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Captain Steve Hillman is a year-round Professional Fishing Guide specializing in wading and drifting the Galveston Bay complex and Matagorda Bays with artificials for trout, redfish and flounder. Capt. Steve Hillman is licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard (# 1161521) and the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.

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Fun, Personal, and Professional….That's what you'll experience when you book a trip with Captain Steve Hillman. He has lived and fished his entire life on Galveston Bay and knows where to find the fish. From wade fishing for trophy trout with artificials to fishing the near offshore waters for giant tarpon, he will work hard to make it a trip to remember.
He will cater to your specific needs.... Family trips, corporate outings, buddy trips, or serious experienced trophy trout hunters. Parties of any size can be accommodated (Please give at least 3 weeks notice for parties of more than 4 persons).

Galveston Bay and Near Shore fishing - Hillman Guide Service
Call Capt. Steve at 409-256-7937 for reservations!

The 22' Boston Whaler Outrage is one of the safest boats on the water. It features a foam-filled hull which is virtually unsinkable. Not only is it safe, but it's also dry, quiet and comfortable. Capt. Steve has it loaded with all of the up-to-date electronics such as a Garmin 3210 color GPS/fish finder equipped with XM Satellite Weather Radar, 200 HP Evinrude Ocean Pro, Bob's Jack Plate, 36 volt MotorGuide trolling motor and many other features.

The 23' Gulf Coast Vari-side is one of the most versatile boats on the water today. Captain Steve's is equipped with a 200HP Yamaha HPDI, Motor Guide 36 volt trolling motor, Bob's Jack Plate, Power Pole, Standard Horizon VHF, Garmin Depth Recorder, Standard Horizon GPS (w/ C-Map Chip) and cushioned seating. This boat provides a smooth, dry ride and will run in less than 10" of water. The Vari-side feature also provides easy access in and out of the water for wade fishermen.

Rods, reels, & tackle (feel free to bring your own rod & reel if you
have one that's your favorite).
All trips are artificials only. Lures are provided.
Your catch cleaned and bagged for your trip home.

Texas Fishing License with a Saltwater Stamp
Ice chest with your food and beverages
Ice chest for your take-home fish
(Trout, Redfish, Flounder)
Hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen (minimum SPF 15)
Jackets may be required for fall and early spring
Neoprene chest-waders for fall and early spring
Boat / Deck shoes (no black soles, please)

Fishing for Trout, Redfish, & Flounder

Half Day = $500.00
$100 for 4th, extra person

Full Day = $600.00

$100 for 4th, extra person
All rates are for 1 to 3 persons

$200.00 non-refundable (except for inclement weather) deposit required for all trips.
Cancellations must be made within 2 weeks of scheduled trip in order to receive a full refund of deposit.

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Contact Information:

Hillman Guide Service
Captain Steve Hillman

Cell: 409-256-7937


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