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TROLLING WITHOUT OUTRIGGERS

HOW TO FISH PRESSURE CHANGES

CAPT. KEVIN DEERMAN AND THE LEGACY

SAIL RACE RESULTS AND MORE


[Letter from the Publisher] Admiral (Publisher) Charles Milby

Summer is coming, is your boat ready?

Vice Admiral (President) Rick Clapp Rear Admiral (Editor) Mary Alys Cherry Captain (Director of Art) Brandon Rowan Commodore (Graphic Designer) Kelly Groce Sales Commodore (Director of Sales) Patty Kane Sales Crew (Advertising Executives) Shannon Alexander Judy Gaines Debbie Salisbury

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season will be here before you know it. If you’re like me, you have a thousand little projects to do on your boat to get her ready for the summer. Be sure to check out our Mariners Boating Directory online. It has everything from where to get a bottom job, to local sail makers who can repair your spreader patches and more. Go to www.gulfcoastmariner.com and click on Mariners Directory at the top; it’s easy and it’s fast.

Do you remember where you were on September 13th 2008? Hurricane Ike slammed into Galveston Bay causing wide spread flooding from a storm surge measured to be around 19 feet. This storm caused 6

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so much damage the National Hurricane Center retired the name Ike. On May 30th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lakewood Yacht Club will host a Hurricane Preparedness seminar. This will be open to the public. For people new to the area this is a must and even an old bay rat like me may learn something new. Space is limited so call the club a reserve a spot; it will be well worth the time. Be sure to wear a life jacket when you’re on or near the water and have a safe boating summer.

Charles Milby Publisher

Editorial Capt. Brett Holden Capt. David Dillman Kelly Groce Amanda Jenkins Patty Kane Capt. Joe Kent Nick Maudlin Betha Merit Charles Milby Roy Newberry Jr. Capt. Steve Soule Photography Kelly Groce Patty Kane Charles Milby Brandon Rowan Distribution Timothy Shinkle Company Gulf Coast Mariner Magazine P.O. Box 1032 Seabrook, TX 77586 For information on advertising: Phone: 281.474.5875 Fax: 281.474.1443 r.clapp@baygroupmedia.com www.GulfCoastMariner.com


FEATURES

May/June 2015

9|Record Bluefin Tuna Flashback

It was 30 years ago this May that a group of fishermen made Texas history off SPI. By Capt. Brett Holden

10|Revisiting The Legacy’s Blue Marlin State Record

The tale of how Capt. Kevin Deerman and the crew of the Legacy boated a nearly 1,000 pound marlin. By Amanda Jenkins

12|Small Boat Trolling Without Outriggers

20|GCM’s Women of the Bay

We salute these exceptional women, Shannon Bush, Shelly Dixon, Lisa Halili and Kimberly Harding, who work and play on Galveston Bay.

24|The Finish Line

Sail race results, Leukemia Cup update and more.

26|What’s In Your Bag?

Get in a summer mood with these wardrobe accessories and great ideas for nautical decorating. By Patty Kane YOUR Fishing Snapshots

28|The Galley

Easy trolling spreads and lure selection for dorado and kingfish out of boats with no outriggers.

Some practical, old school tips and a recipe for one pan tomato and basil chicken. By Betha Merit

14|Under Pressure

ON THE COVER

The huge role that barometric pressure plays in the feeding habits of coastal redfish and trout. By Capt. Steve Soule

16|Getting Our Young Folks Involved in Fishing

Taking a young one fishing is a rewarding experience and will pay dividends for the sport. By Capt. Joe Kent

18|What’s a Marine Survey?

What to look for and expect from your survey and surveyor. By Nick Maudlin and Roy Newberry Jr.

Contents

Nautical Numbers Fishy Facts Boat & Hurricane Prep Nautical Trivia

Gulf Coast Mariner Magazine’s Women of the Bay. From left, Kimberly Harding, Lisa Halili, Shannon Bush and Shelly Dixon.

The Atlantic Rally For Cruisers Jarman Marine Now a Regal Dealer Galveston Bay Tides Reduce Runoff With Rain Barrels Oyster & STORM Update

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S N A P S H O T S

1. Dr. Mark Skellenger with a great sailfish. 2. Debbie Salisbury with a Galveston Bay stringer of puppy drum and flounder. 3. Kila Skellenger caught and released this big stringray during a trip to Key West. 4. Daniel Popovich with a tournament quality redfish. 5. Dawn Messina and Rick Clapp and a mixed bag of Kemah fish. SEND YOUR BEST FISHING AND COASTAL PHOTOS TO ART@BAYGROUPMEDIA.COM

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NAUTICAL NUMBERS

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Portugese man-of-wars are often found floating in the ocean in groups of 1,000.

