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Gator Trout Trip

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Matagorda Bay Catch And Release

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trip description for East/West Matagorda Bay in Bay City

Captain Nick will help you reel in your personal best on your 5-hour (half-day) or 8-hour (full day) adventure! Expect to target Black Drum, Flounder, Redfish, and Sheepshead. Captain Nick will provide all rods, reels, and lures. Bring a valid Texas saltwater fishing license, a cooler to take home your day’s catch, food, and drinks of your choice. Learn to fish new techniques and create lasting memories on the water while reeling in your personal best with Captain Nick! Read More

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East/West Matagorda Bay

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1 - 6 People From $550
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trip description for Your Fly Fishing Guide & Instructor in Matagorda

Venture into the heart of Matagorda Bays' enchanting waterways with us. As we navigate the shimmering expanses, you will encounter the joy of fly fishing amidst nature's raw beauty. Regardless of your experience level - be it a veteran angler seeking fresh challenges or a newcomer yearning to embrace this engaging sport - our journey promises thrilling adventures, unforgettable catches, and most importantly, lasting memories. Come, let's immerse ourselves in the art of fly fishing, one cast at a time. Join me for an invigorating day of guiding, typically spanning 6-7 enriching hours on the serene Matagorda waters. Throughout this excursion, you'll be engaged with hands-on fishing practices, gain insights from useful tips and proven techniques, and hopefully, land some thrilling catches that will be the talk of the town! Our targets are the elusive Redfish, Specked trout, Black Drum, Flounder, Sheephead, and Skip Jack, found in the shallow waters of the Matagorda Bays. The sheer excitement of spotting, stalking, and casting to tailing or cruising fish is an experience that will etch itself onto your memory, forever reminding you of the thrilling pursuit that fly fishing truly is. Each journey we embark on is custom-designed to match your unique desires and skill level. Whether you're a novice yearning to dip your toes into the exhilarating world of fly fishing, or a seasoned angler seeking to hone your casting precision or discover new, untapped fishing locales, We've got you covered. Every twist and turn of your adventure will be thoughtfully curated, providing a bespoke fishing experience that will not only meet your expectations but exceed them. Our time together will be more than just a fishing trip - it will be an opportunity for growth, learning, and an unforgettable adventure in the enchanting Matagorda Bays. From high-quality fly fishing gear to a premium ride on the water, we've got everything taken care of. We supply all the necessary equipment for our journey, ensuring you won't have to worry about a thing, except for immersing yourself in the excitement of the chase. Our adventure vessel, the Beavertail Vengeance Skiff, is specifically designed for shallow-water navigation - the ideal craft for exploring the waters of the Matagorda Bays. This top-tier skiff promises a smooth, comfortable ride and is equipped with all the features needed for a successful day of fly fishing. With me at the helm, you can relax and focus on the exhilarating experience of casting, reeling, and, hopefully, catching some impressive fish. Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Matagorda

Your Fly Fishing Guide & Instructor

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18 ft 1 - 2 People From $600
Fishing 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

Inshore Fishing Charter in Matagorda

Redfish On The Fly

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18 ft 1 - 2 People From $500
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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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Half Day Bay Fishing Trip

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $600
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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

Inshore Fishing Charter in Matagorda

Matagorda Bay Catch And Release

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $550
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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

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Matagorda

Gator Trout Trip

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $765
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Fishing in Port O'Connor
Fishing in Port O'Connor
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trip description for Matagorda Bay Shallows in Port O'Connor

