Captain
Rodney Harper

Member since May 2016 Freeport, United States
Background
I was laid off in May 2016 from the oilfield and at the same time, my son was also diagnosed with cancer. I immediately had to find an alternative resource for my family to survive. I had "Revelry" (my 27' Catamaran) since 2012, and figured that I must sell her to make ends meet until I found another job. My wife told me that I should put the boat to work with my love of fishing. I had met Captain Scott at a networking mixer in the Woodlands while we both still worked in the oilfield. He had his Captain's license so we talked about chartering the boat, although, at the time I didn’t really care much for the idea because I didn't want to lose my love of fishing. However, it didn't take long after my wife convinced me to get to work. The first 5 months of 2016 we fished over 1,000 customers. We have since added 4 more boats to our fleet. I am a USCG and Texas State licensed guide, a certified Weighmaster (IGFA and state record certification), and Texas Director of Saltwater Tournament.
Techniques
We can troll, deep drop, drift, pop, jig, chunk or flat line for any specific species of your choice. We specialize in bait pitching to those curious fish like Wahoo, Mahi, and Cobia as well. It's your call and we will cater the trip to your desires and preference of species.

Hey, I'm Captain Rodney Harper

Freeport, United States
Background
I was laid off in May 2016 from the oilfield and at the same time, my son was also diagnosed with cancer. I immediately had to find an alternative resource for my family to survive. I had "Revelry" (my 27' Catamaran) since 2012, and figured that I must sell her to make ends meet until I found another job. My wife told me that I should put the boat to work with my love of fishing. I had met Captain Scott at a networking mixer in the Woodlands while we both still worked in the oilfield. He had his Captain's license so we talked about chartering the boat, although, at the time I didn’t really care much for the idea because I didn't want to lose my love of fishing. However, it didn't take long after my wife convinced me to get to work. The first 5 months of 2016 we fished over 1,000 customers. We have since added 4 more boats to our fleet. I am a USCG and Texas State licensed guide, a certified Weighmaster (IGFA and state record certification), and Texas Director of Saltwater Tournament.
Techniques
We can troll, deep drop, drift, pop, jig, chunk or flat line for any specific species of your choice. We specialize in bait pitching to those curious fish like Wahoo, Mahi, and Cobia as well. It's your call and we will cater the trip to your desires and preference of species.
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Fishing Reports

Spring Break has been fantastic!

March 14, 2018

We have had a fantastic spring break run so far. Here are a few pics to wet your whistle. We’ve had a nice 35lb bull redfish along with consistent limits. We are catching some limits of Red Snapper in… Read Full Report →


When its hot its hot when its not its st

January 06, 2018

The fishing has been pretty strange lately. When we've been able to get out its been pretty good. The problem has been the crazy weather. There are some really nice state water snapper when we get to em and… Read Full Report →


Fishing is FAAANTASTIC

November 11, 2017

The red drum bite is hot and will continue through the winter. Red Snapper are making their way back inshore and will continue to do so. The snapper bite should be really good in state waters very soon. We… Read Full Report →


Week of October 18, 2017

October 18, 2017

Check out the spots on this bad boy. As you can see the kingfish and Spanish Macks are running and will do so for a few more weeks. We have openings this week and weekend so make some plans… Read Full Report →


Week of Oct. 13, 2017

October 13, 2017

The next couple of weeks will be some of the fastest paced fishing you will ever see. The kingfish have returned and the spanish mackerel are with them as they make their fall run. Between those guys and the… Read Full Report →


Week of Oct. 9, 2017

October 09, 2017

Monday fact-the healthy human body has the same concentration of salt as does seawater. We are one with the ocean and is probably an interesting study in itself to see if that has any effect on our draw to… Read Full Report →


Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel and Bull Redf

October 07, 2017

The bull redfish are attacking bait on top of the water about two miles out with easy limits coming on over 36" on all fish. Make sure to have your bonus red drum tag with you. Sharks are easy… Read Full Report →


Week of Sep. 28, 2017

September 28, 2017

Capt. Shayne Ellis has joined the Outkasts!! He is bringing the 33’ catamaran SpearCat with him! With twin 300’s she will get anywhere fast! “She has so much room for activities” would be the words from the Step Brothers.… Read Full Report →


The fishing just rocks

September 23, 2017

Capt report 9-23-17 Monday we went out on an overnight trip and the water was just fantastic and 83 degrees. We went 1 for 2 on blue marlin releasing one over 150#. We also caught several snapper including some… Read Full Report →


The Fishing Is Incredible!!

