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Fishing Info


Heavy Tackle, Bottom Fishing, Trolling, Jigging

Water Type

Nearshore, Offshore

Skill Level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


Blackfin Tuna, Blacktip Shark, Bonito, Cobia, King Mackerel / Kingfish, Mahi Mahi / Dorado, Red Snapper, Sailfish, Spanish Mackerel, Wahoo

About Your Trip

Embark on an unforgettable 8-hour adventure with Captain Jay Lancaster and Lancaster Sportfishing!

Captain Jay will use his 45+ years of experience to take you where the fish are biting. Expect to fish within a 45 nautical mile radius of Port Aransas with targeted species being primarily Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, and Cobia.

You will be fishing from Captain Jay’s 42’ Bertram which is powered by twin 450 HP Cummins engines. The boat’s interior is air-conditioned and spacious. It also contains a full-sized bathroom. If you like a view, you’ll enjoy riding in the boat’s spacious flybridge.

Captain Jay will provide the rods and reels. You must bring a valid Texas Fishing License with a saltwater stamp, food and drinks (no glass). These trips can host up to six people, so bring some good company!

Get ready for a monster day on the water with Captain Jay and Lancaster Sport Fishing!

About Your Boat

Boat type: Sportfisher

Boat Manufacturer: Bertram

Boat length: 42ft

Engine Manufacturer: Cummins

Engine HP: 450HP

Number of engines: 2

Extras: Toilet, Air Conditioning, GPS, Fishfinder, Flybridge, Live Bait Well

About Your Guide

Captain Jay Lancaster of Lancaster Sportfishing is a second generation charter boat captain with over 43 years of experience operating out of Port Aransas Texas.

He began his professional fishing career as a deckhand for his dad and became a licensed captain and fishing guide in 1976.

Captain Jay enjoys putting guests on fish and he strives to offer a safe and professional fishing experience for beginner and expert anglers alike!


Barry F.

August 30, 2019

Fishing with Jay. 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 time once we were underway. He took us to catch our limit of kingfish, educated us a little about the large shark we caught and gave us options for what we wanted to target. Fist mate was very attentive to the lines, keeping the action going and helping us get things coordinated once we we back on shore. Comfortable vessel with a friendly and easygoing crew that catches fish! A very good experience for our group of occasional fishermen and I’m sure they’re capable of hosting a hardcore fishing group as well.

James M.

August 7, 2019

Have you ever wanted to go fishing with the Captain that knows the waters better than any other captain in the area and can put you on fish on the first cast? After my trip with Captain Lancaster there was no doubt that he is one of the best off shore anglers we have right here in South Texas. I am a local and I have been off shore fishing numerous times with many captains. Captain Lancasters expert piloting skills most certainly reflect the long life he has lived on the water. (Literally lived…ask him about the time he spent sailing for multiple years with his family) I also must mention that he and his deckhand could not be more polite and nice to everyone. They truly want to ensure that you have the best time possible and catch as much fish possible at the same time. Oh.. I cant forget to mention the roughly 50lbs of shrimp we were able to acquire directly from a commercial shrimp boat in the middle of the gulf and go home with. I’ll let Captain Lancaster show you how that’s done! Looking forward to my next trip on El Cucuy! -James Magill

Adam P.

August 24, 2019

Overall, this was one of the best off shore trips! Captain Jay and his son John are very skilled in their trade. The captain knew exactly where to go and what to do to get us some fish in the boat. I will say he is definitely thinking of the customer and has every intention to get everyone their limit for the day. If we were not catching fishing in a certain spot, he was moving to the next honey hole. Great time and great memories, we will be back next year!



All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for an additional fee.


Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Boat Restroom



You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Live Bait

No live bait provided.


No meal provided.

Gear & Packing



At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

Recommended Packing

Hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses

Required Items

Texas saltwater fishing license

Things to Keep in Mind

Payment & Tipping

After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Yes, cancel for free up to 3 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

Find a license for your state here.


Start Location

900 Tarpon Street, Port Aransas, TX 78373, United States

Start Time(s)

07:00 AM


8 hours,