Matagorda

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Matagorda Fishing Charters

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Matagorda: 64 fishing charters available

Fin Tastic Coastal Charters Inc.

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(62 reviews)
Matagorda
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trips from $550

Shallowrun Guide Service

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(218 reviews)
Matagorda
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trips from $165

Saltgrass Guide Service

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(6 reviews)
Matagorda
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trips from $500

Obsession Fishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Matagorda
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trips from $550

Redfish Lake Guide Service

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(99 reviews)
Matagorda
trips from $400

Bay Finatic fishing guide/Matagorda

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(14 reviews)
Matagorda
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trips from $500

Matagorda Moonshine Charters

Matagorda
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Gon Get’Em Guide Service

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Matagorda
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Over Under Outfitters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Matagorda
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Chasin' Limits Guide Service

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Matagorda
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trips from $600

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Matagorda

The average price for a private 4 hour Matagorda fishing trip is $538, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $604 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Fin Tastic Coastal Charters Inc., Shallowrun Guide Service, and Saltgrass Guide Service are some of the most popular fishing charters in Matagorda, Texas. Full list of top fishing charters in Matagorda.

Fin Tastic Coastal Charters Inc., Shallowrun Guide Service, and Saltgrass Guide Service all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Matagorda.

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.

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
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 24785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

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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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.
Nathan  M.
Nathan M. 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.
Nathan  G.
Nathan G. 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.
MARK  A.
MARK A. 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.
Jonathan  M.
Jonathan M. 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.
Samuel  P.
Samuel P. 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.
David  B.
David B. 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
Linda  R.
Linda R. 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.
Derek  C.
Derek C. 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
Osheonna  H.
Osheonna H. 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.
Carl  L.
Carl L. 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.
Jessica  R.
Jessica R. 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.
Vincent  S.
Vincent S. 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.
Jeffrey  L.
Jeffrey L. Rockwall, Texas

