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February 2003 - Fishing Reports

Friday
2/28/03
Down on the east end of East Matagorda Bay there were some nice trout caught by wade fishermen using artificials. There were also trout caught by fishermen who drifted over scattered shell in East Bay. Redfish were caught over in West Matagorda Bay along the south shoreline in the Green's Bayou area. At the fishing pier at the beach speckled trout were being caught by those using live shrimp.
Thursday
2/27/03
A little bit of fishing goin' on down here but for the most part - miserable. There were a few reds caught over in West Matagorda Bay today - along the south shoreline. In East Matagorda Bay clear water was hard to find - had a couple of reports of reds and a few trout being caught down on the east end of the bay in the Bird Island area.
Wednesday
2/26/03
The weather continues to be nasty and cold. Unable to obtain fishing report.
Tuesday
2/25/03
Wow! That wind has really been blowing here in Matagorda. The weather was so nasty today - I couldn't find anyone to get a fishing report from...If you were tough enough to go out fishing today, write me and let me know -- I'll tell the world what a dedicated fisherman you are!
Monday
2/24/03
Another slow day of fishing down here. The high winds and chilly weather persist and should continue through Tuesday with drizzle.
Sunday
2/23/03
Very slow day down here - the wind howled like crazy all day. East Matagorda Bay turned muddy. There were a few sand trout and whiting caught down around Rawlings.
Saturday
2/22/03
A few trout were caught in East Matagorda Bay today by wade and drift fishermen along the north shoreline on the west end of the bay. At the jetties there are a lot of whiting and sand trout being caught right now using fresh dead shrimp.
Friday
2/21/03
There were some trout caught in East Matagorda Bay by drifting over the deeper shell reefs in mid-bay. The river below Rawlings Bait Camp was slow today. There were lots of small keeper trout caught along the south shoreline of West Matagorda Bay using soft plastics.

Spring is definitely on the way - with the waters in the bays starting to warm up. For water temperature at Old Gulf Cut, click HERE
Thursday
2/20/03
Slow day down here - there were few fishermen out today. A few trout were brought in from East Matagorda Bay by people who were drifting over the midbay reefs. There were whiting, sheepshead, and drum being caught between Rawlings Bait Camp and the mouth of the river.
Wednesday
2/19/03
East Matagorda Bay produced a fair amount of trout, mostly by drifting over the deeper shell reefs in mid bay on the west end of the bay using Bass Assassins, Corkies, and Skitterwalkers. The Colorado River from Rawlings Bait Camp down to the mouth of the river produced a lot of whiting for those who used dead shrimp and fished off the bank.
Tuesday
2/18/03
There were a few trout brought in from East Matagorda Bay today - and I had a report of one party limiting out on redfish in West Matagorda Bay.
Monday
2/17/03
Very low tide today and pretty cold this morning. I had a few reports of some reds and a few trout being brought in from East Matagorda Bay by wadefishermen along the south shoreline.
Sunday
2/16/03
It was very windy down here today which kept most people out of the bays. There were, however, a few trout caught "here and there" in East Matagorda Bay. The river between Rawlings Bait Camp and the mouth of the river is still producing some sheepshead and drum, and there were some whiting caught in the surf again today.
Saturday
2/15/03
The weather was bad this morning and not many fishermen went out. However, there were some who went out this afternoon. There were some trout caught in scattered locations in East Matagorda Bay. Sheephead and drum were caught using dead bait between Rawlings Bait Camp and the mouth of the river. There were also lots of whiting caught in the surf.
Friday
2/14/03
Fishing has remained slow down here. There aren't a lot of fishermen going out. The ones who fished East Matagorda Bay, though, were able to catch some nice trout down on the east end of the bay using soft plastics or Corkies.
Thursday
2/13/03
There were some trout and flounder caught today in East Matagorda Bay down on the east end of the bay by wade fishermen using soft plastics. There is dredging going on at the locks for the next few days, so you most likely won't be able to get over to West Matagorda Bay...
Wednesday
2/12/03
There weren't many reports of fish being caught today. There were a few stringers of nice sized trout caught in East Matagorda Bay by drift fishermen around the Raymond Shoal area and south shoreline areas.
Tuesday
2/11/03
There was a fair amount of redfish and a few trout caught in East Matagorda Bay today down around the Brown Cedar Cut area and the Bird Island Reef using Bass Assassins. We also had reports of trout being caught on the west end of the bay by drifting over scattered shell around the tripod area. Wade fishing in West Matagorda Bay produced reds and trout (more reds than trout) along the south shoreline in the Green's Bayou using soft plastics. Offshore fishermen brought in some really nice sized red snapper.
Monday
2/10/03
In East Matagorda Bay there were a few trout and some reds caught by wadefishermen and by drifting over scattered shell around Bird Island Reefs and the north shoreline on the east end of the bay. Bass Assassins were being used for bait. Over in West Matagorda Bay there were some reds and trout caught by wadefishermen around the southeast pocket and Old Parker's Cut area.
Sunday
2/9/03
Fishing is pretty slow. Even though the day started out nasty, the sun came out and it was a pretty day. There were a few fishermen who went out today but few fish were brought in. There were a few trout caught over in East Matagorda Bay around the deeper shell reefs.
Saturday
2/8/03
W.O.W. - Waitin' on Weather.....
Friday
2/7/03
Another bad day for fishing; however, there were some reds caught up the Colorado River on fresh dead shrimp. We also had a few reports of trout being caught along the south shoreline of East Matagorda Bay by wadefishermen who waded the muddy areas.
Thursday
2/6/03
No fishing report available because of the weather.
Wednesday
2/5/03
In West Matagorda Bay the south shoreline around Green's Bayou area had a few reds, trout, and flounder caught by wadefishermen using soft plastics. The Diversion Channel is still producing some small reds, some keeper reds, and some trout for drift fishermen. In East Matagorda Bay there were a few trout caught drifting around the Raymond Shoal area. Whiting and sheepshead were caught in the river from Rawlings Bait Camp down to the mouth of the river. I need to point out, though, that there were few fishermen out there today -- only the real die-hards....
Tuesday
2/4/03
No fishing report for today - there were few fishermen out and no reports of any fish caught.
Monday
2/3/03
It was difficult to get a report today - not many people went out. I did have a couple of reports of trout being caught over in East Matagorda Bay using fire tiger Bass Assassins and drifting over some of the deeper shell in mid bay areas. The river is pretty clear up around Selkirk but no action going on.
Sunday
2/2/03
There's still plenty of action going on down here. In East Matagorda Bay there were trout caught along the south shoreline in the south pocket area by drift fishing and working the mud streaks in the water. Wadefishing also produced a few trout and reds. The Diversion Channel is still "hot" - trout and lots of rat reds with some keeper redfish are being caught. Down at the fishing pier there were whiting being caught and in the river fishermen are still catching big drum.
Saturday
2/1/03
The bays have been kinda slow today. East Matagorda Bay produced some trout and reds by drifting over the deep shell reefs. There were also some trout and reds caught by wadefishermen along the south shoreline. Offshore was real good! Lots of red snapper and amberjack were caught, and at the first rig there were redfish and large black drum being caught. From Rawlings Bait Camp to the jetties, people were catching some big drum and sheepshead. There were a few flounder being caught at the mouth of the river. Whiting were caught on the fishing pier at the beach. And the Diversion Channel is still producing redfish on soft plastics and shrimp. Pretty good day, huh?

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