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Matagorda Surf End of Year Recap #13826746 12/31/20 09:02 PM
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2020 was a pretty crappy year all over the world and one that I’m sure we’d all like to forget. In terms of fishing, however, it was fantastic. 2020 presented us with numerous great weather windows and opportunities to land big fish all up and down the coast. Almost every trip I ventured out on would result in good quality slot reds and bull reds, which I was able to land over a 100 bulls this year with 39 of them breaking the 45” mark. The sharks were plentiful from mid March all the way up into the middle of December and I was able to land several (lost more than I can coun’t though haha). Fishing around the fronts in the later half really paid off in a big way. Another thing that really helped this year was the almost complete lack of sargassum weed. I think I only had one day where it was an issue but other than that it was non-existent on the middle coast. Not sure if the guys down south had to deal with it, only ran to PINS twice this year and both times there was none. I had several good friends join me throughout the year for their first time surf fishing and getting them hooked up on big fish was definitely one of the highlights for me, they are all now hooked for life! I was also fortunate enough to meet several new people while down on the sand and hope to meet more next year. Bring it on 2021, let’s see what you got!

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Re: Matagorda Surf End of Year Recap [Re: TPOTTS] #13826793 12/31/20 09:29 PM
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WOW! Some kind of year! Way to go


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That's an awesome fishing year!! It was good to finally meet you on the beach. I am sure I will be seeing you again in 2021.....very soon. Happy New Year to you and your family, Sir!


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Re: Matagorda Surf End of Year Recap [Re: TPOTTS] #13827704 01/01/21 03:42 PM
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Thanks for sharing your experience and pictures. Best of luck to you in 2021.

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coolphotos Awesome post.


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Re: Matagorda Surf End of Year Recap [Re: TPOTTS] #13872477 02/03/21 07:36 PM
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How is the surf in matagorda this time of year as far as fishing goes? Im headed down week after next. Been to Port A and PINs quite a bit over the years but this will be my 1st trip to Mata. as well as my 1st time saltwater fishing in February

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that is incredible

aren't the stingrays like a delicacy ?

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Originally Posted by Drought_county
How is the surf in matagorda this time of year as far as fishing goes? Im headed down week after next. Been to Port A and PINs quite a bit over the years but this will be my 1st trip to Mata. as well as my 1st time saltwater fishing in February


The surf in Gorda is pretty incredible this time of year and probably one of my favorite times to be down there. Lots and lots of big redfish and black drum within casting distance right now. Whiting and blue crab are the prefered baits when the water is as cold as it currently is. Try using pink fishbites to load up on whiting and then work up from there.

Re: Matagorda Surf End of Year Recap [Re: butch sanders] #13876141 02/06/21 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by butch sanders
that is incredible

aren't the stingrays like a delicacy ?


Thanks Butch! They are a delicacy as a sharbait, thats all I use them for.

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that is incredible

aren't the stingrays like a delicacy ?


Thanks Butch! They are a delicacy as a sharbait, thats all I use them for.


LOL
i think you should try 1

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