- Reds & Tides by Chester Moore,
- How coastal tides and currents affect redfish
- Everyone has heard of fishing for redfish under the birds, but what
about under the dolphins?
- That is exactly what I was doing at the Cameron, La. jetties last year
and the reds were biting in an almost frenzy-like state. The tide was coming
back in toward Lake Calcasieu and the strong flow of water created an eddie
on the west side of the rocks...
- Bulls on the Fringe by Pete Cooper, Jr.
- Big reds prowl all around the Delta
- It's interesting how one's perspectives can change over the years.
I can plainly recall the reverent awe in which I held redfish during my
teens. The bulls were completely incomprehensible - godlike.
- All that was assuredly based on the fact that I had caught so few of
them - like zero! But after I turned 20 I began to make up for lost time
- at least with the "regular reds". But the bulls still made
only very rare appearances in my life, and by doing so they retained their
divine status up until very recently...
Espiritu Santo Bay
- by Robert Sloan
- This bay has it all and now's the time to fish
- Port O'Connor, located on the middle Texas coast, is one of the hottest
fishing destinations along the Texas Gulf coast for two very good reasons.
One is that the flats and bay fishing options are endless. Two, and most
important, the fishing is fantastic for reds, trout and even jack crevalle
- I've been fishing Port O'Connor for for over three decades and can
say from much experience that during the summer months there are many angling
options that include drifting, wading and poling the flats with light tackle
and fly fishing gear. The miles upon miles of clear water flats are endless.
And there are islands galore. But even at that escaping the weekend crush
of anglers at POC can be a challenge. That is unless you know where to
- Summer Beach Bash -
by David A. Brown
- It's snook time for Florida beachfront waders.
- The water's warm and the fishing's hot. Witness
this catch-all summary of the Sunshine State's world-famous sandy beaches.
With vast stretches of pristine shores, Florida'sGulf Coast offers a wonderful
opportunity for wade fishing during the summer months.
- Targets of opportunity vary, but from May through
September, the star of the show is definitely Centropomus undecimalus
the snook. Colloquially called the "linesider" for its jet black
lateral line, this cagey predator spends much of the year in backwater
haunts, but moves en masse toward coastal passes and adjacent beaches for
the annual spawning aggregations...
Gulf Coast Closeup -
- Found: Paradise at the
Chandeleurs - by Al Rogers
- Thirty-five miles off the coast of Biloxi, Mississippi, a waning crescent
moon cast a faint glimmer across the dark waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
Millions of stars were strewn across an endless sky. I realized a remarkable
resemblance that the moon had to an area where I was anchored the
Chandeleur Islands. The shapes were almost identical. And much like this
bright thin sliver in the night, the fading celestial body in the distance,
this barrier island chain, is in its final phase.
- OUR DEPARTMENTS...
- Equipment Notebook
Installation" - by David Ayers
- Rod & Reel'n Offshore - "How to Fish Butterfly
and Dragonfly Jigs" - by Patrick
- The Bay Naturalist
- "Get stuck?
Try the Heat Trick" - by John Hook
- Tackle Time
- "Your Friend the Wading Boot" - by Colby Sorrells
- Bait Hook
- "Waterfront Characters" - 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