Captain
Rodney Harper

Member since May 2016

Freeport, United States

Background
When Capt Scott and I were laid off from the oilfield it left only one "reel" option, offshore chartering! We love fish and it shows on every trip! Capt. Rodney and Capt. Scott are both USCG licensed captains and licensed to charter in Texas state waters. Fishing is a passion for us and watching customers get the fish of a lifetime is our reward. We will do everything we can to make your trip fulfilling, comfortable and rewarding. If you want to get behind the reel then come see us and let's get "hooked up". We have now upgraded to two boats and added "Pesca Mas" to the fleet. If you have fished on our boat Revelry then you will love Pesca Mas.
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
When Capt Scott and I were laid off from the oilfield it left only one "reel" option, offshore chartering! We love fish and it shows on every trip! Capt. Rodney and Capt. Scott are both USCG licensed captains and licensed to charter in Texas state waters. Fishing is a passion for us and watching customers get the fish of a lifetime is our reward. We will do everything we can to make your trip fulfilling, comfortable and rewarding. If you want to get behind the reel then come see us and let's get "hooked up". We have now upgraded to two boats and added "Pesca Mas" to the fleet. If you have fished on our boat Revelry then you will love Pesca Mas.
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.

My Charter Listings

Freeport
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US$ 100
Freeport
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US$ 100
Freeport
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US$ 130

Fishing Reports

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 →


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 →


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 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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 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 →


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 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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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-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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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! 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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →

Customer Reviews

4.76 out of 5 stars from 17 reviews

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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.

Fished January 2017

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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

Fished January 2017

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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

Fished November 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, October 29, 2016

Fished October 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

Fished October 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.

Fished September 2016

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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!!!

Fished August 2016

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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.

Fished July 2016

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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.

Fished July 2016

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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.

Fished July 2016

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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

Fished July 2016

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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

Fished July 2016

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Rodney Harper (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, July 15, 2016

Thanks so much Mark! We will do it again on Monday! Looking forward to it!

Went fishing on Saturday, July 16, 2016

Excellent day with Cap Rodney and Cap Scott.  We caught kings and red snappers and all fishermen filled their quota 100%

Fished July 2016

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Rodney Harper (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, July 17, 2016

Thanks so much! What a treat to have you guys aboard. We really enjoyed it.

Went fishing on Sunday, June 19, 2016

Went out in the afternoon on Father’s day with my boys.  Had an awesome time. Recommend these guys.  They take care of you and everything.

Fished June 2016

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Rodney Harper (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Thank you so much Jeff! It was a pleasure to have you and your boys aboard.