The past couple of weeks I have done a bit of everything from
tripletailing to wading West Bay to drifting East Bay to fishing
the surf. We have been blessed with light winds, cooler temperatures
and some rain. August kicked off with a cool front that was very
pleasant and flattened the beach front water. Some how the "Dog
Days of Summer" have been more like a kitten. I know that
it isn't going to last but I'm enjoying it while I can. The good
news is that September is only a few weeks away and I can hardly
I went to Torrent Boats last week to check on the progress of
my new Cat 5. It's out of the mold and getting decked and gel
coated this week. I'm hoping to have it at Busha's in about ten
days getting my new Suzuki 250 SS mounted and rigged. I think
that this is going to be a badass skinny water rig.
I guess that you are wondering if I'm ever going to talk about
the fishing. Well it's been an up and down two weeks. Wading in
West Bay produces a lot of small trout but not a lot of keepers.
Last Sunday we started the day off with a big bang. Mary C was
with me and my group and she popped a 6 lb. trout and an8 lb.
redfish back to back on a pink Skitterwalk. After that it was
back to small fish with a few keepers thrown in. Last week with
Bubba Boer and his buddies Max and James, we waded West Bay and
caught trout all day boxing 9 up to 25 inches.
This past weekend we celebrated Cindy Gardner's birthday by fishing
the surf with some great friends. Mary C, Cindy, Ray ,Todd and
Matt Denson along with Kurt Carpenter, George Guest, and Gerald
Harper drove in several 4x4s east in the beach front and enjoyed
two days of trout fishing. Sunday was our best day with Mary,
Cindy, Kurt, and me boxing 20 which is a September limit. We also
caught some huge Spanish Mackerel.
I had several tripletail trips where we landed two or three a
day. I think that right now they are getting too much pressure.
I look for them to settle down and start producing around the
end of the month when vacations are over and school starts.
The end of August usually marks the time when redfish start schooling.
there's nothing that I enjoy more than working the shorelines
and tossing top waters into schools of feeding reds. If that can't
excite you then you've got no pulse.
This week I'm booked up but I still have some days open the last
week of August and plenty in September. The tripletail should
be going strong during that time.
To book a trip with me, call 281-450-4037 or email me at email@example.com.
You can look me up on the Webb at www.matagordafishing.com. Hope
you have some great days on the bays.
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