Pictured from left to right: Capt. Joe Johnson, Neal Isaacs, Trina Isaacs and David Tubbs (not pictured, Steve Thompson)

Record Bluefin Tuna Flashback

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was warming up and everyone was ready to go offshore fishing. The conditions weren’t ideal but a small window of good weather presented itself. A group of fishing buddies, Neal Isaacs, his wife Trina, David Tubbs, Joe Johnson and Steve Thompson, headed out to the canyon off South Padre Island. They had always had great luck this time of year - the marlin seemed bigger, and there was always the off chance of a bluefin tuna. They had no clue this was about to become a record-breaking day. The fishing crew left at daybreak and started trolling once they were 60 miles out. One yellowfin and a couple of wahoo were caught early on - not exactly what they were looking for. They made the move further offshore into deeper water. Around 1:00 p.m., a school of small tuna was spotted splashing less than a mile away. The crew trolled towards the commotion and the pink Mold Craft Wide Range on the starboard rigger went down HARD.  It was obvious this was a big fish. Trina jumped in the chair and Joe backed down on the

tuna as it tore line off the reel. It managed to strip over 500 yards of line before they stopped her. The huge tuna was brought up to the boat several times, only to dive back down on big runs. Finally, after an hour-long battle, they had their shot. Neal grabbed the leader, and they stuck her with a flyer. The gaff didn’t penetrate, but the rest of the crew was standing by! A calcutta cane gaff to the tail, followed by a knife-point flyer, did the trick. They slid on a tail rope and worked to get the beast in the boat. Without a transom door, they struggled to get the footballshaped fish over the gunnels. Luckily, a nearby boat came to their aid and lent a come-along. Another hour later, the fish was finally on the deck. They headed back towards the Sea Ranch Marina, feeling on top of the world. Once on the scales, the bluefin weighed in at 808 pounds.  It was 8.5-feetlong, with an 88-inch girth and was easily a new Texas State record. It was a heck of a day of fishing in anyone’s book! That record still stands today.

400 Yellowfin tuna grow fast, up to 6 feet-long and 400 pounds. They also have a somewhat short life span of six to seven years.

19,000 The large crusher claw of a stone crab can exert 19,000 pounds of pressure per square inch. After it is removed, this claw also regenerates itself.

20 King mackerel can jump 20 feet or more into the air. They attack their prey from below and burst out of the water.

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Photo by Doonan Photography

Capt. Kevin Deerman and the crew of the Legacy celebrate their record breaking blue marlin caught during the 2014 Bastante John Uhr Memorial Billfish Tournament. The Rockport Aquarium plans to display a full body mount of this record breaking fish. The mount will be a permanent part of the Aquarium and the dedication ceremony will be held during this year’s Bastante Tournament.

Revisiting The Legacy’s Blue Marlin State Record By Amanda Jenkins

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Deerman and his eight-man crew caught a blue marlin off the coast of Port Aransas that broke the Texas record,. Deerman, 50, of Galveston, was leading the crew in a 56’ Viking named “Legacy.” The crew included: George Gartner, the owner of the private boat, Michael Fitzpatrick, Ruben Ramos, Colin Ocker, Jeff Owen, Richard Richardson and Cameron Plaag. The Legacy departed out of Port Aransas around 6 p.m., after waiting

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for some thunderstorms to pass. “We were fishing the Bastante John UHR Memorial Billfish Tournament that we had registered for in Rockport the previous day,” says Deerman, “We ran about 130 miles out to the Hoover Diana Spar and started catching bait around 6 a.m.” After gathering a surplus of live tuna to attract the fish, the team started their journey around 6:45 a.m. After the thunderstorms from the previous night passed through, the weather conditions were perfect for the day of the record catch. That

“It was truly a team effort and took the crew about 17 minutes to fight the marlin before they got her to the boat.”


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Hogfish are usually caught by spear instead of hook and line. They feed by rooting through sediment in search of prey with their pig-like nose.

Legacy heads back to port with the enormous marlin on the deck.

When ballyhoo spawn they release a substance that allows their eggs to stick to floating debris. This helps them spread their species to different locations. The crew readies the fish to be weighed.

A history of big fish: The Legacy weighed in this 561.8 morning was overcast, the water pound blue marlin during the 2013 Bastante Tournament. was calm, and there was no wind. The crew was only fishing for about 15 minutes after catching bait when Once they got to the weigh station, the they got the blue marlin to bite. “As soon crew saw that they broke the record with an as we had the fish situated in the cockpit enormous 972.7 pounds (137.5” long) blue we headed to the dock so we didn’t catch marlin. The previous state record weighed anything else other than bait,” says Deerman. 876.5 pounds and was caught on August 20, “We had the bite at 6:58 and it took another 1988 off the coast of South Padre Island. 40 minutes to get the fish in the boat before The captain of the Legacy and his crew have we could make the run back to the weigh many years of experience fishing. Deerman station in Rockport,” explains Deerman. The has been fishing in offshore waters most of team used their Shimano 130 Tiagra reels and his life and had his first captains job in 1986 Shimano 130 class rods to reel in the marlin. when he received an offer to take a boat to the The line was 130 pounds IGFA Amilon. Bahamas. He has since spent about 15 years It was truly a team effort and took the crew fishing in Mexico, Florida, Panama, Costa about 17 minutes to fight the marlin before Rica and Texas. When he fishes for billfish in they got her to the boat. Gartner, Fitzpatrick, Texas it’s usually in tournaments. Ramos and Ocker got the first gaff in the fish, Cameron Plaag or his father James Plaag and Owen was able to get a second gaff in. always accompanies the captain on his fishing Richardson acted as the angler and “put a excursions. “James spends more time on the lot of heat on the fish,” the captain says. “At bay than he does on land,” says Deerman, “I one point when the fish went down, he was love any kind of fishing. When you catch a as close to 60 pounds of drag.” Plaag was nice fish or a good number of species that you Deerman’s mate and wireman on the boat. are targeting it’s all good, but my favorite fish

to catch will always be the blue marlin!”

Since barracuda are attracted to shiny objects, they usually hunt fish with golden or silver scales.

Croaker fish get their name from the distinctive croaking sound they make, which is made when muscles contract around its swim bladder.

