BiGGuns Guide Service invites to explore the waters of Bridge City, Beaumont, and Port Arthur, Texas. Pat Powell is a local professional with over four decades of outdoor experience. Join him for a fun day out and enjoy everything South East Teas has to offer.

Your guide Pat specializes in fly and topwater fishing in the shallow waters of Sabine Lake and Bayous. He caters to anglers of all skill levels and expertise. Each trip with Pat is very informative and educating. He will guide you through the basics before you make your first cast.

With BiGGuns Guide Service, the list of your potential catches will include Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and Tripletail. You will mainly be fishing with artificial lures. If you are fishing with live bait, your guide will have it prepared for the trip. Live shrimps, however, can be purchased at additional $20.

All you have to do is book a trip and set your foot aboard a brand-new 22’ Shoalwater flats boat. This spacious vessel comes powered by a 200 HP Yamaha engine. It can take you and two fishing buddies to the hottest grounds quickly and safely. The boat is rigged with navigational and fish finding equipment, along with a wireless trolling motor, a live well loaded with bait to make your hooks irresistible, and an ice-box.

All trips come with quality rods and reels by Shimano and Lew’s. As well as that, you will be provided with drinks, fish cleaning service, lures, and bait. Fishing licenses are not included in the price.

Pat can meet his clients in many places nearby. Please check it with him before the trip.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half-Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $450
    Morning, afternoon or mid-day.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $600
    Check the bite on Sabine Lake and the waters around it. Fish for Trout, Redfish, Tripletail, and Flounder. The departure can be arranged from different locations, including Beaumont and Port Arthur.
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About the Captain

Pat Powell
Bridge City, Texas, United States
12 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
30 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2017
For Pat Powell, a local guide, fishing is a lifelong passion. He began fishing professionally when he retired from LE after 33 years. Pat takes safety very seriously and always works hard to put his clients on fish. Pat is a lifelong outdoorsman.

About this listing

Targeted species

Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat specs

Shoalwater (Flats boat) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha Offshore engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Life Jackets

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
On request, at market price if purchased.
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

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

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

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

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Customer reviews

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Alvin W.
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6 hr trip with captain Pat

VERIFIED   Half-Day Trip on June 13, 2022
Everything was ready with full gear, equipped with bait, smiles, and Captain Pat even helped us carry our own stuff from the...
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Michael C.
Houston, Texas
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1/2 day trip with Captain Pat

VERIFIED   NEW  Half-Day Trip on August 7, 2022
My 14 year old son and I had a great day fishing. Captain Pat helped us limit out on Trout when others were struggling to catch...
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Kenneth D.
Lafayette, LA
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half-Day Trip on July 30, 2022
Captain Pat kept spirits up while dodging rain and lightning . Fishing was a little slow, as was reminded we weren’t in Louisiana....
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Tim D.
Humble, TX
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Half day trip was what we needed.

VERIFIED   Half-Day Trip on May 27, 2022
Had an exceptional time and would highly recommend Bigguns Guide Service.  Captain. Is amazingly knowledgeable and an excellent...
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Martin G.
Benton, Arkansas
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Capt Powell

VERIFIED   Half-Day Trip on October 31, 2021
Capt. Pat was knowledgeable and very helpful.  Boat was nice and easy for the 3 of us to fish.  We all had a super time and...
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FAQs about Bigguns Guide Service

Bigguns Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group - Half-Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $600 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Bigguns Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box
  • Life Jackets

Trips booked with Bigguns Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (On request, at market price if purchased.)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks

Bigguns Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Bigguns Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Bigguns Guide Service include:
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tripletail