Guides of Texas

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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.


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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: 302



Guide Speak

Fly Fishing Ninjas

Some of us are just fly fishing ninjas. Some folks, like Gerardo Huerta are straight up real life ninjas.  Back in the day ninjas roamed feudal Japan and they were mercenaries who practiced espionage, infiltration, sabotage, assassination and they practiced open combat.  Today’s ninjas are still tough as nails, but they also love life, they […]

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 […]

Guadalupe Smallmouth Hybrid Bass

In the 1970’s, Texas started stocking smallmouth bass (among other species) in Texas rivers and reservoirs.  The state figured that our clear rocky rivers would be a great habitat for this beautiful hard fighting fish….it was!  Smallmouth Bass did very well in many of our rivers and then something unexpected happened…they started interbreeding with our […]

Surf Fishing South Padre Island

There are a tremendous amount of things to look for when fishing the surf…let me say this again to let it sink in…there are a tremendous amount of things to look for when fishing the surf. Sometimes these things such as currents, clarity, and bait movement are easy to find. Other times, an angler can only focus on one or two things to see if he can catch a fish. Here is a quick listing from memory of some things that an angler can focus on when fishing the surf.

Fly Fishing the San Marcos River: Practice Makes Perfect

There is an old saying that people have heard millions of times:  Practice makes Perfect.  This is a true statement, whether one is practicing baseball, learning to fly a jet, operating on a heart, or most importantly (tongue planted firmly in cheek) making good casts with a fly rod.  Earlier this week, I guided Mario […]

Introducing Winston’s New Microspey – The Boron III TH-MS

The New WINSTON BORON III TH-MS MICROSPEY®rods are an innovative addition of three (3) specialized light line Two Handed trout models to Winston’s extremely popular Boron III TH Two Handed rod series. With our Boron III technology, these new high performance two-handed rods perfectly combine the power of a spey rod and the finesse of […]

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