ISSUE COVER – January 2018
December 25, 2017
OPEN SEASON by Reavis Z. Wortham –
January 25, 2018


Trinity Bay

On the first trip to Trinity Bay after Hurricane Harvey, Debbie and John Perry were the only fishing boat in the water. They caught 20 reds near the shoreline on white and chartreuse Bass Assassins and Gulps. The water was super muddy but the reds were hungry. Debbie caught this nice keeper.




Braxton Richards bagged his first nine-inch bearded turkey in December while hunting near Gatesville. He shot the bird at 70 yards with his 22-250.


Mixed Stringer

East Galeston Bay

Nine-year-old Noah Hobbs of Tomball, fishing East Bay in November with his Dad and Papa, caught his first limit of reds with live shrimp, fished on the bottom on a spin cast reel with no help. The smallest was 25 inches.


Alligator Gar


Daniel Fought was bow fishing in a neighborhood retention pond in Richmond and snagged this alligator gar. He had no idea it was this big and had to call for help to get it landed.



Honey Grove

Bobby Reid and his son Travis took this selfie after they both caught nice bass at the same time on a private pond in Honey Grove.


Jack Crevalle

San Luis Pass

Travis Tarver caught this San Luis Pass jack while fishing with his own dad, James Tarver, and Travis’s sons, Kyle and Ian. The boys wanted to catch sharks and stingrays but this was a bonus. They caught a mixed bag of trout and redfish for a good fish fry.



Burnet County

Corinne Upchurch took this selfie of her and a nice buck she shot while hunting on public land near Burnet.




Jared Smith caught this redfish on a Gulp! shrimp while wadefishing at Ingleside.



Irion County

Twelve-year-old Rivers McConaughey took down her second bow buck while hunting on the family’s LP Ranch in Irion County. She made a clean shot on the six-and-a-half-year-old buck.



Laguna Madre

Krysta Kay caught her first limit of reds wadefishing on the Laguna Madre near Marker 69. She has since gone crazy over bay fishing. Her father-in-law, Reagan Garrett, once said to her, “You can’t go fishing every weekend.” She replied, “Yes I can.”


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