Ok. I've been missing in action for several
weeks but I really haven't been "missing in action ".
I've had plenty of action on the fishing scene. As a matter of
fact I've been pretty busy.
I haven't done much wading in the past
few weeks but I have spent lots of time in East Matagorda Bay.
Bird action this fall seemed to heat up for a few days and then
as temperatures rose action would cool down. Now that water temps
have dropped, bird action has been more consistent at least in
the morning. We are finally seeing tides drop back to more normal
levels for this time of the year which flush more shrimp out of
the back areas and should also improve our redfishing. As a matter
of fact I had a chance to visit with George Covington and Jude
Arisco this weekend about a trip that they had out of Sargent
with Gary Luska on Saturday. They limited on trout and had five
redfish drifting mud flats tossing live shrimp. Jude released
a 27.5 inch trout.
I've spent the past three weeks mainly
getting my fish under birds using chartreuse Mirrolure soft shad
rigged on 1/4 oz. lead heads. When fishing from the boat, the
heavier heads give you longer casts and get your bait down closer
to the bottom. I promise it helps.
If the Lower Colorado River Authority
ever stops dumping water on us from the lakes above Austin, then
you can look for some kick ass fishing in the river. December
is historically our best month for drifting the Colorado. When
I fish it I go to a 3/8 oz. lead head and make sure that we rig
it with a bright colored paddle tail.
Christmas is less than 30 days away so
I'm going to give you a couple of great ideas for gifts that you
can give that "hard to shop for fisherperson " in your
life. My first suggestion is to give the gift of "Me".
Yep ,a gift certificate for a fishing trip with Capt. Tommy Countz
that they can cash in when they are ready to go fishing. My other
suggestion is a new Laguna rod. For Christmas you can buy a gift
certificate for a custom rod built to their specifications. The
recipient can pick the action, length, thread colors, and have
their name put on it. For Christmas we are giving a $50 discount
on all of our custom rods that normally sell for $325-$350. On
our Liquid Series Rods that retail for $159 for are giving $30
off. Just call our office at Katy Texas (281)665-1300) and talk
to Chris or Vic. They will get you fixed up.
I'm booking my trips in Corpus to fish
for big trout in Baffin Bay for this February and March. I have
a great house rented again right on the water where my clients
and I stay. My package for two days fishing and two nights lodging
is the same as last year. $1700 for three or four people. Don't
wait too long to get your trip booked.
I've got plenty of open dates in December
so give me a call.
That's about it. If you'd like to be a
part of my fishing adventures, call or text me at 281-450-4037
or email me at email@example.com.
My Web site is www.matagordafishing.com.
Here's hoping that you have some great
days on the bay's.
Capt. Tommy Countz
P O Box 637
Matagorda, Tx 77457