What kind of gear do you use? Can I bring my own?
We use 6 ft medium-action rods, 4/0 open-faced reels (Penn 113s) with 80-100 lb test, and 10/0 circle hooks. Please note it is federal regulation to use circle hooks while red snapper fishing. This gear is furnished on all of our trips, but the 30 hr tuna trips require the customer to supply his/her own tuna jigs and plugs. We do allow customers to bring their own rod and reel, but ask that they provide their own tackle. A small tackle box is allowed on board for customers choosing to bring their own gear. Due to limited spacing, we only allow fishing with one rod at a time.
What can I bring on the boat?
Customers are allowed to bring small, soft-sided 6-pack sized coolers on board. We do not allow hard coolers, styrofoam coolers, glass, strollers, car seats, buckets, alcohol, or anything with wheels to be brought on board. Customers are also allowed to bring on backpacks or beach bags with personal items, and small tackle boxes if they choose to bring on their own rods.
Do you sell food on the boat?
We have galley grills on our vessels that serve food and drinks at fast food prices. Customers are also allowed to bring on soft-sided coolers (without wheels) with food and drinks.
Are fishing licenses required for your trips?
Technically, salt water fishing licenses are required for both the bay and the deep sea trips. This rule is not strictly enforced by us as a company. The only time we check is if, on a bay trip, a customer catches an over-sized red fish and would like to keep it. There is a red fish tag on a state license for this purpose. Please keep in mind that, although we don’t check for licenses, a Texas Game Warden could be waiting at the dock at anytime to do so.
Are there any guarantees on catching fish?
Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee a catch. That is the nature of fishing.