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Top Matagorda Bay Fishing Spots

  1. Matagorda Island Liberty Ship Reef (MI-616)
    12/28/2012 12:18:52 AM - Matagorda Island Liberty Ship Reef (MI-616) Donor: Texas Coastal & Marine Council Structure: Liberty Ship-Dwight L. Moody Distance From: Port OConnor 22 nm   &quo


  2. Matagorda Island Liberty Ship Reef (MI-616)
    12/28/2012 12:18:52 AM -


  3. C-QRT - REMOVED
    2/9/2017 9:33:07 PM - C-QRT (10225) is a gas/oil platform built by Apache Corporation and installed on 01/01/1985. The structure was removed on 11/11/2020. Smaller pieces of the structure may stil


  4. C
    3/14/2015 12:01:33 AM - C (10225) is a gas/oil platform built by Apache Corporation and installed on 01/01/1983. C is considered a major platform that stands in 87 feet of water and may provide habit


  5. H - REMOVED
    3/14/2015 12:01:10 AM - H (2421) is a gas/oil platform built by Fieldwood Energy LLC and installed on 03/17/2011. The structure was removed on 11/01/2020 and verified as clear on 11/15/2020. Smaller


  6. F - REMOVED
    3/14/2015 12:06:39 AM - F (10395) is a gas/oil platform built by Fieldwood Energy LLC and installed on 10/15/1995. The structure was removed on 10/15/2020 and verified as clear on 11/09/2020. Smalle


  7. Tri-Pod
    2/22/2017 10:15:30 PM - Trout, Redfish, Whiting, Drum and Flounder 


  8. D
    3/14/2015 12:06:39 AM - D (10391) is a gas/oil platform built by Apache Corporation and installed on 01/01/1995. D is considered a minor platform that stands in 86 feet of water and may provide habit


  9. B-DRIL - REMOVED
    3/14/2015 12:01:30 AM - B-DRIL (10205) is a gas/oil platform built by Fieldwood Energy LLC and installed on 01/01/1982. The structure was removed on 12/20/2020 and verified as clear on 03/22/2021. S


  10. G - REMOVED
    3/14/2015 12:06:38 AM - G (10324) is a gas/oil platform built by Fieldwood Energy LLC and installed on 01/01/1988. The structure was removed on 10/21/2020 and verified as clear on 11/22/2020. Smalle



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Matagorda Bay Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Matagorda Bay, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Anchovy

  2. Anchovy

    There is a 15.1% catch rate for Anchovy, based on 119 Anchovy counted.

    Matagorda Bay Anchovy Counts Chart
    Anchovy

    ENLARGE MATAGORDA BAY ANCHOVY COUNTS CHART


  3. Atlantic Croaker

  4. Atlantic Croaker

    There is a 9.14% catch rate for Atlantic Croaker, based on 72 Atlantic Croaker counted.

    Matagorda Bay Atlantic Croaker Counts Chart
    Atlantic

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  5. Pinfish

  6. Pinfish

    There is a 8.38% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 66 Pinfish counted.

    Matagorda Bay Pinfish Counts Chart
    Pinfish

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  7. Silver Perch

  8. Silver Perch

    There is a 8.38% catch rate for Silver Perch, based on 66 Silver Perch counted.

    Matagorda Bay Silver Perch Counts Chart
    Silver

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  9. Gulf Menhaden

  10. Gulf Menhaden

    There is a 6.73% catch rate for Gulf Menhaden, based on 53 Gulf Menhaden counted.

    Matagorda Bay Gulf Menhaden Counts Chart
    Gulf

    ENLARGE MATAGORDA BAY GULF MENHADEN COUNTS CHART


  11. Thread Herring

  12. Thread Herring

    There is a 5.58% catch rate for Thread Herring, based on 44 Thread Herring counted.

    Matagorda Bay Thread Herring Counts Chart
    Thread

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  13. Whiting

  14. Whiting

    There is a 3.93% catch rate for Whiting, based on 31 Whiting counted.

    Matagorda Bay Whiting Counts Chart
    Whiting

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  15. Spadefish

  16. Spadefish

    There is a 3.43% catch rate for Spadefish, based on 27 Spadefish counted.

    Matagorda Bay Spadefish Counts Chart
    Spadefish

    ENLARGE MATAGORDA BAY SPADEFISH COUNTS CHART


  17. Pigfish

  18. Pigfish

    There is a 3.3% catch rate for Pigfish, based on 26 Pigfish counted.

    Matagorda Bay Pigfish Counts Chart
    Pigfish

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  19. Gafftopsail Catfish

  20. Gafftopsail Catfish

    There is a 3.17% catch rate for Gafftopsail Catfish, based on 25 Gafftopsail Catfish counted.

    Matagorda Bay Gafftopsail Catfish Counts Chart
    Gafftopsail

    ENLARGE MATAGORDA BAY GAFFTOPSAIL CATFISH COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 23 species of fish and 788 fish counted for December around Matagorda Bay.

To date, there are 111 species of fish and a total of 752013 fish counted for Matagorda Bay and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 6/30/1950 (72 years).

Last Update: 12/1/2022 10:01:22 AM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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  1. Chaching Offshore Fishing Charters
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