Captain
Rodney Harper

Member since May 2016

Freeport, United States

Background
Laid off in May of 2016 from the oilfield, I immediately had to find a resource for my family to survive and my son was also diagnosed with cancer. 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. We talked of chartering the boat as he had his Captain's license. I never really cared a whole lot for the idea because I didn't want to lose my love of fishing. It didn't take long, after Shana told me to get to work, that Scott and I met to lay it all out. The first 5 months of 2016 we fished over 1000 customers. We have since added 4 more boats. I am a USCG licensed and Texas Licensed guide in the state of Texas. I am also a certified Weighmaster (IGFA and state record certification) and a Texas Director of Saltwater Tournaments
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. It's your call and we will cater the trip to your desires and species.

Hey, I'm Captain Rodney Harper

Freeport, United States
Background
Laid off in May of 2016 from the oilfield, I immediately had to find a resource for my family to survive and my son was also diagnosed with cancer. 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. We talked of chartering the boat as he had his Captain's license. I never really cared a whole lot for the idea because I didn't want to lose my love of fishing. It didn't take long, after Shana told me to get to work, that Scott and I met to lay it all out. The first 5 months of 2016 we fished over 1000 customers. We have since added 4 more boats. I am a USCG licensed and Texas Licensed guide in the state of Texas. I am also a certified Weighmaster (IGFA and state record certification) and a Texas Director of Saltwater Tournaments
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. It's your call and we will cater the trip to your desires and species.
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Fishing Reports

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 22, 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 →


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 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 21, 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 the helm of Pesca Mas 3-24-17 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… 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 →


Weekend of 3-18

March 18, 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 →


Insane Red Snap Attack! Pesca Mas

March 16, 2017

Capt Scott has been busy this week!! We are getting easy limits of state water red snapper. The spanish mackerel are moving in and he caught 2 of em on Thursday morning.. We are landing a shark or two… 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 →

Customer Reviews

4.74 out of 5 stars from 72 reviews

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Went fishing on Friday, December 1, 2017

Best fishing charter ever!!

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Went fishing on Saturday, November 25, 2017

Matt did a great job of putting on the fish.  Caught some nice Bull Reds and some Red Snapper.  We will definitely book another trip with Oilfield Outkasts!

Fished November 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, November 18, 2017

This was by far the greatest bunch of guys to charter with. Priced reasonably excellent equipment. I will definitely book with oilfield OutKast again.

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Went fishing on Saturday, September 23, 2017

Party of five and had a great time catching bull reds and black tips would book again with oil out

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Went fishing on Saturday, September 23, 2017

Originally book the trip in Sep but have changed during hurriance Harvey. Today goes out with Caption Matt, and had a amazing trip!

The first red fish fishing is a little bit slow, but caption has successfully improved the odd of the fish by consistently helping on the chucking. Than in the second part for King fishing, caption has did a great tolling and we have get our bad limit right before the trip finished.

Long story short, this is the first time I had both red and King. Highly recommended and will be back next season

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Rodney Harper (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, September 24, 2017

Thank you Alex!  It was awesome to meet you and your wife.

Went fishing on Saturday, September 16, 2017

Wolves on the water.. And when they’re in a fleet they’re a reconnaissance pack of wolves but today these alpha dog captains working together Mike and Rodney where the shot callers this morning they don’t need any help.
Limited out on targeted species in 30 min with a monster man eating bull shark, blacktips and big bull reds then fished catch and release the rest of the morning. 

Thank you Mike & Rodney, Mark my words in two weeks time I’ll be expecting an even bigger set of forearms and deeper bruise in my hip. These guys will teach you somthing you can’t learn on the discovery channel.

Fished September 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, August 19, 2017

Changes in weather and water clarity put the crew to work hard to coax the bite, no shortage on effort and professionalism from these guys and their fleet. Their was no chatter on the radios or visual of any other boats on the water catching but plenty of bait fish and marking fish on sonar. We had some hook ups, and a couple decent fish get off. Overall, I’d recommend this group to anyone and will be back to fish with them soon, hopefully the storms will relax and bring the clarity back, that’ll be a great day with these guys.

Fished August 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, August 20, 2017

Crew went extra mile to do their best to ensure we came home with our fish.
Very knowledgeable and will do this trip again!

