per person, double occupancy
5 days/4 nights
3 days fishing
The Lonestar Lunker
Texas is your passport to the elusive Alligator Gar, with the Longnose and Hybrid being the primary species targeted. Your fishing location provides ready access to both the Trinity and Brozos Rivers, as well as Lake Sam Rayburn and Lake Livingston. Each year anglers record catches of 200+ pound Alligator Gar in these watersheds. Your guide, Captain Kirk has over 15 years of experience targeting these great gamefish, and is highly regarded as the leading guide service in the area. If you're looking for a trip targeting multiple 100+ pound fish but don't have the time for a international fishing trip this operation is right up your alley.
Alligator Gar Trek
Texas, United States
The alligator gar is the second largest freshwater fish in North America. Each year anglers catch many Alligator Gar that weigh over 200 lbs. A typical day’s fishing on the Trinity River will include seeing around 40 to 50 big alligator gar turning on the rivers surface. Fishing gear used for these giants include heavy action 6-7ft Ugly Stik rods matched with Shakespeare freeliner reels. Reels are spooled with 150-pound Power Pro braided line. Fishing strategy consists of fishing large ½ pound pieces of cut-bait taken from local forage species like the carp or sucker. Fishing presentation consists of fishing cut-bait on the bottom under floats in areas of slack or marginal current. Your fishing boat will be a custom built 16-foot flat bottom boat with a 40-horse outboard. Captain Kirk has fished for alligator gar for the last 15 years and has guided anglers from all over the world. His phenomenal 100% catch rate in past years for Alligator Gar has generated a large amount of clients that return annually. So far Captain Kirk has helped everyone of his clients catch at least one fish, with a good day being from 3 to 7 fish with at least 1 fish weighing over 100 lbs. There are many days where every fish landed weighs over 100-pounds. Your guide will target areas where there is little or no boat access to the rivers, thus allowing less fishing pressure and more open water.
5 days/4 nights
3 days fishing
(2016 Season Rates)
5 days/4 nights/3 days fishing
Two/three anglers - $3095 (total cost)
Single angler - $2525
6 days/5 nights/4 days fishing
Two/three anglers - $4095 (total cost)
Single angler - $3350
7 days/6 nights/5 days fishing
Two/three anglers - $5100 (total cost)
Single angler - $4175
50% Deposit per person. Bookings are not confirmed until deposits are received. Final payments are typically due 60 days prior to departure.
Our in-house travel agency can help you make your flight arrangements. Note: airfares are subject to change and confirmed only at time of booking. Airline ticketing, refund, change and baggage restrictions may apply.
- Airport transfers
- Boat transfers
- Hotel accommodations, including breakfast
- 3 days guided fishing, including lunch
- All fishing equipment provided
Domestic airfare to Houston, TX, fishing licenses, dinners, alcoholic drinks, tips, items of personal nature.
June through October is the prime season. Prime fishing occurs when water levels are at there lowest in the rivers.
Please call us to confirm space availability or to request specific dates.
You will fly into Houston, Texas, and be met by Captain Kirk your fishing guide. Next you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in and dinner.
Accommodations include staying at the hotel recommended by the guide service.
You will need to pack your lunch for the fishing day. In the evening your guide will recommend dinner hot spots where everyone treats themselves.
SAMPLE OUTLINE ITINERARY
(Subject to revision per flight schedules. Detailed itineraries are prepared on confirmation of reservation)
Day 1: Fly into Houston, TX, where you will be met by Captain Kirk your guide. Next you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in.
Fishing Days: Each morning you will wake up around 5:00 AM in time for a quick shower and breakfast. You will leave the hotel at 5:30 AM for a thirty minute drive. Fishing will begin at 6:00 AM and will end at around 3:00 PM in the afternoon. Your trip includes 3 days of guided fishing.
Departure Day: You'll check out of your hotel and be transferred by Captain Kirk to the airport for your return flight home.
Sunscreen and insect repellent are recommended. Note: health precautions are offered here as an informational service only. See your doctor or health clinic.
Temperatures range from 65 to over 100 degrees in the middle of the day.
We recommend you purchase trip cancellation insurance to cover any losses should you have to cancel to due to unforeseen illness or other emergency. Certain restrictions do apply. Premium rates are typically about $65 per $1,000 of coverage, and usually include some benefits for lost baggage, trip interruption, and emergency evacuation. Forms for Travel Assure may be obtained by calling our office.
Our recommended packing list and other briefing materials will be furnished on receipt of your trip deposit and reservation form.
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