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trip description for Lake Bois D’ Arc in Honey Grove

Hey folks. My name is Jay. This lake has just opened up few weeks ago and is fishing so good. This lake was stocked with Texas raised ShareLunker bass and they are the toughest fighting fish. A 4 pounder with fight like an 8 pounder. Lots of fun. Lake has a lot of flooded woods for great fishing love to get you booked and on this new wonderful lake. It will be the next big thing in fishing. Read More

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Lake Ray Hubbard is a famous DFW fishing spot for largemouth bass, crappie, catfish, striped bass (white bass), and more. Brandon offers night bow fishing, and daytime fishing year round for anglers of all ages and skill levels. Read his latest fishing report to know what to expect on your next fishing adventure with Brandon! Theres no better company to lead you on your next guided trip. Book now for our best available dates! Brandon provides all rods, reels, tackle, baits and bow fishing equipment for up to 8. Read More

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Enjoy a huge day of action-packed Catfishing with Milton and his crew Lake Ray Hubbard, TX! Milton is well known in Texas for his ability to find, hook, and land some absolutely massive Blue Cats, which can get up to fifty pounds and four feet long! Whether you're an experienced angler or new to the sport, Milton will put you on some monsters and make sure you land a real hog. You'll be tossing cut bait, which these Cats love to eat. It'll be heavy tackle, so bring your A-game! You'll be out there on Milton's 20' G3 skiff. She has a shallow draft to let you in to every part of the river, and has a 150HP Yamaha to get you wherever you want to go. Milton will provide all the rods, reels, leaders, bait, snacks and drinks for your trip. All you're required to bring is your Texas All Water License. Milton's boat fits 3 anglers comfortably, so make sure to bring some good company. Finally, make sure to bring a headlamp and bug spray—this is an evening/night trip! Read More

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trip description for Giant Alligator Gar Adventure in Corsicana

If you're looking to land the biggest, baddest freshwater fish south of the Mason-Dixon, this trip with your pro guide, Milton, is what you want. Milton is well known in Texas for his ability to find, hook, and land some absolutely massive Alligator Gar, which can get up to 200 pounds and over six feet long! These fish are top predators in their environments, and hunt everything from fish to frogs to ducks and small mammals. The Trinity River outside of Dallas is home to some of the biggest Gar in the country, so get out there and get some! On this trip, Milton will motor you out to the deep holes in the river, where you'll be using heavy tackle with steel leaders to hook these prehistoric monsters. Gar are ferocious fighters, and going toe-to-toe with one of these fish is an experience like no other. Plus, their alligator-like teeth can do some real damage, so watch out. Milton has a whole cache of secret spots up and down the Trinity, so if it's not happening in your current spot, he'll move you to the next one until the fish start biting! You'll be out there on Milton's 20' G3 skiff. She has a shallow draft to let you in to every part of the river, and has a 150HP Yamaha to get you wherever you want to go. Milton will provide all the rods, reels, leaders, bait, snacks and drinks for your trip. All you're required to bring is your Texas All Water License. Milton's boat fits 3 anglers comfortably, so make sure to bring some good company. Finally, bring sun protection and proper clothing—it can get hot out there! Read More

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trip description for Lake Fork Bass Trip in Lake Fork

Captain Marc's Bass Fishing Trip in Lake Fork, Texas is the place to be for trophy bass. The big bass will be lurking and ready to make dreams come true. Bass fishing at its finest! Lake Fork is known as one of the best lakes in the country for trophy bass fishing, and Captain Marc knows how to fish it. On Captain Marc's 4 or 8 hour Bass Fishing Trip, you can expect to catch largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and spotted bass. The techniques you'll use depend on the time of year and the water conditions, but they may include fishing with artificial lures, live bait, or fly fishing. Captain Marc's Boat is a top-of-the-line bass boat that is perfect for a day out on the lake. It is 22 feet long and has a 250-horsepower engine. The boat also features two power poles, bow-mounted GPS and fishfinder electronics, and a wireless trolling motor. The boat is perfect for a day of fishing or just cruising around the lake. All rods, reels, tackle, and bait are included on the Bass Fishing Trip. You will need to bring a valid Texas fishing license, and Captain Marc recommends that you bring sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, snacks, drinks, and lunch if you are planning on being out on the lake all day. Fishing licenses can be purchased online or at most tackle shops. Captain Marc also recommends that you wear comfortable clothing and shoes that you don't mind getting wet. Bass fishing can be a lot of fun, but it can also be challenging at times. Be prepared to get hooked and have a great time! Read More

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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Guide in Alba

What are the best fishing trips in Alba?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 29 trips in Alba, and the most popular trips in the area are Trophy Chasing on Lake Fork guided by Eddie, Big Bass on Lake Fork guided by Jay, and Your Next Trophy on Lake Fork guided by Jay.

