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Fishing Info


Light Tackle, Wading, Artificial Lures

Water Type

Inshore, Flats

Skill Level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


Black Drum, Flounder, Redfish, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout / Spotted Seatrout

About Your Trip

Come explore the Gulf Coast with Captain Gary Mach of Gary’s Guide Service!

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!

About Your Boat

Boat type: Center console

Boat Manufacturer: SVT Tran Cat

Boat length: 24 ft

Engine Manufacturer: Suzuki

Engine HP: 250HP

Number of engines: 1

Extras: GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Ice Box

About Your Guide

Captain Gary Mach 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 Gary’s Guide Service for an unforgettable fishing adventure!


Gary N.

February 1, 2020

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.

September 28, 2019

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.

May 25, 2019

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



All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.


Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Live Bait

Yes, Included


You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.


No meal provided.

Gear & Packing


Rods, reels, tackle, artificial lures

At an Additional Rate

Live bait

Recommended Packing

Hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses

Required Items

Texas saltwater fishing license

Things to Keep in Mind

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 10-20% customary tip.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Yes, cancel for free up to 7 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

Find a license for your state here.


Start Location

189 County Road 213, Matagorda, TX 77457, United States

Start Time(s)

06:00 AM, 07:00 AM, 01:00 PM


5 hours, 8 hours,