Saltgrass Guide Service welcomes you to bountiful Texan waters and brings you a fishing experience you won’t soon forget. Join Captain Heath Borchert for an inshore trip out of Matagorda and have fun chasing various respectable species. The captain has been fishing forever and will know how to put you on the fish and help you have a lovely time. Book today and create beautiful fishing memories in Texas!

Your adventure takes place on a 24’ TranSport bay boat that can fit up to 4 anglers. Thanks to its 250 HP Suzuki engine that can reach a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots, you’ll reach your fishing spots in no time.

You and Captain Heath will be spinning and drift fishing for various respectable inshore species. This includes Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, and Black Drum. You’re allowed to keep the fish you catch and take it home to enjoy lovely meals with your loved ones. In that case, the captain will be glad to clean it and bag it for you so the fish is ready for cooking when you return home. The boat is family-friendly, so feel free to bring your kids on your trip.

Captain Heath will provide you with all the rods, tackle, reels, and even drinks. Just bring your fishing licenses as well as some snacks, and you’ll be ready to go.

Pay a visit to Saltgrass Guide Service and have a fishing trip to remember!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    Spend 4 fun hours on the water with Captain Heath targetting Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, Redfish, and Black Drum. The trip price covers all the rods, reels, tackle, drinks, as well as fish cleaning and filleting. Just bring some snacks and fishing licenses before you depart.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour–Beat the Heat August Special
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $550
    Leave at 5:30 a.m. Wade artificial or bait. Return at 11:30 a.m.
  • Private trip
    Wade/Artificial
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 1 - Feb 28
    $600
    Wading with artificials for trophy trout. Catch and Release only for Trout.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    Spend more time fishing the fish-rich waters of Texas and try to catch more fish. You and the captain will be chasing Flounder, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, and Black Drum. The trip starts at 7:00 a.m., lasts for 7 hours, and covers all the gear, licenses, and drinks.
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About the Captain

Heath Borchert
Matagorda, Texas, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
7 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2017
Captain Heath started fishing as soon as he could walk with his papa in freshwater and his great uncle in saltwater. He just never could get away from Red and Trout once he grew up. The captain's preferred method is fishing with artificial, sight casting on Redfish, and trying to trick elusive Speckled Trout into biting it.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Redfish Redfish
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat specs

TranSport (Bay boat) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Spinning
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
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
Checks

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
83%
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SHAWN C.
Houston, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Full day with Heath

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip on April 15, 2022
The weather on our day did not cooperate. We had strong winds out of the east and the bay was stained. Heath put us on fish...
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Cheri C.
Willis, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Heath

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on July 2, 2022
If I could give more than 5 stars I would. Capt Heath goes above and beyond. Will definitely be going back out with him again
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Christopher G.
Richmond, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on August 6, 2022
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Brady T.
Weston, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Heath

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on August 4, 2022
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SHAWN C.
Houston, TX
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Heath

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Airboat Redfishing on March 26, 2022
Had a great time fishing with captain Borchert. The day was chilly with an extremely low tide. Despite all this the captain...
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FAQs about Saltgrass Guide Service

Saltgrass Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour–Beat the Heat August Special (6 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Wade/Artificial (8 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 7 Hour Trip (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Saltgrass Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Saltgrass Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks

Saltgrass Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Saltgrass Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Spinning
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Saltgrass Guide Service include:
  • Black Drum
  • Redfish
  • Spotted Seatrout