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?!”
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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