Fishing Report for Matagorda Bay at Matagorda,
Matagorda Bay Fishing with Captain Walt Wendtland
When you are ready for that great fishing
trip, it's time to "Go Fish Matagorda" with us!
Wade fishing and drift fishing the waters of Matagorda Bay.
Capt. Walt Wendtland's Matagorda
Bay Fishing Reports
June 30 .... TROUT FISHING IS ON IN MATAGORDA BAYS.
BOTH BAYS GIVING UP LIMITS OF FISH THIS LAST WEEK. BEST BAITS
HAS BEEN LIVE BAIT. BUT TOPWATERS AND PLASTICS ARE TAKING A FEW.
KELLY WIGGLERS IN MANSFIELD MARGARITA AND THE REACTION STRIKE
BAIT IN THE COPPERTONE AND NEW PENNY HAVE BEEN GREAT. ALSO THE
H20 BAIT FROM ACADEMY IN THE PUMPKINSEED/CHART TAIL. BAIT FISHERMAN
HAVE ALSO BEEN CATCHING GOOD NUMBERS OF BLACK DRUM ON THE SHORELINES
AS THE TROUT HAVE BEEN HOLDING ON REEF AND GRASS BEDS TO SPAWN.
MALE TROUT ARE PRETTY MUCH MOVING IN TO GET SPAWNING COMPLETE
FOR THIS SET OF TROUT. FRESH WATER IS DISSAPEARING SLOWLY IN MATAGORDA
BAYS. LIVE MULLET IS GETTING THE JOB DONE WITH THE REDFISH. THERE
IS A TON OF REDFISH IN THE 18/19 IN RANGE. HERE IS JUST A FEW
PICS FROM THE LAST FEW DAYS.
Dec. 8....FISHING HAS BEEN WONDERFUL SO FAR THIS
WINTER.....YESTERDAY CAUGHT LIMITS OF TROUT AND REDFISH IN EAST
AND WEST BAY USING KELLEY WIGGLERS IN MANSFIELD MARGARITA COLOR
IN THE BALLTAIL STYLE. ALSO THE COLOR FLAMINGO IS STARTING TO
HEAT UP....GET YOU SOME AND TRY THEM WITH 1/8 OZ. JIG HEAD. COLORADO
RIVER IS STARTING TO CLEAR UP, BUT STILL HAS A WAY TO GO TO BE
GREAT LIKE IT WAS BEFORE THE BIG INFLUX OF RAINWATER FROM UP NORTH.......IF
YOU HAVE NOT TRIED KELLEY WIGGLERS PLEASE GO BY YOUR ACADEMY STORE
OR GET ONLINE AND ORDER DIRECTLY FROM KELLEY WIGGLERS AT KELLEYWIGGLERS.COM.
I WANT TO THANK MIKE TALASEK FOR ALL OF HIS HARD
WORK IN KEEPING BAIT FOR US ALL YEAR LONG.....THANK YOU MIKE AND
KAREN.....WE APPRECIATE ALL THE HARD WORK
HERE ARE A FEW PICS FROM THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS
Sept. 3... Lots of great rain this week that cooled
down the waters and push some fish out into the bay area that
were hiding in marsh...lots of fish being caught on live bait.
Croaker Soakers are puttin the hurt on the trout in East Matagorda
Bay. Redfish are showing up in schools in back lakes. Lots of
bait in lakes especially shrimp. We have been drifting throwing
live bait and Kelley Wigglers in the Mansfield Margarita and pink
Flo. in the balltails.
May 8....The wind has been a major problem for
us in Matagorda the last few weeks and today it is blowing again.
Few fish being caught on gold spoons and Kelley Wigglers on south
Shoreline of West Bay when conditions are better. Want to tell
you it is time to book for trips in July and August for 2014.
Live bait continues to be a problem with having it on hand to
fish...shrimp have not showed up and conditions making it hard
to get them....want to thank Mike Talasek for all of his hard
work and trying to keep up baited up in Matagorda.
Here are a few pictures from the past few days.
