Captain
Rodney Chapman

Member since July 2016

Freeport, United States

Background
Capt. Rod has been a Coast Guard licensed captain since he was 18 years old, and holds a 50 ton masters license. He started working on a charter boat at the age of 10 in the state of Maine, where he grew up living on a small island.
Techniques
We fish many different ways and styles depending on what we feel will give us the best chance of landing the targeted species. We do prefer to fish whenever possible so that every angler has a rod in their hand.

Hey, I'm Captain Rodney Chapman

Freeport, United States
Background
Capt. Rod has been a Coast Guard licensed captain since he was 18 years old, and holds a 50 ton masters license. He started working on a charter boat at the age of 10 in the state of Maine, where he grew up living on a small island.
Techniques
We fish many different ways and styles depending on what we feel will give us the best chance of landing the targeted species. We do prefer to fish whenever possible so that every angler has a rod in their hand.
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Fishing Reports

Bull Reds and snapper

November 21, 2017

It's been a good week with many Bull Redfish caught. The state water snapper continue to improve with more keepers being caught. We even boated a new boat record state water snapper of 30". With the Bull Red fish… Read Full Report →


Change is in the Air

October 18, 2017

It seems we have transitioned to a fall weather pattern where the wind blows more often then not. When we have been able to get out the fishing has been good with more keeper state water snapper showing up.… Read Full Report →


Fishing after the Storm

September 02, 2017

We got out on a all day trip this week. The water as very cloudy and dirty. With the extra time we were able to find some decent water about 30 miles offshore. We ended up with 2 monster… Read Full Report →


Dolphin,Cobia and More

August 04, 2017

This report is for the last week of fishing. The fishing has been fairly steady. The bottom fishing has been fast with a few keeper state water Red Snapper, and a number of other species being caught. The bigger… Read Full Report →


Kings, Ling/Cobia and More

July 15, 2017

This report is for that last week. We have had a great week of fishing with 4 of the 7 days being all-day Charters. The kingfish have been on fire. We have also caught a number of Cobia with… Read Full Report →


Things picking up.

July 05, 2017

This report is for the last week or so. Things are staring to pick back up as the water clears up from the rough seas and high winds we have been experiencing. The bottom fishing has been steady but… Read Full Report →


Kings and More kings.

June 19, 2017

The King fish are here and the bite has been fast, with many limits being caught. We are still catching a few keeper state water snapper as well. We have also caught a number of other species including sharks,… Read Full Report →


Steady Fishing

June 04, 2017

We had a great Sunday with good steady fishing. The King Mackerel were steady with at least a hit or hookup every 5-10 minutes. We also caught a couple Cobia/Ling one was 45 inches and the other was 40… Read Full Report →


Kings and State water snapper

June 02, 2017

We had a great morning with plenty of action on the bottom as well topwater. Many very good size red snapper were landed as well as a number of King Mackerel the largest being 50 inches in length. We… Read Full Report →


King and Cobia

May 06, 2017

Full day private charter today with a great group. We had a successful trip catching a number of red snapper, king mackerel and Ling/Cobia. Could not ask for better weather and seas less then a foot. Read Full Report →


Steady fishing when the weather allows.

April 06, 2017

The fishing has been very good when we can get off the Dock. It's been a week or rough seas. Red snapper have been good with some Spanish macks showing up as well. It looks like we are going… Read Full Report →


Big Kings

April 01, 2017

Great morning and afternoon with some big Kingfish, Jacks and some snapper as well. In the morning we Randy and his group boated a new Boat record 49" king. On the afternoon trip we had a couple big jacks… Read Full Report →


The kingfish have arived!!

March 31, 2017

The King Mackerel have showed up and they are hungry. We were also able to pick up a couple keeper red snapper. Read Full Report →


State water snapper limits

March 19, 2017

The weather was almost as good as the fishing. With quick limits Of Red Snapper. We have openings trough out the week for our shared Per person trips. Read Full Report →


Great Saturday plenty of action

March 18, 2017

We had a great saturday with many good size state water snapper landed. As well as some Mangrove snapper. The action in the afternoon was fast with atleast a hit in just about every drop. We also caught our… Read Full Report →


More Bull Reds

March 09, 2017

It was a beautiful afternoon to be on the water. We had to fight the current but we managed to boat a number Bull Reds. We also go a visit from our Coast Guard Friends. They wanted to check… Read Full Report →


Bull Reds and Snapper.

