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Light Tackle Fishing Charters Near Matagorda Bay
Hit the water with Captain Joe on your 5-hour (half-day) or 7-hour (full day) adventure through the waters of Matagorda, Texas! Captain Joe will help you catch the limits of the Texas Big Three: Redfish, Flounder, and Speckled Trout. With over 20 years of experience fishing in Matagorda Bay, Captain Joe will take you to where the fish are biting in no time. His 2021 24' Haynie Cat boat can accommodate up to 4 anglers. Whether it’s your first time out on the water or a seasoned professional, these are the trip for you. Captain Joe will provide everything you need to have a productive day on the water, except a saltwater fishing license and bait. He will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and live bait (shrimp and croaker at market price). He will also provide water, and an ice box for your day’s catch. Get ready for an exciting on the water experience with Captain Joe! Read More
Bay Fishing Trips
Meet up with Captain Terry Gallagher at the Matagorda Harbour to launch on an action-packed adventure exploring Matagorda Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The convenience store at the dock is the perfect place to load up on bait, drinks, snacks, and even lunch before you head out on the water. For your full-day trip you can choose between his morning or his afternoon offering. Capt. Terry's morning trip runs from 6 am to 1 pm and his afternoon trip runs from 2 pm to dark. Both options are great! Captain Terry's brand new 25' Dargle is totally decked out and very luxurious. It comes loaded with all the fishing rods, reels, and tackle you'll need for a successful aquatic excursion, all you need to buy is your Texas Fishing License and some bait which will run you 40-100$. Capt. Terry has been fishing these waters for years and knows all the best spots to chase down tailing redfish, whack the trout, and catch a ton of flounder for the dinner table! Read More
Full Day Fishing - 25’ Dargle
Climb aboard with Captain Collin and embark on a fishing escapade through the waters of Port O’Connor! Whether it’s your first time on the water or you are a seasoned professional, this trip is for you. Captain Collin has 20+ years of experience fishing the waters of Port O’Connor and will lead you to where the fish bite. Expect to target Redfish, Black Drum, Flounder, Jack Crevalle, and Red Snapper (depending on the season). For these 6-hour (half-day) and 9-hour (full day) trips, Captain Collin uses his 23’ Shoalwater center console boat which can accommodate 6 anglers. He will provide everything you need to have a productive day on the water, including all rods, reels, and tackle. He will also have bottled water on board as well as an ice chest for your day’s catch. All you need to bring is a valid Texas fishing license and any food and drinks of your choice (no glass). Captain Collin also can accommodate wade fishing. You'll need your own waders and wading boots in the winter months, but feel free to stalk ‘em in skinny water in a bathing suit or shorts in the warmer spring and summer months. We recommend wading trips for anglers with more experience. Have a blast with Captain Collin! Read More
Port O'Connor Inshore Fishing
There’s nothing like spending some quality time on the water with a fishing rod in your hand, and Trophy-Sized Trout on your mind. So head out with Captain Kevin to explore the Galveston bay system for a wonderful day out on the water chasing Trophy Speckled Trout, Reds, and Black Drum for this Catch and Release adventure. When you head out for a day with Captain Kevin he will give you the option of staying on the boat or wading the shallow back bays and grass lines to catch your prize. Live bait can be purchased after you leave the boat ramp, but Captain Kevin will provide all the best artificial lures, secret techniques, and instruction to help you hook into your next trophy. On the day of your trip you will launch from the best ramp in town (changes depending on weather, sea conditions, and fish habits) aboard Captain Kevin's 23' Parker. This puppy comes loaded with a 250 Suzuki strapped to the back, a trolling motor for stealth, coolers, and cushioned seats. Kevin will provide you with all the equipment, tackle (rods and reels), ice for your food, drinks & fish, artificial lures, photos of your catch, secret techniques and instruction for artificial bait fishing, and he will even clean and bag your fish for you at the end of the day! All Captain Kevin Recommends you bring is your sunscreen, sun-protective clothing, sunglasses, any food & drinks you'd like to enjoy onboard, wading gear if you'd like to wade fish ( waders, boots, belt & stingray guards), and an ice chest to tote home your days catch All guest 16 y/o and older will also need a Texas Saltwater Fishing License With all this provided at your disposal you'll have all you need to reel in your very own Trophy-Speckled Trout. If you've Captain Kevin at the wheel, your fishing adventure will sure be one to remember. Read More
