Ruffling Feathers Guide Service operates out of Port O’Connor, TX, running guided charters targeting Trout, Redfish and Flounder. Port O’Connor is famous for its awesome fishing, with shallow flats, murky backcountry and calm inshore bays all teeming with tasty fish just waiting to be reeled in.

You will be spending your day aboard a 21 ft Shoalwater flats boat. Built in 2014, this classic design is one of the most popular around due to its shallow draft and masses of deck space, getting you into even the skinniest waters, and allowing up to 4 anglers to fish in comfort once you get there. The boat comes equipped with GPS and fishfinder to help hone in on the biggest catches, a livewell to keep your bait fresh if you choose to use it, and top quality tackle to give you the upper hand against even the fightiest fish.

Ruffling Feathers Guide Services is all about having great fun catching great fish, and they have set everything up to make sure you get both halves of the perfect charter. On each trip, you will be taken to all the best spots for the species you want to go after, and will be given the choice of jigging, drifting, or bottom fishing to best target everything the area has to offer.

Captain Brandon has been guiding the waters around Port O’Connor for years, and has been fishing his entire life. He will work with you ahead of time, planning your trip so you get the most out of your day, and once out on the water he will use every ounce of his extensive experience on to make sure he gets you on the fish. Remember to bring a big cooler, because you’re going to have a lot of fish!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 1 - Oct 20
    $600
    We will fishing a full day chasing some of our favorite species of fish in our area.
  • Private trip
    Shark and Big Fish Fishing Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 1
    $550
    Our Shark and big fish fishing trip is something out of this world. We will be chasing some of the biggest fish our part of the coast has to offer including Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Spinner Shark, Hammerhead Shark, Bull Redfish, King Mackeral, Ling, and a few others. If you like drag screaming powerful runs on rod and reel this is the trip for you.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Bay fishing PM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $450
    We will be fishing for Speckled Trout, Redfish and Flounder. We can boat or drift fish for these species. Artificials or live/dead bait will be used. We fine tune each trip to each group. We fish what's comfortable for you
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Bay fishing AM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $450
    We will be fishing for Speckled Trout, Redfish and Flounder. We can boat or drift fish for these species. Artificials or live/dead bait will be used. We fine tune each trip to each group. We fish what's comfortable for you
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About the Captain

Brandon Kendrick
Port O'Connor, Texas, United States
5 Fishing Reports
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34 Customer Reviews
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Member since February 2017
Captain Brandon grew up fishing with his family, and developed his love of the sport at a very young age. He has always been happiest out on the water, and loves to share his knowledge and passion for fishing with anglers of any age of experience level - all are welcome aboard with Ruffling Feathers Guide Service.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Shoalwater (Flats boat) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
84%
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Bay fishing PM on March 19, 2021
One of the best charter trips I have ever had, will be back again for sure.
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   Shark and Big Fish Fishing Trip on August 9, 2020
Great experience. Caught lots of fish. They took great care of us.
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on September 8, 2020
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Austin, TX
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Great experience with Capt. Brandon

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Bay fishing PM on November 17, 2018
Amazing trip on the water this past weekend. Capt. Brandon was very communicative both before / during / after the trip and...
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Two day trip with Captian Brandon

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Bay fishing on May 26, 2018
We just finished a two day trip with Brandon and his wife Jennifer. My two sons, my grandson and I fished the first day for...
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FAQs about Ruffling Feathers Guide Service

Ruffling Feathers Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip - Bay fishing PM (5 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip - Bay fishing AM (5 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Shark and Big Fish Fishing Trip (6 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Ruffling Feathers Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well (Clients pay for bait. Clients pay for fish cleanin)

Trips booked with Ruffling Feathers Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures

Ruffling Feathers Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Ruffling Feathers Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Ruffling Feathers Guide Service include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Spotted Seatrout