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Fishing in Houston
trip description for 3 Day Alligator Gar Bowfishing in Houston

Three full 8+ hour days chasing the world's largest Alligator Gar specimens with the guru himself Mark! The three days allows you the opportunity to try multiple different spots to really find the biggest possible Alligator Gar. The trip includes hotel lodging for 2 nights, along with breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the three days you'll be fishing. You will be in a different hotel from Mark, but his will be close by so you can easily meet up in the mornings to head out. Mark usually doesn't decide which location will be the best until weeks before his trip so arrangements for lodging will have to be ironed out further down the road. Mark says he likes to make the reservations well in advance but 8 months is a little too far out. Mark has plenty of Alligator Gar honey holes all over the state from Texarkana all the way down to San Antonio, but to find the big specimens takes a lot of scouting. Luckily for planning purposes, all his best spots are within 2 hours of Houston, some much closer. Each trip will start around sun-up, and you will fish for at least 8 hours each day. If you haven't had your fill in 8 hours, Mark will happily stay out longer to make sure you catch your fish! You will be fishing big slow-moving water where these creatures lurk. When Mark is Giant Gar fishing he always has at least 3, sometimes 4, rods in the water, all with top of the line reels and around 300 yards of braided line, drifting 3/0 treble hooks down stream. You need this much line spooled because these gar eat very slow. Mark often lets them run over 200 yards before attempting to set the hook. Mark will provide all the Rods, Reels, Steel Leaders, Bait, Snacks and Drinks for your trip. All you're required to bring is your Texas All Water License. Read More

Lake, River Fishing Trip near Katy

3 Day Alligator Gar Bowfishing

80% (5)
23 ft 1 - 8 People From $3,400
Fishing in Houston
Fishing in Houston
Fishing in Houston
trip description for Trophy Alligator Gar Bowfishing in Houston

Head out with Gar Master Mark for an awesome day of freshwater bowfishing! Alligator Gar are one of the most distinct fish you can find, and Mark 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! These hunts give you opportunities for several TROPHY Alligator Gar as well as many other legal species such as Small and Large Mouth Buffalo, Common Carp, Grass Carp, Tilapia, Shad, and all the other Gar species to name a few. 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 bowfishing for trophy-sized Alligator Gar. Learning how to aim can take some getting used to, as the water refracts the position of the fish (Mark will tell you all about it), but in general bowfishing is straightforward, even for beginners; Mark will get you to the prime spots to see some Gar! All bowfishing packages include equipment (let Mark know if you are a lefty or righty) & fish cleaning. Hunts can be day, night or both. Marks boat holds 8 comfortably, so make sure to bring some good company! Read More

Lake, River Fishing Trip near Katy

Trophy Alligator Gar Bowfishing

80% (5)
23 ft 1 - 8 People From $1,250
Fishing in Houston
Fishing in Houston
Fishing in Houston
trip description for 4-Hour Bowfishing Trip in Houston

This trip is great for beginner and advanced bowfishers! The goal of every trip is to put you on the fish in a safe and comfortable way, and having a great time all the while. Once you're on the boat, you'll be on the hunt for longnose gar, buffalo fish, spotted gar, tilapia and more. If there's a specific species you want to target, please let us know in the notes section at check out, so we can customize this trip as much as possible to you. Mark has spent time on pretty much every body of water in Texas, but if there's a special place you'd like to go or try, make note of that as well and he can accommodate. Sunscreen, snacks and drinks, and your fishing license is all you'll need to get your day started bowfishing with Mark, he'll supply the rest. However, if you'd like to bring your own bow set up, you are more than welcome! Read More

Lake, River Fishing Trip near Katy

4-Hour Bowfishing Trip

80% (5)
21 ft 1 - 8 People From $750
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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 Katy

"Alpha" Alligator Gar Bowfishing

80% (5)
1 - 4 People From $4,200
Fishing in Houston
Fishing in Houston
Fishing in Houston
trip description for Alligator Gar on Rod & Reel in Houston

Head out with Mike for an awesome day of freshwater Gar fishing! Alligator Gar are an ancient lineage of fish, and these freshwater predators certainly looks like dinosaurs! Mike 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, and he often hooks 100, 150 and 200lb+ Gar! On a typical trip, you'll land 6-8 Gar, and sometimes several more! This is definitely the best way to get your picture with a Texas-sized Alligator Gar! Mike will motor you out onto the lake where you'll be using heavy tackle to hook these prehistoric fish. Mike grew up casting for Alligator Gar all over Texas, so he's sure to get you set up with the best gear. He knows so many spots that if it's happening in your current spot, he'll move you to the next one until the fish start biting! Hunts can be day, night or both. All rod & reel packages include equipment (let Mike know if you are a lefty or righty) & fish cleaning. Mark will provide all the rods, reels, steel Lladers, bait, snacks and drinks for your trip. All you're required to bring is your Texas All-Water License. Mike's boat holds 8 comfortably, so make sure to bring some good company! Read More