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[OFFSHORE FISHING]

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Moldcraft Hoo Hooker w/ Ballyhoo Blue/White

C&H Stubby Bubbler Pink/White Mount a release clip to transom or reel seat to change line angle. Rubber bands tied to a cleat will also work.

Stagger the distance between each remaining bait.

Zuker’s Tuna Feathers 6� Green/Yellow

Position first lure/bait on first wave in clean water outside the prop wash.

Angle forward rod holders out.

Small Boat Dorado Trolling

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Ilander Jr. w/ Ballyhoo Blue/White

Experiment with distance. Try placing baits one wave behind another, or increase the space up to 50 feet between them. Every boat is different and there is no one right answer.

Iland lures can be pulled naked but are more effective when paired with ballyhoo. Also try the tracker and sailure in blue/ white, pink/white and blue/chart

No outriggers, no problem! Troll this easy spread along weedlines, shrimp boats, color changes and structure this summer. Proven colors are blue/white, pink/ white and green/yellow. Change your spread to the colors they are hitting the hardest. Feather jigs, Ilanders, small Mold Crafts and C&H lures are excellent, inexpensive lures. Place bigger baits closer to the boat and smaller ones further back in your spread. To hungry dorado, your boat resembles fleeing bait and your lures are the crippled fish, easily picked off. Rig baits with 150# hard mono and 6/0 or 7/0 hooks. Use single strand or cable for ballyhoo baits around platforms and shrimp boats to prevent cutoffs from toothy fish.


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6.5� Russelure Gold

Feather Jig w/ sardine or bonito strip Blue/White

Mount a release clip to transom or reel seat to change line angle. Rubber bands tied to a cleat will also work.

Rapala Magnum Red/White

5� Russelure Silver Angle forward rod holders out.

Easy Kingfish Trolling Spread

Kingfish are abundant in the Gulf and will strike baits with unbridled aggression and speed. Gold and silver Russelures are proven lures, as well as Rapala diving plugs, baited feather jigs and Manns Stretch Lures. Experiment with other colors like pink or chartreuse if the fish are not cooperating. Troll this spread right outside the jetties, around offshore platforms or near shrimp boats. Rig baits with 80-100# coffee colored single strand wire or crimped multistrand cable. Subdue kingfish before bringing them on board. A thrashing kingfish with a mouth of big treble hooks is no joke.

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Capt. Steve Soule and a bruiser redfish caught during falling pressure last November.

Under Pressure Every day in the life of saltwater angling, we feel pressure. By Capt. Steve Soule

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recreational or professional, fishing for fun or fishing for money; lets face it, trying to catch fish consistently is no easy task when fishing with rod and reel, and even more so when you only fish with artificials. The pressure that we feel as anglers, however, is nothing compared to the pressure that the fish feel. At this point you may conclude or assume that I am referring to the pressure on a particular fish or fishery. As important and impactful as that aspect may be, that is not the pressure that I’m talking about.

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The pressure, or more precisely, the barometric pressure, plays a huge role in fish feeding and general activity levels day in and day out. I can’t personally recall meeting anyone that could truly “feel” barometric pressure changes or direction of movement. Animals, on the other hand have no problem at all noticing even small changes in barometric pressure, and these changes and trends in pressure have an impact on fishing. I’m not going to tell you that there is a perfect science to this, but over the years, I have certainly watched some distinct trends become evident and often reliable. Planning for barometric changes isn’t something that we can always do, but some situations are easy to understand and plan around. There are some obvious and noticeable times when even though we probably can’t feel the change in barometric pressure,

we can feel or see the changes that coincide with it. Clouds are a great indicator, along with rapid changes in temperature. It’s well known that as winter storms approach the Texas Gulf Coast, pressure trends will be downward, and as the front passes the coast that a rapid rise in pressure will follow. We can plan around these fronts and we can often fish around summertime passing thunderstorms to take advantage of rapid pressure changes.


Over my 15-plus-year career of both guiding and tournament fishing, I have often tried to track and make notes about conditions, and how they impact, or at least appear to impact fishing. I will say without hesitation, pressure seems to have a greater impact on the feeding, or lack of feeding, of speckled trout more so than redfish. Keeping in mind that there are no hard and fast rules that apply in every situation, there are some noticeable trends and patterns that I have found and recorded over the years. The bites and other sources of information have helped lead me to these conclusions. In the middle of a very difficult day of tournament trout fishing in 2010, sometime around 1 p.m., the fish turned on in a very nasty way. I think that up to that point, my teammate

and I had only had two bites and had yet to land a fish. It was a cold day in February, and a strong cold front had passed that morning before sunrise. We were battling a stout Northwest wind and a screaming upward trend in pressure. There were a couple of conditional changes that all occurred in a short period of time that seemed to put some short term urgency in the trout. A tide change and a slight decrease in wind speed, in the middle of a rapidly climbing pressure trend,

caused a short period where the pressure dropped before continuing on its upward movement. What made this memorable, or even noteworthy was that in the 35-45 minutes that the trout fed, I landed all three of our weigh fish for the day, including our big fish at 7.58 pounds. The sad part was that of seven bites, I was only able to land three and at least two of the four I lost were considerably larger than the biggest that made the trip to weigh scales. We have all heard that high pressure days are bad for trout fishing. This example, along with many others that showed a similar pattern, have led me to believe that it’s not so much whether pressure is high or low, but more how stable the trend is. Fish seem to bite on changing pressure. It seems that as I have monitored pressure and other conditions in my fishing, stable trends in pressure don’t seem to generate aggressive feeding behavior. So, if pressure is stable, or moving at a steady rate up or down, this creates a similar situation where fish seem to be less aggressive. When the steady or stable trend is broken by sudden movement of pressure in either direction, fish seem to feel a sense of urgency to feed aggressively. Another of the shining examples that fish have shown me over the years about how barometric pressure can trigger aggressive feeding has to do with a large marsh lake in Galveston Bay that I have fished for many years. In the Summer, the lake is loaded with redfish and trout but they don’t often gang up and feed very well during daylight. One of the most interesting trends in the lake in summer is that if

