Gar Getters - Big Fish Bowfishing

P.O Box 111
Hockley TX, United States

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Boat Specs

Custom Boat (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 150HP Evinrude engine .

21 ft
8 persons
Types of Fishing
River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Bow Fishing
Targeted Species
Alligator Gar

Based in South Texas not far from Houston, Big Fish Bowfishing Texas AKA the Gar Getters offers you the chance to catch your very own freshwater river monster.

You will be fishing aboard a custom built boat that can comfortably hold up to eight people and is equipped with all the gear you need to land a multiple-foot-long giant. Both right and left handed reels are available on board, allowing everyone to fish to the best of their ability.

Catching a giant Alligator Gar on rod and reel is not easy, and experienced anglers appreciate the challenge it poses them. At the same time, those with less experience are always grateful for the support and advice captain Mark gives them, making their dream of reeling in a giant come true. Bowfishing equipment is also available for those who want to combine archery with catching fish.

Relax as you peruse the beautiful waterways of Texas waiting for the fish to bite, and then feel the thrill of reeling in a monster at the end of your line. Your trip will be led by expert guide Mark Malfa, who fishes for Gar professionally and has been targeting the species for 35 years. Putting people on fish is his full-time job, and he knows all the best areas to target the fish, including Choke Canyon, Frio River, Nueces River, Falcon Lake, Amistad Lake and multiple other areas that make up his collection of secret hotspots.

Whether you want to fish with rod and reel or a bow, Mark will make sure your day with him is truly unforgettable.

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Tank
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Ice chest
Life Jackets
Ice Box
Ice chest
Trip Includes
Rod, Reels & Tackle
Live Bait
Catch Cleaning & Filleting
Non alcoholic
First Mate
Fishing Licence
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 60 days before the trip date
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates

Other Policies 
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Master Card, Check, American Express, PayPal.

About the Captain

Mark Malfa
Hockley, Texas, United States
Member since July 2016
Mark Malfa is frequently referred to as THE expert in Alligator Gar fishing. Having caught his first Gar at the age of 11 on a rake handle, he has been fishing for the species for 35 years. Since that time he and his clients have caught more Alligator Gar than he can remember, with multiple 200 lb plus specimens caught from his boat. Mark has probably caught more giant Gar from a greater variety of places and for a longer period of time than any other single Gar guide in the state, yet still he be proud to take you out in search of this prehistoric dinosaur that still roams the rivers of Texas - the Alligator Gar!


  • P.O Box 111, Hockley
    TX 77447, United States