Meador's Guide Service

Meador’s Guide Service invites you to fish with the locals out of Galveston, Texas. The waters of the Galveston Bay Complex have some of the finest inshore fishing grounds in the state. Your captain has fished all over the country, but came back home to guide on the Texas coast. He will gladly tell you why Redfish, Flounder, and Trout fishing are so good in Galveston. Or even better, he will show you!

Explore the Galveston’s inshore fishing potential by stepping aboard the “Explorer”, a 25’ center console. Its single 250 HP Suzuki engine will power you to the fishing grounds in comfort and style. There is plenty of room for up to four anglers so feel free to bring your kids with you. The “Explorer” is prepared for the bite with its navigational electronics, an ice-box, and a live well.

Whether you want a short ride to the fishing grounds to test the water or you are looking for a full day adventure, Meador’s Guide Service will cater to your specific need. The Captain will introduce you to jigging, popping, drift fishing, and fishing with light tackle if you have never held a rod in your hands. You can also test yourself in wading, just make sure to bring appropriate clothing.

In order to make a great catch possible, you will be provided with quality rods, reels, tackle, and lures. Your captain will send your catch home cleaned and filleted so that you could get your dinner sorted out. You will only need to purchase a license and bring something to eat and drink.

Live bait comes at an additional cost and it depends on the number of people and type of trip. It is charged at the market rate as follows:

Live Croaker are $10 USD per dozen.
Live Shrimp are $20 USD per quart.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $650
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    On this trip, you will be fishing for Flounder, Redfish, and Spotted Seatrout. Once you return to the shore, your catch will be cleaned and filleted. A dozen Croaker are at the price of $10USD. A quart of Live Shrimp are at the price of $20USD.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $550
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Don't let the length of the trip fool you! You will have just enough time to check the hot spots for Redfish, Flounder, and Seatrout. All the fish you decide to keep will be cleaned and filleted when you return to the shore. A dozen Croaker are at the price of $10USD. A quart of Live Shrimp are at the price of $20USD.
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About the Captain

Tim Meador
Galveston, Texas, United States
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17 Customer Reviews
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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

Dargle (Bay boat) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 250HP suzuki four stroke engine.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 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
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.94
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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James S.
Pearcy, AR
 5.00
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VERIFIED   NEW  August 31, 2019
Good captain try’s to keep you on fish
James S. recommends Meador's Guide Service
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Pete M.
Houston, TX
 5.00
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VERIFIED   July 24, 2019
Quality trip with captain who was happy to share knowledge and stories
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Kurt W.
Austin, TX
 5.00
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VERIFIED   August 6, 2019
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Donald D.
Brenham, Texas
 4.67
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VERIFIED   July 9, 2017
This was my 1st experience with a bay guide service and I booked last minute. I booked on a Saturday evening for the next Sunday...
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Terry A. D.
Houston, Texas
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VERIFIED   July 29, 2017
What an enjoyable trip!  Captain Tim knows how to catch fish AND how to take care of his clients.  Was highly impressed...
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