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

Fishing Report for Oct. 24, 2016


Cooler weather has finally reached the Texas coast and with it fall fishing is starting to crank up. For some reason tides have remained above normal which has positive and negative effects on fishing. We are able to spend time in back lakes targeting redfish but a drop in tides could force shrimp out of back areas into the bays and this could solidify "working birds". The birds have worked sporadically usually early mornings and later in the afternoon but not consistently.

The past two weeks I'm covered all bases from wading in West Bay to drifting in East Bay, to fishing up the river, and even one successful triple tail trip. That's right I said tripletail. Last Wednesday I took George Covington and Brian Gingles tailing and we boxed a 14,16,and 18 pound tail. Until the water temps drop, there will still be a few in West Bay for at least a couple of more weeks.

We found schooling reds along the north shore of each bay that love to explode on a top water. We've also found trout and reds up the river that eagerly ate top waters and paddle tail plastics. This should get better as we start getting more cold fronts.

Any way you look at it fishing in Matagorda is starting to peak.

I've still got plenty of available dates in November and December so don't wait too long to book a trip.

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 My Webb site is

Here's hoping that you have some great days on the bay's.

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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