Our guides in Alba are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 2711 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Another popular city nearby for booking a charter is Lake Fork.

Looking for kid friendly guides / fishing lessons in Alba? Check out our beginner and family friendly guides in Alba.

What types of fishing trips are common in Alba?

Lake fishing is the most popular in Alba as well as river fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Alba are: 1. largemouth bass, 2. blue catfish, 3. alligator gar, and 4. crappie.

The most common fishing techniques in Alba are light tackle fishing, heavy tackle fishing, and artificial lure fishing but bottom fishing and cut bait fishing are popular as well.

How much does an Alba fishing trip cost?

in Alba prices can range anywhere from about $526 to $4,890, but the average price for a half day trip in Alba is $2,163. The average price for a full day trip in Alba is $1,744.

What month is best for fishing in Alba?

The most popular season for fishing in Alba is fall, and most anglers book their trips 44 days in advance.

Do I need a Alba fishing license and what are the bag limits in Alba?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Alba, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Alba. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Alba.

What is fishing in Alba all about?

Alba, Texas, nestled in the heart of the Piney Woods region, offers anglers a tranquil and rewarding fishing experience amidst the picturesque surroundings of East Texas. The town is surrounded by several lakes and reservoirs, making it a haven for fishing enthusiasts of all skill levels. One of the prominent fishing spots in Alba is Lake Fork Reservoir, renowned for its trophy bass fishing. Anglers flock to Lake Fork in pursuit of largemouth bass, with the lake holding numerous records for bass catches. Whether fishing from the shore, boat, or kayak, anglers can enjoy the thrill of reeling in a prized bass against the backdrop of lush greenery and serene waters.

Additionally, Alba provides access to other nearby lakes such as Lake Quitman and Lake Holbrook, offering diverse fishing opportunities for a variety of species. These lakes are stocked with bass, catfish, crappie, and sunfish, providing anglers with ample options for productive outings. Whether casting from the bank, trolling from a boat, or fly fishing from the shallows, anglers in Alba can find a fishing spot suited to their preferences and techniques. With its peaceful atmosphere and abundant fish populations, Alba presents an ideal setting for anglers seeking relaxation and adventure on the water.

Moreover, Alba's proximity to the Sabine River offers anglers the chance to explore one of Texas' renowned river systems. The Sabine River is known for its diverse fish species, including bass, catfish, and sunfish, making it a popular destination for both bank and boat fishing. Anglers can cast their lines from the riverbank or drift along in a boat while enjoying the scenic beauty of the surrounding forests and wetlands. Whether seeking trophy bass on Lake Fork or casting for panfish on Lake Quitman, anglers in Alba can enjoy a memorable fishing experience amidst the natural splendor of East Texas.

What are the most popular months to fish in Alba?

Alba, Texas, experiences distinct fishing seasons throughout the year, each offering unique opportunities for anglers to pursue their favorite catches. Spring heralds the beginning of the fishing season in Alba, as warmer temperatures awaken aquatic life and trigger feeding frenzies. This time of year is ideal for targeting species like largemouth bass, crappie, and catfish as they become more active in preparation for spawning. Anglers can often find success in the region's lakes, reservoirs, and rivers as fish move into shallower waters to spawn.

As summer arrives, Alba's fishing scene shifts focus to early mornings and late evenings to avoid the heat of the day. With temperatures rising, many fish species seek cooler, deeper waters, making them more challenging to locate during the daytime. However, anglers can still find success by targeting shaded areas, deeper holes, and underwater structures where fish may congregate to escape the heat. Additionally, summer presents opportunities for night fishing, particularly for species like catfish, which are more active during the cooler nighttime hours.

