Matagorda

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Matagorda Fishing Charters

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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
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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!

Matagorda Fishing Calendar

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June fishing trip
Nathan G. fished with Cpt Chappy’s Saltwater Fishing Adventures on June 25, 2021
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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.
Tough bite, fun day
MARK A. fished with Cpt Chappy’s Saltwater Fishing Adventures on June 17, 2021
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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.
Half Day Trip with Captain Sid
Alyssia N. fished with Obsession Fishing on June 21, 2020
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We've had a great experience surf fishing and boat fishing in the Bay.
Evening trip with Captain Sid
Jonathan M. fished with Obsession Fishing on May 24, 2020
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The facilities and bay are nice. The Reds were a little better target than trout at this point.
August fishing trip
Samuel P. fished with Redfish Lake Guide Service on August 14, 2019
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Matagorda is known for great inshore fishing. Sunscreen fishing shirts, hat and get out there.
Half day trip
David B. fished with Redfish Lake Guide Service on June 20, 2019
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From what I hear fishing is always good here. Try to check the weather, the wind can affect the fishing.
Half a day trip with Gary's guide service
William R. fished with Gary's Guide Service on May 25, 2019
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Hire a guide need to know the waters layout.
Half day trip with Caption Chappy
Linda R. fished with Cpt Chappy’s Saltwater Fishing Adventures on May 18, 2019
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Check it out the fish are their, get Caption Chappy as your guide you wont go wrong with him

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Matagorda

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Matagorda costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $492, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $557. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Matagorda is 24 ft and the most common vessel type is a Bay boat.

According to customer reviews, Fin Tastic Coastal Charters Inc., Cpt Chappy’s Saltwater Fishing Adventures, and Over Under Outfitters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Matagorda, Texas. Full list of top fishing charters in Matagorda.

Fin Tastic Coastal Charters Inc., Cpt Chappy’s Saltwater Fishing Adventures, and Over Under Outfitters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Matagorda.

The best way to experience fishing in Matagorda is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Matagorda, Texas.

The most popular fish species you can target are Redfish, Flounder, and Speckled Trout. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, drift fishing, and popping. Inshore fishing, flats fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

This is a great month for Flounder, Speckled Trout, Redfish, and Tarpon. There are plenty of Halloween spooky treats on offer now! Check availability for local fishing charters in Matagorda.