Plugger: Wade Fishing the Gulf Coast

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Rudy Grigar, one of America's most notorious characters of saltwater wade-fishing, lends the inimitable voice of experience to these yesteryarns of the coastal waters of Texas and Louisiana. A fisherman's fisherman, Grigar has caught more than a million pouds of fish in his sixty years along the coast. Yet fervent and abiding concern for those waters spawned his inviolate catch-and-release policy for all fish under three ponds and spurred his commitment to Guld Coast conservation. His tales and tips are bound to ...
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Overview

Rudy Grigar, one of America's most notorious characters of saltwater wade-fishing, lends the inimitable voice of experience to these yesteryarns of the coastal waters of Texas and Louisiana. A fisherman's fisherman, Grigar has caught more than a million pouds of fish in his sixty years along the coast. Yet fervent and abiding concern for those waters spawned his inviolate catch-and-release policy for all fish under three ponds and spurred his commitment to Guld Coast conservation. His tales and tips are bound to become the bible of those now wading the Plugger's favorite spots.
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Houston Chronicle
"à destined to become a Gulf Coast Classic. (Plugger) à stands as a significant addition to the pittance of published works on fishing the Gulf Coast ... a piece of history that otherwise would be lost."
Lubbock Avalanche Jrnl.
"à (Plugger) is a mixture of information, reflection, and wisdom à a literary seafood gumbo, a tutorial on salt water fishing with artificial lures, plus everything from safety tips to recipes thrown in."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780896725102
  • Publisher: Texas Tech University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2003
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Introduction 1
1 The Education of a Plug Fisherman 9
2 When Bays Were Filled with Redfish 17
3 The 1951 Fish Freeze 37
4 The Laguna Madre's Great Eighth Pass 42
5 Watching the Decline of Game Fish Along the Texas Coast 50
6 The Last Great Wade Fishing Spot in the Gulf 59
7 Oysters Teach Me a Lesson in Conservation 76
8 How Greed Almost Decimated the Gulf's Redfish 79
9 Why Texas Must Open the Laguna Madre 86
10 Our Coastal Wetlands Can't Take Much More Pollution 95
11 Support Your Game Warden 103
12 Shark: The Devil of the Sea 107
13 Watch Your Step in the Gulf 112
14 Boats for the New Breed of Wade Fisherman 114
15 Rules of the Road in the Gulf 117
16 How to Find Saltwater Game Fish 123
17 Good Guides Are Worth the Money 129
18 Fish with the Tides 134
19 How to Wade Fish a Shell Reef 137
20 Reels for the Wade Fisherman 139
21 Fishing Rods for Wade Fishermen 141
22 Lures for the Wade Fisherman 144
23 How to Wade Fish a Saltwater Lure 156
24 Color and Fish 158
25 The Right Fishing Line 161
26 Use Good Single Hooks 163
27 One Knot Ties Your Lures 165
28 Bucktails and Dry Rinds Catch Fish, Too 167
29 Use the Right Leader and Swivel 169
30 Wade Fishing Equipment and Clothing 171
31 My Million Pounds of Fish 173
32 Caring for Your Catch 180
33 Preparing Your Fish and Game 183
Index 194
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2008

    Memories of the Gulf Coast with my Grandfather

    I will never forget of the exciting times Fishing with my Grandfather on the Gulf Coast. He taught me how to Sport Fish with Lures. Which I have carried this experience down to my Son. I also miss the 'Great' Cooking by both my Grandfather and Grandmother(Rudy & Mary Grigar)

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