Galveston Bay Trophy Trout
Head out with Captain Rick and prepare for an exciting day of Gulf Coast fishing! Port O'Connor is conveniently located right on several canals and bays that are home to some hungry fish, so expect to get some bites! On this half or full-day trip, Captain Rick will motor you out into fish-heavy Port O'Connor inshores such as Matagorda Bay and Espiritu Santo Bay where you can expect to target some Black Drum, Blacktip Shark, Flounder, Redfish, and Speckled Trout. You'll be going after these fish with a variety of methods including light tackle, artificial lures, heavy tackle, bottom fishing, and drift fishing. Depending on the species you want to go after, Captain Rick will set you up with the best method to get one on your line! You'll be fishing aboard a 23’ Shoalwater center console that can comfortably fit 4 anglers. This sturdy vessel will have no problem getting you to where the fish are biting! Captain Rick will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and live bait. All you need to bring is sunglasses, sunscreen, any snacks or drinks you might need and a Texas saltwater fishing license. Book your trip today and get ready for a fishing adventure! Read More
Port O'Connor "Texas Triple"
Hop on board with Captain John and experience an action-packed day of fishing in Port O’Connor, Texas! Captain John has fished these waters for over 20 years and is a highly-respected guide in the POC area. Prepare to test your casting accuracy as you fish in and around POC’s inshore and nearshore waters along with their reefs, flats, and backcountry waters. Captain John will help you chase Black Drum, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Redfish, and many more fish species. These trips are also family-friendly - Captain John loves teaching little ones about the various fish species in the area. Make sure you bring a valid Texas Saltwater Fishing License, food and drinks of your choice, sunscreen, and a hat. First Cast Guide Service will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and lures. They will also fillet your fish for you at the end of the trip at no additional cost. Come and explore this fishing paradise and make some everlasting memories with Captain John! Read More
Bay And Jetty Fishing
Cast away with Captain Joe on your 5-hour (half-day) or 7-hour (full day) adventure through the waters of Matagorda, Texas! Captain Joe will help you and your fellow angling buddies catch the limits of Black Drum, Flounder, Redfish, Sheepshead, and Speckled Trout. His 2021 24’ Haynie Cat boat can accommodate up to 4 anglers. Whether it’s your first time out on the water or a seasoned professional, this is the trip for you. Captain Joe will provide everything you need to have a productive day on the water, except a saltwater fishing license, which you’ll need to bring with you. He will provide all rods, reels, tackle and an icebox for your day’s catch. Live bait will be an extra charge of $20 per person. Book a trip with Captain Joe today! Read More
Matagorda Bay Trip
Captain Benny will show you why Port O’Connor has some of the best fishing in Texas! You will spend the day aboard his 26 ft center console powered by a 300 HP Suzuki engine. This boat can reach a cruising speed of almost 40 knots, so you’ll be out on the water in no time! She also has a T-top to keep you shaded throughout the day. Captain Benny will help you target Red Snapper (depending on the season), Kingfish, Jack Crevalle, Sheepshead, Blacktip Shark, and many other species on your 4-hour (half-day) or 8-hour (full day) adventure. Anglers of all skill levels and ages are welcome on these trips. Captain Benny has life jackets on board but recommends that, if you have children, you bring your own life jackets for maximum comfort. Captain Benny will provide all rods, reels, and tackle. All you need to bring is a valid Texas saltwater fishing license, a cooler for your day’s catch, a hat, and sunscreen. Come visit Port O’Connor and have a blast on the water with Captain Benny! Read More
Matagorda Bay & Beyond
