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Capt. Tommy Countz's Matagorda Fishing Report

Fishing Report for March 30, 2014


I know that its been a while since my last report and the best excuse that I can come up with is that I've been pretty busy. I try to get my reports in on Sunday nights so that you can read them on Monday mornings when you get to work. While down in Corpus each winter my Sunday nights just don't seem to have enough time in them for me to get everything done. I fish all day, come in clean up the boat and get it gassed up, iced down, and ready for my Monday clients who are coming in that night. I usually go over, open their house, visit with them and then go to dinner. By the time we finish it's bed time and 5 o'clock comes awfully early. So, my fishing report gets put off until I finally have a Sunday night with a bit of free time in it. Tonight I have about 45 extra minutes so here goes.
The past several weeks have been hit or miss for fishing down here. Disappointing would be a better way of describing things. Water temperatures warm up into the mid 60s for a few days and then a new front hits. I'm not even going to talk about the wind except to say that I've learned to dislike a strong east wind down here about as much as I do when I'm fishing in Matagorda. Anyway, I looks like my last two weeks of fishing here will,at least have the water temps tickling the 70s which will get the top water bite going. We've been catching fish on top with fair consistencey and it should only get better. I'm looking forward to the next two weeks but I'm also looking forward to my return to Matagorda on April 12.
Today was a prime example of how the fishing can be when you have good conditions. I had Johnny Mac's guys in and after anfairndaynon Saturday, today we boxed 26 trout and an eight pound redfish with the biggest trout tipping the scales at 5 pounds.

Anyway, enough complaining. I've loaded some pictures from the past several weeks for your viewing pleasure and will try to get another hopefully exciting report in next week.
Like I said, I'm back,in Matagorda after the 12th and my schedule is filling up fast. There are a lots of folks interested in tripletail and I've booked quiet a few dates for that. The tails should be making an appearance sometime in May and I plan to get after them with a vengeance. If you want to be a part of this then you had better call me soon. Trout and redfish will be firing up also.

To book a trip with me, call 281-450-4037 or email me at You can look me up on the Webb at Hope you have some great days on the bays.

Tommy Countz
PO 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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