Matagorda Fishing Charters

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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Matagorda

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Matagorda, Texas are: Full list of top fishing charters in Matagorda

The average price for a private 4 hour Matagorda fishing trip is US $533, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $641 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Matagorda that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Matagorda are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Matagorda are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Matagorda are:

Many fishing charters in Matagorda provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Matagorda are:

Who are the top awarded captains in Matagorda?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Matagorda are:
  • Extended fishing trips – US $1,400
  • 3-hour fishing trips – US $560
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $544
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $498
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $593
  • 7-hour fishing trips – US $685
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $743
  • 9-hour fishing trips – US $750
  • 10-hour fishing trips – US $850

Fishing in Matagorda

Nestled right between the West and East Matagorda Bays lies one of the oldest towns in Texas. Matagorda is one of the best-kept secrets among fishing enthusiasts in the Lone Star State. With abundant natural resources and water all around, joining a Matagorda fishing guide is sure to be a great experience.

When it comes to fishing opportunities, you’re in for a treat! With the Colorado River passing through the town, and with such easy access to the rich waters of Matagorda Bay, it’s no wonder fishing is extraordinary. Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Sheepshead, Black Drum, and many more are in the cards here.

Matagorda is the perfect place to visit for a relaxing day of fishing. Looking for a nice family gathering? A half day trip in these waters is the best choice. If you’re more experienced and up for some serious action, consider booking a full day trip. And if you want to see what Texas fishing is really all about – a Flounder gigging trip is just what you need!

Since fishing is a key part of Matagorda’s magic, it means that finding a fishing guide here is a piece of cake. All you need to do is head down to Matagorda harbor and take your pick out of the many fishing charters on offer. Whichever one you choose, one thing’s for sure – you’re in for a lot of fun!

Rules & Regulations

When it comes to fishing regulations in Matagorda, you’ll need a Texas fishing license. This is a requirement for everyone age 17 and older, regardless of whether you’re booking a charter or going on your own.

Matagorda Fishing Seasons

January

Temperatures will reach highs of 64°F, so a lot of fishing slows down. Speckled Trout and Redfish are still biting though, and Sheepshead is doing great.

February

Sheepshead continues to be great, and Redfish and Black Drum are still active. Join the Matagorda County Fair and Livestock Competition throughout February and March. Plenty of activities for all!

March

Black Drum is great this month, while Redfish and Speckled Trout are doing well. Spend time eating fish at the Matagorda Seafood Festival – join in with the oyster eating competition!

April

In April, you'll see a lot of action in the water from Spanish Mackerel, Black Drum, Redfish, Flounder, Sheepshead, and Speckled Trout.

May

Tarpon, Redfish, Blacktip Shark, Spanish Mackerel, and more continue to show anglers an exciting fight! Spend the afternoon at the Matagorda County Museum and see history come alive.

June

On the first Saturday of the month, everyone can fish recreationally without a license. Compete in the Texas Trio Classic Fishing Tournament for Redfish, Flounder, and Trout.

July

Tournaments this month include the Texas Oilman’s Charity Invitational and the Matagorda Mermaid Competition. Tarpon and Spanish Mackerel are awesome this month!

August

Expect highs of 90°F in August. The bite is amazing wherever you go. All species are biting well, apart from Flounder and Sheepshead.

September

Speckled Trout, Redfish, and Tarpon are awesome this month. It will be a bit harder to catch Black Drum, but not impossible!

October

This is a great month for Flounder, Speckled Trout, Redfish, and Tarpon. There are plenty of Halloween spooky treats on offer now!

November

Visit the Lighted Christmas Boat Parade and Gumbo Cook-off at Matagorda Harbor for lots of food and drinks. Flounder and Redfish continue being epic, and Tarpon is still very good.

December

On land, head to the Christmas Market in the center of town. On the water, go after Sheepshead, Redfish, and Speckled Trout. There’s fun for everyone!

