Capt Hollis Forrester Guide Service

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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.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Fishing - Wading
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    This trip will see you wading the shallow waters of Matagorda Bay for species such as Speckled Trout, Flounder and Red Fish.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Drifting - MAX 4
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $500
    up to 3 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    This is a great drift fishing trip in the Matagorda Bay. You are going to target Flounder, Redfish and Speckled Trout. Maximum 4 anglers can go on this trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Drifting - 4 MAX
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $350
    up to 3 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    On this trip you will target Flounder, Redfish and Speckled Trout using the drifting techniques of fishing which Captain Hollis considers the best in terms of producing trophy sized fish. Maximum of 4 anglers on this trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Wading - 5 MAX
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $350
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    This trip will see you wade fishing for Redfish, Flounder and Speckled Trout in the shallow waters of Matagorda Bay in Texas.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip "FALL SPECIAL" 2 MAX
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $300
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    Artificial Lures Only And What Fun It Is. Drift Fishing Or Wade Fishing.
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About the Captain

Hollis Forrester
Sargent, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
9 Fishing Reports
7 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2016
Captain Hollis Forrester is a full time fishing guide in the Matagorda Bay Complex for the past 18 years. His knowledge of the complex can assure you a great time on the water catching trophy Trout and Redfish. He is an expert with artificial lures and if your not into lures he has access to get live shrimp which is a very popular way to get Reds and Specks plus Flounder. He loves to teach kids and new comers the tactics it takes with his years of knowledge. He has grown up fishing Matagorda Bay since he was 4 years old, so yes this is his back yard. His boat is a 25' Transport SVT with a 225 Yamaha with plenty of room for a comfortable ride. For an enjoyable trip give him a shout for an experience you'll not ever forget.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder
Redfish
Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Transport Cat SVT (Bay boat) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 225HP Yamaha SHO engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 48 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 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.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
PayPal
Checks

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (6)
5.00
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
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Half day trip with Capt Hollis
Kid tournament with Captain Hollis
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
80%
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Will B.
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Kid tournament with Captain Hollis

October 13, 2019
We went out with Captain Hollis and he was very accommodating for what we were doing and made the kids tournament fishing a...
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Connie J.
Alvin, Texas
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Full day trip

November 16, 2019
My trip was a great experience, very professional and Capt. Forrester was very knowledgeable of his profession.  Capt....
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Chris W.
Houston, Texas
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Half day trip with Capt Hollis

October 30, 2019
Hollis was top notch on my 2 visits with him, knew where to find the fish and that’s exactly what we did was catch fish and...
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Heather C.
Dickinson, Texas
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Memorial Day Reds!!!!

May 27, 2019
We did a half-day with Captain Hollis on Memorial Day & our very first catch of the day was a massive Red Fish. It was...
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Clinton M.
Houston, Texas
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Fishing with capt. Hollis

June 20, 2019
I have fished with hollis to many times to count threw the years .it is allways a blast.
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