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Fishing in Port Aransas

Flats, Inshore, Jetty Fishing Charter in Port Aransas

Corpus Christi Flounder Gigging

100% (2)
20 ft 1 - 5 People From $650
Fishing in Corsicana

River Fishing Trip in Corsicana

Giant Alligator Gar Adventure

100% (2)
20 ft 1 - 3 People From $750
Fishing in Houston

Lake, River Fishing Trip in Houston

Trophy Alligator Gar Bowfishing

80% (5)
23 ft 1 - 8 People From $1,250
Fishing in Dallas

Lake, River Fishing Trip in Dallas

Texas Alligator Gar Classic

100% (4)
23 ft 1 - 4 People From $850
Fishing in Houston

Lake, River Fishing Trip in Houston

3 Day Alligator Gar Bowfishing

80% (5)
23 ft 1 - 8 People From $3,400
Fishing in Roma

Lake Fishing Trip in Roma

Falcon Lake Bass And Cats

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22 ft 1 - 6 People From $250

Top Cities for Alligator Gar Fishing in Texas

Most Popular Types of Alligator Gar Trips in Texas

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Fishing in Houston
Fishing in Houston
Fishing in Houston
trip description for Monster Gar on Rod and Reel in Houston

Head out with Gar Master Mark for an awesome day of freshwater Garfishing! Alligator Gar are one of the most distinct fish you can find, and Mark is one of the best guides around to help you hook one. His success rate with these exciting monsters is as high as 90 percent! These hunts give you opportunities for several trophy Alligator Gar, as well as many other species. Plus your fish will be prepped for your travel home or to the taxidermist. If you’re just coming for the meat, Mark will be happy to clean and bag your filets for you. On these 6 to 7-hour trips, you and Mark will motor out on Lake Livingston where you'll be casting bait and lures for trophy-sized Alligator Gar. All deposits are final and non-refundable. However, if necessary you may reschedule your date or dates if needed due to unforeseen circumstances. Trips can also be extended at customers' request! Read More

Lake, River Fishing Trip near Huntsville

Monster Gar On Rod And Reel

80% (5)
23 ft 1 - 8 People From $750
Fishing in Huntsville
Fishing in Huntsville
Fishing in Huntsville
trip description for Alligator Gar Fishing Near Houston in Huntsville

Prepare for some of the best freshwater fishing in Texas when you hop on board with Bubba! Bubba knows Texas’s freshwater fishing hotspots like the back of his hand and will take you to where the fish bite. On this 8-hour trip you'll be venturing into the Trinity River near Huntsville to target the massive, prehistoric-looking Alligator Gar! These beasts are one of the most distinctive looking fish you can find, with a needle-like head that looks like an alligator's and the body of a fish. Expect to use a classic rod and reel with live bait, cut bait, or artificial lure to get these to bite. Bubba conducts these trips on his 23' SeaArk skiff boat that can take you through even the shallowest waters. She can accommodate up to 4 anglers, so bring some good company! Bubba provides rods, reels, tackle and bait. Make sure to bring a valid Texas Freshwater Fishing License, food and drinks of your choice, a hat, and sunscreen. Come enjoy this fishing adventure with Bubba! Read More

Lake, River Fishing Trip in Huntsville

Alligator Gar Fishing Near Houston

100% (4)
23 ft 1 - 4 People From $850
Fishing in Coldspring
Fishing in Coldspring
Fishing in Coldspring
trip description for World Record Alligator Gar in Coldspring

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 near Huntsville

World Record Alligator Gar

100% (1)
18 ft 1 - 4 People From $750
Fishing in Houston
Fishing in Houston
Fishing in Houston
trip description for "Alpha" Alligator Gar Bowfishing in Houston

Head out with Mike for an awesome day of freshwater Gar bowfishing! Alligator Gar are one of the most distinctive looking fish you can find, and Mike is one of the best guides around to help you spear one. His success rate with these exciting monsters is as high as 90 percent! This Alligator Gar trophy hunting trip is designed for the individuals looking for a monster wallhanger. This all-inclusive trip features everything you need for the Gar trip of a lifetime—3 days of fishing, 2 nights of lodging and meals are all included, as well as pickup to and from the hotel, fishing locations and dining spots. On these 3 days of exciting fishing, Mike will motor you out on Lake Livingston in the morning where you'll be bowfishing for trophy-sized Alligator Gar for 8 hours, or until you get your fill! These 3 day trips will give you more than enough tremendous opportunities to connect on a trophy sized Alligator Gar. Plus it allows Mike to move to another location if one area has slowed down due to changes in weather and conditions. All bowfishing packages include equipment (let Mike know if you are a lefty or righty) & fish cleaning. Mike's boat holds 8 comfortably, so make sure to bring some good company! All deposits are final and non-refundable. However, if necessary you may reschedule your date or dates if needed due to unforeseen circumstances. Trips can also be extended at customers' request! Mike hunts anywhere in Texas. Read More

Lake, River Fishing Trip near Huntsville

"Alpha" Alligator Gar Bowfishing

80% (5)
1 - 4 People From $4,200
Fishing in Corsicana
Fishing in Corsicana
Fishing in Corsicana
trip description for Gar Fishing Trip in Corsicana