Lake, River Fishing Trip near Katy

Alligator Gar On Rod & Reel

80% (5)
23 ft 1 - 8 People From $700
Fishing in Houston
Fishing in Houston
Fishing in Houston
trip description for Saltwater Bowfishing Adventure in Houston

Head out with Captain Mark for an action-packed day of saltwater bowfishing! This trip is often full of action and great for those who want to experience the excitement of bowfishing along the Texas coastline. On this 6-hour trip, you'll be bowfishing along the Texas coastline for any legal saltwater species, with a chance at some Alligator Gar, Southern Ray, Atlantic Ray, Cownose Ray, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Flounder, Needlefish and Skipjack. This Saltwater trip is most often done at night but can be done during the day if you wish. Captain Mark often comes into contact with Alligator Gar in the Texas Bays. So if it's Gar you're after, let Mark know and he'll get you to the right spots! His bowfishing trips are often a numbers shoot, and this trip is no exception! All bowfishing packages include equipment (let Mark know if you are a lefty or righty) & fish cleaning. Captain Mark'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! Captain Mark hunts anywhere in Texas. Read More

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Saltwater Bowfishing Adventure

80% (5)
23 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,100
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 Katy

Monster Gar On Rod And Reel

80% (5)
23 ft 1 - 8 People From $750
Hunting in Hockley
Hunting in Hockley
Hunting in Hockley
trip description for Thermal Scope Hog Hunt in Hockley

On this epic Hog hunt with your outfitter, Mark, you'll venture out after dark to bag UNLIMITED feral pigs with thermal scopes. This is a spot and stalk style hunt, so shortly after dusk you’ll patrol the property in search of hogs. All weapons and thermal scopes will be provided. All you need for this hog hunt of a lifetime are proper clothing (long pants are recommended) and a good attitude! This is a private hunt, so you’ll have acres and acres of low fence farm land all to yourself. This is a night hunt, so you'll get out there around 7 PM, or just after dusk, and spend around five hours stalking the hogs. Although there are no guarantees, Mark's hunts are extremely successful, and you can bag 10+ hogs on a given night. Typically you can expect to shoot from about 40 yards out, but that can vary all the way up to 100 yards. Mark also provides cleaning services free if charge, just make sure to bring a cooler and ice. Mark has over 20 years of experience hog hunting, and he is sure to provide you with a trip you won’t soon forget! Read More

Hog Hunting Trip near Katy

Thermal Scope Hog Hunt

80% (5)
1 - 10 People From $530
Hunting in Katy
Hunting in Katy
Hunting in Katy
trip description for Duck Hunts in Katy

We provide some of the finest hunting on the Upper Texas Coast. We are known for great hunts with results and being just outside of Houston, hunting with us is very simple and convenient. We have a group of professional guides with years of experience. By hunting with professional guides, you don't have to worry about a thing. The guides provide all of the equipment, off-road vehicles, decoys and all that is required of you is to show up and shoot. Here at Max Out we put our clients needs first and go above and beyond to ensure that you have the best experience possible. We are extremely kid friendly and encourage our clients to bring their children along for the hunt. Whether they are hunting or just observing, we will always be more than happy to have them on our hunts. HUNTING GROUNDS Wintering thousands of ducks, geese and sandhill cranes is not a problem with Max Out being located in prime waterfowl hunting grounds on the Katy, Eagle Lake, and El Campo prairies. We operate all of our duck hunts over ponds and flooded fields. Teal, Widgeon, Gadwall, Pintail and plenty of other puddle ducks use these well managed properties to feed and roost which offers consistent and quality hunts. We are also known for our consistency of killing Snow's, Blue's and Speck's over large spreads. These hunts are conducted over cut rice, soybean's, winter wheat, and plowed fields. You will be hunting out of white coats or layout blinds. ACCOMMODATION Our guides will do everything in their power to give you the hunt of a lifetime each and every time you hunt with us. Our line of repeat customers just further proves that we will do everything in our power to accommodate your needs. Read More

Duck Hunting Trip in Katy

Duck Hunts

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1 - 4 People From $250

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What are the best hunting trips in Katy?

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Why should I book a hunting trip in Katy with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 11 trip in Katy: Duck Hunts guided by Nick.

Our guides in Katy are rated a 4.2 out of 5 based on 3259 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, and more.

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What types of hunting trips are common in Katy?

Hog hunting is the most popular type of hunting in Katy as well as duck hunting.

The most commonly sought after species in Katy are: 1. hog and 2. blue-winged teal.

How much does a Katy hunting trip cost?

Prices in Katy can range anywhere from about $500 to $4,200, but the average price for a half day trip in Katy is $1,790. The average price for a full day trip in Katy is $1,953.

