We asked on Facebook: What’s the one thing – gadget, item, good luck charm – you always have while fishing?
A compadre that loves the sport just as much as I do.
– Nate Skinner
My 20-year-old Shimano Calcutta reel. It works like the day I bought it.
– Lee Usry
I might have a different tackle box because over the years they kinda get worn out, but the tackle I stock it with has stayed consistent over the years. Funny, fish still eat the same bait as they did in the ‘60s and the spoons and lures specs and reds hit in the ‘70s still fool them today.
(BTW I got my July Coast magazine today and I thought it was awesome.)
– Keith Gray
Having grown up a “Galveston Island Boy,” I started fishing the 29th Street pier with a cane pole and borrowed cut bait at age 4 to 5 years. Through many enjoyable years of fishing, I have found that the absolute best thing that I always have while going fishing is someone who is a much better fisherman than I, so lessons may be learned by me, creating a much better fisherman of myself.
RIP Ronnie Trobis, former “Captain” of the Budweiser Fishing Yacht.
– David Carpenter
When I fish, having good fishing memories of my grandfather and grateful for all his love. He died while at the cleaning table with the day’s catch, after fishing that morning with his long-time fishing buddies. What a good way to go, doing what he loved with his good friends.
– Lee Branum
My favorite memories growing up in Galveston were living on Bayou Shore Drive with my father, Lalor Biering, teaching my sister and me how to fish off of our boat dock in Little Offatts Bayou/English Bayou behind our home with nothing more than a cane pole catching catfish.
– Leona Biering Pleasant
Take whatever makes you happy. Your best friend, a beer, a sandwich, your favorite rod or even your favorite tunes. Whether you’re catching fish or not, (it is better while catching), the main thing is to relax and have fun. If you can’t catch fish, head to B. Jiggers for more bait!
– John Bertolino Sr.