Rod Bending Charters

715 North Holiday Drive
Galveston TX, United States

Rod Bending Charters sure do live up to their name - if thrilling rod-bending action is what you are after, then Captain Jason and his crew are the ones to guide you to where the big fish like to play in Galveston, Texas. They have a lot of knowledge about migratory patterns of species in this area, and offer everything from inshore to offshore fishing, 365 days of the year. They are fully insured and all captains are USCG licensed, and their goal is for you to catch fish and have a great time doing it!

You will head out on the brand new 30’ centre console Sea Hunt, which offers a smooth, dry and fast ride to the fishing grounds. It is powered by twin 500HP Yamaha engines, and is navigated by GPS, fishfinder, VHF, sonar and radar. The spacious deck allows plenty of room to fish in comfort, and is perfect for larger groups. Its oversized T-top provides plenty of shade and rain protection, and the boat also has an onboard restroom. To increase your chances of landing fish, the boat comes fitted with outriggers and live bait tank, while the first mate will be on hand to assist you throughout the day. The crew use very high quality Shimano and Avet reels, and Ugly Stik Tiger and custom hopper rods.

Rod Bending Charters offer a range of fishing trips, so if you’re looking to save yourself a long boat ride, you can target big fish around Galveston Jetty and Ship Channel. Got your eye set on Sharks? No problem, you can spend the whole day tackling these beasts. For those seeking deep-sea action, you can choose between going close offshore or heading out 50+ miles on the water. Depending on the trip you select, you will target species such as Kingfish, Ling, Mahi Mahi, Snapper, Grouper, Wahoo, Billfish, Tuna, Bonita, Sharks, Jack Crevalle, Amberjack, Cobia, Redfish, Trout, and many more. All trips include rods, reels, tackle, bait, fuel, and cleaning of fish. Fishing licenses are not included.

The Rod Bending Charters crew look forward to seeing you on the water!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip - Deep Sea
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1600
    up to 6 persons
    This is a deep sea trip up to 60 miles. This trip includes all rods, reels, bait, tackle, fuel and cleaning of catch. This trip is for 1-6 people. Expected catch includes: Red Snapper, Kingfish, Ling, Dorado, Triggerfish, Spadefish, Sharks, Grouper, etc.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Close Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 900
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This trip is up to 20 miles offshore. The trip includes all rods, reels, bait, tackle, fuel and cleaning of catch. Expected catch includes: Sharks, Kingfish, Ling, Jacks, large Stingrays, Spadefish, smaller Red Snapper, etc.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Shark Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 800
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This trip is catching Sharks on the beach front and close rigs. The trip includes all rods, reels, bait, tackle, fuel and cleaning of catch. Shark fishing is best during the months of May-September
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Jetty/Ship Channel
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 650
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    The trip includes all rods, reels, bait, tackle, fuel and cleaning of catch. The catch on the trip includes: Bull Reds, Sharks, Trout, Black Drum, Stingrays, Mackerel, etc.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Jetty/Ship C PM
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US$ 500
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    The trip includes all rods, reels, bait, tackle, fuel and cleaning of catch. The catch on the trip includes: Bull Reds, Sharks, Trout, Black Drum, Stingrays, Mackerel, etc. We can start either at 12 PM or 2 PM, depending on the morning trips we have.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Jetty/Ship Channel
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    The trip includes all rods, reels, bait, tackle, fuel and cleaning of catch. The catch on the trip includes: Bull Reds, Sharks, Trout, Black Drum, Stingrays, Mackerel, etc.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Amberjack
  Bonito
  Cobia
  Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

  Grouper (Black)
  Jack Crevalle
  King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  Redfish

  Snapper (Red)
  Speckled Trout
  Tuna (Blackfin)
  Wahoo

Boat Specs

Sea Hunt (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by 2 500HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 30 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

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
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

About the Captain

Jason Woods
Galveston, Texas, United States
Member since February 2016
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I started fishing the Gulf as a kid, and turned my passion into a job that I love. I have now been in this business for fifteen years, and take great pride in providing once-in-a-lifetime fishing experiences for all of my customers. I really enjoy teaching young anglers and watching kids have a great time catching fish.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

Galveston Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.87 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews

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We’d never taken a January fishing trip out of Galveston before, so we didn’t know exactly what to expect fish-wise. Jason (not Woods) and Steve gave us a good day of fishing - both for eats and for fun.

The day started slow. Between a stuck anchor and constant repositioning due to current, we only got in 2-3 casts in the first hour and a half. After we finally got a good anchoring spot locked in, we pulled in sheepshead in waves for the next couple hours. We didn’t limit out, but we came close.

We left jetty fishing to go chase some big black drum. We anchored, tossed out four lines with crabs, and took turns reeling in fatties. Lots of fun to catch the big boys, but also lots of hurrying-up-and-waiting for lines to bend. Unfortunately we couldn’t cast off the side at the same time since the current was too strong.

Overall, we checked out two spots over the 7hrs (one on the jetty for sheep, one just off the jetty for drum). We spent quite a bit of time dealing with anchor issues, but I think anchoring was necessary since the waves had a little chop and the boat didn’t have a trolling motor to keep us in place.

Ladies - we booked the 30ft boat mostly because of the bathroom, but you’ll be sorely disappointed if you expect the picture posted on galvestongulffishing . com.

Jason and Steve were super helpful the whole trip, and we were happy to bring home a cooler-full of fish despite a foggy, chilly day.

Fished January 21, 2018
Jason Woods (The Captain)
Replied to this review on January 24, 2018

Yes the current creats big problems with anchoring and fishing and to add to that January is a tough month glad y’all got on some eaters and big fish! And not sure of a response on the bathroom comment I took pic of it the pic is the bathroom that’s on boat. Thanks for the business and we hope to fish again with y’all.

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If you are ever in Galveston and want to to go fishing call Captain Jason Wood with Rod Bending Charters. We caught our limit for black tip sharks in 40 minutes caught Mackerel Sheephead Trout and a StingRay that weighed 150 lbs. This trp was the best we ever had. We will definitely comeback next year. We had a very similar experience with him last year.

Fished July 10, 2017
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Had the greatest time booking again next month

Fished July 2, 2017
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