Fished August 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, August 19, 2017

Nice crew who worked very hard to find the fish.  We don’t fault them for not catching much - that’s the way it goes- no other boat did, either.

It was, however, more watching the crew fish and just reeling them in after the crew caught them.  I expected to fish myself after some instruction and for the crew to help me as needed.

Still, nice to be on the water with these friendly men.

My other feedback is that it was unpleasant to be around smoking.  I would appreciate no smoking on board - or e cigs like the captain smoked.

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Went fishing on Saturday, August 19, 2017

My family and I had a wonderful experience. Everything was as described on the website. The boat was clean and in excellent condition. We all caught a variety of fish and had them cleaned, filleted and bagged for us quickly. Honestly, we felt like we were going out with friends and not some guided touristy, over-regulated trip. Both Captain Rodney and Patrick let us have-at-it and they made sure we got the maximum amount of fishing in possible. They handled all of our novice fishing mishaps like pros and taught us a lot. I can’t wait to do this again!

Fished August 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, August 19, 2017

Didn’t catch what I wanted but overall great trip
Cpt scot and Aaron was great

Fished August 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, August 19, 2017

Not exactly ideal conditions with the water but Matt worked his butt off and found us some reds and shark…then we moved out in better water and hooked some ling and king fish..all around great trip…

Fished August 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, August 19, 2017

captain and crewman worked hard trying to get some fish, but just couldn’t find them or get them to bite.

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Went fishing on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

We had a great time. Can’t wait to do it again

Fished August 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, August 1, 2017

We had such a great trip with Capt Rodney and his crew that we took a second trip the next day! They got us on fish right away and did everything they could to keep them coming. Great for family or serious fishermen. Will definitely use them again when we’re back in the area.

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Went fishing on Wednesday, August 9, 2017

We were very pleased with are trip and we had lots fun
The fishing was great for the 6 of us.thanks for the trip

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Went fishing on Monday, August 7, 2017

Not Rodney’s or crew’s fault that fish weren’t biting.  Still had a great time.

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Went fishing on Saturday, August 5, 2017

Awesome trip, crew was amazing. Very knowledgeable, friendly and Fun! I would recommend this trip to anyone

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Went fishing on Saturday, July 29, 2017

I chose Oilfield Outkast because of the reasonable rates and the ability to share a charter.

We had a great time! Captain Scott and Aaron were extremely friendly,  professional and informative. They made us feel welcome and were very helpful.  They are fantastic with kids!

There were five of us on the charter.  My son and I as well as three others.  We were able to see dozens of playful dolphins on our ride out.  Captain Scott put us on a great spot.  All of us caught our limit of Kingfish.  We also caught and released 3 catfish.

I was too busy to take many photos but i have a few.  The crew took pictures and videos and share them with guests via email.


The boat was extremely clean.  Has storage for personal belongings/bags. They used a variety of bait, live bait and lures.  Overall the boat and gear were in excellent condition.

I would recommend Oilfield Outkast and will definitely use them again.

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 27, 2017

Capt Rodney and first mate Aaron were awesome!! They made sure the trip was carried out the way we wanted it, caught what we were wanting and had the experience we were looking for!  Rodney knew the spots where the fish were biting - clearly experienced in these waters. We limited out on Kingfish and Shark and are getting it cooked up tonight!  The 1/2 trip lasted longer than I expected making it an GREAT value for the money!  Definitely would recommend and we will book another trip when we return to Surfside!!

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Went fishing on Sunday, July 23, 2017

Be sure to check weather for more than just rain. We were unable to continue trip because of high winds and waves.

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Went fishing on Saturday, July 22, 2017

Have been deep sea fishing many times and this was by far the most unorganized hap hazard trip I have had.  The captain and mate we’re disorganized, equipment was antique. Did not go after specified species, will never book oil field outcasts again and highly recommend you do not either. Total waste of time and money.

Gary Good does not recommend Oilfield Outkasts - Pesca Mas

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Rodney Harper (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 25, 2017

We can’t begin to express how regretful we are that you felt your experience with us was bad enough to deserve this review.  We had no indication of this during or after your trip or we would have made every effort to make your experience enjoyable.

