Coastal Rod Bender with Capt. Russ Wheeler At Your Service!

Rockport, Port Aransas, Aransas Pass & Corpus Christi ~ Specializing in Sightcasting, Bay, Flats & Wade Fishing in the Texas Coastal Bend – Nueces & Baffin Bays.

Fishing Trip Rates

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Sightcasting & Bay Fishing Trips for All Ages, All Skill Levels! 

Rockport, Port Aransas, Aransas Pass and Corpus Christi (includes Nueces Bay and Baffin Bay!)

Families with Young Children Always Welcome!  Safety is Always Priority One!!  Only Trust a USCG Licensed Captain!!




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Trip Rates: Maximum Capacity – 5 passengers + the Captain


Special Notes: 

1. For Baffin Bay Trips – Add $100 more.
2. Cedar Bayou Trips Available.
3. Beer is OK onboard BUT cans only please…. Drink Responsibly.

1 to 2 People – $450 (additional passengers – $75 each)

1 to 2 People – $500 (additional passengers – $75 each)

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About The Boat:

23′ 2012 Haynie Cat w/Mercury 250hp Pro XS – 23′; Minn Kota Trolling Motor. Expect a smooth, dry and comfortable ride! Every precaution has been taken to insure your safety: fully-charged cell phone always on board, GPS navigation and Capt. Russ is First-Aid Certified/First-Aid Kit always on board too! Capt. Russ is a seasoned captain, so you’ll be in excellent hands!!!




About Yout Trip:

We’ll use both live and/or dead bait (seasonal) as well as artificials/lures. Depending on the tides and currents, we may do a little drift fishing as it is successful way to catch fish. It allows the bait to flow naturally in the water… and all fish are more prone to bite when you set-up the scene for it. Sightcasting is the most challenges and most rewarding way to catch fish.  The super-quiet trolling motor will get you up-close without spooking the fish. If you’ve never fished before or are an experienced angler, Capt. Russ will show you his techniques to make your day on the water everything you imaged!! At the end of the trip, he will clean and bag your fresh catch for the trip home.  Bring an empty ice chest (leave it in the car) so you can ice-down our fish!






Need an Experienced Tournament Captain? Choose a captain with proven experience!




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What The Captain Offers:

Capt. Russ furnishes all rods, reels and bait.  There is an ice chest onboard to hold your favorite drinks and snack. (No Styrofoam ice chests onboard.) When you call to reserve your trip date(s), the captain will inform you of where and what time to meet (at a local boat dock near you.)

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What You Need To Bring:

Bring your favorite snacks and drinks, a cap or wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen, camera to catch the memories, wading equipment if applicable and…leave an empty ice chest in the car so you can carry your fresh catch back home! Bring your cell phone but for important or electronic devices, please put them in a baggie so they don’t get wet. If your bringing younger children, they are much more happy and comfortable in a USCG life vest that is fitted to their weight and size requirements.

STATE LAW REQUIRES… that you have a valid Texas Fishing License with a “Saltwater Stamp”. These are available at Walmart, HEB and local tackle shops.

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How To Reserve:


Reservations by Phone Call ONLY Please! Call Capt. Russ: (361)633-1288.

A DEPOSIT OF $150 IS REQUIRED TO RESERVE YOUR TRIP DATE. When you call, the captain may be on the water, so please let him know that you have made the deposit and he will return your call to confirm the trip date just as soon as he gets off the water – usually in the early evening. At that time he will review the trip details with you (like where to meet and what time) and you will have the opportunity to ask questions or inform the captain of any special requests of needs.

Please use the convenient PayPal Button below to make your deposit of $150.

You do not have to have a PayPal account in order to make your deposit. When you click the button below, you’ll be taken to PayPal. There you have a choice to process as a member account or to pay as a “guest”. The captain will call you to confirm your trip date as soon as he gets off the water and answer any questions you may have regarding your trip. He will also let you know where to meet.

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Deposit/Cancellation Info: Please Read…

Deposits are refunded if and only if your cancellation is received 14 days prior to your trip date.

CANCELLATION MUST BE GIVEN VERBALLY TO THE CAPTAIN VIA PHONE: (361) 633-1288. Capt. Wheeler reserves the right to cancel a trip due to inclement weather, an unforeseen circumstance, or act of nature. Trips may be rescheduled easily for a future date – one that is convenient for you!

Call Capt. Russ To Reserve: (361) 633-1288

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