Fishing & Boating

San Antonio Bay and the surrounding bay systems offer outstanding fishing. Home to thriving populations of Speckled Trout, Snapper, Red and Black Drum, Sheep head, and Southern Flounder, the calm waters of San Antonio Bay have been a longtime favorite fishing spot for many Texans. With access to Matagorda Bay, the Gulf Intercostals Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico, this is also a prime point of departure for shallow saltwater and deep sea fishing. You can wade fish, fly fish the grass flats, drift fish, fish from the specialized boats that can whisk you through highland marsh and back lakes, walk from your room and cast your line on the Lodge’s 300’ pier, or wade fish anywhere along the thousands of feet of shoreline belonging to the lodge. Better yet, one of our guides can take you out on one of the Lodges’ boats to his secret spots to land a trophy or help you go for the Texas Triple Crown Catch of a Trout, Redfish, and Flounder. Charter an airboat to fish the flats or a larger boat for fishing Matagorda By, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, or the Gulf of Mexico.

Choose one of our fishing plans for half day or full day or customize your own. Tell us if you are new to fishing or boating, our expert guides will help you create a plan for your day of fun and excitement.

 If you bring your boat, use the ramp in nearby Seadrift to head out for a day of fishing and keep the boat overnight in one of the slips in front of the Lodge. After a full day of fishing and a good catch, let Chef Vicky cook you a fish appetizer and enjoy it watching the sunset over the bay and reminiscing about the “big one that got away.” If you have your own boat after wake boarding, fishing or exploring the bays, boat over to Seadrift Marina for lunch at Bayside Skillet…the burgers are fantastic! Area guide services include expert freshwater, gulf and even airboat fishing tours. Boat ramps are within a half mile of the lodge. You can also enjoy wade fishing along miles of private coastline or kayak fishing in the bay. Whether fishing is new to you or you are an experienced hunter our experienced guides will customize your expedition to match your skills.

See our fishing rates for guided fishing trips or contact us for a customized quote for your own personal fishing experience.