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

Fishing Report for December 1, 2014



I hope that everyone had a great and safe Thanksgiving I know I did and I'm glad that it's over. Things changed since last week. If you remember we had been going up the river catching trout and getting easy limits. You should also remember that we had a lot of rain last week all of the way up to Austin. Well the run off came and it put an end to river fishing for a while. It's going to take a week or so but we should be back fishing the river again soon.
What I did do this week was to concentrate on shallow shelly areas in West Bay for redfish. We used live shrimp rigged shallow under a popping cork. The tide has been ripping out in the mornings sweeping bait across the reefs. We've fished the edges of the reefs a were pretty successful finding redfish. Other than that I've spent a day drifting the west end of East Bay throwing 3/8th ounce lead heads rigged with Margarita Norton sandshad. Fishing was slow on that day and we only caught a few fish.
My buddy Ray Denson and his family came in from Nashville for Thanksgiving. Ray has a house on the lower river with a pier. His grandniece Mia caught her first fish on Thursday. It was a nice black drum. I've included Mia's picture this week. I also have a picture of a limit of redfish caught by Cindy Gardner while fishing from her kayak in East Bay Sunday.
December is here and Christmas is upon us. A great Christmas gift for that fisher person in your life would be a guided fishing trip with me. Purchase a trip, I'll send you a gift certificate, and he or she can contact me and set up the trip. Another idea is a gift certificate for a Laguna Custom rod built to your specifications. We are giving $50 off on all gift certificates. You can call the Laguna office (281-665-1300) to set this up.
I don't have very many Friday's open but I do have this coming Friday and next Friday available. I also have Dec. 8,9,15,16,17 open.
I'm setting up my Baffin trips out of Corpus. If you are interested in getting a group together for a two day trip down there in February or March let me know. I have a package for 3 or 4 including two nights lodging and two days fishing.

To book a trip with me, call 281-450-4037 or email me at You can look me up on the Web 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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