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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....Read More
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.
Captain Mark is one of the most experienced Alligator Gar fishing guides in the world, with over 35 years under his belt and caught his first gar at just 11 years old while growing up in Houston, TX along Sims Bayou....Read More
A few years later, Captain Mark was introduced to bow fishing and discovered how exciting bow fishing could be chasing all types of gar, carp, buffalo, tilapia, bullfrogs and other species. And the rest is history!
Captain Mark fishes aboard 2 boats featuring large front decks and rear decks. One boat is 20 feet long and 8 feet wide, and the other is 21 feet long and 7 feet wide. One boat can handle 8 shooters and the other can handle up to 6 comfortably. When rod and reel fishing, Captain Mark prefers no more than 5 anglers per boat.
Captain Mark looks forward to sharing his passion with you for an unforgettable time on the water!
Our family went out with Mark last weekend for Father’s Day and had an absolute blast! It was our first time bowfishing and we couldn’t have asked for a better trip. We will definitely be going back
Mark is the best guide I have ever met. He is extremely knowledgeable. Very patient. Ethical and fair. Great personality. A good human being. We will be doing more hunts and trips with Mark.
This was the 3ed time I went with mark and I would never go with anyone else for alligator gar in Texas his knowledge and experience is amazing I see big gator gar everyday and 100s of fish to shoot on top of alligator gar his boat is awesome if ...Read More you are planning a trip look no further then mark he will put you on the fish of a life time and go above and beyond to make sure it is the trip of a lifetime. Thank you again mark I’m looking forward to the next time
We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only catch fish, but show you a great time on the water, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.
Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a QR code (like a mobile boarding pass). Just show your guide your QR code on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to go fishing. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!
In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a full refund. Your safety is our top concern.
We're always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!
All rods, reels, and tackle are included.
This guide will clean your catch for an additional fee.
Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.
Yes, at an additional fee
You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.
No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.
No live bait provided.
Rods, reels, tackle
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, foods, and drinks
Texas fishing license
Payment & Tipping
After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).
Yes, cancel for free up to 7 days before the trip.
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Houston, TX, USA