Gulf Coast Fisherman Magazine Vol 40 - No. 4 FALL 2016 - Page 4

GULF COAST
with Wells Daily Fishing Forecast
Baffin Bay - Next to Nothing - by Lefty Ray Chapa ........ 6 It ’ s here you will catch the speck of a lifetime .
Breton Island Abundance - by David A . Brown ... 7 Island allure complements fantastic fishing .
Go Green ! - by Nathan Skinner ......................................... 10 It ’ s a nighttime thing .
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 David A . Brown John N . Felsher Capt . Nate Skinner Vernon Summerlin
Capt . Mike Thompson Capt . Danno Wise
Production / Design Janna Ralston
Advertising Jennifer Schulte jennifer @ gulffishing . com advertising @ gulffishing . com GCF Advertising P . O . Box 8 , Port Lavaca , Texas 77979 Phone / Fax : ( 361 ) 552-8864
Administration Gary Ralston • Editor Janna Ralston • Production / Design Jennifer Schulte • Advertising Staff • Circulation
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 2016 . 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 .
Vol . 40 No . 4

with Wells Daily Fishing Forecast

FEATURES

CONTENTS

CTOBER - NOVEMBER - D
WELLS DAILY FISHING FORECAST
2016

Baffin Bay - Next to Nothing - by Lefty Ray Chapa ........ 6 It ’ s here you will catch the speck of a lifetime .

Breton Island Abundance - by David A . Brown ... 7 Island allure complements fantastic fishing .

Go Green ! - by Nathan Skinner ......................................... 10 It ’ s a nighttime thing .

DEPARTMENT HIGHLIGHTS
Tackle Time - The Venerable Hump M5 ........................ 8 Rod & Reelin ’ - The Diamond Jig ................................. 9 Gulf Coast Closeup - Gulf State Park Pier ................ 11 Equipment Notebook - Easy LED Light Install ....... 12 The Bay Naturalist - Jimmies and Sooks .................. 28 The Fly Guy - Eyes on Flies ......................................... 29 Paddling Out - Going Beyond the Breakers ................ 31 The Bait Hook - Buster Buckets and Mud Minnows .. 34
DEPARTMENTS
O CTOBER - NOVEMBER - DECEMBER
DEPARTMENTS
Editor ' s Notes ................................................................................................ 5 Tackle Time ..................................... Colby Sorrells ................................... 8 Rod & Reelin ’ .................................. Patrick Lemire ................................... 9 Gulf Coast Closeup ......................... John N . Felsher ............................... 11 Equipment Notebook ...................... David Ayers .................................... 12 The Bay Naturalist .......................... John Hook ....................................... 28 The Fly Guy ..................................... Pete Cooper , Jr . ............................... 29 Product Review ................................ Staff ................................................. 30 Paddling Out .................................... Jeff Herman ..................................... 31 The Bait Hook .................................. Jim Martin ....................................... 34
Astronomical Data ........................................................................................ 2 Introduction to Fishing Forecast ............................................................... 13 West Gulf Daily Forecast ........................................................................... 15 North Gulf Daily Forecast ......................................................................... 19 Florida Gulf Daily Forecast ....................................................................... 23 Advance Plannng Calendars ...................................................................... 26 Offshore Fishing Forecast .......................................................................... 27
Cover : Baffin Bay Capt . Javi Castillo holds up a monster of a speckled trout caught in this trophy paradise . Photo by Lefty Ray Chapa .
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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 David A. Brown John N. Felsher Capt. Nate Skinner Vernon Summerlin Capt. Mike Thompson Capt. Danno Wise with Wells Daily Fishing Forecast Vol. 40 No. 4 O CTOBER - NOVEMBER - DECEMBER C ONTENTS 2016 FEATURES Baffin Bay - Next to Nothing - by Lefty Ray Chapa ........6 It’s here you will catch the speck of a lifetime. Breton Island Abundance - by David A. Brown ... 7 Island allure complements fantastic fishing. Go Green! - by Nathan Skinner ......................................... 10 Production/Design Janna Ralston Advertising Jennifer Schulte jennifer@gulffishing.com advertising@gulffishing.com GCF Advertising P.O. Box 8, Port Lavaca, Texas 77979 Phone/Fax: (361) 552-8864 Administration Gary Ralston • Editor Janna Ralston • Production/Design Jennifer Schulte • Advertising Staff • Circulation 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 2016. Single copy at $4.50. Subscription is $15.00 for one year (4 issues); $28.00 for two years (8 issues); and, $40.00 for three years (12 issues). Periodical postage paid at Port Lavaca, Texas and at additional mailing offices. Address correspondence concerning subscription or address changes to Gulf Coast Fisherman, P.O. Box 8, Port Lavaca, Texas 77979 (361) 552-8864. Unsolicited contributions are welcomed, but will not be acknowledged or returned unless accompanied by stamped, self-addressed envelope. Articles, photos, artwork, and other material should be addressed to the Editor. We can not be responsible for unsolicited material. The contents of this magazine may not be reprinted without written permission. Advertising rates on request. Standard commissions to accredited advertising agencies. Send new product information to Gulf Coast Fisherman, P.O. Box 8, Port Lavaca, Texas 77979. Advertising Sales Office, Gulf Coast Fisherman, 211 Oakglen Dr., Port Lavaca,Texas 77979. Phone/Fax (361) 552-8864. POSTMASTER: Send P.O.D. Form 3579 to: Gulf Coast Fisherman, P. O. Box 8, Port Lavaca, TX 77979. 4 GULF COAST FISHERMAN It’s a nighttime thing. DEPARTMENT HIGHLIGHTS Tackle Time - The Venerable Hump M5 ........................ 8 Rod & Reelin’ - The Diamond Jig ................................. 9 Gulf Coast Closeup - Gulf State Park Pier ................ 11 Equipment Notebook - Easy LED Light Inst )Q 9ɅЀ)́M̀)Q䀴́̀)A=Ѐ 役ѡ ɕ̀)Q Ё! ѕȁ Ս́5Ր5̀)AIQ59QL)ѽȝ́9ѕ̀)QQ Mɕ̀)IIdAɥ1ɔ)ձ Ё ͕)8͡Ȁ)եЁ9ѕ٥̀)Q 9ɅЀ)!)Q䀸Aє Ȱ)ȸ)AɽՍЁI٥܀Mх)A=Ѐ)!ɵ)Q Ё!)5ѥ()]11L%1d%M!%9=I MP)ɽф)%ɽՍѥѼ͡ɕЀ)]ЁձɕЀ)9ѠձɕЀ)ɥձɕЀ)مA ̀)=͡ɔ͡ɕЀ) ٕ и)٤ ѥ́ѕȁɽ)՝Ёѡ́ɽɅ͔AѼ1I )\\\T0$L $8 <4((0