Wishing I Was Fishing Charter

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’ 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!



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  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip + Lodging
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    10 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,500
    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 Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,400
    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 Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    10 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,350
    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 Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    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 Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,050
    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
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 Cancelation
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.

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.
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Bill M.
New Braunfels, TX
 5.00
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Great 2 days

VERIFIED   August 6, 2018
We booked Todd for 2 days of off shore fishing for an annual fisshing trip.  We were very happy with the whole experience...
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Jason N.
Houston, TX
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VERIFIED   June 1, 2019
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Paul B.
Grand Prairie, TX
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10 hr with wishing I was fishing

VERIFIED   August 11, 2018
Although the seas were rough and the king were not biting much captain Todd was able to put us on 2 nice Cobia.
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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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Mace R.
Liberty Hill, Texas
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Brother Turned 40

VERIFIED   August 5, 2017
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...
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