Bay Finatic

Bay Finatic will take you on an amazing inshore fishing trip all the way from West Bay to East Bay. Captain Joe Guerra has been fishing for over 20 years in the area. He recently decided to make a living out of his passion and help others to get better at fishing and have an unforgettable time on the water.

Your fishing trip starts once you aboard the 23’ Shoalwater Cat boat. This bay boat has been built in 2018 and accommodates up to 4 guests. She’s powered by a 250 HP Suzuki engine. As she can reach a very high speed, it won’t take long to reach your fishing spots. The boat is fully equipped with navigational and safety gear, and also has a live bait tank and an ice box for drinks and food. Live bait is not included in the price - you will reimburse the bait before the departure.

You’ll mostly target inshore species, the ones Texas fishing is famous for – Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Black Drum, and Sheepshead. You’ll mainly use light tackle, drift fishing, spinning, or bottom fishing to catch them. After the trip, you can keep the catch and have it cleaned by the captain.

Kids are welcome as well and the trips are suited for their age and (in)experience – as you’ll be inshore, you’ll stay out of the choppy waters. You only need to advise the captain about their exact age, so he can prepare suitable life vests.

Purchase your fishing license and bait, bring some snacks, and get ready to have some fun on the water. A weekend with Bay Finatic is a weekend well spent!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Bay - 4 PAX
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Frequently utilized by most of our customers, this service has been essential to success on many occasions. When it comes to all of our services, you can count on us to take care of your every need. We pride ourselves on our exceptional customer service, and guarantee you’ll love working with our team. Let us know how we can assist you today. This price is 600 (Bait not included) for up to 3 clients, 50 for additional person. Max 4 people.
  • Private trip
    Wading trip - Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $575
    price breakdown
    $575
    This is a wading trip. Experienced anglers only! Must have all wading gear and bait bucket. Live bait is not included in this price. Captain can take 5 people to a wading trip.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Bay (2 Guests)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $525
    price breakdown
    $525
    You'll fish either in Galveston or Matagorda Bay, depending on the weather and where the fish are. Your main targets will be Redfish, Black Drum, Speckled Trout, Flounder, or Sheepshead. Fishing gear is included in the price, but live bait will be charged extra.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Bay (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Start early and come back to the marina with fresh meat for lunch! You'll target various Texas inshore species which are fun to catch and very tasty. The captain will cover your fishing equipment, so you only need some snacks. Live bait is provided, but you'll be charged extra.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Bay (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Spend a fun afternoon in the bay with Captain Joe. He'll cover your fishing equipment and drinks. Don't forget to bring your fishing license and some food as well. Both novices and experienced anglers are welcome!
  • Private trip
    Wading trip - Half Day Trip AM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $475
    price breakdown
    $475
    This is a wading trip. Experienced anglers only! Must have all wading gear and bait bucket. Live bait is not included in this price. Captain can take up to 5 people to a wading trip.
  • Private trip
    Wading trip - Half Day Trip PM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $475
    price breakdown
    $475
    This is a wading trip. Experienced anglers only! Must have all wading gear and bait bucket. Live bait is not included in this price. Captain can take up to 5 people to a wading trip.
  • Private trip
    Beginner Fishing Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Beginner fisherman and want to ease into learning. Take a quick trip with no pressure fishing. Learn the in's and out of fishing and learn how to cast and bait on your own. This trip is for beginner adults and kids. 3:30 hr trip helps keep the cost down and have more opportunities to get on board my boat.
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About the Captain

Joe Guerra
Galveston, Texas, United States
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6 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since August 2019
I have fished my whole life and I love teaching people how to fish. Watching someone catch a fish for the first time and seeing them light up, gives me great pleasure knowing I helped them archive a goal they had. I like to fish with live bait and popping corks. This is the best way to catch different species of fish. Then once we catch a few we can switch to lures.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Shoalwater Cat (Bay boat) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
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
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Bank Transfer
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Had a tuff day of fishing - Capt Joe - was awesome and definitely knew the area..  We caught several fish turned most...
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