Anglers that have observed the annual redfish migration understands the back lakes and marshes of Texas coast are where this gamefish spends much of its life before venturing into the open bays, and then as an adult on to the Gulf of Mexico. As the eighth month of the year begins to wane, redfish begin to school in large pods and aggressively feed.
Anglers in search of redfish will look for tails waving above the water’s surface, or a bulging wake as a fish, or school is on the move. One of the best places to observe these revered gamefish is within the shadows of the Lydia Ann Lighthouse out of Port Aransas.
Texas coastal artist Christi Mathews has capture the colorful pageantry of late summer with redfish feasting on bait, rosette spoonbills flying over exposed shell reefs, and the iconic lighthouse continuing to watch over all. Mathew’s “Texas Reds” is certainly a fitting scene as this months cover art, and her third cover for TOJ. Mathews was recently named Feature Artist for Redbone Gallery in Islamorada Florida.
For more information on “Texas Reds,” or other works of art by Christi Mathews visit Mathews Gallery in Aransas Pass, her website at www.christimathews.net, or call (361) 758-1838.