June pretty much flew by and now we are
faced with July and August which means hot temperatures and southwest
winds. That's exactly what we've been faced with for the past
few days. In case you don't know, southwest winds dirty the water
and keep the tides lower and fish don't seem to bite as well.
The past couple of weeks have produced some great days on the
water and some tough days.
On trips where we fished from the boat I've stayed in East Matagorda
Bay drifting scattered shell mainly on the west end. Early mornings
we've seen a lot of slicks and some have produced good trout.
We've used live shrimp rigged under a Midcoast popping cork when
shrimp was available and on other occasions we've caught fish
on Mirrolure soft shad in Morning Glory rigged on 1/4 oz. lead
My granddaughter Maci spent the past two weeks with me and last
Monday she caught her first limit of trout in West Bay along with
a small tripletail. She waded one day catching a few small trout.
The next day she elected to sleep in and missed out on a great
day. My customers and I caught over 100 trout easily limiting
out. We did go to the beach several afternoons when I came in
from fishing and let me tell you, trying to keep up with a 14
year old wore me out.
Anyway, we are in summer fishing mode so stay hydrated and remember
that the fish get hot like we do so slow your retrieve and feel
I still have plenty of weekdays available in July and August.
My dates are filling up quick so give me a call or email asap.
To be a part of my fishing adventures,
call me at 281-450-4037, email me at email@example.com or
go to my web site www.matagordafishing.com .
Here's hope you have some great days on the bay's.
Capt. Tommy Countz
Capt. Tommy Countz
P O Box 637
Matagorda, Tx 77457
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