F.L.E.X. Fishing System by Chester Moore, Jr.
Learn this system for trophy fish...
- Big fish fascinate me.
And I do not necessarily mean the giants of the ocean like marlin, sharks
and grouper. I am talking about the biggest specimens of any given species
that have eluded anglers and grown to maximum proportions.
With fishing pressure being higher and more intelligent than ever thanks
to space ace technology and super informative publications like this one,
the chances of any fish getting super-sized is tough. There is something
encoded within their very DNA that makes them more elusive, responsive to
angling pressure and able to grow extra large.
Two years ago I began an exhaustive study of big fish I began to toy
with the idea of creating a system for anglers to follow to catch their
dream fish. It had to be something anyone could do from a financial perspective
and that included the all-important aspect of experience. I never value
a fish by its weight or length just as I do not value a whitetail deer by
the amount of antlers hanging on its head. I do however know how exciting
it is to fight and land a big, elusive fish and the kind of smiles it can
Enter F.L.E.X Fishing...
Spoon Up Some Reds by Robert Sloan
Tips for spoon fishing reds on the flats
There is no way you can talk about spoon fishing for reds without a mention
of Rudy "The Plugger" Grigar. He is long gone, but is remembered
as one of the best anglers along the Texas Gulf coast, and when it came
to catching redfish on spoons he was at the top of his game.
One of the last days I fished with Rudy was when he had a crew boat as
a fishing lodge at the Chandeleur Islands. I was fly fishing, he was casting
a _ ounce gold spoon. When I finally caught up with him he was dragging
a stringer of reds that probably weighed more than he did. He looked up
from under a straw hat and grinned.
"Nothing but reds on a gold spoon all day long," he said. He
held up a battered spoon. "I wore the paint off this one."
Without a doubt there is no better lure for catching reds than a gold
spoon. That's been the case for decades and will continue to be till the
end of time, I suppose...
- Biloxi's Winter Alternatives by Capt.
Robert L. Brodie
- Sheepshead and blackdrum offer an alternative
Here in south Mississippi, well, the months of January, February, and
March aren't considered prime fishing months by the majority of masses of
fishermen that enjoy angling in these Deep South waters. OK yes, there are
always a consistent number of anglers that will pursue the highly-touted
speckled trout in coastal rivers and bayous, but over all the numbers of
anglers on these waters are down at that time.
Much of the reason is due to colder temperatures and cold fronts consistently
pushing down, and it just seems those conditions send many anglers in to
the wintertime doldrums. However, there are other fun-filled alternatives
besides fishing for the likes of speckled trout, and that includes black
drum, a tasty cousin of the redfish, as well as structure-loving sheepshead,
another fine eating fish often called "bay snapper".
- Gulf Coast Closeup - by Vernon Summerlin
- Fishing Legend - Mark Sosin
Mark Sosin first came to my attention via a book he wrote with John Clark
in 1973, Through the Fish's Eye. It's one of 30 titles in this indefatigable
man's career. Sosin's MBA is the basis of his success for growing a business
in undeveloped niches. One of those niches was saltwater fly fishing that
led to Mark Sosin's Saltwater Journal now in its 26th season. It's
broadcast on Fox Sports Net, Armed Forces Television and MyOutdoorTV.com.
Most Gulf Coast anglers are familiar with this award-winning writer (more
than 3,000 articles), photographer, radio personality and television producer.
His impressive list of credits spans almost 50 years in virtually all phases
of outdoor communications. Sosin has been enshrined in both the IGFA Fishing
Hall of Fame and the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame.
- This issue in OUR DEPARTMENTS...
- Paddling Out - Choosing
A Winter Wardrobe -
by Jeff Herman
- Rod & Reel'n Offshore - Flip, Flop & Fly -
by Patrick Lemire
- Equipment Notebook
Pump Review - by David Ayers
- The Bay Naturalist
- Extended Summer
- by John Hook
- The Fly Guy -
So, You Want a Tuna... - by
Pete Cooper, Jr.
- Tackle Time
- There When You Need It - by Colby Sorrells
- Bait Hook
- One Scary Summer!
- by Jim Martin
- From the Publisher...
- Besides all these great articles and departments, Gulf Coast Fisherman
is the only source for the Wells Daily Fishing Forecast.
Each issue carries three months of the Wells Daily
Fishing Forecast - with Monthly Fishing Calendars. Also, don't forget
about the Advance Planning Calendars in each issue that takes you out three
months past the current issue. This will provide what you need to intelligently
plan your fishing trips - hours, weeks, and up to six months in advance!
- Top saltwater guides and fishermen use the Wells Daily Fishing Forecast - shouldn't you be using it ,too?...
- "The fisherman that knows what the currents
are doing has the advantage - over fish and fishermen!"
- And remember - "Fish feed everyday, somewhere
" - Harold Wells
- Gary Ralston
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