Harry’s Guide Service

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 24 foot Haynie center console boat, which was originally built in 2010 and has a capacity for 4 guests. It is powered by a 250 HP Suzuki 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. 

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.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    up to 3 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    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 Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $550
    up to 3 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    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 Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $450
    up to 3 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    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
Galveston, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
6 reports
12 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
Redfish
Spotted Seatrout
Tripletail

Boat Specs

JH Outlaw (Center console) originally built in 2019. 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

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. 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 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

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (12)
4.94
out of 5 stars from 12 reviews
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Experience
October Trout
October Trout
Morning Fishing Trip
+9
Angler Rating
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Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Charles C.
Montgomery, TX
 4.67
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October Trout

VERIFIED   October 7, 2018
Had an enjoyable morning with Cpt. Harry.  His boat was clean and well stocked with tackle and bait.  Harry worked...
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Shaun C.
United States
 5.00
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Half day with Harry

VERIFIED   August 4, 2018
Capt. Harry was at the dock early and ready to go. He was great at putting us on the fish all day and was very patient as he...
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Kristin J.
El Campo, TX
 5.00
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Morning Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   August 8, 2018
Captain Harry was a amazing guide that has a wonderful personality and very attentive to his customers.  Will definitely...
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Matthew L.
Saint Paul, MN
 5.00
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Fun would recommend

VERIFIED   August 10, 2018
The captain is fun, tells cool stories, would do it again.
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James S.
Mineral Wells, TX
 5.00
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 5, 2018
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Fishing Reports

New JH out 25

June 07, 2019

June was slow for me, I only fished a couple of days in a borrowed boat. I ordered a new JH 25' outlaw (pictured above). It is a awesome fishing / guiding platform. Very stable, fast and dry. My… Read Full Report →


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