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Alligator Gar – Rod & Reel Fishing

Single day / night and multi-day rod & reel Alligator Gar fishing trips
are available throughout Texas.

 

Rod & Reel Alligator Gar Fishing

Nice catch! Trophy sized Gar to get on the hook.

For over 35 years I have been rod & reel fishing Alligator Gar in all of the Texas water bodies. Because of my years of experience, I can offer you some of the best rod & reel fishing that Texas has to offer when it comes to going after Alligator Gar. Come down and enjoy the guided fishing trip of a lifetime exploring the lakes, rivers & bayous of Texas looking for an Alligator Gar to hook. I’m not a “weekend” guide, sport angling for Alligator Gar is my life. If the Gar aren’t biting in one spot I will take you to another to make sure your trip is a successful one with plenty of big ones. My goal is to try and find you the largest Alligator Gar in the water.

There is nothing quite like a day on the water with a rod & reel in Texas. The scenery is beautiful and you never know what wildlife you might see; plus it is just plain relaxing till your first nibble! My number 1 goal on every rod & reel fishing trip is for you to reel in a giant river monster style Alligator Gar from the rivers I fish and I specialize in finding the trophy Alligator Gar’s. Like any good fishing guide in Texas I know the Trinity river, as well as Choke Canyon, Nueces River, Frio River, Falcon Lake, Amistad Lake and other lesser known locations that are my secret hot fishing spots.

Huge Alligator Gar caught on a Rod & Reel

This Alligator Gar put up quite the fight.

On just about any day of the year I can take you rod & reel fishing for Alligator Gar. Rod and reel fishing for Gar (or as the Europeans call Alligator Gar: Gar Pike) is a great way to spend the day in Texas, no matter if you are experienced or a complete novice at angling with a rod & reel. Once I find a good spot the fishing can get exciting fast.

Alligator Gar rod & reel fishing can be quite a difficult sport because Gar get huge and are strong. Experienced anglers enjoy the level of difficulty it takes reeling in Alligator Gars. For the inexperienced angler, I will help them reel in the fish safely and securely.

Here is a great basic guide about fishing tackle for inexperienced rod & reel anglers: Fishing tackle guide by the Texas Department of Conservation When you are fishing for Alligator Gar you need the right kind of tackle because Alligator Gar are extremely strong and they will fight like crazy… which incidentally is why Alligator Gar are so popular with rod & reel sport fishermen and fisher-women. I have all the gear you will need to bring in one of these prehistoric river monsters.

My boat can hold up to 8 anglers. I WILL PUT YOU ON THE FISH and show you a good time doing it.

Texas Rod & Reel Fishing - Alligator Gar

Great Day on the Water

Come rod & reel fishing with your friends, family or business associates. Bring a smile and I will create unforgettable memories for everyone and yourself. Or if you happen to be alone, you are more than welcome. My passion is fishing and I welcome anyone who chooses to see how incredible rod & reel fishing can be in Texas.

Finding Giant Alligator Gar

There are certain places that Alligator Gar prefer in the various rivers in Texas and I know all of them. As a lifelong resident of Texas and having fished for Alligator Gar for over 35 years. I caught my first Alligator Gar 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). That rake handle was straight out of my Dad’s shed and there was just me and the Dracron line with no reel taking on my first Alligator Gar. Thinking back to how huge Alligator Gar get and can drag my boat… it was definitely a great outcome for me.

Catch & Release Alligator Gar

In the effort to conserve our fishing resources in Texas, state law allows you to keep 1 Alligator Gar caught with a rod & reel. I personally prefer to catch and release all Alligator Gar back into the water.

Family Friendly – Strengthen Business Relationships

Your on vacation, schools out or you just flat out are wondering “what to do in Texas” with your family. Rod & Reel fishing for Alligator Gar is a great way to spend time with your family.

Fun & exciting Alligator Gar fishing

Everybody has a incredible time fishing for Alligator Gar

Spending time out on the water on a beautiful Texas day is a great way to create memories that will be talked about for years to come. I never get tired of seeing a kid for the first time hauling in their first Alligator Gar (with assistance by me or Mom or Dad) being coached by Mom or Dad and the look on their face when they see what they caught.

No matter if you are either coming to Texas for a business meeting or have clients coming in. Don’t bother with the boring old business lunch or dinner. And not everyone travels with golf clubs so golf is out. Invite your business associates out for a day on the water. It’s a great way to get to know them and by having them out on the water all day chances are high that you will seal the deal along with some good fishing. There might be some talk about the “one” that got away but it won’t be your business relationship.

I also welcome bachelor parties. What better way to celebrate your upcoming day than spending it out on the water with your closest friends and family?

Alligator Gar Trophy Hunts

If you are interested in specifically angling for a trophy catch I can make that happen. Alligator Gar trophy hunts are available March 15 thru November 30 for up to 2 people. Trophy hunts last 3 days and nights to ensure that you go home with a giant of a river monster. Learn more about Alligator Gar trophy hunts here.

Fishing Trip Supplies Provided

  • Rod & reels – left hand & right handed options
  • Child sized rod & reels
  • Up to 8 Anglers
  • All Tackle & Equipment
  • Bait
  • Expert Guidance
You will need a fishing license. Texas fishing licenses can be picked up from just about anywhere and cost $17.00 the first day and only $8.00 for each additional day for out of state residents. You can also purchase it online from the link at the bottom of this page.

Purchase your fishing – hunting license:
Texas Parks & Wildlife Licenses Online

Contact Big Fish Bowfishing

Call Today to Book Your Texas Alligator Gar Bowfshing or Alligator Gar Rod & Reel Fishing Trip Today. Trips book up fast, especially the weekends.

Call: 1-512-431-9037 or 1-469-608-1061

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My Specialty is Trophy hunts & family fun

You want the best in Texas fishing for Alligator Gar, You found the best! I travel all over Texas and know all the best spots to hunt for the largest Alligator Gar in the state.

I am often featured on fishing shows as the EXPERT in Texas for Alligator Gar trophy catches and for local fish species trophy catches. I specialize in both Rod & Reel Fishing & Bowfishing for Alligator Gar. I also specialize in bowfishing for all other legal species in Texas.

Along with trophy hunts, plus day Bowfishing trips and rod & reel Alligator Gar fishing trips Captain Mark specializes in fun family trips. He enjoys educating on conservation and explaining about the fish your family will see on your trip.
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