Harry’s Guide Service is a charter that takes fun and fishing very seriously, with Captain Harry Arthur who has been fishing the Texas and Louisiana waters of the Gulf of Mexico for over 30 years. He is an avid fisherman who specializes in artificial lure fishing. Having aquired so much experience he knows exactly which fish bites which lure. He strives to make every guest’s trip an adventure to be remembered for life and will instruct guests on the best ways to catch fish. He will unselfishly share his knowledge and provide the lured to catch a variety of fish species.

You will fish aboard his 25 foot JH Outlaw center console boat, which was originally built in 2021 and has a capacity for 4 guests. It is powered by a 250 HP Yamaha engine which makes it super fast and efficient on the water. The boat has a GPS system and a fishfinder to locate the fishing spots where the fish swim in schools, as well as life jackets, fire extinguishers and a first-aid kit for your safety. To provide you some protection from the sun, the boat also features a T-top.

Harry’s Guide Service fishes inshore, nearshore, reel, flats and backcountry of Texas and Louisiana Gulf waters, and is able to put you on species such as the super tasty Flounder and Redfish, Spotted Seatrout and the excellent food value Tripletail.

You will have top notch equipment in terms of rods, reels, tackle, lures and live bait all provided by Captain Harry, who will also happily clean and fillet your catch upon return to the shore. He will also have drinks and snacks aboard for refreshment, but if you are taking the full day trip it is advisable to bring your own lunch.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $700
    This is a full day of fishing for Flounder, Redfish, Tripletail and Spotted Seatrout in the Galveston Bay area. You can stay inshore, nearshore, reef fishing, or you can visit the flats. Live bait is paid additionally.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (Fri - Sun)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $600
    On this trip you will fish for Redfish, Flounder, Spotted Seatrout and Trippletail in the Galveston Bay area. The trip Includes tackle, snacks and drinks, and catch processing. Live bait is paid additionally.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $500
    On this trip you will fish for Redfish, Flounder, Spotted Seatrout and Trippletail in the Galveston Bay area. The trip Includes tackle, snacks and drinks, and catch processing. Live bait is paid additionally.
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About the Captain

Harry Arthur
Hitchcock, Texas, United States
19 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
30 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2016
Captain Harry has over 30 years of experience catching various species in the Texas and Louisiana Gulf waters. He specializes in artificial lure fishing which he absolutely loves. He will happily teach children and adults how to use modern equipment so that every guest leaves with skills they will be able to apply on their next fishing trip.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

JH Outlaw (Center console) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
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.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Checks
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Stephen R.
Lavon, TX
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (Fri - Sun) on April 2, 2021
Captain Harry was awesome! We caught lots of fish due to the heavy winds. He put us where we needed to be. My 10 year older...
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Jennifer S.
Grape Creek, TX
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Full day with Captain Harry

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 24, 2021
We had an amazing time on our first in-shore bay charter. The captain was great. Very helpful, knowledgeable, and patient with...
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Stephen K.
Cypress, TX
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Capt Harry’s fishing half day

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 1, 2021
Capt Harry defiantly knows the bay and where to find the fish. His boat is top notch and new. Great music and very experienced...
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David W.
Waleska, GA
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Half Day Trip with Harry's Guide Service

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (Fri - Sun) on June 19, 2021
My son and I had a great day with Capt. Harry.  He put us on the fish early and often.  He provided a lot of useful information...
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Tim L.
Samuels, KY
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1/2 day trip with captain Harry

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 17, 2021
Probably the best day salt water fishing I’ve ever had!  Caught several different species and brought home some nice fillets....
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FAQs about Harry’s Guide Service

Harry’s Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (Fri - Sun) (6 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Harry’s Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Harry’s Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

Harry’s Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Harry’s Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Harry’s Guide Service include:
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tripletail