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Harold Wells GULF COAST FISHERMAN www.gulffishing.com GARY RALSTON Publisher/Editor DEPARTMENT EDITORS David Ayers • Pete Cooper, Jr. Jeff Herman • John Hook Patrick Lemire • Jim Martin Colby Sorrells CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Capt. Robert Brodie Chester Moore, Jr. Al Rogers • David A. Brown Capt. Nate Skinner Vernon Summerlin Capt. Mike Thompson Capt. Danno Wise with Wells Daily Fishing Forecast Vol. 39 No. 1 J ANUARY - FEBRUARY - MARCH C ONTENTS 2015 FEATURES Pontchartrain Blues & Reds by John N. Felsher 6 Winter conditions bring on the blues. A good thing! The Jig is Up by David A. Brown ....................................... 7 Jigs give anglers an edge offshore. Here’s how to use them... Winter Structure by Nate Skinner .............................. 10 How to find the most productive structure this winter. Production/Design Janna Ralston Advertising/ Classified Send requests for advertising rates to: advertising@gulffishing.com or mail to: GCF Advertising P.O. Box 8, Port Lavaca, Texas 77979 Phone/Fax: (361) 552-8864 800-552-4853 Administration Gary Ralston • Editor Janna Ralston • Production/Design Staff • Circulation Warner/International Periodical Services • Newsstand Distribution GULF COAST FISHERMAN (ISSN 0164-3746) is published quarterly by Harold Wells Gulf Coast Fisherman, Inc., 211 Oakglen Dr., Port Lavaca, Texas 77979. Phone (361)552-8864. Copyright 2015. Single copy at $4.50. Subscription is $15.00 for one year (4 issues); $28.00 for two years (8 issues); and, $40.00 for three years (12 issues). Periodical postage paid at Port Lavaca, Texas and at additional mailing offices. Address correspondence concerning subscription or address changes to Gulf Coast Fisherman, P.O. Box 8, Port Lavaca, Texas 77979 (361) 552-8864. Unsolicited contributions are welcomed, but will not be acknowledged or returned unless accompanied by stamped, self-addressed envelope. Articles, photos, artwork, and other material should be addressed to the Editor. We can not be responsible for unsolicited material. The contents of this magazine may not be reprinted without written permission. Advertising rates on request. Standard commissions to accredited advertising agencies. Send new product information to Gulf Coast Fisherman, P.O. Box 8, Port Lavaca, Texas 77979. Advertising Sales Office, Gulf Coast Fisherman, 211 Oakglen Dr., Port Lavaca,Texas 77979. Phone/Fax (361) 552-8864. POSTMASTER: Send P.O.D. Form 3579 to: Gulf Coast Fisherman, P. O. Box 8, Port Lavaca, TX 77979. 4 GULF COAST FISHERMAN DEPARTMENT HIGHLIGHTS Tackle Time - New Shrimp - About the Evolution ........ 8 Rod & Reelin’ - Tuna Simplified ................................... 9 Gulf Coast Closeup - Louisiana’s Bay Bulls ............. 11 Equipment Notebook - Trailer Security .................... 12 The Bay Naturalist - The Ghost Shrimp ................... 28 The Fly Guy - All About Backing ................................ 29 Paddling Out - PFDs: Wear Them! ............................. 31 The