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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Bobby B.
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great time fishing!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on November 20, 2023
Capt Tony was a great host and teacher. Put me on the fish and limited out on reds and specs. Would definitely book him again.
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Ccynthia R.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Fun day

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on September 16, 2023
Tony was very personable and knowledgeable. He worked steadily making sure all lines were repeatedly baited and watched to...
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Weston M.
FAIR OAKS, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Family Morning Trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 28, 2023
Captain Tony was awesome. He put on fish, but more importantly, he was patient and easy going with my wife and kids. I would...
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Gregory G.
Canyon Lake, TX
Very good
3.7 / 5
Experience:
Good
3.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

Full Day Saint Charles Bay

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 12, 2023
We were three related adults from Canyon Lake and Fulshear who booked a full day with Tony for 07/12/23. We met at 6:15am at...
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Troy K.
Austin, Texas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Father and Sons day trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on September 22, 2023
Captain TG was more than expected. His knowledge of the fishing spots, having the right gear, and his enthusiasm for being...
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