Angler’s Choice Guide Service

The golden Texan sun shining down as you hook up hard-fighting Redfish and Jacks one after another, in the stunning nature of Port Isabel. A dream? Not with Angler’s Choice Guide Service – this is their reality, and it can be yours too!

Captain Gary Farmer invites you to join him on board his 24’ flats. It was made by Carolina Skiff in 2014 and restored in 2018 – you won’t miss any modern amenities. Feel free to bring your family or fishing buddies with you, it can hold 6 anglers at the same time on shorter trips. Longer trips have a max capacity of 4, so as not to crowd the deck when you’re chasing the bite.

Speaking of bites, Capt. Gary will put you on top of the hottest around. You’ll go after Redfish, Black Drum, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and other species. In the mood to test your fishing muscles? You can hook up Jack Crevalle and feel the burn as you battle it out of the water.

Maybe you’re looking for something more relaxing. Capt. Gary has a special 8-hour trip that will take you fishing, then get you to a restaurant where you can eat your hard-earned catch, before going out again! The restaurants usually charge between $8 and $10 for this service.

The fishery is close to the dock, you’ll be on top of it within 30 minutes of casting off. Kids of all ages are more than welcome on board with Angler’s Choice Guide Service – getting young anglers hooked on saltwater fishing is a great joy for Capt. Gary. Live bait is prepared in advance before you arrive. If you’re near South Padre Island, then you’re in luck – Capt. Gary also launches from here!

You can have your catch cleaned and filleted at the dock, there’s a fillet master there who’ll take of your catch: $1 for a Trout and $2 for a Redfish. There’s free parking at the marina (the captain will cover your vehicle charge) if there are less than 3 cars.

If you’re ready for a fishing adventure you’ll remember for years to come, book a trip with Angler’s Choice Guide Service and get ready to reel ‘em in!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip (4 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Apr 30
    $625
    up to 2 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    This is the perfect trip if you're looking for an all-around experience on the water. You can reel some fish in, head out to one of the local restaurants to enjoy your catch and then go back out to do some more fishing! You'll head out further on the "pre-lunch" run, then after eating you'll hit the same waters where the 5-hour trip goes.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $375
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Hit the waters as the sun goes up, the bite is really good then! You'll go after Red and Black Drum, Snook, Speckled Trout, Ladyfish, Flounder, Jack Crevalle, and anything else that takes the bait. You will be provided with all the required equipment for this trip.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Apr 30
    $375
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Sleep a bit more, lounge around a bit longer and still have time for 5 hours of fishing fun! You'll target Redfish, Flounder, Black Drum, Snook, Speckled Trout, Jack Crevalle, Mangrove Snapper, and other species on this afternoon trip.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Sunset Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $300
    up to 2 persons
    + $35
    each additional person
    This trip will take you after Redfish, Black Drum, Flounder, and the occasional Speckled Trout. You can even hook up (and release) Catfish, Stingray, and Skipjack! The captain will supply you with all the necessary equipment.
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About the Captain

Gary Farmer
Port Isabel, Texas, United States
4 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
6 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since February 2018
Captain Gary Farmer is a true local, he grew up in the Laguna Madre Bay. He's got over two decades of experience guiding his guests on amazing fishing trips under his belt, and he's not showing any signs of stopping any time soon! His first goal is to make sure you have a great time while catching your dinner. He loves teaching kids and first-timers and is full of tips and tricks to share. If you're an experienced angler he'll help you get that dreamed-of personal best.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Flounder
Jack Crevalle
Ladyfish

Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook
Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Carolina Skiff (Flats boat) originally built in 2014, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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5.00
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
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Great Time Fishing with Captain Gary
Our 20 Trout
Half day trip!
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Angler Rating
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Josue C.
Houston, TX
 5.00
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VERIFIED   August 20, 2019
This was my Family’s first time fishing, Gary was a tremendous guide.  He was patient with my 8 year old, he showed...
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Lori I.
Houston, TX
 5.00
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VERIFIED   August 7, 2019
Gary was great with the kids. Didn’t catch a lot of keepers but had so much fun watching the grandchildren reel in a couple...
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Louis C.
Logansport, IN
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Great Time Fishing with Captain Gary

VERIFIED   October 10, 2019
Captain Gary was great. Very patient with me as I am disabled. Always making sure I was having a great time.
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Jana J.
Harlingen, Texas
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Half day with Captain Gary

VERIFIED   July 25, 2018
Best bay fishing trip we have done! Captain Gary made sure we all have fun. We caught trout, saw dolphins, and learned about...
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Harlingen, TX
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Sunset Trip with Capt Gary Farmer

VERIFIED   August 10, 2018
Capt Gary was courteous, knowledgeable, and a thrill to be around! My family and I had an absolute blast during our evening/sunset...
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