February 18, 2017

Had great am trip today. The water was super clean and clear. We picked Red snapper from the bottom and had some big Redfish mixed in. The fog lifted in the am but shut in on us as we… Read Full Report →


Steady Fishing Big Bull Reds and Snapper

February 05, 2017

This am the fishing was good. We were able to catch one limit of state water snapper in between the Bull Reds. We use light tackle so the fight can last for quite some time and makes for a… Read Full Report →


Big Bull Reds and more

January 21, 2017

We were able to get off the dock in between fronts. It was a great day with many snapper coming over the rail and some very big Bull Reds as well. The biggest was over 50 lbs. All of… Read Full Report →


Sea trial and snapper

January 01, 2017

New engines are on and running great. We needed to break them in so we took a trip today to put them through the paces. We made a few stops in state water that yielded a number of keeper… Read Full Report →


New Motors

December 01, 2016

We are in the process of installing 2 new 2017 Suzuki four stroke outboard motors. This will make for much more quitet ride and extend our range greatly. We will be back up and running very soon. Read Full Report →


Good am trip, keeper state water snapper

November 05, 2016

Had a good am trip today. With a great group. With the action slow to start we made a move and found some fish that wanted to bite. We caught many snapper, sharks and bull reds. Clients kept what… Read Full Report →


Family fun

October 02, 2016

Had a great family of five on the boat including three nine year olds. They did very good given the rough sea conditions. They caught many red snapper and even got some time behind the wheel of the boat.… Read Full Report →


Plenty of action

September 18, 2016

Had a very good am trip with lots of action. The bottom fishing was fast and furious with many state water snapper caught and many other species caught as well including a couple Black Tip sharks, King and Spanish… Read Full Report →


More Half day fun.

September 17, 2016

The fishing was great with very little down time between fish. It was one of those days you just never knew what you were going to come up. The Lady fish were a blast on light tackle going air… Read Full Report →


Half-day kings and more

September 11, 2016

It was a beautiful day on the water with light winds and calm seas. We started off fishing a couple rigs with some success. We had most of our success on a small hump where we caught consitant kings… Read Full Report →


Half day state water trip.

August 07, 2016

Started the day with some trolling with out much success. We changed up tactics and anchored on some structure. We bottom fished and caught too many snapper to count. It didnt take long for our flat lines on the… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.87 out of 5 stars from 56 reviews

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Went fishing on Monday, December 11, 2017

We had an awesome trip!! Capt’n Rodney put us on fish as soon as we dropped anchor. No down time, got to bring home some nice bull reds, trout and snapper. We took my 3 year old boy, and he wore himself out. Even got to reel a couple in himself. Very accommodating, the 5 hrs flew by.

Fished December 2017

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, December 14, 2017

Thank you Tad for fishing with us. I had a great time with you all on the boat.  Your son will be one heck of a fisherman in a few years. He did a great job at only 3 years old.


Went fishing on Sunday, December 10, 2017

Fished December 2017

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, December 14, 2017

Hiroshi. Thank for fishing with us again.  It seeing the repeat customers like you self that lets us know we are doing something right.  Ben and I look forward seeing you guys again in the future

Went fishing on Saturday, December 2, 2017

We really appreciate the crew aboard the Olivia J for insuring that we had a productive fishing trip. Caught plenty fish including the largest Red Drum I’ve ever caught! Book with these guys, they’re awesome!

Fished December 2017

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, December 3, 2017

Dennis thank you for fishing with Ethan and I we had a blast with you and your group. I hope to see you guys again!


Went fishing on Saturday, November 25, 2017

I had a wonderful experience that I will remember for the rest of my life.  I highly recommend this charter for anyone.  The equipment was perfect and the crew was super.  Thanks so much!

