About the June 2023 Cover

About the June 2023 Cover

Important connections between Texas coastal bays and the Gulf of Mexico occur at natural passes and jetties.  Jetties trump the natural passes that open, close or silt-up over time.  However the granite jetties protect needed channels from much of the shoaling plus provides protection of vital shipping corridors while also serving as a refuge for a food chain of marine life.  For coastal anglers these granite outcroppings off a destination to find gamefish as well as protection from rough seas when the winds blow.

“Jetty Dwellers” the title of this month’s cover art by popular Texas artist Calvin Carter, are a variety of gamefish found depending upon the jetty’s location and time of year.  It might be the spring spawning sheepshead, speckled trout plus Spanish mackerel that are found particularly in the summer months.  Even ling can be found at the Port Mansfield East Cut jetties or juvenile tarpon, kingfish and snook at the South Padre jetties.

Redfish are certainly reliable throughout the year at every jetty along Texas vast coastline.  Some keeper reds may be just inshore while mature spawners known as bull redfish hang around the ends and outside of the jetties.

Through the summer months from Sabine to South Padre and all channel inlets in between will hold a plethora of fish species.  It’s a great place to challenge one’s fish finding and catching skills.

For more information on “Jetty Dwellers” and other fine works of art or commissions by Calvin Carter, visit www.calvincarterart.com, email mcalvincarter@yahoo.com or call (409) 201-6685. — Bill L. Olson

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