Coastal Rod Bender

In demand!
4.97
out of 5 stars from 21 reviews See all 21 reviews
Conn Brown Harbor
Aransas Pass TX, United States

Captain Russ Wheeler of Coastal Rod Bender fishes the Coastal Bend Area of Texas, covering famous fishing grounds such as Rockport, Port Aransas, Aransas Pass, and Corpus Christi. He prides himself in achieving exceptional results both for beginners and experienced anglers, and families with young children are always welcome.

You will be fishing aboard a comfortable 23 ft Haynie Cat center console that offers an extremely stable and dry ride. Powered by a 250 HP Mercury Pro XS engine, the boat runs fast to the fishing spots, and the super quiet Minn Kota Trolling Motor will allow you to get up close to the fish and perfect your cast.

Coastal Rod Bender specializes in sight casting, bay, flats, and wade fishing. They use live and/or fresh dead bait, and/or artificial lures depending on your preference and how the fish are biting on the day. You may do some drift fishing, letting your bait float naturally in the water, or you can practice sight fishing, throwing your bait or lures out towards the fish.

Don’t forget to purchase a valid Texas saltwater fishing license prior to your trip. Coastal Rod Bender offers a 10% discount to active military, veterans, and wounded warriors.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (6-7 Hours)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Mar - 31 Oct
    US$ 500
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    Inshore fishing for Redfish, Trout, and possibly also Flounder.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (4-5 Hours) AM
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Mar - 31 Oct
    US$ 400
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    Fishing for Redfish, Trout, and maybe also Founder.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (4-5 Hours) PM
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Mar - 31 Oct
    US$ 400
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    Fishing for Redfish, Trout, and maybe also Founder.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Flounder
Jack Crevalle
Redfish

Sheepshead
Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Haynie (Center console) originally built in 2012. Powered by a 250HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

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

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

Russ Wheeler
Aransas Pass, Texas, United States
Member since August 2016
21
Captain Russ Wheeler has 28 years of experience fishing the waters of South Texas. Not only is he a very experienced and family friendly charter boat captain, he is also a certified Bird & Wildlife Guide, and he will be more than happy to share his knowledge of the area's amazing flora and fauna throughout your fishing trip.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Aransas Pass Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.97 out of 5 stars from 21 reviews

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We had a good time excellent for our 3 teenagers!!

Fished July 19, 2018
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We had great time with Russ. He took us on a last minute trip after our first guide backed out. He is going to be my go-to from now on.

Fished July 13, 2018
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Had a great time and caught plenty of fish!

Fished July 4, 2018
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