This week I didn't start fishing until
Friday. I had three of my trips cancel and as it worked out, it
was a good thing because I developed a summer cold. I wasn't worth
shooting the first part of the week but by Thursday I was 100%
Friday was the first day of the Texas Oilman's Tournament. We
had close to 900 fishermen entered. My team was out to defend
our title in the tripletail division. Last year we swept first,
second, and third with our top tail falling 12 oz. of the state
Friday we had a west wind blowing 15-20 mph. West Matagorda Bay
was up side down. We were the only team fishing for tripletail
that day and had an amazing six fish on ice at the end of the
day. Bill VonGonten was in first with a24# 10 oz tail followed
by Erwin Ward with an 18 and Gary Krenek with a 13 pounder.
Saturday the winds were strong early but laid around 10 o'clock.
We boxed 7 fish, released two small ones, broke off one big fish
and lost another at the boat. It wasn't a bad day in my office.
Gary did upgrade his third place fish to a 15 pound tail. By the
way, all of our fish held up and once again we swept the tripletail
The Tournament was a huge success with a live auction that took
in $235,000.00. That with money's raised in raffles, ticket sales,
entree fees , and various other things should have us clearing
close to $750,000.00 that will go to thirty something different
This week I'm booked up but I still have
some days open the last week of August and plenty in September.
The tripletail should be going strong during that time.
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.
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