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What anglers said about fishing in Matagorda

Wether it's your first boat ride, or even if you are an experienced angler - Capt Chad Kraft is the way to go!! He knows the Bay area like the back of his hand, and where to find the fish! Highly recommend his fishing guide services for anyone!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wether it's your first boat ride, or even if you are an experienced angler - Capt Chad Kraft is the way to go!! He knows the Bay area like the back of his hand, and where to find the fish! Highly recommend his fishing guide services for anyone!
Shallowrun Guide Service
Shallowrun Guide Service
Getting around on shore can be tricky, we spent a little time the first day watching people come and go to see where it was safe to drive. It is well worth it to pay a guide for a trip out into the bay. The harbor is very convenient and easy to find
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Getting around on shore can be tricky, we spent a little time the first day watching people come and go to see where it was safe to drive. It is well worth it to pay a guide for a trip out into the bay. The harbor is very convenient and easy to find
KT Guide Service
KT Guide Service Gladewater, TX
Sunscreen and a knowledgeable captain like Stan Sloan. This was our third trip with Capt. Sloan.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sunscreen and a knowledgeable captain like Stan Sloan. This was our third trip with Capt. Sloan.
Fin Tastic Coastal Charters Inc.
Fin Tastic Coastal Charters Inc. Houston, TX
Expect the unexpected, a bad day fishing is better than a good day working,
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Expect the unexpected, a bad day fishing is better than a good day working,
Captain Shannon’s Charters
Captain Shannon’s Charters Humble, TX
Book a trip with Captain Steve and his team. I highly recommend booking a fishing trip with Gulf Coast Yaker.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a trip with Captain Steve and his team. I highly recommend booking a fishing trip with Gulf Coast Yaker.
Gulf Coast Yaker’s Land Based (M)
Gulf Coast Yaker’s Land Based (M) Wellington, TX
Find a good guide because they put in the hard work of finding where the fish are biting.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find a good guide because they put in the hard work of finding where the fish are biting.
Redfish Lake Guide Service
Redfish Lake Guide Service Lake Jackson, TX
Book with Captain Chappy. He is a great guy and guide. He will definitely put you on the fish. We will definitely book with him again.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Captain Chappy. He is a great guy and guide. He will definitely put you on the fish. We will definitely book with him again.
Shallowrun Guide Service
Shallowrun Guide Service College Station, TX
It's the first time I have fished Matagorda in June, so I have no basis for comparison. This was a fun outing, even though the bite was tough. FWIW, I would do it again tomorrow with this guide. Very fun time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's the first time I have fished Matagorda in June, so I have no basis for comparison. This was a fun outing, even though the bite was tough. FWIW, I would do it again tomorrow with this guide. Very fun time.
Shallowrun Guide Service
Shallowrun Guide Service Austin, TX
The facilities and bay are nice. The Reds were a little better target than trout at this point.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
The facilities and bay are nice. The Reds were a little better target than trout at this point.
Obsession Fishing
Obsession Fishing Houston, Texas
Matagorda is known for great inshore fishing. Sunscreen fishing shirts, hat and get out there.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Matagorda is known for great inshore fishing. Sunscreen fishing shirts, hat and get out there.
Redfish Lake Guide Service
Redfish Lake Guide Service Austin, TX
From what I hear fishing is always good here. Try to check the weather, the wind can affect the fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
From what I hear fishing is always good here. Try to check the weather, the wind can affect the fishing.
Redfish Lake Guide Service
Redfish Lake Guide Service Houston, TX
Check it out the fish are their, get Caption Chappy as your guide you wont go wrong with him
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check it out the fish are their, get Caption Chappy as your guide you wont go wrong with him
Shallowrun Guide Service
Shallowrun Guide Service Columbus, TX
Nice location without the crowds you'd find around Galveston and even Rockport.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Nice location without the crowds you'd find around Galveston and even Rockport.
Shallowrun Guide Service
Shallowrun Guide Service Houston, TX
I would recommend anglers fishing to book captain chad if you’re new in town or just want to get on the water with a couple of friends or family to fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend anglers fishing to book captain chad if you’re new in town or just want to get on the water with a couple of friends or family to fish
Shallowrun Guide Service
Shallowrun Guide Service Austin, Texas
Good water. Plenty of variety of fish. Plenty of places to stay near by and plenty of charters to choose from. Just enjoy the experience and if you catch fish that’s a plus.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Good water. Plenty of variety of fish. Plenty of places to stay near by and plenty of charters to choose from. Just enjoy the experience and if you catch fish that’s a plus.
Shallowrun Guide Service
Shallowrun Guide Service Conroe, TX
Live shrimp and just fish and don't expect to catch a bunch of fish otherwise you won't catch any.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Live shrimp and just fish and don't expect to catch a bunch of fish otherwise you won't catch any.
Shallowrun Guide Service
Shallowrun Guide Service Bay City, TX
Do some research on the fishing tactics and come prepared for the potential changes in weather.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do some research on the fishing tactics and come prepared for the potential changes in weather.
Shallowrun Guide Service
Shallowrun Guide Service Cypress, TX
I would recommend quality footwear for the boat, we chose to wear Keen Newport H2 Sandals as they were comfortable and gripped very well on the deck. Breathable thin long sleeve shirts worked out nicely and of course lots of waterproof sunscreen.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend quality footwear for the boat, we chose to wear Keen Newport H2 Sandals as they were comfortable and gripped very well on the deck. Breathable thin long sleeve shirts worked out nicely and of course lots of waterproof sunscreen.
Fin Tastic Coastal Charters Inc.
Fin Tastic Coastal Charters Inc. Rockwall, Texas

