I have been looking all over the Star website trying to see a map of the Upper, Middle, Lower Coast boundaries. We all know they release 20 Reds in each one and I am in the Middle Coast.
A tagged Red was caught in West Bay already, but the guy was not entered and there is no word if he released it back for others to try and catch or kept it.
So I am trying to calculate the odds, realize that I can only guess, on another tagged Red being in my area where we fish. We will fish from the Galveston Causeway to the Dike area and out to the Jetties all Summer long hunting the Tag.
How big is the Middle Coast? As in where does it start and end at for the Star?
They have to spread 20 fish throughout it, so I am wondering if they only released one in this area around Galveston. If they released one in West Bay, then would the Dike or the Jetties be to close to West Bay for them to release another one?
In years past, they had caught one at the Jetties, one at the Dike and I believe around Seawolf Park.
Just going back to 2006 shows that a few times there have been multiples caught in this area or weighed in at this area. I would assume if you weigh one in at the Galveston Yacht Basin and Stingaree Marina, then you caught it in this area.
2009- GYB, Stingaree Marina, GYB
2008- GYB, GYB
2007- Stingaree Marina
2006- Stinagree marina
I guess what I am wondering, what are y'alls thoughts on how far apart they spread them out in, say the Middle Coast?
2009 shows three in this area as the GYB and Stingaree Marina are pretty close together. Then 2008 shows two at the GYB weighed in.
I realize that it is all guess work on our part. And that just since the one was caught in West Bay, doesn't mean there are not any more released in this area.
This one pictured here was caught in Oso Bay, by Orlando Noriega and once again the guy was not entered. Plus it is obvious he did not release it for others who are entered to try and catch as he looks to be home and about to fillet it. lol!
Pretty sure if I was not entered and caught one, I would get a pic and release it. I know I wouldn't smile big and have my pic on the Star website showing that I kept it. Guess he doesn't catch many Reds. lol!