Matagorda Bay fishing report
Matagorda Texas fishing

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

Fishing Report for Jan 11, 2015


OK, I've been MIA for a while. Every year I do this during the holidays and sometimes it takes me a bit to get fired up again. To tell you the truth fishing and the weather have sucked for the past several weeks and I really didn't have much to write about. Now we have a new year and I'm going to try to resolve to be more punctual with my reports.
I just finished ten days at the Houston Boat Show and am glad that it is over. We sold a lot of Laguna Rods and I sold a few trips so the time spent was well worth it but I'm ready to get back on the water again. I'm booked up solid for Baffin with the exception of a two day slot on Feb. 17-18. I will still be booking trips in Matagorda during the remainder of January if anyone wants to go and I'll be back from Corpus in mid April so don't hesitate to contact me and set up a trip.
Prior to all of this rain we were catching some nice trout up the river but right now that's off until the river clears up again. I expect that we are looking at a minimum of two weeks for this to happen if we don't get any more substantial rain fall on the Colorado north of us. Until then your best bet for fishing is probably going to be East Matagorda Bay. Drifting scattered shell on the west end concentrating on off colored water will improve your chances of boxing some fish. I usually throw 3/8th ounce lead heads rigged with Margarita Norton Bull Minnows or something bright. Remember that the water is cold and the fish are sluggish so work your baits real slow. Any time that you see any bait, give that spot a try. If you are interested in redfish, then wading the south shore of West Bay could be the ticket. I concentrate on guts running off of the shore when the tides are the lowest.
I hope to make a quick scouting trip down to Corpus in the next couple of weeks. If I do I'll give you an update on what's going on down there.

To book a trip with me, call 281-450-4037 or email me at You can look me up on the web at Hope you have some great days on the bays.

Tommy Countz
PO 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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