Matagorda Bay Trip

Starting at $500 total | 5 - 7 Hours | Inshore | 1 - 4 People | Trip #1590

About Your Trip

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 Chad will be there to help you reel 'em in.

Captain Chad will help you target Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and Tripletail. You might even travel a little further offshore, depending on the season. His 24’ ... Read More

About Your Guide

Independent Guide
33 Years of Experience
Profile photo of Captain Experiences guide Chad
Captain Chad has been fishing the waters of Matagorda for more than 30 years. You will find him on the water seven days a week. He offers his customers affordable rates and top-notch service. He specializes in providing a relaxed, easy-going atmosphere aboard his boat. You'll never be too stressed out or too laid back, a necessity for catching lots of fish!

Start Location

189 County Road 213, Matagorda, TX, USA | Bodies of water fished: Matagorda Bay, East Matagorda Bay

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Center Console
Boat Manufacturer
Transport Cat SVT
Year Built
Boat Length
Engine Manufacturer
Total Horsepower
Number of Engines
Additional Amenities
GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Trolling Motor, Power Pole, Ice Box

Amenities and Information

Water Type


Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate


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, at an additional fee


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.


Black Drum, Flounder, Redfish, Speckled Trout


Artificial Lure Fishing, Drift Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing

Packing / Extras

Everything you'll need for your trip
Weather Appropriate Gear, Sun Protection, Lunch/Snack and Drinks. Extra bait can be provided for an additional cost of $20 a quart. Rods, Reels, Tackle, 1 Quart of Bait included.
Where to Buy a Fishing License
Find out more about fishing licenses here.

Things to Keep in Mind

Payment & Tipping
We use a cashless autopay system. We'll send you a boarding pass, and on the day of the trip, your guide will scan your boarding pass to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is to tip your guide (we recommend 20%).
Cancellation/Refund Policy
The deposit for this trip is non-refundable (but if the weather is too bad to go out, you will still receive a refund).

Pricing Matrix

5 Hours 7 Hours
1 Person
2 People
3 People
4 People

Pricing & Availability

To check pricing, please select a date, duration, group size and start time.

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Verified Review Fishing

January 25

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 ...Read More

Shane J.

July 30

We caught fish and learned a few things. Chad is a great guide. 10/10 recommend.

Diane Q.

October 22

All four of the guys had a great time. They brought fish in the freezer. We will do this outing again! TY

Angelena H.

November 18

This was our 5th trip with cpt. Chad and loved every one of them ,highly recommend

Natasha L.

August 3

This was our second fishing trip with Captain Chad, he is great and we will be booking with him again 😊

First Time Booking with Us?

Captain Experiences is the home of over 1500 Damn Good fishing and hunting guides. Our mission is to unlock the outdoors for everyone, and we want to help you get out there through our no-hassle online booking experience and our team of outdoors experts.
We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only put you on 'em, but show you a great time, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.
Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a boarding pass. Just show your guide your boarding pass on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to get out there. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!
In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a full refund. Your safety is our top concern.
Each trip’s price is set by the guide and factors in all of their costs. A big determinant of cost is often the type of boat and associated fuel costs, but other guide costs include leases, marina / slip fees, bait costs, and the cost to provide and maintain all of the gear you’ll need on your trip.
Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our team is always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!