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Matagorda Bay Trip

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Matagorda "Texas Trio"

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Matagorda Bay "Big Three"

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Half-Day Trip (Palacios TX)

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trip description for Gator Trout Trip in Matagorda

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

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Gator Trout Trip

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trip description for Matagorda Bay Catch and Release in Matagorda

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

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Matagorda Bay Catch And Release

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trip description for Matagorda Mayhem in Matagorda

Embark on an unforgettable outdoor adventure with Captain George where you’ll be targeting the Texas Big Three: Flounder, Redfish, and Speckled Trout. Captain George has fished these Texas Coast waters for over three decades and loves showing people of all skill levels how to fish the local waters. No matter if you’re a beginner or a seasoned professional, you’ll be in good hands! You’ll be fishing aboard his 24' Shallow Sport center console powered by a 250 HP Yamaha engine. She can accommodate 4 anglers. Make sure you bring a valid Texas saltwater fishing license, food and drinks, a hat, sunscreen, and some good company! Captain George will provide all rods, reels, tackle, lures, water, and ice for your upcoming trip. Captain George will also clean and fillet your catch back at the marina, so make sure you bring a large cooler to get your fish home. Read More

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Matagorda Mayhem

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trip description for Matagorda Bay 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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Matagorda Bay Trip

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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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Gettin' On 'Em Down In Matagorda

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trip description for Redfish on the Fly in Matagorda

Captain Jeff offers fantastic half-day, full-day, and multi-day trips fly-fishing for Redfish along Texas' Coastal Bend. All rods, reels, tackle, and flies are provided—all you need is a current Texas fishing license, snacks, and polarized sunglasses. These trips are great for 1-2 anglers of all skill levels. Nothing beats catching a Texas Redfish on the fly! Note also, Captain Jeff doesn't pay too much attention to the time on his trips. He's out there to make sure you get your shots, not stare at his watch! Read More

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Redfish On The Fly

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Everything to Know About Booking a Matagorda redfish fishing charter

What are the best redfish fishing charters in Matagorda?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 47 redfish trips in Matagorda, and the most popular trips in the area are Half-Day Trip (Matagorda TX) guided by Jordan, Matagorda Bay Trip guided by Chad, and Matagorda "Texas Trio" guided by Reyes.

Our guides in Matagorda are rated a 4.83 out of 5 based on 2529 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.

Other popular cities nearby for booking a Redfish charter include Bay City and Palacios.

Looking for kid friendly redfish guides / fishing lessons in Matagorda? Check out our beginner and family friendly redfish guides in Matagorda.

What types of redfish fishing charters are common in Matagorda?

Inshore fishing is the most popular for redfish in Matagorda as well as flats fishing, jetty fishing, and nearshore fishing.

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

How much do Matagorda redfish fishing charters cost?

for redfish in Matagorda prices can range anywhere from an affordable $250 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip for redfish in Matagorda is $612. The average price for a full day trip for redfish in Matagorda is $1,975.

What month is best for redfish fishing in Matagorda?

The most popular season for redfish fishing in Matagorda is fall, and most anglers book their trips 14 days in advance.

Do I need a Matagorda fishing license for redfish and what are the bag limits for redfish 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 redfish fishing in Matagorda all about?

Redfish, also known as red drum, are a beloved species among anglers in Matagorda, offering exciting battles and delicious table fare. These robust fish inhabit the shallow waters of Matagorda's estuaries, marshes, and tidal creeks, where they are prized for their powerful runs and aggressive strikes. Redfish are known for their distinctive coppery-bronze coloration and distinctive black spot near their tail, making them easily recognizable to anglers targeting them in the area's scenic coastal landscape.

Matagorda's redfish season extends throughout the year, with peak fishing periods occurring during the summer and fall months. During these seasons, redfish are particularly abundant in Matagorda's coastal waters, providing anglers with ample opportunities to hook into these hard-fighting game fish. Anglers targeting redfish in Matagorda often use a variety of techniques, including sight fishing along shallow flats, casting with artificial lures, or live bait fishing with mullet or crab. Whether exploring the area's marshes and tidal creeks or fishing around structure such as oyster beds and channel edges, anglers can enjoy thrilling encounters with redfish against the backdrop of Matagorda's scenic coastal landscape.

Redfish are highly adaptable and can be found in a variety of habitats, from shallow flats to deeper channels, making them accessible to anglers of all skill levels. Whether targeting trophy-sized bull reds or slot-sized slot redfish, anglers in Matagorda can enjoy rewarding fishing experiences year-round. Beyond the thrill of the catch, redfish are prized for their delicious flavor and versatility in culinary preparations, making them a favorite among seafood enthusiasts. Whether fishing from shore, kayak, or boat, anglers in Matagorda can enjoy exciting encounters with redfish while immersing themselves in the natural beauty of the area's coastal waters.

What are the most popular months to fish for redfish in Matagorda?

In Matagorda, redfish seasons follow distinct patterns influenced by factors such as water temperature, baitfish abundance, and spawning behavior. Typically, the redfish season in Matagorda peaks during the warmer months of the year, particularly during the summer and fall. As water temperatures rise, redfish become more active and move into shallower waters to feed and spawn, providing anglers with prime opportunities to target these hard-fighting game fish. During this peak season, redfish are particularly abundant in Matagorda's estuaries, marshes, and tidal creeks, where they congregate in search of prey.

