Welcome to Paradise Guide Services! We would like to help you enjoy year round saltwater fishing on Baffin Bay and the Laguna Madre, as well as some spectacular seasonal dove hunting.  Our goal is to make your trip as enjoyable and rewarding as possible.  Please explore our website and contact us so we can plan your best saltwater fishing/dove hunting experience. 

Meet The Captain!

After growing up along the South Texas Coast, Captain Gerad Merritt developed a love for hunting and fishing.  From his first catch of drum off the family pier on Cayo del Grullo at the age of four, to being pulled annually from elementary school for the first day of hunting season, he was fated to pursue a career in the wildlife industry. 

After a year of college, Captain Merritt joined the United States Marine Corp, and activations kept his college career on hold for several years.  After completing his Marine obligation, Merritt finished a degree in Wildlife Entrepreneurship and Recreation from Texas A&M University Kingsville, he then decided to go into the business that had his heart, and Paradise Guide Services was conceived. 

“Being able to work every day in what I consider paradise is a job like no other.  The opportunity to share my love of the outdoors and fishing and hunting with others is a dream come true.  Who wouldn’t want a job like this?!”






Take advantage of the opportunity to catch some of Baffin Bay's outstanding speckled trout, redfish, & flounder!


Book a Cast n' Blast or bring some family & friends to enjoy some true South Texas dove hunting!


Paradise Guide Services is home to The Ranch House on Baffin Bay, The Bunk House, & La Casita del Este. Book your coastal getaway today!


A great day fishing with Gerad Merritt. He knew where the fish were, a great guide.” -Chuck M.

Paradise Guide Services was a great choice for a great day of fishing. Captain Merritt did a great job of showing us a great time.”  -Simon K.

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Captain Gerad Merritt                   



1232 E FM 628                                    

Riviera, Texas 78379                         

(361) 228 0192

Lodging Contact

Brandi Merritt

(361) 720 3135

1220 East County Road 2302

Riviera, Texas 78379

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