Gulf Coast Fisherman Magazine Vol. 41, No. 2 - Page 4

GULF COAST
with Wells Daily Fishing Forecast
Spring is Flounder Time , Too ! by Nate Skinner ... 6 Don ’ t let the spring migration slip by ever again !
Glory at Gaillard Island by Mike Thompsom ............ 7 Manmade island in Mobile Bay is a hit with all .
Flounder Run in the Bayou by John Felsher .. 10 The spring run is headed to the bayous - be ready !
Harold Wells

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Vol . 41 No . 2

with Wells Daily Fishing Forecast

FEATURES

CONTENTS

PRIL - MAY - J
WELLS DAILY FISHING FORECAST
2017

Spring is Flounder Time , Too ! by Nate Skinner ... 6 Don ’ t let the spring migration slip by ever again !

Glory at Gaillard Island by Mike Thompsom ............ 7 Manmade island in Mobile Bay is a hit with all .

Flounder Run in the Bayou by John Felsher .. 10 The spring run is headed to the bayous - be ready !

DEPARTMENT HIGHLIGHTS
Tackle Time - 5 Over 25 ................................................. 8 Rod & Reelin ’ - The Versatile Knocker Rig .................. 9 Gulf Coast Closeup - St . Marks , Florida ................... 11 Equipment Notebook - Make a Marker Bouy .......... 12 The Bay Naturalist - Reef Partners - Till the End .... 28 The Fly Guy - A Particular Preference ......................... 29 Paddling Out - Killer Bees in Belize ........................... 31 The Bait Hook - Movie Moguls and Outboards .......... 34
DEPARTMENTS
A PRIL - MAY - JUNE
DEPARTMENTS
Editor ' s Notes ................................................................................................ 5 Tackle Time ..................................... Colby Sorrells ................................... 8 Rod & Reelin ’ .................................. Patrick Lemire ................................... 9 Gulf Coast Closeup ......................... David A . Brown . ............................. 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 . Ryan Battistoni with a flounder caught on a Gulp ! shrimp while wading a bayou mouth in Chocolate Bay . Photo by Capt . Nate Skinner
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