Ok, I know that I have been missing in action for several weeks
but to be perfectly honest, fishing has been pretty slow and it's
difficult to get pumped up about doing a report that is much less
than glowing. We were sieged by low tides and west winds for weeks
and those conditions don't make for particularly great fishing.
Wading in West Bay most mornings had me very optimistic with schools
of bait fish all along the shorelines however the trout didn't
seem to give a " rats rear end". Catching was spotty
at best. We did have some decent days drifting in East Bay throwing
live shrimp under a popping cork. Triple tail slowed probably
due to the excessive pressure on them. Two are three tails per
trip was pretty much the norm.
Are you tired of the whining yet? We'll here comes the good news.
Winds are back out of the southeast and tides are up again. The
low pressure in the Gulf pushed the tides up even higher and this
weekend, between storms, we fished some back areas catching redfish
on top waters. I haven't found any schooling reds yet but that
will come any day.
The really good news is that I have my new 24 foot Torrent Cat
5 rigged out and running. My hat goes off to Jamie and Rick with
Torrent for custom building my new Cat exactly the way I wanted
it. I also want to thank Tim and Ron at Busha's Boat Works for
rigging it with my new Suzuki 250 SS. It's one awesome, fast,
skinny running rig with lots of fishing room on it. Uno Mas 9
is a navy blue and gray fishing machine.
Last week I had the pleasure of taking my special friends Sally
and Aubrey Black tripletailing for their fourth anniversary. They
came in on Sunday and Cindy Gardner prepared grilled tripletail
with San Lucus sauce for dinner. Cindy also was my deckhand for
Sally and Aubrey's trip on Monday when we went out and they each
caught their first tail.
This weekend two of my grand kids, Maci and Hunter fished with
me and Mary C. It was a tough couple of days because we were running
in and out dodging storms but Hunter finally came thru with a
big 5 lb. red. He has really become a great little fisherman in
the past two years. Saturday Mary C shined as she caught a limit
of reds on top waters.
So see, things really are looking up. August is gone and September
is here. I'm stoked.
By the way, my trip for this Friday cancelled so if anyone wants
to go chase fish in my new boat, call me.
Here are my available dates for September: 8,10,11,25,26,29,and
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.
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