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!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    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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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.

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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
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on March 20, 2021
Stan was wonderful. The recent freeze had us thinking he wouldn’t be able to put us on fish but I was wrong. He managed to...
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Spring, TX
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on March 27, 2021
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on December 5, 2020
Although the weather wasn’t helping, Capt. Stan made great efforts to move us on fish.  We went home with some trout and...
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Richmond, TX
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 1, 2020
Had a great experience fishing with Captain Stan Sloan. Took my son and my father out, we put some fish in the boat. My son...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 20, 2020
We booked a full day for 4 adults. We all had a great time fishing. Stan did a great job of keeping us in the fish. I definitely...
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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 $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 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