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

Fishing Report for Nov. 23, 2014


I know that is been a while since my last report and the only excuse that I can come up with is laziness. Sunday afternoons come and it's been too easy after fishing all day to kick back, have a drink, and watch football. Like everything else, I've had good intentions but the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
The fishing has been pretty damn good weather permitting. We have had some weather. I can't remember it getting this cold in November ever. Prior to these Arctic fronts we were chasing schooling reds on the north shore of East Bay and also finding some birds working there also. Well the cold weather screwed that up but it put a whole bunch of trout in the river.
This week I limited my customers out on trout three straight days.
Wednesday I had Jason Mallory and his three young sons fishing the river with me. I had them throwing pink and white tail Norton sand shads on 3/8th lead heads. They had their twenty trout by 10 o'clock. Then we headed to the Diversion Channel where they boxed four reds. It was a really fun day for everyone including me.
On Thursday Jim Williams and his buddy Patrick come in from San Antonio and go with me up the river. It was a bit slower but we go their trout and one flounder by noon just before the weather caved in on us.
Friday George Covington, Mary C's dad and Jude Arisco went up the river with me. We fished in the rain limiting on trout by 11.
I moved my Saturday group to Sunday which turned out to be a brilliant idea because the weather on Saturday was horrible especially Saturday night. Strong thunderstorms moved thru and it rained unmercifully. It was amazing how beautiful the weather was when we headed out on Sunday morning. Naturally the river was a mess from all of the run off so we headed to East Bay. After an hour there and only two small trout I decided to move to West Bay and shoot for some redfish in some back areas. That paid off big time. My guys limited on redfish and boxed one nice flounder. We were in just in time to watch the last of the Texans loss.
I'm booked all this week except for Thanksgiving Day but I've got plenty of week days open the first couple of weeks of December. If you'd like to catch some fish give me a call.
I hope everyone has a great And safe Thanksgiving.

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.

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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