CL Guide Service and Captain Gabriel invite you down to Port Aransas to explore some of the best inshore spots in the area and experience the unique flair of South Texas. Whether you’re in search of some great eating fish or just want to catch some big Reds on a fly, look no further! The captain lives and breathes South Texas and will take you around all the best spots he’s discovered on his countless adventures.

Your boat for the trip will be a 20’ Everglades bay boat, powered by a 150 HP Yamaha outboard. The boat has been restored in 2017 and comes equipped with onboard electronic systems for navigation and communication as well as a fishfinder to help you locate schooling fish. The vessel is also equipped with all the necessary safety equipment as well as an icebox and live bait tanks.

The captain will provide you with all the necessary fishing gear for the trip including Penn spinning reels and Shimano baitcasters. For fly fishing trips you can either bring your own equipment or have him bring it for you. Any live bait you may need for the trip will also be taken care of by the captain ahead of the trip. You’ll be able to try your hand at different techniques including drift fishing, jig fishing, and using a popping cork for Speckled Trout and Redfish.

The things you should bring are a small or medium-sized cooler with your choice of drinks and snacks, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat. After you’ve checked off those items, you’ll be ready to come and start your next adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip — Fly Fishing (2 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $650
    A maximum of 2 anglers can join this trip! Captain Gabriel has created this offer with the most avid fly fishing enthusiasts in mind. Join him for a full day of adventure cruising over the skinny waters as you test your skills to the max battling Redfish and Trout.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $600
    Slightly more experienced anglers looking to spend a full day cruising the Port Aransas waters in search of a particular fish will find this trip to be a great choice. Use the extra time to visit multiple fishing spots, target anything that swims in these waters and land that trophy catch you’ve been dreaming of!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $450
    If you're an angler who’s recently been introduced to the sport and would like to get acquainted with South Texas fishing, this trip is what you’ve been looking for. You’ll get the opportunity to try out several techniques and target popular species like Redfish and Speckled Trout.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $450
    Get a taste of South Texas fishing and enjoy the beautiful local nature by exploring the popular local fishing spots in search of Speckled Trout and tailing Redfish. Try your hand at various techniques such as sight casting or jig fishing and land a catch you’re proud of!
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About the Captain

Gabriel Escobar
Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
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79 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since July 2019
I am a native of South Texas. I was born and raised in Corpus Christi, TX. When I am in the South Texas brush, working on my cattle ranch and hunting dove, quail, and deer or wade fishing the crystal clear waters of the Laguna Madre in search of Redfish and Speckled Trout, I feel like I’m in my element. I have a very strong South Texas cultural background and I am bilingual and speak Spanish and English fluently.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Everglades (Bay boat) originally built in 2004, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
Fly Fishing Equipment

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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
American Express

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
94%
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80%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
92%
Catch intended fish
79%
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Michael M.
Austin, Texas
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Half Day Trip with the AMAZING Captain Gabe

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 28, 2021
We had NO idea what to expect when booking this fishing charter (neither of us are practicing anglers), but we knew we would...
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CORP CHRISTI, TX
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Half day trip with Captain Gabriel and twins.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 24, 2021
Kids were very comfortable and had a blast.  The Captain made them feel like they were part of his team. He was patient and...
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Kyle I.
San Antonio, TX
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Half Day Trip with Captain Gabe

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 2, 2021
Took my son for his 13th birthday trip out on a half day trip with Captain Gabe. He is a great all around guide. He is a great...
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Steve G.
Cedar Park, TX
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Half day trip with Captain Gabe

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on July 27, 2021
Captain Gabe put us on fish from the get go!  We had a blast with him.  If you want to catch fish, I recommend him.
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Morning 1/2 day trip with Gabriel

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 3, 2021
Spent all morning with Gabriel looking for and reeling in red fish and several other types of fish 🐟 This was my Girlfriend...
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FAQs about CL Guide Service

CL Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $650 per group - Full Day Trip — Fly Fishing (2 MAX) (8 hours)

When you book a trip with CL Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well (Two)
  • Ice Box (Cooler)

Trips booked with CL Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Drinks (Bottled Water)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

CL Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

CL Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with CL Guide Service include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Speckled Trout