Gulf Coast Fisherman Magazine VOL 41, No. 1 - Page 4

GULF COAST
with Wells Daily Fishing Forecast
No Winter Blues on Calcasieu by Nate Skinner .... 6 Fishing Calcasieu in the winter is sure to lift the spirits !
Bulls in the Red Zone by John N . Felsher ..................... 7 Huge fish in red territory .
Hot Tips for Cold Trout by Danno Wise ............ 10 Follow these tips for MONSTER trout this winter .
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 2017 . 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 . 41 No . 1

with Wells Daily Fishing Forecast

FEATURES

CONTENTS

ANUARY - FEBRUARY - M
WELLS DAILY FISHING FORECAST
2017

No Winter Blues on Calcasieu by Nate Skinner .... 6 Fishing Calcasieu in the winter is sure to lift the spirits !

Bulls in the Red Zone by John N . Felsher ..................... 7 Huge fish in red territory .

Hot Tips for Cold Trout by Danno Wise ............ 10 Follow these tips for MONSTER trout this winter .

DEPARTMENT HIGHLIGHTS
Tackle Time - Something New in Floats ........................ 8 Rod & Reelin ’ - Mono-to-Braid Magic .......................... 9 Gulf Coast Closeup - Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge ... 11 Equipment Notebook - Splicing Three-Strand Rope 12 The Bay Naturalist - Making Bait ............................. 28 The Fly Guy - Gettin ’ Deeper ....................................... 29 Paddling Out - When and When Not to Stand ............ 31 The Bait Hook - The Knife & Fork Gang ................... 34
DEPARTMENTS
J ANUARY - FEBRUARY - MARCH
DEPARTMENTS
Editor ' s Notes ................................................................................................ 5 Tackle Time ..................................... Colby Sorrells ................................... 8 Rod & Reelin ’ .................................. Patrick Lemire ................................... 9 Gulf Coast Closeup ......................... Pete Cooper , Jr . ............................... 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 : Capt . Nick Poe , Big Lake Guide Service , with a hefty Calcasieu Lake trout . Photo by Nate Skinner .
4 G U L F C O A S T F I S H E R M A N W W W . G U L F F I S H I N G . C O M
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. 41 No. 1 J ANUARY - FEBRUARY - MARCH C ONTENTS 2017 FEATURES No Winter Blues on Calcasieu by Nate Skinner ....6 Fishing Calcasieu in the winter is sure to lift the spirits! Bulls in the Red Zone by John N. Felsher..................... 7 Huge fish in red territory. Hot Tips for Cold Trout by Danno Wise ............ 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 2017. Single copy at $4.50. Subscription is $15.00 for one year (4 issues); $28.00 for two years (8 issues); and, $40.00 for three years (12 issues). Periodical postage paid at Port Lavaca, Texas and at additional mailing offices. Address correspondence concerning subscription or address changes to Gulf Coast Fisherman, P.O. Box 8, Port Lavaca, Texas 77979 (361) 552-8864. Unsolicited contributions are welcomed, but will not be acknowledged or returned unless accompanied by stamped, self-addressed envelope. Articles, photos, artwork, and other material should be addressed to the Editor. We can not be responsible for unsolicited material. The contents of this magazine may not be reprinted without written permission. Advertising rates on request. Standard commissions to accredited advertising agencies. Send new product information to Gulf Coast Fisherman, P.O. Box 8, Port Lavaca, Texas 77979. Advertising Sales Office, Gulf Coast Fisherman, 211 Oakglen Dr., Port Lavaca,Texas 77979. Phone/Fax (361) 552-8864. POSTMASTER: Send P.O.D. Form 3579 to: Gulf Coast Fisherman, P. O. Box 8, Port Lavaca, TX 77979. 4 GULF COAST FISHERMAN Follow these tips for MONSTER trout this winter. DEPARTMENT HIGHLIGHTS Tackle Time - Something New in Floats ........................ 8 Rod & Reelin’ - Mono-to-Braid Magic .......................... 9 Gulf Coast Closeup - Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge ... 11 Equipment Notebook - Splicing Three-Strand Rope 12 The Bay Naturalist - Making Bait ............................. 28 The Fly Guy - Gettin’ Deeper....................................... 29 Paddling Out - When and When Not to Stand ............ 31 The Bait Hook - The Knife & Fork Gang ................... 34 DEPARTMENTS Editor's Notes ................................................................................................ 5 Tackle Time ..................................... Colby Sorrells ...................... )IIdAɥ1ɔ)ձ Ё ͕Aє Ȱ)ȸ)եЁ9ѕ٥̀)Q 9ɅЀ)!)Q䀸Aє Ȱ)ȸ)AɽՍЁI٥܀Mх)A=Ѐ)!ɵ)Q Ё!)5ѥ()]11L%1d%M!%9=I MP)ɽф)%ɽՍѥѼ͡ɕЀ)]ЁձɕЀ)9ѠձɕЀ)ɥձɕЀ)مA ̀)=͡ɔ͡ɕЀ) ٕ и9A 1եM٥ݥѠ ͥԁ1)ɽиAѼ9єMȸ)\\\T0$L $8 <4((0