THERE'S SOMETHING WE DIDN'T TELL YOU ABOUT LONESTAR BLUEWATER FISHING RANCH BECAUSE IT'S SO OUTRAGEOUS, NO MAGAZINE WOULD PRINT IT!
Why fly thousands of miles to catch a trophy big-game fish - when for most U.S.
anglers, that kind of action is now just a short flight away? All you need is a day!
Why risk hearing "You should have been here last week" - when our guarantee of great fishing every day of every week means simply, no trophy, no charge!
Why plan on 50- or 70-mile runs offshore to get to the fishing grounds - when we bring the fishing grounds to you?
Why worry about spending long hours trolling in hopes of finding fish - when you can be sure of having fish right there the moment the skipper calls, "Line in"?
If you're ready to battle monster marlin, huge yellowfin and giant bluefin tuna, scores of sailfish and more, it's time to book a day at the Lone Star Bluewater Fishing Ranch.
Located just off the Texas coast, the first fishing ranch of its kind anywhere in the world emulates the success of the finest big-game hunting ranches.
How It Works
Lone Star BFR variously catches and purchases healthy big-game fish from all over the North Atlantic, Caribbean and beyond, then releases them into separate species pens to grow even bigger until they're ready to be caught.
Two days before your scheduled fishing day, we remove several individual fish of whatever species you've contracted to catch (our pens operate like advanced purse seines to facilitate this). Then, we transport them to a smaller pen to which you're shuttled immediately by boat or helicopter when you arrive. There, your big-game boat with captain and crew awaits - as do several huge fish, all hungry and looking to eat! Does it get any better?
||"Easily the greatest, most intense fishing experience of my life!" -- Bill Boyce, host of the IGFA Angler's Digest on The Sportsman Channel, and internationally acclaimed photographer/writer/angler.
The Lone Star Bluewater Fishing Ranch pens are anchored in an area starting just 12 miles off the Texas coast, southwest of Galveston. Special permitting from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department ensures this opportunity for 10 years with an option for a second 10-year renewal. We'll meet you at the Houston Intercontinental Airport in an Escalade with an attendant serving hors d'oeuvres behind a fully stocked bar for the short but pleasant drive to the marina at Galveston.
1. Granders Only
Sure, you could spend weeks and six figures pursuing a grander in huge seas off Brazil or Madeira. Or, you could fish with BFR for a day to hook your grander - we guarantee it! You'll be in a fishing pond with hungry marlin estimated to weigh no less than 1,000 pounds! Watch in amazement as an expert crew rigs a 20-pound live yellowfin tuna on a circle hook and then in awe when 1,000 pounds of thundering marlin crashes the surface to eat your bait!
2. Old Man and the Sea
You don't have to be old, but you do have to be in great condition (we require a physical exam for this one!) to go mano a mano with a huge marlin. There you are in our big-marlin pen, completely alone in a wooden, 14-foot lapstrake boat with a pair of oars and a hand line baited with a live skipjack. Are you man enough? Find out! (Also provided: a club and, by special request, several mako sharks to add to the challenge and the authenticity of this very special challenge.)
3. World-Record Buster
For the serious and skilled angler, only, who wants to set the ultimate record.* Small, shallow pens offer you a sporting but realistic chance to land large billfish and tuna on 2-pound-test line or tippet. Several mates standing by on your boat, each an expert with a gaff, up your odds. An official BFR weighmaster with a certified scale will be at the ready! (No worries about PC releases, either: BFR has arranged for Houston charities to utilize the meat from your catch.)
4. Giant Bluefin
We bring the giants of Nova Scotia to you. Fight the ultimate fight with a bluefin guaranteed to weigh between 500 and 800 or more pounds in our giant-tuna pen. Want to try on fly? Insane! But you can give that your best shot, too, since these hungry giants are guaranteed to be crashing anything thrown at them off the transom of this fighting-chair-equipped large center console.
5. Barrier Reef Black Marlin
Catch giant black marlin in the Gulf of Mexico! Impossible? Not any longer! Once federal and state permits are in place (all applications are pending), Bluewater Fishing Ranch will import live black marlin from Australia. After that long trip, they'll be hungry - for your[[ITAL]] livey! The crew on your boat in the black marlin pen will be authentic - a renowned Australian skipper and deckhands. Are you ready for this one, mate?
6. The Quicky
Can't devote an entire day to the quest for a memory? Just give us three hours - nothing more than a long lunch - and take advantage of this "businessman's special"! We'll rush to a small pen with our hungriest fish, and you'll be hooked up before you can say, "Hold that call!"
7. Exotics Only
Only a handful of anglers will ever catch a spearfish. Now you can be among them. Spearfish, hatchet marlin, opah, oarfish and other rare and unusual game fish of the open seas all await you in our Exotics-Only pen!
*Lone Star BFR is petitioning IGFA for a special category to include penned fish.