Captain
Stan Sloan

Member since March 2017 Matagorda, United States
Background
Welcome to "Fin Tastic Coastal Charters", and Texas Saltwater fishing with Capt. Stan Sloan, a U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain and fishing guide. Capt. Stan has been featured in Saltwater Sportsman Magazine, Texas Outdoors Journal, Gulf Coast Fisherman, and has appeared on fishing shows on The Outdoors Channel. With more than 35 years of fishing experience on the Texas Coastal bay system, Capt. Stan has the knowledge of the Matagorda Bay Complex to insure that you have a successful, exciting fishing trip on the waters of East or West Matagorda Bays.
Techniques
I prefer catching fish on artificial baits, and wading for big trout(winter and early spring) but under certain conditions live shrimp and drifting makes it easier.

Hey, I'm Captain Stan Sloan

Matagorda, United States
Background
Welcome to "Fin Tastic Coastal Charters", and Texas Saltwater fishing with Capt. Stan Sloan, a U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain and fishing guide. Capt. Stan has been featured in Saltwater Sportsman Magazine, Texas Outdoors Journal, Gulf Coast Fisherman, and has appeared on fishing shows on The Outdoors Channel. With more than 35 years of fishing experience on the Texas Coastal bay system, Capt. Stan has the knowledge of the Matagorda Bay Complex to insure that you have a successful, exciting fishing trip on the waters of East or West Matagorda Bays.
Techniques
I prefer catching fish on artificial baits, and wading for big trout(winter and early spring) but under certain conditions live shrimp and drifting makes it easier.
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Fishing Reports

Mixed bag today

November 22, 2019

Great time fishing with this group todayi Read Full Report →


Trout Blast

October 18, 2019

Great day catching all the trout you can stand with a few redfish in the mix topped off with a nice flounder. Read Full Report →


Turf Grass Tournament

October 15, 2019

Caught lots of fish and had great day! Read Full Report →


Piles of fish

October 05, 2019

Brandt A/C and Electric had their annual company Memorial Tournament honoring Taylor Brandt today and it was a great success. We had 13 boats out today.10/5/2019 Read Full Report →


Lots of fish today!

October 04, 2019

Got wet from storms on the bay today, but we caught a nice mess of fish anyway! 10/4/2019 Did not add photos because this site was not working when report posted. Read Full Report →


Big Trout Winner!

September 25, 2019

Fished the 2019 Matagorda Guides Cup today and placed 1st place or Heaviest trout. We caught lots of fish today. Read Full Report →


Trout and reffish rodeo!

September 23, 2019

Took Rick out to celebrate his borthday today and smashed th trout and redfish! Read Full Report →


Big trout

September 07, 2019

1st fish caught on my boat for Lingirie on the Bay tournament. Trout 27” was released. No trout over 25” allowed at weigh in. Caught lots of fish today! Read Full Report →


Trophy Trout!

September 01, 2019

This young man caught and released this nice 28” trout followed up by a 25” Redfish that went on ice. Ended the morning with a nice mixed bag of fish all caught with soft plastics under Guides Choice Popping… Read Full Report →


Bigguns today!

August 24, 2019

These men caught some nice ones today! 8/24/2019 Read Full Report →


Hot Summer Day on Matagorda Bay

August 17, 2019

These young men worked hard to catch these fish today Read Full Report →


Summertime Fishing

August 16, 2019

Fun morning catching a mixed bag of fish Read Full Report →


Nice mess of fish today!

