Alligator Gar Fishing is my LIFE!Some guide services claim to be #1 or the BEST. This guide service holds MORE State and Water Body records than any other similar guide service BAR NONE. With more 200+lb fish caught from more lakes and rivers, plus all other legal species combined…why look anywhere else!!!
I am Mark Malfa and I have been fishing for Alligator gar for over 35 years. I caught my first one when I was 11 years old on a 6ft long rake handle, 125lb Dacron line and a 2ft steel leader with a 6 /o hook (SERIOUSLY). I caught the alligator gar about 3 miles from my parent’s home at Sims Bayou in Houston Texas. A couple years later I heard about bow fishing and I got my parents to buy me a bow and discovered how much action bow fishing could be chasing all types of gar, carp, buffalo, tilapia, bullfrogs and other species of fish and the rest is history.Since that time I have caught and my clients have caught more Alligator gar than I can remember. I’ve taken many gar over 200lbs that’s right OVER 200lbs from many quality gar spots in Texas such as the well know Trinity River, as well as Choke Canyon, Nueces River, Frio River, Falcon Lake, Amistad Lake and other lesser known locations. I have caught these GIANTS with both ROD & REEL and with a BOW & ARROW for my clients.
I have had many firsts as a bow fishing / Alligator gar fishing guide. I was the first type of guide to turn in record fish and proudly have had WORLD RECORDS, STATE RECORDS and many WATERBODY RECORDS that belong to my clients from all around the globe. I was the first to incorporate both ROD&REEL fishing and BOWFISHING for my clients!I believe I was the first to put videos on my site for bow fishing, and the first bowfishing video on YOUTUBE to get over 1 million hits (YEAH). My name has been used on YouTube by others as a search term for others videos!!! Sadly a first I do not like or care for is that my ideas have been copied by several other now similar guide services!
I will travel anywhere on the Rio Grande river, Falcon, Choke Canyon, Toledo bend, Brazos river, Trinity river, Colorado river, Richland Chambers Lake, Lake Sam Rayburn, Lake Livingstone, Lake Fairfield, Lake Buchanan and or any other lake or river, of my preference or yours.