Obsession Fishing

Obsession Fishing is here to take you on your newest fishing adventure in the prolific inshore Texan waters! Captain Sid Halliday has been fishing the Matagorda Bay since he was a kid, so he’s developed a lot of knowledge of the area. He’ll provide you with a great experience in both wade and drift fishing, making this a truly unique experience!

You’ll be fishing aboard a 26’ Catalyst bay boat, powered by a 300 HP Suzuki engine. The boat can develop some serious speed, but it has a wireless trolling motor making it the perfect vessel for sneaking up on the fearful inshore fish. The boat has navigational equipment, 2 live wells, and coolers for your catch. It can accommodate up to 4 people who can all fish at the same time.

These waters are teeming with a variety of fish species, so there’s always something you can target. You’ll explore the shallow waters off the coast in search of Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and Tripletail. Depending on the season, Capt. Sid can take you a little further offshore for some more fun.

All the fishing equipment will be provided on board, including Okuma and Abu Garcia reels, and custom rods. You’ll be fishing using live bait or a range of artificial lures. If you’d like to take your catch home for a delicious meal, the captain will be happy to clean and fillet your catch for you.

In addition to all the necessary equipment, you’ll also be provided with sandwiches, chips, and bottled water on board. Just make sure to get a fishing license before the trip, and you can get a combo one for both freshwater and saltwater. Feel free to ask your captain about it. Note that tips are welcome and appreciated.

Book a trip you like and explore the productive fishing grounds of Texas with Obsession Fishing!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    Spend a whole day out on the water soaking in the sun and enjoying some great fishing. You can expect to reel in species like Flounder, Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Tripletail. The captain is committed to providing you with a great experience. He'll provide all the fishing gear, so just come and have an amazing adventure!
  • Private trip
    2 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Booking this trip for two full day trips will provide you with a discount, where one day of fishing will be $400. This trip will have you spend two full days out on the water enjoying some great fishing action. You'll be able to target species like Flounder, Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Tripletail. The captain's number one priority is making this a fun experience for you. He'll provide all the equipment you'll need, so come and join his on this Texan fishing expedition!
  • Private trip
    Half day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Head out on the water in the early morning and explore this prolific fishery. The captain wants to provide you with a great experience. You'll be targeting species like Flounder, Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Tripletail. The captain will provide you with the necessary equipment, so just come and have some fun!
  • Private trip
    Half day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    If you want to get a few more hours of sleep in the morning, and head out on the water in the afternoon hours, this is the trip for you! The captain's goal is to provide you with a great experience. Expect to target Flounder, Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Tripletail. The equipment will be provided for you, just bring your sense of adventure!
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About the Captain

Sid Halliday
Matagorda, Texas, United States
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10 Customer Reviews
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Member since March 2020
Captain Sid Halliday specializes in Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and Tripletail fishing. He has been fishing for as long as he can remember, and his greatest passion is sharing the joys of fishing with his customers. "I have been fishing East and West Matagorda Bay all of my life. It is in my blood and I love to share my knowledge and love for the sport with anyone I can."

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Catalyst (Bay boat) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Lunch

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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
No Smoking
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
PayPal
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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

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Customer Reviews

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4.93
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89%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Shawn W.
United States
 5.00
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Full day trip with captain sid

VERIFIED   NEW  September 15, 2020
Captain Sid was nothing less then amazing. As a couple who recently just started fishing, Sid gave us so many new tips &...
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Leo M.
Houston, Texas
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Full day trip with Captain Sid

VERIFIED   NEW  September 13, 2020
Captain Sid took myself with my 11 year old son, my sister and future brother in law. We all had a excellent time on-board....
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Derek F.
Lake Jackson, Texas
 5.00
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Great Fishing with Captain Sid

VERIFIED   April 27, 2020
Captain Sid took myself, 2 other adults and my 8-year-old son out on a wonderful fishing trip. We all really had a great time....
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Jonathan M.
Houston, Texas
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Evening trip with Captain Sid

VERIFIED   May 24, 2020
It was a very windy day so things were tough. Trout fishing was not real productive but did land a few keepers. Red fishing...
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Alyssia N.
Houston, TX
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Half Day Trip with Captain Sid

VERIFIED   June 21, 2020
Captain Sid is AMAZING!!! He is so patient, knowledgeable, and gets just as excited when we caught fish. He took the time to...
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