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Harvest Moon Regatta Gearing Up For Redfish Flounder Run Essentials Pulse 600 Trimaran

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[Letter from the Publisher] Admiral (Publisher) Charles Milby Vice Admiral (President) Rick Clapp Rear Admiral (Editor) Mary Alys Cherry Captain (Creative Director) Brandon Rowan Commodore (Graphic Designer) Kelly Groce Sales Commodore (Director of Sales) Patty Kane Sales Crew (Advertising Executives) Judy Gaines Debbie Salisbury

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would like to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season. This has been quite a year for Galveston Bay boating and fishing. Do you remember the heavy floods in the spring? All of that fresh water made its way to Galveston Bay and eventually helped the fishing. Then, as it usually does, it got hot and it stayed hot for five months. We dodged the bullet on a Texas hurricane in 2016 and survived the presidential campaign. No matter what your political views are, the republic will go on and we should be thankful for that.

Winter boating in Texas can be challenging but if you watch the weather and stay out of the way of cold fronts, you will be surprised of how pleasant a November or December day on the bay can be. Remember you could be living in Chicago; how about those Cubs? The Gulf Coast Mariner Magazine supports the Christmas Boat Lane Parade on Dec. 10 and we hope you will also. If you’re having trouble finding our magazine give us a call and we will give you a list of several locations around the lake or bay where you can pick one up. You can also read the magazine, and all previous issues, online. Just go to GulfCoastMariner.com and enjoy.

Editorial Capt. David Dillman Kelly Groce Capt. Brett Holden Capt. Joe Kent Betha Merit Charles Milby Brandon Rowan Capt. Steve Soule Photography David Bristow Ashleigh Davis Kelly Groce Capt. Brett Holden Patty Kane Betha Merit Charles Milby Brandon Rowan Capt. Steve Soule Distribution Timothy Shinkle Company Gulf Coast Mariner Magazine P.O. Box 1032 Seabrook, TX 77586

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| November/December 2016 6|Snapshots

16|Christmas Fishing Gear

8|Dave’s Wild Guide

18|Christmas Gifts For Him & Her

YOUR fishing and surfing photos sent in to GCM. Submit photos for next issue to art@baygroupmedia.com

Survival instructor Dave Canterbury’s book The Bushcraft Field Guide to Trapping, Gathering, and Cooking in the Wild is an invaluable resource for the seasoned outdoorsman and weekend warrior alike. By Brandon Rowan

9|Water Resistant Headlamps

These headlamps provide hands free, water friendly illumination for coastal recreation at night.

10|Geared Up For Redfish

Make every redfish opportunity count with the right gear, including lures and techniques using spinning, casting or fly outfits. By Capt. Steve Soule

11|Teach Your Youngsters To Fish The best way to get your kids fired up about fishing. By Capt. Brett Holden

12|Tips For Improving Your Chances Of Catching Fish

Waders, boots, rods, reels and other gifts the fisherman, or woman in your life could want.

The ‘captain’ or ‘first mate’ in your family will love these nautical gifts for Christmas. By Patty Kane

20|Harvest Moon Regatta Results

Sailors enjoyed near perfect weather during the annual sailboat race from Pleasure Pier to Port Aransas.

22|First Annual Owlapalooza

Rice hosted several other universities for two days of racing at Lakewood Yacht Club.

24|Corsair Marine Pulse 600

Longtime friends and Galveston Bay sailors Martin Hamilton and Bob Webbon give their input on the new Pulse 600 trimaran.

26|Christmas Boat Lane Parade

Tis the season! The 55th Annual League City Christmas Boat Lane Parade on Clear Lake presented by the City of Kemah is Dec. 10.

Feel like everyone around you is catching fish and you’re left with an empty stringer? These tips will help improve your catch rate. By Capt. Joe Kent

28|The Galley

14|Galveston Bay Fishing

34|Flounder Run Essentials

A recap of 2016 fishing in Trinity and upper Galveston Bay and a look ahead to next year. By Capt. David Dillman

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Sometimes simple is best. Enjoy these canned goods recipes that are enhanced with fresh ingredients. By Betha Merit

Contents Publisher’s Letter ________________p. 4 Nautical Trivia ________________p. 8 ________________p. 9 Nautical Numbers

Oyster industry fishing rights in Galveston Bay ________________p. 29 Boats for sale: sportfishing, power and sail ________________p. 30 Galveston Bay Tides for November and December ________________p. 34

Prepare yourself for the annual flounder run with the proper line, terminal tackle and lures.

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A Costa Rica blue marlin takes flight. Photo by Brett Holden. Send your photos to art@baygroupmedia.com

Lori Siebenkittel with a 45� jack fish after an hour and a half long fight.

Dan Williams with a San Luis Pass redfish.

Greg Hinds with a nice red.


Capt. Clint Richard with multiple stringers of trout after a topwater session.

Joey Lenderman and his son Max with a nice grouper.

Tom Wright caught this redfish from the Matagorda surf, his wife Robin took this picture. Max Conner with a beautiful stringer of trout from West Bay.


