Wishing I Was Fishing Charter

(2) In high 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. Accommodation is at Captain Todd’s house in Rockport, and consists of 2 bedrooms for lodging with a coffee bar and breakfast.

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

Select date to see available trips and rates:

Trip Date:
  • 10 Hour Trip + Lodging
    10 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1350 private charter
  • Full Day Trip + Lodging
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1250 private charter
  • 10 Hour Fishing Trip
    10 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1100 private charter
  • Full Day Trip
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1050 private charter
  • 3/4 Day Trip
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1000 private charter
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About this listing

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.

29 ft
5 persons
Types of Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
Barracuda (Great)

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Snapper (Red)
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
XM. Stereo
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Bottles Of Water And Ice
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
If Not Wanted By Customers
Catch and Release Allowed

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, Bank Transfer, American Express, PayPal.

About the Captain

Todd Pence
Rockport, Texas, United States
Member since October 2016
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%

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Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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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.


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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Had a great time fishing with Wishing I was fishing charter.  Boat and crew were great. Highly recommend.

Fished June 6, 2017
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