Fished November 2017

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Kathy thanks for fishing with Ethan and I. We hope to see you again sometime


Went fishing on Saturday, November 25, 2017

Good

Fished November 2017

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, November 26, 2017

Jose thank you for fishing with us. It was a pleasure having you all fish with us and we hope to see you again.


Went fishing on Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Amazing day, non-stop action, thanks to Captain Rodney for working hard to make it the best. We’ll be back

Fished November 2017

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Thanks Earl.  It was a pleasure having you all out with me.  I look forward to see you guys again.

Went fishing on Thursday, November 16, 2017

We went out Nov. 16,2017 with Captain Rodney. He really knows his stuff
and gave us a very fun trip. We caught 1/2 our limit of Red Snapper ,some sharks,
a variety of other fish and boated at least 10 Bull Reds the largest weighing
at least 40 lbs. For a great fishing trip we recommend Olivia J Charters. Thanks for
a great time! We’ll be back again for some more fun!

Fished November 2017

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Thanks for fishing with me,  I’m glad you guys enjoyed your trip.  I hope to see you again next year!


Went fishing on Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Great trip. The captain kept us catching fish nearly the entire trip. Had a variety of catches. We would take this trip again, and highly recommend it. Ate the black tip shark for dinner last night. Was delicious!
Thanks Captain!

Fished October 2017

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, October 26, 2017

Anita thanks for fishing with us.  I’m glad you both enjoyed your trip and hope to see you again sometime.


Went fishing on Saturday, October 14, 2017

Captain Rodney and Crew are very kindly and we enjoy Fishing Trip on 14-Oct.‘17 AM. Our Target Red Snapper is still small and all released. So that, we would like to try again in November. After Fishing point changed, many of Cat Fish and 2 Red Fish are catched. Many thanks to Captain Rodney and Crew, we had great experience at this day.

Fished October 2017

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Replied to this review on Monday, October 16, 2017

Hiroyuki thanks for fishing with us again, look forward to having you all out again in the future


Went fishing on Saturday, October 7, 2017

Despite a slow start due to conditions ths tril ended up great due to Capt. Rodney’s persistence.

Fished October 2017

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, October 9, 2017

Phil thanks for fishing with us.  I look forward to seeing you again.


Went fishing on Saturday, September 23, 2017

Rodney and his sun was very kindly to go fishing trip. We were enjoy very much and fully satisfied this trip. However, our target Snapper is still small and allmost are released.

Fished September 2017

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, September 25, 2017

Hiroyuki thank you for fishing with Ethan and I. We are glad you enjoyed your trip.


Went fishing on Saturday, September 23, 2017

Captain Rodney and Ethan were a pleasure to fish with. The boat was comfortable and the fishing spot active. My husband was so excited to catch a shark. Lots were small but right at the end we caught a huge king fish. Thanks for a great experience. We highly recommend!

Fished September 2017

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, September 25, 2017

Thank you Jessica. It was a pleasure having you and your husband out with us and hope to see you again in the future.

Went fishing on Saturday, August 19, 2017

Awesome Crew

Fished August 2017

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Thanks for fishing with us and hope to see you all again.

Went fishing on Tuesday, August 22, 2017

There is s question above, that I answered “Yes” to,  I believe answering “No” would have indicated something negative…Was the experience what you expected when you booked?... Not really…...IT WAS WAY MORE THAN I EXPECTED!!!!  Caught fish all day.  Shark, Kings, Spanish Mackerel, Snapper (different kinds) and Lady Fish.  My arms are tired!  Rodney is not only a great Skipper, but a good man.  An absolute pleasure to be around and talk with.  Looking forward to my next trip with him!!  Thanks Rodney, I appreciated everything!!

Fished August 2017

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Thanks Mark. It was a pleasure fishing with you this morning. It’s getting to meet folks like your self that make what it do great. I look forward to having you out again!!


Went fishing on Saturday, August 12, 2017

Fished August 2017

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 14, 2017

Thanks for fishing with us. We are glad you enjoyed your trip!

