Alright, I don't know about you but I'm
just about tired of all this rain and it doesn't look like it's
over yet. Right now the next seven days have about a 30 percent
rain chance which is not that bad. I'm just going to take it a
day at a time and see what happens.
The past two weeks I've either been wading in West Bay or boat
fishing Shell lined pockets on the south shore of West Bay. On
those boat trips, nice sized drum with a few slot reds have been
the norm for each trip while wading grass beds has produced limits
of trout nearly every trip. So far it's been a pretty fun spring
and I think that it will continue into the summer if we don't
get too much fresh water in West Bay. I haven't been able to get
back on tripletail because of the weather but that should change
Thursday and Friday we had " The neighborhood trip"
for the twentieth year. This is a bunch of friends who annually
do a two day trip with me and a couple of their boats wading down
in West Bay. Thursday we boxed 49 trout and one red. Friday just
as we got on the fish we had to retreat from the weather and after
two more stops and retreats we gave up and came in early. That
day we only boxed 8 trout but spent more time running than fishing.
The salvation of the weekend was spending time with my "little
people" who aren't so little any more. Maci will be 14 in
August, Hunter is 9, and Luke is 7. We set up camp at Aunt Mary's
and had a large time cooking burgers and hot dogs and playing
at a park. Lord I wish I had half of their energy.
On a sad note, I heard today that my buddy Capt. Jesse Arsola
who has been battling liver cancer is in hospice in Houston and
his battle is nearing an end. I'm asking that you remember Jesse
and his family in your prayers. We will soon lose one of the most
passionate anglers to ever fish the bay's of Matagorda and Baffin.
He will long be remembered for his skills in catching trophy trout
with topwaters and Corkies. I'll miss the classic grin that I
got every time that I saw him. Jesse was one of the "good
I have a very few week days left in June and a number of July
My summer calendar is starting to fill up so don't wait too long
to get on my book.
To book a trip with me, call 281-450-4037
or email me at email@example.com. You can look me up on the
Web at www.matagordafishing.com. Hope you have some great days
on the bays.
PO Box 637
Matagorda, Tx 77457
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