Cpt Chappy’s Saltwater Fishing Adventures

118 reviews
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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 a 24’ Transcat built in 2012. Powered by a brand new 250 HP Evinrude engine, this craft boasts a maximum cruising speed of 44 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 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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Private
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:15 AM
    $499
    price breakdown
    $499
    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
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    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.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:15 AM
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    Enjoy a day in the bay! Chasing Redfish, Trout & Flounder in beautiful Matagorda.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:15 AM
    $330
    price breakdown
    $330
    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.
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About the Captain

Chad Kraft
Matagorda, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
118 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

Transport Cat 240 SVT (Center console) originally built in 2012. Powered by a 250HP Evinrude engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 44 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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

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
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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 118 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Not to bad long day 7 hour trip
Not to bad long day 7 hour trip
Great trip in Matagorda!
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Angler Rating
100
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Paul V.
Houston, TX
 5.00
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After the Storm Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   May 25, 2020
We wanted thank Capt Chappy for a great trip on Memorial Day.  The fishing was super tough due to the Big Storm we had...
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Zamara G.
Houston, TX
 5.00
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Full day trip and we are addicted

VERIFIED   June 20, 2020
I bought this trip for my husband for a fathers day and I was a little nervous that he wouldnt enjoy it. He has not stopped...
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Erik R.
San Antonio, TX
 5.00
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Fishing with Chad

VERIFIED   June 26, 2020
Chad worked hard to make it a pleasant trip.  One in the party was experiencing a lot of back pain and was reluctant...
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Philip S.
Houston, TX
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Chappy

VERIFIED   September 7, 2019
Despite the bad odds with a major fishing tournament the day we book our trip and the bait shop sold out of live bait, Capt...
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Lori L.
Flower Mound, Texas
 5.00
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FUN FUN FUN

VERIFIED   March 12, 2020
Captain Chad opened a door to a totally new chapter of adventure for my high school son & I. He placed use in spots in...
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