Cpt Chappy’s Saltwater Fishing Adventures

Book a trip with Chappy’s Saltwater Fishing Adventures and come explore the waters of Matagorda Bay, Texas. Captain Chad Kraft has more than 35 years of fishing experience and works hard to provide his customers with service that is second to none. You will find him on Matagorda Bay fishing every day of the week—join him and bring home a catch to remember!

Step aboard a 24’ Transport SVT. Powered by a brand new 300 HP Suzuki engine, this craft boasts a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots. Her sleek design allows you to navigate inshore waters with ease. There’s room on board for up to four passengers and children age 10 and above are welcome.

Capt. Chad fishes both the east and west Matagorda bays, allowing you to experience this magnificent bay complex to the fullest. Here you can chase after the Texas Trio of Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder. A variety of other popular fish inhabit these waters, too, such as Sheepshead, Black Drum, and small Sharks.

While fishing Matagorda Bay, you will have a chance to try various methods such as spinning, popping, and drift fishing. Capt. Chad supplies top of the line gear, including Shimano reels matched with CastAway rods.  Fly fishermen are welcome to bring their own gear for some great fly fishing action, as well. You may also have a chance to go wade fishing in these waters.

Cpt Chappy’s Saltwater Fishing Adventures provides bait and all the gear you need. Just be sure to bring a Texas state fishing license with a red drum tag. You are welcome to keep your catch.

Come aboard and spend the day on Matagorda Bay fishing for some of the most sought-after game fish in Texas!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Private
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    This is a private trip for up to 4 people. Enjoy fishing Matagorda Bays on a 24-foot boat. You'll be targeting Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Private
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:45 AM
    $470
    This five hour trip gives you a chance to fish an amazing bay complex, guided by a passionate and experienced captain. You can catch a variety of species such as Redfish, Black Drum, Speckled Trout, and more. Capt. Chad fishes daily in both east and west Matagorda bays. He provides quality tackle, all you have to bring is a Texas state fishing license with a saltwater stamp.
  • Private trip
    Afternoon Trip - Private
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    Afternoon trip This five hour trip gives you a chance to fish an amazing bay complex, guided by a passionate and experienced captain. You can catch a variety of species such as Redfish, Black Drum, Sheepshead, and more. Capt. Chad fishes daily in both east and west Matagorda bays. He provides quality tackle, all you have to bring is a Texas state fishing license with a saltwater stamp.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $330
    This five hour Shared trip gives you a chance to fish an amazing bay complex, guided by a passionate and experienced captain. You can catch a variety of species such as Redfish, Black Drum, Sheepshead, and more. Capt. Chad fishes daily in both east and west Matagorda bays. He provides quality tackle, all you have to bring is a Texas state fishing license with a saltwater stamp.
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About the Captain

Chad Kraft
Matagorda, Texas, United States
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Member since November 2017
Captain Chad has been fishing the waters of Matagorda for more than 30 years. You will find him on the water seven days a week. He offers his customers affordable rates and top notch service.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Transport Cat 240 SVT (Center console) originally built in 2013. Powered by a 300HP Brand New Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Popping
Fly Fishing
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

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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Full day trip with Captain Chad

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Private on October 29, 2021
Let me start with Captain Chad is a great guide. Captain Chad went against all the odds to make our fishing trip a great...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 23, 2021
Overall trip was great, My brother in law caught a nice 18” black drum and i got one just under 14” that gets to grow up...
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Austin, TX
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Tough bite, fun day

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 17, 2021
So, it was a rough day to be out.  Our trip started heading toward the jetties, but almost immediately, we encountered other...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Private on October 24, 2021
Highly recommend Captain Chad.  He was very knowledgeable of the area, the fishing, the history, all of which made for a great...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Private on August 1, 2021
Great trip with a great captain we started drift fishing and has success with a nice red and trout then went on the hunt in...
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FAQs about Cpt Chappy’s Saltwater Fishing Adventures

Cpt Chappy’s Saltwater Fishing Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • $165 per person - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $70 per person after 3 guests - Afternoon Trip - Private (5 hours)
  • $470 per group - Half Day Trip – Private (5 hours)
  • $550 per group - Full Day Trip – Private (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Cpt Chappy’s Saltwater Fishing Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Cpt Chappy’s Saltwater Fishing Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Shrimp when available)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Help is appreciated )

Cpt Chappy’s Saltwater Fishing Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Cpt Chappy’s Saltwater Fishing Adventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing (BYO fly gear)
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Cpt Chappy’s Saltwater Fishing Adventures include:
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Spotted Seatrout