Matagorda Bay Catch And Release

Starting at $550 | 5 - 8 Hours | Inshore | 4 People | Trip #460

About Your Trip

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.

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About Your Boat

Boat Type
Center Console
Boat Manufacturer
Tran Sport Cat 240 SVTBoats
Boat Length
Engine Manufacturer
Total Horsepower
Number of Engines
Additional Amenities
GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Wireless Trolling Motor, Ice Box

About Your Guide

38 Years of Experience
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With more than 35 years of fishing experience on the Texas Coastal bay system, Captain Stan has the knowledge of the Matagorda Bay Complex to insure that you have a successful and exciting fishing trip on the waters of East or West Matagorda Bays.

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Start Location

Fisher St, Matagorda, TX 77457, United States | 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.

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, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, Tripletail


Light Tackle Fishing

Packing / Extras

Everything you'll need for your trip
Hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses. Bait will be provided at market price. Rods, reels, tackle, lures included. Food can be provided for a fee.
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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Frank R.


We had a great fishing day and lots of fish to take home! We will definitely be back!


Verified Review Fishing

Great guide on a very slow day he got us on fish. None of them were keepers but that’s not Captain Stans fault

Mark G.


Highly recommend using Captain Stan for guiding your next trip on Matagorda Bay.

Dawn O.


Capt. Stan was knowledgeable of the area we were in and very helpful. Overall I would give Stan, his boat and the experience 5 stars!

J D.


Awesome captain that put us on some specs. Full service trip. Thanks again Cap Stan. We had a blast!

Justin M.


Had a wonderful experience with Captain Stan. Our first time fishing in the Bay was difficult due to the weather conditions, but we thoroughly enjoyed it. Will be back to wade fish in the future.

James B.


Captain did an excellent job of putting us on the fish. We caught shark, white fish, red fish, hard head catfish and speckled trout. He did a great job of teaching us how to work the equipment and even casting for my son after he was worn out from catching ...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!