Catch & Release Only - Come Fish Matagorda Bay

Only a $85 deposit to reserve

Cancel for free up to 3 days before the trip

Pricing & Availability

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Fishing Info


Light Tackle, Wading, Artificial Lures

Water Type


Skill Level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


Black Drum, Flounder, Redfish, Speckled Trout / Spotted Seatrout

About Your Trip

Head out to target trophy redfish and trout with Captain Sid on the beautiful Matagorda Bay. Since your phone is the only one that will be eating on this Catch and Release adventure, Captain Sid will be targeting the big fish in Matagorda Bay so you can expect to catch slightly fewer yet much larger size redfish and trout! Captain Sid has been fishing this area since childhood and knows where the big fish lurk when they slip into the bay and how to get you on them for a day of trophy fish hunting! To target these big fish he likes to sight cast to them on the mudflats, drift bait over oyster reefs to excite them, and wade fish for them in the backwaters of the bay.

Captain Sid not only provides all of the gear, bait, and tackle for your aquatic adventure, but also provides sandwiches, chips, and bottled water on board. So all you need to bring is your Texas fishing license, some sunglasses, and your phone to snap some pictures, Captain Sid will take care of the rest!

About Your Boat

Boat type: center console bay boat

Boat length: 26'

Boat manufacturer: Catalyst

Engine manufacturer: Suzuki

Engine HP: 300

Number of engines:1

Extras: wireless trolling motor, 2 live wells, GPS and other navigation equipment, cushioned seats

About Your Guide

Captain Sid Halliday of Obsession Fishing has fished East Matagorda Bay and West Matagorda Bay his entire life. His passion for fishing is enhanced when sharing it with others and looks forward to hosting your family and friends aboard for an unforgettable Matagorda fishing trip.

Captain Sid enjoys sight casting from the boat, wade fishing, and drift fishing over oyster reefs and mud flats. Captain Sid Halliday's goal is to make sure the experience of anyone he takes out is one they won't forget and that will expand their love for fishing!


Derek F.

April 27, 2020

Captain Sid took myself, 2 other adults and my 8-year-old son out on a wonderful fishing trip. We all really had a great time. We were able to catch several flounder, a bunch of redfish, and a lot of other fun fish. My son’s favorites were the 3 foot shark and the alligator gar he reeled in. Sid did great with my son spent a lot of the day helping him stay on fish. We have nothing but good to say about our experience and will be using Captain Sid again.

Jonathan M.

May 24, 2020

It was a very windy day so things were tough. Trout fishing was not real productive but did land a few keepers. Red fishing got better right at nightfall. Captain Sid probably stayed longer than he planned but we were able to land a 19”, 24” & 25” Red. I feel if the wind had cooperated the trip would have been more productive. The Captain was great and an enjoyable trip was had by all. One of the few guides that is reasonably priced and he includes snacks, drinks and your bait at no extra cost.



All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.


Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Live Bait

Yes, Included


Yes, Included


You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.

Gear & Packing


All rods, reels, tackle, live bait, as well as sandwiches, chips and water

At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

Recommended Packing

Sunscreen Towels other beverages or food

Required Items

A valid fishing license.

Things to Keep in Mind

Payment & Tipping

After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a 10-20% customary tip.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Yes, cancel for free up to 3 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

Find a license for your state here.


Start Location

190 County Rd 214, Bay City, Matagorda, TX, USA

Start Time(s)

07:00 AM


5 hours, 7 hours,