Gulf Coast Fisherman Magazine Vol 39 No 2 - Spring 2015 - Page 4

Harold Wells GULF COAST FISHERMAN www.gulffishing.com GARY RALSTON Publisher/Editor DEPARTMENT EDITORS David Ayers • Pete Cooper, Jr. Jeff Herman • John Hook Patrick Lemire • Jim Martin Colby Sorrells CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Capt. Robert Brodie Al Rogers David A. Brown Capt. Nate Skinner Vernon Summerlin Capt. Mike Thompson Capt. Danno Wise with Wells Daily Fishing Forecast Vol. 39 No. 2 A P R I L • MA Y • JU N E C ONTENTS 2015 FEATURES Shallow Water Reds by David A. Brown ..................... 6 In stalking reds, patience and persistence are key. Froggin’ for Reds by John N. Felsher ............................. 7 They may not know what it is, but sure love to bite ‘em! Rattle ‘Em Up This Spring by Nate Skinner ... 10 Rattling lures are ideal to combat noisy spring winds. Production/Design Janna Ralston Advertising/ Classified Send requests for advertising rates to: advertising@gulffishing.com or mail to: GCF Advertising P.O. Box 8, Port Lavaca, Texas 77979 Phone/Fax: (361) 552-8864 800-552-4853 Administration Gary Ralston • Editor Janna Ralston • Production/Design Staff • Circulation Warner/International Periodical Services • Newsstand Distribution GULF COAST FISHERMAN (ISSN 0164-3746) is published quarterly by Harold Wells Gulf Coast Fisherman, Inc., 211 Oakglen Dr., Port Lavaca, Texas 77979. Phone (361)552-8864. Copyright 2015. Single copy at $4.50. Subscription is $15.00 for one year (4 issues); $28.00 for two years (8 issues); and, $40.00 for three years (12 issues). Periodical postage paid at Port Lavaca, Texas and at additional mailing offices. Address correspondence concerning subscription or address changes to Gulf Coast Fisherman, P.O. Box 8, Port Lavaca, Texas 77979 (361) 552-8864. Unsolicited contributions are welcomed, but will not be acknowledged or returned unless accompanied by stamped, self-addressed envelope. Articles, photos, artwork, and other material should be addressed to the Editor. We can not be responsible for unsolicited material. The contents of this magazine may not be reprinted without written permission. Advertising rates on request. Standard commissions to accredited advertising agencies. Send new product information to Gulf Coast Fisherman, P.O. Box 8, Port Lavaca, Texas 77979. Advertising Sales Office, Gulf Coast Fisherman, 211 Oakglen Dr., Port Lavaca,Texas 77979. Phone/Fax (361) 552-8864. POSTMASTER: Send P.O.D. Form 3579 to: Gulf Coast Fisherman, P. O. Box 8, Port Lavaca, TX 77979. 4 GULF COAST FISHERMAN DEPARTMENT HIGHLIGHTS Tackle Time - Spook Sizes .............................................. 8 Rod & Reelin’ - Calling Up a Cobia .............................. 9 Gulf Coast Closeup - Quick Drift Tips for Spring .... 11 Equipment Notebook - Battery Maintenance ........... 12 The Bay Naturalist - Share the Wealth ..................... 28 The Fly Guy - Try a Pipe for Spring Cobia ................. 29 Paddling Out - Spring is Kayak Tournament Time .... 31 The Bait Hook - Fishing “Blooms” in April................ 34 DEPARTMENTS Editor's Notes ................................................................................................ 5 Tackle Time ..................................... Colby Sorrells .........