Capt. Hollis Forrester
Matagorda Texas Fishing Report
Texas Saltwater Fishing on Matagorda Bay

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MATAGORDA BAY FISHING REPORT

April 24 --- Despite all the fresh water in the surrounding areas the bays are in excellent shape . Has not mattered, either drifting or wading have been producing well over shell or grass beds using live shrimp, Gulp, Or Down South Lures. The action is great and is just getting better. Give me a shout for a great day on the Bay, it's been great out here.

 

April 10 --- Our Springtime fishing has been great, yes it has been windy the past few days but these late fronts are petering out very quickly which has made them weak and not effecting the fishing much. We've been on solid limits of Trout and Reds drifting or wading using Down South Lures or Gulp and Live Shrimp under a Mid Coast Popping cork. East Matagorda has been in excellent condition with lots of great fishing ahead of us, the fishery is in great condition out here. I do have open dates in April and May so give me a shout and we'll find a date that can accommodate you. Thanks for reading the report and look forward for many more to come....Capt. Hollis Forrester

Feb 29 --- What can I say other than the fishing has been great and it's now that time of year to the kick off of an excellent upcoming Spring. We have been catching easy limits on Trout and Reds while drifting using Down South Lures or Live Shrimp or Gulp under a Mid Coast Cork. Mostly just drifting open cuts next to deep water access has been key in East Matagorda. As far as the wading has been its been great likewise using Down South Lures until after this latest cold front we had hit us over the weekend, but that all will be straightened out by this upcoming Monday when we get our water back. Other than that just gear up for an exciting Spring, the bay is in excellent shape with many fish to catch. I do have openings all through March and April and on. Take a Kid fishing and introduce someone new to this great world out here, they will love it out here.

Thank You For Reading the report and look forward to many more.

Capt. Hollis Forrester

979-236-3115

www.capthollisforrester.com

 

 

 

 

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November 10th ... The fishing has been fabulous and the birds are now working great. Beautiful weather with the nice cool days have made it pleasant no doubt. Fishing the working birds and drifting the mid bay reefs have been our go to under a cork using gulp or live shrimp. As far as wade fishing It's been hard to beat a Down South or Big Nasty Plastic likewise drifting the working birds with them. Our big Trout and Flounder are on the flats, therefore we'll be landing some trophy fish this Fall/Winter, It's going to be great for sure with this year being one of the most prospective I've seen seen in years.
Appreciate you reading the reports and get on down here to enjoy this with me. You'll love it out here! Take a kid fishing and introduce someone new to the great outdoors, they'll be hooked!
Capt. Hollis Forrester
979-236-3115

 

 

Oct. 26.....Still been doing great in East Matagorda drifting drop offs and grass flats for the most part using gulp or live shrimp for Trout, Reds, Flounder, white drum and Sand Trout. We've also been wade fishing both East and West Matagorda mostly throwing Down south lures and big nasties and doing well for Reds and Trout plus some very good flounder . The flounder are coming in by the gords so expect to see us boxing quite a few and looking forward to it. My prediction on the birds to start up working full throttle will be when the next cool front hits, it is fixin to be on fire here and even more great fishing to come, this is just the beginning.
10-26-14
Capt. Hollis Forrester
979-236-3115

 

Oct. 20....Been Great out here, the birds are working in areas and any day it'll be full fledge to some nice Fall fishing. Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and big Sand Trout have been under them over some deeper shell pads I've been hitting using Live Shrimp, and Gulps Under a mid-coast popping cork Drifting. If we've been wading it's been hard to beat Downs South and Big Nasty Plastics. As far as the weather has been it's been super sweet with some nice cool mornings and not really too hot during the day any longer. The Flounder are getting thick, definitely a bonus fish! We have been catching some really nice Trout likewise, they are getting fat so look for some big Trout we'll be hitting.
Thanks for reading the report, get on down here and join me.
Capt. Hollis Forrester
979-236-3115

 

Oct. 12 .... This Fall is really starting off with a bang. The bay is going to flush anytime and cause the birds to work so look for some exciting times because it's getting great out here. We've been drifting more than anything, but It's also time to get out of the boat for a wade fish for those Trophy Trout. Regardless the fishing is going to be good in the boat or out, just depends on what your preference is.
Thanks For Reading The Report, get on down here and join me.
Capt. Hollis Forrester
979-236-3115

 

