Paul Coari sent this photo he took of a friend sight-casting to “tatanka” (black drum) in the Gulf.
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“Just read your article on hunting tatanka and it had alot of good information.” Coari wrote. “My friend and I enjoy sight casting them on the flats with lite tackle. The gulp shrimp and crab baits work well. The trick to catching them is to cast beyond them and bring the bait close to them and let them find it. Bringing the bait right up to them usually spooks them. They are alot of fun to catch.”
On the afternoon of December 26, 2011 Clark Mannas (14 yrs.) shot two large turkey hens in the head with one shot from his 20 guage. None of the meat was shot up. This was on the Bella Rio Ranch in Southeast Mason County, Texas. Clark is in the middle. His buddies are Kolby Glenn on the left and Steven Severence on the right.
Bryan Wright, 15, of Houston, caught this 42 inch Jack Crevalle on the Galveston beach using a live finger mullet on 15 pound test line. Bryan worked the fish down the beach for about 40 minutes followed by his brother Evan and his father shouting encouragement!
Kirsten Mauthe, 17, from Bulverde, Texas caught this 27 inch red on November 25, 2011 while wade fishing South Pass reef in San Antonio Bay. The fish was caught on a root beer/chartreuse Hogie plastic lure.