Is booking a hunting guide worth the money?

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

Working with experienced hunting guides who know the best local spots and techniques can dramatically increase your odds of a great day. Having someone who is outside 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, 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 backyard, 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 hunting in Katy?

The most popular season for hunting in Katy is spring, and most hunters book their trips 78 days in advance.

Where can I look through all Captain Experiences trips?

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What is fishing in Katy?

Katy, Texas, nestled just west of Houston, offers a diverse array of fishing opportunities for anglers of all ages and skill levels. One of the prime fishing destinations in Katy is Mary Jo Peckham Park, a serene oasis boasting stocked fishing lakes teeming with a variety of fish species, including catfish, bass, and bluegill. Whether casting from the shore or renting a pedal boat to explore the tranquil waters, anglers can enjoy a relaxing day of fishing amidst the park's scenic beauty and well-maintained amenities.

In addition to Mary Jo Peckham Park, Katy also provides access to several nearby reservoirs and waterways, such as the Barker Reservoir and the San Bernard River, which offer prime fishing opportunities for those seeking a more adventurous angling experience. From trolling for trophy bass to fly fishing for freshwater trout, Katy's diverse fishing landscape caters to a wide range of fishing preferences and techniques. With its convenient location and abundance of fishing spots, Katy serves as a gateway to the great outdoors for residents and visitors alike.

Beyond its fishing waters, Katy offers a host of amenities and attractions to complement the angling experience. Visitors can explore the town's vibrant shopping and dining scene, indulge in local delicacies, or immerse themselves in the area's rich history and culture by visiting museums and historic sites. Whether angling for relaxation or adventure, fishing in Katy, Texas, promises an unforgettable experience filled with excitement, camaraderie, and the thrill of reeling in the catch of a lifetime.

What are the most popular months to fish in Katy?

Katy, Texas, experiences distinct fishing seasons throughout the year, each offering its own unique opportunities for anglers to pursue their passion. Spring marks the beginning of prime fishing season in Katy, as warming temperatures awaken aquatic life and stimulate fish activity. Anglers can expect plentiful catches as they cast their lines into the rejuvenated waters of Mary Jo Peckham Park and other local fishing spots. With bass, catfish, and bluegill becoming more active, spring fishing in Katy promises excitement and reward for those eager to get out on the water.

As summer arrives, Katy's fishing scene enters its peak season, with long days and balmy evenings creating ideal conditions for anglers to indulge in their favorite pastime. Whether exploring the depths of nearby reservoirs or fishing along the banks of the San Bernard River, anglers can capitalize on the increased fish activity and enjoy the thrill of reeling in trophy catches. With a variety of species in abundance, including bass, crappie, and sunfish, summer fishing in Katy offers endless opportunities for anglers to test their skills and make memories on the water.

As fall approaches, Katy's fishing scene undergoes a transition, signaling the onset of another exciting fishing season. With cooler temperatures and changing foliage, fall brings renewed energy to the town's waterways, enticing fish to feed voraciously in preparation for the winter months ahead. Anglers can take advantage of this feeding frenzy by targeting bass, catfish, and other species in anticipation of the bountiful catches that await. Whether casting from shore or navigating the tranquil waters in a boat, fall fishing in Katy offers a rewarding experience for anglers seeking to extend their fishing season and savor the beauty of the changing seasons.

What types of fishing are popular in Katy?

Katy, Texas, offers a variety of fishing experiences to suit anglers of all preferences and skill levels. One popular method is bait fishing, where anglers use live bait such as worms, minnows, or shrimp to entice fish. Whether casting from the shoreline of Mary Jo Peckham Park or fishing from a boat on the Barker Reservoir, bait fishing allows anglers to target a wide range of species including catfish, bass, and bluegill. It's a straightforward and accessible way to enjoy fishing, making it ideal for beginners and seasoned anglers alike.

Lure fishing is another favored technique in Katy, appealing to anglers who enjoy the challenge of enticing fish with artificial baits. From crankbaits and spinnerbaits to soft plastics and topwater lures, there's a wide variety of lures to choose from depending on the target species and fishing conditions. Whether targeting bass in the submerged structures of local reservoirs or casting for trout in nearby streams, lure fishing offers an exciting and dynamic fishing experience that rewards skill and technique.

For those seeking a more traditional and leisurely approach to fishing, fly fishing provides a unique and immersive experience in Katy's scenic waterways. Anglers can wade into the clear waters of the San Bernard River or fish from the banks of Buffalo Bayou, casting delicate flies to tempt fish such as bass, sunfish, and carp. With its graceful casts and intimate connection to nature, fly fishing in Katy offers a tranquil escape and a chance to appreciate the beauty of the Texas landscape while pursuing prized catches. Whether bait fishing, lure fishing, or fly fishing, Katy provides ample opportunities for anglers to enjoy their favorite pastime and reel in memorable catches amidst the town's picturesque surroundings.