a summer thunderstorm passes over the lake, especially early in the day, the redfish and trout in the lake would gather and feed very aggressively for a brief period. These are not just average fish, but exceptional fish that aren’t often caught during the summer months in this location. Numberous 20-to-25-inch trout and 26-to-29-inch reds would gang up and chase shrimp and mullet. The first boat in the lake after the storm would reap the benefits, but by the time a second or third boat got there, the action would come to a halt. The rapid drop and returning climb of pressure put the fish in a frenzy, but it was always short lived. It may not be easy to plan fishing around pressure changes all the time, but tracking changes during your fishing days can lead you to some interesting finds and improved catches. Though you could probably buy a small portable barometer, its much easier to just use the internet. NOAA, on their “Tidesonline” website, has buoy stations all around the Gulf of Mexico. Not all of the buoys have full data tracking but there are enough that you can get the general picture of what has gone, or is going on in your area. Use this tool to makes notes about things that have occurred during the course of your fishing day when you get home. While on the water, you need only to make mental notes of the times and location of better feeding activity, then compare those times to the changes in conditions when you get home to locate the correlations. In time, you will inevitably uncover some interesting trends that will hopefully improve your future fishing.

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fish line to the proper baits, were learned from others fishing around me. I don’t recall anyone ever getting annoyed by the questions I would ask and at times requesting to borrow a piece of bait they were using. The only fishing my dad had been exposed to was freshwater and mostly from Abby river forks such Gonzalez as those along happily shows off the Trinity River her trout. in North Texas. The only thing he knew about fishing was centered on a cane pole, bobber and worms or pieces of entrails of chickens. At some time near the age of eight a fellow angler on the pier at the county park offered me a few pieces of dead shrimp and showed me how to rig a pan fish line. Using that bait I caught a few small croaker, however, to hear me tell it, they were big fish.

Our Young Folks Need To Get Involved In Fishing By Capt. Joe Kent

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outdoor publication that includes fishing will at some point have articles expressing concerns on the future of fishing for the next generations. Most tend to focus on the crop of fish that may or may not be available, adverse environmental changes and future regulations that could discourage fishing. While there is no doubt that those are viable concerns needing to be addressed, my biggest concern is getting kids involved in fishing. While I do not have any statistics to support my observations, my experiences show that today there are a lot

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fewer kids involved in fishing. Each angler that considers himself or herself to be an avid fisherman likely had the roots of their passion developed at an early age and usually have someone in the past to acknowledge as being a major influence on generating their passion for fishing and teaching them the basics. I recall as a young child how much I enjoyed going to Clear Lake and fishing from the numerous docks and piers along the lake and from the Harris County Park on NASA Road 1. My dad, while not very interested in fishing or crabbing, would take me and watch while I fished. Much of my early knowledge of the basics, from how to rig a pan

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boat powered by a 12-hp Sea King engine. The neighbor first used his shrimp trawl to get bait, both live shrimp and small fin fish. After obtaining our bait we pushed on to the bulkheads near the Houston Ship Channel and anchored around other boats. Wow, I will never forget that trip with all of the sand trout, croaker, gafftop and I’m sure other fish that we caught. From that day on I was hooked and it was just before my 10th birthday. Having memories like that and seeing so many kids being deprived of this fun sport caused me to go on a campaign to encourage other anglers to take kids fishing. With school now out for the summer, what a perfect opportunity to share this fun sport with our youth. Just about every opportunity that arises to take young ones with us fishing, my wife and I jump on it. As a fishing guide I gave a substantial discount for father-child trips and many of the trips were fatherdaughter. The first time we hosted some kids was from the Harris County Youth Detention Center located across from the Harris County Park on NASA Rd. 1. That was back in the mid-1970s and the two youngsters that accompanied us had a ball. If you do not own or have access to a boat, there are many places to fish from shore, unfortunately not Mickey and Jordan Miller with a mixed bag. as many as in the past. Taking a young one fishing One person I will always is a rewarding experience and remember is a neighbor who took my dad and me out in his will pay dividends for the sport when the child reaches boat. Launching at Bub’s Fish adulthood. Camp near the old SeabrookKemah Bridge we headed out in a 15-foot Elgin (Sears)


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What is a marine survey? By Nick Maudlin and Roy Newberry Jr.

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e get this question a lot from people outside of the marine industry or people who have boats that do not require surveys. To answer this question simply, the two most requested types of marine surveys are both condition and valuation surveys (C&V): • Pre-purchase • Insurance renewal (In a future article, we will discuss damage surveys – you do not want to miss that one!) The difference between these two types of C&V surveys is very minimal. The prepurchase is more geared towards being with the buyers, inspecting the boats mechanical and structural integrity, and showing the buyer how all the vessel’s systems operate, identifying any issues or potential issues. A boat survey is a lot like a home inspection. When it comes time to start searching for a surveyor, the buyer and seller have usually already agreed on a purchase price. A good “Your surveyor surveyor will inspect should be the vessel willing to to identify any climb in every unforeseen compartment expenses that will or crawlspace.” need to be reflected in your offer or deter you away from the purchase. On the other hand, for insurance renewal surveys, owners are usually not present. The surveyor can assume that the owners already know their boats and all of their systems. The primary duty of the surveyor conducting an insurance survey is to make sure the boat is well-maintained, mechanically and structurally sound, and all systems are in good condition and function properly.

