Capt Marvin Engel

Meet Captain Marvin Engel

Meet Captain Marvin Engel and Big M's Fishing Charters

Captain Marvin Engel is a seasoned and passionate angler who has been navigating the waters of Rockport, Texas, for over three decades. With a deep-rooted love for fishing, Marvin has dedicated his life to mastering the art of angling and sharing his knowledge with others. His extensive experience and intimate familiarity with the Coastal Bend Bays make him one of the most sought-after fishing guides in the region. Captain Marvin's dedication to providing exceptional fishing experiences has earned him a stellar reputation among both locals and visitors.

As the head guide at Big M's Fishing Charters, Captain Marvin Engel specializes in targeting prized species such as Speckled Trout, Redfish, and Flounder. His expertise in bay fishing, coupled with his keen understanding of fish behavior and seasonal patterns, ensures that anglers of all skill levels have a successful and enjoyable outing. Marvin's friendly and patient demeanor makes him an excellent mentor, particularly for those new to fishing. He takes pride in teaching his clients the best techniques and strategies, ensuring they leave with not only a great catch but also a wealth of knowledge.

Captain Marvin Engel's commitment to excellence extends beyond his fishing skills. He prioritizes the safety and comfort of his clients, maintaining top-notch equipment and adhering to all fishing regulations. His dedication to sustainable fishing practices helps preserve the vibrant marine ecosystem of Rockport for future generations. Whether you're embarking on a family-friendly fishing trip or seeking the thrill of catching trophy fish, Captain Marvin Engel and Big M's Fishing Charters promise an unforgettable adventure on the beautiful waters of Rockport, Texas.

Boat Details:

Captain Marvin Engel's vessel, a 2016 Haynie powered by a Suzuki 300 engine, is the epitome of efficiency and performance on the waters of Rockport, Texas. This boat, equipped with a single 300 HP engine, offers a smooth and swift ride, capable of reaching a maximum cruising speed of 48 mph. Designed for both comfort and functionality, it ensures a safe and enjoyable fishing experience for all aboard. With top-notch navigational and safety features, Captain Marvin's boat is perfectly suited for bay fishing, making it an ideal choice for those looking to explore the bountiful waters of the Coastal Bend Bays with Big M's Fishing Charters.

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Expertise & Attributes

20 Years of Experience

fishing Attributes

Master Guide
Nature / Wildlife Views
Saltwater Fishing
Live Bait
Deep Sea Fishing
Good with Large Groups
Good with New Anglers
Good with Families
Good with Kids

Gear & Equipment

Available Fishing Gear

Fishing Poles
Live Bait

Good to Knows

Trip Includes: 

- Rods, Reels & Tackle 

- Live Bait (When Available)

- Artificials

- Ice,

- Fish Cleaned For Your Convenience.


What to bring: 

- Hat, Sunscreen, Polaroid Sunglasses 

- Wear weather appropriate clothing 

- Food & Drinks

- Texas Fishing license 

- Saltwater stamp

- Ice chest (60 quart max)

DEPOSIT: A deposit is required for all bookings and will be applied at checkout . A $200 deposit + 5% processing fee = $210 will be charged only if clients are a no-show or do not cancel before 14 day cancellation period.


BALANCE: The remaining balance is due on the trip date as either Credit or Cash.   


GUEST CANCELLATION: In the event that you must cancel your booking, you must do so 14 days prior to your trip date to receive a refund on your deposit. Rescheduling is encouraged and dependent on guide availability.   


GUIDE CANCELLATION: In the rare event that your guide must cancel due to inclement weather, health, or equipment issues, you will have the option to reschedule your charter for a later date or receive a refund on your deposit.   


TIPPING: Tips to your guide are greatly appreciated for your quality trip.


Big M's Fishing Charters

Boat Type: Motorboat (engine-powered)

Boat Guest Capacity: 4

Boat Length: 25

Manufacturer Name: Haynie

Model Year: 2016

Number of Engines: 1

Horsepower per Engine: 300

Maximum Cruising Speed: 48

Boat Registration: Not Given