In the New Year, pursue happiness with Matagorda Bay Fishing Charters

Did you know that fishing is a great way to deal with stress?

Christmas is four days away!  A week later, New Year’s will hit.  The excitement can certainly take a toll on you.  Gift giving is stressful, let alone planning to see friends and family.  Given the state of the economy and the effects of the recent recession, this year’s holiday season seems more stressful than ever.  I can empathize.

It seems that this country’s motto should be “life, liberty, and the pursuit of stress.”  At Matagorda Bay Fishing Charters, we feel you need a little happiness in your life.  Come pursue it with us, on the outstanding waters of the Matagorda, Texas bays, and do some Gulf Coast fishing!

Do you feel the need to get away from it all, to sit on a slow-rocking boat and feel the sun on your face?  I know I do!  It’s nice to get that much-needed break from life.  Kick off your boots, lean back, crack open a beer, and begin to fish.  Trout and Reds are waiting for you!  They’ll practically come to you.  De-stress with Matagorda Bay Trout fishing!

Studies have shown (as well as my own experiences) that fishing reduces stress.  Matagorda watersIn the New Year, pursue happiness with Matagorda Bay Fishing Charters can calm a man and the winds that sweep in from the Gulf will ease your troubles for a bit.  2012 has been a stressful year for us and the country as a whole.  Let’s pursue happiness, the way the Founding Fathers wanted, and make 2013 a relaxing year.  Start by booking a trip with Matagorda Bay Charters for the New Year!


*image courtesy of Petr Kratochvil

Things to keep in mind while Fishing for Specks

Speckled trout are a beautiful fish and very fun to fish for. But, just like every species, specks have things they like and don’t like. So, you’ll need to approach them a bit differently than you would approach others.

For example, specks really like shrimp and small fish. While lures can work and many have success, your best bet is to stick with shrimp and small fish as bait. The bigger the bait, the better chance you’ll have at a bigger trout. But, keep in mind, specks only get so big, so don’t throw a huge fish on the line and expect to hook a mammoth trout!

You’ll also want to look out for a few things to spot the specks. If you see a lot of bait fish swimming around an area, there’s a good chance that the specks will be looking at them too. So, cast into those areas and you might end up hooking a nice big speck!

Another thing to look for is diving birds. Depending on the bird size, they could even be going for the catch that you want! So, keep an eye out for them and get to the speckled trout before they do!

Keep these things in mind and you’ll be sure to have fun fishing for speckled trout on Matagorda Bay!