Big Three Matagorda - Catch and Release

Starting at $450

Pricing & Availability

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Fishing Info


Light Tackle, Artificial Lures

Water Type


Skill Level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


Flounder, Redfish, Speckled Trout / Spotted Seatrout

About Your Trip

Join Captain Rick Conner on an excursion through Matagorda Bay! No matter your skill level, Captain Rick will accommodate your needs and ensure that your trip is as enjoyable as possible! On your 5-hour (half-day) or 8-hour (full day) adventure, Captain Rick will help you target the Texas Big Three: Speckled Trout, Redfish, and Flounder. Make sure to bring a valid Texas Saltwater Fishing License as well as some food and drinks of your choice (no glass). Capt. Rick will provide rods, reels, and lures. You may purchase live bait for an additional fee.

Make sure you bring your game face, ‘cause it’s time to hit the water with Captain Rick!

About Your Guide

Captain Rick Conner of Matagorda Texas has been guiding Matagorda Bay for over 40 years. He knows the waters inside and out and looks forward to hosting your friends and family for an unforgettable day in truly historic Matagorda Bay.


Nicole B.

March 24, 2017

Have done both drift boat and wading trips , very knowledgeable on where the hot spots are and basic casting skills to help you land a trophy!



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, lures

At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

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 10-20% customary tip.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Yes, cancel for free up to 7 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

Find a license for your state here.


Start Location

Harbor Bait & Tackle, County Road 256, Matagorda, TX, USA

Start Time(s)

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


5 hours, 8 hours,