Friday & Saturday Half Days Plus Lodging

Starting at $1380

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Fishing Info


Light Tackle, Wading, Artificial Lures

Water Type

Inshore, Flats

Skill Level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


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

About Your Trip

Your half-day afternoon fishing trip Friday will be guided by Captain Gary Mach: Captain Gary Mach offers Matagorda fishing charters for trophy Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Black Drum, Triple Tail, Sheepshead and more. Fishing Matagorda Bay, the Matagorda Jetties, and the Colorado River, Captain Gary offers both drift boat and wading trips for experienced and beginner anglers, and is happy to fish with artificial lures or live bait.

Captain Gary hosts his trips aboard a 24' SVT Trans Cat boat powered by a 250 HP Suzuki motor. His trips depart from Matagorda Harbor in Matagorda, Texas, and you never have too far to run in this bay system. Captain Gary is an easy-going, fun-loving presence to share a day on the water with.

Your half-day morning trip Saturday will be guided by Captain Joe Guerra. Like Captain Gary, Captain Joe boasts over 20 years of experience fishing East & West Matagorda Bay. Captain Joe looks forward to hosting you aboard his 23’ Shoalwater Cat. This bay boat, built in 2018, accommodates up to 4 guests. She’s powered by a 250 HP Suzuki engine and will get you to the Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder in no time. The boat comes fully equipped with navigational and safety gear, and also has a live bait tank and an ice box for drinks and food.


Your two half-day Matagorda fishing trips will bookend your stay at Saltgrass Lodge, a 3,500 square-foot quintessential Matagorda fishing lodge. With 6 full bedrooms and 5 full bathrooms. Kenny, the owner of Saltgrass Lodge, looks forward to hosting your group in two private rooms with twin XL beds each. Each room also has its own private bathroom featuring cultured marble showers with glass doors, cultured marble vanities, and stained concrete floors.

The Lodge also features a large lounge area with a rock fireplace, aspen wood ceiling and laminate spruce wood floor, and has a fully equipped kitchen with a rock bar overlooking the lounge area.

The Lodge is conveniently located in Matagorda, TX just a few blocks from Matagorda Harbor where Captain Gary and Captain Joe will meet you to start and end your time on the water. This trip includes dinner at the lodge which will either be fresh seafood or Ribeye steaks.

About Your Boat

Boat type: Center console

Boat Manufacturer: SVT Tran Cat

Boat length: 24 ft

Engine Manufacturer: Suzuki

Engine HP: 250HP

Number of engines: 1

Extras: GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Ice Box

About Your Guide

Captain Gary Mach is a USCG and Texas Parks and Wildlife licensed guide who enjoys fishing East and West Matagorda Bays, the Matagorda Surf, Matagorda Jetties, and the Colorado River. He started fishing at 8 years old and has fished the East and West Bay complex for over two decades. He started Gary’s Guide Service in 2013 and has thoroughly enjoyed every second of it.

Captain Gary will tailor his trips to the preferences and skill levels of his anglers - just let him know what you’re looking for! He specializes in catching Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder but frequently chases Black Drum and Tripletail. He is a diverse fisherman with expertise in wade fishing, drifting, spinning, and Flounder gigging.

Hit the water with Gary’s Guide Service for an unforgettable fishing adventure!


Gary N.

February 1, 2020

Had afternoon trip with Captain Gary and he called day before telling us we could go earlier if we wanted if we wanted. Started about 10 and Capt Gary worked very hard teaching my sons everything as this was their first time in the bay. Things started slow but he kept us moving looking for better spots where we caught a few fish. Gary even made sure my 14 yr old got to reel in first fish since it was his birthday. Near the end of the day, he decided to take on another ride and then we started to catch quite a few fish. We stayed there well past our scheduled appointment and caught a bunch of keepers and released many more. He was intent on my boys catching fish regardless…Gary cleaned our fish quickly and we were on our way. Definitely recommend Capt Gary and plan to return for our next trip!

Margarito S.

September 28, 2019

Capt Gary is extremely knowledgeable and will work hard to put you on the fish. Thanks to this fishing trip I was able to land my personal best Trout.thanks again Gary and we will definitely be fishing again

William R.

May 25, 2019

We had an awesome time with captain Gary very down to earth guy. I will definitely book him again.



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.


No meal provided.

Gear & Packing


Rods, reels, tackle, artificial lures

At an Additional Rate

Live bait

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

The deposit for this trip is non-refundable.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

Find a license for your state here.


Start Location

721 Ingram Street, Matagorda, Texas 77457, USA

Start Time(s)

01:00 PM


48 hours,