Meador’s Guide Service is located in Freeport, Texas. The company is operated by Captain Tim, a professional guide with over twenty years of experience. Having had the privilege of fishing the waters all over the country, the Captain was drawn back home to guide in what he considers to be the best Trout sanctuaries on the Texas coast.

Join Captain Tim aboard his spacious 2021, 26-foot Catalyst bay boat. It comes powered by a 300 Suzuki engine and can comfortably take up to four anglers. The vessel is rigged with navigational electronics, including a GPS and a fish finder and has an anchoring system and an ice-box, as well as a live bait tank.

Meador’s Guide Service offers half and full day packages. You will be fishing the pristine waters of Freeport or Galveston, using a variety of fishing techniques. If you are a beginner, Captain Tim will introduce you to light tackle, wading, jigging, popping, and drift fishing. Your targeted species will be the Captain’s specialty – Flounder, Redfish, and Spotted Seatrout.

Your trip will include rods, reels, tackle, and lures. Once caught, your fish will be cleaned and filleted for you to take home and fill the freezer.

Meador’s Guide Service provides an excellent service at unbeatable rates. A day out with Captain Tim will give you lifelong memories and will make you always want to come back. Welcome aboard!

Winner of FishingBooker Angler’s Choice Award for 2020 and 2021.



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $550
    You will be fishing the waters of Freeport or Galveston, going for the best species the area has to offer, such as Flounder, Redfish, and Spotted Seatrout. Your catch will be cleaned and filleted at the end of the trip. You can feel free to bring your own drinks and snacks if you want.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $700
    This package is ideal for a group of friends or a family. If you want to land the fish of your dreams, this full day trip may be just the one you need. You will be guided by Captain Tim, who will show you the best spots to target Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, and Redfish.
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About the Captain

Tim Meador
Freeport, Texas, United States
15 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
73 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2017
Captain Tim Meador was born and raised in Sweeny, Texas and presently resides there with his wife and kids. He grew up hunting and fishing along the South Texas coast, bays, bayous and sanctuaries. He has always been passionate about the pristine beauties of the Galveston/Freeport Bay complex. To this day he is still amazed by the place he gets to call his office. Captain Tim has been a professional guide for over 20 years and has had the privilege of guiding all over the country. Unable to deny his love of fishing for trophy Trout, Redfish, and Flounder; he finds himself drawn back home to guide in what he considers to be one of the best trout sanctuaries on the Texas Coast.

About this listing

Targeted species

Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat specs

Catalyst (Center console) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Bays & Bayous
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
& wading

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
extra: shrimp $20/person; croaker $30/person
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
upon request
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

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 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 46 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
81%
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Mandy A.
United States
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5.0 / 5
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Mom & Son Trip!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 14, 2022
Captain Tim was a fantastic guide for me and my 10 year old son. We are not avid fishermen at all and this was our first chartered...
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Lacy B.
Quinlan, TX
Excellent
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 24, 2022
I took a half day trip with Captain Meador and even though the storms cut the trip short I had a blast. He was very helpful...
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Kenneth D.
Houston, Texas
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Very good
4.0 / 5
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Half day in the bay

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 27, 2022
Captain Tim did everything he possibly could to get us on some fish but they just weren’t biting…we did catch some fish...
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Mark S.
Tool, TX
Excellent
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Excellent
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on October 31, 2022
Date Halloween 2022 had a blast, caught fish, great boat, beautiful sky and a great guide Thanks Tim it was a great day we...
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Oscar S.
Lucas, TX
Excellent
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Half Day trip with Captain Tim

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 5, 2022
Had a great time on the water, captain Tim worked very hard to help us fill our cooler!
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FAQs about Meador’s Guide Service

Meador’s Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Meador’s Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well extra: shrimp $20/person; croaker $30/person
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Meador’s Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (upon request)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Meador’s Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing (Bays & Bayous)
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Meador’s Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing (& wading)

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