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Old 08-07-2019, 09:44 PM   #1
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Curious - how many estimated people wade fish on the Texas and Louisiana coast?
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Old 08-07-2019, 09:47 PM   #2
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Not sure a bunch of people wade in Louisiana but too many here.
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Old 08-07-2019, 09:54 PM   #3
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I'm planning to go to Jamaica Beach in the am using topwaters for trout until about 8. Not sure if the conditions will still be good. Trying to figure that out now.
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Old 08-07-2019, 09:56 PM   #4
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Curious - how many estimated people wade fish on the Texas and Louisiana coast?
Very few places in Louisiana that you can wade fish. Most places you'd sink up to your neck in mud.
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Old 08-07-2019, 10:01 PM   #5
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ok then just Texas...is it less or greater than 10,000?
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Old 08-07-2019, 10:20 PM   #6
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Will the conditions be right for an early topwater bite in the Galveston surf?
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Old 08-07-2019, 10:23 PM   #7
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I would say much greater than 10,000 at some point have wade fished the Texas coast.
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Old 08-07-2019, 10:28 PM   #8
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I think there’s 10,000 in POC every weekend
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Old 08-07-2019, 10:29 PM   #9
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Hell there is 5k on tide gauge alone
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Old 08-07-2019, 10:32 PM   #10
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Go to West Galveston on a summer weekend.... they're taking numbers like a CVS Pharmacy line....
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Old 08-07-2019, 10:54 PM   #11
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Somebody is worried about vibrio!
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Old 08-07-2019, 10:56 PM   #12
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Curious - how many estimated people wade fish on the Texas and Louisiana coast?
Per year? Per month? Per day?
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Old 08-07-2019, 11:00 PM   #13
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A lot.
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Old 08-08-2019, 04:48 AM   #14
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There are 10k TBH members who wade fish.
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Old 08-08-2019, 08:15 AM   #15
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Per year? Per month? Per day?
Not necessarily a time period number ...just an average number in general.

Was thinking 10k+...whether it is 3 times a year or 30 times a year.
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Old 08-08-2019, 08:21 AM   #16
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Not necessarily a time period number ...just an average number in general.

Was thinking 10k+...whether it is 3 times a year or 30 times a year.
So I guess you are asking how many people will wade fish at least once a year along the gulf coast. It'll be at least 10,000 I would think and that's not counting the people swimming in the gulf and bays.
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Old 08-08-2019, 10:56 AM   #17
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If it helps....if I was homeless Id survive wade fishing cause Id rather eat a hardhead or a mullet than leftovers from a trashcan
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Old 08-08-2019, 11:11 AM   #18
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I wade fished the surf in Johnson's Bayou Louisiana last Friday as a matter of fact. Most my wade fishing consists of the surf, or when I make trips down to Port Mansfield to fish with my buddies.
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Old 08-08-2019, 12:14 PM   #19
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I would say much greater than 10,000 at some point have wade fished the Texas coast.
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I'd say 10,000 is way too low for Texas. Heck, that number may be too low for just Galveston bay complex.
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Old 08-08-2019, 12:17 PM   #20
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I'd bet there's 10K people wade fishing along the Texas coast on any given summer Saturday morning unless there's a hurricane.
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Old 08-08-2019, 02:45 PM   #21
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Sometimes, if i don't wake up with the sniffles!!
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Old 08-08-2019, 08:42 PM   #22
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So yea I do charters out of Dularge/Theriot, La. I just day trip in the boat. I figure I take my chances stalking them and casting 50 - 70 yards, plus no worries with bull sharks & black tips. They tend to get feisty!
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Old 08-08-2019, 10:01 PM   #23
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I would guess at least several hundred thousand people wade fish in Texas every year...probably more.
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Old 08-08-2019, 10:06 PM   #24
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In our area it is a whole lot less than use to wade. There are so many people now who are scared to get in the water.
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Old 08-08-2019, 10:22 PM   #25
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In our area it is a whole lot less than use to wade. There are so many people now who are scared to get in the water.
It's really not that many just a few worry warts is all.
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Old 08-09-2019, 09:54 PM   #26
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It's really not that many just a few worry warts is all.
A LOT of worry warts.

In the local circles you and I run in everyone wades. Outside of our area a very large percentage of the folks coming down here now will not get out of the boat.
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Old 08-09-2019, 09:59 PM   #27
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I wade more now than I used to. Social media is making everyone think they catch water cooties from the water

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Old 08-09-2019, 10:32 PM   #28
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I just talked to a guy Wednesday that was asking how (but mostly where ) we catch so many fish. I told him we wade and his response was “oh....... well you think we could catch any out of the boat?”. I laughed and said you can try


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Old 08-09-2019, 11:12 PM   #29
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I just talked to a guy Wednesday that was asking how (but mostly where ) we catch so many fish. I told him we wade and his response was “oh....... well you think we could catch any out of the boat?”. I laughed and said you can try


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I do it all the time. And catch more than most.
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Old 08-10-2019, 08:05 AM   #30
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I wade fished the surf in Johnson's Bayou Louisiana last Friday as a matter of fact. Most my wade fishing consists of the surf, or when I make trips down to Port Mansfield to fish with my buddies.
Johnson’s bayou! One of my favorite memories (what I can remember anyways!) was visiting a buddy that had moved back there. Me and another buddy flew down from Canadian Tx, and spent a week in Johnson’s bayou with our friend, the summer after we graduated high school... man that was a fun week
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Old 08-10-2019, 08:10 AM   #31
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Rude people on the water is about all I see anymore.
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Old 08-10-2019, 09:03 AM   #32
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I do it all the time. And catch more than most.

You know how/where to fish from a boat where this guy just drives around aimlessly hoping to land on some fish. Zero technique or research when fishes.


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Old 08-10-2019, 11:25 PM   #33
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You know how/where to fish from a boat where this guy just drives around aimlessly hoping to land on some fish. Zero technique or research when fishes.


Sierracharlie out…
Same as many wade fishermen.
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Old 08-11-2019, 08:24 AM   #34
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Rude people on the water is about all I see anymore.


Are you the crabber in the Carolina skiff being launched by 4 door Tacoma? Dukfvr and I saw what we think was you on Tuesday.


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Old 08-11-2019, 08:31 AM   #35
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No sir
That’s Jay, I crab out of a 24 ft Commercial V Bow Alweld
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Old 08-11-2019, 08:32 AM   #36
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That’s Jay, I crab out of a 24 ft Commercial V Bow Alweld


Cool, now I know who I’m looking for.


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Old 08-11-2019, 10:41 AM   #37
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Old 08-12-2019, 05:38 PM   #38
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That’s Jay, I crab out of a 24 ft Commercial V Bow Alweld
Who is the fellow with the old flat back 24 Pro Line?
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Old 08-12-2019, 06:50 PM   #39
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He’s a PEST from Sea Drift, leaves his traps everywhere
Shows up about every other week just to get the stone claws
A real tool
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Old 08-13-2019, 12:24 PM   #40
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I see him launching or loading every once in a great while but I didn't recognize him. I think that may be J. Groce's old boat.
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Old 08-13-2019, 12:30 PM   #41
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Been wade fishing the Galveston Bay for many years. Ill stop when I cant walk out in the water anymore.
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Old 08-13-2019, 12:37 PM   #42
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ive waded all over texas coast lots of louisiana toolots of big fish in lain west cove i caught 10 fish all on top 1 day that went a lil over 70 lbs, i wanted to stay i knew there was a 10lber in there but i was fishing a tourney and i needed a red yes i won the tourney too
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