Capt Hollis Forrester Guide Service

Caney Creek Marina
Sargent TX, United States

Capt. Hollis Forrester’s Guide Service is run by a very passionate fisherman - Captain Hollis, who had started fishing at an early age and was influenced by his father. Fishing is in his blood, as his Great Grandfather, Grandfather, and Father were all avid fishermen, and whose footsteps he had followed in becoming a licensed captain through the United States Coast Guard. Captain Hollis will happily teach you the art of wading and drifting, which he believes are great fishing techniques for catching great trophy fish.

You will fish aboard his 24 foot Tran Cat flats boat, which was built in 2015 and has a capacity for 6 guests. It is powered by a 225 HP Yamaha engine with a maximum cruising speed of 43 knots. The boat is equipped with all the necessary safety equipment including life jackets, and has a GPS a VHF radio, and an anchoring system. You will also find an icebox on board which will preserve the freshness of your catch until you return to the shore. 

Capt. Hollis Forrester’s Guide Service will take you fishing in the Maragorda Bay Complex which consists of rich shallow waters rich with Redfish, Flounder and Speckled Trout, and a nursery for crabs, shrimp and finfish. You will be provided all the fishing gear including rods, reels, tackle, and artificial lures by Captain Hollis. You can also purchase live bait at an average cost of $20 for a quarter pound of live shrimp. You will have a livewell onboard to store your live baits.

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About this listing

Boat Specs

Tran Cat (Flats boat) originally built in 2013. Powered by 225HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 43 knots.

24 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
drift fishing
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species

Speckled Trout
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies 
You Keep Catch

30% 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.

About the Captain

Hollis Forrester
Sargent, Texas, United States
Member since October 2016
Captain Hollis loves the outdoors, especially fishing and hunting in the Matagorda Bay Complex, which he has done since his childhood. He loves meeting new clients and taking them out on the water and showing off this beautiful region he knows so well. He will teach you a lot about preserving the nature and the best techniques for catching throphy fish.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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Captain Hollis and I were fishing for big trout. We were in search of that one big thump. Everything situation was ideal (water, wind, bottom surface and couple days after the full moon). We covered a lot of different areas with soft mud that hold these big trout. Unfortunately we were not able to get that one thump. Nonetheless I learned a lot that day fishing and I would recommend Captain Hollis to anyone. He is very knowledgeable in what he does and I will fish with him again.

Jeff Dierschke • Fished January 15, 2017
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Always a blast with Capt!
He is friendly and knowledgeable.
Even if you are not as experienced as some he takes the time to teach you what you need to know. An all around Great guy who will make your fishing experience one you will never forget!

Ami Johnson • Fished January 1, 2017
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Fishing Reports

Capt. Hollis Forrester

February 07, 2017

Now my February patterns have set in and the fish have been settling to a steady pattern we are loving it. Drifting and wading with Down South lures over scattered shell and mud in some deeper water with plenty… Read Full Report →