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trip description for Half day Bay Fishing Trip in Matagorda

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

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trip description for Matagorda "Texas Trio" 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 4-hour (half-day) or 7-hour (full day) adventure, Captain Reyes will be there to help you get 'em in the boat! Captain Reyes will help you target Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and Sheepshead. You might even travel a little further offshore, depending on the season for a shot at some Mackerel. His 22’ Transport bay boat, can accommodate 4 anglers who can all wet a line! In addition to gear and tackle, Captain Reyes also provides bottled water. All you need to bring is your Texas fishing license, a pair of sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, and an icebox for your day’s catch. Bait is an additional $40. Read More

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trip description for Gettin' On 'Em Down in Matagorda in Matagorda

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

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trip description for Fly Fishing East & West Matagorda in Matagorda

The diverse waters of the Matagorda Bay complex allow for poling in and through marsh complexes on the East side to backwater coves with clear, clean water, and sandbars down West. Come and see the diversity that Matagorda offers, and strip set into a fish of your life. Our main targets will be redfish in skinny water, and sight casting to them. The excitement of seeing the fish, casting, and setting the hook will excite even the seasoned angler. Other fish of opportunity will be black drum, sheepshead, trout, flounder, jacks, and sharks. This will be your trip, your memory, and we can chase whatever you want, however you want Read More

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trip description for Matagorda Gigging Adventure in Matagorda

Join Captain Joe on a thrilling gigging trip in the beautiful waters of Matagorda, Texas. Gigging is a unique and exciting way to fish, and with Captain Joe's expertise, you're sure to have a successful and unforgettable experience! You'll be out on the water at night, hunting for black drum, sheepshead and flounder on board Joe's 20' Well Craft gig boat. With its shallow draft and push fan motor, you'll be able to navigate the shallow waters of Matagorda in search of these fish. Captain Joe has years of experience fishing in the area, and he knows all the best spots to find these delicious fish. Captain Joe will provide you with all the necessary gear, including gigging poles. The lights will help you spot the fish in the water, while the gigging poles will allow you to spear them. It's a unique and thrilling way to fish, and it's a must-try for any angler. The trip will last several hours, and during that time, you'll have the chance to catch several flounder. These fish are known for their delicious, flaky flesh, and they're a popular ingredient in many seafood dishes. After the trip, Captain Joe can clean and fillet your catch, so you can take it home to enjoy. In conclusion, if you're looking for a unique and exciting fishing adventure in Matagorda, Texas, look no further than a flounder gigging trip with Captain Joe. With his local knowledge and expertise, you're sure to have a memorable and successful trip. So, what are you waiting for? Book your flounder gigging trip with Captain Joe today! Read More

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trip description for Matagorda Bay Catch and Release in Bay City

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

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Everything to Know About Booking a Matagorda black drum fishing charter

What are the best black drum fishing charters in Matagorda?

Why should I book a black drum fishing charter in Matagorda with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 16 black drum trips in Matagorda, and the most popular trips in the area are Your Fly Fishing Guide & Instructor guided by Ron, Matagorda Gigging Adventure guided by Joe, and Matagorda Bay Catch and Release guided by Stan.

Our guides in Matagorda are rated a 4.33 out of 5 based on 3162 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 black drum guides / fishing lessons in Matagorda? Check out our beginner and family friendly black drum guides in Matagorda.

What types of black drum fishing charters are common in Matagorda?

Inshore fishing is the most popular for black drum in Matagorda as well as flats fishing, jetty fishing, and river fishing.

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

How much do Matagorda black drum fishing charters cost?

for black drum in Matagorda prices can range anywhere from about $550 to $850, but the average price for a half day trip for black drum in Matagorda is $637. The average price for a full day trip for black drum in Matagorda is $730.

Is booking a fishing guide worth the money?

Hiring a guide provides a number of benefits and many choose to book a fishing guide for a combination of experience, local knowledge, convenience, and cost-effectiveness.

Working with experienced fishing guides who know the best local spots and techniques can dramatically increase your odds of a great day. Having someone who is on the water every day and knows the area like the back of their hand is going to give you the best chances of success.

Booking a guide is also more cost effective, especially if you only get out a handful of times per year. When you consider all of the costs you would incur on your own such as the price of a boat, maintenance, insurance, gas, high-quality gear and tackle, repairs, and more, you’ll find that DIY is sometimes not worth the expense.

Even if you’ve got a great setup already in your home waters, booking a guide also provides a great opportunity to experience new techniques, new locations, or even a chance at a new target species to knock off the bucket list.

What month is best for black drum fishing in Matagorda?

The most popular season for black drum fishing in Matagorda is spring, and most anglers book their trips 14 days in advance.

Do I need a Matagorda fishing license for black drum and what are the bag limits for black drum in Matagorda?

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

What is black drum fishing in Matagorda all about?

Black drum fishing in Matagorda, Texas, provides anglers with a rewarding and exciting angling experience amidst the scenic beauty of the Gulf Coast. These sizable fish, known for their powerful runs and hard-hitting strikes, inhabit the bay waters and nearshore areas, offering anglers ample opportunities for successful catches. Black drum can be targeted year-round in Matagorda, although they are most abundant during the warmer months when water temperatures are optimal for their activity.

