When In Rome Guide Service

Capt. Kevin offers bay fishing trips picking up in Port Aransas and surrounding areas. When in Rome welcomes all ages and is family-friendly!

You can expect lots of action with rod and reel in hand and its up to you to set the hook. At times we do use dead bait, normally when using bait it’s live perch, mullet, croaker, and shrimp. If you are wanting an artificial-only trip, that can be provided. Capt. Kevin is proficient with all soft plastics and hard baits targeting Reds, Trout, and Flounder. You name the game, and we will provide it. I always say “When in Port Aransas, fish as the locals do”.

The 2017 Shoalwater 23 Cat, which can fish up to 4 anglers, is the first choice in Texas coastal bay fishing. Powered by a 250 HP Yamaha SHO engine, it uses all the modern fish-finder and GPS technology for good location and navigation. We will be using light tackle to catch Drum, Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, as well as Flounder.

Capt. Kevin will supply you with all the rods, reels, tackle, and bait you’ll need for your trip

Be sure to bring your licenses, an ice chest is provided for drinks along with dry storage.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Non-Tournament Bay Trip
    Just booked! Last booked: 35 minutes ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:45 AM
    Price for 2 persons
    US $550
    You can expect lots of action with rod and reel in hand. At times we do use dead bait but, normally when using bait it's live perch, mullet, croaker, and shrimp. If you are wanting an artificial-only trip, that can be provided. Capt. Kevin is proficient with all soft plastics and hard baits targeting Reds, Trout, and Flounder. You name the game, and we will provide it. But we don’t soak dead bait in rod holders. We fish with rod and reel in hand and it's up to you to set the hook.
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Non-Tournament Bay Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:45 AM
    Price for 2 persons
    US $650
    You can expect lots of action with rod and reel in hand. At times, we do use dead bait but normally, when using bait, it's live perch, mullet, croaker, and shrimp. If you are wanting an artificial-only trip, that can be provided. Capt. Kevin is proficient with all soft plastics and hard baits targeting Red, Trout, and Flounder. You name the game, and we will provide it. But we don’t soak dead bait in rod holders. We fish with rod and reel in hand and it's up to you to set the hook.
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Non-Tournament Bay Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:45 AM
    Price for 2 persons
    US $750
    You can expect lots of action with rod and reel in hand. At times we do use dead bait but, normally when using bait it's live perch, mullet, croaker, and shrimp. If you are wanting an artificial-only trip, that can be provided. Capt. Kevin is proficient with all soft plastics and hard baits targeting Reds, Trout, and Flounder. You name the game, and we will provide it. But we don’t soak dead bait in rod holders. We fish with rod and reel in hand and it's up to you to set the hook.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Non-Tournament Bay Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:45 AM
    Price for 2 persons
    US $850
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Popping
    Heavy Tackle
    Drift Fishing
    Flounder Gigging
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    Full day Tournament Charter
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $1,300
    Max 4 people,
There are 30 people looking at this charter.

Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 118 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
93%
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Thomas W.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Spring break '24

VERIFIED   5 Hour Non-Tournament Bay Trip on March 19, 2024
Took my kids down to Port A for some off-shore fishing for spring break. Local charter cancelled multiple times due to off-shore...
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Rebecca P.
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Great time!

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Non-Tournament Bay Trip on June 26, 2024
We had a fantastic time out on our trip. The fish weren’t biting that day (for anyone) but we did manage to catch several...
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Darren B.
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Bull Red’s

VERIFIED   5 Hour Non-Tournament Bay Trip on November 20, 2023
My 7 1/2 yr old son wanted to catch a shark as any 7 yr old would request!  But after some time looking through photos of...
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Raphael S.
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing trip in August

VERIFIED   7 Hour Non-Tournament Bay Trip on August 18, 2023
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Jay H.
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Great trip with a seven year old

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Non-Tournament Bay Trip on June 27, 2024
My daughter and I went fishing with Captain Kevin and Micah and had a great trip. We were on trout all day and finally caught...
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FAQs about When In Rome Guide Service

When In Rome Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $550 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Non-Tournament Bay Trip (5 hours)
  • US $650 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Non-Tournament Bay Trip (6 hours)
  • US $750 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - 7 Hour Non-Tournament Bay Trip (7 hours)
  • US $850 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Non-Tournament Bay Trip (8 hours)
  • US $1,300 per group - Full day Tournament Charter (8 hours)

When you book a trip with When In Rome Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with When In Rome Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (All fishing on my boat is covered in the overall price. )
  • Lures

When In Rome Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

When In Rome Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle (Usually nearshore for Snapper )
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Popping (Shrimp and a popping cork)
  • Drift Fishing
  • Flounder Gigging (I have a 24' flounder boat available for trips )

Top targeted fish species with When In Rome Guide Service include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Spotted Seatrout

Meet the Captain

Capt-Kevin Kolojaco
Port Aransas, Texas, United States
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118 Customer reviews
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Member since April 2022
Angler's Choice
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As a kid, I was fortunate to grow up spending a lot of time on the coast. Majority of the time was spent with my dad, on his boat, learning the fundamentals of saltwater fishing and conservation that I consider life lessons.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Boat specs

Shoalwater (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 250HP Yahama engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Usually nearshore for Snapper
Bottom Fishing
Popping
Shrimp and a popping cork
Drift Fishing
Flounder Gigging
I have a 24' flounder boat available for trips

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
All fishing on my boat is covered in the overall price.
Lures

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Young people of all ages are welcome. In my opinion the decision is with the parents, based on comfort level. I will plan the day based on who and the ages of what I have for the day! If you have any questions fill free to reach out!!
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
Bank Transfer

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