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

Fishing Report for Feb. 08, 2015




Well I'm finally down in Corpus starting my 11th winter season here. I thought that February would never arrive. I don't know about you but I have been sick and tired of the cold and the rain.
Mary C and I made a recon trip down here the weekend after the Boat Show ended to check out the fishing, water quality, and my new digs where my clients and I would be staying. I've rented a three bedroom two bath house on a canal next to Bluff Landing that is going to be great. My boat is tied up in the water and all that we have to do each morning is to load up and go.
That Saturday and Sunday was cold and overcast with a 47 degree water temperature. We saw very little bait and the few fish that we hooked were very lethargic. Sunday afternoon the sun came out and the water started warming. Monday we headed out and were pleasantly surprised to find active bait fish all along the King Ranch shoreline. The wind was at zero mph so we could wade and cast in any direction. It wasn't long before Mare stuck a nice fish only to have it shake off. I can't print what she said but it was obvious that she wasn't very happy. About ten minutes later she stuck a 5.5 lb. trout and got it on her stringer. We continued to wade with her working her way close to the shore keying on the bait fish. I worked my way out in a wide circle fishing my way back to the boat. That yielded two keeper trout. As I approached the boat, I could she her netting something and her stringer was out behind her. She started wading toward me yelling for me to bring the boat. When I reached her she had a big trout on her Boga. It was a nice 7 pounder. We CPRed (catch, photograph, and release) her and watched as the big fish melted into the water. When the sun came out the bait had really become active and the fish had moved in. She had three more nice trout on her stringer along with a good redfish. We fished that spot out catching three more trout and five short reds. It was 11 o'clock and we needed to head back for the trip to Matagorda. I was pleased with the prospects. The water was great, the fish cooperative, and the house was great.
This week I had Harry and Jeff Daniel and Harry's son-in-law Bill on Thursday and Friday. We headed to the same spot on the Ranch and had similar results. Thursday we made long slow wades picking up a fish here and there until we had thirteen trout and one red. Harry also released a 6 lb. trout. Friday we limited on trout by eleven and Bill had two flounder.
I've got guys coming in to fish Monday and Tuesday and then another group for Wednesday and Thursday.
I have Feb. 17-18 open and if the weather is good then the fishing should be good. Call me!

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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