Cpt Chappy’s Saltwater Fishing Adventures

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Book a trip with Cpt Chappy’s Saltwater Fishing Adventures and come explore the waters of Matagorda Bay, Texas. Captain Chad Kraft has more than 30 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 an 18’ Shallow Sport originally built in 2001 and restored in 2015. Powered by brand new 140 HP Suzuki engine, this craft boasts a maximum cruising speed of 39 knots. Her sleek design allows you to navigate shallow inshore waters with ease. There’s room on board for up to three 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 saltwater stamp. 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!



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  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    7 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $165
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    Come aboard for a unique fishing experience with a fishing enthusiast in an amazing bay complex. You will find Capt. Chad fishing daily, both east and west Matagorda bays with live bait and artificials for a variety of inshore species. Top of the line gear is provided, just be sure to bring a Texas state fishing license with a saltwater stamp.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $145
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    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 (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    $140
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    This five hour trip gives you a chance to 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
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
69 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Shallow Sport (Center console) originally built in 2001, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 140HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 39 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
GPS
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.81
out of 5 stars from 69 reviews
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Experience
Half day trip with Caption Chappy
Les & Susie, honeymoon trip
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60
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Derek C.
Houston, TX
 5.00
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Great Half Day Trip with my Son

VERIFIED   April 20, 2019
Chad delivered a great morning on the water.  He was excellent working with my son, showing him how to bait a hook and...
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Isabella Y.
Hallettsville, TX
 5.00
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Captain Chad Kraft was excellent attending to our every whim.  He baited hooks, casted for my wife, dehooked, and cleaned...
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Linda R.
Columbus, TX
 5.00
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Half day trip with Caption Chappy

VERIFIED   May 18, 2019
Had a wonderful day on the water, Caption was on spot where the fish were, very very good guide. He took the fish off and baited...
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Les S.
Houston, TX
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Chappy

VERIFIED   March 29, 2019
The trip was planned as part of our honeymoon.  Captain Chappy, took great efforts to make Susie’s 1st time experience...
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Shawn C.
Katy, TX
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Full day trip with Capt. Chad Kraft

VERIFIED   June 9, 2019
I took my 25 yr old son fishing for a full day and had a blast! The day started before sun was up, so we had a beautiful and...
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