Reelhard Fishin Charters – 23'

Reelhard Fishing Charter is owned and operated by Captain Paul Pennington, who runs fishing trips from Freeport, Texas during the entire year. With more than three decades of fishing experience under his belt, he can show you all the good local spots and provide you with an unforgettable fishing experience.

The boat you will be fishing on is a 23’ Redfinn bay boat that’s powered by a 175 HP Johnson engine. It is outfitted with all the necessary safety and navigation gear and has enough space for up to three anglers to fish comfortably. It’s small enough to navigate the inshore waters like a pro, but can also go several miles out without a hitch.

The locations fished will mostly depend on what you want to target. Inshore waters and jetties are home to a variety of fish, including Black Drum, Redfish, Seatrout, Jack Crevalle and a variety of sharks. You can also go a bit further out and fish the reefs and wrecks for Red Snapper, Kingfish, Goliath Grouper and more besides.

The price of a trip includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle needed for a quality trip. Reelhard Fishin Charter offers a 10% discount for military people, firefighters, police officers, paramedics, and school teachers. Once the trip is over, the crew will clean anything you’ve caught for your convenience. All you need to do is buy a valid Texas fishing license, bring some sunscreen and a pair of sunglasses and you’re ready to sail out.



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    A short trip provides you with a fun opportunity to get a glimpse into the kind of fishing that's done in these parts. You'll mostly be sticking to the inshore waters and jetties where you can find Redfish, Seatrout, Sharks, Black Drum and more. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price, as is having your catch cleaned after the trip.
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About the Captain

Paul Pennington
Oyster Creek, Texas, United States
5 Fishing Reports
51 Customer reviews
Member since May 2017
Captain Paul Pennington has been fishing for over 30 years. Paul specializes in both inshore and offshore fishing. He knows the waters in and around Texas like the back of his hand and is often found guiding his clients in and around the reefs, rigs, and wrecks. Paul's catches include Kingfish, Ling, Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, Sharks, Wahoo, Trout, Redfish, Amberjack, Grouper, and various reef fish species, and many more. His team will make sure you have a memorable time on the water.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Boat specs

Redfinn (Bay boat) originally built in 1995, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 175HP Johnson engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Up to nine miles.
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Life Jackets

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn gear
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing policies

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
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

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No additional fees.
Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit 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:

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Mastercard
American Express
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Checks
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

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Very good
3.3 / 5
out of 5 stars from 2 reviews
Boat
Good
3.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Experience
Good
3.0 / 5
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Very good
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FAQs about Reelhard Fishin Charters – 23'

Reelhard Fishin Charters – 23' offers the following trip to customers:
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Reelhard Fishin Charters – 23', you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Life Jackets

Trips booked with Reelhard Fishin Charters – 23' include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn gear)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Reelhard Fishin Charters – 23' offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing (Up to nine miles.)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Reelhard Fishin Charters – 23' offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Flounder Gigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Reelhard Fishin Charters – 23' include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Wahoo