Fish409 Guide Service

The main aim of Captain Sammy’s Fish409 Guide Service is to ensure that all guests aboard their trip are having a fun time on the water. Catching fish is simply a bonus! Still, it’s a bonus that Capt. Sammy’s customers are rewarded with very often. This is thanks to his 20 years of experience fishing the waters of Galveston Bay. He’s happy to share his knowledge with everyone that joins him on one of his trips.

The boat you’ll be fishing from is a 22’ Trans Cat center console, powered by a 250 HP Suzuki engine. This kind of horsepower means you’ll waste no time getting to the captain’s favorite fishing spots. Despite the boat’s capacity being higher, the captain likes to take a maximum of 4 anglers on all trips, allowing everyone enough room to move around and fish comfortably.

The main species you’ll be targeting are Flounder, Speckled Trout, and Redfish. There are other fish in these waters so your choices are not necessarily limited to these species, but they’re the
fish that Capt. Sammy likes to focus on. It’s easy to see why – they taste great and put up plenty of fight at the end of a line!

If you need the captain to provide you with equipment, let him know ahead of time and he’ll have Waterloo rods and Shimano reels ready for you. Also, if you’d like to try your hand at Flounder gigging, discuss it with the captain ahead of the trip so that he can prepare the equipment for you.

You’ll need to bring along a valid fishing license, any drinks and snacks you’d like, sunglasses and sunscreen, and a cooler for your catch. So if you’ve got those things taken care of, set aside a date and prepare for an incredible adventure with Fish409 Guide Service!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    Spend the full day going after Speckled Trout, Redfish, and Flounder. Focus on landing the trophy catch you’re after, or hook the bag limit — the choice is yours. These trips are also ideal opportunities to do some wade fishing, so just remember to bring your gear!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:15 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    It’s all about Redfish, Speckled Trout and Flounder. Explore the Galveston Bay waters in search of the fishing spot that has the hottest bite that day. Your captain’s experience will certainly come in handy for this, so be sure you’re ready when the action starts!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Fish the bay waters into the sunset, and sometimes even slightly past it. The main species you’ll be targeting will be Speckled Trout, Flounder, and Redfish. Enjoy the beautiful scenery around you and feel the thrill of fighting a big catch as the sun is going down!

About the Captain

Sammy Orlando
Galveston, Texas, United States
47 Fishing Reports
8 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since July 2019
Captain Sammy grew up in Galveston and has been fishing the waters of Galveston Bay for over 20 years. What he finds the most rewarding about his job is the ability to get people outdoors to relax and let go of everything. He specifically likes taking kids out, teaching them how to be better anglers, and getting them away from their computers! Also, making new friends and building relationships while having fun is important to him. The fish, at the end of the day, is a reward.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Trans Cat (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Drift Fishing
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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
PayPal
Checks

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (8)
4.92
out of 5 stars from 8 reviews
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Hunter with a nice spec!
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+5
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Good experience
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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Eric H.
Benbrook, TX
 5.00
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Great day

VERIFIED   June 4, 2020
We had a great time with Captain Sammy.  Will definitely be back!
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Clinton M.
 5.00
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Fishing with Sammy

VERIFIED   June 17, 2020
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Ma S.
Houston, Texas
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Father & Son Trip on The Gulf

June 14, 2019
2nd Annual Fathers &Sons fishing trip… the boys, big and little had a blast. The weather conditions weren’t ideal...
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David H.
Waco, TX
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Half day with Captain Sammie

VERIFIED   October 27, 2019
Great guy, knowledgeable. Highly recommend
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Brandon D.
Houston, Texas
 5.00
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Sammy sure knows how to find the fish! My wife and I took a last minute trip and even on short notice Sammy was able to put...
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