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Insurance surveys should be as thorough as a pre-purchase survey to ensure the vessel is a safe insurable risk for both the owner and the insurance company. The days of the “quickie for insurance” surveys have fallen by the wayside. Nobody wants to pay for another survey on their boat, but the insurance companies want to know what kind of risk they are taking and that liability is on the bulls-eye pinned on the back of the surveyor. A good C&V survey should include a thorough inspection of the entire boat from stem to stern and top to bottom. The condition and operation of all systems’ plumbing, wiring, heads, galley, rigging, electronics, including the larger

systems, like engines and generators should be evaluated. Climbing the mast and checking the hull for defects, like delamination and electrolysis, should be included as well. On larger horsepower boats, be prepared to hire a separate and independent mechanical survey on the engines and generator. A good surveyor should be able to recommend several mechanics to choose from for the brand of engines and generators in the boat you have chosen to purchase.

Hauling the boat out for a bottom inspection on a pre-purchase survey is a must, but may not always be required on an insurance survey. A sea trial is also something that would be done on a pre-purchase, but not usually on an insurance survey. In the end, you receive a detailed report with recommendations, observations, and an estimated, as is, present day market value.

What do you want in a surveyor? When looking for a surveyor, you want to find an experienced, accredited surveyor who is recommended from other boat owners, banks and insurance companies. Make sure whoever the surveyor, he is willing to let you look over his shoulder throughout the entire survey process to answer any questions that may arise. Your surveyor should be willing to climb in every compartment or crawlspace and not be afraid to get dirty. He should have a screw gun and not be afraid to use it. At the end of your survey you should have a good understanding of the boat’s general condition, its structural and mechanical integrity, and the condition and functionality of all the systems onboard. Surveys are like most things in life, “you get what you pay for.” The cheapest are not always the best. Boat purchases are major investments, and you need to protect your investment. You wouldn’t shop for the cheapest surgeon for a major surgical procedure, so don’t shop for the cheapest surveyor to protect your investment in a boat.


Be safe and prepared on your next fishing trip

Hurricane Preparedness Seminar Slated May 30

By Capt. David C Dillman Harbormaster at Waterman Marina

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nothing goes right? Like getting ready for work only to find your vehicle with a flat tire. Hopefully you are prepared and have a spare tire. When you are on the water, being prepared for an emergency can prevent a potential disaster. You have to be diligent in your preparation anytime you venture out on the water. First, check the weather and plan accordingly. In adverse conditions it is best to launch from the nearest point where you are planning to fish. Wear a PFD, especially when conditions are less than ideal. They make inflatable PFDs that are comfortable and not bulky. Cell phones should be carried and must be kept dry. Pelican makes waterproof boxes

for your cell phone. They also come with clips that can be attached to you or your PFD. I suggest all boaters have a handheld VHF on board. Many of the new ones are submersible and even float. This gives you direct contact with the USCG in a emergency situation. File a float plan and leave it with someone. It should include the body of water (West Bay,Trinity etc.), your launch site and the time you plan to return.  Things can go from good to bad in a hurry on the water. You should have emergency procedures in place before you leave the dock. I go over mine with everyone before leaving on a fishing trip. Sometimes it is best to cancel an outing than take a risk. Do not think you are immune to a potential disaster. That being said, have fun and take care when you are on the water at all times.

Lakewood Yacht Club’s Captain’s Roundtable will host the 2015 Hurricane Preparedness Seminar on May 30, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the club’s ballroom, 2425 NASA Parkway in Seabrook. The seminar is free and open to the public, as well as members of other yacht clubs, marinas, and organizations. “This event should be very educational and worthwhile for everyone living in our coastal areas,” Captain’s Roundtable Chairman Gene Harris said. For further information about the Hurricane Preparedness Seminar or to RSVP to attend, please call Lakewood Yacht Club at 281-4742511.

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B AY T HE O F WO M E N

KIMBERLY HARDING What is your profession? I am a real estate broker and owner of RE/MAX Synergy in League City. I enjoy the hands on experience of listening to the needs of the clients I represent so I can find them the home they are looking for and guide them through the home buying and selling process. Tell us about your hobby of fishing in tournaments. I am honored to be a part of a women’s fishing group for almost 5 years now. We travel to South Padre Island and Galveston for bay fishing tournaments and we go to Pensacola, Florida for the Ladies’ Offshore Bill Fishing Tournament. My fishing team is a sisterhood that creates a bond far beyond a regular friendship.

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How long have you lived in the Bay Area? I have lived in the Bay Area all my life. I was born and raised in Galveston County and am proud of it! I’ve been married to my husband, Beau for 24 years and we have raised our 21 year old twin sons here as well. What do you like to do most when you are not working? I love to fish and also hunt. I bow hunt and rifle hunt when I have the time. I love the outdoors and I am a tom-boy when not showing properties in my 4 inch stilettos! What is something people may not know about you? That my first job was at a Chief Auto Parts store and I knew how to change the oil in my car when I was 16 years old.

