Captain
Jay Lancaster

Member since April 2019 Port Aransas, United States
Background
I started as a deck hand on my dad’s charter boat in the late 60’s and I’ve been a licensed captain and guide for over 43 years. Fishing is my livelihood as well as my hobby so it never gets old. I learned how to fish offshore working from my dad and continued to learn new techniques after I became a fishing guide. Over time I’ve developed fishing techniques that have proven to be consistently successful. All my hobbies have always been water related so as a second generation fishing guide, fishing is instinctive. I've never seriously considered doing anything else.
Techniques
Old school, mostly natural bait. Combination of trolling and drifting. I normally fish a spot for a few minutes and if they aren't biting and I don't see anything promising I'll move on the next spot.

Hey, I'm Captain Jay Lancaster

Port Aransas, United States
Background
I started as a deck hand on my dad’s charter boat in the late 60’s and I’ve been a licensed captain and guide for over 43 years. Fishing is my livelihood as well as my hobby so it never gets old. I learned how to fish offshore working from my dad and continued to learn new techniques after I became a fishing guide. Over time I’ve developed fishing techniques that have proven to be consistently successful. All my hobbies have always been water related so as a second generation fishing guide, fishing is instinctive. I've never seriously considered doing anything else.
Techniques
Old school, mostly natural bait. Combination of trolling and drifting. I normally fish a spot for a few minutes and if they aren't biting and I don't see anything promising I'll move on the next spot.
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Lancaster Sportfishing

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Port Aransas
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Fishing Reports

Catching big King on EL CUCUY

October 28, 2019

Limited out on big king offshore Monday with some over 40 pounds. Released one king that was over 64 inches. Read Full Report →


50 pound Wahoo and limited out on King

October 19, 2019

Slow start to what turned out to be a good day. Picked up a some big king before noon with action really picking up after noon. Ended up with 280 pounds of fish which included a dozen king and… Read Full Report →


Limited on King & 1 Barracuda

October 06, 2019

Perseverance paid off as the morning bite was slow but afternoon was as fast as it gets. Read Full Report →


Great trip on "EL CUCUY"

October 05, 2019

Fast action from the start. Never saw blue water but managed to pick up 6 Mahi Mahi and 1 Wahoo as well as Kingfish limits for everyone. Read Full Report →


King Mackerel & Sandbar Sharks

September 14, 2019

We had pretty steady action on the rocks all day on Saturday. Landed a dozen King Mackerel and had at least 6 eaten by Sandbar Sharks. Finally caught and released one of the culprits. Read Full Report →


Offshore fishing not slowing

September 07, 2019

Finally got back out after weather kept us in for a few days and we couldn't ask for a nicer day. The water was a little dirty inshore but cleared up further out and fishing has not slowed down… Read Full Report →


Good day fishing offshore

September 01, 2019

Good day fishing offshore September 1st. Everyone on the boat limited out on King Mackerel first part of the day. Black fin showed up briefly but weren't cooperative. Read Full Report →


Limited on King and released one Shark

August 30, 2019

August 30th, left the dock a little late and dodged rain Friday morning but fishing was good. Limited out on King Mackerel and spent almost an hour on a San Bar Shark which we released after a couple of… Read Full Report →


Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel & Bonito

August 24, 2019

Saturday was a pleasant overcast day with calm seas. Fishing was off and on but by the end of the day we had a nice catch of Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel and Bonito. Another nice day to be offshore. Read Full Report →


Blackfin Tuna & King Mackerel

August 23, 2019

Beautiful weather and steady action most of the day Friday. Started out by catching 15 King Mackerel then we got into some Bonito and a caught a couple of Blackfin Tuna later in the day. Read Full Report →


A dozen King Mackerel,1 Blackfin Tuna

August 17, 2019

Father and son teamed up to catch a dozen King Mackerel, a bunch of Bonito we released and one Blackfin Tuna. Read Full Report →


Fun day fishing on EL CUCUY

August 11, 2019

After a couple of days sitting at the dock due to rough seas, we finally got out and tried a different fishing spot than on recent trips. Lots of action, lost a lot of fish, probably small King but… Read Full Report →


Great day fishing on EL CUCUY

August 06, 2019

Another choppy day but fishing was great! Everyone got their limit of King Mackerel. Read Full Report →


Offshore fishing on EL CUCUY

August 05, 2019

Choppy seas but fishing was good and we caught all our fish at the first and only stop. Limited out on King and caught one Cobia. Read Full Report →


Offshore fishing on EL CUCUY

August 03, 2019

Little bit of a slow start to the day but steady action for a couple of hours resulted in Kingfish limits for everyone on EL CUCUY. Read Full Report →


KIng Mackerel, Cobia and Barracuda.

August 02, 2019

Good day offshore Saturday August 2nd. We looked around for a little variety and managed to catch 3 Barracuda and ! Cobia. Lot's of nice King Mackerel. Read Full Report →


Fast Action Offshore

July 27, 2019

Satisfied anglers from Dallas caught 380 pounds of Kingfish aboard EL CUCUY after passage of unusual mid summer cool front. Read Full Report →


14 King Mackerel and 1 Blacktip

July 23, 2019

Caught and released a Sailfish first thing 7/23/19. After that fishing was a slow until about 10:30 when we picked up a Blacktip and 14 King Mackerel over a couple of hours. It turned out to be a nice… Read Full Report →


Limited out on King Mackerel

July 20, 2019

This was a good old fashion 8 hr Kingfishing trip that everyone can enjoy, young and old. Often called a Kingfishing trip for obvious reasons but you never know what else you might catch. Read Full Report →


One Cobia and 15 King Mackerel

July 19, 2019

What started out as a 10 hr blue water trip turned into an 8 hr Kingfishing trip due to choppy sea conditions. It turned out to be an easy day at the shrimp boats with steady action all day… Read Full Report →


King Mackerel, Blacktip Shark and Barrac

July 06, 2019

The weather finally improved and fishing was great Saturday. It took a little while but we finally started catching fish around 10:30 AM and ended up limited out King with one nice Blacktip shark and one Barracuda. Read Full Report →


Limited out on King Mackerel on Full day

June 29, 2019

Caught half our limit of King Mackerel and 2 small Spinner Sharks at our first stop. Checked out a couple more fishing spots and found some larger King to finish limiting out. Large Shark ate half one of our… Read Full Report →

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Barry F.
San Marcos, TX
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Fishing with Jay

VERIFIED   August 30, 2019
Captain made a good decision to delay departure a little due to weather in the channel and then made sure that we got the full...
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James M.
Corpus Christi, Texas
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Have you ever wanted to go fishing with the Captain that knows the waters better than any other captain in the area and can...
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Bret H.
Houston, TX
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8hr Trip w/ Captain Jay

VERIFIED   September 14, 2019
Captain Jay and first mate John were great! They took 6 fairly experienced anglers out to catch King Fish for a day and showed...
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Johnny G.
Lewisville, Texas
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Awesome day fishing!

October 5, 2019
An awesome day fishing. We caught Mahi Mahi, Wahoo and a few other types of fish and we limited on Kings. Captain Jay and John...
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Colton M.
Houston, TX
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October fishing trip

VERIFIED   October 18, 2019
What a great time! Great Captian and his son! I will be back next year! If you are looking to catch some good size fish this...
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