LEGENDARY Fishing Guide

Life is not a matter of milestones, but of moments. Moments we create with the help of our family and friends.

For over 30 years Captain Gilbert Vela has helped create memorable moments for people from all over the world. He has a generous and gregarious spirit that welcomes in all who are willing to be guided by his knowledge and actions. But, dammit, when he says, "Cast!" you better have your stuff together or he is likely to throw you in the bay!

From the waters of deep south Texas to the lush savannas of Africa, and to the jungles of the Amazon and hideaways in between, it is safe to say Gilbert has been there done that. As an award winning fishing guide, Captain Vela brings a personal and effective approach to every trip he guides, which is why his clients love him and why they keep coming back.

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Expert Knowledge of the Lower Laguna Madre

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While there are no guarantees regarding the number or type of fish you will catch, Gilbert will guarantee that he will burn as much fuel as it takes to put your group on fish.

First Class

Spaces fill up fast. If you are interested in booking a guided trip for redfish, trout, flounder or snook, please book as far in advance as possible to guarantee availability.

Trip Details

Half day trips with Captain Gilbert Vela are $450 for 3 people and $50 for each additional person up to four max. All rods, reels, bait, tackle will be provided.

Sustainable Fishing

To ensure quality species and habitat for future generations, please observe all state fishing laws while fishing with a guide or with friends. Together we can all make a difference.

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If you are still not convinced and would like references, call any business in the Port Isabel or South Padre Island area. They will be able to tell you about Gilbert's outstanding reputation.