Climb aboard with Captain Scott! Captain Scott is a highly professional guide with almost 30 years of experience fishing the waters outside of POC. For these 6-hour excursions, Captain Scott uses a 23’ Haynie powered by a 225 HP Mercury engine. This boat can accommodate 6 anglers. He will help you chase the Black Drum, Flounder, Redfish, Blacktip Shark, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, Speckled Trout, and other species of fish that call these waters home. Capt. Scott can also accommodate wade fishing. If you choose to wade fish, don’t forget to bring waders and wading boots. Make sure to bring a valid Texas Saltwater Fishing License as well as any food and drinks of your choice, sunscreen, and a hat. Captain Scott will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and lures. They will also clean and fillet your fish if a cleaning station is available. Get ready for an amazing day on the water with Captain Scott! Read More
Bay Fishing Port O'Connor
Captain Stan knows exactly where to go to find those trophy-sized fish! He has 15+ years of experience as a professional guide and 35+ in the Texas Coastal Bay system - listen closely and you’ll be reelin’ in the big dawgs in no time. Captain Stan will tailor your trip any way you choose! He provides inshore fishing in both Matagorda Bay and the Middle Texas Coast. He’ll take you to the flats where you can wade fish or fish from the boat. You can also drift or anchor in the back lakes for Redfish. Expect to target Black Drum, Flounder, Redfish, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout / Spotted Seatrout, Tripletail on these 5-hour (half-day) and 8-hour (full day) adventures. You’ll be fishing on Captain Stan’s 24’ Tran Sport Cat Boats center console. This vessel can accommodate up to 4 anglers. These trips are family-friendly as well. Captain Stan loves teaching the little ones about the species that call Matagorda Bay home. You’ll need to bring a Texas Saltwater Fishing License. Captain Stan will provide all rods (not furnished for wade fishing), reels, and tackle. You can bring food and drinks, but you may also request lunch, snacks, and/or drinks to be provided for an additional fee. You can also purchase live bait for an extra cost. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy some quality fishing on the beautiful Texas Gulf Coast with Captain Stan! Read More
Matagorda Bay Catch And Release
Come explore the Gulf Coast with Captain Gary! On this 5-hour (half-day) or 8-hour (full day) trip, you’ll be targeting the plethora of Gator Trout that inhabit these waters. You could also reel in some Black Drum, Flounder, Redfish, and Sheepshead. You’ll be fishing from Captain Gary’s 24 ft SVT Tran Cat Center console which can accommodate four anglers. Make sure you bring a valid Texas saltwater fishing license, food and drinks for the day, sunscreen, a hat, and a cooler to take home your day’s catch. Captain Gary will provide all rods, reels, and tackle. You can purchase live bait for an additional fee. Enjoy your day out on the water with Captain Gary! Read More
Gator Trout Trip
This trip is perfect for hunters and anglers who want to do it all in South Texas! On this cast-and-blast trip, you'll hunt all morning and fish all afternoon, without breaking the bank. Your guide and outfitter, Brandon, has years of experience hunting and fishing the South Texas coast, and will put you right on the birds and the fish! In terms of wingshooting, South Texas is smack in the center of the Central Flyway, and is a stopover for dozens of migratory waterfowl specied. The sheltered bays here draw hundreds of thousands of ducks annually, including Green-Winged and Blue-Winged Teals, Cinnamon Teals, Wigeons, Redheads, Pintails, Gadwalls, and Mottled Ducks. You can target all of these species, which are exciting quarries and great eating. Brandon will provide you with the blind and all the decoys, and just asks that you bring your own waders, guns, ammunition (non-toxic shot only), and a good attitude. The ducks are already on their way—what are you waiting for?! For fishing, Matagorda Bay is a premier fishing area for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and more. You'll get out there aboard Brandon's 21' Shoalwater bay boat —an ideal boat for inshore and nearshore fishing. Captain Brandon will make sure you're hooked up with the best tackle to find your target species, and he'll do everything he can to help you pull a personal best over the rail, fill your cooler, or both. Read More
Matagorda Bay Cast And Blast