Dave’s Wild Guide The Bushcraft Field Guide to Trapping, Gathering, and Cooking in the Wild is an invaluable resource for the seasoned outdoorsman and weekend warrior alike. By Brandon Rowan

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any of us, especially in the hunting and fishing crowd, fancy ourselves champions of the wild. But how well would you really fare without the camper, the endless gear and a cooler food of full? Dave Canterbury, an army veteran and survival instructor, has penned an excellent guide on all things outdoor. The first chapter begins with the basics; deciding what to bring, what to wear and the necessary tools and items for your excursion. This is a key discussion for those new to the game or the trekker who carries it all on his or her back. Food is an important part of existing in the wild and

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Canterbury does not slouch on this subject. He lists which foods are best to bring, and those that require minimal processing or refrigeration. The guide is also liberally peppered with recipes for camp favorites, like chicken and dumplings, trail mix, corn fry bread and raspberry cobbler. After the first few chapters,

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the techniques and subjects covered focus more on survival and self reliance. Fire, that basic and most essential element, is covered in extreme detail, with various methods of achieving it explained. Canterbury does an good job of providing several techniques for the same end goal. For example, the guide has multiple solutions for clean water filters, accompanied by helpful illustrations. The book is actually full of handy illustrations. These include visuals for camp tools and utensils, deadfall and ground traps, bird traps, snares, nets and other traps for fish, turtles and frogs. Even the

subject of which gun to use, if you are that lucky in the wild, is covered. Catching dinner is one thing but preparing and preserving it presents another challenge. No worries there, as Canterbury provides this information for most game and fish you might encounter. In fact, he even includes exotic recipes for game, like squirrel

and potatoes, dutch oven raccoon roast and opossum cracklings. There is even a chapter on cooking with your vehicle’s engine in case of emergency. One of the best parts of the book is the color picture section of edible wild plants and their toxic look-alikes. Many plants and herbs found outdoors can alleviate common ailments like headaches, cuts, bites and stomach distress. Canterbury reveals which of these herbs can ease distress. The Bushcraft Field Guide to Trapping Gathering and Cooking in the Wild is a must-own for the outdoorsman and makes a great gift for the wild one in your life. In Canterbury’s words, “This book will be useful to anyone who recreates outdoors whether it be for a day hike, a trail hike, a weekend camp, or a longerterm hunting trek.” Keep this one in your camp pack or better yet, memorize it by heart. Dave Canterbury is a New York Times Bestseller and the co-owner and supervising instructor at the Pathfinder School in southeast Ohio. He is an army veteran and currently a self-employed hunting guide and survival instructor. His books can be found on Amazon.com or at your local book retailer.


Hands-Free, Water Friendly Illumination DON’T WORRY about getting these wet. Headlamps free up your hands for gigging, wading, kayaking, sailing or boating at night. These three models are coastal activity friendly.

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The upgraded 205 lumen Vizz has three beam profiles. One maxbright LED produces a powerful spot beam, a pair of Ultrabright LEDs deliver a dimmable flood beam and a red light mode is handy for close-range lighting that preserves night adjusted vision. The Vizz is IPX7 rated and can be powered with three alkaline or lithium AAA batteries.

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The versatile Fenix HL50 is extremely powerful for its small size. It has four modes of operation: low (4 lumens), mid (60 lumens), high (170 lumens) and burst (365 lumens) which is activated by holding down the power button. The rugged aluminum and stainless steel IPX-8 rated body is removable for hand-held lighting and takes a single AA or CR123A battery.

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Protected from incidental exposure to water of up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes.

Black Diamond’s IPX-8 rated Spot allows for fast and simple transitioning between full and dimmed power modes. This headlamp features spot, flood and night-vision red illumination. The sleek, low profile design uses three AAA batteries and includes a very useful power meter for remaining battery life.

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Protected from immersion in water depths between 1 and 3 meters, as specified by the manufacturer.

38 Needlefish can leap out of the water at the speed of 38 miles per hour. At this speed they are capable of puncturing the human body with their long sharp beak.

64 Spanish mackerel are known for their sharp teeth. Each jaw has a single row of cutting edged teeth, around 64 in total.

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Alisha Soule with Galveston marsh redfish. An angry school of feeding redfish disturbs the marsh.

Geared up for Redfish By Capt. Steve Soule www.theshallowist.com

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his year has been one of the most inconsistent years, with regards to weather and conditions that we haven’t seen in a long time on the upper Texas coast. With flooding rains, high winds, high tides and just generally different conditions, fishing hasn’t been as consistent compared to recent years. For those new to fishing the upper coast, I’m sure it seems like a very difficult fishery. For those with years of experience, it has taken a lot of work and effort to keep up with fish in shallow water. We have grasses growing that don’t normally grow, due to

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heavy rainfall. Our shoreline erosion is accelerating to an alarming rate with the constant high tides. Water clarity has been greatly reduced when compared to recent years. Fishing the marshes and shallow shorelines has just been plain challenging.

Gear In an inconsistent year, being prepared and having the right gear in tip top condition can make all the difference. With all of this change and challenge, every opportunity counts. The gear that we use, the lures that we fish and the way that we rig can help us capitalize on limited shots at fish.

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Spinning Rods Let’s start with the fishing rods. For spinning gear, my preference is a 6-7 foot medium to medium-light rod. The rod should have enough power, or backbone to battle the fish we target. Redfish, even the bigger ones, don’t make incredibly long runs, but they will try to get to the cover of shorelines and almost always try to go under the boat near the end of the fight. Be prepared with a rod that can help you prevent this. Conversely, the rod tip still needs to be light enough to allow casting with 1/8 or even 1/16 ounce lures. Your reel should have a capacity of 150 yards of line, but don’t overdo this with a large, heavy reel. Lightweight is better. I have switched to braided line on all of my reels. For my spinning reels, I use 6 pound diameter that has a break strength of 20

pounds. The diameter of these lines helps with casting and the strength provides more than enough to battle the biggest marsh reds we see.

Baitcasting Rods If you prefer bait-casters or casting rods, the set up is very similar. I prefer casting rods in the 6’6”-6’10” range. Again, they should have a very light tip section to allow you to cast well with lightweight lures, but maintain enough power lower in the rod to maneuver fish as they get near the boat. Reel capacity again, should be around 150 yards or a little more, but light weight is key as you will be holding and casting all day when fishing in shallow water. Again, use


braided line, for abrasion resistance and durability. On my casting reels, I have found that 8 pound diameter, with a break strength of 30 pounds, seems to work very well. For a very experienced caster, the lighter line mentioned for spinning reels might work, but I have found that it will break more readily if you get a backlash. Don’t forget that you need to pick a reel with a very smooth drag system to handle the “burst” runs of bigger redfish.

