Based out of Port O’Connor, Texas, Laguna Rod and Gun offers quality charters fishing the coastal waters of West Matagorda Bay to San Antonio Bay system.

Owned and operated by Capt. Steve, Laguna Rod and Gun uses a 26 ft Mowdy catamaran is equally suited to fishing the flats as to tackling the nearshore waters. Powered by a 250 HP Suzuki engine, the boat can cruise at up to 45 knots and will get you to the fish in no time. The boat was built in 2016 and is equipped with a variety of amenities, including a trolling motor and a range of navigational electronics.

As well as fishing in the bay for Speckled Trout, Redfish, and Flounder, you could also venture up to nine miles offshore to target Red Snapper in season with Capt. Steve. You will mainly be using light tackle with artificial lures, although if you would prefer to fish with live bait this can be made available at market price on request. Capt. Steve can also cater for those who would like to try drift or wade fishing. 

As well as running fishing charters, Capt. Steve also manages a lodge located right on the banks of the Arroyo river. Comfortably sleeping eight, the lodge has great views and a screened porch.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip - Redfish & Trout
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $675
    Spend the whole day on the water, stalking the shallows in search of Redfish and Trout. With a full 7 hours to play with, you can hit the best spots around to bring in some real trophies! Live bait is not included, and costs are $50-100 depending on the number of people fishing.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Bay Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $500
    We fish Port O’Connor area back lakes and jetties
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Bay Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    $500
    We fish Port O’Connor area back lakes and jetties
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About the Captain

Steve Reed
Port O'Connor, Texas, United States
26 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
7 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since March 2016
Captain Steve Reed is a Master Captain and has been guiding for 27 years. From fishing the back bays of Port O’Connor to the jetties and surf, Steve does everything he can to put you on the species of your choice. He greatly enjoys teaching people how to fish, but also has a passion for chasing that trophy catch. Join Captain Steve on a day on the water that you will always remember!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snook Snook

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Mowdy (Catamaran) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks

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

Port O'Connor Fishing Calendar

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Recent Fishing Reports

Redfish rodeo
Redfish rodeo
June 28, 2021
Great day on the water limits of reds with some trout mixed in .

Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Mike G.
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Half day trip with captain Steve

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip - Bay Fishing (AM) on June 19, 2021
Had an excellent time for Father’s Day weekend with captain Steve. It was a tough day and not a lot of people were catching...
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Margaret H.
La Vernia, Texas
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Great Half Day with Capt Steve Reed

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip - Bay Fishing (AM) on June 5, 2021
Capt Steve put us on fish almost immediately. Limit on black drum and reds. Even got a 39 inch bull red (catch and release). ...
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Steven W.
Bastrop, TX
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VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip - Redfish & Trout on June 17, 2021
Awesome time and incredible service. This is something I would recommend for everyone. If you’re having any doubts, stop,...
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Gregory T.
Port Lavaca, TX
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Captain Steve brought the fish to our cooler

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip - Bay Fishing (AM) on September 5, 2020
A very positive and rewarding experience with my two sons and brother.  We had an absolutely amazing time, and don’t know...
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Half day pm trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip - Bay Fishing (PM) on August 8, 2020
Had a great time with an excellent guide. Very patient and knowledgeable. Put us on good size bull reds   Black drum. Finished...
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FAQs about Laguna Rod and Gun

Laguna Rod and Gun offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $35 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour Trip - Bay Fishing (PM) (5 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $35 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour Trip - Bay Fishing (AM) (5 hours)
  • $675 per group, additional $35 per person after 3 guests - 7 Hour Trip - Redfish & Trout (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Laguna Rod and Gun, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Laguna Rod and Gun include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Cost additional at market price )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Laguna Rod and Gun offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Lower Laguna Madre from Land Cut to South Padre)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Up to 9 miles)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Laguna Rod and Gun offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Laguna Rod and Gun include:
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout