Captain Bayfinatic

  (35 years experience)

Bay Finatic Charters


Matagorda, TX

Bay Finatic Charters is a recreational saltwater fishing charter located in Matagorda Bay. Capt. Joe Guerra is a full-time guide who’s been fishing in the area non-stop for over 2 decades. His experience makes him a great teacher for guests with varying skill levels.

Hop aboard Bay Finatic’s fast but sturdy, 24 ft. Haynie cat boat. It comes equipped with the most important fishing aids like a fish finder, wireless trolling motor, live bait tanks, and a GPS. 300 Mercury engine will take you around to the best fishing spots in Matagorda Bay in no time. The boat can also accommodate up to 4 guests. Food and drinks are also allowed onboard. 

Experience a stress-free fishing experience as Capt. Joe provides rods, reels, tackles, and other necessary equipment. Catch the best of what the Matagorda Bay fishing scene has to offer like Redfish, Sheepshead, Speckled trout, Flounder, and Black Drum with Capt. Joe’s expert advice on both drift and reef fishing. At the end of the day he’ll even clean and fillet your haul, after the trip.

There’s no fishing charter better than Bay Finatic Charters in guiding you through Matagorda Bay, from east bay, west bay and Colorado river, one catch at a time.

Guide Boat

Shoalwater Cat 23'

Capacity: 3 Guests


Guide Territory


Gulf of Mexico


Live Oak Bayou


Little Chocolate Bayou


Boggy Bayou


Robbins Slough


Lake Austin


Chocolate Bayou


Pilkington Bayou


Big Boggy Cut


Turkey Island Slough

Cancelation and Refund Policy

Paying for your Trip 

When you book your fishing trip, you will need to first put down a deposit to hold the reservation. Then, the remaining balance will be charged to your account on the day of the trip.

1. Place your deposit

  • Your deposit will be 15% of your full trip charge.
  • When the guide confirms your trip or if autobooking is enabled, Guidesly charges your credit card with a deposit to guarantee your reservation.

2. We charge the rest the remaining balance day of trip.

  • The remaining balance will automatically be charged to your card given on the day of the trip. Tips are handled thru the app / website after your trip has been completed.

Cancellation Policy and Guidelines 

Customers Cancellation Guidelines:
At Guidesly, each guide controls their own cancellation policy. This guide will allow you to cancel up to 14 days prior to your scheduled trip, to cancel and get your deposit back in full. If you fail to cancel before the set timeframe given by the guide, Guidesly will keep your deposit.

If there are impeding weather conditions, we give a 100% guarantee refund back in full. We will also give customers the option to reschedule the trip or take the deposit refund.

Guide Cancellation Guidelines: In the rare event a Guide has to cancel a reservation, customers will get your deposit back in full.

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