The Guides of Texas



Guides of Texas

Johnny and Marcus - The Guides of Texas

Johnny and Marcus – The Guides of Texas

We believe that fishing and exploring wild waters brings people back into a natural state of being.

  We seek to explore waters using muscle power and our wits to catch fish.  We pride ourselves in offering the very best in guide to client attention.  We feel that fishing trips should be personal challenges and fish caught should be respected.  We believe in using fine gear, that is well designed, beautiful and gets us closer to the fish we love.  We like to sit quietly for a few moments to observe our natural surroundings and see what lessons are presented to us.  We enjoy reflecting on the day over good beer.  We speak of lessons learned and of adventures experienced.  We believe that fishing is a mix of skill, instinct, fate, and luck.  We strive for the days when we are natural and in the moment.  We look to finally stop asking questions and just live the answer….fishing.

The Guides of Texas live to guide anglers through “The Wilds of Texas”. We offer trips down beautiful Texas Hill Country Rivers and on the isolated shores of South Padre Island.

Visit our Fishing Trips page to learn more about our adventures.


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Guided Fishing Trips in the Great State of Texas!

We are looking for a few more regular clients who would like a guided fishing trip. We are not looking for fishing experts. We are looking for anglers who enjoy the outdoors and are willing to explore the exciting fishing that Texas has to offer.


TGOT Fishing Club


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The TGOT Fishing Club is for clients looking to book a few trips as well as those who simply love angling and adventure.

Current # of TGOT Fishing Club Members: 260



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Guide Speak

Bill Balch on the Devils River

Here is a little write-up by Bill Balch about a trip we took on the Devils River this past October 2014.  I won’t say much on the subject as I would like for the readers to read Bill’s words about his experiences on the trip.  The blog post can be found at: I suggest that […]

Fishing the San Marcos River: Pray for an Average Day.

As a fishing guide, I always pray for an average day.  Average days, especially when fishing the San Marcos River, are pretty darn good.  Above average days are usually spectacular and below average days can run from pretty good to damn…I shouldn’t have even got out of bed. In Central Texas, one can normally expect […]

Fly Fishing the Texas Hill Country: Fishing this Fall

  Fly Fishing the Texas Hill Country:  Fall is Upon Us and Winter is Coming. 11/3/2014 2PM The fly fishing in the Texas Hill Country has been great this fall.  I sit here on the eve of our first major cold front.  It has been a breezy and grey day and one can feel the […]


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Guadalupe Bass and Rio Grande Cichlids: Unique Texans

So, you want to catch a unique fish? Well then, head to the Texas Hill Country. This beautiful landscape is full of craggy hillsides, and clear fast flowing rivers, and it is home of two unique Texas fish: the Guadalupe Bass and the Rio Grande Cichlid. For anglers looking to catch these beautiful fish, one […]