Fall ushers in another exciting fishing season in Alba as cooling temperatures trigger changes in fish behavior. As water temperatures gradually decrease, fish become more active and feed aggressively to build up reserves for the upcoming winter months. Fall is an excellent time to target a wide range of species, including bass, crappie, and sunfish, as they actively forage in preparation for winter. Anglers can take advantage of the pleasant weather and vibrant foliage to enjoy productive days on the water before the arrival of winter.

What types of fishing are popular in Alba?

In Alba, Texas, anglers have the opportunity to engage in various types of fishing, each offering its own unique experience and challenges. One popular method is bass fishing, particularly on Lake Fork Reservoir, which is renowned for its trophy bass fishing. Anglers can pursue largemouth bass using a variety of techniques such as casting with artificial lures, flipping and pitching around cover, and topwater fishing during the early morning and late evening hours. Whether fishing from the shore, boat, or kayak, bass fishing enthusiasts can enjoy thrilling battles and the chance to reel in trophy-sized catches against the backdrop of East Texas' scenic beauty.

Moreover, Alba provides opportunities for catfish fishing in its lakes and reservoirs, including Lake Fork and nearby water bodies. Catfish are abundant in these waters, offering anglers the chance to target species such as channel catfish, blue catfish, and flathead catfish. Anglers can use a variety of techniques such as bottom fishing with live bait or prepared stink baits to entice strikes from these bottom-dwelling fish. Whether fishing from the bank, boat, or kayak, catfish enthusiasts can enjoy leisurely days on the water and the opportunity to reel in sizable catches while soaking in the tranquility of East Texas' countryside.

Furthermore, Alba offers opportunities for panfish fishing in its smaller lakes, ponds, and creeks scattered throughout the area. Panfish species such as crappie, bluegill, and sunfish can be found in abundance, providing anglers with the chance to enjoy relaxed outings and the opportunity to reel in a variety of catches. Anglers can use techniques such as jigging, bobber fishing, and fly fishing to target panfish in these waters, creating a rewarding and enjoyable fishing experience for anglers of all ages and skill levels.

What species are popular in Alba?

Alba, Texas, offers anglers a diverse range of fishing species to target throughout the year, thanks to its proximity to various water bodies, including lakes, reservoirs, and rivers. One of the most sought-after catches in these waters is the largemouth bass. Renowned for its aggressive strikes and robust fights, the largemouth bass is a favorite among anglers in Alba. Whether casting from the shore or navigating the waters in a boat, targeting largemouth bass promises an exhilarating angling experience.

In addition to largemouth bass, Alba is home to a variety of other fish species waiting to be hooked. Crappie, with their delicious flesh and schooling behavior, are popular targets among anglers in the region. Whether fishing from a boat or the shoreline, anglers can enjoy productive outings targeting crappie in the numerous lakes and reservoirs surrounding Alba. Catfish, including channel, blue, and flathead varieties, are also abundant in the area's waterways, providing anglers with opportunities for leisurely days of bottom fishing or more active pursuits like jug fishing.

Beyond the thrill of the catch, fishing in Alba allows anglers to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape. Whether casting a line in the tranquil waters of Lake Fork or exploring the scenic shores of nearby lakes, anglers can enjoy breathtaking views of rolling hills, expansive skies, and abundant wildlife. With its rich diversity of fishing species and picturesque surroundings, Alba invites fishing enthusiasts to experience the joy of angling in its pristine waters throughout the year.

What are the best places to fish in Alba?

In Alba, Texas, anglers have access to several prime fishing locations that offer diverse opportunities to reel in prized catches amidst the scenic beauty of East Texas. Lake Fork Reservoir stands out as one of the top fishing spots in Alba, renowned for its trophy bass fishing. Largemouth bass thrive in the lake's clear waters, attracting anglers from far and wide in pursuit of their next big catch. With numerous submerged structures, shallow flats, and hidden coves, Lake Fork provides ample opportunities for anglers to explore and discover their own secret fishing spots while enjoying stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

Additionally, nearby Lake Quitman and Lake Holbrook offer excellent fishing opportunities for a variety of species, including bass, catfish, crappie, and sunfish. These smaller lakes provide anglers with tranquil settings and abundant fish populations, making them ideal destinations for family outings or solo fishing adventures. Whether casting from the shore, trolling from a boat, or fly fishing from the shallows, anglers in Alba can find a fishing spot suited to their preferences and techniques while enjoying the peace and serenity of East Texas' countryside.

