custom charters described on this page will generally be available from about
June 1st through the end of November. All of the captain's boat rules related
to keeping fish apply on these charters, as do any applicable discounts. Those
with ideas about other types of custom charters should direct inquiries to Captain
Kev through email or by calling (361)-688-3714.
This type of charter is for those who can't
wade or who simply prefer to fish out of the boat. The use of a Power Pole and
trolling motor to control the boat will enhance the potential for catching fish.
The focus of the trip will be more on numbers and variety than on trophy trout
specifically. Perfect for beginners, novices and families, drift fishing charters
can be scheduled as a Summer Sunrise Special, running for approximately five hours
at a reduced base rate of $425 for two or three anglers, or as a full day charter.
Designed for hardcore trophy enthusiasts who
want to beat the summer heat or avoid the crowds that can cover the bays in the
light of day or for those who just want to experience the thrill of hooking and
fighting trout in the dark, night wading trips are available only as full eight
hour trips. Anglers booking such trips will need to have all their own wading
gear, including a small light that can be carried while fishing. The number of
anglers can range from one to three. Availability depends on the captain's schedule.
Basic rates apply.
purpose of this type of charter is to document GPS and other information about
an area. Navigation trips work best when one client hires the captain and the
charter is run in the captain's boat. In such a situation, the client should bring
a handheld GPS on which to record data. The accumulation of data will include
placing track lines to be used as routes, and the marking of obstructions, anchor
sites and fishing spots. Fishing will be part of such an outing, so that the client
can get a feel for some of the sweet spots in the area, but the focus will be
on getting as much surveying done as possible. The captain will talk the client
through many of the basics of accessing and fishing the area. The ability to do
a survey trip in an area can be limited by weather factors. Possible sites for
this type of trip include Baffin Bay, the Upper Laguna Madre, Corpus Christi Bay
and Nueces Bay. It is sometimes possible to run this type of outing from a client's
boat. Inquiries about that are welcome. The charter can be done as a short day
(5 hour) or full day. Basic charter rates apply.
Venturing to the surf in the boat during calm
periods in the summer can be productive and fun. Such an excursion is difficult
to plan in advance, but those booking trips for the summer period can request
such an excursion if conditions permit as the time of their charter approaches.
When scheduling a charter with this in mind, please mention it to the captain
while booking. Basic charter rates apply.
These types of outings are for
those interested in getting out on the water for purposes other than fishing.
Such a charter can be tailored to fit the client's wishes. Ideas for such outings
include tours of the area around the JFK Causeway for potential homebuyers, picnics
at remote locations along Padre Island, bird watching and photography, romantic
sunset casual cruises and much more. Inquire about the captain's ideas or call
with your own! A minimum fee for such charters will be $250. Minimum time frame
is four hours. Rates for specific outings to be determined once they are designed
and agreed upon by the captain and client.