Wow - East Matagorda Bay is heating up! Fishing under the
birds is great - lots of limits of trout using limetreuse Bass Assassins
and jalopeno Norton Sand Eels. Over in Oyster Lake there were redfish
being caught on redfish-colored Skitter Walkers and trout being
caught on black She-Dogs with a chartreuse head. Good Day!
Fishing is still improving down here. There were some redfish,
trout, and flounder caught in scattered locations over in East Matagorda
Bay. Tides are still running high and the wind is strong out of
Fishing is picking up a little bit. We did hear of some
redfish being caught in Boggy Lake (down Intracoastal Waterway eastward).
Wind is a little better, although we did have a lot of rain this
morning. Hopefully, the wind will switch around to the northeast
and help the tides get back to normal.
By the way, I've had a request to start putting the newsletter
out on Wednesday night instead of Thursday, so I'm going to give
it a try for a couple of weeks to see how it works out.
Fishing continues to be poor to non-existent down here.
Today was worse than Friday or Saturday in terms of wind and rain.
A very strong easterly wind is blowing - this is causing the above
normal tides to be even higher as the wind blows the water. From
the road going to the beach we could see big whitecaps out in East
Matagorda Bay. It looked like the wave action at the beach! We did
see more people out fishing today in areas that can be reached by
automobiles. However, late this evening as the sun came out, we
saw several boats put in at Matagorda Harbor and head east....but
they were tougher than us. It looks like this trend will continue
for a couple of days.
When we went to bed last night, we expected to wake up
right in the middle of a full-fledged storm. Instead, I woke up
at 4 a.m., looked out the window and saw...no rain and only a little
wind. Altogether, we had 1.5 inches of rain here in Matagorda and
no problem from the wind. North and east of us, though, was another
story. We heard that Sweeny had 22 inches of rain. The Churchill,
Lake Jackson, and Freeport areas seem to have had quite of bit of
rain and wind. But, the excitement's over, and back to regular fishing
reports tomorrow. The only shots I got of water were of areas around
here to look at flood pictures...
High tides, wind, rain, pontoon bridge closed to thru traffic
- more to come. Winds are gusting to 30 mph tonight with lots of
lightning and thunder in the distance. Looks like Fay's gonna knock
at our front door!
No fishing report because of the rough wind/surf conditions
and the storm brewing in the Gulf.
No fishing report - looks like the "stir-up"
in the gulf is going to put a damper on fishing for a few days.