Moreover, the Sabine River near Alba offers anglers the chance to explore one of Texas' renowned river systems, known for its diverse fish species and scenic beauty. The Sabine River is home to bass, catfish, and sunfish, providing anglers with opportunities for both bank and boat fishing. Anglers can cast their lines from the riverbank or drift along in a boat while enjoying the tranquility of the surrounding forests and wetlands. With its diverse fishing opportunities and picturesque landscapes, Alba offers something for every angler to enjoy amidst the natural splendor of East Texas.

Other things to do in Alba

In addition to fishing, Alba, Texas, offers visitors a variety of activities and attractions to enjoy. Nature enthusiasts can explore the scenic beauty of the region by hiking, birdwatching, or picnicking in the nearby parks and nature preserves. Lake Fork Creek Wildlife Management Area provides opportunities for outdoor recreation, with hiking trails winding through forests and wetlands, offering glimpses of native wildlife and bird species. Visitors can also explore the nearby Sabine National Forest, known for its dense pine forests, pristine lakes, and tranquil hiking trails.

For those interested in history and culture, Alba boasts several historic sites and museums worth exploring. The Old Mill Pond Museum showcases the history of the area with exhibits on local industries, pioneer life, and Native American artifacts. Visitors can learn about the region's rich heritage and explore artifacts dating back to the early settlers. Additionally, the nearby town of Mineola offers charming boutiques, antique shops, and art galleries, providing opportunities for shopping and cultural exploration.

Food and wine enthusiasts can indulge in the culinary delights of Alba and the surrounding area. Visitors can sample local cuisine at quaint cafes and restaurants, savoring dishes made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Additionally, the region is home to several wineries and vineyards, offering wine tastings and tours where visitors can sample a variety of wines made from locally grown grapes. Whether exploring nature, delving into history, or enjoying the local cuisine, Alba offers a range of activities to suit every interest and preference.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Jason did a great job on our hog hunt!

    Matthew W. with Jason M. of Lindale, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip, guides were excellent, friendly and accommodating! They put in the time and effort to get us on fish even late into the tear on a cold day when fishing east expected to be good

    Jeromy K. with Bubba B. of Dallas, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Great time with our guide cody. Will be back again .

    Timothy D. with Bubba B. of Dallas, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Terrific trip with Milton. Fishing started slow, but we stuck it out and everybody caught their first-ever gar! Milton moved spots several times to get us more shots, and we caught fish while every other boat on the river got skunked. Will definitely be back!

    with Milton N. of Corsicana, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    We went out with one of Milton's guides, Captain Manny. We chatted over texts before the trip and I'm glad we did. He asked about what we were expecting; trophies or quantity. This led him to suggest a different lake, which was the same distance from us. And it was perfect! He educated us on catfishing around the area and we picked his brain about fishing in general. That alone is worth the price of a guide. On top of that, he put us on a 20 lb blue in the first 15 minutes. The boat was very roomy for the 3 of us plus the Captain and just about anything else you would want to bring. I would consider this a very family and beginner friendly trip. They provided all gear and tackle. It whole process was so convenient I'm already thinking about the next dates I can get out there again.

    Adam M. with Milton N. of Ennis, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    We went with Cody and had a great time. I bass fish a lot but never thought about Alligator Gar fishing. But some friends from Czech Republic came to see me and that was on there bucket list. So we booked with Captain Experiences. The whole experience from start to finish was great. Shawna was great and keep us updated on everything. and was very quick to respond to any questions that we had. Cody sure knows what he is doing. our largest was 160.25 lbs. and I do think I will be going back. I do recommend you give it a try. Terry Varden

    Terry V. with Bubba B. of Dallas, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great time fishing with Marc!

    Rodney H. with Marc M. of Lake Fork, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Everyone I interacted with was very supportive and helpful. I absolutely had no trouble whatsoever and it was a pleasure using Captain Experiences

    Sam B. with Bubba B. of Palestine, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Dawson runs an absolutely awesome 5 star operation. Putting us on big alligator gar at every turn. We will be repeat clients as soon as we can. What a day! What a trip! You haven’t caught big gar until you’ve fished with Dawson

    Chris S. with Dawson H. of Corsicana, Texas

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