How much does a hunt cost?

Extreme Bowfishing Packages

Our charters are all inclusive and include equipment, fish cleaning, drinks and snacks. There are NO hidden fees such as gas surcharges or trophy fees! There is a maximum of four hunters per boat. Hunts can be day, night or both. Trips can be extended at customers request! We hunt anywhere in Central and South Texas, your choice or mine!

MULTIPLE SPECIES 4 HOUR TRIP
4 hours of excitement for $500 with up to 5 shooters
This trip will not give us any opportunity for alligator gar however we will target species including buffalo, spotted gar, tilapia , plecostomus, grass carp, needle nose gar, short nose gar, common carp, mirror carp, grass carp, etc.

ALLIGATOR GAR/MULTIPLE SPECIES TRIP
6 hours of excitement for $500 for one shooter. 
Up to 5 shooters, additional shooters are $150 each
I recommend this trip for families and beginner bow fisherman as it gives you the time to become proficient with your equipment. We will target species such as buffalo, spotted gar, tilapia, plecostomus, grass carp, needle nose gar, short nose gar, common carp, mirror carp, grass carp etc. We will also have a very good chance at taking a Giant ALLIGATOR GAR.

ALLIGATOR GAR TROPHY TRIP
8 hour days $1000 per day, maximum 4 shooters, 3 day minimum  will guarantee opportunity at 6ft+ alligator gar
This hunt is only for the serious sportsman and trophy hunter we will endure long days of selective shooting with only a true MONSTER 6-8ft alligator gar in our sights taxidermy arrangements can be set up as well as transportation.

What can I expect?

We stock the boat daily with soft drinks and snacks. We provide equipment specialized for bringing in trophy alligator gar. Caution!!!! We do not float the fish! Once the fish is “on”, you are expected to hang on until one of you tires and quits! These are extremely strong fish so be in shape to wrestle these monsters!

I have hunted with other guides in Texas and am tired of shooting at glimpses of rolling fish! Is your hunt the same?

In the spring, our hunts are at night for feeding/spawning fish. We deliver more shot opportunities on big Gar than any other guide service in the state! We hunt rolling fish as well, but mostly during the hot days of summer.

What do I need?

You will need a valid Texas fishing license. You will be required to sign a waiver. Your are welcome to bring your own equipment but we have right/left handed compounds with AMS retriever reels at your disposal! Please specify how many left and right-handed hunters so we can bring the correct equipment. You have to provide your own meals. We also recommend that you bring: gloves (baseball gloves will do fine), quality polarized glasses (do not skimp here), sun screen, and if you are allergic to any insects please let your guide know and bring an epy pen.

What’s the hunt like?

We prefer to hunt at night with a warm up on smaller species for the first couple of hours. We will then spend the rest of the night pursuing the most formidable predator in fresh water, the Alligator Gar! These fish are extremely tough and it is not uncommon for arrows to simply bounce off! Proper arrow placement and adhering to the guides instruction will definitely improve your odds! For the last four years, we enjoyed a 95% shot opportunity ratio on Trophy Alligator Gar!

What kind of boat do you have?

We have a custom built boat. Every inch of this boat was designed for bowfishing! With a fan and troller, we can hunt places the competition can only dream of getting to! It is filled with safety foam and was built by professionals to be unsinkable! It’s self bailing design cannot take on water like open hull boats can. Last year, we got customers to saftey during a storm that sunk two other bowfishing boats. Twenty feet long, 72 iches at the bottom, she is EXTREMELY STABLE! We have owned three smaller boats that just do not compare! She is the culmination of five years of tournament/guideing experience and is unsurpassed on the water!

How should I choose a bowfishing guide?

The best question of all! Dont be afraid to ask alot of questions. Do alot of research. Ask for referrals. Call the manufacturers and see who they recommend! A professional guide does nothing else, so beware of part timers looking to make an extra buck. Compare websites and the quality of fish taken by “customers”! Many of the fish you see on competitors websites were taken by the guides and their buddies.

Most important, guides that routinely boat large fish for their customers have of an intimate knowledge of a select few bodies of water! Beware of claims to know where big fish are all over the state! This should send up red flags immedately! Would you hire a Falcon Lake bass guide to take you stiper fishing on Texoma?

A guide is only as good as his last trip. Don’t be afraid to ask for recent pictures w/dates. Also, ask for stats. What are the odds for success? What is the average number of fish seen/taken? A good guide will also take into account the experience level in the boat and tailor the trip to the hunters! Dont forget to take the boat into account. Especially if you have a big group of hunters. A big boat is a stable and comfortable boat.

Please feel free to call us with any questions. We at Extreme Bowfishing look forward to seeing you on the water.