Fin Tastic Coastal Charters Inc.

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
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $550
    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
    $550
    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.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $650
    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.
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About the Captain

Stan Sloan
Matagorda, Texas, United States
192 Fishing Reports
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66 Customer reviews
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Member since March 2017
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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
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

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

Amenities

GPS
Lowrance
Fishfinder
Lowrance
Live Bait Well
Mainly for live shrimp
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Rods Not Furnished For Wade Fishing
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
Encouraged For Trout Over 25"

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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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 66 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Fishing with Stan
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
84%
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William C. H.
Beasley, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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Four half day trips with Captain Stan Sloan

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 5, 2022
My family of eleven were able to go with Captain Stan, four at a time. His boat was fantastic, in great shape and most importantly...
William C. H. recommends Fin Tastic Coastal Charters Inc.
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William C. H.
Beasley, TX
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Very good
4.0 / 5
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Four half day trips with Captain Stan Sloan

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 5, 2022
I chartered four half day trips with Captain Stan for my family. Stan’s boat, a 24 foot Trans Cat, was immaculate and very...
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Lyle S.
Grand Junction, CO
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Five hours with Captain Stan

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 12, 2022
Had a great time for five hours on the boat with Stan. Cruised the Colorado River and caught a few fish on a day when others...
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Roy M.
Friendswood, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with captain Stan Sloan

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 1, 2022
Great time great equipment great captain. Redfish, speckled and sand trout, flounder, sheepshead, gaff top sail catfish, ladyfish...
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Dawn O.
Bellflower, CA
Excellent
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All day trip with Captain Stan

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 5, 2022
Capt. Stan was knowledgeable of the area we were in and very helpful.  Overall I would give Stan, his boat and the experience...
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FAQs about Fin Tastic Coastal Charters Inc.

Fin Tastic Coastal Charters Inc. offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $650 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