East Matagorda Bay

23 Fishing Charters

East Matagorda Bay Fishing Charters

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East Matagorda Bay: 23 fishing charters available

Fin Tastic Coastal Charters Inc.

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

Capt Hollis Forrester Guide Service

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Bay City
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trips from $300

Shallowrun Guide Service

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

Saltgrass Guide Service

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

Obsession Fishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Matagorda
 Instant Confirmation
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
 Instant Confirmation
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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FAQs about Fishing Charters in East Matagorda Bay

The average price for a private 4 hour East Matagorda Bay fishing trip is $521, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $601 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

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

Fin Tastic Coastal Charters Inc., Capt Hollis Forrester Guide Service, and Shallowrun Guide Service all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in East Matagorda Bay.

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.

Separated from its larger, western sibling by the Colorado River, East Matagorda Bay is just as productive. From the flats in the delta to the reefs in the center of the bay, there’s a range of hunting grounds to explore. Come on an East Matagorda Bay fishing trip and you’re sure to get your hands on plenty of Texas’ most-loved seafood. 
 
The Oyster beds in the bay make the area popular with shellfish lovers year-round, and hunting here can be great fun for families. Combine it with a fishing trip, and you’ve got the real deal. Year-round, you’ll find some excellent Speckled Trout, Redfish, Black Drum, and Sheepshead, while Sharks, Mackerel, Ladyfish, Flounder, and even Tarpon make an appearance to keep you entertained. 
 
Hop aboard a charter in Matagorda itself or nearby Sargent, and head out for as little or as long as you want. Beginners can take advantage of trips as short as three hours, while avid anglers can spend the whole day on the water testing their fishing skills. If you’re looking for that little bit extra, then head out at night in Flounder season and try the old Texan technique of gigging to get the most out of your East Matagorda Bay fishing excursion.
 
Whenever you come, get ready for some red-hot fishing action, as the warm climate keeps the water comfortable year-round for the fish. Let a charter captain take you away to some of the Coastal Bend’s best fishing grounds!

Rules & Regulations

Before embarking on an East Matagorda Bay fishing trip, you’ll need to grab yourself a Texas saltwater fishing license. Purchase it online, at any tackle store, or Walmart, and you’re good to go. Other than that, just beware that you’ll only be allowed to take home ten Trouts larger than 15 inches, including one over the size of 25 inches. Your captain will take care of the rest!
East Matagorda Bay
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 24785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
It may be one of the cooler months of the year, but the fishing is red hot. Target delicious Sheepshead for the best results, while Redfish, Trout, and many more will also be biting.
February
While Matagorda comes alive for the County Fair, there’s still plenty of fishing to take you away from the bull-riding and pageants. Hit the shallow waters of the bay and land a tasty treat for dinner.
March
While Black and Red Drum are hitting their springtime stride, it’s Oysters that take center stage in March. Hit up the Matagorda Seafood Festival and get your fill of delicious fish, shellfish, and more. 
April
Mackerel make their way into the bay in April, giving you even more to target. Combine a trip to the deeper waters with a flats fishing adventure and you could land some Flounder to take home too. 
May
As the water starts heating up, so does the fishing. Tarpon migrate into the bay for summer, giving you the chance to tick off a prized fish from your bucket list, while also catching the usual suspects.
June
There’s no better time for fishing in East Matagorda Bay than summer. Join in the fun at the Texas Trio Classic and go after the holy trinity of Redfish, Flounder, and Trout to show off your angling skills.
July
Tournament season is in full swing come July, with the Matagorda Mermaid Competition and Oilman’s Charity Invitational taking place on the Matagorda Bays. Come and join the cream of the crop!
August
It’s no surprise that the warmest month of the year brings the best fishing out of Southern Texas. Join the thousands of tourists looking for a beach holiday and go fishing for all of the Lone Star State’s favorites.
September

As summer draws to a close, there are a few species that every angler has on their mind. Tarpon and Redfish come into their own at the beginning of fall, giving you the chance to land a trophy catch

October
While fishing for Redfish and Speckled Trout is just as good as in peak season, Flounder is the flavor of the month. Come angling or gigging for these delicious creatures and head home with a boatful.
November
There’s still time to get out on the water before the end of the year. Get your fish on in style as you go after the usual favorites of southern Texas along with Sheepshead, who make a return to the bay. 
December
As the water cools down, so does the fishing. But that doesn’t mean that there’s nothing to target. Sheepshead will be biting all over the bay, while you may still land a monster Redfish or Trout.

East Matagorda Bay 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
(217 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
(217 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
(217 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
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
Shallowrun Guide Service
Shallowrun Guide Service
Fishing charter in Matagorda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(217 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)
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
(217 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
(217 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
(217 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
(217 reviews)
everything was good, chappy never gave up, and we hit some nice fish, thanks chad
Paul  D.
Paul D. Mineral Wells, TX
Shallowrun Guide Service
Shallowrun Guide Service
Fishing charter in Matagorda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(217 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