South Coast Fishing Charters

Capt. John Taylor Matagorda, TX Incorporated Licensed Insured

South Coast Charters is a family operated fishing charter ran by Captain John Taylor in his hometown of Matagorda, Texas.

Captain John is a native Texan. He has many years of fishing experience and he knows these waters very well. Captain John loves sharing his passion of fishing with anyone who steps on his boat for a fun and awesome fishing experience on the Gulf of Mexico.

The boat you will be traveling to the fishing grounds in is a 23’ center console powered by a 300HP Evinrude engine. She can run in shallow water to get you and your guests in and out of the local bays. Sha has USCG approved safety gear as well as up to date fish finding technology. There is also a live well for fresh bait, power poles, and a wireless trolling motor. Captain John welcomes anglers of all skill level and children of all ages.

Rods, reels, and tackle will be supplied on your trip with South Coast Charters. South Coast Charters offers half day and full day inshore fishing trips using many different fishing techniques to your rods bending. You and your guests will need to get a valid Texas fishing license before your trip with Captain John. He offers ice and bottled water, but you can bring your own drinks as well as snacks.

Matagorda, Texas is a small town on the coast about 2 hours Southwest of Houston. It’s a fun town full of local shops and restaurants. Matagorda also has a beautiful public beach 5 minutes from the heart of the town. The Gulf waters of this area are teeming with fish and Captain John knows where all of the honey holes are to get your rods bending with monster fish. You can expect to go after King Mackerel, Mangrove snapper, Spotted Seatrout, Tarpon, Tripletail, Black Drum, Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Mahi Mahi, Redfish, and Sheepshead. After your trip Captain John will clean and fillet your fish for you to take home and enjoy.

Book your trip today with South Coast Charters for an exciting fishing experience with Captain John Taylor on the big blue sea!

833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)

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  Launch Location

189 County Road 213, Matagorda

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Trips start at $700

2 Trips

1-6 guests

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2010 23' Center Console

300 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Illegal Substances

Availability

TRIP DATE
NUMBER OF GUESTS

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private

HALF DAY TRIP- INSHORE

Includes 4 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 5 guests

Includes 4 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 5 guests)

Trip time: 7:00am to 12:00pm (5 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Inshore in the Matagorda bay systems chasing Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, and other species. 

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private

HALF DAY TRIP- NEARSHORE

Includes 4 guests
+$60 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 4 guests (+$60  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 7:00am to 1:00pm (6 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Half day fishing for Gulf of Mexico state water fish including Red Snapper, Cobia, and Grouper.

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Fish Species

Amberjack
Atlantic Croaker
Black Drum
Blackfin Tuna
Blue Marlin
Cobia
Flounder
Gar
Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel
Ladyfish
Mahi Mahi
Mangrove Snapper
Red Snapper
Redfish
Sailfish
Sharks
Sheepshead
Spotted Seatrout
Stingray
Swordfish
Tarpon
Tripletail
Wahoo

Additional Details

Safety Features

  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First-Aid Equipment
  • CPR-Trained Crew
  • EPIRB
  • Flares
  • VHF Radio

Navigation

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Boat Gear

  • Livewell
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Power Poles

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Trolling

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Illegal Substances

Price Includes

  • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
  • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle

Fishing Location

  • Backcountry
  • Flats
  • Inshore
  • Nearshore
  • Offshore
  • Reef
  • Wreck

About the Vessel

Captain

Capt. John Taylor

Boat Type

Center Console

Boat Length

23

Year Built

2010

Engine Manufacturer

Suzuki

Number of Engines

1

Engine Horsepower

300 HP