Shallowrun Guide Service
Shallowrun Guide Service
Fishing charter in Matagorda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(218 reviews)
First guided trip with my boys. Great experience. Capt Chad is super knowledgeable of the area and knows the spots. Kept the boys busy and was was very patient with them. First time fishing in Matagorda. Can't wait to come back. Definitely booking with Capt Chad again.
Josh  S.
Josh S. Houston, Texas
Shallowrun Guide Service
Shallowrun Guide Service
Fishing charter in Matagorda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(218 reviews)
The expired e was awesome!! He was very kind helpful. We had a great time
Emmanuel  P.
Emmanuel P. Stephenville, TX
Fin Tastic Coastal Charters Inc.
Fin Tastic Coastal Charters Inc.
Fishing charter in Matagorda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
Great time great equipment great captain. Redfish, speckled and sand trout, flounder, sheepshead, gaff top sail catfish, ladyfish and croaker. Morning bite is very good and I caught a 25" redfish.
Roy  M.
Roy M. Friendswood, TX
Redfish Lake Guide Service
Redfish Lake Guide Service
Fishing charter in Matagorda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(99 reviews)
My son and I had a great morning trip with Captian Mark. Super friendly and knowledgeable. The morning started slow but Captian Mark worked hard and put us on just about every species. Definitely going to be booking another trip in the future.
Steven  H.
Steven H. Haslet, TX
Fin Tastic Coastal Charters Inc.
Fin Tastic Coastal Charters Inc.
Fishing charter in Matagorda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
We had a great fishing day and lots of fish to take home! We will definitely be back!
Frank  R.
Frank R. Early, TX
Fin Tastic Coastal Charters Inc.
Fin Tastic Coastal Charters Inc.
Fishing charter in Matagorda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
Highly recommend using Captain Stan for guiding your next trip on Matagorda Bay.
Mark  G.
Mark G. Whitehouse, TX
Shallowrun Guide Service
Shallowrun Guide Service
Fishing charter in Matagorda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(218 reviews)
Caught lots of fish, had a blast. Cap't will work hard to put you on the fish. If your a hardcore fisherman this is your guide.
Chris  R.
Chris R. Houston, TX
Shallowrun Guide Service
Shallowrun Guide Service
Fishing charter in Matagorda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(218 reviews)
We had a great time. Chad is the best guide. Keeps the conversation lively. Let's you know what you need to do to try and catch those fish. He was on time which is great. Had really good suggestions on how our day should proceed. And allowing our input also. No speckled trout but almost everyone got Reds and Flounders.
Allen  M.
Allen M. Keller, TX
Redfish Lake Guide Service
Redfish Lake Guide Service
Fishing charter in Matagorda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(99 reviews)
Mike is a great guide and we hammered the Reds. Highly recommend Mike Wakefield
Nathan  M.
Nathan M. Lake Jackson, TX
Redfish Lake Guide Service
Redfish Lake Guide Service
Fishing charter in Matagorda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(99 reviews)
We had a wonderful trip today! We caught reds, Blackdrum and trouts ! We will come back for sure.
Carlos  F.
Carlos F. Houston, Texas
Fin Tastic Coastal Charters Inc.
Fin Tastic Coastal Charters Inc.
Fishing charter in Matagorda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
Capt. Stan was knowledgeable of the area we were in and very helpful. Overall I would give Stan, his boat and the experience 5 stars!
Dawn  O.
Dawn O. Bellflower, CA
Saltgrass Guide Service
Saltgrass Guide Service
Fishing charter in Matagorda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
If I could give more than 5 stars I would. Capt Heath goes above and beyond. Will definitely be going back out with him again
Cheri  C.
Cheri C. Willis, TX
Shallowrun Guide Service
Shallowrun Guide Service
Fishing charter in Matagorda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(218 reviews)
Delayed start by 2+hrs due to heavy storm which moved offshore and sat Fished inland channels off W Matagorda Bay. Caught a variety of under size limit fish and a lot of catfish. Chad was good company and helpful. He kept moving and trying different spots. Storm seemed to agitate both water and fish. Turned into an enjoyable day just not a large fish day.
Henry  F.
Henry F. Houston, TX
Fin Tastic Coastal Charters Inc.
Fin Tastic Coastal Charters Inc.
Fishing charter in Matagorda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
Had a great time for five hours on the boat with Stan. Cruised the Colorado River and caught a few fish on a day when others weren’t having much luck at all. Nicely equipped boat and Stan was a great fishing guide. We will be back.
Lyle  S.
Lyle S. Grand Junction, CO
Redfish Lake Guide Service
Redfish Lake Guide Service
Fishing charter in Matagorda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(99 reviews)
I booked this specifically for my 84 yr old father with Parkinson's who loves to fish, but due to his health, rarely has the opportunity. Capt. Mark was awesome, he understood that making it a good time for my father was the point of the trip. He got several good trout, which we had for dinner that night. By end of the trip, Capt. Mark was calling him Grandpa Bob! Highly recommend!
Bob  K.
Bob K. Houston, Texas
Shallowrun Guide Service
Shallowrun Guide Service
Fishing charter in Matagorda
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(218 reviews)
We fished hard and caught over a dozen fish but most were about 2 inches short of the minimum length. By the fall there will be plenty of legal size trout to be caught.
James  F.
James F. Spring, TX
Shallowrun Guide Service
Shallowrun Guide Service
Fishing charter in Matagorda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(218 reviews)
Was our 2nd time with Capt Chad. We love our adventures each time. Not only does he get us on the fish, his knowledge of Matagorda is great. Even the ride to and from fishing is beautiful. Will be going again this year.
Angelena  H.
Angelena H. Harker Heights, TX
Saltgrass Guide Service
Saltgrass Guide Service
Fishing charter in Matagorda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
The weather on our day did not cooperate. We had strong winds out of the east and the bay was stained. Heath put us on fish nonetheless. It was a fun time even if the fishing was tough. When we arrived back at the marina, we heard that noone had caught any keepers, except us! We will be going out with Heath again in the future.
SHAWN  C.
SHAWN C. Houston, TX
Shallowrun Guide Service
Shallowrun Guide Service
Fishing charter in Matagorda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(218 reviews)
Had a great experience with Captain Chad. Very knowledgeable and patient with my 13 year old boy. Will gladly use his services again. Highly recommend.
Leo  M.
Leo M. Houston, Texas
Shallowrun Guide Service
Shallowrun Guide Service
Fishing charter in Matagorda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(218 reviews)
everything was good, chappy never gave up, and we hit some nice fish, thanks chad
Paul  D.
Paul D. Mineral Wells, TX

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