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SHELLY DIXON What’s your profession? I build custom fishing rods. Fifteen years ago, I started Anglers Euphoria Custom Rods for Reel Fishing Women. Tell us about your rods. Our rods are unique and different from the others out on the market. We build them all; from little bait casters to spinning rods and offshore rods as well. As we build a rod we send pictures of our progress along to the customers. My husband Adam Dixon, and my daughter, Ashley Downs who is 13, also help me with building the rods. They both have been a huge support in our making the business successful. What’s your first fishing memory? I remember my father taking me to the Texas City dike as a child and I fell in love with the sport. The very first fish I caught was a bull red and it was a beauty. My father passed away in February of 2015. His memory lives on in every fish I catch.

Land based shark fishing; what’s that all about? My family and I enjoy the sport of land based shark fishing. In land based shark fishing you leave the rod and reel on the beach, hop in a kayak and paddle out over 100 yards to drop bait. We use 25 ft. leaders made by Alberto Zertuche with Hard Life Tackle to catch the big sharks. We release all sharks and other fish unharmed. What’s next for you in your career? With the support of family and friends I’m living my dreams. Building custom rods takes time but also leaves a lasting impression and a positive impact on everybody involved. You can visit our Facebook group Shark ON and our website Anglerseuphoria.com for more information about all of our rods.


LISA HALILI What is your profession? I am Vice President and Administrator for Halili Management Services, LLC.  I manage Prestige Oysters, INC and our other corporations. I oversee the day to day operations of all our companies.  What inspired you to choose the profession you are in?  I have always loved being on and around the water.  How long have you lived in the Bay Area?   35 years  What do you like to do most when you are not working?  I love hands on work and love to be outdoors. Unfortunately, most of the time, I am behind a desk.  What is something people may not know about you?   I love hard work. I love to work on the boat. If I had my choice,

I would go back to being my husband’s deckhand on the back of a shrimp boat. That was really living; I just did not know how good we had it back then.  Also, for over a year, I have been leading a movement to protect the oyster industry from a group called STORM, LLC. The STORM organization is trying to pass a bill in the state legislature that would allow them to confiscate half of the public oyster reefs in Galveston Bay. Along with the help of other interested parties and legislators, I am fighting to keep the bill from passing. I love and live by the following quote from William Faulkner: ”Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world would do this, it would change the earth.” 

SHANNON BUSH Ten years ago did you see yourself racing in one of the most competitive one design classes in the world and doing well? Yes, actually, that’s why I chose this fleet. When I lost my Soling to a hurricane, I had a choice of any boat I wanted to get in to. I had seen the Etchells on Galveston Bay and loved their graceful lines. I noticed who was sailing them and wanted to compete against a bigger, deeper fleet full of past World Champions, All-Americans, sail makers and boat builders. Are you a Danica or is there a sisterhood of hotshot sailing women like yourself? At most of these major events, there may be two women drivers, sometimes three, but that’s pretty rare. Usually, it is just one. At the Worlds in San Diego four years ago, there were three; in Italy two years ago, I was the only female driver; in Newport last year, there were three. But I don’t see myself as a female driver, I see myself as a driver.

How much practice time do you put in before a major regatta? For a two day weekend regatta, we arrive for three days of practice. What do you like to do for fun when you’re not racing? I spend time with my awesome family. They have been incredibly supportive and understanding of my sailing interest. To that, when I’m not racing, the time we spend together is not about me, but about them. We travel when we can, make the vacations fun, usually going someplace they want to go, doing things they want to do. In the meantime my kids go to school out of state and there is quite a bit of travel to see them at their schools, or in cities close to their schools. Our daughter is at Ole Miss in Oxford MS, a really fun place to visit, and our son is a short train ride from NYC. I enjoy just hanging out with my kids; having them around is never a dull moment. We don’t sail as a family and I don’t push it. If they want to sail, they will on their terms, in their own time. www.GulfCoastMariner.com

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Skipper Ben Miller Gary Peterson Dennis Kokkinis Kevin Orff Michael Hallett Jim Ott Andrea Zaite Larry Blankenhagen Gary Thies

Skipper Dick Baxter Lythia Powell John Cutler

Skipper Lawrence Frost Chris Shipman AROLDO DE RIENZO Clarke Newman Steve Harris William Cabrall Andrew Lee ROBERT BERNHARDT Gary Schwantz Stefan Boettcher Bill Draheim Ian Edwards Marvin Beckmann

Bow/Sail Boat Skipper 21 / 918 TILT Chris Morlan 38 / 877 Crayola Julia Goetschius 55 / 673 Knot Bad Mitch Clarke 23 / 732 Helms a Lee Anne Lee 41 / 973 WooHoo Andrea Zaite 31 / 1531 Parrot Tales Light Larry Blankenhagen 578 Student Driver Gary Thies

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PURSUIT NON-SPINNAKER Bow/Sail Boat 45 Bayou Baby 42570 Phoenix 7150 Terrorist 195 Jammin 144 Joan III 2478 Wheee Dogggie 1 Bay Girl 163 Boondoggle 130 Andiamo

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The Texas Corinthian Yacht Club Sailing Team at the 2015 SPYC Grandmasters on April 11 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Leukemia Cup Regatta Update By P/C Cheryl Thomas

