The ones that got away? They’re making a big splash online
By Grace Arsiaga
Donna Tyree, Deep East Texas EC: Tyree’s husband, Jim, during a fishing tournament on Falcon Lake
Charlyn Speed, Guadalupe Valley EC: A 57-pound yellow catfish caught on Lake Texana
Judy Harmon, Trinity Valley EC: “These hands have maintained jets and bombers for over 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, repaired farm equipment, and tenderly held the hand of his wife of 63 years. And they are still nimble enough to tie a hook on fishing line for his daughter. Thanks, Dad.”
Alicia Westfall, Pedernales EC: “Ander caught his own fish out of the bait bucket.”
Wendy Grubbs, Fort Belknap EC: “When Kali Jo heard she could go fishing early in the morning, she didn’t even change out of her nightgown. She just put on her boots and hat and headed for the tank.”
Web Extra: John Crouch, Nueces EC: “This was the calmest day I have ever seen on the South Padre bay. A friend and I went out early in the morning to test out my newly finished, hand-built kayak.”
Web Extra: Lana Carlisle, United Cooperative Services: Carlisle’s husband, Wayne, casts a net for baitfish on the Brazos River.
Web Extra: Jessica Carroll, CoServ: Kolbie, left, and Cade Carroll love to fish. This is Cade’s first catch.
Web Extra: Lynn Owens, Bluebonnet EC: Lynn and Bobbie take a lunch break and work on their tans while fishing off the coast of Gilchrist.
Web Extra: Corey Johnston, CoServ: Carter Johnston, 4, watches as his sister, Andersen, 7, kisses the first bluegill of the evening.
Web Extra: Katheryn Jager, Pedernales EC: After reeling in this little sea robin, Jager pauses for a photo before releasing it back into the Gulf. “Sometimes it’s the little fish that gets away, or thrown back in this case, that makes for the best memory,” she says.
Web Extra: Marisa Williams, CoServ: “Jake Williams was very relaxed during his first trout derby in McKinney. He didn’t catch a thing but had a blast.”
Web Extra: Mel Erwin, Grayson-Collin EC: Grandsons Finn, 4, and Scout, 2, fish outside of Bellville with their dad and the family dog, Zeus.
Web Extra: Marilyn Brunt, Deep East Texas EC: “I was driving near the Gulf of Mexico when I encountered these fishing boats.”
You’re in for a reel treat! Readers took the bait and sent in a boatload of photos. Here are the top catches.
This article appeared in the September 2016 issue
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