Established in 1827, the community
of Matagorda is but a short 2 hour drive southwest of Houston, Texas. As as
a great fishing destination, Matagorda is becoming increasingly well known....and
here's why....One very special thing about Matagorda is that you have lots
of options...all types of fishing action is to be had...bays, river, diversion
channel, intracoastal water way, beach front surf, jetties, jetty pier, inland
lakes, offshore.....and more!
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The MatagordaBay system is divided into
East Matagorda Bay and West Matagorda Bay by what was the Colorado River.
The true river now has been diverted into West Matagorda Bay and continues
to build an ever changing environment there. The shorelines of both East
and West bays frequently produce above averge stringers of trout and redfish.
With firm sand bottoms these grassy shoreline are a waders paradise, tossin'
a top water lure or a gold spoon among the flats waiting for that rod
bending strike from a monster red or trout. Another favorite technique
is live lining croaker or finger mullet around the numerous oyster beds
found in east or west bay...This often results in great hits from trophy
trout....be ready for a super fight!!
Another technique to try is "bird chasing" on
either bay. Stacking up over a feeding frenzy of trout, feeding seagulls
are sure-fire indcator of trout below. Limits of legal size trout can
be had with a few short drifts through these areas while free shrimping
shrimp, croaker or mullet behind the boat awaiting the swift strike that
will be coming shortly. If you grow tired of reeling in trout throughout
the bays and are looking for some familiar jetty or surf action.
Beginning with mid summer and its light southeast
winds, the surf action around these parts are among the best found along
the gulf coast. Along the beaches on either side of the Colorado mouth
hold larger sow trout and the bull reds. With a few casts of a broken
back or heavy spoon out along the second or third sand bar, you may not
have to wait long before a hook up with one of these much sought after
fish. With strong currents in the area tend to make the fight that much
more difficult and any angler braving the waters would be wise to be wearing
a good life jacket. Remember, safety first!
Another great aspect of fishing the Matagorda
system is its close proximity to deep water just offshore. Unlike the
over trafficked Galveston area just down the coast, the waters just a
few miles off the coast of Matagorda are deep and blue, with a wide variety
of offshore species of game fish waiting to be caught.
When fishing the Matagorda area, be sure to bring
a good map....If your really determined to learn the area quickly, contact one
of the excellent guides in this serious fishing community. They should be able
to give you a good head start in learning all the details of fishing the Matagorda
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