I know that it's been a while since my
last report and I apologize for that. I've had some obstacles
thrown at me that required my attention and now I hope to try
to get back to normal,what ever that is.
First I'm going to talk about fishing in 2015. A year in review
so to speak. Then I'll touch on what's happening now and in the
As most of you know, I've spent February, March, and part of April
for the past 13 years fishing down in Corpus. The past season
there was one of the most productive in the last five years. We
caught easy limits of trout, big trout, and lots of monster redfish.
The water in Baffin was stained by brown tide so we concentrated
most of our effort along the King Ranch shoreline well before
Baffin. During that time a number of my clients caught their personal
best trout with a couple of them getting 30 inch fish. It was
a fun tour down there and I'm really looking forward to heading
back down in February. The brown tide is gone now and the water
is crystal clear which points to some great fishing in the coming
months. I also secured a great house last year that was on the
water and have it again this year. It was nice to walk out of
the house each morning, load up in the boat and take off.
When I returned to Matagorda in mid April, wading in West Bay
was very good. As a matter of fact it was the best spring and
summer that I've had in several years. Topwater action was good
all of the way into the fall.
The one negative last year was tripletail fishing. We had an onslaught
of fresh water come into the bay in late May and again in June
that must have deterred the big tripletail from coming into West
Matagorda. The strange thing was that when the fresh water cleared
from the bay, we had lots of little tails show up that were under
the 17 inch minimum. The first day of the Texas Oilman's Tournament
(which my team almost always wins), we landed 15 tripletail 13
of which were under 17 inches. We won the tournament with an eleven
pound tail which isn't much of a fish considering we win most
years with 25 to 31 pound fish. The good news is that tripletail
growth rate is fast and hopefully those small fish will grace
us next spring and produce some good tripletailing.
The fishing this fall was very good with some good bird action
and productive drifting. In October the river started producing
good trout action only to be cut short by torrential rains and
heavy run off. If the rains let up we should have some good River
fishing in January and February which bring us back to my pilgrimage
down to Corpus.
I plan to be at the Houston Boat Show at NRG starting on January
8 thru 16. I'll be in the Laguna Rods booth and we will have some
great discounts on our custom rods and our Liquid Series rods.
Come by and we will put the lightest most sensitive rod available
in your hands. I wouldn't fish with anything but a Laguna and
once you try one you will feel the same.
I still have a couple of two day packages
left for trips for Baffin in February and March. I've got the
great house that we used last year and if this year is as good
as last year then we will have another great season down there.
Two days fishing with two nights lodging for three or four people
is $1700.00. If you are interested get your trip booked asap.
To be a part of my fishing adventures,
call me at 281-450-4037, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or
go to my web site www.matagordafishing.com .
Here's hope you have some great days on the bay's.
Capt. Tommy Countz
P O Box 637
Matagorda, Tx 77457
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