Climb aboard with Captain Brandon and learn why Port O’Connor provides some of the most prolific fishing experiences in Texas. On these 5-hour (half-day) and 8-hour (full day) adventures, Captain Brandon will help you chase Black Drum, Flounder, Redfish, and Sheepshead, some of POC’s best fish species. Captain Brandon will let you choose how you want to fish. You can choose between jigging, drifting, or bottom fishing. If you choose to wade fish, make sure you bring waders and wading boots. For these trips, Captain Brandon uses a 21’ Shoalwater flats boat which can accommodate up to 4 anglers. His boat is equipped with a GPS and a fishfinder - two perfect additions to help reel in those trophy-sized fish. Make sure to bring a valid Texas Fishing License, a hat, sunscreen, and any food and drinks of your choice (no glass). Captain Brandon will provide all rods, reels, and tackle. You can purchase live bait and fish cleaning for an additional price. Learn to fish new techniques and create lasting memories on the water while reeling in your personal best with Captain Brandon! Read More

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Matagorda Bay Shallows

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21 ft 1 - 4 People From $600
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trip description for Port O'Connor Inshore Fishing in Port O'Connor

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

Inshore Fishing Charter near Matagorda

Port O'Connor Inshore Fishing

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Fishing in Bay City
Fishing in Bay City
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trip description for East/West Matagorda Bay in Bay City

Captain Nick will help you reel in your personal best on your 5-hour (half-day) or 8-hour (full day) adventure! Expect to target Black Drum, Flounder, Redfish, and Sheepshead. Captain Nick will provide all rods, reels, and lures. Bring a valid Texas saltwater fishing license, a cooler to take home your day’s catch, food, and drinks of your choice. Learn to fish new techniques and create lasting memories on the water while reeling in your personal best with Captain Nick! Read More

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East/West Matagorda Bay

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1 - 6 People From $550
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trip description for Full day Bay fishing trips in Matagorda

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

Flats, Inshore, Jetty, River Fishing Charter in Matagorda

Full Day Bay Fishing Trips

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $650
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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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Fishing in Port O'Connor
Fishing in Port O'Connor
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trip description for Bay and Jetty Fishing in Port O'Connor

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. Capt John will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and lures. He 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

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Bay And Jetty Fishing

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25 ft 1 - 4 People From $550
Fishing in Port O'Connor
Fishing in Port O'Connor
Fishing in Port O'Connor
trip description for Port O'Connor Bay Trip in Port O'Connor

Come on down to Port O’Connor, Texas and make some memories with Captain Kenneth! Captain Kenneth is one of the most respected guides in the POC area. Take his advice and you’ll be reelin’ in some fish in no time. For these 4, 5, and 8-hour trips, Captain Kenneth will help you target Redfish, Black Drum, Flounder, Sheepshead, and many more fish species. These trips can accommodate up to 6 people, so make sure you bring some good company! Make sure you bring a valid Texas Fishing License, sunscreen, and a cooler for any food and drinks of your choice (no glass). Capt. Kenneth will provide all rods, reels, and tackle. You can purchase live bait and fish cleaning/packaging for an additional fee. Prepare yourself for a thrilling day out with Captain Kenneth as you go after a range of exciting and delicious fish that call these waters home. Read More

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Port O'Connor Bay Trip

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25 ft 1 - 4 People From $600
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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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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $550
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trip description for Matagorda Bay "Big Three" in Matagorda

Join Captain Rick on an excursion through Matagorda Bay! No matter your skill level, Captain Rick will accommodate your needs and ensure that your trip is as enjoyable as possible! On your 5-hour (half-day) or 8-hour (full day) adventure, Captain Rick will help you target the Texas Big Three: Speckled Trout, Redfish, and Flounder. Make sure to bring a valid Texas Saltwater Fishing License as well as some food and drinks of your choice (no glass). Rick will provide rods, reels, and lures. He will also clean and bag your fish at no extra cost. You may purchase live bait for an additional fee. Make sure you bring your game face, ‘cause it’s time to hit the water with Captain Rick! Read More

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Matagorda Bay "Big Three"

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1 - 4 People From $500
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trip description for Come Fish Matagorda Bay 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, 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

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Come Fish Matagorda Bay

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26 ft 1 - 4 People From $600
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trip description for Full Day Offshore - 36' Contender in Port O'Connor

