Redfish Lake Guide Service

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 300 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 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 9
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    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
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Apr 6
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 9
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Apr 6
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    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 the Captain

Mark Wakefield
Matagorda, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
3 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
73 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since April 2016
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Tran XLR8 (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 60 knots.

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

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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.93
out of 5 stars from 73 reviews
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Had a great time! Highly recommend!
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Angler Rating
70
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Josh A.
Palacios, Texas
 5.00
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Fun Day with my Father

VERIFIED   August 8, 2020
It’s been a long time since we’ve been able to get out and go fishing like this. Captain Mark was relentless to put us...
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Preston G.
Cypress, TX
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Fathers Day with Scott , Mitchell , and Captain Mark

VERIFIED   June 21, 2020
Mark was absolutely wonderful to work with and super laid back . When I discussed what I wanted out of the experience he was...
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Melanie F.
Liberty Hill, TX
 5.00
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Half day with Captain Mark Wakefield

VERIFIED   August 11, 2020
We met Mark at the Harbor at 6am an headed out promptly for our trip. We had an awesome experience Mark is courteous &...
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Stephen R.
Katy, TX
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Half day trip with Captain Mark

VERIFIED   July 11, 2020
Captain Mark gave my son and myself an amazing day on the bay. He was great helping my son who was a little inexperienced learn...
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Eric B.
Houston, TX
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Awesome experience!

VERIFIED   July 10, 2020
Mark did a great job getting us into some great fish. Caught a great 6 lb, 25+ inch red drum, and came home with a cooler full...
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