Canals in Sargent

Downey’s Caney Creek Club

  • August 26, 2016

Downey’s Caney Creek Club

 Sargent’s Subdivision

Downey’s Caney Creek Club is the closest subdivision to the riches of East Matagorda Bay and the Gulf of Mexico in the Sargent Area. The subdivision includes and extensive Canal infrastructure and an abundance of tidal fishing opportunities on Canals,  Inter-coastal Fishing and Caney Creek near East Matagorda Bay. DSC0153 Drive time by boat from your dock on your waterfront property to the Gulf and Bay by water is shortest distance of any subdivision on the mainland.  This is the advantage of owning in this particular Sargent subdivision.  The Gateway to East Matagorda Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.

At Downey’s if you don’t want to take the boat out you can experience incredible fishing from your own dock on Caney Creek or the Canals. The location is so close to the Bay and Gulf that it experiences the effect of the tidal flow more than other subdivisions that may be further upstream from the Gulf of Mexico. This provides for incredible night dock fishing which is so popular this time of the year and though the Winter. Fish Caught in Sargent Canal Sargent’s Subdivisions

As you venture North on Caney Creek you reach other subdivsions of Sargent including Caney Creek Estates, Caney Creek Haven, Live Oak Bend Subdivision, and the furthest from the Gulf of Mexico is Camelot Forest located near the Sargent Post Office and Sargent. These subdivisions offer more fresh water fishing opportunities such as Catfish and Gar Fishing. The water as you go north on the Creek turns more Brackish till finally it becomes fresh water north of the Second Bridge.

Of course fishing from your dock in Sargent’s Subdivisions all State fishing rules still apply and the size and the amount of fish caught. One angler reported that they caught over fifty Speckled Trout under the lights last week. And over twenty Red’s so of course they threw back all undersized fish and stopped when they reached their limit. This angler is a friend of the Bay and the Resource. He uses lights to attract bait fish and then when the fun is over they turn the lights off. They never leave lights on overnight. These lights can be confusing to many animals in the ecosystem and change their natural habits. Also the angler uses Circle Hooks rather than Treble Hooks. When using lures the angler will sometime file the barb off the hook to assure that it is easy to throw back undersized fish when caught.MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA
All of the subdivisions of Sargent Texas have different things to offer. We will review them over the next few months. But if you looking to be close to the saltwater fishing action on the Caney Creek Downey’s Caney Creek canals really sets off the fishing action where you get the most  fishing “bang for your buck.”