What species are popular in Katy?

Katy, Texas, boasts a diverse array of fish species that lure anglers to its abundant waters year-round. Among the most sought-after catches is the largemouth bass, known for its size and spirited fight. Anglers flock to places like Mary Jo Peckham Park and the nearby Barker Reservoir in pursuit of these prized predators, using a variety of baits and lures to entice strikes. Whether casting from the shoreline or navigating the waters in a boat, bass fishing in Katy promises excitement and the chance to reel in trophy-sized catches that can make any angler's day memorable.

Catfish are another popular species among anglers in Katy, offering plentiful opportunities for rewarding catches. From channel catfish to blue catfish, these bottom-dwelling fish can be found in the lakes, rivers, and reservoirs that dot the Katy landscape. Anglers can employ a range of techniques, from bait fishing with chicken liver or stink bait to trotlining or jug fishing, to target these whiskered creatures. With their hearty appetites and abundant presence, catfish provide an accessible and enjoyable fishing experience for anglers of all ages and skill levels.

Panfish such as bluegill, crappie, and sunfish also abound in Katy's waters, offering anglers the chance to enjoy fast-paced action and tasty table fare. Whether fishing from the banks of local ponds or exploring hidden coves along the San Bernard River, anglers can target these panfish using a variety of baits and techniques. From bobber fishing with worms or crickets to jigging with small lures, panfishing in Katy provides anglers with endless opportunities to connect with nature and reel in a variety of colorful and feisty catches.

What are the best places to fish in Katy?

Katy, Texas, offers a plethora of prime fishing spots that cater to anglers seeking diverse experiences amidst the town's scenic beauty. One of the top destinations for fishing enthusiasts is Mary Jo Peckham Park, a serene oasis nestled in the heart of Katy. The park features well-stocked fishing lakes teeming with a variety of species, including bass, catfish, and bluegill. With ample shoreline access, fishing piers, and even paddleboat rentals, Mary Jo Peckham Park provides anglers with convenient amenities and stunning surroundings for a relaxing day of fishing.

For those seeking a more expansive fishing experience, the nearby Barker Reservoir offers ample opportunities to reel in prized catches against a backdrop of tranquil waters and lush greenery. Anglers can explore the reservoir's shoreline or launch a boat from one of the designated ramps to access prime fishing spots teeming with bass, crappie, and catfish. With its vast expanse and abundance of fish species, the Barker Reservoir provides anglers with the perfect setting for an adventurous day on the water.

Katy is also conveniently located near the San Bernard River, a meandering waterway renowned for its diverse fishing opportunities and picturesque scenery. Anglers can cast their lines from the riverbanks or wade into the clear waters in search of bass, sunfish, and catfish. With its gentle currents and secluded coves, the San Bernard River offers anglers a tranquil escape and the chance to connect with nature while pursuing their passion for fishing. Whether it's casting a line at Mary Jo Peckham Park, exploring the Barker Reservoir, or fishing along the San Bernard River, Katy provides anglers with an abundance of prime fishing spots to enjoy amidst the town's natural beauty.

Other things to do in Katy

In addition to its fantastic fishing opportunities, Katy, Texas, offers a wealth of activities to entertain visitors of all interests. For outdoor enthusiasts, Katy's parks provide ample space for picnicking, hiking, and enjoying nature. Mary Jo Peckham Park, in particular, boasts not only fishing lakes but also walking trails, playgrounds, and picnic areas, making it an ideal destination for families and nature lovers alike.

For those interested in history and culture, Katy offers a range of attractions to explore. The Katy Heritage Museum showcases the town's rich history through exhibits and artifacts, offering visitors a glimpse into its past as a railroad hub and agricultural community. Additionally, the Katy Veterans Memorial Museum honors the sacrifices of military veterans and provides a poignant reminder of Katy's patriotic spirit.

Katy's shopping and dining scene also provide plenty of opportunities for entertainment and indulgence. Visitors can explore the city's charming downtown area, which is filled with boutique shops, restaurants, and cafes offering a diverse array of cuisines. The Katy Mills mall, one of the largest outlet malls in Texas, is another popular destination for shopping enthusiasts, featuring a wide selection of stores and entertainment options, including a movie theater and indoor amusement park. Whether it's exploring the town's history, enjoying outdoor activities, or indulging in shopping and dining, Katy offers something for everyone to enjoy beyond the fishing waters.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Very satisfied with the trip we did with Mark. He was very knowledge and worked hard to get us in the fish. Very personable with a great attitude, and the supplied gear worked great. Would not hesitate to book with him again!!!

    Jason H. with Mark M. of Houston, 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

  • ★★★★★
    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

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