Sharing the secret places

By Elaine Wheat
Dec. 1, 2017 at 5 p.m.

Elaine Wheat

Elaine Wheat   Contributed Photo for The Victoria Advocate

"And he said to them, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men."

- Matthew 4:19

With this beautiful weather, I think it's time to get my fishing gear together and go fishing.

My fishing friend and I are heading to Indianola and Magnolia beaches to fish. We always wonder and discuss where the best spot is to fish and where to start.

We will probably fish in front of Magnolia Beach crabbing bridge near the oyster reef. My best fishing friend's dad said that was a great spot to catch reds on incoming or outgoing tides.

My dad taught me that a fine place to start looking for reds is in or near schools of mullet. Wherever mullet are jumping erratically in and out of the water, they're probably kicking up food that redfish would normally have to root around for. I have figured out that redfish always tend to be on the back ends of the mullet schools in back bays and estuaries.

At Indianola, the railroad crossing is a great place to fish. Also, we will probably fish some back bridges near Powderhorn Lake. Of course, if we catch fish at any of the spots, we may just stay there.

I like to remember the things I have been taught by my dad and by others, and I try to pass that on to those who don't seem to know these things.

I have gone through a trauma like no other lately, as I am really missing teaching and counseling in a school.

So, I am finally becoming adjusted to a different way of life, and now, I am teaching all of you about my favorite fishing spots. It took me many years to finally decide to share these fishing places with you.

Dear Lord, Thank You Lord for my dad who taught me to fish. Please give the strength and good health to enjoy many more fishing trips.

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