April 7.....Fishing been great when the weather
allows us to get out. Fish are being caught on plastics and live
shrimp....big thanks goes out to Mike Talasek owner of the bait
camps and his team for running bait throughout this year. Good
job my man.....Fish are starting to get shallow because the bait
is coming from out in the middle of the bay to the shorelines
with the big tides this last week. Redfish are solid in the back
of most bayous. Getting to them is the problem. Kelley Wigglers
in Mansfield Margarita and pumpkinseed paddletails/chart has been
the ticket. Flounder are starting to show up also....Water temp.
is climbing and it may warm up so the glass minnows will head
to the shoreline to be demolished by the number of fish on the
shoreline. Had some great strikes on topwaters this last week
Feb. 24.....While the weather has been somewhat
good, we have caught some great fish this last week in Matagorda
Bay. Will get cold again for a couple of days this week and it
is raining hard down here now. Caught fish on Kelley Wigglers
in balltails, black/chart, Mansfield Margarita, and ED lures.
Had 20 fish with my partner and friend yesterday wading. Looking
forward to some more warm days and less cold, especially out of
the east. Water looks good in both bays when weather/wind allows
it to. Had decent tides compared to what we were experiencing
last month. Want to encourage customers to wade fish this time
of year with me. Thanks goes out to Kelley Wiggler for there support
throughout the year. Want to also thanks to Victoria Marine for
all their help and support this last year.
Jan. 28.....Big trout showing up in East Bay on
the days you can fish and West Bay has all of the redfish. Weather
this winter has been crazy. From freezing to warm ups in a 24
hour period makes fish do some eating or not a bite at all. Catching
some good fish on Kelley Wigglers in Mansfield Margarita Ball
tails and live bait. Plum and Chartruse has been a good color
also in the Kelley Wigglers this winter. Here are a few pics from
this last week.
Nov 4......FALL IS HERE AND THINGS ARE CHANGING
FAST. FEW BIRDS WORKING AND SOME REDFISH RUNNING THE SHORELINES.
GOOD TROUT AND GREAT SANDTROUT ARE BEING CAUGHT WHEN THE WEATHER
ALLOWS US TO GO OUT. LIVE BAIT HAS BEEN THE TICKET. THE COOL FRONTS
ARE HELPING US A GREAT DEAL AND WATER TEMPERATURES ARE GOING DOWN.
RIVER IS IN BAD SHAPE WITH ALL THE WATER COMING DOWN FROM AUSTIN.
HERE ARE A FEW PHOTOS.
August 26......What a great week fishing in Matagorda
Bays and spent 5 days in Port Mansfield. Fish are being caught
in both East and West Matagorda Bay along with being caught in
the Oyster Lake and in many drains off the ditch areas. Live bait
is the best at this time. Got a lot of water back this last week
and the showers have been great for the bay system and everyone
who needs some water. Will probably drown today as the tropical
moisture hits us. School started today and all the kiddos are
back in the routine. This will the slow down the crowds during
the week. Caught a lot of fish on the new Kelley Wiggler bait
FLO-MINGO. Something about the pink that drives those trout crazy.
Got to get you some of those baits. Port Mansfield, what can I
say....was a great trip with some great guys/fisherman and we
had a blast..Big thanks goes out to Capt. Wayne and Kelley Wigglers.......had
several fish over 25 in. and lots of 15 inch trout to keep for
dinner....the weather was fantastic down there......here are some
pics....also, we caught some great triple tail last week in Matty.
July 29......This last week has been a grinding
experience. Low tides and wind from all directions 24/7 have left
our bays muddy and tough to fish. Few fish are being caught by
waders throwing croakers, but other than that it is good that
we get these days past us as soon as possible. Water temp. is
in the 90's and that makes it tough keeping live bait alive. One
tide a day.......low, most of the days...... Here are a few pics
from this last week. Want to thank my Oilman crew I took out.
Great group of people.
Capt. Walt Wendtland
Doublesteal Fishing Guide Service
Come fish with us and have a great time!