Full Day or ( Half Day AM/PM Option ) Bay Fishing

Starting at $500

Pricing & Availability

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Fishing Info


Light Tackle

Water Type


Skill Level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


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

About Your Trip

Captain Stan Sloan of Fin Tastic Coastal Charters 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.

Captain Stan will tailor your trip any way you choose! He provides inshore fishing in both Matagorda Bay and the Middle Texas Coast. He’ll take you to the flats where you can wade fish or fish from the boat. You can also drift or anchor in the back lakes for Redfish.

Expect to target Black Drum, Flounder, Redfish, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout / Spotted Seatrout, Tripletail on these 5-hour (half-day) and 8-hour (full day) adventures. You’ll be fishing on Capt. Stan’s 24’ Tran Sport Cat Boats center console. This vessel can accommodate up to 4 anglers. These trips are family-friendly as well. Captain Stan loves teaching the little ones about the species that call Matagorda Bay home.

You’ll need to bring a Texas Saltwater Fishing License. Fin Tastic Coastal Charters will provide all rods (not furnished for wade fishing), reels, and tackle. You can bring food and drinks, but you may also request lunch, snacks, and/or drinks to be provided for an additional fee. You can also purchase live bait for an extra cost.

Just sit back, relax, and enjoy some quality fishing on the beautiful Texas Gulf Coast with Captain Stan!

About Your Boat

Boat type: Center console

Boat Manufacturer: Tran Sport Cat 240 SVTBoats

Boat length: 24ft

Engine Manufacturer: Suzuki

Engine HP: 300HP

Number of engines: 1

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

About Your Guide

With more than 35 years of fishing experience on the Texas Coastal bay system, Captain Stan Sloan of Fin Tastic Coastal Charters 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.

Captain Stan prefers catching fish on artificial bait, and wade fishing for big Speckled Trout (winter and early spring),but he is also happy to drift fish from the boat using live shrimp.


James B.

February 8, 2019

Captain Sloan 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 sooo many early on. Finished it off with a great smooth boat ride to cool us off on a hot August morning. We will definitely be booking with Captain Sloan again.

J D.

May 22, 2020

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

Justin M.

March 27, 2020

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.



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


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.

Gear & Packing


Rods, reels, tackle, lures

At an Additional Rate


Recommended Packing

Hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses

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

The deposit for this trip is non-refundable.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

Find a license for your state here.


Start Location

Fisher St, Matagorda, TX 77457, United States

Start Time(s)

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


5 hours, 8 hours,