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Captain Tommy Countz
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Capt. Tommy Countz's Matagorda Fishing Report

Fishing Report for Dec. 28, 2015


I know that it's been a while since my last report and I apologize for that. I've had some obstacles thrown at me that required my attention and now I hope to try to get back to normal,what ever that is.
First I'm going to talk about fishing in 2015. A year in review so to speak. Then I'll touch on what's happening now and in the coming weeks.
As most of you know, I've spent February, March, and part of April for the past 13 years fishing down in Corpus. The past season there was one of the most productive in the last five years. We caught easy limits of trout, big trout, and lots of monster redfish. The water in Baffin was stained by brown tide so we concentrated most of our effort along the King Ranch shoreline well before Baffin. During that time a number of my clients caught their personal best trout with a couple of them getting 30 inch fish. It was a fun tour down there and I'm really looking forward to heading back down in February. The brown tide is gone now and the water is crystal clear which points to some great fishing in the coming months. I also secured a great house last year that was on the water and have it again this year. It was nice to walk out of the house each morning, load up in the boat and take off.
When I returned to Matagorda in mid April, wading in West Bay was very good. As a matter of fact it was the best spring and summer that I've had in several years. Topwater action was good all of the way into the fall.
The one negative last year was tripletail fishing. We had an onslaught of fresh water come into the bay in late May and again in June that must have deterred the big tripletail from coming into West Matagorda. The strange thing was that when the fresh water cleared from the bay, we had lots of little tails show up that were under the 17 inch minimum. The first day of the Texas Oilman's Tournament (which my team almost always wins), we landed 15 tripletail 13 of which were under 17 inches. We won the tournament with an eleven pound tail which isn't much of a fish considering we win most years with 25 to 31 pound fish. The good news is that tripletail growth rate is fast and hopefully those small fish will grace us next spring and produce some good tripletailing.
The fishing this fall was very good with some good bird action and productive drifting. In October the river started producing good trout action only to be cut short by torrential rains and heavy run off. If the rains let up we should have some good River fishing in January and February which bring us back to my pilgrimage down to Corpus.
I plan to be at the Houston Boat Show at NRG starting on January 8 thru 16. I'll be in the Laguna Rods booth and we will have some great discounts on our custom rods and our Liquid Series rods. Come by and we will put the lightest most sensitive rod available in your hands. I wouldn't fish with anything but a Laguna and once you try one you will feel the same.

I still have a couple of two day packages left for trips for Baffin in February and March. I've got the great house that we used last year and if this year is as good as last year then we will have another great season down there. Two days fishing with two nights lodging for three or four people is $1700.00. If you are interested get your trip booked asap.

To be a part of my fishing adventures, call me at 281-450-4037, email me at or go to my web site .
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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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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