Point of Beginning

What lies beneath

March 12, 2009

By SHANNON TOMPKINS Copyright 2009 Houston Chronicle
March 12, 2009, 3:40AM

Port Bolivar-based fishing guide Jim West has spent thousands of days roaming East Galveston Bay over the past quarter-century-plus, poking his boat’s bows into every nook, cove, bayou, drain and stretch of shoreline of the bay on which he lives and works. Few know the eastern lobe of the Galveston Bay system more intimately or feel more comfortable scooting across its surface.

But these days, West pays very close attention when he’s running his boat in many parts of the bay.

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