LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

EDITOR’S NOTES by Chester Moore
July 25, 2017
INSIDE FISH & GAME by Roy and Ardia Neves
July 25, 2017

Saving Sea Turtles

While at Aransas Pass reader Greg Jackson noticed a sea turtle in trouble.

Saving Sea Turtles

“A boat washed this green sea turtle over the granite blocks along the channel. It wedged between the blocks and was struggling to get out, so I was able to step down and get him out and release him. There were several of these juveniles feeding on the algae on the granite blocks at the county park right next to the ferry,” he said.

Here are photos of the turtle before and after it was set free.

This summer’s theme is “Wild Gulf” and sea turtles are without a doubt one of those most interesting creatures that dwell in Gulf waters.

Micro Deer Blog at Fishgame.com

Was in the Sam Houston National Forrest in about 2002. I was in a tree stand and three deer walked up two were large doe and the third I thought was one of the doe’s fawn but when they came into view the third one had a full eight-point rack.

It looked real small but I just thought it was a freak of nature and grew a set of premature horns. It was really a good-looking deer and I still have a memory picture of it.

Robert Seaton

Questions for Rudow

Mr. Rudow, I’m sure you’ve written many articles on how to properly maintain your boat. (drain the gas, grease the bearings, change the oil, flush the saltwater out the engine, etc.…)  I was hoping you would write an article for the 80% of boat owners who don’t use their boat once a week like the other avid fisherman who are either retired on simply not married lol.

I’m talking about the average guy who uses his boat maybe 3 times a year. I’ve asked this question to several boat mechanics. How long can you leave (treated) gas in your gas tank before it needs to be siphoned out and discarded?  And I’ve gotten a different answer each time.

 What in your opinion is the best gas additive to use with your fuel?   

 This might sound silly to you, but why can’t boat manufactures build a boat that has a bilge pump that dispenses water out of your center console that is waist high on your boat so you can flip a switch and have running water (it doesn’t matter if its saltwater) to wash or rinse your hands after grabbing bait, slimy fish, sun screen, taking a pee etc. instead of wiping your hands on your pants or on a towel that eventually blows off the boat when you’re heading back to the dock to clean your fish. It only makes sense. And the best thing is that it’s a cheap fix.

 

Ray Perez

San Antonio, TX

Hi Raymond your email was forwarded to me by the TFG home office, and I thank you for your comments. Keep your eyes tuned to future editions of Texas Fish and Game, because I believe you have a point. I’ll be sure to address maintenance issues faced by boaters who don’t get to use their boats very often, in the boating column of an early fall edition.

Your other questions don’t lend themselves to features, but I promise to address them in detail in future blogs this summer. A new boating blog goes up on FishGame.com each and every week, so keep your eyes peeled.

Thanks again – and I hope you get out on your boat some time soon!!

Lenny Rudow

“A boat washed this green sea turtle over the granite blocks along the channel. It wedged between the blocks and was struggling to get out, so I was able to step down and get him out and release him. There were several of these juveniles feeding on the algae on the granite blocks at the county park right next to the ferry,” he said.

Here are photos of the turtle before and after it was set free.

This summer’s theme is “Wild Gulf” and sea turtles are without a doubt one of those most interesting creatures that dwell in Gulf waters.

Micro Deer Blog at Fishgame.com

Was in the Sam Houston National Forrest in about 2002. I was in a tree stand and three deer walked up two were large doe and the third I thought was one of the doe’s fawn but when they came into view the third one had a full eight-point rack.

It looked real small but I just thought it was a freak of nature and grew a set of premature horns. It was really a good-looking deer and I still have a memory picture of it.

Robert Seaton

Questions for Rudow

Mr. Rudow, I’m sure you’ve written many articles on how to properly maintain your boat. (drain the gas, grease the bearings, change the oil, flush the saltwater out the engine, etc.…)  I was hoping you would write an article for the 80% of boat owners who don’t use their boat once a week like the other avid fisherman who are either retired on simply not married lol.

I’m talking about the average guy who uses his boat maybe 3 times a year. I’ve asked this question to several boat mechanics. How long can you leave (treated) gas in your gas tank before it needs to be siphoned out and discarded?  And I’ve gotten a different answer each time.

 What in your opinion is the best gas additive to use with your fuel?   

 This might sound silly to you, but why can’t boat manufactures build a boat that has a bilge pump that dispenses water out of your center console that is waist high on your boat so you can flip a switch and have running water (it doesn’t matter if its saltwater) to wash or rinse your hands after grabbing bait, slimy fish, sun screen, taking a pee etc. instead of wiping your hands on your pants or on a towel that eventually blows off the boat when you’re heading back to the dock to clean your fish. It only makes sense. And the best thing is that it’s a cheap fix.

 

Ray Perez

San Antonio, TX

Hi Raymond your email was forwarded to me by the TFG home office, and I thank you for your comments. Keep your eyes tuned to future editions of Texas Fish and Game, because I believe you have a point. I’ll be sure to address maintenance issues faced by boaters who don’t get to use their boats very often, in the boating column of an early fall edition.

Your other questions don’t lend themselves to features, but I promise to address them in detail in future blogs this summer. A new boating blog goes up on FishGame.com each and every week, so keep your eyes peeled.

Thanks again – and I hope you get out on your boat some time soon!!

Lenny Rudow

Minn Kota

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