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January/February 2015



8  Conservation Corner —  a massive habitat restoration effort in Galveston Bay seeks to repair damage caused by Hurricane Ike. – By John Blaha

12  Building Barriers in the Gulf  — The barrier islands of the Gulf Coast help to form natural bays and protect estuaries that are crucial to the life cycle of fisheries. – By Tony Gilbert

16  West Coast Trophy — The California yellowtail qualifies as a true game fish by almost any measure and, to top it off, they make excellent table fair both cooked or served as sushi. – By Ali Hussainy
22  A Cure for the Winter Blues —Winter steelheading is a strange addiction for those bold enough to brave the elements and chase these elusive fish. – By Rick Estes

28  Eye in the Sky —Those in the know turn to modern technology to find potential hot spots offshore before ever leaving the dock. – By Charlie Levine

32  Don't Blame the Fish — When the fish just refuse to cooperate, sometimes it pays to take a close look at what is going on at the other end of the line. – By Scott Sparrow

40  Crankin' for Reds —Redfish can get just as finicky as any other species and when these hard-fighting sportfish get lockjaw, it is the perfect time for crankbaits.  – By Chester Moore, Jr

44  Snook Stalker — Sight-casting to the fish of a lifetime requires a patience, luck and a high level of skill. – By Capt. Dave Lear

48 Delta Bounty — From largemouth bass to cobia, you never know what you might encounter in the giant Mobile bay estuary. – By John N. Felsher

62 RecipeShrimp and Asparagus Bisque



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