Well the "dog days of summer"
have come and gone. Hot days, southwest winds, warm water temps,
and slow fishing. We were also blessed with more heavy rains and
muddy run off on the Colorado River. All of this combined to produce
some pretty slow action on the fishing scene but now all of that
is behind us.
I took a week off and headed to the Florida
Keys for a little R and R. We spent most of our time viewing some
of the most beautiful water that I've ever seen, eating fresh
fish every day, imbibing of the spirits, and hunting for the elusive
bonefish. We didn't see a bonefish, much less catch one, but we
discovered the very tasty hogfish. Grilled hogfish tacos are about
as good as it gets. Heading down to the Keys, I had intended to
gorge myself with grouper but that changed when we stopped in
for lunch at the Hogfish Grill in Key West. After a grilled hogfish
sandwich and a hogfish margarita I was hooked. By the end of our
trip I pretty much limited out on hogfish.
This Labor Day weekend we got a taste
of "coming attractions ". Saturday Mary C. and I hit
one of the back lakes and had a great morning of top water redfish
action. The tides are running well above normal which allow us
to get an early taste of fall fishing. Pink Skitterwalks were
the ticket as reds up to seven pounds blasted our offerings. We
had to settle for grilled redfish tacos for dinner instead of
hogfish but that ain't bad either.
Sunday I took Mary C and her dad to West
Bay to look for triple tail. Tailing has been a bit slow this
summer but we managed to land a 17 lb. fish.
Monday I took Andy and Connie Glasnapp
and their 11 year old Luke back to the lake where they threw top
waters at redfish. Luke caught his first red on top which is a
pretty fair feat for an eleven year old. He had one more on that
came unbuttoned about half way in. We came in at noon with 6 fat
reds in the box.
This type of action should be the norm
in the coming weeks and bird action is just around the corner.
I've still got plenty of open dates in September and October so
don't wait too late to get on my book.
That's about it. If you'd like to be a
part of my fishing adventures, call or text me at 281-450-4037
or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. My Webb site is www.matagordafishing.com.
Here's hoping that you have some great
days on the bay's.
Capt. Tommy Countz
P O Box 637
Matagorda, Tx 77457