Bustin Bait Guide Service

Bustin Bait Guide Service welcomes you aboard for a classic day of inshore fun, targeting top species like Trout, Redfish, Flounder, and Tripletail to fill your freezer with a ton of awesome table fare. Launching out of Sargent, TX, you will be perfectly placed to fish the Matagorda or Galveston Bays, meaning you will always be where the fish are biting best.

You will be fishing aboard a 25’ Haynie center console. The boat was built in 2014 and is one of the most reliable fishing platforms around. In shallow water, she is also one of the most stable, thanks to her power-pole anchoring system. The boat has a livewell to keep all your bait fresh, and a range of great fishing equipment to let you fish your way.

Co-Captains William and Joe do everything possible to make your trip fun and productive. From pre-buying all your bait for you to save you time at the dock, to providing all the necessary equipment, they cover all the little details so you can focus on the fishing.

From young kids to old fishing buddies, you can tailor the trip to give you exactly what you’re after. Out on your first fishing trip and want to learn the basics? They will have you fishing like a pro in no time! Maybe you’ve been fishing your whole life and are trying to beat your personal best. Whatever your goals, Joe and William are here to help.

All trips come with quality rods, reels, and lures. Your bait will be pre-bought for you if you want to use it at a cost of $60 – a small price to pay for filling the freezer! So climb aboard and get ready for the perfect fishing trip, whatever that means to you.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $690
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $550
    This is a trip for 1-3 people. Enjoy a morning out on the water and drift for Redfish and Trout. Everything is included minus licenses, food, and drinks. The price doesn't include bait, which changes year-round.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $550
    This is a trip for 1-3 people. Enjoy a half day out on the water and drift for Redfish and Trout. Everything is included minus licenses, food, and drinks. The price doesn't include bait, which changes year-round.

About the Charter Operator

Bustin Bait Guide Service & Matagorda Bay Fishing Team
Matagorda, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
22 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since November 2017
Captains Will and Joe are proud to be affiliated with the Coastal Conservation Association, Castaway rods, Texas Saltwater Fishing Guides, Real Texas Fishing, and much more. They are both local captains who have spent more than 30 years fishing these waters. They and their crew know all the best spots and are more than happy to share this knowledge with everyone who steps aboard.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Haynie (Center console) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 250HP 250 Merc engine.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

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 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
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

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Full day trip with Ozzie
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
91%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Friendswood, TX
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Fishing with Joe

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 20, 2021
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Leander, TX
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Great trip with Captain Joe

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on October 4, 2020
My husband and I had a great time fishing with Captain Joe at Bustin Bait Guide Service.  We enjoyed catching a variety of...
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Bay City, TX
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 29, 2020
Absolutely professional and knowledgeable. Great with beginners and kids. Would recommend this service to anyone.
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Fulshear, Texas
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Half Day with Captain Will

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 2, 2020
Had a great time getting the wife and 2 daughters out on the water. They all had a great time and were already saying...
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Houston, Texas
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Full Day Trip with Captain Joe

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 14, 2020
Captain Joe was Amazing! He Put us on the Fish and was very knowledgeable and Professional. My boys had a great time and I...
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FAQs about Bustin Bait Guide Service

Bustin Bait Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $690 per group, additional $200 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Bustin Bait Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Bustin Bait Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Bustin Bait Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Bustin Bait Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Bustin Bait Guide Service include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Speckled Trout
  • Spotted Seatrout