Matagorda Bay fishing report
Matagorda Texas fishing

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

Fishing Report for Sept 22, 2015



Redfish,redfish, and more redfish! We have been catching some redfish. East Bay or West Bay? It doesn't really matter. Wading or fishing from the boat? Sure. Either way works. It's fall people! Redfish time!
Seriously, we are catching a bunch of fish and having fun doing it. The temps are cooler in the early morning and the water temps are dropping too. It's just plain getting more comfortable to fish.
I've been finding reds in West Bay mainly out in front of drains. They will be in tight until the tide starts falling and then you can find them scattered out on the flats.
My best producing baits have been the Mirrolure Little John in Glo/chartreuse or in purple rigged on an 1/8th ounce lead head. It throws like a bullet and has a very erratic action. It's pretty much a kick ass little bait and just like all of the other Mirrolure soft plastics that I throw they are impregnated with scent.
In East Bay I've been working the grassy shores looking for and finding pods of reds that are feeding on shrimp. Watch for nervous birds or gulls just sitting on the water near the grass. They will show you where the Reds are.
Hey, we are catching trout too but I'm keying more on redfish. Fishing overall is very good and should only get better as we get into fall.
I've got some weekdays open in the coming weeks so call,text, or email me and get on my calendar.

To be a part of my fishing adventures, call me at 281-450-4037, email me at or go to my web site .
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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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
CCA 2005 Guide of the Year

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