Tides and Tails Guide Service

Tides and Tales Guide Service operates out of Texas City, TX. Fishing the whole Galveston Bay Complex, they are always in search of trophy Trout, monster Redfish, and tasty Flounder. The Galveston Bay Complex is widely recognized as one of the very best places around for inshore and flats fishing, with murky shallows and grass flats filled to bursting with amazing fish just waiting for you to get a hook in the water!

You will be spending your day aboard Captain Mark Salazar’s 26’ Mowdy center console. Powered by a 250 HP Suzuki engine, she can carry 4 passengers at a speed of up to 40 knots straight to the very best spots in the bay, where her shallow draft will allow you to get deep into the skinny waters in search of the best catch.

Tides and Tales Guide Service specializes in drift and wade fishing for trophy catches on artificial lures. Captain Mark has been fishing the area for almost 25 years and has found this to be the most fun and effective way of landing the best catch, so that is what he focuses on. If you prefer, however, you can also purchase live bait for an additional charge, and Captain Mark will provide a livewell to keep it fresh.

All the necessary fishing equipment will be provided by the charter, including top-notch rods, reels, and tackle. Things you should bring are a valid Texas fishing license, your drinks and snacks, sunscreen, and sunglasses. Once this short checklist has been taken care of, you’ll be ready to start your trip.

Now, simply take a look through the packages offered below, find an available date that works for you, and book your next fishing adventure today!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:45 AM
    A great option for all the passionate anglers looking to get on the water with the goal of landing their next trophy catch. This 8 hour trip gives you plenty of time to hit a few different spots and get on some hot action. The species you'll be in search of include Trout, Redfish, and Flounder.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:45 AM
    Spend the morning fishing in the West Galveston Bay Area for local favorites such as Trout, Redfish, and Flounder. This is typically a period of high activity and many of the captain's favorite spots are highly likely to put your skills to the test.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    This is a great introductory package for any novices or families with kids. You'll get a chance to spend the afternoon on the relatively calm waters of the West Galveston Bay Area as you get after some popular local species. Some of your likely targets will include Trout, Redfish, and Flounder.
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About the Captain

Capt Mark Salazar
texas City, Texas, Estados Unidos
2 Fishing Reports
Response time 6 hours
Member since Abril 2017
Captain Mark Salazar has been a fishing guide in the Galveston Bay Complex for 25 years, and he loves to please his customers and put them on the best fish. One thing you can be sure of with Tides and Tales Guide service is that you will be fishing with a captain who is deeply passionate about what he does. “Always on the water” is more than just a company motto, and it won’t take long for you to see how much he loves being out in the bay, and sharing his favorite spots and tricks with everyone who steps aboard.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Mowdy (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

26 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Drift Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting


Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible


Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
American Express
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

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