Went fishing on Friday, August 4, 2017

The trip was awesome! First time for my wife and 9 year old daughter being offshore and they loved it! We had a great time and can’t wait to book our next trip! Thanks so much for an amazing time creating memories with the family!

Fished August 2017

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, August 10, 2017

Pete thanks for picking us to take you and your family fishing. Ethan and I enjoyed having you guys out with us and look forward to getting you all out fishing again.

Went fishing on Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Was a great time, Rod was great! We didn’t catch to many keepers, most of our catch was red snapper with a couple other species mixed in. Awesome to catch a couple sharks but really wanted to hook a larger fish. But that’s the way it goes sometimes.would definitely recommend captain Rod and we will use him again the next time we are in the area.

Fished August 2017

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, August 4, 2017

Thanks James for fishing with us. I’m glad you guys had a good time.  I hope to see you guys again.

Went fishing on Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Fished August 2017

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, August 3, 2017

Thanks Dale for fishing with us. It was a pleasure having you and your daughter out fishing with us.

Went fishing on Monday, July 31, 2017

It was a great day out on the ocean! Capt. Rod was a great host, 1st mate, Captain, and overall great guy to my 7yr old son and I. I was a bit nervous how my son would take the whole experience in. No worries Capt. Rod kept him busy. We caught plenty of Red Snapper, and even a few Trigger fish, Catfish, a Ladyfish, and a nice size Kingfish. My son and I had a great time. Definitely would look into booking another charter with Captain Rod again!! Many Thanks for the memories ~ Chuck & Cole

Fished July 2017

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, August 3, 2017

Thanks Chuck and Cole.  It was great having you out with me.  Hope to see you guys again!

Went fishing on Sunday, July 30, 2017

I booked a half-day charter with Olivia Charters.
What a great morning. Captain Rodney had us on the fish from start to finish.
We were catching snapper so fast that my wrist were tired from pulling them in! I will be using Olivia Charters again very soon. The ease of booking and the quality of service exceeded my expectations.

Fished July 2017

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Aly thanks for fishing with us. It was a great trip. Hope have you out with us again.


Went fishing on Sunday, July 30, 2017

They were amazing! Caught fish as soon as we stopped and it didn’t stop until I had to rest. We both had a blast and will definitely be back. You can not get a better experience at twice the price.Thank you Capitan Rodney!

Fished July 2017

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Thanks Galen. I was a pleasure having you and Hunter in the boat with us.  We hope to see you both again soon

Went fishing on Sunday, July 30, 2017

Fished July 2017

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Thanks for sending your Boys out fishing with us. We all had a great time and hope to see them again


Went fishing on Sunday, July 16, 2017

Fished July 2017

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, July 29, 2017

Thanks for fishing with us. We hope to see you all again.


Went fishing on Thursday, July 27, 2017

This was my first experience fishing off shore, been fishing fresh water my entire life. Capt. Was very respectful, he educated, allowed my company and I to participate in every aspect of the fishing. He worked very hard to put us on fish answered any and all questions that we had! Would highly recommend this trip to ppl of all ages, had a great first experience!

Fished July 2017

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, July 28, 2017

Thank you Kolby for fishing with us. We hope to see you all again.

Went fishing on Saturday, July 22, 2017

Fished July 2017

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, July 23, 2017

Thanks Brandon for fishing with us.  It was a pleasure having you and your Daughter out with us.

Went fishing on Wednesday, July 19, 2017

It was worth the trip from Desoto, TX to Freeport.  The fish were active, and the fight was a great
experience, even when the Red Snapper were under-sized.  I will book my trip earlier next year so that I can take a couple of outings.

Fished July 2017

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, July 20, 2017

Thanks William for fishing with us.  We are happy you enjoyed your trip and look forward to having you out with us again.


Went fishing on Sunday, July 16, 2017

We had a fantastic time out on the water!  Captain Rodney was great to fish with.  We were catching fish all morning long and he took care of everything.  We will definitely go with him again in the future.

