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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $575
    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 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $550
    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
    $475
    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
    $475
    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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16 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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Ryan H.
Hockley, TX
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Full Day Inshore with Captain Sid

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on September 18, 2021
I’ve been on a few charters out of Matagorda and I just had my best experience with Captain Sid! He definitely knows the...
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Elizabeth N.
Clodine, TX
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Half day trip with Captain Sid

VERIFIED   Half day Trip (AM) on September 19, 2021
This trip was a birthday gift and it could not have gone better! Captain Sid was super helpful and patient and knew all of...
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Kerrville, TX
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VERIFIED   2 Day Trip on April 22, 2021
Amazing trip with Captain Sid! He is very knowledgeable and knows the best spots to catch great fish! We caught rum, sheepshead...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on 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 & tricks...
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Lake Jackson, Texas
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Great Fishing with Captain Sid

VERIFIED   Half day Trip (AM) on 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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FAQs about Obsession Fishing

Obsession Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $475 per group - Half day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $475 per group - Half day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per day per group - 2 Day Trip (2 days)
  • $575 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Obsession Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Obsession Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Okuma and Abu Garcia reels; custom rods)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (Chips)
  • Drinks (Water)
  • Lunch (Sandwiches)

Obsession Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Obsession Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Obsession Fishing include:
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tripletail