Although you were dissatisfied, we appreciate your review. We firmly believe that dissatisfaction is formed by unmet expectations, and we’d like to take this opportunity to provide some explanation, so that potential customers will be able to have even more detailed information about us, how we operate, and the services we provide.  We absolutely hate to have unhappy customers!

It’s difficult to address your feeling of disorganization by the crew because you didn’t provide any details.  We never want customers to feel that we aren’t prepared.  We encourage you to send us an email directly and provide some constructive criticism that we may use to improve. 

The boat that you fished from was a 33’ Wellcraft Coastal that we were fortunate enough to use for your trip.  That may not mean much to an angler without a lot of boat knowledge.  For those who don’t, it means that you were aboard a boat with some of the best comforts and equipment that we can offer at the price we charge.  The boat is clean, well kept, and outfitted with everything needed to keep our customers safe and comfortable during their time on the water, including ample seating, plenty of shade, a full head (bathroom) and cold air conditioning in the cuddy.  The tackle provided for your trip was Shimano Tekota and Penn International – all top tackle for the trip you booked.  None of the equipment was old, broken, or malfunctioning. We do our best to provide the best tackle for the job.

We also regret that we weren’t aware that you had a specified species of fish that you wanted to catch.  We hope that all customers are aware that they have the opportunity to provide special requests and/or comments when they book with us through FishingBooker. We also send an email to our customers after they book with FishingBooker; reaching out to them to give another chance to provide any information they feel important.  Unfortunately, you didn’t use either of those avenues to let us know that you had a special request.  We wish you had – we very much enjoy tailoring a private trip to the customer’s request, as it gives us an opportunity to do something different.  We also welcome any requests at the boat before departing from the dock.  Having a conversation before the trip begins gives us the chance to ensure that we have the proper bait and tackle to try to meet your requests.

Safety is our highest priority, above all else!  We will never place our customers or ourselves in an unsafe environment.  Fishing trips will be altered, by location or time, to ensure safety.  Mother Nature was not cooperative the day of your trip, and as much as we monitor the forecast and try to maneuver around her surprises, sometimes it’s impossible to do so.  A storm built that produced high wind, high waves, lightning, and waterspouts.  We will always err on the side of safety!  Because of this, your trip was in fact cut short.  Yes, the Gulf is a big place. Some might wonder if we couldn’t have moved away from the storm. Sometimes that’s possible. The trip that you booked was a state water trip, and considering the lawful area that we can take you to fish on a state water trip and the size of the storm, it just wasn’t possible to remain on the water safely.  Unlike many charter companies, when this happens, we almost always offer a reduced price based on the circumstances.  You were offered a reduced price, asked if you thought it was fair, and expressed appreciation for the discount.  At that point, we gathered that you were appeased satisfactorily, and are very sorry if we misunderstood.

Again, we hope that potential customers read your review, and our reply, and make an informed choice if they want to book with us.  Thanks for letting us take you fishing!


Went fishing on Friday, July 21, 2017

Trip was amazing! The crew was so friendly and it took no time for them to warm up to us and make us feel like family. They knew exactly where to go to get the fish we were looking for. They had such a great attitude and was so encouraging to the the member who are new to the charter experience. I would highly recommend them to all my friend’s and family. Loved them! :D

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Went fishing on Monday, July 17, 2017

We had a great experience. Even though we only caught one shark, the experience was amazing. Both captains were amazing. I plan to return next year

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Went fishing on Sunday, July 2, 2017
Hanh Bui does not recommend Oilfield Outkasts - Revelry

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Rodney Harper (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Hanh, I am sorry that the trip was not up to your expectations. I would like for you to give me a call and let’s discuss and see what we can do to meet them.
Capt Rodney

Went fishing on Monday, July 3, 2017

Great time!!

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Rodney Harper (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Thank you Dana! Hope to see y’all again soon!
Capt Rodney

Went fishing on Monday, June 26, 2017

They stayed in contact with me and the weather and condition of the boat. Captain Mike had to replace a part on the boat and delayed our departure a few hours but he made up for this. Great time!!

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Went fishing on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

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Rodney Harper (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, June 17, 2017

Thanks Sean! It was a good time for such a tough day.

Went fishing on Saturday, June 10, 2017

It was good trip; my father and 13 year old son had a blast.  Great memories

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Went fishing on Saturday, June 10, 2017

Captin Rodney and his group had some boat trouble before we got there. But they made it right and put us on with Live Action with captin Johnny. They worked really hard to get us some action. We ended up catching 8 king fish and it was a blast!