Climb aboard with Captain Robert and experience an electrifying day of offshore fishing in Port O’Connor, Texas! Captain Robert will take you 40 miles off the coast of POC, which is about an hour boat ride. Captain Robert’s 36’ offshore sportfishing boat powered by three 300HP Suzuki engines makes for a smooth ride out. Expect to target Flounder, Black Drum, Redfish, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, and many more fish species throughout your full day or extended day trip with Captain Robert. Children of all ages are welcome, although Captain Robert only has life jackets that fit children older than 10. Parents should bring life vests for younger children. Make sure you bring a valid Texas Saltwater Fishing License as well as some food and drinks of your choice. Don’t forget an ice chest for your day’s catch. Fins and Feathers will provide all rods, reels, and tackle. They will also have a cooler for your drinks to go into. Live bait can be purchased before the trip or caught during the trip. Fuel is also an additional charge. Get ready for an unforgettable offshore adventure with Captain Robert! Read More

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Full Day Offshore - 36' Contender

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36 ft 1 - 6 People From $2,200
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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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Everything to Know About Booking a Matagorda sheepshead fishing charter

What are the best sheepshead fishing charters in Matagorda?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 11 sheepshead trips in Matagorda, and the most popular trips in the area are Matagorda "Texas Trio" guided by Reyes, Full day Bay fishing trips guided by Joe, and Matagorda Gigging Adventure guided by Joe.

Our guides in Matagorda are rated a 4.2 out of 5 based on 2704 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 Sheepshead charter include Palacios and Bay City.

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

What types of sheepshead fishing charters are common in Matagorda?

Inshore fishing is the most popular for sheepshead 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 drift fishing but live bait fishing and wading are popular as well.

How much do Matagorda sheepshead fishing charters cost?

for sheepshead in Matagorda prices can range anywhere from about $585 to $903, but the average price for a half day trip for sheepshead in Matagorda is $660. The average price for a full day trip for sheepshead in Matagorda is $757.

What month is best for sheepshead fishing in Matagorda?

The most popular season for sheepshead fishing in Matagorda is fall, and most anglers book their trips 24 days in advance.

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

Sheepshead fishing in Matagorda offers anglers an exciting and rewarding experience. These tasty and hard-fighting fish are abundant in the waters around Matagorda, making them a popular target for both novice and experienced anglers alike. Sheepshead are known for their distinctive black and silver stripes, as well as their powerful jaws equipped with grinding teeth, which they use to crush shellfish and crustaceans. Anglers can find sheepshead in a variety of habitats, including jetties, piers, bridges, and oyster reefs, where they feed on barnacles, crabs, and other invertebrates.

One of the best times to target sheepshead in Matagorda is during the winter and early spring months, when they congregate in large numbers around structure and cover to spawn. During this time, sheepshead move into shallower waters and can be found around oyster beds, pilings, and rocky outcroppings. Anglers can use a variety of bait and techniques to catch sheepshead, including live shrimp, fiddler crabs, and small pieces of clam or oyster. Bottom fishing with a Carolina rig or jigging near structure can be effective in enticing these finicky feeders.

Sheepshead fishing in Matagorda can be a challenging but rewarding endeavor, as these fish have a reputation for being cautious and selective feeders. Anglers must use finesse and patience when targeting sheepshead, as they are notorious for stealing bait and detecting even the slightest hint of resistance. Light to medium tackle is recommended, along with sharp hooks and light fluorocarbon leaders to increase the chances of hooking into these elusive fish. Overall, sheepshead fishing in Matagorda offers anglers the opportunity to test their skills and enjoy a day on the water while reeling in delicious and prized catches.

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

In Matagorda, sheepshead can be found year-round, but there are certain seasons when they are more abundant and easier to catch. One of the peak seasons for sheepshead fishing in Matagorda is during the winter months, from December to February. During this time, sheepshead move into shallower waters to spawn, making them more accessible to anglers. Additionally, the colder water temperatures can concentrate sheepshead around structure and cover, such as oyster beds, pilings, and rocky outcroppings, where they feed voraciously before spawning.

