If you’re looking for a big game fishing adventure that provides plenty of fun for the whole family, hop aboard Wishing I Was Fishing Charter Service! Located in Rockport, this charter offers up access to the plentiful blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico, as well as the hard-fighting fish that live here. Grab the whole family and come cast your line in this world-famous fishery!

Captain Todd Pence is the man behind this charter. He’s spent his life on these waters, and is an avid fisherman. He’ll be able to teach you about casting your line the Gulf like few others could! On top of this, Capt. Todd is dedicated to helping anglers of all ages make some lifetime memories on board his board.

Your trip will take place on a 39’ Stamus boat, capable of comfortably accommodating up to 4 guests. Powered by three 300 HP Yamaha engines, she’s fast and steady when it comes to getting you to the hottest offshore fishing grounds. There are also outriggers to help you maximize your trolling potential!

On board, you’ll find GPS, radar, VHF radio for communication with the USCG, and a fishfinder ideal for locating the best fishing spots. You’ll be joined by a CPR-trained crew, and the boat is outfitted with all necessary safety equipment. As well as a secure journey, you’ll also be treated to a comfortable one, with a freshwater shower and full toilet on offer.

These waters are home to some seriously famous fish: Great Barracuda, Cobia, Sailfish, Jack Crevalle, King Mackerel, and delicious Red Snapper and Mahi Mahi are all on offer. Hardcore anglers can even opt to join Capt. Todd for a longer trip on the water to battle the mighty Sailfish.

Your captain will provide all the fishing gear you need, and you’ll also have a first mate on the boat to help you reel in the fish. All that’s left to to do is grab a fishing license, and cast off with Wishing I Was Fishing Charter – Capt. Todd will turn your dreams into a reality!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $2,400
    Join Capt. Todd on this 12-hour extravaganza! You'll be trolling and targeting prized offshore species such as Cobia, Sailfish, King Mackerel, Redfish, Mahi Mahi, Jack Crevalle, and Great Barracuda. Your captain will provide all the fishing gear you need, so just bring along lunch, snacks, and weather-appropriate clothing. A valid fishing license is required as well.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $2,200
    This trip will give you 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. In addition to that, Capt. Todd will also treat you to a meal and one-night accommodation in Rockport, which is included in the price! He'll discuss this with you on booking. Just make sure you bring along a valid fishing license.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $2,000
    This trip will see you trolling and bottom fishing for Cobia, Red Snapper, Sailfish, Jack Crevalle, and King Mackerel, but it doesn't end there. You'll also be treated to night of accommodation, which your captain will discuss with you prior to the trip. It's the perfect chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life! Just bring along a fishing license. Please check with the captain if there is an extra fuel surcharge for offshore trips.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,700
    This 6-hour trip is a great introduction to fishing the Gulf. You'll be trolling for Kingfish and Mahi Mahi, and Capt. Todd and his first mate will be on hand to show you the ropes. Newbies and families are more than welcome! These species are seriously tasty, and you can choose to take home your catch for a tasty dinner. This will be filleted and cleaned for you. If you prefer, you can leave it with the crew. All fishing gear is provided, so just bring a license!
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About the Captain

Todd Pence
Rockport, Texas, United States
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22 Customer Reviews
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Member since October 2016
Captain Todd has had a lifelong passion for the ocean! He fell in love with marine life when he was a little boy, and this led to him becoming a diver. He went on to work for some major oil and gas companies, before deciding to change track and start his very own charter business. His reasons for doing so are simple: he gets to spend his days out on the water, and catch some mighty species too! He loves taking families with children out on angling adventures and seeing their smiling faces as they reel in some world-famous big game fish.

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Targeted Species

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

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper

Boat Specs

Stamas (Center console) originally built in 2016. Powered by 3 300HP Yamaha 4 Stroke engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
39 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 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

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid any additional costs or unnecessary hassle with carrying cash.

No additional fees.
Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip on September 5, 2021
Capton Tod was great! He was very knowledgeable! Had lots of fun caught more fish than expected. Boat was awesome and clean....
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Empire City, OK
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Great 6 hour trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on July 3, 2021
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Calera, OK
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Had a awesome adventure with my fishing brother from another mother. My first time to the Gulf and I would definitely recommend...
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FAQs about Wishing I Was Fishing Charter

Wishing I Was Fishing Charter offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,700 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $2,000 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • $2,200 per group - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)
  • $2,400 per group - 12 Hour Trip (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Wishing I Was Fishing Charter, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System (XM, Stereo)
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Wishing I Was Fishing Charter include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Bottles of water and ice)
  • First Mate

Wishing I Was Fishing Charter offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Wishing I Was Fishing Charter offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Wishing I Was Fishing Charter include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Red)