Stillwater Guide Service

If you’re looking to sit around and wait for the fish to bite, then Captain Elijah is not the guide for you. Chasing the fish is what Stillwater Guide Service does! Let Capt. Elijah take you on a fishing adventure you’ll never forget. Explore the flats and inshore spots around Rockport and catch some of the tastiest fish around.

You’ll be fishing on a 20’ Xpress boat that accommodates up to 4 guests. This bay boat moves smoothly through the shallow water and can easily get you to any spot your targets hide. She’s powered by a 90 HP Yamaha engine and features modern navigational electronics, a cooler, and a live bait tank.

Capt. Elijah can adjust the fishing technique to your likings. Whether it is setting out a spread of baits to kick back and let this fish come to you, to hopping out the boat and wading them down with lures. Your guide does it all.

Your main targets will be Flounder, Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Sheepshead, and Aligator Gar. If you enjoy the taste of quality fish meat, the captain will clean the catch for you. You can take it straight to the restaurant once you leave the dock.

Besides catch cleaning, the price also covers your fishing equipment, snacks, and drinks. You can always bring your own and don’t forget to take your sunglasses and hats.

Stillwater Guide Service also runs family-friendly trips, so don’t hesitate to bring your kids and share this adventure with them. Choose the date, and join for a few hours of fun!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    This 8-hour adventure will take you after Redfish, Flounder, Trout, Black Drum, and many more. Fish with a guide who can show you lots of different techniques and learn a new way to land a fish. All fishing equipment is covered by the captain.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $350
    This morning trip is perfect for the best bite. Target Flounder, Redfish, Black Drum, Trout, and many more. The captain will cover your fishing equipment and show you different approaches to catching fish. See which one works best for you!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $350
    This afternoon trip will get you some of the tastiest inshore fish. Luckily, the captain will clean your catch at the dock, so you can take it immediately to a restaurant and enjoy your hard-earned meal. Bring the whole family on board and enjoy the outdoors.
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About the Captain

Elijah Garza
Rockport, Texas, United States
23 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since January 2020
I began fishing the Copano and Aransas areas while I was still in diapers. I knew from the beginning I wanted to make my living on the water and now I’m here. It's the best job ever!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Alligator Gar Alligator Gar
Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Xpress (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2000. Powered by a 90HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks

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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
83%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Trevor B.
Houston, Texas
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Why Use A Guide?

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on January 31, 2021
With over 100 square miles of estuary to navigate under changing weather and tides the choice will be all to clear. To enjoy...
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Cristina N.
Houston, Texas
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Great captain!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 3, 2021
Eli was great to share a boat with. Skilled, friendly and relaxed. I would definitely be using his charter service everytime...
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Lyndsay B.
Schertz, Texas
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Half Day Trip with Captain Elijah

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 20, 2021
Fun experience.  Did not catch any keepers but still had a lot of fun and captain Elijah was very knowledgeable and great...
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Gerardo V.
Canyon Lake, TX
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 8, 2021
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Chris S.
San Antonio, Texas
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Half day afternoon trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on October 24, 2020
Eli is a great captain - reliable, communicates well, put us on fish fast, and made sure we had a good time. Great with kids!
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FAQs about Stillwater Guide Service

Stillwater Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

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

Trips booked with Stillwater Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

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

Stillwater Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Flounder Gigging

Top targeted fish species with Stillwater Guide Service include:
  • Alligator Gar
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Speckled Trout