August 01, 2019

Caught a nice mess of fish today. Plenty of speckled trout! Read Full Report →


Quality Fish

July 29, 2019

Cody and Bronson caught some quality trout and redfish today. 4-5 lb. trout and solid 23” redfish. All fish caught on Berkeley Gulp under Guides Choice Popping corks. 7/29/2019 Read Full Report →


Specktacular day fishing in Matagorda

July 27, 2019

Limits of Speckled Trout by 9a.m. this morning with plenty of sharks to keep us busy. Read Full Report →


Cornhuskers catching trout

July 23, 2019

Jason Krueger and family down from Nebraska catching some Matagorda Specks today. 2/33/2019 Read Full Report →


Quick limits of trout

July 22, 2019

Quick easy limits of Specks this morning. Live shrimp and Guides Choice Popping corks did the trick. 7/22/2019 Read Full Report →


Quick limits

July 13, 2019

We had quick limits in the surf this morning. 20 trout on ice by 7:45 a.m. 7/13/2019 Read Full Report →


Great Topwater bite this morning!

June 27, 2019

These fish were all caught while wading with Heddon Spook Jr. Read Full Report →


Trout for everyone

June 18, 2019

No live shrimp at bait camp....no problem. Caught 20 trout by 9:30a.m. on Purple Demons! Read Full Report →


Lot of pulls today.

June 14, 2019

Caught a nice mess of fish today. Mirrolure Li’l John, purple demon got’em again today. Read Full Report →


Limits of trout y 9a.m.

June 09, 2019

Limits of trout by 9a.m. All fish caught on my boat fell to Lil John Purple Demon Read Full Report →


Quick easy limits of trout

June 08, 2019

Easy. Quick limits of trout today. All fish caught on MirroLure Lil Johns in Purple Demon under Guides Choice Popping corks. 6/8/2019 Read Full Report →


Limits of Trout

June 01, 2019

Everyone on this 3 boat party ended their 1/2 day of fishing with limits of Speckled trout! 6/1/2019 Read Full Report →


great trip with this corporate group!

May 31, 2019

Mixed bag of trout, redfish, and Black drum Read Full Report →


Windy Day

May 19, 2019

Great time fishing with this group from Magna Flow despite 20mph. plus winds. 5/28/2019 Read Full Report →


Good day despite dirty water everywhere

May 09, 2019

Found some good water away from the dirty Colorado and caught this pile of fish on assorted soft plastics under Guides Choice Popping Corks. Had live shrimp but they wanted plastic. Read Full Report →


Sunshine Today

May 04, 2019

Finally starting to see sunshine as we move towards the summer months. We caught these Trout and Silvers today on live shrimp under Guides Choice popping corks. Read Full Report →


Slow day in Matagorda

April 28, 2019

Tough Day drifting today. Caught about 20 trout and redfish with only a few keepers. Read Full Report →


Fun day wading Matagorda Bay!

April 26, 2019

Lots of Soeckled trout caught today while wading and chunking Mirro Lure Little Johns. Read Full Report →


Great Day Fishing Matagorda, Tx

April 20, 2019

What a difference one day makes, yesterday was the hardest day of the year and today was probably the easiest day so far. Limits of trout and catch and release of plenty more by 11a.m. Most trout caught with… Read Full Report →


Catching trout while looking for Redfish

April 11, 2019

4/11/2019 Caught plenty of trout today while looking for reds and only managed to get this one redfish. Most fish caught on live shrimp under Guides Choice Popping corks. Read Full Report →


Redish on the halfshell

April 04, 2019

Today was a redfish kind of day on Matagorda Bay Read Full Report →


Springtime Trout

March 23, 2019

Another fun day on the water in Matagorda, Tx. Read Full Report →


Easy Limits

March 22, 2019

Easy limits of trout caught today! Read Full Report →


Redfish Afternoon

March 21, 2019

Catching a few this afternoon! This redfish fell to a Texas Roach Color Norton Sand Eel. Read Full Report →


Springbreak 2019

March 11, 2019

Spring Break Fun Redfish and Black Drum “Smackdown” with a few trout in the mix. Read Full Report →


Fishing in the Fog

February 27, 2019

Fished with Gary Hunt and son Matt today in thick fog and we caught limits of trout and left them biting. Had a bonus redfish and a Flounder. “Texas Slam” Read Full Report →


Corkys and Bass Assassins

February 16, 2019

Customers caught these fish wading with Corkys and Bass Assassins today. 2/16/2019 Read Full Report →


Catching in the Fog

February 15, 2019

Had a great morning catching trout up to 6.5 lbs. on Bass Assassins and Mirrolue Softdines. Read Full Report →


Redfish kind of day

November 29, 2018

It was a Redfish kind of day with s few trout in the mix. 11/29/2018 Read Full Report →


Foggy day in Matagorda!

