Gary's Guide Service in Matagorda, Texas

Guided by Gary Mach

Flats Inshore

About Your Guide

9 Years of Experience
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Captain Gary is a USCG and Texas Parks and Wildlife licensed guide who enjoys fishing East and West Matagorda Bays, the Matagorda Surf, Matagorda Jetties, and the Colorado River. He started fishing at 8 years old and has fished the East and West Bay complex for over two decades. He started Gary’s Guide Service in 2013 and has thoroughly enjoyed every second of it.

Captain Gary will tailor his trips to the preferences and skill levels of his anglers - just let him know what you’re looking for! He specializes in catching Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder but frequently chases Black Drum and Tripletail. He is a diverse fisherman with expertise in wade fishing, drifting, spinning, and Flounder gigging.

Hit the water with Captain Gary for an unforgettable fishing adventure!

Gary's Guide Service Trips

Come explore the Gulf Coast with Captain Gary! On this 5-hour (half-day) or 8-hour (full day) trip, you’ll be targeting the plethora of Gator Trout that inhabit these waters. You could also reel in some Black Drum, Flounder, Redfish, and Sheepshead. You’ll be fishing from Captain Gary’s 24 ft SVT Tran Cat Center console which can accommodate four anglers. Make sure you bring a valid Texas saltwater fishing license, food and drinks for the day, sunscreen, a hat, and a cooler to take home your day’s catch. Captain Gary will provide all rods, reels, and tackle. You can purchase live bait for an additional fee. Enjoy your day out on the water with Captain Gary! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Matagorda

Gator Trout Trip

100% (5)
24 ft 1 - 4 People From $206 / person

Recent Reviews of Gary's Guide Service

Billy S.


We had a great time fishing with Gary. Super funny guy! He took us to places he knew we’d catch some fish! We will for sure be booking next year on our trip!

Steven T.


My son and I really enjoyed our day with Capt Gary. He is a great guy and we caught some nice fish! I grilled some redfish according to his recommendations right after getting home from our trip with him and it was delicious!

Gary N.


Had afternoon trip with Captain Gary and he called day before telling us we could go earlier if we wanted if we wanted. Started about 10 and Capt Gary worked very hard teaching my sons everything as this was their first time in the bay. Things started slow but he kept us moving looking for better spots where we caught a few fish. Gary even made sure my 14 yr old got to reel in first fish since it was his birthday. Near the end of the day, he decided to take on another ride and then we started to catch quite a few fish. We stayed there well past our scheduled appointment and caught a bunch of keepers and released many more. He was intent on my boys catching fish regardless…Gary cleaned our fish quickly and we were on our way. Definitely recommend Capt Gary and plan to return for our next trip!

Margarito S.


Capt Gary is extremely knowledgeable and will work hard to put you on the fish. Thanks to this fishing trip I was able to land my personal best Trout.thanks again Gary and we will definitely be fishing again

William R.


We had an awesome time with captain Gary very down to earth guy. I will definitely book him again.


Black Drum, Flounder, Redfish, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout


Artificial Lure Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Wading

Types of Fishing

Flats, Inshore

Start Location

189 County Road 213, Matagorda, TX 77457, United States | Bodies of water fished: East Matagorda Bay, Matagorda Bay

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