Lauret's Guide Service

Captain Mike is known for doing whatever he can to get you on the fish. In the CCA Tide magazine he was once described as the most energetic guide the writer had ever fished with. What more could you want from your captain when inshore fishing in Texas?

You will spend the day in a 25’ Boston Whaler. She has a maximum capacity of 4 guests – you and your friends and family can fish with ease without crossing rods. She has a 225 HP Yamaha engine with a staggering cruising speed of 40 knots. Paired with fishfinder and Capt. Mike’s amazing knowledge of the area, you will be hooking and reeling in the fish in no time.

You will target a range of fish. You can expect to hook Jack Crevalle, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Tiger Shark, and Kingfish. This trip really has something for everyone.

Laurets Guide Service use quality rods and reels on all of their trips. You will use either bait casters or spinning reels. If you haven’t fished before, don’t worry, Capt. Mike loves to teach people all the steps of fishing, especially how to cast. He uses Lew’s Reels and Castaway Rods, so you will be fishing like a pro before you know it.

Children of any age are welcome on board. Capt. Mike took his own sons fishing twice a week when they were younger, so has plenty of experience in teaching kids. He knows how important it is to pass the rod onto the younger generation, and will happily show them step by step how to fish.

You will need to bring snacks, plenty of water, and a small cooler for your food and drink to stay chilled in throughout the trip. Don’t forget your polarized sunglasses, sunscreen, and fishing license. As with all boats, please wear non-black soled tennis shoes. Capt. Mike will fillet your catch for you, so you only have to worry how you will cook them when you get home!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    This is the perfect trip to target a range of species, such as Kingfish, Tiger Shark, Bull Shark, Blacktip Shark, Flounder, Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, Jack Crevalle. You can choose whether to wade or drift fish. You'll need to bring along plenty of water, food, and your fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Half Day (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $525
    price breakdown
    $525
    This trip is great for families or people new to fishing. You will target Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, and many more. You can choose to wade or drift fish. Remember to bring your fishing license and plenty of water on board.
  • Private trip
    Half Day (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    This trip is ideal for people who struggle to wake up early in the mornings! Families and beginners are more than welcome on this trip. You will target Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, Flounder, and many more. You can choose to wade or drift fish. Please bring along your fishing license and plenty of water.

About the Captain

Mike Lauret
Texas City, Texas, United States
1 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
2 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since May 2018
I have been fishing for Trout, Redfish, and Flounder for over thirty years. I started in New Orleans fishing Lake Ponchartrain as a teenager using lures. I lived just a few blocks from the lake and managed to fish almost every day, which began the obsession of saltwater fishing. I moved to Texas in the seventies and began fishing the Galveston Bay system in the mid eighties. I have been guiding since 1994 when I got my Coast Guard captains license, a requirement to be able to guide saltwater fishing. I guided part-time until 2001 then went full time. I have a passionate love for fishing, respect for the resource and the environment and thoroughly enjoy guiding. Guiding is so rewarding as every day I get to meet people who are in a good mood, excited and are ready to have fun and all of this takes place on the beautiful waters of Galveston Bay. I wrote articles for several years for the Gulf Coast Connection when Gene Baker owned it, as well as wrote for Texas Saltwater Angler magazine

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Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Shark (Tiger) Shark (Tiger)
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Boston Whaler (Center console) originally built in 1991. Powered by a 225HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Spinning
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

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Ricardo O.
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VERIFIED   June 21, 2020
Captin Mike is a great person to be around. I have to say I was having trouble booking a trip and when I contacted Captin Mike...
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Lake Charles, LA
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VERIFIED   June 20, 2020
Had a blast even though the fishing was a bit slow. Mike managed to put us on fish anyway and we caught a few, just had to...
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