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

Fishing Report for Sept 1, 2014


Ok, I know that I have been missing in action for several weeks but to be perfectly honest, fishing has been pretty slow and it's difficult to get pumped up about doing a report that is much less than glowing. We were sieged by low tides and west winds for weeks and those conditions don't make for particularly great fishing. Wading in West Bay most mornings had me very optimistic with schools of bait fish all along the shorelines however the trout didn't seem to give a " rats rear end". Catching was spotty at best. We did have some decent days drifting in East Bay throwing live shrimp under a popping cork. Triple tail slowed probably due to the excessive pressure on them. Two are three tails per trip was pretty much the norm.
Are you tired of the whining yet? We'll here comes the good news. Winds are back out of the southeast and tides are up again. The low pressure in the Gulf pushed the tides up even higher and this weekend, between storms, we fished some back areas catching redfish on top waters. I haven't found any schooling reds yet but that will come any day.
The really good news is that I have my new 24 foot Torrent Cat 5 rigged out and running. My hat goes off to Jamie and Rick with Torrent for custom building my new Cat exactly the way I wanted it. I also want to thank Tim and Ron at Busha's Boat Works for rigging it with my new Suzuki 250 SS. It's one awesome, fast, skinny running rig with lots of fishing room on it. Uno Mas 9 is a navy blue and gray fishing machine.
Last week I had the pleasure of taking my special friends Sally and Aubrey Black tripletailing for their fourth anniversary. They came in on Sunday and Cindy Gardner prepared grilled tripletail with San Lucus sauce for dinner. Cindy also was my deckhand for Sally and Aubrey's trip on Monday when we went out and they each caught their first tail.
This weekend two of my grand kids, Maci and Hunter fished with me and Mary C. It was a tough couple of days because we were running in and out dodging storms but Hunter finally came thru with a big 5 lb. red. He has really become a great little fisherman in the past two years. Saturday Mary C shined as she caught a limit of reds on top waters.
So see, things really are looking up. August is gone and September is here. I'm stoked.
By the way, my trip for this Friday cancelled so if anyone wants to go chase fish in my new boat, call me.
Here are my available dates for September: 8,10,11,25,26,29,and 30.
To book a trip with me, call 281-450-4037 or email me at You can look me up on the Webb at Hope you have some great days on the bays.


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Capt. Tommy W. Countz

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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