Anglers targeting black drum in Matagorda often find success using a variety of techniques and baits. One popular method is bottom fishing with natural baits such as shrimp, crab, or cut bait. Black drum are known for their bottom-feeding behavior, making them susceptible to these offerings presented along channel edges, oyster reefs, and other structure-rich areas where they congregate to feed. Additionally, anglers can use artificial lures like soft plastics and jigs to entice black drum into striking, particularly when fishing in shallower waters or targeting actively feeding fish.

One of the highlights of black drum fishing in Matagorda is the sheer size of these fish, with specimens weighing over 30 pounds not uncommon. Landing a trophy-sized black drum requires patience, skill, and strong tackle capable of handling their powerful runs. Catch-and-release practices are encouraged to ensure the sustainability of black drum populations and preserve the thrill of future encounters for anglers in Matagorda. With their impressive size and formidable fighting ability, black drum fishing in Matagorda promises an unforgettable angling experience that keeps enthusiasts coming back for more.

What are the most popular months to fish for black drum fishing in Matagorda?

In Matagorda, Texas, black drum seasons are influenced by various factors including water temperature, spawning behavior, and bait availability. Generally, the prime seasons for black drum fishing align with the warmer months of the year, typically from late spring through early fall. During this time, water temperatures rise, triggering increased activity among black drum as they become more active feeders in the bay waters and nearshore areas.

Late spring marks the beginning of the black drum season in Matagorda, as water temperatures reach levels conducive to spawning and feeding activity. Anglers targeting black drum during this time often find success near structure-rich areas such as jetties, piers, and oyster reefs, where the fish congregate to feed and seek shelter. As summer progresses, black drum remain active in Matagorda's bay system, providing anglers with ample opportunities to target them using a variety of techniques and baits.

As the summer months transition into fall, the black drum season in Matagorda begins to wind down. While some fish may still be present in the area, their numbers and activity levels tend to decrease as water temperatures cool and the fish begin to migrate to deeper offshore waters. Nevertheless, dedicated anglers who venture out during the offseason may still encounter black drum, along with a variety of other species that inhabit Matagorda's productive fishing grounds, ensuring that there's always something biting no matter the season.

What techniques are popular for catching black drum in Matagorda?

Black drum fishing in Matagorda, Texas, requires anglers to employ specific techniques to increase their chances of success. One effective method is bottom fishing with natural baits such as shrimp, crab, or cut bait. Black drum are bottom feeders and often forage for food along channel edges, oyster reefs, and other structure-rich areas. Anglers can use sturdy rigs with heavy sinkers to keep their bait anchored to the bottom, where black drum are likely to find and strike it.

Another popular technique for black drum fishing in Matagorda is using live bait, particularly shrimp or crab. Anglers can present live bait either by bottom fishing or by suspending it beneath a popping cork to attract fish in shallower waters. Live bait mimics natural prey and can be particularly effective in enticing black drum into striking. Additionally, anglers can use artificial lures such as soft plastics, jigs, or spoons to target black drum, especially when fishing in shallower areas or targeting actively feeding fish.

Patience and persistence are key when targeting black drum in Matagorda. These fish can be selective feeders at times, so anglers may need to experiment with different baits, presentations, and fishing locations to find success. By employing the right techniques and adapting to changing conditions, anglers can enjoy productive black drum fishing outings in Matagorda's scenic waters.

What other species are popular in Matagorda?

While black drum fishing in Matagorda offers an exciting angling experience, there's a diverse array of other species waiting to be caught in these productive waters. One popular catch among anglers is the redfish, also known as red drum, which thrives in Matagorda's marshes, flats, and channels. These hard-fighting fish are renowned for their strength and willingness to strike a variety of baits, including live shrimp, mullet, and cut bait. Anglers often find success targeting redfish near oyster reefs, grass beds, and along the edges of channels, where they can be enticed with both natural and artificial presentations.

Speckled trout is another prized species that anglers can pursue in Matagorda's bay waters. These voracious predators are abundant in the bay, particularly during the warmer months, when they gather around seagrass beds, sandbars, and other productive feeding grounds. Anglers commonly use live shrimp, mullet, or artificial lures like topwater plugs and soft plastics to entice speckled trout into striking. With their strong fights and delicious flavor, speckled trout provide anglers with plenty of excitement and satisfaction on the water.

For anglers seeking a unique challenge, flounder fishing in Matagorda offers a rewarding pursuit. These flatfish inhabit sandy bottoms, channels, and nearshore areas, where they lie in wait to ambush passing prey. Anglers often target flounder using live bait such as mud minnows, mullet, or finger mullet, as well as artificial lures like jigs and soft plastics bounced along the bottom. Flounder fishing requires patience and finesse, but the opportunity to hook into one of these elusive and tasty fish makes it a favorite pursuit among anglers exploring the diverse fishing opportunities in Matagorda.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Ron was very pleasant and worked hard to put us on fish. Unfortunately, the fish were hard to come by today. Tough weather conditions made for a challenging day. I would like to go out with him again.

    Tom W. with Ron R. of Matagorda, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Reyes did an outstanding job. My son and I had planned to meet him in Matagorda and fish East Matagorda Bay. A few days before the trip, he texted suggesting that we meet him in Palacios and fish West Matagorda Bay because he’d had several days of good catches there. We agreed and had a great day on the water. We caught our limit of speckled trout and had a good haul of black drum. He was very attentive and hardworking. I highly recommend him.

    Tom N. with Reyes P. of Matagorda, 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

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