Badfish Sportfishing - Port Aransas

West Cotter Avenue
Port Aransas TX, United States

Badfish Sportfishing is the premiere offshore charter business in Port Aransas. Their mission is to provide you with a thrilling, once in a lifetime fishing experience combined with the highest level of professionalism and safety.

Aboard their 40 ft Ocean Super Sport Yacht, you will find the best tackle available from the industry’s most reputable brands. The Badfish is also outfitted with brand new, tournament grade Furuno electronics including networked GPS, sonar and radar. Most importantly, with years of offshore fishing experience behind him, Captain Jake is confident he can put you on the fish of a lifetime!

Badfish Sportfishing is the premiere offshore charter business in Port Aransas. Their mission is to provide you with a thrilling, once in a lifetime fishing experience combined with the highest level of professionalism and safety.

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Trip Date:
  • 12 Hour Trip - Billfish
    12 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 2600 private charter
  • 12 Hour Trip
    12 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 2400 private charter
  • Ten Hour Trip
    10 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 2200 private charter
  • Eight Hour Trip
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 2000 private charter
  • Six Hour Red Snapper starts June 1
    6 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 1700 private charter
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Barracuda (Great)
  Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

  Grouper (Gag)
  King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  Marlin (Blue)

  Snapper (Red)
  Tuna (Blackfin)
  Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Ocean Super Sport (Convertible) originally built in 1998. Powered by 2 420HP Caterpillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

40 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing


Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
First Mate


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


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:
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

About the Captain

Jake Mynier
Port Aransas, Texas, United States
Member since January 2016
Jake Mynier holds a 100 Ton Master Captain License and has a passion for catching fish! Captain Jake, a south Texas native, has fished the waters from the Gulf of Mexico to Alaska and Florida to the Caribbean Sea, finally settling down in Port Aransas which he calls home. Being an avid fisherman, he will ensure you and your party have the trip of a lifetime!
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

Port Aransas Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews

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Nice boat.  Friendly, apparently professional captain. 
However, the trip out was very rough and based on what was overheard between our captain and another captain when we came back in, the speed out of dock was quite aggressive.  3 of us got banged up and 2 were so sick we couldn’t make it all the way out for our billfish trip. The captain suggested getting a limit of redfish and going back in. I agreed.  When the fishing began, the captain and mate didn’t tell myself and two others.  Almost all of the fishing was done before 3 of us (capable of fishing)came out of the cabin.  We returned to dock before a day was spent but we were charged a full day.  When we all got together and pieced together the events of the day, we felt like we got ripped off and disrespected. 
I feel like an idiot now.  The way it was all handled I couldn’t believe he charged us a full day.  We all wondered how a slower speed would have impacted our desire to go further out.  It ruined offshore fishing for a couple of our group. Sad

Fished June 20, 2017
Jake Mynier (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 23, 2017

Thanks for your feedback Doug, I appreciate your acknowledgement of our having a nice boat and professionalism because those are things that we feel strongly about. We work hard to insure that our customers have a great time and I am truly sorry that you and your group suffered from motion sickness, unfortunately it happens.
I would like to address your concerns. First, that it was rough and I drove the boat aggressively. The seas were 3-4 ft which is your typical day in the Gulf of Mexico, not flat calm but definitely not considered rough. There were no small craft advisories or storms in our area. If you overheard us talking, then you would have heard us say it isn’t very rough. Our number one priority is the safety of our customers and second is not tearing our boat up.
Second, we came in early at your request, not because I recommended it. It was, however, my suggestion to at least catch a limit of red snapper before going in since we were only 2 miles from a good spot. One gentleman in your party stayed outside and fished while the rest of your party were less than 10 ft away in the cabin. I cannot force you to fish.
You were charged full price because you reserved a 12 hour bill fishing trip on my calendar during the busiest month of the year. Bill fishing requires quite a bit more preparation, therefore it costs more. What you probably don’t realize is the time and cost of freshly rigged ballyhoo, 200 lbs ice, fuel and time involved in just getting you offshore.
We, like many charters, offer half day trips as well. Great for first timers!
At the end of the trip you shook my hand, thanked me and gave me $100 tip. You and your family are smiling in the picture with your fish. Again, I am sorry most of you were sick during the trip.  I know that can be miserable and ruin what you all hoped was going to be a great time for all.

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We went to 5 fishing spots and caught a fish on every spot! Great experience! Great catches!
Thank captain Jake.

Fished April 22, 2017
Jake Mynier (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 23, 2017

Thanks Jon I’m glad you had a good time, it was our pleasure…Look forward to next time!

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Captain Jake and the Badfish boat were great. We all had a blast and will do it again.

Fished April 13, 2017
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