September 23, 2017

Capt report 9-23-17 Monday we went out on an overnight trip and the water was just fantastic and 83 degrees. We went 1 for 2 on blue marlin releasing one over 150#. We also caught several snapper including some… Read Full Report →


Week of Sep. 8, 2017

September 08, 2017

Wanna get tight? We are back at em today! Trophy bull redfish are running and state water red snapper season is back open for the rest of the year!! Sharks are kickin around. Might see some Kings and ling… Read Full Report →


Week of Hurricane Harvey, Sep. 4, 2017

September 04, 2017

Hurricane Harvey update: We've had some questions from you about the type and amount of help that is needed in our area, and we'd like to put it out there for all of you. We run charters out of… Read Full Report →


Week of 8-29-17

August 22, 2017

Fishing is really heating up right now and will continue to do so until we get our first real fall cold front. State water Snapper are returning in good size (can only keep them on Weekends until Labor Day… Read Full Report →


8-22-17

August 19, 2017

We had many trips in the last week and they were all very different. The kingfish were slow to start the week and are now smashing everything. Red snapper are returning to the state waters in pretty good size.… Read Full Report →


Week of 8-7-2017

July 31, 2017

The kingfish are massive and plentiful, sharks are fierce and we are on the trophy bull redfish. Come on and let's get tight! Read Full Report →


7-30-17-Kings going crazy!!

July 29, 2017

The water is clear aqua green and about 86 degrees. Catching lots of red snapper(most too small), cobia, kingfish and trophy red drum. We have been out almost everyday that the weather has allowed and I have to say… Read Full Report →


Week of 5-12-17

May 12, 2017

THE FISHING IS GOOD ALL OVER! Water temp is about 77 degrees offshore. The color of the water is clear green in state waters. The Bull Red action is still real hot once we get 'em chummed in -… Read Full Report →


Week of 4-17

April 22, 2017

The fishing has been excellent when we are able to get out. The front associated with spring has made the ability to get offshore a little tricky. We were blessed with some great days though and we really had… Read Full Report →


Week of 4-17

April 17, 2017

The fishing has been excellent when we are able to get out. The front associated with spring has made the ability to get offshore a little tricky. We were blessed with some great days though and we really had… Read Full Report →


3-22-Cobia Crazy

March 22, 2017

From our other boat-The Pesca Mas. Fishing just started off with a bang. Landed a few good size state snapper and the the line on the shotgun rod started peeling off. After 20 minutes or so we had a… Read Full Report →


Weekend of 3-18

March 19, 2017

Wow!! The fishing is spectacular right now. Easy limits of red snapper, usually within 45 minutes, to 25". Bull reds are hot in the shallow water to 44' and 29lbs. we are picking up quite a few spanish mackerel… Read Full Report →


Week of 3/14

March 15, 2017

Fishing is really taking off already. We are getting easy limits of state water red snapper. The spanish mackerel are moving in too. We are still landing a shark or two as well every trip. The bull redfish have… Read Full Report →


Big redsx2

February 21, 2017

This has been the case all week. We limit out and nail the red snapper and trophy redfish all in the same spot. A short twelve mile run down the beach and we have both! We are also catching… Read Full Report →


AJ's to Duskys

February 02, 2017

Fishing has been excellent for Amberjack, red snapper and trophy bull redfish. We had one AJ that was around 70lbs and fought for around an hour. I am not sure what is the deal but we have had 3… Read Full Report →


New Boat Record!!

January 14, 2017

We have a new boat record for red snapper. 33"!!! What a fish. We caught her on a sardine last Saturday and boy she put up a fight. The snapper fishing is superb right now. We are also catching… Read Full Report →


State Red Snapper are big!!

January 05, 2017

The state red snapper continue to get bigger and the number are increasing. Easy limits right now for our customers. There are still a few shark and trout around too.Take a look at the pics and book today!! Read Full Report →


Top Fin Outfitters and Amberjack Season

January 01, 2017

We had a couple great trips during the Christmas holiday and the snapper were definitely hungry. We cashed in on 5 limits of state red snapper in very short order. We then kicked off Amberjack season and the new… Read Full Report →


Merry Christmas! State Red Snapper!!