Sept 21.....We've been having some great numbers of Reds drifting and wade fishing the cuts, plus the Flounder are showing up. Looking forward to some great Fall fishing!! Soon the birds will be working ad things are getting right. Lets get out there and do this.
Capt. Hollis Forrester
979-236-3115

 

 

Aug 9 ...... Despite this Bright Bright full moon we've had this week the fishing has been pretty good, so were not complaining. Pretty much the same tactics, drifting in the deeper water with live shrimp or Gulp under a Midcoast Cork, or if were going artificial Downsouth lures or Big Nasties with a 1/4 oz jig head to get it down as deep as possible as it warms throughout the day.
Thanks For Reading The Report, give me a shout and lets go fishing.
Capt. Hollis Forrester

 

Aug 3.....Fishing has been great drifting the mid bay reefs using Down south lures and Live shrimp. The winds have been low and the mornings have been pleasant to fish. Come on down and fish with me, it's been good and things are right!
Thank You for reading .
Capt. Hollis Forrester

 

July 15.....Fishing has really began to pick up again being that the barometric pressure has began dropping once again. Drifting and wading with Down South Lures and Big Nasty lures has been working well, and for the back up if they get stubborn it's always hard to beat Gulp or live shrimp under a mid-coast popping cork. We are getting away from this full moon which means great fishing to come, were fixin to slam em . Come on down and join me for these great days coming up, "you'll love it out here" !
On the side note , I've had one heck of a past 5 weeks due to rotator cuff surgery, what a beast of a recovery/surgery that is to overcome , I think I've finally got that one on the downside and finally getting able to actually cast. That's like putting me in the cage if you know what I mean, but a relief to actually being able to use this arm once again!
Thank You All for reading the reports and looking forward to fish with ya.
Capt. Hollis Forrester
979-236-3115

 

June 1 ......... Excellent fishing here lately drifting or wading using Down South Lures, Big Nasty Lures, and Gulps under a Mid Coast Cork. We've had some Bull tides here lately and the winds have finally given up Thank goodness. The Red fishing has been out standing and have been catching several over sized that have been hitting the 30" mark and what a rod bending fight that is. Flounder have been pretty thick likewise, there's nothing better than those on the grill no doubt. Bring the family and friends and come on down here to enjoy this great action we've been having. Absolutely Beautiful right now.

May 26.......We had an excellent bite this morning at day break. Tried for the top water bite for an hour or so, but soon realized that wasn't going to happen. Switched over to Down South Lures and Big Nasty Lures and began hammering the Redfish. We finished with all of our limits of Reds by 9:00 am. and by then the flounder began to bite right along with the Reds. The fishing was great until the tide changed at noon which switched to a slow outgoing tide. From then on everything Decided to lay up and get a little lock jaw on us. Tide is a major factor right now, specially the way the water temps are creeping up. You fish by the tide or you might as well not be fishing at all so study those tide charts. Position yourself where your going to get water current, that might be at a point or around the inside of a gut, or if you drifting. Fishing on the drop offs or ledges next to shell pads can produce excellent current . The tide keeps that bait moving, so when the bait is active so are the fish.

Good Luck and enjoy the great outdoors and introduce someone new out here. I do have openings so give me a shout and get on down here and fish with me.

 

May 23.....We've been on some good numbers of Redfish here lately throwing plastics and live shrimp, plus the bonus fish "Flounder". These winds have been a beast on us here lately, but day by day they've been dropping gradually and I mean gradually being very conservative . When June comes around we'll be begging for a breeze so you kind of have to take the good with the bad. When the water does get sandy the chatter of a mid coast cork under a Gulp, live shrimp or plastic will help ring the dinner bell for those stubborn fish, but when the conditions allow I'm going to throw a Down South plastic or a Big Nasty Plastic, the uglier the water the darker plastic I'll throw. As far as the tides go, we are finally getting our water back. Last week we had to face some scorching low tides which made it difficult on some of the wade trips, specially when the winds cranked up past 20 mph. Drift fishing has been producing well even in the off colored water. That water clarity bothers the fisherman more than it bothers the fish and I'm no fan of gin clear water anyhow regardless of the situation.

That about sums it up for me the past few days. The fishing has been good and just getting better as we progress out of the tail end of Spring. Introduce someone new to the great outdoors. Anyone can do this and I'll be happy to teach you how, they'll love it out here.

Stay Safe

Capt. Hollis Forrester, www.CaptHollisForrester.com

 

 

 

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