Texas Alligator Gar Rod & Reel – Bow Fishing Trips – Charters in Texas
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About Mark Malfa – Expert Texas Gar Guide

Alligator Gar Fishing is my LIFE!

Mark Malfa on River Monsters with Jeremy Wade

Captain Mark Malfa on River Monsters with Jeremy Wade.

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 45 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.

Silver Dollar Airboat for Fishing

New Silver Dollar airboat added to the fleet. 680hp, this airboat is loaded for fishing. Bow & rod boxes, wench, front steer, 12 – 80 watt led lights, 112 thrust troller, alluminum trailer, gps, 87 gallon fuel tank, interior lights, able to fish up to 6.

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!

Nighttime Alligator Gar Fishing

Nice Light Setup for Nighttime Alligator Gar Fishing

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.

Featured On:


Lone Star Outdoors Show


Texas Park & Wildlife Magazine


Victoria Advocate


Lone Star Outdoor News


Lone Star Outdoors Show


Brownsville Herald


Wall Street Journal

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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.