Everyone of our Captains are committed to providing you and your group with a safe, comfortable and productive deep sea fishing charter. And, all of our Captains are experienced Freeport Texas fishing guides with years of successful deep sea charters. When you book a trip with Texas Deep Sea Fishing Charters you can rest assured that your Captain will be prompt with bait, ice and tackle on board; provide a clean, reliable, comfortable boat and tackle; navigate and fish in a safe and productive manor and assist with photos and fish cleaning upon return.
Capt Derwyn Booker
Derwyn has fished all his life. He began deep sea fishing in the early 90s and became immediately hooked on the excitement of the deep blue seas and huge fish. His Captain career began in the mid 90s and in 2005 Capt Derwyn bought a commercial reef fish license and added commercial fishing to his resume. And, with the commercial license on board and some serious regulatory research, he ran his first, and as far as we know, the first ever Catch Your Own Commercial fishing trip. Derwyn has owned and operated a number of boats like a 30 Rampage Sportsfisher, 28 Ft True World, 26 Ft Everglades, 33 ft World Cat, 23 Ft Hydrasport Bay Bolt, and of course the Glacier Bay Ocean Runner. He is a regular at many great fishing spots on the Gulf of Mexico as well as many of our unpublished hot spots. However, Derwyn’s passion for the outdoors extends far beyond deep sea fishing. You may bump into him on Sam Rayburn Lake fishing for bass or white perch (crappie) or trot lining catfish or find his truck in a parking lot on an Arkansas River because fly fishing is now his #1 favorite fishing activity. But he can also be found on one of the local public hunting areas chasing ducks and geese and he has been a waterfowler since the early 60s. He even owned and operated a waterfowl outfitting business in Saskatchewan CA from 2008 thru 2017. And, he founded an online retail store called Texas Fowlers in 1998 operated it for 22 years and sold that business in June 2020. You will find the same Texas Fowlers operating with its new owner in Katy, TX. And now that he had successfully divested himself of the outfitting and retailing businesses, he devotes 100% of his business attention to Texas Deep Sea Fishing Charters, commercial fishing and Catch Your Own Commercial fishing..
Capt Mark Westmoreland
Mark is a Brazosport native and brings 45 years of offshore, nearshore and inshore experience to our boat. An his entire saltwater fishing career has been in the Freeport area. Mark's first fishing guide experience was some years back when he was only 16 years of age and he has been taking customers fishing right here ever since. He is remarkably capable in the offshore and nearshore waters outside the jettys and, on any given day, will match the catch of any boat in our area. But, what sets Mark apart, and ahead, of the other local Captains; is his ability to work all the waters - inside & outside jetty edges, beach front and other nearby outlets to not only produce offshore fishes like snapper, bull reds, kings, cobia and shark; but also inshore fishes like speckled trout, slot reds and flounder. And, quite often on the same trip. More fish areas and techniques will always result in more fun and fish on ice.
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