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Captain Tommy Countz
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Capt. Tommy Countz's Matagorda Fishing Report

Fishing Report for Sept 6, 2016


Well the "dog days of summer" have come and gone. Hot days, southwest winds, warm water temps, and slow fishing. We were also blessed with more heavy rains and muddy run off on the Colorado River. All of this combined to produce some pretty slow action on the fishing scene but now all of that is behind us.

I took a week off and headed to the Florida Keys for a little R and R. We spent most of our time viewing some of the most beautiful water that I've ever seen, eating fresh fish every day, imbibing of the spirits, and hunting for the elusive bonefish. We didn't see a bonefish, much less catch one, but we discovered the very tasty hogfish. Grilled hogfish tacos are about as good as it gets. Heading down to the Keys, I had intended to gorge myself with grouper but that changed when we stopped in for lunch at the Hogfish Grill in Key West. After a grilled hogfish sandwich and a hogfish margarita I was hooked. By the end of our trip I pretty much limited out on hogfish.

This Labor Day weekend we got a taste of "coming attractions ". Saturday Mary C. and I hit one of the back lakes and had a great morning of top water redfish action. The tides are running well above normal which allow us to get an early taste of fall fishing. Pink Skitterwalks were the ticket as reds up to seven pounds blasted our offerings. We had to settle for grilled redfish tacos for dinner instead of hogfish but that ain't bad either.

Sunday I took Mary C and her dad to West Bay to look for triple tail. Tailing has been a bit slow this summer but we managed to land a 17 lb. fish.

Monday I took Andy and Connie Glasnapp and their 11 year old Luke back to the lake where they threw top waters at redfish. Luke caught his first red on top which is a pretty fair feat for an eleven year old. He had one more on that came unbuttoned about half way in. We came in at noon with 6 fat reds in the box.

This type of action should be the norm in the coming weeks and bird action is just around the corner. I've still got plenty of open dates in September and October so don't wait too late to get on my book.

That's about it. If you'd like to be a part of my fishing adventures, call or text me at 281-450-4037 or email me at My Webb site is

Here's hoping that you have some great days on the bay's.

Capt. Tommy Countz
P O Box 637
Matagorda, Tx 77457


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Matagorda Fishing Guide - Wade and Drift Fishing

East and West Matagorda Bay and the Colorado River
Trout - Reds - Flounder - U. S. C. G Liscensed Guide
2001 Winner of CCA Matagorda Bay Guide's Cup
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