Jon Gatlin Guide Service

Join Jon Gatlin Guide Service for a perfect opportunity to target some of the area’s most popular species. Head down to beautiful Rockport, Texas,  to enjoy cool breezes and hot fishing action!

No matter if you are looking for a family vacation with your kids, a get-away for the adults, company team building or a client appreciation trip, you’ve come to the right place. Fun is the name of the game and Captain Jon guarantees you will have a great time!

Whether it’s your first time, your thousandth or somewhere in-between, you can count on Capt. Jon for an enjoyable and stress-free experience. Leave the work to your knowledgeable and experienced local guide. He enjoys teaching young and old, doing all the "work" for the experienced who just want to focus on the "fun" part.

The foundation of any day on the water starts with utilizing quality equipment for an unmatched experience. Board the 23’ customized Haynie Bigfoot together with 3 of your friends and you’ll find plenty of deck space and a smooth ride.  Equipped with a trolling motor and power pole, the shallow waters are a breeze to navigate.

Your adventure of a lifetime will include exploring the inshore flats in the area, abundant with a variety of species from Black Drum and Redfish, to Spotted Seatrout and Flounder. Kids of all ages are welcome, just bring the life vests for the little ones’ comfort. Your captain will clean the catch after the trip and provide all the gear you need.

All anglers are responsible for purchasing a Texas fishing license with a saltwater stamp prior to the fishing trip.  A cooler and ice will be ready for any drinks or snacks you want to bring. Pack your bags and some sunscreen and book your trip with Jon Gatlin Guide Service today!



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  • Private trip
    8 Hour Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    With 8 hours on the water, you can spend an entire day fishing the bay for Speckled Trout, Redfish, and Drum. You'll be provided with rods, reels, tackle, as well as bottled water. Just pack some snacks and beverages, and make sure to get your Texas saltwater fishing license.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Bay Fishing Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Are you ready for a half day of bay fishing for Speckled Trout, Redfish, and Black Drum? Visit Rockport on the high season and join Captain Jon on a fun-filled trip! All rods, reels, bait, and tackle will be provided, just be sure to get a Texas fishing license with a saltwater stamp prior to the trip.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Bay Fishing Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Head out in the afternoon and enjoy a perfect summer bay fishing for Speckled Trout, Redfish, Black Drum, and Flounder in beautiful Rockport, Texas. This trip is the right choice for everyone, from novices to experienced anglers. Captain Jon will make sure you can learn and have fun. All rods, reels, bait, and tackle will be provided. Be sure to get a Texas fishing license with a saltwater stamp prior to the trip.
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About the Captain

Jon Gatlin
Rockport, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
54 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2020
''Born and raised in Rockport Texas, I have spent my entire life fishing these waters. I began fishing when I was 3 years old and started running a boat at the age of 14.'' Captain Jon's lifetime of experience includes everything from bay and offshore fishing, to duck, goose, dove, hog, and deer hunting. This job brings a lot of joy to him, especially seeing the smiles of people and watching kids catch the fish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Redfish Redfish
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Haynie (Bay boat) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 200HP Evinrude engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Drift Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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 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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.95
out of 5 stars from 54 reviews
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Always a good time with Captain Jon!
6 Hours Trip with Captain Jon
Slow day, but Jon kept putting us on fish.
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Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Michael C.
Boyd, TX
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Morning Trip with Jon

VERIFIED   Summer Weekdays Half Day Fishing AM on August 12, 2020
Took 3 of my kids on a trip out with Jon. A 19 year old boy, 13 year old girl and 9 year old boy. Slow day of fishing, but...
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Nanette M.
McKinney, Texas
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Jon Gatlin A++++

VERIFIED   Summer Weekdays Half Day Fishing AM on June 12, 2020
Captain Gatlin gets only excellent remarks here.  Before the trip, he was available and communicative which is wonderful...
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Tyler B.
San Antonio, TX
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Always a good time with Captain Jon!

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Bay Fishing Trip (AM) on November 14, 2020
Thanks Jon for another amazing trip out on the water! Definitely had a blast out there today! Would recommend Jon...
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Brandon G.
San Antonio, TX
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Half Day trip with Capt Jon

VERIFIED   Summer Weekend Half Day Fishing AM on August 1, 2020
We had a great time with Capt Jon!  My friend and I took our 2-11yr old daughters for a half day trip.  Unfortunately,...
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Ahmed O.
Austin, Texas
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6 Hours Trip with Captain Jon

VERIFIED   6 Hour Bay Fishing Trip (AM) on September 27, 2020
One of the best fishing trip we ever had, we were 3 adults fishing with little to no experience. First cast and boom we got...
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