If you are on the search for one of the best guided alligator gar fishing trips ever, this is your stop. Texas is the best place in the world to catch trophy alligator gar, over six feet long and 100 pounds, with a rod and reel. During your eight hour trip, Dawson will help you navigate the tricky waters of Trinity River, guiding you to fare the fluctuations in water levels, shallow rock bars, and even bait stealing turtles to catch a trophy alligator gar. Some other species you may encounter on your trip include longnose gar, catfish, and freshwater drum. All fish however, including the alligator gar, will be caught and released to support the conservation of the species. However, Dawson can recommend an excellent taxidermist if you would like a replica. Keep in mind, these fish and these river bottoms get rough and muddy, prepare to get dirty, but have a great time doing it. All gear like Eagle Claw hooks, Cortland Masterbraid line, Penn fishing reels, and more will be provided. The only things you'll need to bring are a fishing license, and any snacks and drinks you need to fuel your epic day. Read More

River Fishing Trip near Huntsville

Gar Fishing Trip

100% (1)
21 ft 1 - 3 People From $750
Fishing in Houston
Fishing in Houston
Fishing in Houston
trip description for Half Day of Fishing in Houston

Only have a few hours for a trip? Not a problem! During a Half Day trip, we'll travel along the Bayou and target Alligator Gar. Our 16ft Jon boat will have all the gear necessary for catching fish. All you need to bring is your drink of choice and comfortable clothes for the day. Please keep in mind that you will likely get dirty while fishing. During the summer months, temperatures can reach above 100 F degrees so be prepared with clothes that are appropriate. I will have a cooler on board with waters and ice for everyone where you can store your drinks and lunch. Alligator Gar are notoriously tough to catch but we will guide you through the entire process regardless of your experience level. Kids are also welcome on board. In fact, our favorite guests are fathers who are looking to create memories with their children in the outdoors. This is a catch and release only fishing charter. We use a variety of baits caught from the same water including Common and Grass Carp, Mullet, Shad and Buffalo. During the really hot days, we'll use live mullet that we'll catch during our trip. Although many charters list their locations as Houston, our charter is the only service that operates in Houston. You dont have to leave town to experience the outdoors and catch giant fish! Read More

River Fishing Trip near Huntsville

Half Day Of Fishing

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16 ft 1 - 3 People From $349
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Everything to Know About Booking a fishing trip in Texas

What are the best alligator gar fishing trips in Texas?

Why should I book an alligator gar fishing trip in Texas with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 20 alligator gar trips in Texas, and the most popular trips in the area are Corpus Christi Flounder Gigging guided by Kyle, Giant Alligator Gar Adventure guided by Milton, and Texas Alligator Gar Classic guided by Bubba.

Our guides in Texas are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 3210 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.

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

What types of alligator gar fishing trips are common in Texas?

River fishing is the most popular for alligator gar in Texas as well as lake fishing, flats fishing, and inshore fishing.

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

How much does a Texas alligator gar fishing trip cost?

for alligator gar in Texas prices can range anywhere from about $397 to $3,620, but the average price for a half day trip for alligator gar in Texas is $629. The average price for a full day trip for alligator gar in Texas is $1,634.

Is booking a fishing guide worth the money?

Hiring a guide provides a number of benefits and many choose to book a fishing guide for a combination of experience, local knowledge, convenience, and cost-effectiveness.

Working with experienced fishing guides who know the best local spots and techniques can dramatically increase your odds of a great day. Having someone who is on the water every day and knows the area like the back of their hand is going to give you the best chances of success.

Booking a guide is also more cost effective, especially if you only get out a handful of times per year. When you consider all of the costs you would incur on your own such as the price of a boat, maintenance, insurance, gas, high-quality gear and tackle, repairs, and more, you’ll find that DIY is sometimes not worth the expense.

Even if you’ve got a great setup already in your home waters, booking a guide also provides a great opportunity to experience new techniques, new locations, or even a chance at a new target species to knock off the bucket list.

What month is best for alligator gar fishing in Texas?

The most popular season for alligator gar fishing in Texas is summer, and most anglers book their trips 61 days in advance.

Do I need a Texas fishing license for alligator gar and what are the bag limits for alligator gar in Texas?

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

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    My husband and teenager daughter went with Kyle and had an amazing time! They said Kyle truly has a gift for fishing and would recommend him to anyone.

    Avery N. with Kyle A. of Port Aransas, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    If you want to have the experience of a lifetime then go floundering with Captain Kyle. Amazing trip and grandson will be talking about it for a very long time. We gaffed 8 flounder and a black drum. Best time ever!

    Jan C. with Kyle A. of Port Aransas, 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

  • ★★★★★
    For sure was not the trip of a lifetime nor worth all the money and extra expenses, didn’t end up shooting any hogs or seeing anything the first night nor did we get to even get to hunt hogs for the second night like planned due to weather however did have very friendly, accommodating and respectable guides all around.

    Leah A. with Mark M. of Houston, 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

  • ★★★★★
    It was EPIC. Mark is this man!

    Kale G. with Mark M. of Houston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Mark is the outfitter every serious bowfisher wants. He won’t quit until he puts you on fish. Very very knowledgeable and a trip that we will never forget! We will be back!

    Kale G. with Mark M. of Houston, 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

  • ★★★★★
    We got one allegator gar. Thank you!

    Naoki H. with Kirk K. of Coldspring, 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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