Fly Rods If you prefer to fly fish, you should pick a medium-fast to fast action 8 weight rod with matching line. I almost exclusively use floating, weight forward fly lines designed for saltwater fishing. This can get a little technical on the Texas coast; we see more temperature change than most other redfish habitats. Generally speaking, the lines designed for tropical species are great in our summer temperatures, but will leave a lot to be desired in the cooler months. Most of the lines designed specifically for redfish work well as the coring material used is not as stiff and won’t cause excessive coils in the cooler seasons. So, use weight forward saltwater or redfish taper lines matched to your rod. In other words, if you buy an

8 weight rod, use 8 weight line. Our leaders should be 10-16 pound tippet strength and of an abrasion resistant variety. Our redfish aren’t very “leader shy” like in some heavily pressured, clear water fisheries, so I tend to fish heavier leaders here, on the upper end of the range of what I mentioned. As for the fly reel, pick a reel designed for the weight line you are using. Most will have way more line/backing capacity than we will ever need fishing for redfish, but it will make for a great travel rod when you head to the tropics for longer running or more powerful fish.

The Things We Throw When it comes to shallow water redfish lures, I keep the selection fairly simple. A small variety of spoons and soft plastics will work day in and day out for catching not only redfish, but trout and flounder as well. Because I’m primarily sight fishing, I rarely utilize a cork and prefer to fish soft plastics on a lightweight jig head. Presentation is everything with this style of fishing. I rig with 1/4 ounce or less, typically 1/8, screw lock style heads, and utilize smaller swim tail or paddle tail designs in the 3-5” range. For colors, I prefer the darker shades in most situations, especially in

the marshes. Dark colors silhouette better in dirty water and have worked well for me for many years. Here’s my short list of colors; purple, dark blue, and “Texas Roach.” You may want to keep some light colors like white or bone on hand, but I’ve been very consistent with the darker shades. I especially like the blues and purples for the hint of crab coloration they provide. Retrieves with soft plastics can be steady, as the tail vibration will help fish locate the lure. I often impart a bouncing or “jigging” action with the rod tip to help make the lure more visible in the water column. Looking at spoons, I prefer to use weedless spoons in most situations, though in slightly deeper water, or when water is “off color,” I will use a sprite style or treble hook spoon. In very shallow water, under a foot, spoons don’t really require much added action on the retrieve. A steady and constant speed without added rod tip movement works very well. The trick is to find the speed range for the spoon that you have tied on. You want to see that spoon wobbling or rocking from side to side, without turning full rotations. This retrieve gives the most vibration without causing line twist that can come back to

bite you later in the day. You will find that this speed can be slowed to nearly a crawl, or sped up by adjusting the angle of the rod tip up or down. The key is to maintain the wobble. When it comes to color choices for spoons, gold is my standard. I fish weedless gold, 1/4 ounce spoons more than any other, but occasionally need a 1/8 when fish are very shallow and spooky.

A few quick tips on maintaining your gear All lures should be rinsed with clean fresh water. Rods can be rinsed as well. For your reels, I recommend that unless they get splashed or dunked in saltwater, they should only be wiped clean with a soft cloth dampened with clean fresh water. Excessive spraying of water can often force salt and dirt deeper into the reel which will cause problems later down the road. If you rinse down your fishing rods, take a moment to wipe them off after with a soft cloth to remove the water. Not all rod guides are designed to withstand saltwater, so the wipe down will help remove any remaining salt. Good luck and tight lines! Don’t miss out on what the shallows have to offer this fall and winter.

TEACH YOUR YOUNGSTERS TO FISH By Capt. Brett Holden Booby Trap Fishing Team

Five-year-old Brett Holden ll takes the helm, practicing his boat driving skills with his father Capt. Brett Holden of the 52’ Viking “Booby Trap.”

Brett Holden II earns his way as part of the crew by learning good boat maintenance and cleaning.

Start them young, teach them right. Never force your youngsters to fish and keep it entertaining. Give them fast action and fun but don’t push them to the extreme if they are bored. Forcing the kids to fish at young ages can push them away from the sport. Let it come naturally; make it so they ask to go fishing. I would actually leave my boy at the dock or home until he

begged me to go. It really ate at me too, but I did that on purpose. At first, he was okay staying home but now he eats it up every chance he gets. It is still very hard to say no to the long trips, because he can’t be missing school. I teased him into loving fishing and hunting, rather than forcing him into it. Less video games and more fishing, spooling reels, driving the boat and cleaning with the crew. He is earning his way as part of the team. GulfCoastMariner.com

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Once you have become comfortable with your casting skills and can hook live bait properly, then you are ready for the easier parts of this lesson.

Tips for improving your chances of catching fish By Capt. Joe Kent

There is an old adage that 10% of the fishermen catch 90% of the fish. Well, while not statistically proven, the odds are that the old adage has a lot of merit.

Learn to Read the Water Tide movement and water clarity are of utmost importance in triggering feeding among schools of fish. Once you see those elements come together then you can start looking at the wind direction. Along the Texas Gulf Coast, the southeast wind is called the fishermen’s breeze as it brings clear Gulf water into the bays and along the beachfront. This is a big plus when choosing a time to go fishing. The so called 10% group takes time to plan their trips and, based on the forecast, they know what the odds are for a productive excursion.

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f you are one of those anglers who comes away feeling like everyone around you is catching fish while you are left with an empty or sparse stringer, hopefully some of these tips will help you join that exclusive 10% group that takes 90% of the fish. While actively guiding fishing trips, there were a number of things I observed that definitely handicapped my guests from catching many fish. Most likely the biggest obstacle was in casting skills. Other fishing guides agreed with me that if there was one big fault it was in the lack of being able to cast a bait to a target and at the same time avoid another big problem, backlashes.

