Alligator Gar Fishing Guide in Coldspring, Texas

Guided by Kirk Kirkland

Duck Hog River

About Your Guide

44 Years of Experience
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With over 40 years of alligator gar fishing and guiding experience, Captain Kirk is the original alligator gar fishing guide for rod and reel catch and release angling.

Captain Kirk started guiding alligator gar fishing in 1999, and since then, he's caught alligator gar from Mexico to the Mississippi river and all parts in between. He has caught the largest gar ever by rod and reel, a 365 lb alligator gar in 1991 that was fish was 9 ft 6 in long.

Captain Kirk is proud to say that he's caught 6 fish over 300 lbs, and his trips catch from 1 to 6 fish over 200 lbs each year. Captain Kirk has also amassed over 100 IGFA world records for all species.

Captain Kirk gets it done when it comes to catching monster Alligator Gar- he's great with kids and families and looks forward to hosting your next unforgettable adventure!

Kirk also runs badass hog hunts out of Coldspring, Texas! Join him to blast some feral hogs, which are a major problem in this part of the country.

Alligator Gar Fishing Guide Trips

When you hop on board with Kirk, you're sure to have one of the best Gar fishing experiences around! Starting in Coldspring, on this 8-hour excursion you'll be targeting massive Alligator Gar with a rod-and-reel approach. Alligator Gar are one of the most distinctive looking fish you can find, with an alligator-like head and a fish-like body. Kirk is a true pioneer of Gar fishing, holding the record for the largest ever rod-and-reel caught Gar at 365 lbs! He's sure to help you haul in some of these massive beasts. Expect to use a classic rod and reel to lure these in. Kirk conducts these trips on his 18' Weldbilt skiff boat that can take you through even the shallowest waters. She can accommodate up to 4 anglers, so bring some good company! Rods, reels, tackle and bait will be provided. Make sure to bring a valid Texas Freshwater Fishing License, food and drinks of your choice, a hat, and sunscreen. Come land some massive fish with Kirk! Read More

River Fishing Trip in Coldspring

World Record Alligator Gar

100% (5)
18 ft 1 - 4 People From $188 / person

Head out for some fast and furious early-morning action chasing Wood Ducks on Lake Livingston! Your guide and outfitter, Kirk, will provide all the scouting, decoys, transportation, blind setups, and calling for your morning hunt. Unlike diving ducks and puddle ducks, Wood Ducks move on a much more consistent schedule and they don't dally. Between first light and sunrise, big flocks move from the roost site to their food source, all at once. If you're hitting your marks, you can have a very efficient morning hunt! Lake Livingston attracts many species of puddle and diving ducks. Wood Ducks and Mallards, are the most sought-after here. They prefer backwater habitats, especially the sloughs and oxbows common in this area. Kirk has been hunting this lake for years and has the perfect honey holes and set ups, coupled with proper scouting, to get you plenty of shots on the Woodys. Kirk runs these trips on his 18' Weldbilt skiff, with a shallow draft to take you through even the skinniest waters. She can accommodate up to 4 hunters, so bring some good company! You'll typically be hunting from the boat itself, nestled back up amongst the marsh banks, since public property can be scarce around Lake Livingston. Kirk asks that you bring your own shotguns, shells, camoflauge, and waders. You will also need your Texas hunting license and a federal duckstamp as well. Read More

Duck Hunting Trip in Coldspring

Lake Livingston Wood Duck Shoot

100% (4)
18 ft 1 - 2 People From $250 / person

Join your outfitter, Kirk, for an epic nighttime hog hunt using AR-10s equipped with thermal scopes! On this hunt you’ll be able to shoot as many hogs as you can find as you stalk these beasts through the night. Kirk will provide you with the A-10 rifles, thermal scopes, and .308 ammunition- perfect for sighting and putting down big hogs! Kirk does not provide lodging, but there are plenty of affordable lodging options in the area. This is a night hunt, so you’ll arrive around 7PM, or just after dusk, and spend around 5 hours stalking the hogs. Although there are no guarantees, Kirk's hunts frequently take out 10-30 hogs in a given night! Kirk also provides hog cleaning for an additional feel which varies based on how many hogs and the size of the hogs. Feral hogs are a major problem in Texas, causing tens of millions of dollars in agricultural damage annually, and you can help out by whackin' 'em with high-caliber ammunition. Whether this is your first hog hunt or your hundredth, these trips are a blast for everyone! Read More

Hog Hunting Trip in Coldspring

Coldspring Nighttime Hog Hunt

100% (4)
18 ft 1 - 3 People From $267 / person

Head out for some fast and furious early-morning action chasing ducks down in Lake Choke Canyon! Your guide and outfitter, Kirk, will provide all the scouting, decoys, transportation, blind setups, and calling for your morning hunt. Whether you're an experienced duck hunter or just getting into the sport, this South Texas duck hunt will be a real blast for anyone. Your guide and outfitter, Kirk, has years of experience hunting the South Texas coast, and will put you right on the birds. Texas is smack in the middle of the Central Flyway, and is a stopover for dozens of migratory waterfowl specied. The lakes here draw hundreds of thousands of ducks annually, including Green-Winged and Blue-Winged Teals, Wigeons, Redheads, Pintails, Gadwalls, and Mottled Ducks. You can target all of these species, which are exciting quarries and great eating to boot! Kirk runs these trips on his 18' Weldbilt skiff, with a shallow draft to take you through even the skinniest waters. She can accommodate up to 4 hunters, so bring some good company! You'll typically be hunting from the boat itself, nestled back up amongst the marsh banks, since public property can be scarce around Lake Livingston. Kirk asks that you bring your own shotguns, shells, camoflauge, and waders. You will also need your Texas hunting license and a federal duckstamp as well. Read More

Duck Hunting Trip in Coldspring

Lake Choke Canyon Duck Shoot

100% (4)
18 ft 1 - 7 People From $167 / person

Recent Reviews of Alligator Gar Fishing Guide

Danny F.

Hunting

Absolutely the best time we ever had. Great guide

Naoki

Verified Review Hunting

We got one allegator gar. Thank you!

Josh P.

Hunting

Great trip, alot of fun. Exceeded our expectations and caught more fish that I thought we would. Our captain informative and good with our boys.

Walter T.

Hunting

One day trip with Ryan. Stay in the cabin if possible, you leave right from there. My son put 100lb fish on the boat. The look on his face was priceless!!!

Beau M.

Hunting

Knowledgeable capt with great equipment and experience. Great entertainer!

Species

Alligator Gar, Blue-Winged Teal, Gadwall, Green-Winged Teal, Hog, Mottled Duck, Northern Pintail, Northern Shoveler, Wigeon

Techniques

Heavy Tackle Fishing, Rifle Hunting, Shotgun Hunting

Types of Trip

Duck, Hog, River

Start Location

Browder's 3278 Marina, Farm to Market Road 3278, Coldspring, TX, USA | Areas hunted: Lake Livingston

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