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Palacios Texas Fishing - Matagorda Bay Fishing with Capt. "Big John" Turner - Trout, Redfish, Tripletail, Flounder

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Palacios Fishing Adventures
with Capt. "Big John" Turner
Fishing out of the Port of Palacios, Palacios Texas, the City by the Sea

About Your Captain

matagorda bay fishing guide in palaciosHaving spent his entire life on the Texas coast, Captain "Big John" developed a deep passion for and keen interest in Texas' unique coastal habitat at a very young age. This passion fueled a need for a better understanding of his natural surroundings, especially its underwater inhabitants. To better understand the undersea world and fish he loved to pursue, Captain "Big John" studied fisheries and marine biology at Texas A&M University. After graduating with his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in fisheries biology, he practically lived with the fishes, on the water, learning their behaviors, natural cues and responses to their environment.

Captain "Big John", referred to by some of his closest friends as the "fish whisperer", uses his refined knowledge of fish, fish behavior, habitat and marine ecology combined with years of on the water experience to successfully locate, pattern and stay on fish. Fishing locations, timing, lure choices and bait presentation decisions are made with his scientific approach in mind.

Captain "Big John's" greatest passion is sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm for catching Matagorda Bay's abundant sport fish. He has proudly shared his experiences with his own two sons, teaching and watching as they became avid anglers and outdoorsmen themselves. Captain "Big John" looks forward to every opportunity to spend time on Matagorda Bay with his clients regardless of their experience or fishing skill level, because he knows he has something to share with them that will make them enjoy their fishing adventure and appreciate their coastal environment, eager to return to Palacios, Texas for another fishing adventure.


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A Word from Captain "Big John"

matagorda bay fishing guide in palaciosI look forward to taking you on an exciting fishing adventure on East or West Matagorda Bay whether you are an avid angler looking for that "monster" trout to put on the wall, a box full of fish to take home, or ready go on your first fishing trip and reel in that first Matagorda Bay fish of your own. I want your fishing adventure with me to be the best that it can be no matter what your fishing goals may be. I will make every effort to make your fishing dreams a reality. I can accommodate corporate trips requiring multiple boats and Captains, organize trophy wade fishing trips or put together fishing outings that are memorable family fun.

Everyone knows "Fishing" is not necessarily "catching", but with my knowledge and experience spent on the water out of beautiful Palacios nearly every day as a full time fishing guide, the odds are definitely in your favor of coming up on top. I am very passionate about the sport of angling, especially in and around the Matagorda Bay complex, we call home, and love to share what I've learned over a lifetime studying and being part of it. I do my best to teach not only fish catching know-how, but also try to strengthen my client's knowledge and appreciation for the marine ecosystem as a whole by pointing out details as opportunity presents itself.

I will customize your fishing adventure, based on our conversation when you book your trip to be certain that we are fishing at the best time and in the best place given the conditions to achieve your fishing goals. I will also do my best to make any special accommodations you or members of your party may need.

The safety and comfort of my clients is a top priority. My boat is fully equipped with USCG approved life saving equipment, first aid kit, and I am CPR trained and certified. I run a JH Performance B-235 with a Yamaha 150 HP-TRP Outboard engine, maybe the smoothest, driest, shallow running boat on the bays. I have rods and reels for every skill level fisherman and the finest tackle. All of my equipment is meticulously maintained and serviced and ready to catch fish.

I'm ready to go fishing! Give me a call today and we'll have a great day on beautiful Matagorda Bay!

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Capt. Turner's JH Performance B-235 with a Yamaha 150 HP-TRP Outboard

About the Trip

matagorda bay fishing guide in palacios Fishing styles:
Wade fishing, drift fishing, night fishing, surf fishing, live or artificial baits.

Target Fish:
Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Tripletail specialist!

Trip Costs

Half Day Trip (sun up-12:30pm) $400
Full Day Trip (sun up- 3:30pm) $500

Prices are based on 1-3 persons
$50.00 for each additional person

$100 deposit due when trip is booked.

Bait is an extra charge.

Fuel surcharge may be charged if necessary.

Prices subject to change.


Assistance locating lodging is available upon request.


>>> We Provide <<<

Rods and reels (bring yours if preferred)
Ice/ Coolers
Expert Fish Cleaning/ Packaging ( Recipes, if you're real nice!)

>>> Suggest You Bring <<<

Valid TPWD Fishing License w/Saltwater Stamp
Your Food and Drinks
Hats, Caps
Appropriate clothes for the weather
Wading Boots, belt, net, stringer
Polarized Sunglasses
Cooler to take home your fish

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To book your fishing adventure, Contact:

Captain "Big John" Turner

CallS 361-781-4337


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