Inshore Fishing - Empire Lodge

512 Tyler Avenue
Port O'Connor TX, United States

Empire Lodge offers a luxurious vacation service in Port O’Connor, Texas. This stunning seaside location lies between Corpus Christi and Houston, both of which are only two to three hours’ drive away. Austin is also a similar distance, making Port O’Connor the perfect spot for a weekend break for those who live in the big cities nearby, or for someone from further afield who is planning to visit Texas’s Gulf shore.

Port O’Connor is connected to the local nearshore fishing by the Intracoastal Canal. From here you can fish the Matagorda Bay for Trout and Redfish or enter the Gulf through the Matagorda Ship Canal to experience nearshore fishing for Tarpon, King Mackerel, Snapper and Ling. This geographic layout means it’s rare for fishing trips to be called off due to bad weather, as there’s always somewhere more protected you can go to find fish.

Empire Lodge’s inshore charters run aboard a brand new 25 foot Shallow Sport boat. This well presented skiff is powered by a 250 HP Yamaha engine, making light work of any distance it needs to cover. Equipped with quality sport fishing gear and a wireless trolling motor, the boat has everything you need to fish the bays and nearshore areas around Matagorda island.

All levels of angler are welcomed at Empire Lodge, from the most experienced fisherman looking to secure a trophy fish, to a complete beginner fishing for leisure. This family friendly company also offers luxurious accommodation, which can be booked together with your fishing trip. This all-inclusive package includes an arrival night dinner, breakfast and a full day fishing trip with lunch on the boat, making the Lodge the perfect short break destination for anyone looking to combine quality fishing with comfort by the beach.

Empire Lodge offers a luxurious vacation service in Port O’Connor, Texas. This stunning seaside location lies between Corpus Christi and Houston, both of which are only two to three hours’ drive away. Austin is also a similar distance, making Por


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Trip Date:
Days:
Persons:
  • Full Day Trip - Bay Fishing
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 600 private charter
  • Fishing and Lodging - 2 Persons
    Overnight stay, lodging, 12:00 AM
    US$ 450 per person / day, 2 persons minimum
  • Fishing and Lodging - 3 persons
    Overnight stay, lodging, 12:00 AM
    US$ 395 per person / day, 3 persons minimum
  • Fishing and Lodging - 4 persons
    Overnight stay, lodging, 12:00 AM
    US$ 350 per person / day, 4 persons minimum

About this listing

Boat Specs

Shallow Sport () originally built in 2015. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Jigging
Popping
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
non alcoholic
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 30 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
 
Catch and Release Mandatory
tarpon
Payment

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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.

About the Captain

Wayne Timmermann
Port O'Connor, Texas, United States
Member since March 2015
I have been fishing Port OConnor for 22 years. I manage Empire Lodge and we offer bay fishing, duck hunting, and offshore marlin fishing. We have first class lodging and meals run by family and friends.