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Fishing Report for Matagorda Bay at Matagorda, Texas

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Matagorda Bay Fishing with Captain Walt Wendtland
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Capt. Walt Wendtland's Matagorda Bay Fishing Reports

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 also.

 

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
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