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When you visit Matagorda County, you'll never run out of things to do... that is, unless you want to. you'll find miles of world-class beaches, amazing nature and wildlife, museums, historic sites, unique shopping and great dining. Wherever you go, you're sure to encounter nature at its best and Texas hospitality at its warmest.


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In Matagorda County, the fish are always biting

Whatever floats your boat, whether its wade fishing, drift fishing, surf fishing or offshore fishing, Matagorda County is the place to be. With more than 50 miles of coastline and literally hundreds of miles of rivers, creeks and bayous, you'll find every type of habitat for almost any type of fish.

Walk along the beach on a typical day and you're sure to find the surf-fishers among the shorebirds, setting up their poles for their catch of the day. Others line up along the piers, like the Jetty Park at Matagorda or the brand-new Swing Bridge Fishing Park where the old swing bridge used to be. Last year a brand-new bridge opened, connecting Matagorda with the barrier island and giving ready access to more space for some fine fishing.

Fly-fishing for the trophy-sized speckled trout that like to hang out in the grass flats and along the reefs can be an adrenaline rush, as well; nine-pounders are not uncommon, and they like to put up a good fight. Fly-fishing on the banks of the Colorado is popular, as well as in the flats of East and West Matagorda Bay.

Some thrill-seekers head out to the open sea for heart-pounding adventures in search of the giant tuna, kingfish, tarpon, sailfish or marlin that ply the waters of the deep. Others stick closer to home, trolling the thriving waters of the Intracoastal Waterway, East or West Matagorda Bay or Tres Palacios Bay in search of trophy redfish, black drum, flounder or speckled sea trout.

You don't have to head for the high seas or be an expert to have a good time, or to catch tomorrow's lunch. For beginning anglers, try flounder gigging in Matagorda Bay. This is a nocturnal adventure; with lights on the airboat, you can watch the marine life under the water and the stars above.

Fishing Tournaments

If competition is your thing, look for a local tournament; there's one or two going on most weekends, and many are open to the public. you'll find events for the kids, like the "Jimmy Guest Memorial Kid Fish", and others for the ladies, like "Lingerie on the Bay" (The men are allowed to bait hooks, net fish, get out backlashes but are NOT allowed to cast or retrieve, according to the guidelines). Check the Calendar of Events for an up-to-date listing of all upcoming tournaments.

Whether you're competing with other anglers, with yourself or just with the waters of the deep; whether you're looking for the challenge of a lifetime, a fish story, your next meal or just a peaceful day at the coast, pack up your gear, hit the bait shops and toss out a line. You won't be disappointed.


Additional Fishing Information:
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