Line Control There are a number of other skills anglers need to address; however, accurate casting and controlling the line is at the top of the list.

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Casting skills take practice and the time not to practice is when on a fishing trip with others. Choosing a rod and reel you are comfortable using and is appropriate for where you are fishing is the first step. Practice, practice and more practice is the key to developing your skills in the art of casting. Once you have become comfortable with your choice of rod and reel and have developed control over where and how far you can cast, then attention can be given to a number of other problems that tend to plague those not bringing home stringers of game fish.

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Bait & Tackle While space does not allow an elaboration on each of the following, using the wrong bait for the occasion, hook size and hooking live bait, especially shrimp, are key issues. For newcomers and those not seasoned at saltwater fishing, I always recommend using live bait, especially shrimp when fishing. Hooking live shrimp involves practice and experience. There is a small area under the horn on the shrimp’s head that is the appropriate spot to hook the bait. Using too large a hook or hooking the shrimp anywhere else is going to kill the bait and render it in the same category as dead bait. Use a number 6 or 8 treble hook or a small live bait or kahle hook.

Hold Steady Most of the seasoned anglers limit their fishing to given areas that they tend to get to know well and learn where the fish will be at a given time. Concentrating on a particular bay, the jetties or surf can do wonders for your confidence. Patience is a major key to success. Guides and other experienced fishermen choose a spot and will stay there knowing that the fish have appeared there regularly while often having to fight boredom themselves and the impatience of their guests. There is no way anyone can expect to take home a big stringer of fish on each trip; however, following the steps mentioned above you should greatly enhance your chances of increasing your odds of catching fish when hitting the water.


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Galveston Bay Fishing Recap of 2016 and a Look Ahead By Capt. David C Dillman Spec-tacular Trout Adventures 409-632-0924

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t has been said that the older you get, the faster time goes by. It seems like only yesterday I was penning my first article for 2016 and now I am writing the last one for the year. But 2016, for sure, is a year to remember. Winter started off typically here on Galveston Bay. In between fronts, the fishing held consistent. The upper reaches of the bay, Scott, Burnett, Crystal and West Galveston Bay lived up to their reputation as winter hot spots. In March, and the first two weeks of April, fishing really turned on in the Texas City/ Eagle Point area for speckled trout. Great catches were coming from both locations. This sure did set the stage for Galveston Bay to have an epic year of fishing. In mid-April of this year, an upper level low stalled over the Rocky Mountains. During the overnight hours of April 16-17 and into the morning of the 18, Houston received over 17 inches of rain, the most since Tropical Storm Allison in 2001. The resulting runoff from this event flooded Trinity and Galveston Bay. This fresh water pushed the fish into lower Galveston and East Bay. East Galveston Bay remained the best location until about the last week of May. The fish began to move back up north, following the flow of saltwater back into our bay system. Everything seemed to be getting back to normal until June 3, when the Houston area received even more rain! Another runoff event ensued, turning our bay fresh and off-colored.

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GCM creative director Brandon Rowan with a 29� red caught fishing with Capt. Dillman.

This time though, while some fish retreated back to East Galveston Bay and further south, lots of fish stayed in the area. They sought deeper water along the spoils and gas wells. As we moved into June and August, the area along the ship channel spoils and gas wells, known as the A-lease wells, saw very good numbers of speckled trout and redfish. Limited supply of live bait was a problem for area fishermen during the first few weeks of summer, another adverse effect from the June flood. But by the third week of July, Galveston Bay and the fishery was back to normal. Towards the end of August, we started seeing fish make a move back into Trinity Bay and farther up the channel, a normal movement that happens every year. September is a month of transition where schools of speckled trout are harder to locate. This certainly was

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Doug Cadwell with a Texas two-fer of redfish and speckled trout.

the case this year. Scattered catches of redfish and speckled trout were the norm. By the end of September and the first week of October, as I type this article, fishing for trout has seen an upswing. But the problem we are experiencing is the size of the trout. Numerous undersized fish are being caught, compared to keepers. I believe this is due to the higher than normal water temperature and tide. I am optimistic that November and December fishing will get us back on track for numbers and

size of trout. We are finally experiencing some cooler weather with the passing of a couple fronts. Although a true cold front has not passed, water temperatures have cooled a little. The first cold front should help drop the tides and flush the bait out of the marsh and inlets of our bay system. This should help fishing tremendously. Eagle Point Fishing Camp will maintain a good supply of live bait through the year. Remember to be courteous to others on the water. Happy Thanksgiving, Christmas and Holidays to all!


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Sailors enjoyed near perfect weather during the 30th Annual Harvest Moon Regatta

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boats took off from Pleasure Pier in Galveston on a beautiful, clear Thursday afternoon and raced down the coast to Port Aransas to complete the 30th Annual Harvest Moon Regatta.® Saturday, Oct. 15 was a busy day as the sailors were treated to a barbecue dinner and

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awards banquet followed by the Welcome Sailors Rum Party. Lakewood Yacht Club was well represented among the race winners. John Barnett seized the coveted Bacardi Cup; Ted Greak earned the Cameron Cannon; Charles Herpich won the Commodore/John Broderick Memorial, and Jim Demarest took home the PHRF Spin Overall. Other Lakewood members who achieved top finishes in their divisions include: First Place winners Kevin Tyrrell, Ash Walker, Uzi Ozeri, Bob Giles, and Randy Pike; Second Place winners Carl Drechsel, J.D. Hill, Jay Zittrer, Cran Frasier, Taylor Smith, Gerhard Wittich and Richard Fawcett; Third

