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

Fishing Report for May 25, 2015








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 soon.
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 guys".
I have a very few week days left in June and a number of July dates open.
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 You can look me up on the Web at Hope you have some great days on the bays.

Tommy Countz
PO 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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