Olivia J Charters

411 Sailfish Lane
Freeport TX, United States

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About this listing

Boat Specs

Sea Ray (Center console) originally built in 1990, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 175HP 2017 Suzuki engines.

Length
24 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
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
 
Black Drum
 
Cobia

 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
 
Jack Crevalle

 
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
 
Redfish

 
Shark (Blacktip)
 
Snapper (Red)

 
Speckled Trout
Description

Olivia J Charters offers fishing trips based out of Freeport, Texas. Captain Rodney Chapman will get you fishing the Gulf nearshore and offshore waters, and will work hard to ensure you have a fantastic and fun day out on the water.

Step aboard his 24’ Sea Ray center console with T-top, which comes powered by two brand new Suzuki DF 175 4 stroke outboard motors to get you to the fishing action in no time. This vessel boasts ample space for up to six anglers, and provides a stable and secure fishing platform from all areas of the deck. It comes equipped with GPS, fishfinder, VHF radio, live bait tank, ice box to keep your drinks ice cold and your catch fresh, as well as a toilet for your comfort.

Olivia J Charters offers shared half day trips, as well as private half or full day trips, and Capt. Rod will be happy to show you the most productive methods to reel in your target species. Techniques include fishing with light tackle, bottom fishing, trolling and drift fishing, and depending on conditions and the time of year you fish, you may find yourself chasing after Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Cobia, Shark, Jack Crevalle, Red Snapper, Redfish, Black Drum, Speckled Trout, and more. Trips include rods, reels and tackle, live bait, lures, as well as cleaning and filleting of your catch at the end of the day.

Amenities
Toilet
Portable enclosed
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkelling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Portable enclosed
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 24 hours before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Freeport to departure site is available and included in trip rates.

Other Policies 
Child Friendly
 
No Alcohol
Beer is ok No hard alcohol
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

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, Checks, PayPal.

About the Captain

Rodney Chapman
Freeport, Texas, United States
Member since July 2016
Capt. Rod has been a Coast Guard licensed captain since he was 18 years old, and holds a 50 ton masters license. He started working on a charter boat at the age of 10 in the state of Maine, where he grew up living on a small island.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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Had a load of fun out with Captain Rodney this past weekend!  Three of my nine-year olds and grandpa had a blast with pulling up lots of snapper with the first drop of the lines.  Captain Rodney was great about baiting and dealing with the numerous reel backlashes all the while.  Will definitely head out with Captain Rodney again on our next fishing adventure!

Paul T.

Paul Tanaka • Fished October 2, 2016
Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on October 4, 2016

Thanks Paul. It was a pleasure having your family out with us.  Looking forward to seeing you all again.

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Captain was knowledgeable and very friendly.  He wasn’t the kind that does what he wants.  He listened to what we were fishing for and put us in a spot that we where catching snappers and shark within 1 minute of having a pole in the water.  Everytime.  He would bait for us , and take and measure the fish that we caught.  Had a great time!

Charles Barker  • Fished September 17, 2016
Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on September 18, 2016

Thanks Charles. It was a pleasure having you guys out with us.  Hope to see you again!!

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Fishing Reports

Big Bull Reds and more

January 21, 2017

We were able to get off the dock in between fronts. It was a great day with many snapper coming over the rail and some very big Bull Reds as well. The biggest was over 50 lbs. All of… Read Full Report →


Sea trial and snapper

January 01, 2017

New engines are on and running great. We needed to break them in so we took a trip today to put them through the paces. We made a few stops in state water that yielded a number of keeper… Read Full Report →

Location

  • 411 Sailfish Lane, Freeport
    TX 77541, United States