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

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


Families with Young Children Welcome! Beginner OR Experienced!!

Captain Russ Furnishes All Rods, Reels and Bait - Then, Cleans your Fresh

Catch for the Trip Home!!! Weekends Fill-Up Fast - Call to Reserve Today!

Meet Capt. Russ Wheeler


He's one of the Texas Coastal Bend's finest fishing guides with over 20 years experience - that's who! He is a family man - so fishing with families with young children is a given - but he also has the knowledge and experience to put seasoned anglers on the fish. His history for successful "Tournament Fishing" is another one of his claims to fame and he is well-respected on the water and within the community in which he lives! Remember, Only hire a USCG Licensed/TPWD Certified Fishing Captain, Safety Comes First!

Young Families Welcome


As a father himself, Capt. Russ knows what it takes to keep the kiddos happy and having great fun fishing. He has a gentle way about him that allows the family to be completely at ease while having the time of their lives on his fishing adventures! Be sure to bring-along your favorite snacks and drinks, sunscreen and caps...then sit-back and let Capt. Russ do the rest! You'll be glad you put your trust in him for your family's safety too! He is First-Aid Certified, has GPS and keeps a Fully-Charged Cell Phone On Board!

Ladies-Day-Out Trips Rock


Fishing isn't just a guy-thing. Capt. Russ caters to everyone: gals, guys, kids and seniors. Grab your sisters, aunts and mom, girlfriends and do something different when you come to the coast! A day on the water is not only a great way to reconnect, it can make an extra special bride-to-be and bridal party get-away! Ladies fishing tournament need a guide in the know - a guide with a past great record in fishing tournament give a call when you are ready and let's make some "REEL-Y" unique memories!

Sight casting & Bay Fishing


Sight casting is one of the most popular and challenging forms of fishing along. You'll see "Tailing Redfish" laying low along a shoreline and when you send your bait just a few feet from the fish (sometimes there are small schools there), at least one of those Reds will take the bait, "hook, line and sinker" (as they used to say)! In the bays - you're likely to find some huge trout up on and nearby the many oyster shell reefs in the bay systems. So get ready to experience the Coastal Bend like you never have before! Call: 361-633-1288

Attn: Bird & Marine Lovers


Photography Safari's, Eco-Tours & Family Trips Offered... Year-Round! Capt. Wheeler is a Certified Bird & Wildlife Guide and provides educational and informative water tours. Get to know many resident birds, watch the dolphins at play while relaxing on the pristine waters of the Texas Coastal Bend - Rockport, Port Aransas and Corpus Christi tours offered! The kiddos love these trips because he makes the learning, fun for all!




Specialty: Redfish & Trout


Rockport, Port Aransas, Aransas Pass and Corpus Christi provide outstanding fishing opportunities for Redfish, Trout, Black Drum and Flounder. These waters are teeming with an abundance of fish, year-round! There's never a dull moment when you hire Capt. Russ Wheeler. He will put you on the fish and help you have a grand day on the water! Make some fantastic fishing memories this year...Call to Reserve and Let's Fish!!




Charitable Contributions


Capt. Russ is an active member of the Coastal Bend Guides Assoc. (CBGA) who donates trips to charitable entities like South Texas Children's Home Ministries and Driscoll Children's Hospital "Kid Fish" events, yearly. He helps fellow guide members affect positive change.







Furnished: Rods, Reels & Bait


Capt. Russ takes care of all the details for your trip and provides an iced-down chest for your catch, cleaned and bagged for your trip home. Plus, he can bait the line and help you learn how to cast. He can have you casting like a pro in minutes! Everyone who boards must have a Texas State Fishing License with a Saltwater Stamp. Get yours at a local tackle shop here or purchase one from your nearest sporting good store and bring it with you when you board!



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 Your 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. Sight casting 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!



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