Attention all fishing enthusiasts! Get ready for an epic fishing adventure in Matagorda, Texas with the one and only Captain Fern. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a first-timer, Captain Fern's 24' Explorer bay boat is the perfect vessel to take you on a thrilling excursion in search of Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Black Drum. Located on the Gulf Coast of Texas, Matagorda is renowned for its bountiful and diverse fish population, and Captain Fern knows all the secret spots to find them. You'll be surrounded by stunning scenery as you cast your lines and reel in some of the biggest catches of your life. Captain Fern's passion for fishing is contagious, and he'll share his vast knowledge and expertise with you throughout the trip. From selecting the right bait to teaching you how to reel in a big one, he'll make sure you have an unforgettable experience. So, come aboard Captain Fern's boat for an adventure you'll never forget. Get ready to catch some fish, make some memories, and have the time of your life on this exciting charter fishing trip in Matagorda, Texas. Read More
Gettin' On 'Em Down In Matagorda
If you’ve never fished Matagorda Bay, Texas before, you’re missing out! These waters are home to some of the best Redfish, Flounder, and Speckled Trout in the Lone Star State. On this 5-hour (half-day) or 7-hour (full day) adventure, Captain Sid will be there to help you reel 'em in. Captain Sid will help you target Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and Tripletail. You might even travel a little further offshore, depending on the season. His 26’ Catalyst bay boat, powered by a 300 HP Suzuki engine, can accommodate 4 anglers who can all fish at the same time. In addition to gear, bait, and tackle, Captain Sid also provides sandwiches, chips, and bottled water. All you need to bring is your Texas fishing license, a pair of sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat. Book a trip with Obsession Fishing today and experience the truly magnificent waters of Matagorda, Bay Texas! Note: This trip is **catch-and-release only**. If you’d like to take your day’s catch home with you, Captain Sid offers another variation of this same trip. Read More
Matagorda Bay Catch And Release
If you’ve never fished Matagorda Bay, Texas before, you’re missing out! These waters are home to some of the best Redfish, Flounder, and Speckled Trout in the Lone Star State. On this 5-hour (half-day) or 7-hour (full day) adventure, Captain Sid will be there to help you reel 'em in. Captain Sid will help you target Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and Tripletail. You might even travel a little further offshore, depending on the season. His 26’ Catalyst bay boat, powered by a 300 HP Suzuki engine, can accommodate 4 anglers who can all fish at the same time. In addition to gear, bait, and tackle, Captain Sid also provides sandwiches, chips, and bottled water. All you need to bring is your Texas fishing license, a pair of sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, and an ice box for your day’s catch. Book a trip with Obsession Fishing today and experience the truly magnificent waters of Matagorda, Bay Texas! Read More
Come Fish Matagorda Bay
Embark on the ultimate hunting and fishing combo trip with Captain Rick in the picturesque coastal town of Port O'Connor, Texas! Join us for an action-packed excursion that will leave you with memories to cherish for a lifetime. Hunting Adventure: Captain Rick, a seasoned expert and passionate outdoorsman, invites you on a thrilling duck hunting journey through the bountiful waterways of Port O'Connor. Hop aboard his trusty airboat as he guides small groups of 2-4 people to carefully selected blinds, strategically positioned for optimal duck hunting success. From the moment the sun begins to rise, you'll be surrounded by the serene beauty of nature as the ducks take to the skies. Captain Rick's intimate knowledge of the area ensures you'll have the best chance to shoot your limit of ducks before 10:30 a.m. Don't worry if you don't have your own firearms; Captain Rick offers gun rentals at just $65 per gun, ensuring everyone in your group can fully participate in the thrill of the hunt. Just bring your own steel shot and camouflage, and you'll be well-equipped to take on the challenge. Immerse yourself in the heart-pounding action as flocks of ducks descend upon the area, guided by Captain Rick's expertise and skill. With each shot, you'll feel the rush of adrenaline as you aim for that perfect target. But it's not just about the hunt; it's about forging unforgettable memories with friends and loved ones. Share in the excitement and camaraderie as you celebrate successful shots and regale each other with stories of the day's adventures. Fishing Adventure: After an exhilarating morning of duck hunting, get ready for an exciting day of Gulf Coast fishing with Captain Rick. Port O'Connor's canals and bays are teeming with hungry fish, promising an excellent catch! On this half or full-day trip, Captain Rick will take you to fish-rich inshore areas like Matagorda Bay and Espiritu Santo Bay. Expect to target Black Drum, Blacktip Shark, Flounder, Redfish, and