November 24, 2018

Fun time catching fish in the fog this morning! 11/24/2018 Read Full Report →


Windy but fun day of catching

November 11, 2018

Here is a pic of today’s catch. Duane Hagert and his friend Charlie wondered off and missed picture time before cleaning. 11/11/2018 Read Full Report →


Matagorda in November

November 10, 2018

Strong north wind made catching a challenge today, but we still scored a good mess of trout! 11/10/2018 Read Full Report →


Bully Day in Matagorda

November 08, 2018

Bully day in Matagorda. Played catch and release today again except a few for dinner. Found a huge school of bull reds up to 40” Mixed in with Jack fish. Spooled 3 reels and broke one rod, but it… Read Full Report →


Fun day of catch and release!

November 06, 2018

Great day of catch and release! Kept a few for dinner and released plenty more trout and redfish today. 11/7/2018 Read Full Report →


Reds and Trout

November 06, 2018

Fished with longtime friends, Doug Wilson and Ricky Conner today. Our goal was to find redfish and we did, and also stumbled into a big school of trout along the way. Roach Paddle Tails got the reds and anything… Read Full Report →


Tosps and Tails in Matagorda

November 02, 2018

Great day today fishing with Ricky Conner and Marc Carey. We caught several trout in the 5-7 lb. class. And kept limits of smaller but chunky trout. Tops and tails with some Corky in the mix, got them today. Read Full Report →


Fish on, in Matagorda

October 24, 2018

Rob Fullingim and crew with limits of trout and 5 redfish today. 10/24/2018 Read Full Report →


Redfish again! Lots of Reds!

October 20, 2018

Day 2 same crew. Lots of Redfish again today mixed with a few trout! 10/20/2018 Read Full Report →


2018 Guides Cup

October 16, 2018

Thanks to Donny Tran and Tran Sport Boats for putting together the winning team for the 2018 Lower Colorado Bay City Guides cup. Read Full Report →


Redfish Rodeo

October 13, 2018

Redfish rodeo again, this time Kurt Johnson and his sons, Clayton and Bryson caught easy limits of Redfish. Read Full Report →


Redfish Saturday!

October 13, 2018

Thanks to Camp Construction and Capt. Marty Van Dyke for putting this great group together to fish today. Limits of redfish for everyone! And some trout also. 1013/2018 Read Full Report →


More Redish!

October 12, 2018

Taylor Schepps and crew fished with me today. We had limits of redfish and 4 trout up to 4 lbs. Read Full Report →


Redfish Rodeoin Matagorda

October 11, 2018

Had a blast catching redfish with Bruce and Molly Gray! Read Full Report →


Day 2, Redfish Smackdown for the kids!

October 10, 2018

Fishing with the kids, day 2. Another smack down on redfish today. 10/10/2018 Read Full Report →


Redfish smackdown ith the kids today!

