Well I'm finally down in Corpus starting
my 11th winter season here. I thought that February would never
arrive. I don't know about you but I have been sick and tired
of the cold and the rain.
Mary C and I made a recon trip down here the weekend after the
Boat Show ended to check out the fishing, water quality, and my
new digs where my clients and I would be staying. I've rented
a three bedroom two bath house on a canal next to Bluff Landing
that is going to be great. My boat is tied up in the water and
all that we have to do each morning is to load up and go.
That Saturday and Sunday was cold and overcast with a 47 degree
water temperature. We saw very little bait and the few fish that
we hooked were very lethargic. Sunday afternoon the sun came out
and the water started warming. Monday we headed out and were pleasantly
surprised to find active bait fish all along the King Ranch shoreline.
The wind was at zero mph so we could wade and cast in any direction.
It wasn't long before Mare stuck a nice fish only to have it shake
off. I can't print what she said but it was obvious that she wasn't
very happy. About ten minutes later she stuck a 5.5 lb. trout
and got it on her stringer. We continued to wade with her working
her way close to the shore keying on the bait fish. I worked my
way out in a wide circle fishing my way back to the boat. That
yielded two keeper trout. As I approached the boat, I could she
her netting something and her stringer was out behind her. She
started wading toward me yelling for me to bring the boat. When
I reached her she had a big trout on her Boga. It was a nice 7
pounder. We CPRed (catch, photograph, and release) her and watched
as the big fish melted into the water. When the sun came out the
bait had really become active and the fish had moved in. She had
three more nice trout on her stringer along with a good redfish.
We fished that spot out catching three more trout and five short
reds. It was 11 o'clock and we needed to head back for the trip
to Matagorda. I was pleased with the prospects. The water was
great, the fish cooperative, and the house was great.
This week I had Harry and Jeff Daniel and Harry's son-in-law Bill
on Thursday and Friday. We headed to the same spot on the Ranch
and had similar results. Thursday we made long slow wades picking
up a fish here and there until we had thirteen trout and one red.
Harry also released a 6 lb. trout. Friday we limited on trout
by eleven and Bill had two flounder.
I've got guys coming in to fish Monday and Tuesday and then another
group for Wednesday and Thursday.
I have Feb. 17-18 open and if the weather is good then the fishing
should be good. Call me!
To book a trip with me, call 281-450-4037
or email me at email@example.com. You can look me up on the
Webb at www.matagordafishing.com. Hope you have some great days
on the bays.
PO Box 637
Matagorda, Tx 77457
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