Wishing I Was Fishing Charter

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 29’ Grady-White center console, capable of comfortably accommodating up to 5 guests. Powered by two 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
    10 Hour Lodging Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,500
    up to 5 persons
    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 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 Lodging Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,400
    up to 5 persons
    On this trip, Capt. Todd will go the extra mile to make sure you can really enjoy your day out on the water! 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 a meal and 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.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,350
    up to 5 persons
    Can't think of anything better than spending a full day out on the water, casting your line for some incredible fish? Join Capt. Todd on this 10-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, as well as a fishing license.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    up to 5 persons
    If you want to get your hands on some seriously hard-fighting fish, join Capt. Todd for this full day adventure! You'll head offshore for the chance to troll and bottom fish for Cobia, King Mackerel, Jack Crevalle, Red Snapper, and the mighty Sailfish. Feel free to bring along some lunch, sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses, as well as some protective clothes. Your captain will provide all the fishing gear you need, and will clean and fillet any keepable catch. Just make sure you grab a fishing license!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,050
    up to 5 persons
    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
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
11 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

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

Boat Specs

Grady-White (Center console) originally built in 2011. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha 4 Stroke 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
Deep Sea 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 reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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
American Express
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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

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Customer Reviews

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5.00
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3\/4 Day trip
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Jorge R.
Aubrey, TX
 5.00
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Full Day with Captain Todd Pence in the Batman

VERIFIED   July 20, 2019
What a great day of fishing. We had a group of 6. Captain Todd knows where the big fish are and put us on top of them. Seas...
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Brandon S.
Portland, TX
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3/4 Day trip

VERIFIED   August 16, 2019
We had a great time on the boat with our 3 kids, Captain Todd was great, he let our youngest sit in the captain’s chair,...
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Cynthia O.
Houston, TX
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VERIFIED   August 20, 2019
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Houston, TX
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VERIFIED   June 1, 2019
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Nicholas H.
Frederick, MD
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10 hour fishing, Awesome time.

VERIFIED   May 25, 2018
Thank Todd and Debbie for the great time. This charter out of Rock Port was one of the best around. First impressions are important....
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