What You'll Get
Fish are an elusive prey, fleeing into reefs to evade anglers and spontaneously sprouting legs to run away from Charles Darwin. Track down slippery targets with today’s Groupon: for $349, you get a full-day fishing package for four on Matagorda Bay from Doublesteal Fishing Guide Service (a $600 value). Each package includes:
- Artificial bait
- Rods and reels
- Artificial lures and other tackle
- Cleaning and bagging of fish to take home<p>
Licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard and Texas Parks & Wildlife, Captain Walt Wendtland has been fishing the Matagorda Bay area for 25 years and imparts his shallow-water expertise to groups of eager amateurs on full-day fishing excursions. Fishermen and fisherwomen scramble aboard the captain’s trusty boat, a 21-foot Shallow Sport complete with a Mercury 200 OptiMax Pro XS outboard motor and a repellant effect on piranhas. With tour-provided fishing equipment in hand, the group sets out to lighten Matagorda Bay’s stash of trout, redfish, and flounder. The captain cuts and cleans wrangled specimens and places them on ice so that parties can take their bounty home to enjoy at dinner or attempt to reanimate in a fish tank filled with coffee. Trawlers should wear weather-appropriate clothing and be sure to bring along food, drinks, and an ice chest in which to take home their fish. Full-day excursions are available for chartering 7 days a week.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 15, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Must be 18 or older or be accompanied by an adult. Must sign waiver. Each participant must have a valid Texas saltwater fishing license; license may be purchased through Texas Parks & Wildlife or local sporting goods shops. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Doublesteal Fishing Guide Service
Captain Walt Wendtland can most often be found aboard their Torrent Boat 24 ft powered by 200 hp Mercury Pro XS fishing boat. The broad-bottomed watercraft easily cruise the long, shallow tracts of Matagorda Bay as the captains hunt the same prey they have for more than 25 years. They take guests on cruises, providing rods, reels, sunscreen, and cleaning for any catch that gets hauled in. Groups typically pursue trout, redfish, and flounder, though they sometimes seek out seasonal prey such as tripletail.