Fin Tastic Coastal Charters invites you on a fishing adventure in the shallow waters of Matagorda, Texas. The charter is operated by Captain Stan Sloan who has been fishing for over 30 years and guiding professionally since 2006.

Capt. Sloan has participated in and won countless fishing tournaments including the Halls Bayou Classic where he had won 1st place in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2007, and 2014. His other notable achievements include the 2014 Guides Cup 1st Place Heavy Trout and 2016 JH Boat Owners Tournament 1st Place Heavy Flounder.

You will fish aboard a 24’ Tran Sport Cat Boats center console. The boat is powered by a 300 HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots. It is fast and steady on the water and will get you to the productive areas with ease. There’s a wireless trolling motor on board so you can approach those easily spooked specimens.

You’ll head out in search of Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and Black Drum when they are in season. Capt. Sloan knows exactly where to go and how to catch them, and he’d love to teach you all about it! You will fish the East and West Matagorda Bays in Texas, known for their beauty and rich wildlife.

The crew will provide you with the necessary fishing gear, lures, and cleaning and filleting of the catch. You can purchase live bait at an extra cost, and you can even request lunch, snacks, or drinks to be available at an extra cost, too.

Head out on these beautiful Texan waters, and get ready for a great fishing adventure with Fin Tastic Coastal Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $600
    This trip starts at Matagorda Harbor, Texas with the departure time varying depending on the season. You will spend a whole day out on the water fishing for Trout, Redfish, Flounder, and Black Drum.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $500
    This is a half day trip you can book to head out on the waters in the early morning for some quality fishing time. You'll be targeting species like Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and Black Drum.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $500
    Get a few more hours of sleep in the morning and head out on the water in the afternoon hours for a relaxing fishing day. You can expect to target a variety of inshore species like Black Drum, Trout, Redfish, and Flounder.
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About the Captain

Stan Sloan
Matagorda, Texas, United States
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Member since March 2017
Welcome to "Fin Tastic Coastal Charters", and Texas Saltwater fishing with Capt. Stan Sloan, a U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain and fishing guide. Capt. Stan has been featured in Saltwater Sportsman Magazine, Texas Outdoors Journal, Gulf Coast Fisherman, and has appeared on fishing shows on The Outdoors Channel. With more than 35 years of fishing experience on the Texas Coastal bay system, Capt. Stan has the knowledge of the Matagorda Bay Complex to ensure that you have a successful, exciting fishing trip on the waters of East or West Matagorda Bays.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Tran Sport Cat 240 SVTBoats (Center console) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 44 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
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
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Recent Fishing Reports

Redfish Action
Redfish Action
December 5, 2021
Still cartching Redfish
Redfish stole the show
Redfish stole the show
November 30, 2021
Went looking for trout and thd redfish stole the show!
Awsome  November weather for Fishing!
Awsome November weather for Fishing!
November 20, 2021
Fun day fishing with this crew! All fish caught on live shrimp under popping cork.

Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Half day trip with Capt. Stan.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 24, 2021
Some days you can drop a line in the water and limit out. Some days not so good. We happen to catch a not so good day. Wind...
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College Station, TX
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Half day trip in Matagorda Bay

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 25, 2021
Had an excellent half day fishing with Captain Sloan in Matagorda Bay. First time Salt water fishing with the family.  Captain...
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Half day with Capt Stan

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 1, 2021
This was our best trip with a fishing guide!  We got caught in the rain, but that didn’t change the outcome of our experience. ...
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Traci L.
Crockett, Texas
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Matagorda Bay is a Texas Paradise

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 21, 2021
Stan Sloan was an excellent and patient guide.  We loved where he took us and also enjoyed the conversation.  Matagorda Bay...
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Houston, TX
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Great trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on September 25, 2021
Stan is a great guide. A true professional.  He’s great for fishermen of all levels, was great with my son who’s still...
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FAQs about Fin Tastic Coastal Charters Inc.

Fin Tastic Coastal Charters Inc. offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Fin Tastic Coastal Charters Inc., you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS (Lowrance)
  • Fishfinder (Lowrance)
  • Live Bait Well (Mainly for live shrimp)
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Fin Tastic Coastal Charters Inc. include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle ( Rods Not Furnished For Wade Fishing)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Fin Tastic Coastal Charters Inc. offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Matagorda Bay, Middle Texas Coast)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing (Wade, drift, or anchor on flats)
  • Backcountry Fishing (Drift or anchor in back lakes for Redfish)

Fin Tastic Coastal Charters Inc. offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning (Gloomis Spinning rods, Shimano Stradic 3000 Reels)
  • Popping (7'medium light rods extra fast tip)
  • Drift Fishing (Drift reefs and scattered shell)

Top targeted fish species with Fin Tastic Coastal Charters Inc. include:
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Speckled Trout