Laguna Mare Guide Service offers exciting adventures on the waters of the laguna and Baffin Bay, Texas. The company is run and operated by Captain Zach, a professional guide, who is passionate about everything outdoors. Join him on his day out for a fun and productive experience. Like everybody says, it’s a lot better to be on the bay than in the office!

Zach will take you out aboard a 24-foot Sun Tracker pontoon, which is a stable and well-maintained boat. It comes powered by a 200 HP Mercury 4-stroke engine and is prepared for the current bite. The vessel provides comfortable fishing space for up to six anglers and is rigged with modern navigational electronics and safety equipment. There is a toilet on board, as well as a multimedia system, an ice-box for the catch, and a live well loaded with bait.

Whether you want to fish the waters of Baffin Bay or enjoy the thrill of fishing the Laguna Madre, Captain Zach will work hard to help you make a great catch possible. The trips are from four to eight hours on the water. Choose the trip that suits you best, take your family and friends, and get ready for some rod-bending action. Your main targeted species will include Redfish, Black Drum, Speckled Trout, and Flounder.

Captain Zach is great with kids so feel free to bring your child with you. After all, there’s nothing better than seeing a child’s smile when they land their first ever fish!

All trips come with quality rods, reels, tackle, and lures. You will need to purchase a license prior to the trip. When you return to the shore, your catch will be cleaned and filleted. You can feel free to bring your own drinks and food with you.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    If you want to get the waters of Baffin Bay and Laguna Madre all to yourself, this trip is ideal. You will be targeting Redfish, Black Drum, Speckled Trout, and Flounder. All gear and tackle will be provided.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Cast And Blast
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:15 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Jan 31
    $700
    Duck hunting in the morning and fishing in the afternoon is a perfect combination for the most passionate lovers of everything outdoors. Fish for Black Drum, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and Redfish.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $575
    If you don't have much time but still want to check what's biting on the waters of Baffin Bay or Laguna Madre, this is your trip!
  • Private trip
    Sunset/ Birding Tour
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $300
    Enjoy an early or late afternoon leisurely ride on board 2021 Sun Tracker Tri-toon. Exploring the shores on your Baffin Bay, tour you will see many species of birds that make South Texas their home for the winter. Bring your camera for those special moments weather its a fish jumping out of the water, or a local Roseate Spoonbill bird. As the sparkles from the sun start to settle down, get ready for a spectacular sunset. On your trip you can bring snacks and drinks a light weight jacket is recommended
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About the Captain

Zach Dagel
Riviera, Texas, United States
22 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
12 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2017
After spending four years in the United States Marine Corps, I returned back to Northern Minnesota to pursue my passion for fishing. After running a successful Guide Service in northern Minnesota, I sold it and started up Laguna Madre Guide Service in South Texas. I enjoy shallow water fishing.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Sun Track (Pontoon) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 192HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
PayPal
Checks

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Recent Fishing Reports

Fall Fishing is on FIRE
Fall Fishing is on FIRE
December 4, 2021
Saturday's were made for fishing! Plastic was the bait of choice. The fish couldn't resist the pop and hit the line hard!! A full bag was brought home for a fish fry
Fishing and catching are not the same th
Fishing and catching are not the same th
December 2, 2021
Many people think fishing is luck, maybe it is, but with years fishing and learning technics fishing is also a skill, if you can find the fish you WILL catch them. With the guidance of Captain Zach, April learned how to cast, pop the cork, set the hook and reel in several species of fish.
Big blacks
Big blacks
December 1, 2021
Jeff made the most of his fishing trip and nailed some big blacks

Customer Reviews

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Catch intended fish
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Jerrel S.
Houston, Texas
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We had a Great Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip on November 20, 2021
It was my wife’s and my Fortieth Anniversary and we decided to celebrate by doing a Private Fishing Charter out of Corpus...
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Brianna L.
Falfurrias, TX
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6 hour trip was amazing!

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip - Fishing on November 17, 2021
It was so awesome ! Capt knew just where the fish were . Also the biggest catch was a 39 Red ! Definitely will choose Captain...
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Patty T.
Tucson, AZ
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Two fabulous days with Capt Zach

6 Hour Trip - Fishing on March 13, 2018
Spent one family day fishing with two adults and teenage son.  My 16 yr old is an avid fisherman and he spent a second day...
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Sarita, Texas
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Great day!

6 Hour Trip - Fishing on October 29, 2017
Started as a cold morning for south Texas. Being from Minnesota it was balmy. Water temp was cool, but off we went. Zach new...
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Adam E.
Sarita, Texas
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Great trip Cast and Blast with Capt Zach

8 Hour Trip - Cast And Blast on January 22, 2017
Was a great day. Baffin Bay was flat. Partly cloudy and Capt Zach knew right where the fish would be. Limited out on drum in...
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FAQs about Laguna Madre Guide Service

Laguna Madre Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group - Sunset/ Birding Tour (3 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $75 per person after 1 guest - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip - Fishing (6 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 8 Hour Trip - Cast And Blast (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Laguna Madre Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Laguna Madre Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (Some trips may require first mate)

Laguna Madre Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Baffin Bay and the Laguna Madre)
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Laguna Madre Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Laguna Madre Guide Service include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Speckled Trout