Gulf Coast Fisherman Magazine VOL 40 No 2 SPRING 2016 | Page 3
Our Readers Write
I escaped a rough day at work and
took my 4 year old son, Chayson
Ralston, fishing close to Six Mile, TX.
We spent part of the late afternoon
chasing and catching a few finger mullet,
which I thought would be perfect bait
for Chayson to land his first red fish.
I fished the area recently and knew
there were a few schools working mullet
and shrimp in the creeks that drain into
the bay. I anchored the boat as Chayson
worked to retrieve one of the finger
mullet from the bait well. He picked the
“Best Looking Baby Fish”, in his words,
and I helped him bait his hook. We cast
his pole, and he was set to catch a fish.
He patiently waited for about five
minutes, and a with swift tug from a 22"
redfish, he was super excited and hooked
He fought the fish for a time which
probably seemed like infinity to him, and
landed it without my help. Needless to
say, he can’t wait to go next time
Southwest Louisiana’s Rockefeller
Wildlife Refuge holds a lot more than
waterfowl during winter. Last January
Durel Romaine of Perry, La. proved that
with this 41-inch redfish that slammed
the spinnerbait he was working along the
shoreline of one of the Refuge’s old oilwell location canals.
of this size are
somewhat rare in
these waters, smaller
bulls - 20 to 30
pounds - are becoming increasingly
fish is still there
awaiting you, having
been tagged, revived,
Pete Cooper, Jr.
Jose Juarez with a 28”, 15 lb. red
caught at Indian Beach near Galveston
that went for a live mullet.
Send us a picture of your
catch of the day with a brief
who, what, why, where and
how so we can feature you in
“Our Readers Write”.
Gulf Coast Fisherman
PO Box 8, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
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