Saltwater Fishing

Saltwater Fishing

Spread Oaks Lodge now offers premier saltwater fishing! We’re only 30 minutes from Matagorda’s renowned East and West Bays and have licensed charter captains at the ready. Book a weekend fishing trip or let us organize a day or half-day trip if you’d like to mix bay fishing into your other Spread Oaks activities.

We have great guides

We are proud of the fishing guides affiliated with Spread Oaks: Caleb Sumrall and John Turner and his son Taylor. Caleb is a duck and whitetail hunting guide at Spread Oaks when he’s not on the water. John and Taylor Turner are the owners of Turner Boatworks, based in Palacios. John owned Palacios Fishing Adventures for many years, taking a break when he “decided to build a good guide fishing boat.” The gel coat was hardly dry before he was asked to build another one. Then another, and the rest, as they say, is history.  

What kind of fish?

Bay trips produce redfish, speckled trout, and flounder, and you can choose between wade fishing, boat fishing, or during the season, night-gigging flounder. When you wade, you’re in the water with your prey and all your fishing gear is strapped to you, which can be a little awkward at first. Caleb says this style of fishing produces more trophy-sized speckled trout, and he enjoys it because “you’re targeting an area and huntin’ ‘em down.”

Fishing from the boat by drifting or setting power poles ­– the modern version of an anchor ­– is certainly not less productive, but it is tamer. In both styles of fishing, you have the opportunity to use live bait, spoons, plugs, gigs for night flounder, or even flies. Don’t know what gear to bring? The best advice is to bring nothing at all. Our fishing guides have it all!

Contact us to learn more

Our licensed captains recognize the many fishing options and will find the one that is perfect for your party. For more information, contact Tim Soderquist at (281) 814-5442, or by email at [email protected].

Also: Freshwater fishing

You can do freshwater fishing at Spread Oaks Ranch on the ranch’s five-acre lake complex.