3 Interesting Things About Matagorda Bay

You probably know Matagorda Bay as your favorite fishing location – a place to enjoy all of the excitment, adventure and even relaxation that fishing has to offer. So, here’s a few things that you may not know about Matagorda Bay:

1 – It’s an Estuary – Well, if you don’t know what this is, it”s basically a place where a fresh river meets a salt water source. This is the cusp where two ecosystems collide, where sediment and the ocean base meet and where life flourishes because of  abundant nutrients.

2 – Incredible Wildlife – As I just said, the great nutrients of this estuary allow for an abundance of wildlife, especially aquatic life. However, the aquatic life allows for more birds and land animals. In fact, at one point there were more bird species recorded in Matagorda Bay than anywhere else in America.

3 – Rich History – Matagorda Bay has a long and interesting history, dating back to the time before Europeans discovered the “New World.” This history makes for a distinct culture, that you won’t find anywhere else in the world, made up of diverse Native tribes and a plethora of European settlers.

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