Get ready to join Gary’s Guide Service on a unique adventure through Matagorda Bay and its surrounding flats and backcountry. Captain Gary Mach has been fishing the East and West Bay Complex for over 20 years and running charters in the area since 2013. From fightin’ Bull Reds and other monster fish to Flounder gigging, you can guarantee that there’s something for everyone!
The “Reel Fishing” is a 24’ SVT Tran Cat, equipped with top-notch navigational instruments, fishing tackle, a live bait tank, ice box, and safety gear. She’s a spacious flats boat with a center console and a shallow draft, making her ideal for fishing in flats and other low-water areas. She can take up to 4 guests per trip, everyone can fish at the same time, and there’s no minimum age for kids.
You’ll be targeting inshore monsters such as Redfish, Black Drum, Tripletail, Flounder, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, and many more. Capt. Gary also offers Flounder gigging trips at night while they come out in numbers to feed. This is an exciting trip for beginners as it is relatively easy to learn without any prior experience. He’s got all the necessary equipment for gigging, just come ready to enjoy a fun fishing tradition and fill the cooler up with delicious Flounder!
Capt. Gary provides state-of-the-art rods and reels on all his trips, and you can also buy live bait for an extra cost. He’ll also clean and fillet your catch for you so you can go home and enjoy a delicious meal that you worked so hard for.
Get ready for an inshore adventure with Gary’s Guide Service and discover Matagorda Bay from a true local’s perspective! All you need to do is purchase a fishing license and come with a positive attitude ready to catch some fish. There’s a cooler on board for food and beverages but you can also bring your own. The rest will be taken care of. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy some quality fishing on the beautiful Texas Gulf Coast with Capt. Gary!
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
About the Captain
About this listing
SVT Tran Cat (Center console) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki engine.
Types of Fishing
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.
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
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:
Matagorda Fishing Calendar
FAQs about Gary's Guide Service
- $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
- $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
- $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
- Live Bait Well
- Ice Box
- Rods, reels & tackle
- Catch cleaning & filleting
- Inshore Fishing
- Flats Fishing
- Backcountry Fishing
- Light Tackle
- Drift Fishing
- Flounder Gigging (All equipment is provided )
- Black Drum
- Speckled Trout