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Place winners Al Goethe, J.D. Bednar, O.J. Young, and Fred Pounds, and Fourth Place winners Robert Crosby and Gregory Way. Visit www. harvestmoomregatta.com for the full results. This annual race is organized by Bay Access, a charitable organization supporting amateur racing. It is hosted by Lakewood Yacht Club, the City of Port Aransas and Port Aransas & Mustang Island. Aside from Harvest Moon Regatta title sponsor Bacardi U.S.A., other gracious sponsors of the 30th Annual Regatta included the City of Seabrook, all Bay Access annual race sponsors, Banks Sails, Windward Sea Ventures, Alliant Marine & Energy Insurance, Boatpix.com,

Mantus Anchors, The Yacht Sales Company, Edna Rice Executive Recruiters, RejeX. com, Optima Marine, Faron Daigle Realtor®, Superior Marine Services, True North Marine, Coast Guard Foundation, Little Yacht Sales, North Canvas and Upholstery, Davis Marine Electronics, Gulf Coast Mariner Magazine, Ocean Navigator, Eagle Maritime Services, Inc. Saved by Spot, The Insurance Navigators, Fishbones Safety Solutions and Energy Services, Triumphus, Laguna Harbor, Oj’s Marine and several others. “As usual, we could not continue to host this hugely successful event without the support of these enthusiastic sponsors, and this year’s no different,” says Harvest Moon Regatta® Chairman Rex Bettis. “Our sponsors make this an exciting first-class event for our racers, spectators and guests.” Congratulatulations to all the race winners and thanks go out to the numerous volunteers who helped make this a great event. If you have questions about the race or have an interest in sponsoring next year’s regatta, visit www. harvestmoonregatta.com.


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Division: G (4 boats) Pos Sail 1. M45

Boat Tropic Breeze

Skipper John E. Jones

Yacht Club Blue Dolphin

Division: C (6 boats) Pos Sail 1. 398

Boat Flyer

Skipper Ben Miller

Yacht Club GBAC

Skipper Dag Calafell II

Yacht Club Waterford YC

Division: H+B%26R (6 boats) Pos Sail Boat 1. 45 DagEli

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1st Annual Owlapalooza ICSA collegiate sailors raced over two days, Oct. 1-2, at Lakewood Yacht Club for the first annual Rice Owlapalooza. Congratulations to the winners!

Photography by David Bristow | dgbristow@windstream.net

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School Team A

B TOT

1

Texas A&M University

2

22

30

52

2

Tulane University

1

38

19

57

3

University of North Texas

30

65

95

4

University of New Orleans

70

53

123

5

Texas A&M Galveston

1

52

71

123

6

Texas A&M University

1

52

75

127

7

Texas A&M Galveston

2

63

75

138

8

Rice University

1

61

94

155

9

Texas A&M C. Christi

1

113

70

183

10

Tulane University

2

77

109

186

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Rice University

2

106

81

187

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Baylor University

1

134

107

241

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Texas A&M C. Christi

2

121

120

241

14

University of Texas

131

118

249

15

University of Kansas

155

144

299

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Baylor University

161

156

317

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Pulse

600

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ailboats are either built for comfort or for speed. The new Corsair Marine Pulse 600 Trimaran falls in the latter category. Longtime friends and Galveston Bay sailors Martin Hamilton and Bob Webbon recently purchased a Pulse 600. These guys have been racing catamarans for years so we thought it would be a good idea to ask them what they thought of the boat.

What is your idea of the perfect sailboat? Martin: In two words stable and fast. For the last decade, I have been sailing a Condor 40 trimaran and an A-Class catamaran. The catamaran provided the opportunity to compete around the country in a single handed fast boat. The trimaran allowed me to entertain on a quick boat with plenty of stability (set a beverage down and come back later and finish it). Bob: The perfect boat? For what? For sailing? For cruising? For having friends onboard, etc. If it’s a perfect day sailing boat then it must have a groove. It should give back what you put in. It should have a feel that is pleasurable, it should take you away from the mundane of life. It should be exciting. There are plenty of great boats that do that. What do you like most about this boat? MH: The Pulse 600 is the new standard. It has the speed and excitement of an A-Cat and at the same time is stable enough for my wife and I to handle even in winds of 20+ knots. And the boat easily accommodates 4 adults. Perfect for a family outing.

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BW: The Pulse 600 is light weight so it is lively, responsive but forgiving. It’s quick in a breeze and remains fast with four people on board. It’s just downright fun. Get a little boom box on board with a nice cold beverage, sheets cleated doing high teens, what more do you need for a great afternoon. What is it that you most dislike about this boat? MH: Probably the difficulty pinning the mast base onto the pedestal in order to raise mast. Once pinned the mast is easily raised BW: Yes, it takes a bit more work, but it gives back so much more. Both of you guys are obsessed with speed, why can’t you cruise along like the rest of us? MH: I understand the desire to cruise. It is always easy to ‘throttle back’ and enjoy a beverage and conversation. But, you can enjoy the beverage and conversation even at top speed. BW: First of all I do have a cruising boat, but I’m just not obsessed with going slow. I can’t think of any other sport where slower is better. I think if more people knew they could set their beverage down on a boat without it spilling and they could actually sail much faster while doing that, they would figure it out.

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PULSE 600 SPECIFICATIONS L.O.A.:

19’ 8”

Beam:

14’ 9”

Beam folded:

8’

Draft (hull only):

9”

Draft D/B down:

3’ 11”

Mast length:

31’ 2”

Unladen weight:

992.1 lbs

Mainsail:

205.8 sqft

Jib:

76.4 sqft

Spinnaker:

