Gulf Coast Fisherman Magazine Vol 41 No 3 - Page 4

GULF COAST
with Wells Daily Fishing Forecast
AJ ’ s Many Ways by David A . Brown ................................ 6 Tips for handling these bullies of the deep .
Summer Trophies on E . Matty by Nate Skinner ... 7 East Matagorda Bay holds BIG trout this season .
So . Padre ’ s Drive-To Hot Spots by Danno Wise 10 Top 10 vehicle accessible destinations in the Lower Laguna .
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 $ 21.00 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 . 3

with Wells Daily Fishing Forecast

FEATURES

CONTENTS

ULY - AUGUST - S
WELLS DAILY FISHING FORECAST
2017

AJ ’ s Many Ways by David A . Brown ................................ 6 Tips for handling these bullies of the deep .

Summer Trophies on E . Matty by Nate Skinner ... 7 East Matagorda Bay holds BIG trout this season .

So . Padre ’ s Drive-To Hot Spots by Danno Wise 10 Top 10 vehicle accessible destinations in the Lower Laguna .

DEPARTMENT HIGHLIGHTS
Tackle Time - The Simple Lil John ................................ 8 Rod & Reelin ’ - Gulf Invaders ....................................... 9 Gulf Coast Closeup - Port St . Joe , FL ....................... 11 Equipment Notebook - Convenience Gadgets .......... 12 The Bay Naturalist - Fiddlers & Hermits .................. 28 The Fly Guy - Sight Fishing Sans Skiff ....................... 29 Paddling Out - Lighthouse Lakes ................................ 31 The Bait Hook - Stop-The-Boat-Trout ......................... 34
DEPARTMENTS
J ULY - AUGUST - SEPTEMBER
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 : Capt . Kendall Kersh with a trophy size speckled trout from East Matagorda Bay near the middle Texas . Photo by Capt . Nate Skinner
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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. 41 No. 3 J U L Y - A UGUST - S EPTEMBER C ONTENT S 2017 FEATURES AJ’s Many Ways by David A. Brown ................................ 6 Tips for handling these bullies of the deep. Summer Trophies on E. Matty by Nate Skinner ... 7 East Matagorda Bay holds BIG trout this season. So. Padre’s Drive-To Hot Spots by 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 $21.00 for one year (4 issues); $28.00 for two years (8 issues); and, $40.00 for three years (12 issues). Periodical postage paid at Port Lavaca, Texas and at additional mailing offices. Address correspondence concerning subscription or address changes to Gulf Coast Fisherman, P.O. Box 8, Port Lavaca, Texas 77979 (361) 552-8864. Unsolicited contributions are welcomed, but will not be acknowledged or returned unless accompanied by stamped, self-addressed envelope. Articles, photos, art- work, and other material should be addressed to the Editor. We can not be responsible for unsolicited mate- rial. The contents of this magazine may not be reprinted without written permission. Advertising rates on request. Standard commis- sions to accredited advertising agencies. Send new product information to Gulf Coast Fisherman, P.O. Box 8, Port Lavaca, Texas 77979. Advertising Sales Office, Gulf Coast Fisherman, 211 Oakglen Dr., Port Lavaca,Texas 77979. Phone/Fax (361) 552-8864. POSTMASTER: Send P.O.D. Form 3579 to: Gulf Coast Fisherman, P. O. Box 8, Port Lavaca, TX 77979. 4 G U L F C O A S T F I S H E R M A N 10 Top 10 vehicle accessible destinations in the Lower Laguna. DEPARTMENT HIGHLIGHTS Tackle Time - The Simple Lil John ................................ 8 Rod & Reelin’ - Gulf Invaders ....................................... 9 Gulf 67B66WW'B7BRdWVVBFV&6fVV6RvFvWG2 FR&GW&Ɨ7BfFFW'2bW&֗G2#FRfǒwW6vBf6r626fb#FFƖrWBƖvFW6RW23FR&B7FFR&BG&WB3@DU%DTE0VFF"w2FW2PF6RFR6'6'&V2&Bb&VVƖ( G&6V֗&RwVb67B66WWfV6W"WVVBFV&FfBW'2 FR&GW&Ɨ7B#FRfǒwWWFR6W""#&GV7B&WfWr7Ffb3FFƖrWBVfbW&3FR&B'F3@tT2DŒd4rd$T45@7G&֖6FF G&GV7FFf6rf&V67B0vW7BwVbFǒf&V67BP'FwVbFǒf&V67Bf&FwVbFǒf&V67B#0Gf6Rr6VF'2#`fg6&Rf6rf&V67B#p6fW#6BVFW'6vFG&6R7V6VBG&WBg&V7@Fv&F&V"FR֖FFRFW2F'6BFR6W rrrrRbb2r2