October 08, 2018

Split kids between 2 boats today and put the hammer own on limits of Redfish! Read Full Report →


Matagorda Smack Down

October 05, 2018

Brandt Electrical and A/C and Heating putting the smack down on some Matagorda trout and redfish! Read Full Report →


Trout Taco Friday

October 04, 2018

Caught a nice mess of trout with Phil Switzer and crew today. Read Full Report →


Tops and Tails Thursday

October 03, 2018

Tops and Tails Thursday! Fished with Ricky Conner and Marc Carey today and it was a great day. Caught and released trout up to and over 7 lbs. 10/4/2018 Read Full Report →


Matagorda Smack Down

September 24, 2018

Had a great day! All fish released for another day. 15 Trout and more redfish than I could keep up with to count. All caught on wake baits and Gulp. Read Full Report →


Topwater City on Matagorda today

September 17, 2018

Great day on the bay today broke off some big trout and kept a few for dinner. All fish caught on top water baits. www.fishfcc.com Read Full Report →


Variety of Species of Fish

September 08, 2018

Matt Hall and crew fished with me today. They caught a Blacktip Shark, Snook and some nice Redfish along a nice mess of Speckled Trout. Read Full Report →


Story Weather Fishing

September 02, 2018

Fished with the Peterson family this morning and had to come in at 9a.m. because of bad weather. We were off to a good start. 9/2/2018 Read Full Report →


Fin Tastic day of fishing in Matagorda

September 01, 2018

We had a great morning fishing in Matagorda, Tx. today. Plenty of Speckled trout with a mix of redfish, Sand Trout and Magrove Snapper. Read Full Report →


Big Trout

August 25, 2018

First bite this morning on Texas Roach Assassin. 27 1/2” Speckled Trout Read Full Report →


Fishing is in fire in Matagorda

August 24, 2018

Had John Smolik on my boat this morning and he said he could only fish until 9a.m. He had his limit by 7:30a.m. And played non stop catch and release until 9a.m. 8/24/2018 Read Full Report →


Mataorda Troit Limits

August 18, 2018

2nd day out of Sunrise Lodge, my group ended the morning about 9:30a.m. with limits of trout up to 4 lbs. and caught and released 10 snook. Read Full Report →


Bg Spekled Trout this morning

August 17, 2018

Took a group out of Sunrise Lodge this morning. 1st trout was over 28”(cpr) 2nd trout was over 26”. Then we started boxing 3 lb. trout. And ended up with 10 trout and a redfish. 8/17/2018 Read Full Report →


Matagorda Trout Fest

July 30, 2018

Fished with my good friend Gary Hunt this morning and caught limits of Specs by 7:30a.m. on live shrimp. Then played catch and release with trout up to 5 lbs. on Down South Lures (Purple Reign) until it slowed… Read Full Report →


Specs and Sharks

July 22, 2018

Had a great day catching Speckled trout with sharks as part of the mix! Read Full Report →


Texas Oilmans Charity Invitational

July 13, 2018

Fished the Texas Oilman’s Invitational in Matagorda the last 2 days and we caught limits of trout on Day One with no prize winners and we finished Day 2 with limits of trout up to 5lbs. And limits of… Read Full Report →


Redfish and Black Drum on the menu today

June 24, 2018

Had a fun day fishing today with Mike Edminster and crew! Caught a lot of small redfish but managed to catch a couple of good ones and n the mix. Read Full Report →


Redfish City

June 23, 2018

Had a blast catching redfish today. Wind was blowing 25 mph so we redfishing and it was spectacular! Caught limits and released at least 3 more limits just for fun! Read Full Report →


Solid fish on the Bay in Matagorda today

June 22, 2018

Had a fun day on the bay today! Did not catch a lot of fish, but we caught some nice ones Read Full Report →


Matagorda Surprise!

June 16, 2018

Caught some solid fish today, fishing a group out of Sunrise Lodge in Matagorda today. 6/16/2018 Read Full Report →


Freightliners Tournament 2018

May 06, 2018

Annual Freightliners Tournament with Select Transportation Services in Sargent, Tx was a great success again this year. Read Full Report →


Ladies Day on the Bay

April 27, 2018

Women’s day on the Bay in Matagorda was a great success. Read Full Report →


Tops and Tails in Matagorda

April 26, 2018

Tops and tails did the trick today, Down South Lures Victorious Secret, Strawberry wine and Pink Skitter Walks got’em limits of Trout today. Read Full Report →


