin is amazing he was very knowledgeable he knows the waters extremely well and is and excellent guide. He was patient and...
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Kacey S.
Stephenville, TX
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Half day trip! Had a blast!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Bay Fishing on June 17, 2021
Awesome guide! Will be back for sure!
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Francisco C.
Niederwald, TX
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Half day trip with Captain Kevin

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Bay Fishing on March 22, 2021
Captain Kevin was outstanding!  We had fun all morning catching trout, sheepshead and even reeled in a pompano.  I would...
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Fishing with James

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Bay Fishing on June 3, 2021
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FAQs about Port A. Premier Outfitters – Bay

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

When you book a trip with Port A. Premier Outfitters – Bay, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Port A. Premier Outfitters – Bay include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Port A. Premier Outfitters – Bay offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Port A. Premier Outfitters – Bay offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Port A. Premier Outfitters – Bay include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Speckled Trout