273.4 sqft

If you could describe this boat in one word, what would it be? MH: Friendly BW: Perfect These boats are pretty wide, are you having problems finding a slip? MH: We actually keep the boat on a trailer. The boat can be launched and motored with the wings folded. Bob and I are storing the boat with the wings extended at the Houston Yacht Club and are set up to launch from the crane. BW: Corsair Tris have been around for decades. Their folding systems are proven, so we can launch via crane, ramp or even wet sailed from a normal slip. Are you guys still friends, now that you own a boat together? MH: Bob and I actually owned a Tornado catamaran

in the late 80s. We sold it after the Tornado Worlds. We continued spending a lot of time together sailboarding. Eventually in the early 2000s we both purchased A-Cats and have traveled the country together with our multi-boat trailer. Did I mention that it’s always been Bob’s idea? BW: I’ve been partners on sailboats and power boats. It’s always been great. I think that realization is what’s driving a growing part of the boating industry right now. Look at all the new boat sharing programs and companies. We now even have a community sailing program in Galveston. It just makes sense. There’s just no reason to feel like ownership has to be expensive. Partnerships also bring folks closer together through their shared interests. We’re better friends because of the boats we’ve owned together. You both grew up sailing on Galveston Bay, what is it about this place that you like most? MH: It’s such a great sailing area. Lots of water and wind most of the time if you’re willing to wait for the shore breeze. BW: Wind. Unlike a lot of other sailing venues we seem to have more wind. We also have great racing organizations on the bay.


55th Annual League City Christmas Boat Lane Parade on Clear Lake presented by the City of Kemah

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or the last 55 years

the official beginning of the holiday season for the Bay Area has been the annual Christmas Boat Lane Parade on Clear Lake. This year the parade sets sail at 6 p.m. on Dec. 10 from South Shore Harbour Marina in League City and the Nassau Bay Lagoon. This parade was started by five gentlemen who decided to decorate their boats and parade around Clear Lake. It was cold, foggy and rainy as they pulled out of the marina to begin, and they had a hard time seeing in front of them. The people at Jimmie Walker’s Restaurant (now Landry’s), had heard about the parade, so they kept looking for the boats through the fogged up windows. Finally they appeared. Five decorated boats bravely paraded in the wind and rain down the channel and when the captains saw the people in Jimmie Walker’s loving it, Capt. Jack Campbell announced that this is our inaugural Christmas boat parade -- and it’s been a tradition ever since. The parade has grown

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tremendously, attracting thousands of people to witness the brilliant display of boat lights that can be seen by viewers on land, and by the hundreds of boats anchored throughout the lake. The restaurants along the shores

advance and are kept secret right up to parade night. Floating entries of all sizes include rowboats, sailboats and power boats. The boats have music, passengers in costume and all types of moving parts. Outstanding past entries include an airplane with a turning propeller, a hot air balloon, a brigade of toy soldiers, a moving train, a space shuttle “blasting” through the channel, a 40 foot tall Christmas tree with lights synchronized to Christmas music and a 42 foot flying

“This parade has grown tremendously, attracting thousands of people to witness the brilliant display of boat lights.” and at the Kemah Boardwalk do a booming business while homeowners and apartment dwellers on the lake plan annual parties. Some of the boaters have participated for over 25 years and their decorations become more creative and elaborate each year. Plans begin well in

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dove with wings that moved up and down. Following the tragedy of 9/11, a boater built the New York skyline out of lights with a fireman on one of the World Trade Center buildings. It was touching and heart wrenching to say the least. Just imagine 100 boats with thousands

of lights reflecting off the water, the boat crews wishing onlookers a joyful holiday; it’s an unforgettable experience that captures the true meaning of the Christmas spirit. The Texas Navy’s Sam Houston Squadron out of Lakewood Yacht Club with honorary Parade Marshall Admiral R.B. “Bob” Taylor and 2017 Parade Marshall Kemah’s very own Miss Texas USA Nancy Gonzalez will lead the parade and reach the Kemah Boardwalk around 7 p.m. The boaters will follow past the spectators at the South Shore Harbour Marina, the Nassau Bay Lagoon and down the channel to Seabrook and the Kemah Boardwalk. Visitors are encouraged to spend the weekend in our sponsoring city’s hotels League City, Kemah and Nassau Bay. Go to www. visitbayareahouston.com for information. The following morning local businesses sponsor individual prizes at the Awards Brunch inside South Shore Harbour Resort. The grand finale of the morning is the presentation of the Mayor’s awards and the top five trophies presented in honor of the parade’s founders. The Clear Lake Area Chamber parade committee produces the event every year. For information and entry forms go to www. clearlakearea.com or call 281488-7676.


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Simple meals using canned goods

By Betha Merit

S

ometimes simple is best. Due to time constraints, lack of fresh ingredients, or a desire to finish that compelling novel, you find yourself hungry and inspired to whip up an easy meal. Pat yourself on the back that your galley is stocked with canned goods, and that you have a few recipes up your sleeve that require minimal time to prep. The following recipes are enhanced with just a few fresh ingredients.

Lemony Caper Tuna Pasta Ingredients:

1 large can tuna, drained

1 teaspoon dried minced garlic

grated zest of 1 medium lemon

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1/4 cup olive oil

1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste

freshly ground black pepper

3 tablespoons capers, drained

1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped (or 2 Tablespoons dried)

freshly grated Parmesan cheese

8 oz. dried pasta of your choice

Directions:

In a pasta serving bowl, break tuna into bite-size pieces. Add garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, and capers and stir gently to combine. Set aside to warm to room temperature. Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain pasta well and immediately add to sauce in bowl. Sprinkle with parsley and toss. Serve at once with Parmesan cheese and pass the pepper mill.

One Pan Chicken Rice & Veggies Ingredients:

2 cups cooked rice (microwave rice is easy option)

2 Tablespoons olive oil

1 cup frozen vegetables, leftover veggies, or drained canned vegetables

1 large can chicken, drained

2 Tablespoons soy sauce

2 Tablespoons water

Spices: 1 Tablespoon thyme, 1 teaspoon dried minced garlic, 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions:

In skillet pan, sauté veggies in olive oil and spices until crisp tender. Add soy sauce and water. Stir in rice until blended. Stir in chicken; heat through. Let stand about 2 minutes.

