The View from Matagorda
West Matagorda Bay has grown to be a sharkmagnet during the summer. Last summer the gray linebackers were noticeably absent, but so were the fish. Sharks are a trustworthy barometer of how many fish are on a sand and grass flat. I have good news for wade-fishermen—the sharks Matagorda are back. When the sharks show, so do the fish. -Reverse that- When the speckled trout show in force, so do the sharks. Bink Grimes is a full-time fishing There have been and hunting guide, freelance plenty of solid catches writer and photographer, and from West Matagorda owner of Sunrise Lodge on Matagorda Bay. Bay with healthy tides; and, there have been reports of ripped and Telephone 979-241-1705 mangled stringers from Email “five to seven footers” firstname.lastname@example.org dining on kabobs of Website spots and dots. matagordasunriselodge.com Most seasoned waders know that using the traditional 15-25 feet of nylon cord with 4:16:13 PM Trokar_TexasSaltwaterFishing_L197_Redfish_June.pdf 1 4/26/2016
Drift-fishing in East Matagorda Bay produces the majority of our largest trout.
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The July 2016 issue of Texas Saltwater Fishing Magazine.