Captain Russ Wheeler of Coastal Rod Bender covers famous fishing grounds such as Rockport, Port Aransas, Aransas Pass, and Corpus Christi. He prides himself on 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’ Haynie Cat center console that offers a stable and dry ride. Powered by a 250 HP Mercury Pro XS engine, the boat runs fast to the fishing spots. The super quiet Minn Kota Trolling Motor will allow you to get up close to the fish and perfect your cast.
Capt. Russ specializes in sight casting, bay, flats, and wade fishing. He uses 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.
These are abundant waters, so there’s no shortage when it comes to the species you can target. Jack Crevalle, Black Drum, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, and Sheepshead all call these waters their home, and are all potential targets.
Don’t forget to buy a valid Texas saltwater fishing license before your trip. Capt. Russ offers a 10% discount to active military, veterans, and wounded warriors.
Get on board Coastal Rod Bender and experience fishing in some of the most productive waters off the coast of Texas!
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
About the Captain
About this listing
Haynie (Center console) originally built in 2012. Powered by a 250HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.
Types of Fishing
Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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.
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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:
Aransas Pass Fishing Calendar
FAQs about Coastal Rod Bender
- $500 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (4–5 Hours) (4 hours)
- $550 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (6–7 Hours) (6 hours)
- Live Bait Well
- Wireless Trolling Motor
- Ice Box (Food Cooler & Fish Cooler)
- Rods, reels & tackle
- Live Bait
- Catch cleaning & filleting
- Inshore Fishing
- Nearshore Fishing
- Reef Fishing
- Wreck Fishing
- Flats Fishing
- Backcountry Fishing
- Light Tackle
- Bottom Fishing
- Drift Fishing
- Black Drum
- Jack Crevalle
- Spotted Seatrout