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Victory for oyster industry and fishing rights in Galveston Bay

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udge Lonnie Cox of the 56th Judicial District Court ruled on Sept. 26 that a 30-year, 23,000-acre lease in Galveston Bay, issued by the Chambers Liberty Counties Navigation District to Sustainable Texas Oyster Resource Management (STORM), is null and void. “There is still work to do,” said attorney Chris Feldman, who represented Lisa and Johnny Halili of Prestige Oysters, Stephen Hillman of Hillman’s Seafood, Michael Ivich of Misha’s Seafood and oystermen Jure Slabic and Ivo Slabic. The oyster business owners filed a suit against STORM over the illegal lease. STORM is run by Jeri’s Seafood co-owner, Pct. 3 Justice of the Peace, Tracy Woody. State Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office also filed a suit on behalf of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department against the Navigation District and STORM over the lease. Earlier this year, the Third Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the state and lawsuits filed by the oyster business owners. The Baytown Sun quoted Feldman as saying, “We still have to litigate total attorney fees and for tortuous interference where STORM interfered with our client’s ability to harvest oysters. We didn’t get a final judgment but a partial summary judgment and there are still some things to do. But, the big central issue

has been addressed and this case is a victory for everyone.” Feldman also said, “The ruling by Judge Cox preserved the basic rights of the public for Galveston Bay. Everyone should keep in mind that this lease between CLCND and Jeri’s Seafood was the product of a corrupt process. It is reassuring to see the rule of law at work.” Prestige Oyster owner, Lisa Halili added, “For two years this illegal lease has added to the heartaches of the good people who make their livelihood harvesting oysters. Their life’s work has been threatened and jeopardized by corrupt government dealings on the part of CLCND. Now, thanks to Judge Lonnie Cox, we are all free to go back to our way of life.” Brad Boney, Texas Outdoor Coastal Council said, “This ruling solidifies state ownership of our bay and allows the industry to get back to the business of tending to their oyster beds and planting cultch material necessary to promote oyster growth. It also protects the rights of licensed fishermen to fish in our bays and enjoy Texas’ natural resources. Not only have the oystermen and fishermen won, but the citizens of Texas have won! We appreciate Judge Lonnie Cox’s ruling as should everyone who enjoys shrimp, oysters, and recreational fishing!”

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[ B O A T S

F O R

SA L E ]

2015 Viking 66’ CNV

2008 Viking 54’ CNV

$4,350,000 | Randy Bright 713-816-2165

$1,120,000 | Randy Bright 713-816-2165

2007 Tiara 4200 Open

2011 Pursuit 315 Offshore

$415,000 | Larry Smith 850-259-8989

$229,000 | Larry Smith 850-259-8989

1990 Hatteras 74 Cockpit M/Y

2016 Cruisers 35 Express

$499,000 | Cory W. Webster 281-636-2228

$369,000 | Kyle Butler 409-795-1838

2002 Grand Banks 42 Classic All new batteries Dec. 2015, Westerbeke 12.5 KW Generator, Raymarine RC 530 plus Chart Plotter, Furuno RD-30 Radar, Twin Caterpillar Engines $355,000 | Doug@SeaLakeYachtsllc.com

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1991 Florida Bay 55 Steel hull with aluminum superstructure Twin Lugger 425hp diesels, Jacuzzi, Washer/Dryer $149,900 | Paul@HSHyachts.com


[ B O A T S

F O R

2013 Beneteau Oceanis 41

2001 Island Packet 350

Extremely Light Use, 4G Simrad Radar/ AIS added, All new AGM Batteries 2014, Electric fold down transom $244,000 | Doug@SeaLakeYachtsllc.com

Cutter Rigged, excellent 2 cabin layout, full enclosure, full keel $144,900 | Paul@HSHyachts.com

2000 Catalina 42 MKII

S A L E ]

Beneteau 440, Friday’s Luck

Customized for Cruising, AP with GYRO compass, Washer / Dryer / Generator / Davits / New Compass $139,500 | Paul@HSHyachts.com

3 Cabin, 2012 Yanmar 54HP Diesel, solar panels $99,900 | Paul@HSHyachts.com

2002 Beneteau 473

2004 Amel Super Maramu 53

In Mast Furling, Radar/Chart Plotter, A/C & Generator, Full Electronics Package $198,000 | Doug@SeaLakeYachtsllc.com

1987 Tayana 42 Center Cockpit Extremely well-cared for and in excellent condition. Centerline queen aft, beautiful Taiwan teak interior. $139,900| Paul@HSHyachts.com

One of the best bluewater boats ever made. Water tight bulk heads, 3 AC units $289,900 | Paul@HSHyachts.com

1997 Beneteau First 42s7 Standard two cabin layout, A/C, Full Battened Main, New Heads placed June 2015 $94,000 | Doug@SeaLakeYachtsllc.com

