Wishing I Was Fishing Charter

(4) In demand!
37 Flamingo Road
Rockport TX, United States

Wishing I Was Fishing Charter Service is dedicated to providing the whole family with lifetime memories of delightful fishing trips and shared fun by reeling in game fish. It is run by Captain Todd who has spent his life working on or under the water. He started off as a diver and has now opened a charter service which allows him to spend his time on the water and at the same time, make his guests happy by giving them the same opportunity. He is an avid fisherman who will be able to teach you about the marine life like few others could.

His boat is a 29-foot Grady-White center console, which was originally built in 2011 and can easily fit 5 guests. It is powered by two 300 HP Yamaha 4 Strokes engines making it fast and steady on the offshore trips. You will find a GPS, a radar, a VHF radio for communication with the USCG and a fishfinder ideal for locating the best fishing spots. The boat has a great XM.Stereo system for entertainment, as well as outriggers, a freshwater shower, and a toilet which is a huge plus. There is also all the safety equipment in form of life jackets, flares, fire extinguishers, first-aid equipment and a CPR-trained crew, so you can feel at ease.

Wishing I Was Fishing Charter Service runs offshore trips to the most beautiful blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico that are home to some of the best game fish. You will be able to target Great Barracudas, Cobia, Sailfish, Jack Crevalle, King Mackerel, and the delicious Red Snapper and Mahi Mahi. Captain Todd will provide rods, reels, tackle, bait in live and artificial form, and you will also have a first mate on the boat to help you reel in the fish. Once back ashore, you are welcome to have your catch cleaned and filleted for you so you can take it away for a nice meal. You’ll have bottled water provided by the crew on all trips.

June is here, and Snapper season along with it! Book now with Captain Todd!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip + Lodging
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1350
    up to 5 persons
    A truly amazing trip with 10 hours of pure bliss on the water, trolling and bottom fishing for King Mackerel, Redfish, Cobia, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Jack Crevalle and Great Barracuda. You will have 1 meal and 1-night accommodation in Rockport included in the price.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip + Lodging
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1250
    up to 5 persons
    This trip will see you trolling and bottom fishing for Cobia, Red Snapper, Sailfish, Jack Crevalle, and King Mackerel. You will have 1 meal and 1 night of accommodation, which should be discussed prior to the trip.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Fishing Trip
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1100
    up to 5 persons
    This is a truly amazing trip with a full day on the water, trolling and targeting the best offshore species such as Cobia, Sailfish, King Mackerel, Redfish, Mahi Mahi, Jack Crevalle and Great Barracuda.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1050
    up to 5 persons
    On this full day offshore trip you will troll and bottom fish for Cobia, King Mackerel, Jack Crevalle, Red Snapper and the prized Sailfish. You are welcome to bring along lunch, sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses, as well as some protective clothes.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1000
    up to 5 persons
    This is a 6-hour trip trolling for Kingfish and Mahi Mahi. You are welcome to take away your catch for lunch or dinner, or you can leave it with the crew.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Barracuda (Great)
  Cobia
  Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  Jack Crevalle

  King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  Sailfish
  Snapper (Red)

Boat Specs

Grady-White (Center console) originally built in 2011. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha 4 Strokes engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
29 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Bank Transfer
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

About the Captain

Todd Pence
Rockport, Texas, United States
Member since October 2016
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Captain Todd has been a lover of the marine life ever since he was a little boy, which is why he became a diver. He then went on to perform serious jobs for major oil and gas companies, before starting his charter business which allows him to be on the water and catch some mighty species. He loves taking families with children out on the water and seeing their smiling faces as they reel in the big game fish.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Rockport Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

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Thank Todd and Debbie for the great time. This charter out of Rock Port was one of the best around. First impressions are important. The boat is in pristine shape, fishing with top of the line reel and rod setup( not the cheap combos you get with most charters). Todd knows where the fish are and will fill the coolers. You know it’s a good day when all the coolers available on the boat are full.

Fished May 25, 2018
Todd Pence (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 27, 2018

Thank you for an awesome day

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Great time. Capt. Todd will for sure do his best to give you the trip of your life. First rate all the way around.

Fished May 18, 2018
Todd Pence (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 30, 2018

Glad you had san awesome trip !! Looking forward to doing it again soon

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My brother turned 40 and got married for the 1st time, so what better way to celebrate both but to take him fishing. We had an amazing time and caught our limit in snapper and even had some great excitement with some kings. Captain Todd and his first mate were awesome. We booked with accommodations and they put us up and feed the whole crew. The boat leaves right from their private dock and makes for a great experience. We made some amazing memories and Capt. Todd and Gabby are super host. Thanks for making our trip the best.

Mace

Fished August 5, 2017
Todd Pence (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 6, 2017

Thank you guys and look forward to seeing you again soon

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