I think most anglers, regardless if you are a devout bass fisherman or a salty guy like me, love the Animal Planet TV show River Monsters. In the show, host Jeremy Wade travels the world in search monster fish. Typically, we see Wade in exotic destinations like the Amazon, but one of my favorite episodes was when he traveled to Texas in search of a monster alligator gar. He caught a gar, but it wasn’t a giant.
Maybe Jeremy had the wrong guide. Brent Crawford lives on Lake Corpus Christi in Texas. He’s lived on the lake for more than 20 years. Crawford bowfishes and recently shot a fish he’ll never forget. Read his story in this article from the Corpus Christi Caller Times.
He had work to do.
This was a day to sweat, while taking advantage of low water at his Lake Corpus Christi home. Crawford and his neighbor Jim Costlow had a pier to build.
But a second neighbor had other ideas. Damon Carrell planned to take advantage of Crawford’s good nature and his extensive insight on fishing his home waters. Carrell stopped by for advice and possibly more.
Crawford gets that a lot. And generally he’s happy to help.
Crawford has been bow fishing since he was a kid growing up on the Nueces River. And he’s lived on the lake with his wife, Olivia, for 20 years.
Photos: Corpus Christi Caller Times (top); Animal Planet (above)