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Galveston Bay Tides

FLOUNDER RUN ESSENTIALS Photo: Kelly Groce

EAGLE POINT, TX NOAA Station Id: 8771013

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

Wed 11/16 01:51 AM 01:51 PM

1.4 H -0.2 L

Thu 12/1 02:07 AM 01:41 PM

1.0 H -0.2 L

Sat 12/17 02:44 AM 03:22 PM

0.8 H -0.5 L

1.4 H 0.3 L

Thu 11/17 02:37 AM 02:43 PM

1.4 H -0.2 L

Fri 12/2 02:40 AM 02:17 PM

1.0 H -0.2 L

Sun 12/18 02:38 AM 04:11 PM

0.7 H -0.4 L

Thu 11/3 04:01 AM 03:34 PM

1.4 H 0.3 L

Fri 11/18 03:12 AM 03:38 PM

1.4 H -0.1 L

Sat 12/3 03:05 AM 02:55 PM

1.0 H -0.2 L

Mon 12/19 02:25 AM 04:59 PM

0.6 H -0.2 L

Fri 11/4 04:35 AM 04:15 PM

1.4 H 0.3 L

Sat 11/19 03:35 AM 04:36 PM

1.3 H 0.0 L

Sun 12/4 03:20 AM 03:35 PM

1.0 H -0.2 L

Tue 12/20 02:15 AM 05:46 PM

0.5 H -0.1 L

Sat 11/5 05:02 AM 05:03 PM

1.4 H 0.3 L

Sun 11/20 03:45 AM 05:37 PM

1.2 H 0.1 L

Mon 12/5 03:20 AM 04:18 PM

0.9 H -0.1 L

Sun 11/6 04:23 AM 04:56 PM

1.4 H 0.3 L

Mon 11/21 03:46 AM 06:39 PM

0.4 H 0.1 L 0.1 H 0.1 L

1.1 H 0.2 L

Tue 12/6 03:05 AM 05:03 PM

Wed 12/21 02:04 AM 09:45 AM 02:01 PM 06:33 PM

0.8 H 0.0 L

0.7 H 0.1 L

Thu 12/22 01:51 AM 09:34 AM 05:16 PM 07:23 PM

0.4 H -0.1 L 0.2 H 0.2 L

0.7 H 0.3 L 0.3 H 0.3 L

Fri 12/23 01:34 AM 09:50 AM

0.4 H -0.2 L

Sat 12/24 01:11 AM 10:15 AM

0.4 H -0.4 L

Sun 12/25 12:34 AM 10:44 AM 09:47 PM

0.4 H -0.5 L 0.5 H

Mon 12/26 11:15 AM 11:19 PM

-0.5 L 0.5 H

Tue 12/27 11:48 AM

-0.6 L

Wed 12/28 12:30 AM 12:23 PM

0.6 H -0.6 L

Tue 11/1 02:27 PM

0.4 L

Wed 11/2 03:16 AM 02:58 PM

Mon 11/7 04:33 AM 05:55 PM

1.4 H 0.4 L

Tue 11/22 03:44 AM 07:41 PM

1.0 H 0.4 L

Wed 12/7 02:42 AM 05:52 PM

Tue 11/8 04:30 AM 06:59 PM

1.3 H 0.5 L

Wed 11/9 04:18 AM 08:03 PM

1.2 H 0.6 L

Wed 11/23 03:38 AM 10:49 AM 03:38 PM 08:42 PM

0.9 H 0.5 L 0.6 H 0.5 L

Thu 12/8 02:20 AM 10:05 AM 02:56 PM 06:46 PM

Thu 11/10 04:02 AM 10:55 AM 03:32 PM 09:06 PM Fri 11/11 03:45 AM 10:47 AM 05:37 PM 10:08 PM Sat 11/12 03:29 AM 11:07 AM 07:13 PM 11:09 PM Sun 11/13 03:11 AM 11:39 AM 08:44 PM Mon 11/14 12:07 AM 02:51 AM 12:18 PM 10:29 PM Tue 11/15 01:03 PM

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1.1 H 0.8 L 0.9 H 0.7 L

1.1 H 0.6 L 1.0 H 0.9 L

1.1 H 0.3 L 1.1 H 1.0 L

1.1 H 0.1 L 1.2 H

1.2 L 1.2 H -0.1 L 1.3 H

-0.2 L

Thu 11/24 03:29 AM 10:45 AM 05:37 PM 09:41 PM Fri 11/25 03:15 AM 10:58 AM 07:02 PM 10:38 PM Sat 11/26 02:55 AM 11:19 AM 08:15 PM 11:35 PM Sun 11/27 02:25 AM 11:42 AM 09:29 PM Mon 11/28 12:09 PM 11:10 PM Tue 11/29 12:37 PM Wed 11/30 01:21 AM 01:08 PM

0.9 H 0.4 L 0.7 H 0.6 L

0.8 H 0.2 L 0.8 H 0.8 L

0.8 H 0.1 L 0.9 H 0.8 L

0.9 H 0.0 L 0.9 H

-0.1 L 1.0 H

-0.2 L

Fri 12/9 02:00 AM 09:47 AM Sat 12/10 01:43 AM 10:07 AM Sun 12/11 01:26 AM 10:40 AM Mon 12/12 01:08 AM 11:20 AM Tue 12/13 12:51 AM 12:05 PM Wed 12/14 01:11 AM 12:52 PM Thu 12/15 01:53 AM 01:42 PM Fri 12/16 02:29 AM 02:32 PM

0.6 H 0.0 L

0.6 H -0.2 L

0.7 H -0.4 L

0.8 H -0.6 L

0.9 H -0.7 L

0.9 H -0.7 L

0.9 H -0.7 L

0.9 H -0.7 L

1.0 H -0.2 L

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1 Spool your reel with a high quality 20 or 30 lb. braid like Suffix 832. This no-stretch line is better for setting the hook into the bony mouths of flounder. Use a uniuni or albright knot to join 2-4 feet of 20 lb. fluoro shock leader, like Trilene Fluorocarbon, to your braid.

STE P

0.6 H -0.7 L

Fri 12/30 01:56 AM 01:31 PM

0.6 H -0.7 L

2

Bass Assassin Lures® Jigheads 1/4 oz. for most water

1/2 oz. for deep water

STE P

Thu 12/29 01:19 AM 12:57 PM

Sat 12/31 02:22 AM 02:05 PM

STE P

3

3” Berkley® Gulp! Shrimp Pearl/Chartreuse

Berkley® Gulp! Swimming Mullet: Pink

3” Berkley® Gulp! Shrimp New Penny

Berkley® Gulp! Swimming Mullet: Chart.

STE P

3 A

Glow/Chart.

0.6 H -0.6 L

Strawberry/White

H&H Lures 3” Curl Tail

H&H Curl Tails are durable and inexpensive. Apply Pro-Cure Super Gel for the added scent that is crucial for more flounder bites.


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