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

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Aug 14 -- Man what an awesome past 3-4 weeks of Summer we've been having in the Matagorda Bay Complex. Whether it's been drift fishing or wading it really hasn't mattered as far as catching plus the quality of the fish we've been catching. The kiddos have been enjoying their summer no doubt and I have been having a ball teaching them the basics for some memorable days. Right around the corner we'll be rolling into our pre fall fishing and our Fall fishing so you bet ya we'll be having some awesome days ahead. The remainder of August has some great days open, and likewise for September and October.
Thanks for reading the report and hope to see you on the water.
Capt. Hollis Forrester


May 7 - Spring has been a roller coaster this year with these crazy fronts plus high winds but all we do is just adapt right. I had a very very busy Spring Break and April patterning the fish daily, because trust me it did change daily but it did lead to some banner days on the Bay as well. The tactics haven't really changed any at all. If you like to stay in the boat and drift the fishing has been spectacular drifting drop offs and beds using either plastics with a 1/4 oz jighead or live shrimp plus Gulp under a rattle cork. Wade fishing the grassy flats has been outstanding also and the action has been continuous as long as that tide has been moving. we have been catching some really nice solid Trout to the 6-8 1/2 lb range steadily and really to me its just getting better on the flats. Top Water and plastics have been our go to such as the Down South, Chicken Boy, and the Trout Support. I've been seeing lots of smiling kids here lately out here enjoying this with me so do not think Bay Fishing is not for kids because it is and everyone can enjoy this so come on out and join me. I still have some awesome days left in May and June plus lodging available on Caney Creek if the days are available when your fishing trip is. Thank You all for reading the report and looking forward to fishing with you. Capt. Hollis Forrester



March 1 - I have to begin from winter to now into our transition of Spring because we have been landing many quality fish all winter up to now no doubt. Our wade fishing has been phenomenal and now that we are into our longer warming trends it's really going to blow up. Corkys were king all the way through winter but now they are pretty much smacking any artificial you choose if you have the right presentation. The large trout are lurking on the flats in which we have been extremely consistent with Trout in the 5-8 lb range and ++ some. As far as our redfish go they have been stacked up like cordwood , you name it they will eat it. Now with our drift fishing, I can accomplish the same results as wade fishing but I have to change the tactics some. Pretty much making long drifts on great areas and marking schools defiantly make for a fun day. I cover it all out here so wether you like to drift fish in the boat or wade those pretty flats I can make it happen.
We are looking at fantastic February and Spring with one heck of a healthy Bay Complex. Lots of fish, lots of beauty, and lots of laughs, It's great out here!
****Wintertime special with a great rate**** March has some great days on weekdays and weekends left but they will move fast so check in with me. Also I have lodging available on Caney Creek close to the marina but check for availability when booking your trip. Appreciate everyone reading the reports and wish everyone luck out there.
Capt. Hollis Forrester 979-236-3115




Jan 7 ---- We have pretty much went full Winter on our fish in the bay with some pretty strong cold fronts that have hit us here lately. No matter really because it has been warming up really quickly and the fishing has been phenomenal. My groups and I have been throwing various types of plastics such as Trout Support, Down South, and Chicken Boy lures. Wading the flats have been paying off well with some of the bigger Trout, but with some of the lower water levels the Trophy fish have been coming off from drifting also. The bay is loaded with Big Flounder and landing many Reds and Trout have been no problem. So wether you are a Wade Fisherman or staying in the boat drifting the fishing is great on both sides.
**** My winter time specials are in effect so dont forget about the awesome deals going on right now**** . Great days are open for the remainder of December and also January-February which are our prime Trophy fishing monhs.
Lodging is available on Caney Creek in a very nice creek house with dock fishing, outside upstairs deck for cooking, and also a screened in porch. The House sleeps 5-6 but contact me on availability when booking your trip.
Thank For Reading the report.
Capt. Hollis Forrester 979-236-3115
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