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Calm and clear weather conditions make for the best nearshore adventures.

CURTISS CASH

INS H O R E | N E A R S H O R E | J E T T I E S | PASS E S

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FENCE I’ve heard my whole life that eventually everyone turns into their parents, looking, acting, and even thinking like them. Yes I’m turning into my dad in many ways, just ask my patient wife, Meredith. On the other hand, I also find myself identifying with that grouchy old man at the end of the street that I grew up on. He’d scream at me, the Konarik brothers or other kids anytime we got near his yard. What a jerk!

James Shands is all smiles with his first-ever nearshore cobia. James had to apply maximum pressure to keep this fish out of the nearby structure.

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I now realize that he was only protecting what he held dear – his hundreds of square feet of perfectly manicured St. Augustine grass. We never intended on tearing up his yard, we just didn’t know any better, or sometimes in too much of a hurry to care. We’d race our bikes across to shortcut the corner and loved to play Frisbee on that cushy lawn when he wasn’t home. Mr. What’s-his-name never took the time to stop and

July 2016  

The July 2016 issue of Texas Saltwater Fishing Magazine.

July 2016  

The July 2016 issue of Texas Saltwater Fishing Magazine.