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e had a great crowd

at HYC on March 13 for the Leukemia Cup Regatta Kickoff with Gary Jobson. As usual, Gary’s films and stories were very entertaining and sometimes scary. On top of being the National Chairman for all the Leukemia Cup Regattas, Gary is a lymphoma survivor himself. Gary Jobson with Honored Skipper, Braedon Lilley, Braedon Lilley, our 10-year-old his Mom, Kristin, and P/C Cheryl Thomas honored skipper, and his mom, Kristin, came to share his story. HYC if you went home without one Braedon is very proud and excited that or email Roxana.Gomez@lls.org for Jim and Allison Orchid asked him to packets or Kroger card information. crew for them in the regatta. Thanks to Steve Morehouse for selling Roxana and Kaitlin came from the vintage shirts and hats and to Andrea LLS office to sign Kroger shoppers Zaite for selling raffle tickets. up for their purchases to help us raise Upcoming events in support of the money for the regatta and they also Leukemia Cup Regatta: handed out sailor and sponsor packets. Monday, April 13: Mike Ogden There are more packets in the office at Memorial Golf Tournament hosted

by Brazoria County Judge Matt Sebesta at Southwick Golf Course in Pearland Sunday, May 17: “Easy Breezy Bayside Bash” from 3 to 8 p.m. at The Lazy Lizard in San Leon. There will be a $10 donation/cover at the door, with food and drink specials all day. Tuesday, June 9: Sip & Sail at The Federal Grill, 510 Shepherd in Houston. 5-7 p.m. June 26-28: Leukemia Cup Regatta at HYC. Racing, party, auction. Oct. 30-Nov. 1: Fantasy Sail with Gary Jobson in Bermuda (for those raising $12,000 or more)  We welcome all sailors and non-sailors who would like to participate in the Leukemia Cup Regatta. Please join us on the planning and fundraising committee, come to help or party on the weekend of the event or you can help bring in sponsors and auction items. For more information, visit www.houstonyachtclub.com or www.leukemiacup.org/txg or Regatta Chairman, P/C Cheryl Thomas at cheryl@cherylthomas.org or 281-4711255.  

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Serves 4 Ingredients • 1 Tbsp. olive oil • 1 large onion, chopped • 5 cloves garlic, sliced • 4 chicken breast fillets • 3 small ripe tomatoes, chopped • 1/4 cup dry white wine • 1 tsp. sugar (optional) • salt and pepper to taste • 1/2 cup basil leaves, roughly chopped • 1/2 cup black olives • shaved parmesan or reggiano cheese Directions Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium high to high heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook for 4 minutes or until soft. Add the chicken and cook for 2 minutes on each side or until well browned. Add the tomatoes, wine, sugar, salt and pepper, and simmer over medium heat for 8 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Gently stir in the basil and olives. To serve, place the chicken on plates and top with the pan mixture. Serve with the shaved parmesan/ reggiano.

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Let’s hear it for old school tips and grandma’s passed down home remedies. By Betha Merit

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ure in this techno age, you can find an electronic

or highly engineered item for solving most problems, but boat owners know the meaning of the word simplify and love a fix that includes double duty on items taking up space on board. The Problem: flies on board when preparing or eating food. Besides going on a hunting expedition with a fly swatter, (Continued on page 31)

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“Tabasco is a powerful fly deterrent as well as a powerful flavor enhancer for your meal.” you can head to your trusty bottle of tabasco sauce and swirl some on a saucer to set out in the area. Tabasco is a powerful fly deterrent as well as a powerful flavor enhancer for your meal. Another option is to sprinkle some around the edge of each diner’s plate. The Problem: items that rattle and vibrate when cruising or in swelling seas. You want to be able to hear more important sounds such as engine noise or pump problems. And you don’t want sleep interrupted. The obvious fix is to stuff kitchen rags around the offending item. This doesn’t always work. Having a supply of doodads can make your fix-it experiences rewarding. You feel resourceful and more importantly, the offending

The soft side of velcro can be used to reduce vibrating or noisy items and areas.

item is contained. Use the spirit of grandma’s creativity by stocking modern supplies. Rubber door stops can be wedged in to secure a door. Strips or circles of the soft side of velcro can be stuck on the wall or items that are rubbing or vibrating. Self stick furniture leg felts are another muffling option. Rubber shelf liner can be creatively used, as well as foam pipe insulation tubing cut to cover or secure. Here is a website that offers 10 must take items and their possible uses for every boater. http://features.boats.com/ boat-content/2013/09/10emergency-fix-it-itemsthat-belong-on-every-boat/ Invaluable information. www.GulfCoastMariner.com

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Regal 32 Express Cruiser.

About Regal

Jarman Marine Yacht Sales Now a Dealer for Regal Cruisers

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cott and Bruce Jarman, of Jarman Marine Yacht Sales, LLC., have a combined experience of over 50 years in the boating industry. Whether you’re buying or selling, they can guide you through the entire process and help to make the right decisions. Jarman Marine Yacht Sales has based their business on honesty, integrity and reputation. They are also now a dealer for Regal Cruisers.

Meet the Brokers

12 years selling boats on Clear Lake. His knowledge of boats, along with his years of experience, will help both buyers and sellers to make the right decisions. Scott started in the boat business in Houston during the early 80’s with one of the nation’s largest Sea Ray dealers. After 15 years in the Houston market, he was sent up to Dallas to start operations for that same dealer. That location became one of the most successful dealerships in the country. He has since moved back down to the Texas coast, where it all began, and looks forward to serving the community’s boating needs.