Speckled Trout using various methods such as light tackle, artificial lures, heavy tackle, bottom fishing, and drift fishing. Captain Rick will set you up with the best techniques for each species you want to pursue. Fishing aboard a 23’ Shoalwater center console, accommodating 4 anglers comfortably, you'll have no trouble getting to where the fish are biting. Captain Rick provides all the necessary fishing gear, including rods, reels, tackle, and live bait. Just bring your sunglasses, sunscreen, any snacks or drinks you might need, and a Texas saltwater fishing license. Book your hunting and fishing combo trip today and get ready for an unforgettable adventure! Experience the thrill of duck hunting with Captain Rick in the morning and then head out for an exciting fishing journey in the abundant waters of Port O'Connor. This ultimate combo trip promises a day of incredible outdoor exploration and unforgettable memories with friends and loved ones. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity! Read More
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Everything to Know About Booking a Matagorda Bay light tackle fishing charter
What are the best light tackle fishing charters in Matagorda Bay?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 22 light tackle fishing trips in Matagorda Bay, and the most popular trips in the area are Galveston Hook-Up guided by Ernest, Matagorda Bay Shallows guided by Brandon, and Matagorda Bay Trip guided by Chad.
Our guides in Matagorda Bay are rated a 4.5 out of 5 based on 9588 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.
All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.
Looking for kid friendly light tackle fishing guides in Matagorda Bay? Check out our beginner and family friendly light tackle fishing guides in Matagorda Bay.
What types of light tackle fishing charters are common in Matagorda Bay?
Inshore fishing is the most popular for light tackle fishing in Matagorda Bay as well as flats fishing, jetty fishing, and nearshore fishing.
The most commonly sought after species for light tackle fishing in Matagorda Bay are: 1. redfish, 2. black drum, 3. flounder, and 4. speckled trout.
How much do Matagorda Bay light tackle fishing charters cost?
for light tackle fishing in Matagorda Bay prices can range anywhere from an affordable $400 to $2,200, but the average price for a half day trip for light tackle fishing in Matagorda Bay is $610. The average price for a full day trip for light tackle fishing in Matagorda Bay is $825.
What month is best for on a light tackle fishing charter in Matagorda Bay?
The most popular season to go on a light tackle fishing charter in Matagorda Bay is summer, and most anglers book their trips 15 days in advance.
Do I need a Matagorda Bay fishing license and what are the bag limits in Matagorda Bay?
See here for more information on fishing licenses in Matagorda Bay, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Matagorda Bay. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Matagorda Bay.
Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences
Terry was by far the best guide we’ve had in Matagorda! It’s obvious he knows the bay & where the fish are, in addition to being very personable and attentive to our team. A++++
Julia B. with Terry G. of Wharton, Texas
Awesome trip with Captain Collin. He put us on the fish!
Thomas D. with Collin G. of Port O'Connor, Texas
Capt Jon was great! He agreed to go out, even though it was so windy and cold and made sure we had a fun time, even if we didn’t expect to have much luck given the conditions. We were victorious over the gulls however and got several great fish!
Elizabeth S. with Jon P. of Port O'Connor, Texas
I had an absolute blast going out with Captain Kevin. He was very knowledgeable and is guaranteed to give you a great, memorable fishing experience. I definitely plan on booking as many trips with him as I possible can!
Erik P. with Kevin L. of Galveston, Texas
Great guide on a very slow day he got us on fish. None of them were keepers but that’s not Captain Stans fault
Don D. with Stan S. of Matagorda, Texas
Amazing experience! Captain Chad drove 50 miles to the next city just so we’d have good live bait for our trip. With that being said we caught 40 fish and 20 keepers. Even managed to get on some Reds in late January weather. We will definitely be booking another trip with Captain “Chappy”. If you’re looking to catch fish in a relaxed setting with someone who knows there stuff, look No Further.
Chris R. with Chad K. of Matagorda, Texas
Good experience learned a lot . Did not catch any fish but enjoyed the company.
Gavin B. with John A. of Port O'Connor, Texas
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