Matagorda Fishing


One of my favorite places to go in all of Texas is Matagorda. Since I was 7 or 8 years old, every summer my family took a trip to Matagorda beach. And since we’ve had our own families, my brother and I have continued the tradition. As avid fishermen even then, my brother and I always tried to catch fish in the surf, but in recent years we graduated to the bay and eventually figured out a pretty good strategy for catching some nice reds and trout in the bay. The only problem is we didn’t have a boat, so we took many a “jungle trek” (as my father-in-law calls it) into the bay to hunt and catch. This year was different though. I was able to take out the new Ranger P190 to film a show for Fishing and Hunting Texas. After all those years of wade fishing, I had always wanted to see what the whole bay was like, and man, was I impressed. Not long after being out there, I caught (and released) a giant speckled trout that measured 28” long. We also caught a number of redfish, including some that were tailing. All in all, we had a great trip. If you’re thinking of taking a trip to the beach and you want to make fishing a part of the trip, consider Matagorda. It’s a great place on the Texas coast.