Another productive season for sheepshead fishing in Matagorda is the spring, particularly from March to May. As the water temperature begins to warm up, sheepshead become more active and feed more aggressively. They can still be found around structure and cover, but they may also venture into deeper waters in search of food. During the spring months, anglers can target sheepshead using a variety of bait and techniques, including live shrimp, fiddler crabs, and small pieces of clam or oyster. Bottom fishing near structure or drift fishing along channels and flats can yield excellent results.

While sheepshead can be caught throughout the year in Matagorda, they are generally less abundant during the summer and fall months. However, this doesn't mean that sheepshead fishing is impossible during these seasons. Anglers may need to adjust their tactics and target areas with cooler water temperatures, such as deep channels, ledges, and artificial reefs, where sheepshead may seek refuge from the heat. Overall, understanding the seasonal patterns of sheepshead in Matagorda can help anglers plan their fishing trips more effectively and increase their chances of success.

What techniques are popular for catching sheepshead in Matagorda?

Fishing for sheepshead in Matagorda can be an enjoyable experience with the right techniques. These crafty fish are known for their sharp teeth and cautious feeding habits, so anglers need to employ effective methods to hook them. One popular technique is using live bait such as shrimp, fiddler crabs, or small pieces of clam or oyster. Anglers typically rig the bait on a small hook with a light leader and sinker to keep it near the bottom, where sheepshead are often found foraging around structure like oyster beds, pilings, and docks. Patience is key, as sheepshead can be selective feeders, but the reward of landing one of these tasty fish makes the effort worthwhile.

Another effective technique for sheepshead fishing in Matagorda is jigging. Anglers can use a jig tipped with a piece of bait to mimic the movements of natural prey, enticing sheepshead to strike. This method is particularly useful when fishing around structure and cover, as sheepshead are known to hide in these areas to ambush their prey. By casting jigs near pilings, docks, or rocky outcroppings and jigging them up and down, anglers can provoke a reaction from hungry sheepshead. Using light tackle and sensitive rods is essential for detecting the subtle bites of sheepshead, ensuring that anglers can react quickly to hook these elusive fish.

Drift fishing is another technique that can yield success when targeting sheepshead in Matagorda. Anglers can drift along the edges of structure-rich areas, such as oyster reefs or artificial reefs, while presenting baits near the bottom. This allows anglers to cover a larger area and locate schools of sheepshead that may be feeding in different locations. It's important to pay attention to the tides and currents when drift fishing, as these factors can affect the movement and behavior of sheepshead. By combining these techniques with knowledge of sheepshead behavior and

What other species are popular in Matagorda?

When it comes to fishing in Matagorda, Texas, there's a diverse array of species to target aside from sheepshead. One popular catch among anglers is the prized speckled trout, known for its strong fight and delicious taste. These fish inhabit the bay waters around Matagorda in good numbers, particularly during the warmer months. Anglers often use live bait or artificial lures to entice these elusive predators, casting along grass beds, oyster reefs, and drop-offs to increase their chances of a successful catch.

Another sought-after species in Matagorda's rich fishing grounds is the redfish, also known as red drum. These bronze-colored bruisers are revered for their powerful runs and hard-hitting strikes. Matagorda Bay provides an excellent habitat for redfish, offering ample opportunities for anglers to hook into them year-round. Whether fishing along the shoreline or targeting shallow flats, anglers can employ a variety of tactics such as using cut bait, soft plastics, or even topwater lures to tempt these aggressive feeders.

For anglers looking for an adrenaline rush, targeting black drum in Matagorda can provide an exciting challenge. These hefty fish often lurk around structure like docks, piers, and channel edges, making them accessible targets for both boat and shore anglers. While not as common as some other species, black drum can still be reliably targeted using a variety of baits including shrimp, crab, and cut bait. Landing one of these behemoths requires patience and skill, but the reward of a hard-fought battle with a trophy-sized black drum is well worth the effort for many anglers 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

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