Hello my name is Mark Malfa and I have been fishing for Alligator gar for over 35 years.

I caught my first one when I was 11 years old on a 6ft long rake handle,125lb Dacron line and a 2ft steel leader with a 6 /o hook (SERIOUSLY). I caught the gar about 3 miles from my parent’s home at Sims Bayou in Houston Texas.

Since that time I have caught and my clients have caught more Alligator gar than I can remember. I've taken many gar over 200lbs that’s right OVER 200lbs from many quality gar spots in Texas such as the well know Trinity river, as well as Choke Canyon, Nueces River, Frio River, Falcon Lake, Amistad Lake and other lesser known locations.

I can proudly say that I have caught more GIANT gar from more places around Texas and have more years of experience than probably any other single individual Alligator gar guide in Texas. I now catch gar for clients from all around the globe. With this said I would be proud to take you out to catch you a living prehistoric dinosaur, the ALLIGATOR GAR!!!


Mark Malfa and Jeremy Wade
Captain Mark Malfa's fish hunting skills have been featured on several TV shows, including:

Animal Planet, Fact of Fishing and Quest for the One