Matagorda Bay fishing report
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Captain Tommy Countz
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Capt. Tommy Countz's Matagorda Fishing Report

Fishing Report for Nov 28, 2016



Ok. I've been missing in action for several weeks but I really haven't been "missing in action ". I've had plenty of action on the fishing scene. As a matter of fact I've been pretty busy.

I haven't done much wading in the past few weeks but I have spent lots of time in East Matagorda Bay. Bird action this fall seemed to heat up for a few days and then as temperatures rose action would cool down. Now that water temps have dropped, bird action has been more consistent at least in the morning. We are finally seeing tides drop back to more normal levels for this time of the year which flush more shrimp out of the back areas and should also improve our redfishing. As a matter of fact I had a chance to visit with George Covington and Jude Arisco this weekend about a trip that they had out of Sargent with Gary Luska on Saturday. They limited on trout and had five redfish drifting mud flats tossing live shrimp. Jude released a 27.5 inch trout.

I've spent the past three weeks mainly getting my fish under birds using chartreuse Mirrolure soft shad rigged on 1/4 oz. lead heads. When fishing from the boat, the heavier heads give you longer casts and get your bait down closer to the bottom. I promise it helps.

If the Lower Colorado River Authority ever stops dumping water on us from the lakes above Austin, then you can look for some kick ass fishing in the river. December is historically our best month for drifting the Colorado. When I fish it I go to a 3/8 oz. lead head and make sure that we rig it with a bright colored paddle tail.

Christmas is less than 30 days away so I'm going to give you a couple of great ideas for gifts that you can give that "hard to shop for fisherperson " in your life. My first suggestion is to give the gift of "Me". Yep ,a gift certificate for a fishing trip with Capt. Tommy Countz that they can cash in when they are ready to go fishing. My other suggestion is a new Laguna rod. For Christmas you can buy a gift certificate for a custom rod built to their specifications. The recipient can pick the action, length, thread colors, and have their name put on it. For Christmas we are giving a $50 discount on all of our custom rods that normally sell for $325-$350. On our Liquid Series Rods that retail for $159 for are giving $30 off. Just call our office at Katy Texas (281)665-1300) and talk to Chris or Vic. They will get you fixed up.

I'm booking my trips in Corpus to fish for big trout in Baffin Bay for this February and March. I have a great house rented again right on the water where my clients and I stay. My package for two days fishing and two nights lodging is the same as last year. $1700 for three or four people. Don't wait too long to get your trip booked.

I've got plenty of open dates in December so give me a call.

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 Web 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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Capt. Tommy W. Countz

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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