Have we had some awesome weather lately or what! I don't know
about you guys, but this is the beginning to my favorite time
of the year. Deer and big duck season open next weekend, redfish
are schooling and trout fishing is taking off.
I've done a bit of everything on trips these past couple of weeks.
One day we threw top waters at six different schools of tailing
reds in East Bay. On some other trips we fished birds catching
trout and redfish. I had the "Judges" from West Texas
in for two days last week. One day we fished Oyster Lake and caught
over twenty redfish. Most were short on one end but we still put
together a decent box of fish. One day I had a doctor on the boat
who caught his first redfish on a top water. On another trip I
had a young man from Colorado who caught his first redfish and
later had his buddy bury a hook in the back of his head. Dr. Countz
put ice on the area in question, numbed the skin, and jerked the
hook out. It didn't hurt me at all but he did yell a bit. The
patient survived. On a wading trip earlier this week, Cindy Gardner
caught a 7 lb. 27 inch trout on a top water which we CPRed after
a photo session.
Yesterday I had Mary C and Keith Dodson on the boat. Our first
stop we drifted a reef in West Bay throwing soft plastics. After
four drifts across the reef we had limits of trout. From there
we headed over to the south shore to wade for redfish. Our first
stop drew a blank so I went to "plan B". I made a run
back to the east to a pocket that normally produce reds and flounder
for us in the fall. The tide was out so I shut down outside of
the pocket and started idling into it. Bingo! A school of about
15-20 reds was slowly feeding in the back of it. Keith and Mare
eased out of the boat and quietly waded towards them working their
way to the west side of the school to get the wind at their backs.
When they were in range, Keith cast a weedless gold spoon just
to the front of the school and drew a strike only to have the
fish come unbuttoned. Mary tossed a purple Little John to them
and immediately hooked up. Keith had reeled in quickly, cast again
and nailed another one. By the time they both had strung their
fish, the school scattered. Mary worked down the east shore while
Keith worked a pocket in the back. Mary saw a puff of mud and
cast in front of a red that moved away from it. The fish slammed
her bait and shook across the surface like a trout. While this
was happening, I had noticed a mud boil near a shell reef. I slipped
from the boat and made a long cast to it and after a couple of
twitches of a small pink Skitterwalk a nice redfish exploded on
it. Within a few minutes, I had my on fish dancing at the end
of my stringer. After that we fished awhile with no more results
so we loaded up in Uno Mas and headed to the cleaning table.
Saturday night we had a benefit for our friend Capt. Jesse Arsola
who is battling for his life against cancer. About 500 of his
friends came together and raised around $70,000 to help him with
his battle. I don't know anyone who is more passionate about fishing
and spending time on our bays than Jesse is. He's in my prayers
each day and I'm asking that each of you include him in your prayers.
I've got Nov. 5,6,7,13,14,17,18,22,23 open.
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 Webb at www.matagordafishing.com. Hope
you have some great days on the bays.
PO Box 637
Matagorda, Tx 77457
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