Redfish Lake Guide Service

189 County Rd 213
Matagorda TX, United States

Redfish Lake Guide Service offers light tackle fishing charters in the east and west Matagorda Bay. Owned and operated by local guide Captain Mark Wakefield, this service will fulfill all your inshore and nearshore fishing desires.

Captain Mark fishes aboard a 24’ Tran XLR8 center console that was locally built specifically for the area’s waters. Powered by a 250 HP Suzuki engine, the boat provides a dry, smooth ride and will take you to the fish fast. Featuring a range of navigational electronics, a live bait tank, and an ice-box for your drinks, the vessel has everything you need for a fun day of fishing.

During your trip, you will be fishing for Redfish, Trout, and Flounder, with the possibility of catching a tasty Tripletail if you’re lucky. Captain Mark offers drift fishing trips suitable for all experience levels. He will provide all the necessary equipment, including live bait and topwater lures, as well as other artificial bait.

The captain will also gladly clean and fillet your hard-fought catch for you to take home after the trip. If you don’t already possess one, please make sure to purchase a valid Texas fishing license with a saltwater stamp before your trip.

If you’re having second thoughts about bringing your little ones, rest assured that they’re more than welcome to join in the fun. There are no age limits and special life jackets for them will be covered by the charter. All aboard!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 9 Sep
    US$ 550
    up to 4 persons
    This amazing 8-hour trip will consist of drift fishing the Matagorda Bay system for Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and more. The charter will cover all the necessary gear.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 9 Sep
    US$ 450
    up to 4 persons
    If you're an early bird, you're in for something special! You'll be fishing the waters of the Matagorda Bay system in pursuit of Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and Tripletail.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder
Redfish
Spotted Seatrout
Tripletail

Boat Specs

Tran XLR8 (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki engine.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 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
Checks

About the Captain

Mark Wakefield
Matagorda, Texas, United States
Member since April 2016
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Captain Mark Wakefield owns and operates Redfish Lake Guide Service. He comes from a local fishing family and has fished the waters around Matagorda his whole life, since he was old enough to hold a rod. Captain Mark has been guiding for six years and enjoys putting his customers on trophy fish to remember.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 97%

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (23)
4.94
out of 5 stars from 22 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Full day trip with Capt. Mike Wakefield
Full day trip with Capt. Mike Wakefield
Fishing with Mark
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Jarrod Baker
Killeen, TX
 5.00
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Awesome trip!

VERIFIED   July 8, 2018
I can’t express how great this the was and how knowledgeable Mark was. He put us on the fish and after we caught are limit...
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Robert Roubion
Houston, TX
 4.67
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Half Day with Capt. Mark

VERIFIED   August 14, 2018
Despite the very windy conditions, we caught some fish, enough to keep two 10 yr old boys interested all morning, and enough...
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Mark Smith
Houston, TX
 5.00
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 22, 2018
We had a great fishing trip with Capt Mark.He was at dock ready to go.we drove down from Houston pulled up at 550 am and jumped...
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Volkan Guzel
Houston, TX
 5.00
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Matagorda day

VERIFIED   August 8, 2018
Captain Mark went above and beyond to catch fish. We went east /west bay, used live bait and plastic, constantly move if there...
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Aquiles Maya
Damon, TX
 5.00
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 29, 2018
I took my son in law and niece fishing. Mark our guide was outstanding in helping my niece how to use her fishing rod. ...
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