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April 25, 2018

COASTAL FORECAST: Matagorda – May

Turn a Hit into a Catch FOUND FISH IN A four-foot-deep trough that was up against the side of a bayou in the backwaters of East Matagorda Bay. The opposite side of the trough came up […]
March 23, 2017

TPWD Closing Oyster Harvest in an Additional Area of Matagorda Bay

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is closing TX-16 in Matagorda Bay to commercial and recreational oyster harvest beginning Saturday, March 25, 2017. This closing is based on samples recently collected by TPWD in response […]
November 15, 2016

Fishing Between Fronts

I was kayak fishing on the south side of West Matagorda Bay in mid-December. It was a sunny day with air temperatures in the low seventies, and wind coming from the southeast at five to ten […]
October 28, 2016

Half Moon Reef Restoration

Oysters and fishermen rate it as a Texas Coastal Hot Spot One of the more popular fishing spots in West Matagorda Bay is the Half Moon Reef. The reef is one of the largest, innovative, and […]
September 29, 2016

Texas Forecast Upper Coast – West Matagorda Bay: Cottons Bayou

Location: West Matagorda Bay Hotspot: Cottons Bayou GPS:    N 28 30.45, W96 12.3816 (28.5075, -96.2064) Species: Speckled trout Best Baits: Super Spook Junior or soft plastics Contact: Capt. Van Critendon 361-648-1886 [email protected] Tips: Capt. Critendon says […]
January 20, 2014

Matagorda County – 2014 Houston Boat Show

Matagorda County – 2014 Houston Boat Show from Texas Fish & Game Magazine on Vimeo.