Affordable Guide Service

Affordable Guide Service runs fishing trips on the waters of Calaveras and Braunig lakes. Just minutes away from the hustle of San Antonio, you will find productive fisheries. Here you can hope to catch Redfish, hybrid Striped Bass, and Catfish. With Affordable Guide Service, you and your kids will have a memorable time out. More experienced anglers will test their skills and try to land some big fish.

Affordable Guide Service can accommodate up to six people. Their 26’ Carolina Skiff is powered by a 200 HP Suziki engine. She is rigged with GPS, a fishfinder, and stores life jackets. Bring an ice box to take your fish come cool, once Captain Alex cleans it for you.

When you head out, you’ll get to try trolling, jigging, popping, or use light tackle. The fish can grow big around here, so your trip promises to be productive. Captain Alex will furnish rods, reels, and tackle, lures, and live bait. You will need to bring a valid Texas fishing license.

Pack snacks, drinks, bring a sunblock, sunglasses, and a cap. Wear comfortable clothes and footwear, and add an extra layer of clothing to your backpack, in case you get wet while fishing. If you’re prone to seasickness, take your medications.

Also, bring a camera to take some nice photos of your outing. Captain Alex knows where the fish are, so you don’t want to miss making nice shots of your catch. Once packed, come onboard, and see what fishing is like on these Texas lakes.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hour trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    On this 8 hour trip, you will have plenty of time to go trolling for Redfish hybrid stripers and Catfish on Calaveras and Braunig lakes. Bring a valid Texas fishing license. Captain Alex will supply the fishing gear. He will clean your catch, and pack it in handbags at the end of the trip. Pack food, drinks, sunblock, sunglasses. If you get wet, you might need extra clothes. If you're prone to seasickness, bring your meds. Bring a camera to capture all the fish swimming around.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hour trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $250
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    On this four hour trip, anglers will go trolling for Redfish hybrid stripers and Catfish. Captain Alex will furnish all the fishing gear. He will clean your catch, and pack it in handbags at the end of the trip, so you can take them home. Bring a valid Texas fishing license, pack food, refreshments, sunblock, sunglasses, and an extra layer of clothes, in case you get wet. If you're prone to seasickness, bring your meds. Children are welcome.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $250
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    If you like to fish in the afternoon, this trip is the one. You will go trolling for Redfish hybrid stripers and Catfish. Bring a valid Texas fishing license. Captain Alex will provide all the fishing gear. He will clean your catch, and pack it in handbags at the end of the trip. Bring food, drinks, sunblock, sunglasses, and an extra layer of clothes, in case you get wet. If you're prone to seasickness, bring your meds. Children are welcome, and will love the thrill!
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Redfish Redfish

Boat Specs

Carolina Skiff (Center console) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

About the Captain

Alex Cruz
San Antonio, Texas, United States
Member since January 2017
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Captain Alex has over a decade of fishing experience. He runs fishing trips out of Calaveras and Braunig lakes, Texas. His specialty are Redfish hybrid stripers and Catfish. Just minutes out of San Antonio, these waters promise a solid catch. Captain Alex will take you and your party out on the water, and will work to help you get the fish. Join him for an affordable time out!
Response time: 3 hours
Response rate: 94%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (5)
4.33
out of 5 stars from 5 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Not really fishing
Half day trip with Captain Alex
Great experience
+2
Angler Rating
3
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
80%
Friendly captain
80%
Recommend this charter
80%
Appropriate for children
80%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Charles S.
United States
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Alex

VERIFIED   July 28, 2018
Had a great time fishing with Captain Alex, just went to fast, had our limit within a hour.
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John M.
Austin, TX
 2.67
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Not really fishing

VERIFIED   June 2, 2019
You drive around in a boat for 4 hours searching for fish by trolling spoons. Captain talks on his phone a lot, does everything...
John M. does not recommend Affordable Guide Service
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Ricardo A.
San Antonio, Texas
 5.00
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Fishing with Alex

VERIFIED   June 29, 2017
Alex, the captain was on time to start the trip and he was very helpfull the whole trip, highly recommended.
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Ken R.
Austin, Texas
 5.00
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   September 13, 2017
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David R. B.
Mexico City, Mexico City
 4.00
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Great experience

VERIFIED   August 12, 2017
Had fun!!!
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