Laguna Madre Guide Service

1066 e FM
Riviera TX, United States

Laguna Mare Guide Service offers exciting adventures on the waters of the lagoon 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 22-foot Blue Wave center console, which is a stable and well-maintained boat. It comes powered by a 150 HP Yamaha 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 wireless trolling motor for a quiet ride, as well as outriggers, 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.

Laguna Mare Guide Service offers exciting adventures on the waters of the lagoon 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

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  • 8 Hour Trip - Fishing
    8 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 600 up to 3 persons
    + US$ 75 each additional person
  • 8 Hour Trip - Cast And Blast
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 600 up to 3 persons
    + US$ 75 each additional person
  • 4 Hour Trip
    4 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 450 up to 3 persons
    + US$ 75 each additional person
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Blue Wave (Center console) originally built in 2014. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha F-150 4-stroke engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

22 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Baffin Bay and the Laguna Madre
Flats Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
Black Drum


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
Wireless Trolling Motor
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Some trips may require first mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
Great with kids
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

30% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, Checks.

About the Captain

Zach Dagel
Riviera, Texas, United States
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.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews

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Fished November 9, 2017
Zach Dagel (The Captain)
Replied to this review on November 14, 2017

Tim and Mike I had a great time I’ll give you a call when I’m ripping them take care

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Awesome trip! We started of the morning pulling in trout fairly consistently. Fished with popping corks and killed it on the trout. Didn’t limit on trout but had constant action. Very knowledgeable of the area and with the tackle and techniques. Highly recommend a trip with Captain Zach!

Fished October 30, 2017
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Started as a cold morning for south Texas. Being from Minnesota it was balmy. Water temp was cool, but off we went. Zach new just where we were heading. 6 miles of cool Tx breeze. Dropped anchor and started fishing. To slow he says. So we moved 200 yards and spent the next four hours there.  During the course of that time we filled the box. Not all were keepers, but many of fish were caught on many a cast.

Fished October 29, 2017
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