Captain Gilbert Vela

Five Star Fishing Guide
Since 1981

Fishing Guide

Captain Gilbert Vela has been actively involved in Fishing Tournaments as an angler, captain and weigh master since 1981.

Numerous fishing magazines have featured Captain Vela’s trophy catches, stories and extensive knowledge of saltwater fish, marine life and the Lower Laguna Madre bay system.

Captain Gilbert Vela Fishing Guide
Captain Gilbert Vela Fishing Guide

Brand Ambassador

Captain Gilbert Vela has been a keynote speaker at many seminars, appeared on TV shows and has been chosen to participate in lure field testing on many occasions. He is a Brand Ambassador for fishing tackle, boats and gear.

  • Berkley Products
  • All Star Graphite Rods
  • Kelly Wiggler Lures
  • Power Pole – Guide Program
  • Majek Boats – Ultra Cat
  • Yamaha Outboard Motors
  • Yeti Coolers
  • Danny’s Pawn & Sporting Goods
  • Destination WE Travel

International Sport Fishing Travel

Captain Vela has guided International fishing trips to Africa, Central and South America, and to locations across the US and throughout Mexico.

  • Mexico Snook and Bill Fish
  • Costa Rica Rainbow Bass, Giant Snook & Tarpon
  • Venezuela Peacock Bass
  • Brazil Peacock Bass
  • South Africa Tiger Fish
  • Zimbabwe Tiger Fish
  • Zambia Tiger Fish
  • Island of Zanzibar Tiger Fish
  • Tanzania Hunting & Fishing
  • Argentina Golden Dorado
  • Cabo San Lucas Billfish, Rooster fish, Tuna, Amberjack, Dorado
  • Honduras Snook, Tarpon, Bonefish
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