Bruce started his boating career in the late 80’s, selling boats for a local Sea Ray dealer. That dealer expanded into the Dallas area so Bruce and his family moved there in 1992, where he was successful in helping to build a community of boaters on Lake Lewisville. In the late 90’s, Bruce relocated to the Midwest to work for another Sea Ray dealer on beautiful Lake Ozark in Missouri. Although he did well, he missed his Texas roots and moved back into the Bruce Jarman Houston area. Bruce 281-770-6286 has been back in the bjyachts@hotmail.com Kemah area for the past

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Scott Jarman 214-514-1672 harley496@earthlink.net

Regal Marine Industries is a world leader in the design and manufacturing of luxury performance boats from 19 to 53 feet. They became the first boat manufacturer to receive industry customer satisfaction awards in two segments and received the J.D. Powers award, “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Express Cruisers (24 to 33 feet), three years in a row, tied in 2009.” Regal Marine Industries has also received 19 CSI awards for customer satisfaction by the NMMA in the last seven years. Regal is privately owned and operated by the Kuck family of Orlando, Florida. For more information, visit www. regalboats.com The Regal 35 Sport Coupe is exceptionally well engineered to offer sport yacht features in a more compact package,” commented Duane Kuck, President and CEO. “With a single level cockpit that can be air conditioned or heated, it gives its owners the option to boat in a controlled environment or open up the hardtop and windshield to enjoy the breeze and sunshine.” The interior also has been designed to maximize space. Entering the cabin, there is a full-size head with shower on the port side. The gourmet galley completes the port side with sofa seating on the starboard side that extends to wrap across the width of the forward third of the boat. The sofa converts to a starboard side berth and the forward seating converts into a center-line double berth with innerspring mattress at the touch of a button. The cabin is well lit with overhead windows, opening port lights and a large window on the starboard side. There is also an aft cabin that is open to the mid-cabin making the entire cabin feel spacious and comfortable. A privacy curtain comes standard with a solid privacy door as an option. The aft cabin can convert into a second entertainment center with an optional flat panel televsion. “We really worked hard to make this boat feel big and airy, as well as have the exterior styling to family with the larger coupes in the series,” Pat Wiesner, VP of Engineering explained. “The entire Regal Team is quite excited with the results. Be sure to visit Jarman Marine Yacht Sales’ office in the Watergate Yachting Center, pier 11 BLD 122 2nd Floor. For questions, call 832-864-3676 or visit www. jarmanmarine.com for a full listing of their brokerage boats.


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Update on how private interests seek legislation to take Galveston Bay as their own property Act now to protect your access to our precious waters

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he coalition to stop

Reducing runoff in Galveston Bay

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he Galveston Bay Foundation’s

Rain Barrel Program works to conserve water and reduce stormwater runoff, pollution, and bacteria entering Galveston Bay. Rain barrels are an efficient, low-cost method for collecting rainwater. They are placed at downspouts in order to reduce runoff into storm drains, and can be used for watering a garden or houseplants, among many other uses. The Galveston Bay Foundation’s Bayou Vista Rain Barrel Workshop will take place on Saturday, June 13 at 9:30 a.m. Online registration opens on Tuesday, May 5 and the location will be announced soon. The workshop consists of a presentation on the environmental benefits of collecting rainwater and proper rain barrel installation, instructions and tips. Registration is $30 and includes one 35-gallon barrel, one connector kit and admission to the workshop for two people. Workshop participants are encouraged to ask questions and take advantage of the resources offered at our workshops to help improve water quality in Galveston Bay. To register for the this event or future workshops, visit www.galvbay.org/rainbarrel

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the STORM takeover of Galveston Bay has been at the Texas Capitol fighting legislation that would confiscate half of all the public oyster reefs in Galveston Bay and set the stage for a blatant water grab along the entire Texas coast. In April members of the coalition testified in front of the House Committee on Culture, Recreation & Tourism to voice opposition against HB 3335. This legislation seeks to validate a legally uncertain lease of Galveston Bay, restrict commercial and recreational fishing, and ultimately strip away the authority of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to manage coastal, natural resources. Fortunately HB 3335 has been stalled in the committee, but we must remain vigilant and continue efforts until the final day of the legislative session to stop any legislation that would open the door for the massive transfer of coastal public waters to just two people who stand to make tens of millions of dollars. Please contact your elected officials at the state Capitol in Austin and ask them to defend the fishermen, boaters and small businesses by speaking up to stop this outrageous water grab. Visit the following link, www. concernedcitizensoftexasgulfcoast. com for a list of state representatives. Why is this a critical matter for the entire seafood industry, recreational fishermen, and private land owners?  Recently, the private entity, Sustainable Texas Oyster Resource Management, LLC (STORM) has alleged that it controls the rights to 23,000 acres of water bottoms

along the Texas Coast. STORM alleges to have obtained those rights from the Chambers Liberty County Navigation District by way of a lease issued earlier this year. After obtaining its purported lease, STORM has aggressively tried to assert its alleged rights over those in the seafood industry who have been lawfully operating in these waters for generations. STORM has gone so far as to tell oyster leaseholders that it will ban them from harvesting or bedding on their own leases.  STORM also has expressed plans to prevent the fishing industry from operating on Texas waters without STORM’s permission. It has even stated that it will arrest and prosecute anyone caught trespassing or fishing in these 23,000 acres.  To date, the TPWD and the Texas General Land Office has refused to acknowledge STORM’s position, citing the laws of the State of Texas and the powers and authorities granted to both the TPWD and the GLO to govern such matters. However, if it is successful, the public will no longer have commercial or recreational access to this part of the Texas Coast. This will put in jeopardy the entire seafood industry from fisherman, harvesters and leaseholders to processors, brokers and restaurant owners.  This is an urgent call to all who value their right to fish and access Texas’ gulf waters. Please take the time to sign the online petition and share it with as many others as possible. Search ‘STORM oyster petition’ in any search engine or visit the link listed below.

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