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Matagorda Area Fishing #12770405
05/26/18 05:32 PM
05/26/18 05:32 PM
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Alec Cochran Offline OP
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Hello all, Iíve grown up bass fishing and heard the transition to salt is prettt intiitive for bass anglers. Im staying in a campground on NE Matagorda this weekend, and Iím struggling to put anything together. We fished Powderhorn and there was bait jumping everywhere but never got a bite (tide was low, maybe thats why?) We fiahed the small Port OíConnor jetties and saw huge schools of mullet and sheepshead but never got a bit there either - the waders in the area also skunked. We have kayaks. Weíve been fishing the standards - gulp shrimp under popping cork and on a jighead, topwater, jerk shads. Any tips on what kind of patterns I should watch for this time of year? Am I just in the wrong places? Going to try East Matagorda in the morning, fingers crossed. Any tips appreciated!

Re: Matagorda Area Fishing [Re: Alec Cochran] #12770878
05/27/18 04:14 AM
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If youíve made it out to the Port O jetties, sounds like youíve been traveling quite a bit for kayaks. While Iíd love to tell you a few places, I leave that to other folks. Where I think I could provide some insight is from a strategy perspective. Itís not enough to see bait. You need to see that bait breaking or getting attacked.

Redfish and flounder are typically will be in 2 ft of water and less while trout are deeper. Mixed grass and sand shorelines with guts are the kinds of structure youíre looking for. While Iíve heard shrimp and a popping cork can be effective, I would also advise throwing some soft plastics to cover more ground. You could also try to rig a shrimp on a jig head and treat it like a soft plastic, especially if youíre fishing shallow.

Hope you find these thoughts and suggestions helpful.

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