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

Fishing Report for Nov 16, 2015



Ok, my buddy the "High Sheriff" of Matagorda County chastised me last week for not talking about fishing enough so this week I'm detailing my trips.
Monday and Tuesday I had Bill Herrington and his guys from Distribution NOW wading West Bay with me. We had a cool front over the weekend that blew out of the north a pretty much messed up the water so I had to run all of the way to the pocket of Greens to find decent water. We also found some nice fish down there. Cindy Gardner was with us Monday and started the morning off with a 6 lb. trout that she popped along the shore. It wasn't long before the guys pitched in with a mix of nice reds, trout and flounder. Almost everything was caught on Mirrolure Little Johns in glo/ chartreuse or purples demon rigged on 1/16oz. leadheads. Don Rathcamp was the only one who used something different. He was throwing Gulp under a popping cork and limited on flounder, reds, and trout. When we headed in we had a dozen trout 6 reds and four flounder.
Tuesday we had a southeast wind so I hit some guts and we found lots of trout. We ended that day with 17 trout, 4 reds and two flounder. Both days we also caught lots and lots of undersized trout and reds.
Thursday I had Richard and Chelsea Morris with me fishing out of the boat. We drifted the west end of East Bay and picked up a fish here and a fish there and at 1:30 we needed three trout to limit out. Chelsea caught a 3 lb. speck and I had a 5 pounder on Mirrolure electric chicken Marsh Minnows. We headed in and found two bunches of birds working where we finished out our limits.
Friday I had Andy Glassnap and Artie Mathis back in East Bay. As we ran east on the canal we found two groups of birds working at one of the cuts. We hit them and had our limits of trout by 8:15. After that they caught and released fish and we headed in at 10:30.
Saturday I had Mike, Austin, and Zach from Trimbuilt Construction in Austin with me. We found lots of birds working on the east end of East Bay with most of them being short on one end. By the end of the trip we had seven nice specks and two fat reds on ice.
All in all I'd say that I had a pretty good week don't you think. Now Skippy, how was that?

I'm booked up for the remainder of November but I've got plenty of weekdays open in December. Come to think of it, a great Christmas gift would be a fishing trip with me. Think about it and contact me.

I'm starting to book trips for Baffin in February and March. I've got the great house that we used last year and if this year is as good as last year then we will have another great season down there. Two days fishing with two nights lodging for three or four people is $1700.00. If you are interested get your trip booked asap.

To be a part of my fishing adventures, call me at 281-450-4037, email me at or go to my web site .
Here's hope you have some great days on the bay's.
Capt. Tommy Countz

Capt. Tommy Countz
P O 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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