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

Fishing Report for June 12, 2016



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 or go to my web site .
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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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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