Great catch on a tough day in Matagorda

April 06, 2018

4/6/2018 Jason Bernal and son, Dane with limits of trout and a mixed bag of Redfish, Flounder, and Black Drum. Caught on live shrimp in Matagorda today. Read Full Report →


Matagorda Trout Fishing

April 02, 2018

Windy day in Matagorda provided us with mostly chocolate milk for water because of 18-20 mph winds. But found one spot with decent water and there was a good school of Speckled Trout hanging around. Read Full Report →


Fishing Matagorda Style

March 18, 2018

Fishing was Great in Matagorda today with Brian, Dylan, Debra, and Ryan. Dylan with his 1st cast of the day scores a 35” Redfish. Group ended the morning with limits of Trout and a nice mess of redfish. Read Full Report →


Down South Lures “LaRue Salt Sassy” got

February 08, 2018

We caught some good trout and redfish today drifting East Matagorda Bay. www.fishfcc.com Read Full Report →


Crisp Sunshiny day in January in Matagor

January 24, 2018

Dan McCoy visiting from Delaware caught limits of trout today and released 20 or 30 more trout and some redfish 1/24/2018 Capt. Stan Sloan Read Full Report →


Redfish in Matagorda

December 29, 2017

Keith Venglar with a nice slot red caught on Down South Lure “chicken of the C” Matagorda. 12/29/2017 Read Full Report →


Fin Tastic Day in Matagorda Texas

December 12, 2017

Another great day fishing in Matagorda,Tx. Limits of Speckled trout and limits of Redfish. Caught on Down South Lures “Texas Roach” and other assorted plastics. 12/12/2017 Read Full Report →


Winter Fishing in Matagorda Texas

December 11, 2017

Jamal Marshall and crew with limits of trout and a few redfish. Caught on assorted plastics. 12/11/2017 Read Full Report →


Triple Tail in Matagorda in November

November 25, 2017

Kurt Johnson w/ Frontline Power Construction caught an unexpected Triple Tail while chasing trout and redfish in Matagorda today. Read Full Report →


Fin Tastic Fall Fishing in Matagorda, Tx

November 24, 2017

Matagorda Bay is on fire. Today we caught limits of trout and almost limits of redfish by 9:40a.m. Thanks to Brandt Electrical,A/C, and Heating for making this trip today. Give me a call and come get ya some! Read Full Report →


Great Trout Bite

November 15, 2017

Had Ricky Conner on the boat today and we caught trout up to 23” until about 1p.m. Fishing slicks in East Bay. All fish were caught on Tequila Gold soft plastics. 11/15/2017 Read Full Report →


Veterans Day Fishing

November 11, 2017

Shawn Seeger and Larry and Jack put on a clinic catching redfish today. Thank you Larry for serving and protecting our great country. The pictures show the story. 11/11/2017 Read Full Report →


Fun Day Sunday fishing in Matagorda,Tx

October 15, 2017

“Fun Day Sunday” in Matagorda, Tx with Dennis Knight and Jason Albright. 10/15/2017 Read Full Report →


Bachelor Party Matagorda Texas

September 23, 2017

Had a blast fishing this 3 boat bachelor party in Matagorda Texas. 9/23/2017 Read Full Report →


Drifting Matagorda Bay Texas

September 17, 2017

Another fun day fishing in Matagorda, Tx. 9/17/3017. Read Full Report →


Redfish in Matagorda Texas

September 16, 2017

Had a fun day catching redfish! Caught a lot of undersize fish but found a few good ones along the way. 9/16/2017 Read Full Report →


Great fun fishing at the end of summer b

August 20, 2017

Had a fun day fishing with Chris Lorino and family! Caught and released a lot of fish today, mostly Sand Trout with some Specs and Reds in the mix. Read Full Report →