Summer marks the beginning of the prime redfish season in Matagorda, with increased activity levels and feeding behavior among these prized game fish. Anglers targeting redfish during the summer months often find success fishing around shallow flats, marsh edges, and oyster beds, where redfish are known to congregate in search of baitfish and crustaceans. As temperatures cool and the days grow shorter, redfish continue to be active in Matagorda's coastal waters, providing anglers with exciting opportunities to hook into these hard-fighting game fish.

Fall heralds another peak in redfish activity in Matagorda, as temperatures begin to drop and redfish prepare for their spawning migrations. During this time, redfish move into shallow waters to feed voraciously and build up energy reserves for the upcoming spawning season. Anglers targeting redfish in Matagorda during the fall season often find success fishing around marsh edges, grassy flats, and tidal creeks, where redfish gather in large numbers. The fall redfish run offers anglers an excellent opportunity to capitalize on the species' increased activity and abundance, providing thrilling encounters against the backdrop of Matagorda's scenic coastal landscape.

What techniques are popular for catching redfish in Matagorda?

When it comes to targeting redfish in Matagorda, anglers have a variety of effective techniques at their disposal. One popular method is sight fishing, particularly in the shallow flats and clear waters of Matagorda's marshes and tidal creeks. Anglers equipped with polarized sunglasses can spot cruising or tailing redfish and cast to them with precision. Using lightweight tackle and subtle presentations, such as soft plastic lures or flies, allows anglers to entice strikes from wary redfish in shallow water.

Another successful technique for catching redfish in Matagorda is casting with artificial lures. Anglers often use a variety of lures such as spoons, soft plastic swimbaits, or topwater plugs to mimic the movements of baitfish or crustaceans that redfish prey upon. Casting around structure such as oyster beds, grassy flats, or marsh edges can yield exciting strikes from hungry redfish. Varying the retrieval speed and technique can help anglers find what triggers the most aggressive responses from these hard-fighting game fish.

Live bait fishing is also a productive method for targeting redfish in Matagorda. Anglers commonly use live shrimp, mullet, or finger mullet rigged on a Carolina rig or jighead and presented near structure or along channel edges. Redfish are known to forage along the bottom for crabs, shrimp, and small baitfish, making live bait presentations an effective way to entice strikes. Patience and finesse are key when live bait fishing for redfish, as anglers must be ready to detect subtle strikes and set the hook quickly to capitalize on the opportunity.

What other species are popular in Matagorda?

In addition to redfish, Matagorda's coastal waters offer anglers a diverse range of species to target throughout the year. One popular option is speckled trout, a prized game fish known for its acrobatic leaps and delicious flesh. Speckled trout inhabit the same shallow estuarine habitats as redfish, making them a common target for anglers exploring Matagorda's marshes, flats, and tidal creeks. Anglers targeting speckled trout often use techniques such as drift fishing, casting with artificial lures, or live bait fishing with shrimp or mullet. Speckled trout seasonally migrate throughout the year, with peak fishing periods occurring during the spring and fall months, providing anglers with ample opportunities to hook into these feisty and flavorful fish.

Another sought-after species in Matagorda's coastal waters is flounder, prized for its delicate flavor and challenging angling experience. Flounder inhabit the sandy bottoms, oyster beds, and grassy flats of Matagorda's estuaries, marshes, and shallow bays, where they lie in wait to ambush passing prey. Anglers targeting flounder often use techniques such as drift fishing, bottom fishing with live bait or artificial lures, or casting along marsh edges and channel edges. Flounder fishing seasonally peaks during the spring and fall months, coinciding with the species' spawning migrations and increased activity levels, offering anglers exciting opportunities to hook into these elusive flatfish.

Matagorda's coastal waters also offer excellent opportunities to target a variety of other species, including black drum, sheepshead, and mangrove snapper. Black drum are prized for their size and strength, often caught using bottom fishing techniques with cut bait or crab around structure such as jetties, pilings, and oyster reefs. Sheepshead, known for their distinctive teeth and tasty flesh, are commonly targeted using live bait such as shrimp or fiddler crabs presented near structure or along channel edges. Mangrove snapper, prized for their delicious flavor and challenging fights, inhabit the same areas as other reef-dwelling species and can be targeted using live bait or artificial lures. Whether targeting redfish or exploring the diverse range of species in Matagorda, anglers can enjoy rewarding fishing experiences against the backdrop of the area's scenic coastal landscape.

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

  • ★★★★★
    We had a late cancellation from another captain and were excited that Jordan could fit us in on short notice. Great day out and came home with fish…good times!

    Daniel B. with Jordan M. of Matagorda, 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

  • ★★★★★
    A great day of fishing. Thank you Jordan

    Paul M. with Jordan M. of Matagorda, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Jordan was an excellent captain. With a fishing tournament going on, we caught about twice the fish as any of them. For Matagorda Bay fishing, he knows where the fish hit. Also a pleasure to work with.

    George K. with Jordan M. of Matagorda, Texas

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