Bubba Bedre's Alligator Gar Service

Bubba Bedre Garzilla Guide Service invites you on a trip to remember. If you like the adrenaline rush, then fishing for Alligator Gar on the waterways of Texas is what you want. Captain Bubba is an acclaimed captain and if anyone can put you on a Garfish to boast about, it’s him. Just ask his numerous clients that fly in from all across the world to get a taste of these mighty fish.

Capt. Bubba runs these action-packed trips from April to October. And don’t get intimidated by the sheer size of the fish. Capt. Bubba welcomes both beginners and pros. He’s reeled in many impressive catches and will help you do the same. Bubba has been featured in many well-known magazines and TV shows, including Animal Planet’s ‘River Monsters’. Fishing with him is an adventure you will long remember. If you’re after an IGFA record or plain enjoyment and chase, Bubba is your guy.

On a typical day, you will meet with the captain, then jump aboard his 23’ SeaArk jet boat. She is powered by a 200 HP Mercury Sport engine, and can give you the speed to easily cruise down the Trinity River or explore the fishing grounds of Sam Rayburn Reservoir. The vessel is fit to run across the terrain where Garfish live. Up to four anglers can come along. And, if you’re up for a challenge, go on a multiday trip, and spend some time fishing and camping in the captain’s cabin near the river.

All the fishing gear is waiting for you onboard. The captain will take care of the bait. You should only bring food.

Depending on the weather, you may even try some fly fishing for Alligator Gar! Now, that’s not a regular fishing trip. Professional service, a knowledgeable guide, and fun time with family and friends, plus an impressive catch - that’s what’s in store for you when you go fishing with Bubba. Book your spot in time!

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  • Private trip
    Three Day Trip - Camping & Fishing
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 days trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 1 Oct
    up to 4 persons / day
    This trip is a modern day adventure. You will be fishing with Capt. Bubba and try to get a genuine river monster. These Garfish can be insanely huge and Bubba knows how to put anglers on them. Please note that the big fish will be released back to water for the reproduction purposes. Capt. Bubba will provide the gear. You need to bring food and drink. It's camping and fishing - a true holiday to remember. Pack adequate clothes and join the chase.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Alligator Gar
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 1 Oct
    up to 4 persons
    On this full day trip, you will join Capt. Bubba and go after Alligator Gar. These beauties can grow super big and put up an incredible fight. You're going to love the chase. The trip is suitable for novice beginner as well. The captain is skilled in getting these fish and will help you get your next record. Prepare food and beverages of choice, put on adequate clothes and footwear. Bubba will provide all the gear you need to get your massive catch. The trip is for 1-4 people.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Alligator Gar

Boat Specs

SeaArk (Jet boat) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 200HP Mercury Sport jet engine.

23 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing


Life Jackets
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait


Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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
Catch and Release Allowed


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:

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

About the Captain

Bubba Bedre Alligator Gar
Elkhart, Texas, United States
Member since May 2015
My clients hold numerous IGFA World Records. I am the one who made the Alligator Gar famous in America with the filming of 'River Monsters'. I have been featured on numerous more shows that air on global channels, including Animal Planet, History Channel, National Geographic, NatGeo Wild, BBC, Sportsman Channel. I provide guide service / coaching in fishing for the elusive Alligator Gar by hook or on film. My specialty is the Alligator Gar fishing, viewing or filming in their natural environment, on or near the Trinity River water shed. I grew up alongside fish on my family ranch. It wasn't until about 2007 that I realized how lucky I was and how rare the fish really is. Then I started studying the fish and their behaviors more, learning how to successfully catch and release the fish, their movement and spawning patterns. I enjoy sharing my knowledge.
Response time: 6 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Benjamin P.
Keller, Texas

Full day trip with captain Bubba Bedre

VERIFIED   July 21, 2018
Best guide service I’ve ever been on. I’ve been on guides all around the country and this one was by far the best. We caught...
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