Well Canada is behind me along with cooler
temperatures. This past week I had to get back to the real world
of wade fishing in West Matagorda Bay and competing in the Texas
Tuesday and Wednesday I had Brian Gingles, George Montgomery,
and Capt. Mike O'Day wading with me. Mike guides out of Aransas
Pass and came alone to experience our slice of the Golden Crescent.
That was what Bob Brister called the Texas coast.
Tuesday we headed down the south shore to a spot that I had found
trout the week before going to Canada. It was a grass bed along
sand bar that just as before had a good deal of bait on it. After
a short wade that yielded several good fish, George and I walked
into a pile of specks. The others quickly joined us and it was
on. We hit two more spots and had limits by noon.
Wednesday we went back minus Brian who was severely wounded the
night before at Pluggers Bar and couldn't make roll call. The
same spot yielded a few specks but wasn't as productive as the
previous day. We ended up three trout short of limiting out.
Thursday the Texas Oilman's hit Matagorda. I stuck around to get
things ready for the tournament while Mary C, Cindy Gardner, and
Kurt Carpenter headed west for the grass beds. They found a spot
with lots of slicks popping and by noon had limited on trout throwing
Friday I headed out with my tripletail team (Bill VonGonten, Ronnie
Bose, Erwin Ward, and Gary Krenek) while the girls with William
VonGonten fished the back lakes of West Bay out of a helicopter.
That's right, I said a helicopter. They brought back a pile of
reds and flounder. We on the other hand caught 17 tripletail with
only four of them being large enough to make the box. At the end
of day one of the tournament we held 1st and 2nd place and had
taken a pretty good pounding from the wind to do it.
Saturday the winds were kinder but the tails were not. We caught
five undersized tripletail and never boxed a fish. The highlight
of Saturday was having shrimp baskets delivered by chopper for
our lunch. (See pics). We ended up winning first and third in
the tripletail division.
It was a great tournament with over 600 fishermen participating.
Due to the low price of a barrel of oil the over all proceeds
were down about 40% but clearing around $350,000 for charity isn't
I'm resting a couple of days and then it's back to work.
I have this coming Thursday open if anyone wants to wade West
Bay and catch reds and trout. In August I have the 13, 16, 30,
and 31 open.
We are having a great summer of fishing so don't wait too long
to book a date.
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
P O Box 637
Matagorda, Tx 77457
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