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!