Fishing in Matagorda has been pretty steady
for the past couple of weeks. Water temperatures are into the
high 80s and the fish are starting to reflect it. By that I mean
that they are spending more time in deeper water than in the shallows.
Drifting deep shell and mud flats in East
Bay has been pretty consistent. When doing this, I like to throw
live shrimp under a Midcoast cork with a three foot leader under
it or if I'm tossing artificial I use a Mirrolure Soft Shad rigged
on a 1/4 ounce lead head.
We've also had success drifting the big
reef in West Bay. I had two customers out there this past week
and we had as good a trip as you could ever ask for. They were
using shrimp while I elected to throw plastic rigged on a 1/16th
lead head. After two drifts across the reef we were limited on
trout. We continued to catch and release after that and probably
released two or three more full limited of specks. At one point
I stuck 19 trout on 21 casts and most of them were slot fish.
Tuesday I took Tim and Becky Dykes triple
tailing. If you've seen the latest edition of Gulf Coast Fisherman,
Tim is featured on the cover holding a triple tail that he caught
with me last summer. Tuesday we brought in two with the biggest
one weighing 10 pounds.
Last Sunday Mary C and I waded in West
Bay. She stayed close to the shore throwing a top water and strung
four trout from 20 to 26 inches and a nice red. I wandered out
deep and only caught small trout.
This Sunday we went back and waded West
Bay limiting early on trout that we found in schools of bait fish
about four hundred yards out from the shore in four to five feet
I've got some week days open in August
and plenty of open days in September.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. My Webb site is www.matagordafishing.com.
Here's hoping that you have some great
days on the bay's.
Capt. Tommy Countz
P O Box 637
Matagorda, Tx 77457