Anglers Choice Guide Service in South Padre Island, Texas

Guided by Gary Farmer

Flats Inshore

About Your Guide

22 Years of Experience

Captain Gary is a life-long fisherman and outdoorsman who grew up fishing these beautiful South Texas waters surrounding South Padre Island and Port Isabel Texas. Captain Gary is U.S.C.G. licensed and specializes in inshore (shallow water) saltwater fishing for all the area has to offer including trout, redfish, flounder, snook, and many other local variety

Anglers Choice Guide Service Trips

Head out onto the world-renowned waters of the South Texas Riviera with Captain Gary! He specializes in hooking into all kinds of inshore sportfish, including Speckled Trout, Red Fish, Flounder, Snook, Black Drum and Mangrove Snapper. Captain Gary is happy to cater your trip to your goals and is willing to fish with many different methods. He can also provide some expert tips and tricks so that you can improve your fishing abilities as well. So, whether it's landing your first bruiser Trout, chasing the "Big Three", or watching your little ones light up with smiles, no one takes your time on the water more seriously than Captain Gary. For your trip, Captain Gary will provide rods, reels, tackle, bait, and ice for your catch. All the necessities for a successful day out on the water are provided; all you have to bring is your favorite snacks and drink, a camera, and your Texas fishing license! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Port Isabel

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24 ft 1 - 6 People From $142 / person

Recent Reviews of Anglers Choice Guide Service



Our vacation was fantastic. Gary is extremely knowledgable. Capt Gary is my recommendation for your next trip.



Captain Gary was fantastic company. We had a great day fishing, seeing dolphins, and watching the sunset.



Gary hooked us up, and we had a fantastic afternoon. I couldn't have asked for a nicer vacation.

Dennis S.


Fantastic trip!!


Verified Review Fishing

Gary helped us catch the fish trifecta (red, trout, flounder) along with some other species that were released. What an expert teacher and guide!

Bill G.


My family of 5 had a great time. Early in the trip Capt. Gary spotted a pod of dolphins and pulled the boat in front of them and took off. To our amazement they all followed the boat and rode the wake, swimming fast and jumping. It seemed like they were having fun and we had fun watching. It was a slow fishing day but we did catch several speckled trout. We could have kept more than we did but the state had recently raised the minimum length from 16” to 17” because so many fish had been lost due to the freeze that happened in February. We highly recommend Gary.

Chad H.


Absolute BLAST! Captain Gary is the BEST! Born and raised in the area he can answer all your questions and my girlfriend had a ton of them. Captain Gary was extremely patient with us. We didn’t have a clue what we were doing or needed to be doing. He took us to several places and showed us things we were not even expecting to see. He was the perfect guide on the perfect trip on the perfect day. I HIGHLY recommenend Captain Gary and this fishing experience. Totally unforgettable and still smiling about it two days later. Worth every penny AND the 20 hour round trip drive from Amarillo. Can’t wait to do it again and I promise it will only be with Captain Gary at the helm.

Angie J.


We booked this tour for our sons 10th bday. Captain Gary is so friendly and down to earth. He made us so comfortable from the start. As we headed out he pointed out different birds and told a bit about them. He told us of some of the other boats and what their purpose was. He made sure to get us to where we could see the dolphins even! Once we got to fishing he was so knowledgeable and helpful as we hadn’t fished in years and it was our kids’ first time. We all had a great time! My son said he wants to go again but only with Captain Gary….and we will definitely be back!

Alicia F.


We took my son and a friend out with Capt. Gary for his 10th birthday. Gary was friendly, knowledgeable, patient with the kids (and the adults!), and made sure we caught our limit of speckled trout. We did our best to catch other species once we had our limit of trout, but came up short. It didn’t matter one bit because we all had such a great time and had plenty of fish to show for our efforts. Gary also took us to spot dolphins with our last minutes once we had used all our bait. The boys even enjoyed our time waiting for the catch to be cleaned (by a pair of quick and skilled cleaners) as a group of pelicans and gulls made short work of the leftovers. All in all a great day on the water! We’ll be booking with Capt. Gary again for sure.


Black Drum, Flounder, Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout


Artificial Lure Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Cut Bait Fishing, Drift Fishing, Jigging, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Topwater Fishing

Types of Fishing

Flats, Inshore

Start Location

418 State Park Road 100, Port Isabel, TX, USA | Bodies of water fished: Laguna Madre

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