Gettin' On 'Em Down In Matagorda

Starting at $500 | 5 Hour | Inshore | 4 People | Trip #4131

About Your Trip

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, ... Read More

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Bay Boat
Boat Manufacturer
Year Built
Boat Length
Engine Manufacturer
Total Horsepower
Number of Engines
Additional Amenities
GPS, Live Bait Well

About Your Guide

25 Years of Experience
Profile photo of Captain Experiences guide Fern
Captain Fern invites you for an exciting fishing adventure out of Matagorda, Texas! Join him and live through many fine moments as you chase fish and enjoy the water.

Start Location

Harbor Bait & Tackle, LLC, Matagorda, TX, USA | Bodies of water fished: Matagorda Bay

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.


You can play your own bluetooth music.

Live Bait

Yes, at an additional fee


This trip has multiple pickup locations.


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


Wader rentals are not available.

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, Live Bait Fishing, Sight Casting, Topwater Fishing, Wading

Packing / Extras

Everything you'll need for your trip
Your own wading gear, preferred drinks, snacks, alcohol and fishing license. Rods, reels & tackle 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 & Availability

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

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Jack R.


Captain Fern has put me on fish when other services were blanked always a great time

Beverly W.


Fern knows where the fish are and where they are going! He knows how they react to everything going on in their environment. Fern, your knowledge and skill is impressive. Thank you!

Mario C.


Capt. Fern works hard to put you on the fish! He is very knowledgeable and friendly guide. I have fished with him a few times already and caught fish and learn from his knowledge of Matagorda bays. Had my wife and 8 year old daughter out with him and they ...Read More

Kelly W.


Fern is an awesome guide. Even in very TOUGH conditions, he was non stop looking for the bite. This was the first time meeting him and it seemed we’d been friends forever. Will definitely be booking with him again.

Mike C.


Fern Gonzales is a good fisherman. He knows the ins and outs of fishing. His specialty is wade fishing but can drift fish with the best of them. He is very knowledgeable and will evan teach a novice person how to fish or help make them better fisherman. Book your ...Read More

First Time Booking with Us?

Captain Experiences is the home of over 1000 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.
Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our location specialists are always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!