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

Fishing Report for Aug. 4, 2014



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 wait.
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 You can look me up on the Webb at Hope you have some great days on the bays.


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Capt. Tommy W. Countz

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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