Fished July 2017

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Thanks for fishing with us Doug. It was a pleasure having you and your son out with us.  It was a great trip.  We hope to see you again sometime.


Went fishing on Monday, July 10, 2017

Captain Rodney and his first mate, Ethan, were a pleasure to be around and were kept quite busy with our group as we caught so many fish that we lost count! They knew what they were doing and we highly recommend them to anyone else wishing to have an enjoyable experience on the water!

Fished July 2017

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Thanks for fishing with us.  Ethan and I enjoyed your company any hope the the rain stays away for your bike ride home.


Went fishing on Saturday, July 8, 2017

We had a full day with 4 adults. It was perfect. Smooth waters and sunny day. Tried several spots, got 5 out of 5. Caught king at every spot and caught our limit for the day. Full Day fee is definitely worth it. You can go further out and get to the big fighter fish and beautiful clear water. Boat has toilet, so for all you girls, no hanging off boat. Rodney and his son were very helpful and professional and will definitely do this again. What a great day with my Husband, Dad and Uncle.

Fished July 2017

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, July 9, 2017

Thanks Jaime for Booking and fishing with us.  We look forward to see you all again.


Went fishing on Friday, July 7, 2017

Fished July 2017

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, July 16, 2017

Martin. Thanks for fishing with us.

Went fishing on Thursday, July 6, 2017

It was a great half-day trip. Plenty of fishing and fish. The crew was great and very helpful. Catching a five foot spinner shark was a real trip.

Fished July 2017

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, July 8, 2017

Thanks for fishing with us Larry.  We hope to see you again sometime!

Went fishing on Thursday, July 6, 2017

We caught a few Snappers that were keepers.  We landed plenty of fish (black fin sharks and a lot of red snappers).  We had a few that got away.  It was a great day!  Captain was helpful - we had a first time fisherman.  If I am back this way, I would use Olivia J Charter’s.  The reason for indicating it was inappropriate for children, is I am thinking under 12 (it is the Gulf).

Fished July 2017

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, July 7, 2017

Charles thanks for fishing with us it was a pleasure having you guys out with us.

Went fishing on Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Jianwei Li does not recommend Olivia J Charters

Fished July 2017

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, July 6, 2017

Thank you for fishing with us.  I’m a little disappointed with the 3 stars over all.  We had a very young girl that got very sick and had to return early for safety reasons.  In the hour or so of fishing we had we caught a nice kingfish 3 sharks and a number of small snapper.  I only collected enough money to cover my cost and offered to take you out in the afternoon at no additional cost to you because of the shortened trip.  We strive to please everyone.  But safety will always trump fishing.

Went fishing on Monday, July 3, 2017

The captain and his son could not have been any more helpful and enjoyable to be around.  We were on a trip with another man and his son and totally enjoyed their company also.  It was like a family fishing trip.

Fished July 2017

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Kim we thank you and your husband for fishing with us and happy you enjoyed your trip. Thanks again!

Went fishing on Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Fished July 2017

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Jing thanks for fishing with us. We are happy you all enjoyed your trip.  We hope to see you again.

Went fishing on Sunday, July 2, 2017

Then fishing was very slow, Caught a bunch of undersized snapper and a spinner shark.  Captain and mate worked hard.  Fish just were not biting.  Other boats around were not catching much either.

Fished July 2017

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

Thank you Michael for fishing with us.  It was a pleasure having you guys on the boat with us and hope to see you again.

Went fishing on Saturday, July 1, 2017

Fished July 2017

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

Thanks Walt for fishing with us. Hope to see you again.

Went fishing on Sunday, June 25, 2017

Left the marina on time and everyone was excited to have a great day on the water. Everything was ready to go when we were there so really not much for us to do. Once we got to the first spot we were dropping down for snapper and hooked up right away. It pretty much stayed that way all morning. The staff worked hard to make sure we had plenty of bait, as well as putting it on our hooks for us. In the last hour we hooked up to what turned out to be a monster cobia and the fight was on!!  I would recommend Rodney and his boat anytime!  Great job guys!

