West Matagorda Bay Fishing Charters

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Recently Booked Fishing Charters Near West Matagorda Bay

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Bay City

East/West Matagorda Bay

100% (7)
1 - 6 People From $92 / person

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Matagorda

Half-Day Trip (Palacios TX)

100% (5)
24 ft 1 - 5 People From $120 / person

Top Types of Trips in West Matagorda Bay

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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in West Matagorda Bay

What are the best fishing charters in West Matagorda Bay?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 2 trips in West Matagorda Bay, and the most popular trips in the area are East/West Matagorda Bay guided by Nick and Half-Day Trip (Palacios TX) guided by Jordan.

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.

The most popular cities to book a charter in are Port O'Connor, Matagorda and Palacios.

Looking for kid friendly charters in West Matagorda Bay? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in West Matagorda Bay.

What types of fishing charters are common in West Matagorda Bay?

Inshore fishing is the most popular in West Matagorda Bay as well as flats fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in West Matagorda Bay are: 1. flounder, 2. redfish, 3. speckled trout, and 4. black drum.

The most common fishing techniques in West Matagorda Bay are light tackle fishing, artificial lure fishing, and drift fishing but wading and cut bait fishing are popular as well.

How much do West Matagorda Bay fishing charters cost?

in West Matagorda Bay prices can range anywhere from an affordable $550 to $1,050, but the average price for a half day trip in West Matagorda Bay is $750. The average price for a full day trip in West Matagorda Bay is $781.

What month is best for fishing in West Matagorda Bay?

The most popular season for fishing in West Matagorda Bay is winter, and most anglers book their trips 34 days in advance.

Do I need a West Matagorda Bay fishing license and what are the bag limits in West Matagorda Bay?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in West Matagorda Bay, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in West Matagorda Bay. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in West Matagorda Bay.

West Matagorda Bay Fishing Calendar

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Barracuda Good Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Good Good
Black Drum Good Great Great Great Great Ideal Ideal Ideal Great Great Great Good
Blackfin Tuna Good Good Good Good Great Ideal Ideal Ideal Ideal Great Good Good
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Blue Marlin Fair Fair Fair Good Great Ideal Ideal Ideal Great Good Fair Fair
Bonito Fair Fair Fair Fair Good Great Great Great Good Good Good Fair
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Flounder Good Good Great Ideal Ideal Ideal Great Great Great Great Great Good
Hammerhead Shark Good Good Good Good Great Ideal Ideal Ideal Ideal Great Good Good
Jack Crevalle Fair Fair Good Great Ideal Ideal Ideal Great Good Fair Fair Fair
Kingfish Fair Fair Good Good Great Ideal Ideal Ideal Ideal Ideal Great Good
Mahi Mahi Fair Fair Fair Good Great Ideal Ideal Ideal Ideal Ideal Great Good
Mako Shark Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great
Mangrove Snapper Fair Fair Fair Good Good Great Ideal Great Great Great Good Fair
Red Snapper Good Good Good Good Good Ideal Ideal Good Good Good Good Good
Redfish Good Good Great Great Great Great Great Ideal Ideal Ideal Ideal Great
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Spanish Mackerel Fair Fair Fair Good Great Great Ideal Ideal Ideal Great Good Fair
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Tarpon Fair Fair Fair Fair Fair Good Good Great Great Great Good Fair
Tiger Shark Good Good Good Good Great Ideal Ideal Ideal Ideal Great Good Good
Wahoo Great Great Great Great Great Great Good Good Good Good Good Good
White Marlin Fair Fair Fair Good Great Ideal Ideal Ideal Great Good Fair Fair
Yellowfin Tuna Good Good Good Good Good Great Ideal Ideal Ideal Good Good Good
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