- Intracoastal Trout by Chester Moore, Jr.
- Don't Overlook This Fishing Goldmine
- The red/white Super Spook walked along the shoreline with an almost
military like rhythm.
- My cousin Frank Moore is a real pro at working this particular plug
and as I commented on the smoothness of his presentation, he looked over
at his graph and smiled.
- "We're marking lots of bait and I'm pretty sure it's mullet,"
he said without causing his plug to break a stride.
- Mullet are exactly what we wanted and as we both worked our topwaters
over this big school, we hoped a super sized sow speck would come out to
- Frank's Super Spook disappeared as the water below it boiled with a
hint of silver...
On the Flats by
- Lightweight boats and push poles lead the way...
- One of the most unique aspects of fishing the flats along the
Gulf coast is that they provide great fishing opportunities year
round for a variety of species, specifically reds and trout. But there
is no denying that come spring and summer the skinny-water action comes
to life quicker than a short fuse on a Roman candle on the Fourth of July.
- There is no shortage of flats to fish along the Gulf coast. And, lately,
neither is there a shortage of fishermen looking to get the jump on shallow
feeding reds and trout. In fact, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife
Department, there are more anglers heading to fish the coast for trout
and reds than ever before. The reason why is simple - the top two target
species are abundant, relatively easy to find and catch, and they fight
a heck of a lot harder than most freshwater species.
Cobes in the Sound
- by Robert L. Brodie
- The coastline has changed, where will the cobes
- Come April, the minds of saltwater anglers in southern Mississippi
stir with the thought of doing battle with one of the most highly prized
game fish that prowls outside the Magnolia State's barrier islands. Hey,
no matter what you call them including: cobia, cobe, ling, brownies, big
brown ones, lemonfish, crab-eater, or the Cajun lingo of limon, these beautiful
brown hued game fish are the star of the show come springtime.
- However, this spring there will be many changes along the Mississippi
Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Katrina's path of destruction. Coastal
bait shops that once dotted Mississippi's coastline providing all sorts
of live and dead baits, chum, tackle, and other supplies required to seek
out cobia probably won't be as plentiful, so anglers may have to spend
more time on the water catching their own live bait.
- Amberjack - Agony or Ecstasy? - by Pete Cooper, Jr.
- These fish are tough!
- Old folks occasionally develop a propensity for
telling tales, and every now and then some of them contain a bit more fact
than fiction. The following are a few of those, and I remember the incidents
well, even though the first one occurred long before I had a beard, much
- a possum-colored one!
- Like the others, that trip involved amberjacks
then a species I knew less than nothing about, but a charter skipper/buddy
had a day off and wanted to fish for them. Having always been game to try
something different, I was eager for the trip and felt absolutely nothing
like the proverbial lamb being led to slaughter.
- Gulf Coast Closeup -
Tx - Good Fishing - Then and Now"
- by Gary Ralston
- The Matagorda Gazette says that fishing was never better
on our bay than at present. Red fish, trout, flounder, and all the other
varieties are caught in great numbers. The shrimp fishing has about closed.
On this side (of) the bay our sportsmen have been equally fortunate, and
besides a constant supply of the dainty luxuries mentioned they have had
abundance of stone crabs. We notice, however, that jew-fish, the best of
all, have been rather scarce this season. The oyster season has fairly
commenced and the market is well supplied. (INDIANOLA, TX COURIER, October
- Once a bustling seaport and cowtown, the lights of Indianola were punched
out by a pair of hurricanes 11 years apart.
- Located on the western side of Matagorda Bay on a shell beach only
a few feet above sea level, it was an invitation for the disaster that
was inevitable, yet unexpected. Its sister city of Galveston to the east
would have its own rendeveous with disaster in 1900...
- OUR DEPARTMENTS...
- Equipment Notebook
Equipment" - by David Ayers
- Rod & Reel'n Offshore - "Hook Sharpening
- Going Against the Norm" - by Patrick
- The Bay Naturalist
- "Getting to Know Seaweed" - by
- Tackle Time
- "Hooks - Two or Three" - by Colby Sorrells
- Bait Hook
- "False Advertising" - by Jim Martin
- From the Publisher...
- Besides all these great articles and departments, Gulf Coast Fisherman
is the only source for the Wells Daily Fishing Forecast.
Each issue carries three months of the Wells Daily
Fishing Forecast - with Monthly Fishing Calendars. This will provide
what you need to intelligently plan your fishing trips - hours, weeks,
and months in advance!
- Top saltwater guides and fishermen use the Wells Daily Fishing Forecast - shouldn't you be using it ,too?...
- "The fisherman that knows what the currents
are doing has the advantage - over fish and fishermen!"
- And remember - "Fish feed everyday, somewhere
" - Harold Wells
- Gary Ralston