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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Sara D.
Very good
3.7 / 5
Experience:
Good
3.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Fishing with Tony

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 12, 2024
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Hugo E.
Houston, Texas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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2 day trip with my wife and 17 yr old son

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 5, 2022
Tony is a consummate professional who is very knowledgeable of his craft.  He is a good teacher and though I’ve been on...
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Eddie P.
Keller, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full Day trip with Captain Tony

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 6, 2022
Great fishing trip with Captain Tony, able to hook up on some Trouts, Reds, Gafftopsail and a couple of Gar. Pictures don’t...
Eddie P. recommends Capt. Tony Gonzalez Inshore Fishing
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Corey D.
Very good
3.7 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Good
3.0 / 5
Crew
Good
3.0 / 5
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Tough fishing days in mid-summer

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 10, 2023
The Texas Gulf Coast can be hit or miss in the middle of Summer. You really got to get your fish on in the Middle of Summer....
Corey D. does not recommend Capt. Tony Gonzalez Inshore Fishing
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Mike C.
Boyd, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Full day with Tony

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 17, 2020
Me and my son did a full day with Tony in the Bay.  Got out and the trout were slow, but we kept at it.  Tony started to...
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