December 22, 2016

Merry Christmas! The state snapper bite is the best is have ever seen. We are getting limits of 18" plus fish within 45 mins to an hour. The water is green and the visibility is about 3'. The weather… Read Full Report →


State Red SNAPPER

December 22, 2016

MERRY CHRISTMAS!! We had a trip with 6 folks on board today and we had our limit of red snapper in a matter of less than an hour. They are big too, for state snapper. we were throwing back… Read Full Report →


Week of 11-3

November 05, 2016

This report covers the whole week of 11-3. We are still getting easy limits on trophy bull reds, sharks and kingfish. Red snapper are a little tougher now but the size of them is bigger. We expect that to… Read Full Report →


Week of 11-3

November 05, 2016

This report covers all of the fishing over the past week. We have had great days with the kingfish, spanish macks, redfish and shark. The red snapper are still around as well but finding limits of keepers is getting… Read Full Report →


10-25 Fishing its still top notch!

October 22, 2016

This is an update for the full week last week. We were on the water everyday last week and the water was clear and either green or blue depending on current and wind. The fishing was still improving over… Read Full Report →


10-25 Fishing its still top notch!

October 22, 2016

Let the pictures do the talking. It has just been an incredible week of fishing. I expect it to get even better!! Take a look and come fishing with us! Tight Lines Rod Read Full Report →


Going big baby!! Week of 10-10

October 11, 2016

What a great trip these guys had this week. A bit of rough seas at times but they got er done. Red snapper and redfish were easy limits with a couple kingfish and spanish mackerel thrown in. Also caught… Read Full Report →


Week of 10-10

October 11, 2016

What a great trip!! Had easy limits of redfish and red snapper with a couple kingfish in there. Pulled a triggerfish and a mangrove snapper as well. The cobia showed up too and we got one of em that… Read Full Report →


Bulls Everywhere Today!!

September 28, 2016

Perfect day on the water today. We caught a 44" King mackerel, several Spanish Mackerel, 3 Texas state limits of red snapper(4 per person for a total of 12) and 3 trophy bull redfish(42", 40" and 38"). The bite… Read Full Report →


9-28 Big Bunch of Bull

September 28, 2016

What a great day on the water today. We caught a 44" King Mackerel, several Spanish Mackerel, 3 trophy redfish(42"40" and 38") and 3 Texas state limits of red snapper(4 per person for a total of 12). Seas are… Read Full Report →


Wow!! Weekend of 9/23

September 24, 2016

What a weekend. Mahi are moving in and the kings are getting huge. Catching tons of spanish mackerel as well. The red snapper bite continues to be the most consistent and limits are regular after sorting through the smalls.… Read Full Report →


WOW! Weekend of 9/23

September 23, 2016

What a weekend. Caught a ton of spanish mackerel, red snapper(filled 6 limits on Sat evening), large kingfish, mani and a few grouper. The fishing is fantastic and not only has it not slowed down, it has gotten hotter… Read Full Report →


BIG BULL REDS 9/15/16

September 15, 2016

Our special price trips continue to be huge. The big bull reds are headed offshore and they are big. We boated two trophies, the first was 36" and the second was 35". We continue to see larger red snapper… Read Full Report →


Wow!! They are big!!

September 15, 2016

Our morning trip on Thursday proved up for BIG fish. The red snapper continue to get larger in the state waters(Remember you can keep 4 per person year round on red snapper). We boated two trophy red drum(redfish), they… Read Full Report →


Lots of Snapper and Sharks Week of 9/10

September 10, 2016

What a week. Caught many cobia that were just a bit too short. New boat record red snapper that is 30". got 6 limits of state water red snapper on Saturday. Sunday we had a pair of blacktop sharks… Read Full Report →


Lots of Snapper and Sharks Week of 9/10

September 10, 2016

Wow what a weekend!! Bull reds are coming in. Shrimp boats are getting more productive. Big sharks and red snapper. New boat record for red snapper(30 Inches). Also got spooled myself for the first time ever. Just couldn't get… Read Full Report →


Report for week of 9-3

September 03, 2016

It has been another great week of fishing out there. The highlight was a black tip shark that weighed 65lbs and gave a 40 minute fight. Boy does he have a story to tell back at school!! The red… Read Full Report →


Week of 9-3

September 03, 2016

This week has once again been outstanding. The bite was great although the seas and weather were rough. We had some real troopers on the boat this week who really hung in there to get it done. One highlight… Read Full Report →


Tuesday AM Trip

August 23, 2016

Great trip. Started out at the nearshore shrimp boats and then moved in to the reef for red snapper. Quick action at the shrimp boats but not as good as usual as the water was off color. Still had… Read Full Report →


Morning trip Aug 23

August 23, 2016

Started the day behind the nearshore shrimp boats and picked up several spinner sharks and a few Kingfish. The action wasn't as fast as usually but still very good. Some 40 minute fights with the sharks. Moved to a… Read Full Report →


Week of 8-7-16

August 13, 2016

Still some darn good fishing out there. It is still as hot and fast as it gets. The limits of kingfish, red snapper and shark continue. We have landed several cobia over 52". The sharks are in and they… Read Full Report →


Week of 8-7-16

August 13, 2016

This week has had tons of action and it is fast! Several ling with one over 52". Water is clear and blue and we still are putting away limits of shark, red snapper and kingfish. Read Full Report →


The big boys are in town!! Week of 7-25

July 31, 2016

This past week was fast and furious and the fish were huge.We had 7 trips and all were very good to excellent. Common limits of red snapper, kingfish and shark. The shark were up to 300lbs behind the shrimp… Read Full Report →


Week of July 25! Monsters!!

