Fin Tastic Coastal Charters Inc.

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Fin Tastic Coastal Charters invites you on a fishing adventure in the shallow waters of Matagorda, Texas. The charter is operated by Captain Stan Sloan who has been fishing for over 30 years and guiding professionally since 2006.

Capt. Sloan has participated in and won countless fishing tournaments including the Halls Bayou Classic where he had won 1st place in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2007, and 2014. His other notable achievements include the 2014 Guides Cup 1st Place Heavy Trout and 2016 JH Boat Owners Tournament 1st Place Heavy Flounder.

You will fish aboard a 24’ Tran Sport Cat Boats center console. The boat is powered by a 300 HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots. It is fast and steady on the water and will get you to the productive areas with ease. There’s a wireless trolling motor on board so you can approach those easily spooked specimens.

You’ll head out in search of Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and Black Drum when they are in season. Capt. Sloan knows exactly where to go and how to catch them, and he’d love to teach you all about it! You will fish the East and West Matagorda Bays in Texas, known for their beauty and rich wildlife.

The crew will provide you with the necessary fishing gear, lures, and cleaning and filleting of the catch. You can purchase live bait at an extra cost, and you can even request lunch, snacks, or drinks to be available at an extra cost, too.

Head out on these beautiful Texan waters, and get ready for a great fishing adventure with Fin Tastic Coastal Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $600
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip starts at Matagorda Harbor, Texas with the departure time varying depending on the season. You will spend a whole day out on the water fishing for Trout, Redfish, Flounder, and Black Drum.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $500
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This is a half day trip you can book to head out on the waters in the early morning for some quality fishing time. You'll be targeting species like Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and Black Drum.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $500
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Get a few more hours of sleep in the morning and head out on the water in the afternoon hours for a relaxing fishing day. You can expect to target a variety of inshore species like Black Drum, Trout, Redfish, and Flounder.
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About the Captain

Stan Sloan
Matagorda, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
124 Fishing Reports
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18 Customer Reviews
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Member since March 2017
Welcome to "Fin Tastic Coastal Charters", and Texas Saltwater fishing with Capt. Stan Sloan, a U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain and fishing guide. Capt. Stan has been featured in Saltwater Sportsman Magazine, Texas Outdoors Journal, Gulf Coast Fisherman, and has appeared on fishing shows on The Outdoors Channel. With more than 35 years of fishing experience on the Texas Coastal bay system, Capt. Stan has the knowledge of the Matagorda Bay Complex to ensure that you have a successful, exciting fishing trip on the waters of East or West Matagorda Bays.

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Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Tran Sport Cat 240 SVTBoats (Center console) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 44 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.93
out of 5 stars from 18 reviews
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Angler Rating
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94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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James B.
Houston, Texas
 5.00
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Sons first time ocean fishing.

VERIFIED   August 2, 2019
Captain Sloan did an excellent job of putting us on the fish. We caught shark, white fish, red fish, hard head catfish and...
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J D.
Sugar Land, Texas
 5.00
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How it's supposed to be!

VERIFIED   NEW  May 22, 2020
Awesome captain that put us on some specs. Full service trip. Thanks again Cap Stan. We had a blast!
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Justin M.
United States
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Half Day Trip with Captain Stan

VERIFIED   March 27, 2020
Had a wonderful experience with Captain Stan. Our first time fishing in the Bay was difficult due to the weather conditions,...
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Robert S.
Houston, TX
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  May 18, 2020
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Palacios, Texas
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   March 28, 2020
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Fishing Reports

Windy Day Action

May 23, 2020

It was a challenging day with thd wind and all, but we still managed to put some fish on ice. Read Full Report →


Great day cathing trout!

May 22, 2020

Had a fun day fishing with these guys! Read Full Report →