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I'm looking for information on the beach that runs from Matagorda (Colorado River) north towards the boat cut at Caney Creek in Sargent, TX.

Can anyone provide information about how far you can drive on this beach in a 2wd pickup. I've fished from a boat in the boat cut many times and seen lots of vehicles that drove up from Matagorda but I seem to remember all of them being 4wd.

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It can change daily depending on the tides as to how far you can get without 4WD... you should be able to get to the badlands area where it opens up in 2WD most days... that's about 4 or 5 miles I think. The beach changed quite a bit after the hurricane a couple of years ago... just take a shovel and some 2X8 and you can get out of most anything to turn around.
 

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In my opion you don't have any buesness past 3 mi cut without 4x4. Don't take this the wrong way, I'm not tring to be rude. I'm just tired of pulling guys out. I spent almost an hour winching a 2x4 DIESEL Expedetion that had made it about 12 miles down last weekend. And that was during prime fishing time.

If you do try and go down make sure you have at least a 20' strap and some cash or beer to pay a friendly person. Also, the further you go down the less people you'll come across to help you out if you do get stuck.

It's about 21 miles to the first cut. I havn't been down there in awhile but there were 2 cuts. One went into east bay and the other went to the intercoastal. You could not drive thru the first cut. It may have silted in by now. Maybe someone else knows.

Hope this helps. Good luck, Aquafowler
 

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Saturday you were only good for about 2 miles.
I was in my sons ford 4x4 and I turned around before getting stuck
 

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There is also a back road that is in the fields off the beach that the ranchers use. Normally this is pretty hardpacked and I have seen some 2x4s pretty far down using that. You still have to get yourself a few miles down the beach to hit that. If there has been any rain, do not use that because it will be very slick.

I echo the others sentiments. Stay within three miles in a 2x4, or else have cash and beer to reward those who take time out of their day and put the wear and tear on their vehicles to get you out of a situation you got yourself into.
If you do go, take a shovel, some boards, a bucket, and a few friends and be prepared to get yourself out.
 

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I fished down there the weekend before last and the beach was half 4x4 needed about 6miles down +. The tides were real high in the morning and the sand and shell had deep tracks. I agree with everyone else, if you don't have 4x4 stick within 2-3miles.
 

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Past three mile cut it can get really bad. Don't go with out a 4x4 . It a long way back on foot. Most wreckers won't go past the cut. Always best to go in a couple of vehicles if your going to the end. Be careful its really soft on the end by the creek.
 

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aquafowlr said:
In my opion you don't have any buesness past 3 mi cut without 4x4. Don't take this the wrong way, I'm not tring to be rude. I'm just tired of pulling guys out. I spent almost an hour winching a 2x4 DIESEL Expedetion that had made it about 12 miles down last weekend. And that was during prime fishing time.

If you do try and go down make sure you have at least a 20' strap and some cash or beer to pay a friendly person. Also, the further you go down the less people you'll come across to help you out if you do get stuck.

It's about 21 miles to the first cut. I havn't been down there in awhile but there were 2 cuts. One went into east bay and the other went to the intercoastal. You could not drive thru the first cut. It may have silted in by now. Maybe someone else knows.

Hope this helps. Good luck, Aquafowler
Aquafowler,

Definetly not taken the wrong way......Thanks for the info.....
 
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