Big Country Coastal Guide

— Flounder Giggin & Bay Fishin —

Rockport Tx
and surrounding area

Capt Mark has a 20' v hull custom flounder boat that runs "stupid" shallow. 

It's complete with outboard, air motor, GPS, inside/outside lights and USCG required safety equipment.

With his lifetime obsession & passion of fishing with dad & friends, and ongoing support of his fishing network Capt Mark 

is excited to share his venture with your family/group.


 — Welcome to Big Country Coastal —

Flounder gigging is done at night, on the clear shallow flats, and can be gigged in anywhere from 2 inch to 4 feet of water. 


Anyone can do it, and takes very little time to learn. Capt Mark will provide clear instructions on how to gig. 


The beauty of marine life in the shallows come to life with the underwater flounder lights. The air motor is quiet and does not disturb them as the boat approaches, making it easy to view them in their habitat. Aside from flounder, it is also common to see Redfish, Stingrays, Blue Crab, Stone Crab, Speckled Trout, Mullet, Shrimp and many more.

— What you get here​ —

Flounder gigging trips depart at sunset and may last approx 3-8 hrs, depending on fishing success. The limit is 5 flounder per person, with 14" minimum, and the guide cannot keep any fish. Black drum and Sheepshead are also legal to gig. Flounder gigging is closed for the month of November thru mid-December. During this time, we gig Sheepshead and Black Drum. 

Bow-fishing can be accommodated, but please bring your own equipment if you want to bow-fish.

Capt Mark will contact you on exact meeting time & location the day prior to your guide trip.


Bay fishing trips depart at sunrise..... Rockport, Aransas Pass & Corpus Christi bay areas are perfect waters to fish year round for Redfish, Black Drum, Speckled Trout and Flounder.  Live bait, wade fishing, drift fishing and sight casting will be used while targeting the shallow water species depending on weather and season.


Cleaning and bagging is included in trip price and is done after returing to dock.

Flounder Gigging

$450 for up to 2 people 

$550 for 3 people

$650 for 4 people

We like to limit up to 4 passengers, 

plus Capt Mark on the boat. 

Children are always welcome.  Ages under 12 yrs may be included to ride with parental permission & Capt Marks.

Bay Fishing

$450 for up to 2 people

$550 for 3 people

$650 for 4 people

We like to limit up to 4 passengers, 

plus Capt Mark on the boat. 

Children are always welcome. Ages under 12 yrs may be included to ride with parental permission & Capt Marks.

Combo Package

Morning Bay Fishing ~ Night Gigging

$850 for up to 2 people

$1,050 for 3 people

$1,200 for 4 people

We like to limit up to 4 passengers, 

plus Capt Mark on the boat. 

Children are always welcome. Ages under 12 yrs may be included to ride with parental permission & Capt Marks.

Kayak Transport​

We can accommodate up to 2 kayaks. You bring the kayak and  we will drop off at your desired location for your kayaking pleasure.

$100 per kayak.

PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME - Capt Mark will tell you where to meet and all the details before your trip. Guests arriving more than 15 mins late will be considered a no show, and forfeit their deposit.


DEPOSITS, CANCELLATIONS & RESCHEDULING POLICIES: Trips may be rescheduled 14 days prior to the booked date. Capt. Mark reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the date due to weather, mechanical or unforeseen issues. In the case that Capt Mark cancels your deposit may be applied to another available date or a refund can be issued as you desire. Cancellations within 14 days will not be refunded.


YOU WILL NEED TO BRING THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

  • Valid saltwater fishing license
  • Bug spray
  • Light windbreaker/rain jacket
  • Cooler with drinks/snacks (alcohol is allowed, but please drink responsibly)
  • An extra cooler with ice, to leave in your car for taking your catch of the day home.
    NOTE: You must check and obey all fishing regulations. All fishers 17 & older must have a Texas state fishing license with special saltwater stamp in order to fish with Capt Mark.
    Fishing licenses may be purchased at any sporting goods retailer. i.e. Academy, Dicks, Bass Pro Shops, Walmart, HEB and local tackle shops like Tackle Town in Rockport, TX.