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Went fishing on Sunday, May 28, 2017

We took a family fishing trip, my wife and two daughters, 11 and 9. This was our first time on a fishing trip and were not sure what to expect. Captain Scott and his helper Tristan treated us to a very exciting fishing experience, they were so helpful and very attentative. We didn’t get time to rest once we started fishing and either did they, as soon as catch one or the bait was taken, they would rebait the hook and we were right back to fishing. My family loved it and will go back as soon as we get another chance. We ended up catching 16 fish i believe, watching them Kingfish hit the bait and go in the air was pretty awesome. My experience was very positive and well worth it. Thanks Captain Scott and Tristan

Guillermo
Fort Worth, Tx

Fished May 2017

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Rodney Harper (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Thank you Guillermo! We have forwarded this to Scott and Tristan! I am so glad it worked out for y’all! Thank you for your business and we look forward to seeing y’all soon!!

Went fishing on Sunday, May 28, 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, May 28, 2017

Awesome experience, reasonably priced, great fish, and great people! Captain Rodney and Aaron were the best! I highly highly recommend them! We did a half day in the morning slot and it was great! We caught lots of fish

Fished May 2017

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Rodney Harper (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Thanks Sarah!! Y’all rocked it out! I was really hoping to get dad a bull red. Maybe we can get it done on the next one! Thanks for yall’s business and God Bless!!

Went fishing on Monday, May 22, 2017

Terrible weather on Monday. Called the captain who confirmed they were unable to go out, but was super easy to reschedule for the next day over the phone. Tuesday was perfect: clear sky, cool breeze, calm waters, and good fishing. The captain helped us bait our hooks and gave tips on how to catch what we were trying to get. Sometimes we sat and watched our poles, but mostly we were fighting with the fish trying to reel them in.  Good times.

Fished May 2017

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Rodney Harper (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, May 26, 2017

Thanks Walter. It was indeed a great day out there!

Went fishing on Sunday, May 7, 2017

nice trip, will book again

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Went fishing on Saturday, May 13, 2017

This was the best fishing trip Ihave ever made and I am 78 and have taking fishing trip since I was 16.

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Went fishing on Saturday, May 13, 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, April 22, 2017

Husband and I came down from the Dallas area and had a great time!  Would recommend this fishing trip with Captain Rodney and Captain Johnny and their crew!  Great experience and will do it again!

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Went fishing on Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, April 7, 2017

This was by far the best trip we have been on. These guys were fun to be around and we caught fish! What more could you ask for!

Fished April 2017

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Rodney Harper (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, April 10, 2017

Thanks Brian. I think we had as much fun as y’all did.
Capt. Rodney

Went fishing on Saturday, April 8, 2017

Captain Rodney and Mr. Billy were excellent. It was a beautiful day but the wind was horrible but they put us on fish. My 2 sons, son-n-law and 2 grandsons had a blast. I would definitely recommend these guys.

Fished April 2017

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Rodney Harper (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, April 9, 2017

Tough day but we still got em all caught! Hope to see y’all soon!


Went fishing on Saturday, March 25, 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, March 16, 2017

Great trip, limited out on snapper. Caught a few mackerel. Very nice and helpful crew. Will definitely be going again with Oilfield Outkasts.

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Rodney Harper (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, March 24, 2017

Awesome thank you so much Alan! We look forward to seeing you soon.

Went fishing on Friday, March 17, 2017

Enjoyable & fun with grandsons for Spring Break.  Although weather & fish did not cooperate was very good trip.

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Went fishing on Tuesday, March 14, 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, March 13, 2017

Went out with Capt Rodney Chapman.  Party of four.  Seas fairly rough, windy, and cool, but managed to get 11 keeper snapper, two sandtrout, and a large Jack Cravelle.  We could have stayed and caught more, but a couple of people in our party were seasick.  Good trip.  Will do again.

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Went fishing on Friday, March 10, 2017

Caught our limit of Red Snapper and a few catfish. The crew was very attentive and kept our hooks baited as well as tips on fishing technique for the area. Highly recommended.