Fished June 2017

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

Thanks Greg. It was a blast having you guys out on the boat with Ben and I.  We hope to see you again in the future.

Went fishing on Sunday, June 25, 2017

Fished June 2017

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, June 30, 2017

Thanks for fishing with us. We hope to see you guys again.

Went fishing on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Fished June 2017

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Stephen thanks for fishing with us. We hope to see you all again!

Went fishing on Monday, June 19, 2017

Fished June 2017

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Thank you Buddy for fishing with us. It was a pleasure having you out and we look forward to see you again!


Went fishing on Sunday, June 11, 2017

Captain Rodney called the night before the trip to inform us of the weather conditions for the next day. The winds were supposed to very high and he was concerned about the comfort level for us. We talked for a while and he agreed to take us out and just see how rough it was. The seas were rough but we continued on. He asked several times if we were doing ok, which we replied we were doing ok. We got to the fishing spot and it was with in the first ten minutes we started catching fish. We continued to catch fish until it was time to head back. While heading back we were trolling and sure enough we caught the biggest fish of the day. It was a great experience and I would go out with Captain Rodney again. I highly recommend Olivia J Charters.. Thank you Captain Rodney for a great fishing trip and a lot of great memories.

Fished June 2017

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Thank you Jeff. It was a pleasure having you and your son out fishing with us. The conditions were not perfect but we definitely made the best of it and had a fun trip. I hope to see you guys again!

Went fishing on Friday, June 2, 2017

Awesome trip!! Rodney Chapman & Son was very good & experienced! Most defiantly, I will return and bring more people to fish with Captain Rodney & Son. I would highly recommend Olivea J Charters.

Fished June 2017

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, June 10, 2017

Thanks Bob is was a pleasure having you out fishing with Ethan and I.  We look forward to seeing you again

Went fishing on Sunday, May 21, 2017

Went out with Capt. Rodney for some morning fishing. We got out to the spot we were going to fish and both the Capt and first mate were quick in getting us set up to start fishing. In no time we were bringing in red snapper and the crew was fast to keep bait on the hook and lines in the water. after about an hr or two of fishing the weather took a fast change and sent us back to shore quickly. This was a great experience and I will be back to do more fishing with them.

Fished May 2017

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

Thanks Eddie it was a pleasure having you on the boat with us.  We look forward to getting you out again.


Went fishing on Saturday, May 13, 2017

It was a beautiful day, the Captain and crew were very informative and answered any question we had. Great trip the only thing we had to do was catch fish they took care of everything else. I would highly recommend him for anyone going on a fishing trip

Fished May 2017

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Thanks Cody it was a pleasure having you and your Mom out with us.


Went fishing on Saturday, May 13, 2017

Me and my husband chose this charter because it was smaller, we were celebrating our 10 yr anniversary and had never been deep sea fishing. It was more then we expected, the other couple ended up canceling so it was just us, which was awesome! Captain Rodney and Ben were great, very helpful and informative. We caught about 20 fish in all only 3 keepers, but we each got to reel in a shark which was so fun! They also provide everything you need for fishing and they clean and filet your keeper fish, the price was the best we found. We would highly recommend these guys to everyone, in fact we already gave the number to the hotel clerk where we were staying. Thank you so much we had a blast! We are already planning another trip.

Fished May 2017

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, May 15, 2017

Thank you is was a pleasure having you and your husband out fishing with us.  Looking forward to seeing you all again!!!

Went fishing on Saturday, May 13, 2017

Great fishing, great crew, great weather!

Fished May 2017

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, May 15, 2017

James thanks for fishing with us.  It’s getting to meet folks like you and your family that makes our job awesome. Looking forward to next time!

Went fishing on Monday, May 8, 2017

We scheduled Olivia charters with Captain Rodney, but ended up only fishing for about 1-2 hours. Everyone except the Captain got seasick and decided it was time to head in. None of us had ever had issues with seasickness, but we did have quite a bit to drink the night before and were in about 6 foot swells. Regardless, I will be taking Dramamine no matter what from now on.

