I didn't do a report because it rained
and stormed the entire week. I ended up cancelling five straight
trips. Sure I could have posted pictures of logs floating down
the river or water over my neighbor's piers at Selkirk but I chose
not to do that.
This week was a different story. Wow! It was a pretty good week
to be a fisherman in Matagorda.
Monday I had a drifting trip with Shawn Hickl, his father in law
, and brother in law. Our first stop was a big mud flat in East
Bay. I had them throwing live shrimp under a Midcoast popping
cork with some of my Laguna Liquid spinning rods. Shawn's first
fish was a 6 lb. speck. Now a bad start to the trip. His next
trout weighed 8 lb. 12 oz. and measured 30.5 inches. For sure
a trout of a lifetime. After the trip we entered it in the STAR
Tournament at Harbor Bait and tackle and he now is the Middle
Texas Coast leader. Throughout the trip my guys kept pounding
big trout with another 6 pounder and a number of 3-5 pound trout.
At day's end they had limited on trout and had one redfish.
Tuesday I had Ken and Greg Brown and Andy Glasnapp. Guess what.
We went back to the same spot from the previous day and pounded
trout again. Greg stuck a 6.5 lb. and a 5.5 lb. trout for our
two biggest fish and we limited again.
Wednesday I had a wading trip in West Bay with David Sr. David
Jr. and George Mata. At noon we had six trout and two flounder
on ice. David Jr. had a 4 1/4 lb. flounder. I told them that we
were going to make one more stop. We pulled up on a big grassy
bar and walked into good trout. It didn't take long to finish
out our limits and head in.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday were tough days drifting with fair
boxes of fish each day.
Sunday I waded west with Keith Dodson, Rick Riesdon and Mary C.
We limited on good trout by 12:30.
All in all I'd say that we had a pretty solid week of fishing.
I still have plenty of weekdays available in July and August.
My dates are filling up quick so give me a call or email asap.
To be a part of my fishing adventures,
call me at 281-450-4037, email me at email@example.com or
go to my web site www.matagordafishing.com .
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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