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Matagorda?

Shallowrun Guide Service
Shallowrun Guide Service
Fishing charter in Matagorda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(278 reviews)
We had a great time with Captain Chad. The tide was low but he took us to different fishing spots and made sure that me and my family had a good time and filled the cooler with fish!
Jose  H.
Jose H.
Bay Finatic fishing/Gigging guide/Matagorda
Bay Finatic fishing/Gigging guide/Matagorda
Fishing charter in Matagorda
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(22 reviews)
Booked less than 24 hours beforehand (not usually ideal), but he agreed and took my brother and I out on a cold and windy day. Weather wasn’t great, but he got us on a bunch of reds, a few black drum, and a few sheepshead. Highly recommend Captain Joe.
Hays  E.
Hays E.
Shallowrun Guide Service
Shallowrun Guide Service
Fishing charter in Matagorda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(278 reviews)
Capt Kraft knows his stuff, he's a character and fun to talk too. He made the fishing trip enjoyable despite the poor weather! He worked hard to find the fish and he was attentive to making sure we always had a line in the water! Caught Reds, Specs, and even a sheephead! If you are looking for a great fishing experience - Capt Chad Kraft is the way to go!!
Michael  L.
Michael L.
Over Under Outfitters
Over Under Outfitters
Fishing charter in Matagorda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Had a great day fishing with Capt. Jordon. He worked hard to keep us catching fish. Highly recommend
Mark  J.
Mark J.
KT Guide Service
KT Guide Service
Fishing charter in Matagorda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Booked Klayton for a customer’s tournament. They had a great trip and caught some really nice fish. Even finished in the money. All around excellent trip.
Jason  W.
Jason W.
Shallowrun Guide Service
Shallowrun Guide Service
Fishing charter in Matagorda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(278 reviews)
It was a less than ideal day for fishing but Captain Chad worked hard to put us on fish.
Oscar  R.
Oscar R.
Shallowrun Guide Service
Shallowrun Guide Service
Fishing charter in Matagorda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(278 reviews)
Captain Chad gave us an incredible day on the water. We went to several spots and the bites were heavy. We had an absolute blast on the water. With in a few hours we’d caught a variety of fish and had our 2 man limit of redfish. He’s very knowledgeable and knows some cool history about Matagorda. We will definitely be back to fish with him again.
Grant  J.
Grant J.
Over Under Outfitters
Over Under Outfitters
Fishing charter in Matagorda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Captain Jordan was Great! He was very helpful with all three of my sons and very patient with my 7 year old. He was very knowledgeable of the area and provided a good experience for my sons. Would definitely book again.
Tiffany  N.
Tiffany N.
Shallowrun Guide Service
Shallowrun Guide Service
Fishing charter in Matagorda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(278 reviews)
I have been with captain Chappy plenty of times, this time I took my 7 year old for the first time and he had a blast! Captain chappy was super helpful, and was helping my son and teaching him about all the different fish we caught! He is ready for his next trip!
Antonio  R.
Antonio R.
Shallowrun Guide Service
Shallowrun Guide Service
Fishing charter in Matagorda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(278 reviews)
We fished with Captain Chad on 10/7/23, it was an absolute blast. Captain Chad had our lines tight all day and knew exactly where the fish would be. Between 4 guys, we landed countless fish and had enough meat to bring home to feed us for week. Highly recommend!!
