Big Wave Charter Fishing

71 Nassau Drive
Rockport TX, United States

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Boat Specs

Sabre Cat (Catamaran) originally built in 1996, and restored in 2014. Powered by 2 130HP Honda engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

24 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black)

Grouper (Gag)
Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red)

Tuna (Yellowfin)

Capt. John’s nimble 24 ft Sabre Cat power catamaran, which is powered by two 130 HP Honda engines and has a maximum cruising speed of 44 knots, can comfortably take 4 people on a diverse inshore or nearshore fishing trip in the Rockport area. As well as being a comfortable, stable and smooth offshore fishing vessel, the Sabre Cat can also run in just 22 inches of water, meaning you can fish a variety of waters in the same trip. The boat is equipped with high quality navigational gear, with Garmin GPS, radar and Fishfinder and a Cobra VHF radio, and has plenty of storage for bait in her livewell. There’s also a variety of electronics on board that can keep you entertained while traveling to the fishing grounds.

Capt. John always carries both offshore and inshore tackle on his trips in the Sabre Cat. This means that if, for any reason, the weather changes and it becomes too rough to fish in the gulf, there is no need to cut your trip short: you can still have an enjoyable fishing experience exploring the inshore areas around Rockport.

When he’s fishing offshore, Capt. John uses Okiaya rollers and rods, Penn reels and cannonball downriggers to make up his seven-pole trolling spread. Naturally, the bait he uses depends on the season and what the fish are liking that day, but he always carries a selection of different seasonal lures and three or four types of live or frozen bait.
A fishing trip with Capt. John could involve chasing down Trout, Redfish or Drum in the extensive inshore bay system that is shielded behind the barrier islands, or running offshore from the Port Aransas inlet to fish the moorings and rigs leading out into the Gulf, where you might find King Mackerel, Wahoo and Amberjack. An offshore trip will likely include exploring some of the roughly half dozen underwater structures in the area, where you can bottom fish for Snapper and Grouper.

Don’t forget to get a Texas fishing license before your trip!

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkelling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 30 days before the trip date.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.

Other Policies 
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Bank Transfer, PayPal.

About the Captain

John Fraleigh
Rockport, Texas, United States
Member since November 2015
I have always loved the water and fishing since age 8 and my first kayak prowling the back beaver ponds and lakes of north eastern Ct. in search of large mouth bass. This addiction has grown exponentially with age and now I live for the salt air and hook up with large pelagic species I currently posses a 100 ton masters license with towing
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.22 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews

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Had a nice time wish we could have caught more Reds, we caught one big one and a bunch of small sand trout.

Jimmy Holmes • Fished November 12, 2016
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Chris and the Captain were awesome. Chris was very helpful and I cannot thank her enough. Very down to earth people made us feel like one of the crew. Unfortunately we were unable to catch anything worth keeping. Captain John tried his best even giving us extra time out but I guess the fish just were not biting

Phillip Marmolejo • Fished July 22, 2016
John Fraleigh (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 26, 2016

Unfortunately with low water conditions and a full moon all week the bite has been scarce and difficult to call. We had a great time with your family and I look forward to seeing you in the fall

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had an excellent time. awesome gift for FATHER’S DAY! a “MUST” try

Melissa Ybarra • Fished June 18, 2016
John Fraleigh (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 13, 2016

It was a pleasure having yall out. I am glad the guys had a good time.

- Chris & Capt. John

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  • 71 Nassau Drive, Rockport
    TX 78382, United States