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Went fishing on Tuesday, February 21, 2017

My wife and I were impressed with the professionalism and cleanliness of the ship and crew. We caught the targeted fish and had a fun and safe time on the water. I highly recommend this adventure.

Fished February 2017

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Rodney Harper (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Thank you Alan!! It was rough out there but we still caught em up! Thanks so much for the great review.

Went fishing on Saturday, February 18, 2017

They put us on fish. We caught some big ones.
They were very attentive to us customers.
Great trip.

Fished February 2017

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Rodney Harper (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Thanks Kevin!! I appreciate it so much. Hope to see y’all again soon.

Went fishing on Saturday, February 18, 2017

Had a great time, they were able to get me in the trip last second, before we left the captain said “Were going to go fish for snapper.” And that’s exactly what we did. He knew exactly where to go and right away we started getting bites and catching fish!

Fished February 2017

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Rodney Harper (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Thanks Jordan! Happy 21st too! Hope to see you and mom again soon!!

Went fishing on Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Captain Mike is friendly and highly professional. He knows how to catch fish. I enjoyed the day fishing with him. I will return

Fished January 2017

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Rodney Harper (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, February 3, 2017

Thank you so much Bob. See you again soon I hope!!
Capt. Rodney


Went fishing on Monday, January 30, 2017

My girlfriend and I had blast to say the least! Capt. Rodney goes that extra mile and enjoys what he does and it shows. Aaron, his First Mate was first class also!...put us on the fish and flat wore us out reeling them in. You can’t go wrong on this boat and we can’t wait to go again. Thanks so much Capt. Rodney for a great time!

Fished January 2017

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Rodney Harper (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, February 3, 2017

Thank you so much!! We had a blast! Hope to see you guys again soon.
Capt. Rodney

Went fishing on Friday, January 13, 2017

The Crew was excellent.  Both Rodney and Scott were fun and knowledgeable in there trade.  We did not catch some of the fish we had hoped for, but this is the way it is.  Most likely a seasonal thing.  The price of the private charter was reasonable compared to some of the outlandish prices others are asking.

I think the only aspect was the boat itself.  It’s functional, but a few additional amenities would be great.  If the boat were car it would be a pickup truck.  Like I said functional, but if you are looking for a few creature comforts then this Pickup truck may not be for you.  With that said I would charter them again just based on the the crew.

Upgraded boat and they will have a charter second to none.

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Rodney Harper (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, January 16, 2017

Thanks Warren for the great review. It was a pleasure to have y’all on the boat! We do offer Pesca Mas which is a 30’ Sportfisher and it has three bunks, restroom and shower and fresh water systems. She is a little more expensive (130pp).
Hope to see y’all again soon!!

Went fishing on Monday, January 9, 2017

We had an amazing time fishing with Captain Rodney! Very knowledgeable and personable fellow. It was a “Red-fest!”, we kept pulling in Bull Red Drums (hit our limit quick and released the rest), and a couple of Red Snappers. We will definitely book with Oilfield Outkasts again!
~Betsy & Norman Kaminsky

Fished January 2017

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Rodney Harper (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Thank you so much! I really look forward to having y’all on the boat again. I had a great time out on the water with you guys. See ya soon!!

Went fishing on Thursday, January 5, 2017

Thought somthin was going to be off due to how cheap the trip was, turns out everything went even better than expected! The trip went great caught lots of red snapper and even a shark. The captain is very friendly and nice and strived to make sure we had the best fishing possible. Would highly recommend, 10/10

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Rodney Harper (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, January 12, 2017

Thanks Cory! The fishing is really always pretty good down here and I am really happy that you all had a great trip. We got really lucky with the weather too. Thanks so much and I hope we see y’all again soon!

Went fishing on Friday, November 11, 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, October 29, 2016

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Rodney Harper (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, October 30, 2016

Thanks Federico! It was a really good day considering the sea forecast yesterday!

Went fishing on Sunday, October 23, 2016

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Rodney Harper (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, October 30, 2016

Thanks Matt! Hope you had a safe trip home and we will see you all soon!!

Went fishing on Sunday, September 18, 2016

Captain Harper and Scott were so cool , they both worked so hard to find fish for us to catch , that was a very joyful trip .
We were totally satisfied with the service .