Chad  L.
Chad L.
Shallowrun Guide Service
Shallowrun Guide Service
Fishing charter in Matagorda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(278 reviews)
After a couple of years we booked another day on the water with him. We caught a variety of fish and had a great time with him and looking forward to booking another trip hopefully before the end of the year.👍
Erik  R.
Erik R.
Shallowrun Guide Service
Shallowrun Guide Service
Fishing charter in Matagorda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(278 reviews)
Chad was a great guide and very informative and even though conditions were a little tough he was still able to put us on some nice fish. We ha d a great time.
Henry  W.
Henry W.
Over Under Outfitters
Over Under Outfitters
Fishing charter in Matagorda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Captain Jordan really knows his stuff! Great experience would definitely do it again!
Leroy  D.
Leroy D. Pine Island, TX
Over Under Outfitters
Over Under Outfitters
Fishing charter in Matagorda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Day started off windy, rainy , water dirty, looked like a bad day, took a little while but he kept searching until he found them , ended up being a great day
Shane  W.
Shane W.
Shallowrun Guide Service
Shallowrun Guide Service
Fishing charter in Matagorda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(278 reviews)
Captin Chad is an easy going and a great fishing guide to go fishing with, he is super knowledgeable and patient. This was my second trip out with him and plan on taking many more. Thank you so much Captin Chad for an awesome day and a rememberable time.
Colton  P.
Colton P. Porter, TX
Shallowrun Guide Service
Shallowrun Guide Service
Fishing charter in Matagorda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(278 reviews)
This was our first trip with Captain Chad and there will be more. Put us on the fish right out of the gate. We fished 4 or 5 spots and all produced. This guy knows the history of the area and is willing to share it. What an outstanding experience!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
Paul  K.
Paul K. Bertheauville, Normandy
Shallowrun Guide Service
Shallowrun Guide Service
Fishing charter in Matagorda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(278 reviews)
Chad was a great captain, very friendly and personable. He is a lifelong Matagorda Bay fisherman who knows where to go to find fish. He took good care of my husband and me, two “seniors” who still love to fish!
Kathy  L.
Kathy L. Houston, Texas
Shallowrun Guide Service
Shallowrun Guide Service
Fishing charter in Matagorda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(278 reviews)
We had a GREAT experience with Captain Chad! Easy to get in touch with, easy to locate, super fun & friendly guide! He was so great with our kids and made sure they got to reel in fish, especially what they were most excited about- sharks! It was a fantastic finale to our summer and worth every penny, and then some! Memories for a lifetime!
Joanna  M.
Joanna M.
Obsession Fishing
Obsession Fishing
Fishing charter in Matagorda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
Caught plenty of fish and had a great time doing it! Thanks for making it happen captain. Highly recommend
Aaron  U.
Aaron U. Albuquerque, NM
Obsession Fishing
Obsession Fishing
Fishing charter in Matagorda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
We took our two grandsons 9 & 5 on an afternoon fishing trip with Captain Sid. He was wonderful and very patient with the boys & made it an enjoyable experience for all of us. I highly recommend this trip!
Patti  D.
Patti D. United States

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