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Matagorda Bay Fishing



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. Sheepshead

  2. Sheepshead

    There is a 15.29% catch rate for Sheepshead, based on 439 Sheepshead counted.

    Matagorda Bay Sheepshead Counts Chart
    Sheepshead

    ENLARGE MATAGORDA BAY SHEEPSHEAD COUNTS CHART


  3. Spotted Seatrout

  4. Spotted Seatrout

    There is a 11.63% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 334 Spotted Seatrout counted.

    Matagorda Bay Spotted Seatrout Counts Chart
    Spotted

    ENLARGE MATAGORDA BAY SPOTTED SEATROUT COUNTS CHART


  5. Atlantic Croaker

  6. Atlantic Croaker

    There is a 8.5% catch rate for Atlantic Croaker, based on 244 Atlantic Croaker counted.

    Matagorda Bay Atlantic Croaker Counts Chart
    Atlantic

    ENLARGE MATAGORDA BAY ATLANTIC CROAKER COUNTS CHART


  7. Pinfish

  8. Pinfish

    There is a 7.49% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 215 Pinfish counted.

    Matagorda Bay Pinfish Counts Chart
    Pinfish

    ENLARGE MATAGORDA BAY PINFISH COUNTS CHART


  9. Spot Croaker

  10. Spot Croaker

    There is a 7.17% catch rate for Spot Croaker, based on 206 Spot Croaker counted.

    Matagorda Bay Spot Croaker Counts Chart
    Spot

    ENLARGE MATAGORDA BAY SPOT CROAKER COUNTS CHART


  11. Striped Mullet

  12. Striped Mullet

    There is a 6.72% catch rate for Striped Mullet, based on 193 Striped Mullet counted.

    Matagorda Bay Striped Mullet Counts Chart
    Striped

    ENLARGE MATAGORDA BAY STRIPED MULLET COUNTS CHART


  13. Red Drum

  14. Red Drum

    There is a 6.65% catch rate for Red Drum, based on 191 Red Drum counted.

    Matagorda Bay Red Drum Counts Chart
    Red

    ENLARGE MATAGORDA BAY RED DRUM COUNTS CHART


  15. Anchovy

  16. Anchovy

    There is a 6.34% catch rate for Anchovy, based on 182 Anchovy counted.

    Matagorda Bay Anchovy Counts Chart
    Anchovy

    ENLARGE MATAGORDA BAY ANCHOVY COUNTS CHART


  17. Spadefish

  18. Spadefish

    There is a 4.91% catch rate for Spadefish, based on 141 Spadefish counted.

    Matagorda Bay Spadefish Counts Chart
    Spadefish

    ENLARGE MATAGORDA BAY SPADEFISH COUNTS CHART


  19. Gulf Menhaden

  20. Gulf Menhaden

    There is a 4.32% catch rate for Gulf Menhaden, based on 124 Gulf Menhaden counted.

    Matagorda Bay Gulf Menhaden Counts Chart
    Gulf

    ENLARGE MATAGORDA BAY GULF MENHADEN COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 28 species of fish and 2872 fish counted for April around Matagorda Bay.

To date, there are 104 species of fish and a total of 490332 fish counted for Matagorda Bay and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1830 (194 years).

Last Update: 4/16/2024 4:46:52 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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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Matagorda Bay are the following:

  1. Matagorda Island Liberty Ship Reef (MI-616)
    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)


  3. C-QRT - REMOVED
    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
    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
    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. D
    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


  7. F - REMOVED
    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


  8. B-DRIL - REMOVED
    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


  9. G - REMOVED
    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


  10. C-COMPRESS0R - REMOVED
    C-COMPRESS0R (10225) is a gas/oil platform built by Apache Corporation and installed on 12/27/2001. The structure was removed on 12/06/2020. Smaller pieces of the structure m


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