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 Cat 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
    $590
    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
    $590
    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
    $490
    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
    $490
    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
4 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
86 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 ten years and enjoys putting his customers on trophy fish to remember.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Tran Cat (Center console) originally built in 2021. 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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
PayPal
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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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
92%
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Harker Heights, TX
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 27, 2021
Super adventure! Mark took us to the spot in very little time. His knowledge and experience is above and beyond the norm. Hence,...
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Terri M.
Hurst, TX
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Early Morning half day trip!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 15, 2021
Made memories that we will never forget on this trip! Captain Mark was AMAZING and wanted to be sure we all caught fish! ...
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Bay City, Texas
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on November 12, 2021
Great!! This was the best fishing trip my wife and I have had. It was so good we plan to book another trip. 😁
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Full day with Capt. Mark Wakefield

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 11, 2021
I took my son and his friend out on a full day charter and boy did we have fun Capt. Mark put us on some fish. We caught multiple...
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Brazos Bend, TX
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Half day trip.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 2, 2021
We had a great trip, weather wasn’t great but still caught fish. Mark worked hard to keep us in the right spots. Thanks
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FAQs about Redfish Lake Guide Service

Redfish Lake Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $490 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $490 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $590 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $590 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

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

Trips booked with Redfish Lake Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (20$ qt)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Redfish Lake Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Redfish Lake Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (No xtra charge)
  • Popping (Live shrimp)
  • Drift Fishing (Live shrimp $20per qt)

Top targeted fish species with Redfish Lake Guide Service include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tripletail