Capt. Don Wood - U.S.C.G. License #900647
Full Time Professional Guide - Matagorda Texas
(979) 240-4137 Cell
(979) 244-2777 Home Bay City
(979) 863-7334 Home Matagorda
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East and West Matagorda Bays

Captain Don Wood
Email: wood545@sbcglobal.net
P.O. Box 585
Matagorda, TX 77457



December 14, 2010
Pictured L to R are Dan Whitton, Justin Cox and Bubba Beyer of Houston with 26 speckled trout caught in the Colorado River while fishing with Capt. Don Wood. The fish were caught on Brown Devil Eye soft plastics and Hogie Minnows on 1/4 oz. lead heads. The fish measured from 15 1/2" to 24 inches. Justin Cox is pictured with his 24 inch trout. If you would like to book a fishing trip with Capt. Don Wood he can be reached at (979) 240-4137.



December 5, 2009
Pictured from Left to Right are Chris Wachsmann of Bay City, Bubba Beyer of Houston, Nathan Giessinger of Milbank, South Dakota, and Ryan Kasten from Austin with their limits of Red fish (12). The fish were caught on Gulps and Exude Baits fished on 1/8 oz. lead heads. The fish were caught in the Intracoastal Canal. We also fished East Bay trying for some Trout, but didn't have any success. I think the water was just too cold. We hit another spot in the canal on the way in and caught and released two more 26" Reds.
The smallest Red was 24" and two that measured almost 28" weighed over nine pounds on a Boga Grip. The Group had driven to Matagorda, Friday from Houston in the Snow and Rain. Saturday turned out to be a little cool, but the sun came out and it turned out to be a pretty day. You can call Capt. Don Wood at (979) 240-4137 (cell) to book your next fishing trip.

June 6, 2009
Pictured Left to Right on the second day of The Oilman's Tournament are James McMullan and Bill Archibald with 17 speckled trout caught drifting scattered shell in East Matagorda Bay. The fish were caught on live shrimp and soft plastics.

June 5, 2009
Pictured with a 26 3/8" speckled trout caught on the first day of The Oilman's Fishing Tournament, at Matagorda, is M.J. Hellail. The fish was caught on a live shrimp while drifting over scattered shell in East Matagorda Bay. It was a slow day with only two other keeper fish caught.




May 30, 2009
Pictured Left to Right are Victor Sanchez, Triston Springer and Kenneth White with a 27" trout and 2 nice reds. Ended the day with 13 trout, 2 reds, 2 croakers and one sand trout. The fish were caught on live shrimp fished under popping corks drifting over scattered shell in East Matagorda Bay.


May 28 & 29, 2009
Afternoon trip in East Matagorda Bay, drift fishing over scattered shell using live shrimp, under popping corks. Clay Hoffpauir, Keith Swallers and Adam ? caught 12 specks and 1 redfish. Keith caught the largest speck which measured 26 5/8". Clay had a speck that was just under 25". Adam managed to catch his first trout ever. Left to Right are Adam, Clay, and Keith each with their largest fish.
Had the same group on Friday. We tried the Jetties first and only caught 2 Spanish Mackrel and a Black Tip Shark. The tide was weak and the water didn't look good so we decided to go to East Matagorda Bay where we had fished the previous day. Fished the same area as the day before and ended the day with 8 specks and 1 croaker. Adam caught the largest trout which measured 22 1/2".




March 19, 2009
Pictured with 9 specks and 9 sand trout are Brian, Jason, Kevin, and Ken Roberts of Houston, Texas. The fish were caught in East Matagorda Bay drifting over shell and mud. Bait of choice was the RT Slug (Exude) by Mister Twister. Brian had a 23" trout and his dad Ken had a 22" trout.

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