July 25, 2016

This week has been a huge one. the fish are big and numerous right now. The group from Kansas was gifted with a big fight with numerous huge spinner sharks. Limits of kingfish and red snapper(to 26") are still… Read Full Report →


This fishing is insane!!

July 18, 2016

The fishing is mind boggling right now. Limits are quick for state snapper and kingfish. Federal snapper season may be over but we are on the big ones in state waters and YOU GET TO KEEP 4 PER DAY!!… Read Full Report →


Morning trip

July 16, 2016

Was an exciting morning with these guys! Fishing is getting hot!! 28 red snapper and 5 kingfish, all in state waters! Read Full Report →


Great day

July 09, 2016

Was a great day. Had to work to get keeper snapper(kept 10) prolly caught 100. Kingfish were 40" class and the Spanish Mack was a big boy. A couple of sharks and a too small grouper and it was… Read Full Report →


Great day! Great charters

July 09, 2016

The day was a good one all around. Had to eek out some red snapper to get some keepers. Kings were large (40" class) as was the Spanish Mack. The blacktip Sharks were hovering and we caught both that… Read Full Report →


1/2 day Saturday July 2

July 02, 2016

Waters were great but clarity was diminishing. Still caught lots of kings(very large) and Spanish Macks. Went after a group of 4 Ling but no bite. Starting to see sharks now too. Weather gets hotter so will the bite.… Read Full Report →


1/2 day July 1, 2016

July 01, 2016

Waters were great. Got a limit of large Kingfish and a 40-50lb class Cobia. Waters were smooth and it was a perfect day for both trips. Read Full Report →


Weekend 6-25

June 25, 2016

Saturday and Sunday were two very different days on the water. We caught some very large fish over the weekend. Several 40" kings and a very nice cobia were all in the mix. Come out with us and make… Read Full Report →


Weekend-6-27

June 25, 2016

Saturday and Sunday were very different days on the water. We caught a few kings that went over 40" and a very nice ling(cobia)(lemon fish). Seas were testy at times but not too bad. Seems things are starting to… Read Full Report →


Weekend half day charters

June 18, 2016

The king bite is on!! We had a hard time keeping the jackfish off the lines but the kingfish are large right now. The peeling of line when a King hits it is an unforgettable experience. Read Full Report →


Weekend half day charters

June 18, 2016

It was a great weekend on the water. Caught some very large kings! Seas were smooth and the bite from the kingfish was on! Read Full Report →


Snapper trip.

June 09, 2016

This trip turned into a half day due to the weather. We had a big storm complex drive us off the water after just an hour of fishing. We quickly got our snapper limit and was ready to break… Read Full Report →


Red Snapper trip

June 08, 2016

Snapper were right where they were supposed to be. We were 45 miles out and in 125' of water. Water was clear and blue. Read Full Report →


Snapper trip.

June 06, 2016

Was just a half day with friends. Quick limit and some pretty water. Thanks to Capt. Scott for keeping on the fish. Read Full Report →


Quick trip to blue water.

June 04, 2016

Left at 3pm and was back at 9pm. Short trip and small weather window. The fish were there and hungry. Read Full Report →


Rough seas

June 03, 2016

Rough seas but still managed to bring the fight and put some nice jacks in the boat Read Full Report →

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We did an 8 hour trip, Matt and James made it a great day for myself and two sons.  Other boats weren’t catching...
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VERIFIED   August 4, 2018
The morning started out kinda bad, Captain Mat looked for live bait for over and hour but never found any. He was talking back...
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Whitney, TX
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Oilfield Outcast is great. We had a blast catching big fish. Capt. Rodney was very knowledgeable and made sure we got our...
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VERIFIED   April 3, 2019
Great day. I highly recommend this trip. They are very knowledgeable and very flexible and fun. They know just where the fish...
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VERIFIED   May 27, 2019
Great time on our morning charter.  The water was very rough but we pushed through the nausea.  The crew was great...
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