Fern Gonzales

Meet Captain Fern Gonzales

Meet The Best Matagorda Charter Captain: Captain Fern Gonzales And His Boat

About Fern Gonzales

Captain Fern Gonzales is a highly respected charter fishing guide based in Matagorda, Texas. He has been fishing in the area for years and has developed an easy-going personality that helps to put new customers at ease as well as making his returning customers feel welcome. He prides himself on being knowledgeable about the local waters and loves to share his experience with those who are eager to learn from him. 


Drift fishing and Wade Fishing

Captain Fern Gonzales specializes in drift fishing and wade fishing. He has been perfecting his craft for years. He is widely recognized by experienced anglers as the go-to guide for both drift and wade fishing around Texas.

Captain Fern's expertise extends beyond just knowing the ins and outs of where fish like to gather; he is also very familiar with what bait works best in various conditions, plus he can provide tips for proper technique. He knows how to read wind patterns and water currents which helps him position boats in spots that are conducive for catching fish such as Gulf trout, redfish, and flounder.

Most Suitable Guests:

He welcomes guests who have a strong interest in learning and exploring the art of fishing. Captain Fern takes great pride in teaching clients how to cast their lines, as well as other essential techniques needed to be successful when fishing. 

He has been known to bring out the best in all of his guests by providing them with helpful hints and tips on everything from boat safety and tackle selection to the best methods for catching different types of fish depending on where they are located. 

Fish Species You Can Expect:

Matagorda Bay is known for its diverse marine life with plenty of opportunities for fish catches. When navigating the bay's waters with Captain Fern Gonzales you can expect to target a variety of popular species. These include black drums which are known to be sought-after due to their large size and unique flavor; redfish which are common around reefs or rock piles; sea trout which take well to artificial lures; and southern flounder which inhabit deeper waters.

The Boat:

Captain Fern Gonzales' 24 Explorer Bay boat is the perfect choice for a fun and adventurous day on Matagorda bay. It sits up to 6 guests, so you can bring your friends, and family or even go out solo. The 300 HP Mercury engine offers a powerful performance that reaches a maximum cruising speed of 60 knots, allowing you to get to where you are going quickly and efficiently. It's equipped with cutting-edge GPS electronics that will help you stay on course, no matter what the conditions are like. This ensures that your day out on the water is as safe and enjoyable as possible. The boat also features a livewell, which can keep your catch fresh until you return to shore. 

If you are looking for an exciting Matagorda Bay fishing charter look no further than Gon Get’em Guide Service with Captain Fern Gonzales at your helm. Book today!

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Expertise & Attributes

24 Years of Experience

fishing Attributes

Live Bait
Drift Fishing
Good with Large Groups
Good with New Anglers
Good with Families
Good with Kids

Gear & Equipment

Available Fishing Gear


Good to Knows

Trip Includes

  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks

Things to Bring

  • Fishing Licenses
  • Food and beverages
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses & hats
  • Wear weather-appropriate clothing
  • cooler for your fillets to take home