Southwest Sportfishing

50 reviews
In demand!

Southwest Sportfishing invites you on an offshore fishing adventure in the waters of Port Aransas, Texas. The charter is owned and operated by Captain Roger Sorenson who has spent a lifetime guiding happy guests to the fish of their dreams.

Captain Roger will take you to the offshore waters where Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Sailfish, Blue Marlin, Cobia, Sharks, and Red Snapper can be found. Using a variety of fishing techniques such as light tackle, bottom fishing, trolling, and drift fishing, you will target the species in season.

Fishing is done aboard a 33’ Bertram Express cruiser originally built in 1984, with a capacity for six persons. Powered by twin 275 HP Catapillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots, the vessel is fast and safe in getting you to the offshore grounds. It features a GPS and a fishfinder used to locate the most productive spots, a livewell for the bait, and an icebox for the catch.

The vessel is super comfortable featuring a full-size toilet, a bed, a kitchen, and all the safety features needed including life jackets for adults and 2 kid’s life jackets for under 75 lbs. Captain Roger’s boat also has a set of outriggers which are used when trolling.

Southwest Sportfishing carries Okuma and Shimano rods and reels, as well as a variety of tackle and lures. You will need a fishing license, a cooler for your catch, sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, and something to eat and drink on the trip.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $1,950
    up to 6 persons
    The 12 hour trip consists of Amberjack (in season) drift fishing for Blackfin Tuna (Fall Season) and/or trolling for Wahoo, Sailfish, Dorado and Marlin. Last Call does not have a Fighting Chair therefore all fishing is done with standup tackle
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $1,350
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This is an eight-hour trip to the offshore waters where you can target Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Cobia and more! Red Snapper available in season, and can be caught in state waters only (no more than 9 miles).
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About the Captain

Roger Sorenson
Port Aransas, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
50 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2017
Captain Roger started chartering out of Port Aransas in the late 70's. He says: "My dad started bringing me here when I was a kid and I fell in love.". He fishes the offshore waters and finds it very satisfying when he sees his guests catch great fish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Sailfish Sailfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Bertram (Flybridge) originally built in 1984. Powered by 2 275HP Catapillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
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 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
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.97
out of 5 stars from 50 reviews
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Kingfish Assassin!
Kingfish Assassin!
Half day because of weather
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
98%
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Wilford M.
Houston, TX
 5.00
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Kingfish Assassin!

VERIFIED   NEW  May 25, 2020
Captain Rodger got us in the best spot to murder huge kingfish!  Family had the time of thier lives.  Wife got a...
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John H.
Hoopeston, IL
 5.00
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   June 27, 2019
What a day.  Captain Roger greeted us at the dock, helped us onto the boat and the adventure began.  We told the...
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Omar T.
Corpus Christi, Texas
 5.00
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Half day because of weather

VERIFIED   NEW  May 23, 2020
Due to weather we were forced to only do a half day, but Captain Roger and Aleck were fantastic.  Great conversation...
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Scott H.
Houston, Texas
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8 hour charter with Captain Soreson

VERIFIED   July 22, 2019
Got to the dock at the requested time and boat, Captain and Mate were ready to go. Captain Sorenson set clear expectations,...
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Kibb K.
Lewisville, Texas
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Lifetime of Memories

July 13, 2019
This is our 4th year to fish with Captain Roger. Every year he just keeps delivering a fantastic experience! The Last Call...
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