Lately it seems that my reports start
off with me complaining about the weather. Tropical Storm Bill
came thru a couple of weeks ago and screwed things up for about
five days but after that things pretty much got back to normal.
The good news is that the big tree blocking the end of the Division
Channel got moved out during the storm and running it into West
Bay is good again.
As a matter of fact I've been running out the Division a lot later.
Most of my trips lately have been wading trips so I've spent a
good bit of time on the south shore of West Bay. Right after the
storm I had a wading trip with Blix Messick and his son in laws
Drake and Todd. Blix is just introducing them to wading with artificials
with having them catch fish on topwaters being his main objective.
On our first stop they each caught their first trout on topwaters.
After that they each caught a number of trout and a few good reds
on topwaters. Todd even hooked a turtle on a topwaters. It came
off after a wild battle so all ended well for Todd and the turtle.
Tripletail fishing has been slow to get started but should rebound
as soon as we get all of the fresh water out of the bay. The big
tails should start showing up in July and August.
This past week I ran five straight wading trips in West Bay with
pretty good results on on all of them. Friday and Saturday we
fished in the inaugural Redfish Rodeo Uncorked Matagorda Tournament.
The tournament benefited Texas Parks and Wildlife's Operation
Game Thief. It was a four person team event with at least half
of the team being made up of lady anglers. On my team we had Cindy
Gardener, Mary C., John Sexton, and myself. We needed three redfish
and three trout each day with the two day stringer weight winning
the tourney. On Friday we got our three reds by 7:45 am. Then
we started looking for trout. Well we found twenty specks working
glo/ chartreuse Mirrolure Soft Shads over some grass beds. Before
heading in for the weigh in, we made one more stop and upgraded
our reds. At the end of day one we were at the top of the leader
board with a little over 24 lb. of fish. On day two we struggled
in the morning looking for reds but made a come back in the afternoon
getting our three redfish and three trout stringer. By the way,
we won the tournament and placed second for big redfish stringer.
I'm really proud of my team.
Yesterday I had Keith and Marshall Dodson along with Marshall's
sons Ben and Barrett wading West Bay. We dodged storms and came
in early but still boxed 16 specks and one flounder.
Saturday afternoon we attended a memorial service for Capt.
Jesse Arsola. It was wonderful to see so many people turn out
to honor our friend and "brother from another mother".
The bay's of Matagorda and Baffin won't be the same without him.
So far we have had a great summer of fishing and you need to be
a part of it. Call me and get a date booked!
My summer calendar is filling 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
PO Box 637
Matagorda, Tx 77457
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