(620)-741-4034 okiegator1222@gmail.com
Lake Texoma Catfish Bay
Gator's Fishing Guide Service Lake Texoma

About Us

About Us

Meet Your Captain and Owner!

Welcome to Gator’s Guide Service on Lake Texoma.  I am Tyler “Gator” Cates, the owner/operator.

I love fishing for all types of fish and have been told on more than one occasion it is an obsession for me, not just a hobby.  From the age of two, I have been fishing and collecting fishing stories, and generally just sharing my love of the sport with anyone who showed the slightest interest.

I fished at Lake Texoma for the first time at the age of five.  As silly as it may sound, I was already an avid fisherman with quite a collection of gear for a 5-year-old, and spent any moment I could at one of the ponds on our property at home, near Stillwater, Oklahoma.  Getting to fish a big lake was something I remember to this day.  We made several more trips over the years and caught fish every time.  

About 10 years ago, I started chasing pipelines, and spent the last six of that welding on various lines across the country.  I was able to travel and work in 14 different states, and whenever I could, I would spend my days off work checking out the local fishing holes, or nearby lakes.  Five years ago, I started coming back to Oklahoma and spent winters working for a waterfowl outfitter, scouting and guiding hunts. 

Gator's Fishing Guide Service Lake Texoma

Two years ago, I started giving some serious thought to starting up a fishing guide service.  As they say, the cards fell into place, and here I am today.  As a guide, I am fulfilling a lifelong dream of being able to make my living doing what I love most.  I would appreciate the chance to share my passion for fishing with you and your group by spending a day or two fishing and being on beautiful Lake Texoma.

Give me a call or send me an email so we can get you on the schedule for a great day on the water.  I’ll bring the boat, all the gear, tackle and bait.  We’ll end the trip with you heading home with your catch, already cleaned and bagged.  You’re welcome to bring your ice chest with your drinks and snacks for the trip.

You can reach me at 620-741-4034, or by email, Okiegator1222@gmail.com.  If I am unable to answer, leave me a message and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. 


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"Thanks again. We all had a blast, and the girls are all hooked now. Can't wait to come back down!"
Layne H.