Rod Bending Charters sure do live up to their name – if thrilling rod-bending action is what you are after, you found it! 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.

You will head out on the brand new 30’ Sea Hunt center console boat, which offers a smooth, dry and fast ride to the fishing grounds. It is powered by twin 300 HP Suzuki engines and has GPS, fishfinder, VHF, sonar, and radar. The spacious deck allows plenty of room to fish in comfort, and is perfect for larger groups.

The 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 a live bait tank, while the first mate will be on hand to assist you throughout the day.

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, the captain also offers offshore trips.

Depending on the trip you select, you will target species such as Sharks, Jack Crevalle, 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, so join them now on your newest fishing expedition!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (AM) – Close Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Aug 31
    $1,000
    This trip is up to 9 miles offshore. The trip includes all rods, reels, bait, tackle, fuel and cleaning of catch. Expected catch includes: Sharks, Redfish, Kingfish, Jacks, large Stingrays, Spadefish, etc.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (AM) – Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 15
    $1,000
    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 (PM) – Close Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Aug 31
    $1,000
    This trip is up to 9 miles offshore. The trip includes all rods, reels, bait, tackle, fuel, and cleaning of catch. Expected catch includes Sharks, Redfish, Kingfish, Jacks, Stingrays, Spadefish, smaller Red Snapper, etc.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (PM) – Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 15
    $1,000
    This trip is catching Sharks on the beachfront 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 (AM) – JettyChannel
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $700
    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
    Full Day Trip (PM) – Jetty Channel
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $700
    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 Channel
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $550
    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 (AM) – Jetty Channel
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $550
    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 (PM) – Jetty Channel
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $550
    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.
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About the Charter Operator

Rod Bending Charters
Galveston, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
221 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2016
Captain Jason Woods started fishing the Gulf as a kid, and turned his passion into a job that he loves. He's now been in this business for 15 years, and takes great pride in providing once-in-a-lifetime fishing experiences for all of his customers. He and his team really enjoy teaching young anglers and watching kids have a great time catching fish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bonito Bonito
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

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

Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Sea Hunt (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by 2 300HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 60 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
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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93%
Friendly captain
93%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
87%
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Philip G.
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Half Day Jetty trip with Captain John

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) – Jetty Channel on October 6, 2021
Caught one big red and a large shark, plus a lot of small whiting and sand trouts, some keepers. Tide was out, no wind, and...
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Killeen, TX
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6 hour trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip (AM) – JettyChannel on July 15, 2021
Enjoyed the courteous service provided from the time of booking till the end of the charter!! The captain and first mate were...
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League City, TX
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Fantastic Trip!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip (PM) – Close Offshore on July 17, 2021
The guys were amazing, service was fantastic, fish were biting, and all of us had a great time of it! Definitely recommend...
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Micah L.
Grand Saline, TX
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Half day with John and Ricky!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) – Jetty Channel on June 27, 2021
Waves were high, fish were slow and the crew kept working until they found us some fish!
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Decatur, TX
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip (AM) – JettyChannel on July 7, 2021
Great crew! Fun experience!!
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FAQs about Rod Bending Charters

Rod Bending Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip –Jetty Channel (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) – Jetty Channel (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) – Jetty Channel (4 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (AM) – JettyChannel (6 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (PM) – Jetty Channel (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $60 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip (AM) – Close Offshore (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Full Day Trip (AM) – Shark Fishing (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $60 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip (PM) – Close Offshore (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Full Day Trip (PM) – Shark Fishing (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Rod Bending Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Rod Bending Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

Rod Bending Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Rod Bending Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Rod Bending Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bonito
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo