Gulf Coast Fisherman Magazine Vol 40 - No. 4 FALL 2016 - Page 6

by Lefty Ray Chapa BAFFIN BAY Next to Nothing... T here is a club that a lot of people would like to join. There is no membership fee needed to apply and no meetings to attend. There are no secret handshakes to learn and no extensive fishing experience is required. To join, all you have to do is catch a 30 inch, or longer, speckled trout. The best place on the planet to achieve this is a very remote place on the Texas coast called Baffin Bay. If β€œX” were to mark the spot, it would have to be a pretty big X as Baffin Bay, to put it bluntly, is big, very big. 100 square miles big. This is one of the largest bays anywhere without a nearby open path to the ocean. Fresh sea water from the Gulf of Mexico has to travel almost 50 miles from the Aransas Pass at Port Aransas, TX to get there from the north, and almost 60 miles from the sou Ρ ™Ι½΄Ρ‘”…ΝЁ ΥΠ°έ‘₯ ₯́…Ι½Ν́™Ι½΄)A½ΙЁ5…ΉΝ™₯•±°Q`Έ)]…‘”™₯Ν‘₯Ήœ™½ΘΡΙ½Α‘δΡΙ½ΥЁ₯Έ …™™₯Έ …δ₯́‘•™₯Ή₯Ρ•±δ₯Έ)Ρ‘”Ρ½ΐ™₯Ω”½˜…ΉδΝ…±Ρ݅ѕȁ™₯Ν‘•Ι΅…»Šé‰Υ­•Π±₯ΝΠΈ•ΡΡ₯Ήœ)Ρ‘•Ι”₯́ё”‰½½•ΘΈQ‘½Ν”Ρ‘…Ё±…ΥΉ ™Ι½΄ ½ΙΑΎ ‘Ι₯ΝΡ€°έ‘₯ )₯́Ή½ΙΡ ½˜Ρ‘•Ι”°™…”…Έ‘½ΥȁΑ±Ύ±½Ήœ‰½…ЁΙ₯‘”ΡΌ•Π‘•Ι”Έ)Q‘…Ё₯́•Ω•ΈΝΡ…ε₯Ήœ½ΈΡ‘”1…ΥΉ„5…‘Ι—ŠeΜ)Ν­₯ΉΉδέ…ѕȁ™±…Ρ́…ΉΙΥΉΉ₯ΉœΝ½ΥΡ Α…Ι…±±•°)ΡΌΡ‘”‘••Α•Θ%ΉΡ•Ι½…ΝΡ…°]…Ρ•Ι݅丁Q‘”ΡΙ₯ΐ)‰…¬΅₯‘Ё‰”±½Ή•Θ…́ё”έ₯ΉΝΑ••)ΡΙ…‘₯Ρ₯½Ή…±±δΑ₯­ΜΥΐ₯ΈΡ‘”…™Ρ•ΙΉ½½Έ…́ё”)‘…䁝½•Μ½Έέ‘₯ έ₯±°‘…΅Α•Θ‰½…ЁΝΑ••Έ)Q‘”½Ρ‘•Θ½ΑΡ₯½Έ₯́ѼΡΙ…Ω•°Ν½ΥΡ ½Έ)!έδ€ά܁™Ι½΄-₯ΉΝΩ₯±±”ΡΌI₯Ω•Ι„°Q`…Ή)Ρ…­”„±•™ΠΡΌΡ‘”1½ε½±„ •… …Ι•„ΈQ‘•Ι”)…Ι”ΡέΌ‰½…ЁɅ΅Ά₯ΈΡ‘”Ω₯₯Ή₯Ρ丁Ω•Έ™Ι½΄)Ρ‘•Ν”Ι…΅ΑΜ°Ρ‘”‰½…ЁΙ₯‘”₯́±½Ήœ…́½Α•Έ()‰…δέ…ѕȁ‘…́Ѽ‰”Ι½ΝΝ•ΡΌ•ΠΡΌ…Ήδ½˜Ρ‘”Ν‘…±±½έ•Θ)Ν‘½Ι•±₯Ή•Μέ‘•Ι”Ρ‘”‰₯œ™₯Ν Ρ•ΉΡΌ‰”±½…Ρ•)Q‘”‰•ΝЁ½ΑΡ₯½Έ₯́ѼΥΝ”„Υ₯‘”Ν•ΙΩ₯”Έ …™™₯Έ …δI½)…ΉΥΈ€‘ H™€₯́½Ή”½˜Ρ‘”Ρ½ΐΡΙ½Α‘δΡΙ½ΥЁΥ₯‘”Ν•ΙΩ₯•Μ)₯ΈΡ‘”…Ι•„Έ=ٕȁё”½ΥΙΝ”½˜™½Υȁ΅½ΉΡ‘́½˜Ρ‘”ΑΙ₯΅”Ν•…Ν½Έ°)Ρ‘•₯ȁΥΝΡ½΅•Ί‘…Ω”±…Ή‘•½Ω•Θ€ΜΐΐΡΙ½ΥЁɅΉ₯Ήœ™Ι½΄€Θ׊tΡΌ)½Ω•Θ€Μˊt°…ΉΡ‘₯́‘…́‘…ΑΑ•Ή•½ΉΝ₯ΝΡ•ΉΡ±δ½Ω•ΘΡ‘”±…ΝЁ™½ΥΘ)ε•…ΙΜΈQ‘•Ι”…Ι”Ν•Ω•Ι…°…‘Ω…ΉΡ…•ΜΡΌΥΝ₯Ήœ…Έ½ΥΡ™₯Ё±₯­”Ρ‘₯ΜΈ)½Ι•΅½ΝΠ°Ρ‘•δ­Ή½άΡ‘”…Ι•„…Ή…Ι”₯Έ½ΉΝΡ…ΉΠ½ΉΡ…Πέ₯Ρ )Ρ‘•₯ȁ™•±±½ά…ΑΡ…₯ΉΜ…́Ѽέ‘•Ι”Ρ‘”‰₯œ™₯Ν …Ι”½Έ„‘…₯±δ‰…Ν₯ΜΈ)Q‘”Ν•½ΉΙ•…Ν½Έ₯́ё”ƒŠqΙ½­Μ»ŠtQ‘•δ…Ι”Ή½ΠΙ•…±±δΙ½­Μ)‰ΥЁɕ•™Μ΅…‘”‰δΝ•ΙΑΥ±₯ΡΥ‰”έ½Ι΄½±½Ή₯•Μ…ΉΙ…Ή”₯Έ…”)™Ι½΄€ΜΐΐΐΡΌ€Μΐΐε•…ΙΜΈ±½Ήœέ₯Ρ Ω…ΝЁ…Ι•…́½˜Ν•„΅Ι…ΝΜ°)Ρ‘•Ν”Ι••™Μ™½Ι΄™₯Ν …ΡΡΙ…Ρ₯ΉœΝΡΙՍΡΥΙ”ΈQ‘•δ…Ι”…±ΝΌΩ•Ιδ)‘…΅…₯ΉœΡΌ„‰½…ΣŠé±½έ•ΘΥΉ₯Ё₯˜„½±±₯Ν₯½Έ½ΥΊ…Ё™…ΝΠ)ΝΑ••‘ΜΈ%Ή™Ι•ΕΥ•ΉΠ…Ή±•Ί…Ι”…ΥΡ₯½Ή•ΡΌΑ½±”…Ι½ΥΉ°½ΘΥΝ”)„ΡΙ½±±₯Ήœ΅½Ρ½Θ₯ΈΝ‘…±±½άέ…Ρ•ΘΈQ‘…Ή­ΜΡΌ΅½‘•ΙΈΡ•‘Ή½±½δ°)Ρ‘”‰₯•ΘΙ••™Μ…Έ‰”΅…Ι­•½ΈALΥΉ₯ΡΜ°‰ΥЁё•δΝΡ₯±°‘…Ω”)ΡΌ‰”™½ΥΉΡΌ‰”΅…Ι­•…ΉΝ₯ΰΝΕΥ…Ι”΅₯±•Μ½˜Ι••™Μ₯́„±½Π½˜)΅…Ι­ΜΈ́…Έ½±Ρ₯΅” …™™₯Έ™₯Ν‘•Ι΅…Έ½Ή”)Ι•΅…Ι­•°ƒŠq%Ё₯́͡…Ιѕȁ…Ή΅½Ι”)₯Ή•αΑ•ΉΝ₯Ω”ΡΌ‘₯Ι”„Υ₯‘”Ρ‘…ΈΡΌΙ•Α±…”)„±½έ•ΘΥΉ₯Π»Št)Q‘”Ρ‘₯ɐΙ•…Ν½Έ₯́ɕ™•ΙΙ•ΡΌ…́ё”+Šqέ½ΙΝЁ…Ν”Ν•Ή…Ι₯Ό»ŠtM‘½Υ±ε½Υȁ΅½Ρ½Θ)Ή½Πέ…ΉΠΡΌΙ•ΝΡ…ΙЁ½Θ„±½έ•ΘΥΉ₯Ё‘…́ΝΡΙՍ¬)„Ι½¬…Ήε½Υȁ‰½…Ё₯́₯Ή½Α•Ι…‰±”°έ…₯Ρ₯Ήœ)™½Θ‘•±ΐ΅₯‘Ёх­”‘…εΜΈQ‘”Ι•΅½Ρ•Ή•ΝΜ)½˜Ρ‘”±½…Ρ₯½Έ΅•…ΉΜΩ•Ι䁙•ά‰½…Ρ́έ₯±°(‘ ½ΉΡ₯ΉΥ•½ΈΑ…”€ΔΜΈ€()±₯₯„ …ΝΡ₯±±ΌΙ••±Μ₯Έ„ΝΑ•­±•ΡΙ½ΥЁݑ₯±”έ…‘₯Ήœέ…₯ΝЁ‘••ΐέ…ѕȁ…±½ΉœΡ‘” …™™₯Έ …δΝ‘½Ι•±₯Ή”Έ) …ΑΠΈ5…ɍΎ …Ή…±•ΜΝ‘½έ́½™˜„‘՝” …™™₯Έ …δΝΑ•­±•ΡΙ½ΥΠΈ(Ψ()U1 =MP%M!I58()\\\ΈT0$L $8Έ <4((