Fished September 2016

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Rodney Harper (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, September 26, 2016

Thanks so much Vincemt. We really got into em pretty good. I am happy that you guys enjoyed it! Until next time, tight lines!!


Went fishing on Sunday, September 4, 2016

Great guys, had a blast. Will definitely be going again.

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Went fishing on Friday, August 12, 2016

Rough water today but Rodney and Billy were awesome—easy going, attentive, helpful. Great experience!!!

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Rodney Harper (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, August 13, 2016

Thank you so much Lisa. We can’t wait to see y’all again on the boat soon. It was very fun having y’all aboard.

Went fishing on Sunday, August 7, 2016

I originally signed up for both the 125 and the Tuna special. I tried for two days to cancel one of the trips both by internet and by phone but the internet would not cancel the afternoon trip and no one would return the phone calls that I made repeatedly over a two day period. Ron and captain Steve were great guys who tried to put us on fish.Unfortunately my wife got sick and we had to return to the dock early. They were good enough to actually take a cut on the trip because we could not fish the whole time. Had the seas not been rough I am sure we would have done just fine. So to rate is trip does not reflect on the boat owner or the captain they are 1st class. I am unhappy with Fishing Booker for there poor service for me.
Bill Miller

Fished August 2016

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Rodney Harper (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, August 16, 2016

William, I am so sorry that FishingBooker has not handled your situation on a refund in a professional manner. Please accept my apology on their behalf. I have had the same situation with them since this occurred and they have not answered or returned my phone calls. Please note that if you would like to book directly with us you now have my card and number. In case you have lost it please feel free to keep it. Rodney Harper-817.891.8835. Once again, apologies and i hope for a better experience with you both next time. See you soon!
Rodney

Went fishing on Sunday, July 31, 2016

We had a great trip and ended up catching snapper, shark, kingfish, and cobia. The value and experience was great and we’ll definitely be booking with these guys again.

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Rodney Harper (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Thanks so much Jared! It was a great trip for us too. We had a great time!!

Went fishing on Thursday, July 21, 2016

Fishing was slow. Scott moved around looking for fish but with the full moon and clear skies the night before made it difficult. Scott, Billy, and Frankie did a great job with what we did catch. Most importantly they took the time and wasted a lot of bait to let my 6yr old see a few sharks and porpoises. Overall it was a great time on the water.

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Rodney Harper (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, August 16, 2016

We are so glad that you enjoyed the trip! Hope to see you soon!

Went fishing on Friday, July 22, 2016

Helpful crew! We caught many fish, but the first couple of hours we had to take turns as we trolled. Then when we got to the area where we all got to fish, we drifted instead of anchoring so we had to keep resetting. It was a good trip overall. PS They do not have a real toilet as advertised.

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Rodney Harper (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Hi Gearge. I have fixed the actual type of toilet that we have on board as it is a portable camp toilet that is seated in the privacy of the cuddy. I apologize for any confusion that there was as for me, I consider it a toilet due to the fact that i was raised a “redneck”. I see your point and have further explained it on our description. I am glad that you guys had a good trip and hope to see you again.
Rodney

Went fishing on Monday, July 18, 2016

Ok everyone I posted a review a phew days ago when I first went out with these guys and hade a great full day on my own and said I was going out again on the 18th with family.
Well I really appreciate how they handled my family especially my 10 year old granddaughter she had never been fishing in salt water before and they gave us and her a fishing trip none of us will ever forget.
Not only did we get our limit on Red Snapper and King Fish but at the end of the day at the dock they helped my granddaughter hook Into a 40+ pound Black Drum that she needed help to hold the pole.
She is already asking when we can do it again…

THANKS AGAIN GUYS….  (( PRICELESS ))
We will see you again real soon….
      Mark from California

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Rodney Harper (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, August 16, 2016

What a blast! Look forward to seeing you all again soon Mark!! The fishing is still just as hot too! What a black drum huh?


Went fishing on Thursday, July 14, 2016

I had a morning trip with these guys the wind and waves were really bad so we decided to fish close to the jetty and caught a bunch of catfish and I decided to go with them on the afternoon run because the wind and waves had calmed down.
We went out about 10 miles or so and hooked into a large number of red fish and had a blast.
I had such a good time and feel so comfortable and have so much confidence in these guys I’m going out again in three days…
              Mark Sandoval
              From California

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