During those 1-2 hours of fishing, we landed a nice King, Black fin, and lots of snapper. Had we of not gotten sick, we would have had one hell of a haul that day.

Once we returned to the dock, Captain Rodney cleaned the fish and we settled up on price. Even though we had booked a full day and had to return because of our seasickness, he left it up to us on how much the trip was worth. We decided that it was well worth at least a half day booking even though we weren’t fishing for very long.

I will be booking another full day trip again soon (with less drinking the night before).

Fished May 2017

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, May 15, 2017

Thanks Darrell. Hope to see you guys again when sea conditions are a little more favorable.

Went fishing on Sunday, April 23, 2017

Captain Rodney was fantastic.  Great communication beforehand and very flexible and accommodating with our group.  Sea sickness got the best of us due to rough seas that day, but he got us on the fish within minutes of dropping lines in the water.  I would use him again without question.

Fished April 2017

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, April 24, 2017

Rodney thanks for fishing with us.  It was a pleasure having you guys on the boat.

Went fishing on Saturday, April 15, 2017

we had a good day of fishing.  Many of the red snappers we caught were not large enough to keep but they were very active.  We caught enough red snappers, King and jack fish to make it a successful day.  we also caught some other large fish such as shark that we didn’t keep.  Captain Rodney tried his very best to make it an enjoyable day

Fished April 2017

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, April 17, 2017

Thanks for fishing with us. We look forward to seeing u again.


Went fishing on Friday, April 7, 2017

Captain Ron was much more than expected. very professional and friendly,even meet some of his family just a great bunch of people. Highly recommend Olivia J Charters haven’t got all photos yet.sorry

Fished April 2017

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Thanks William. It’s getting to meet folks like yourself that makes my job great.  Hope to see you guys again.


Went fishing on Saturday, April 8, 2017

the weather cooperated for a few hours but got pretty rough towards the end. We caught a couple of snapper which is not the guides fault at all. It’s called fishing. We caught 3 Kings 33”, 36”, and a 49”. We lost several. We had a really good day and would not hesitate to book another trip. Thanks

Fished April 2017

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Thank you Randy.  I’m glad you guys had a good time in spite of the not so favorable sea conditions. Look forward to seeing you again.


Went fishing on Sunday, March 19, 2017

Went out for a half day trip with Capt. Rodney. He was very professional and provided everything we needed. He had us catching Snapper as soon as we dropped our lines in the water. Im looking forward to the next time and can’t wait to see what we catch next. Book a trip today, you won’t regret it!

Fished March 2017

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, March 30, 2017

Glad you guys had a good time.  Looking forward to next time you all are on the boat again.


Went fishing on Sunday, February 5, 2017

We had an amazing time. Captain Rodney and Ben were great. They baited our hook, removed the fish we caught and cleaned the fish. The boat was nice and clean, we didn’t need anything everything was provided for us. Captain Rod and Ben were very interactive with us. We not only enjoyed the fishing, but the conversation as well. We definitely recommend Olivia J Charters.

Fished February 2017

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, February 5, 2017

Thank you for fishing with us.  We are happy you enjoyed your time and hope to see you again.

Went fishing on Sunday, October 2, 2016

Had a load of fun out with Captain Rodney this past weekend!  Three of my nine-year olds and grandpa had a blast with pulling up lots of snapper with the first drop of the lines.  Captain Rodney was great about baiting and dealing with the numerous reel backlashes all the while.  Will definitely head out with Captain Rodney again on our next fishing adventure!

Paul T.

Fished October 2016

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Thanks Paul. It was a pleasure having your family out with us.  Looking forward to seeing you all again.

Went fishing on Saturday, September 17, 2016

Captain was knowledgeable and very friendly.  He wasn’t the kind that does what he wants.  He listened to what we were fishing for and put us in a spot that we where catching snappers and shark within 1 minute of having a pole in the water.  Everytime.  He would bait for us , and take and measure the fish that we caught.  Had a great time!

Fished September 2016

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Rodney Chapman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, September 18, 2016

Thanks Charles. It was a pleasure having you guys out with us.  Hope to see you again!!