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Fishing Info


Light Tackle

Water Type


Skill Level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


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

About Your Trip

Hit the water with Captain Joe Guerra of Bay Finatic 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 23’ Shoalwater 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.

Bay Finatic 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. They will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and live bait (shrimp and croaker). They will also provide water, Gatorade, and an ice box for your day’s catch.

Get ready for an exciting on the water with Captain Joe and Bay Finatic!

About Your Boat

Boat type: Bay boat

Boat Manufacturer: Shoalwater Cat

Boat length: 23 ft

Engine Manufacturer: Suzuki

Engine HP: 250HP

Number of engines: 1

Extras: GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Wireless Trolling Motor, Ice Box

About Your Guide

Captain Joe Guerra offers Matagorda fishing charters for Speckled Trout, Redfish, and Flounder across East Matagorda Bay and West Matagorda Bay. With over 20 years of experience fishing Matagorda Bay, he's excited to show your group where to fish and how to catch!

Your fishing trip starts aboard Captain Joe's 2018 23’ Shoalwater Cat boat. This bay boat can accommodates up to 4 guests and is powered by a 250 HP Suzuki engine. Fully equipped with navigational and safety gear, a live well for bait, and an ice box for drinks and food, this Shoalwater has everything you need.

Live bait is not included, but Captain Joe is happy to purchase ahead of time with advanced notice.

Casting light tackle with a popping cork and drift fishing or bottom fishing, you’ll target Texas inshore species including Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Black Drum, and Sheepshead. After your trip, Captain Joe will clean and fillet your fish so you're all set for dinner.

Captain Joe has children's life jackets aboard and loves showing kids the ropes.

Be sure to purchase your Texas saltwater fishing licenses, bring some snacks, and get ready for some fun on the water.

Click "See Dates" to Search It, Book It, Live It with Captain Joe Guerra of Matagorda, Texas and Captain Experiences!


Curt W.

September 1, 2019

Had a tuff day of fishing - Capt Joe - was awesome and definitely knew the area.. We caught several fish turned most of them back due to size, heavy action in the am very early and very short lived.. But we caught a HUGE Speckeld trout and approx 26” and colorful… Had a wonderful time.. THX joe…



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.


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.

Live Bait

No live bait provided.


No meal provided.

Gear & Packing


Rods, reels, tackle

At an Additional Rate

Live bait at additional charge. Can be added to total amount.

Recommended Packing

Valid fishing license w/saltwater stamp (single day fishing licenses are available on the TPWD website or sporting goods store) Weather appropriate clothing Sunscreen & Bug repellent Sunglasses Additional beverages (sodas, beer etc...) Non-marking boat shoes Cooler/Ice for transporting fish home Camera/ cell phone for pictures

Required Items

Texas saltwater 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 customary tip (we recommend 20%).

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Yes, cancel for free up to 2 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

Find a license for your state here.


Start Location

Matagorda Harbor, County Road 213, Matagorda, TX, USA

Start Time(s)

06:00 AM, 07:00 AM, 01:00 PM, 02:00 PM


5 hours, 7 hours,