Drifting Matagorda Bay

August 12, 2017

Tough time catching today, but the ones we did catch were bruisers! 8/12/2017 www.fishfcc.com Read Full Report →


Afternoon drift fishing trip in Matagord

August 09, 2017

Had a great time fishing this afternoon with Jeff Lowe and family! Caught and released a lot of fish and kept secret me for dinner. Read Full Report →


Great trout action in Matagorda

August 08, 2017

Alberto Ruiz spent the day with son Sebastian and crew catching limits of Speckled Trout Read Full Report →


Drift Fishing in Matagorda Bay

August 05, 2017

I had a great time fishing with Kurt Johnson and son Clayton (Frontline Construction)today, they caught their limits of Speckled trout w/ a mixed bag of sand trout and redfish. 8/5/2017 Read Full Report →


Fishing the Surf in Matagorda

July 17, 2017

Had the pleasure of fishing with Eugene Ulrich and crew today. We caught limits of Trout in the surf by 8:30a.m. and spent the rest of the day catching and releasing fish and found a nice Flouder and Redfish… Read Full Report →


Texas Oilman's Invitational in Matagorda

July 15, 2017

Fished the 2nd day of Tournament and we caught full limits of Trout and 4 Redfish, and a variety of other fish. Another great day on the bay! Weighed a 28" Redfish at about 7 1/2 lbs. maybe 2nd… Read Full Report →


Day 1 Texas Oilman's Invitational

July 14, 2017

Great day catching Limits of Trout and weighing in a Black Drum at about 7 1/2 lbs. sitting in 1st Place right now. Read Full Report →


Great Day Fishing Matagorda Bay

July 08, 2017

Had a great time fishing with Casey Maultsby and crew. We caught and realeased lots of fish today and ended the day with a nice mess of Trout! Read Full Report →


Matagorda Bay Fishing

July 01, 2017

Had a fun day fishing with Kyle and Karen Hunt along with their son Christopher. It was a tough day w/ southwest wind blowing, but Christopher's 1st saltwater fishing trip was rewarded with a nice slot redfish at 24"… Read Full Report →


Matagorda Bay Fishing

June 25, 2017

Had a fun morning fishing West Matagorda Bay! Drifted with live shrimp under popping cork to catch our fish today. Beautiful day to be on the water! Read Full Report →


Great day catching Trout

June 18, 2017

John Horsey and brothers with their Dad, celebrating Father's Day 6/18/2017 with limits of Trout Read Full Report →


Limits of Trout

June 16, 2017

Trey Welch and crew with limits of Trout by 9:30a.m. 6/16/2017 We drifted grass beds in Matagorda Bay Read Full Report →


Drifting Matagorda Bay

June 15, 2017

Had Ralph Rangel and crew onboard the "Catz Meow" for a 1/2 day trip drifting and they scored with limits of Trout. 6/15/2017 Read Full Report →


Great Trout Bite

June 10, 2017

Mark Branson and crew with limits of Trout, caught while drifting Matagorda Bay. 6/10/2017 Read Full Report →


Fishing Matagorda

April 14, 2017

Kurt Johnson and family catching some solid Trout today enjoying a great day on the bay in Matagorda Texas! Read Full Report →

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James B.
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Sons first time ocean fishing.

VERIFIED   August 2, 2019
Captain Sloan did an excellent job of putting us on the fish. We caught shark, white fish, red fish, hard head catfish and...
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Houston, TX
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Half day trip with captain Sloan .

VERIFIED   March 31, 2019
Very happy with captain and boat and equipment. We will be hiring him again in the future. We had a terrible trip with high...
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Misael M.
Houston, TX
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VERIFIED   July 13, 2019
Great fishing! Limited on speckled trout! Thanks Captain
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Cary B.
Keller, TX
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VERIFIED   June 18, 2019
We had a great time. Thank you Capt Stan
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James P.
Spring, TX
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VERIFIED   April 20, 2019
Great trip!
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