Captain
Tony Gonzalez

Member since February 2017 Rockport, United States
Background
I have been in customer service my whole life. waiter/bartender in college. I ran a pool service company for 10 years just for the love of water, you become part of peoples families and got to meet a lot of interesting people. I grew up on Galveston Bay fishing piers and wade fishing at the end of my street. It wasn't till I was invited on a guided fishing trip with a local guide Russell Grumbels did I see a full box of fish. Over the next 10 years I got to fish with Russell countless times until he retired. I learned a lot and stayed in touch. With a little push from friends and family I decide to go for it, I only wish I had done it earlier.
Techniques
I fish older techniques, I learned from a guide who's since retired. I prefer to fish with croakers, piggy perch, and shrimp for trout, depending on bait availability and what season it is. Fish swim and you have to find them, the day of secret spots are long gone. If you would like to fish lures I'll be glad do that. I do compete in various Pro tournaments that are artificial only but when it comes to fishing with clients families and kiddos I found bait fishing is more exciting. Nothing like watching that croaker get nervous and watching that line stretch, reel, reel, reel. The art of casting comes into play in this style of fishing, a rodsman like a swordsman. I have converted several lure fisherman to bait fisherman once they learned my technique which was taught to me. Most of the pictures I have displayed are first time fisherman, its my job to put you on the fish so you can experience a trip of a life time.

Hey, I'm Captain Tony Gonzalez

Rockport, United States
Background
I have been in customer service my whole life. waiter/bartender in college. I ran a pool service company for 10 years just for the love of water, you become part of peoples families and got to meet a lot of interesting people. I grew up on Galveston Bay fishing piers and wade fishing at the end of my street. It wasn't till I was invited on a guided fishing trip with a local guide Russell Grumbels did I see a full box of fish. Over the next 10 years I got to fish with Russell countless times until he retired. I learned a lot and stayed in touch. With a little push from friends and family I decide to go for it, I only wish I had done it earlier.
Techniques
I fish older techniques, I learned from a guide who's since retired. I prefer to fish with croakers, piggy perch, and shrimp for trout, depending on bait availability and what season it is. Fish swim and you have to find them, the day of secret spots are long gone. If you would like to fish lures I'll be glad do that. I do compete in various Pro tournaments that are artificial only but when it comes to fishing with clients families and kiddos I found bait fishing is more exciting. Nothing like watching that croaker get nervous and watching that line stretch, reel, reel, reel. The art of casting comes into play in this style of fishing, a rodsman like a swordsman. I have converted several lure fisherman to bait fisherman once they learned my technique which was taught to me. Most of the pictures I have displayed are first time fisherman, its my job to put you on the fish so you can experience a trip of a life time.
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 159 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Caught fish
96%
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Richard B. J.
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What a great day

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on March 22, 2024
We will ask Mr Gonzalez to take us out again. He was so helpful and helped my wife through out our trip. She is who I wanted...
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Gilbert R.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Looking for Reds

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on November 4, 2023
We met Captain Tony at the schedule boat ramp, and from the time we left the ramp he was already explaining our game plan for...
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Keith P.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Got grandfathers!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on October 21, 2023
If u have a young grandson and u want their first fishing trip to go perfectly the stop and book here! The Capt was awesome...
Keith P. recommends Capt. Tony Gonzalez Inshore Fishing
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Keith P.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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He knows where the fish are hiding out!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on October 23, 2023
Capt Gonzales put us on the fish and we had a great time.  While not all of the fish we caught were keepers we did catch and...
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Jason P.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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INCREDIBLE

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 13, 2024
Amazing fishing, conversation and recommendations. We caught trout, redfish and black drum all day. Tony filleted the fish...
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