A family vacation to Galveston turned into a memorable fishing adventure for Larry Greenberg of Waxahachie, Texas and his three sons. The family doesn’t get together to fish very often these days, so when they gathered for their annual vacation, they hired guide Matt Forshee to take them out to the oil rigs off Galveston Bay, and that’s when the improbable happened. The story, as told by Larry’s son, Topher Greenberg, goes like this:
We met guide Matt Forshee at the boat ramp and headed out into Galveston Bay. We drift fished through some old oil field rigs using live croakers as bait, but the bite was slow so Matt headed to a second location where they had been catching trout. We get to the location, set up and begin catching trout one after another, then BAM, BAM, BAM, BAM all four poles are bent over and these fish are ripping drag. We are running back and forth from the front of the boat to the back, going over and under each other trying to not get tangled up. Somehow we manage to get all of the fish in the boat. We kept the one that my dad caught but let the others swim off to fight another day. We had no idea our trip would be this good. I think we will all remember this trip as long as we live.
(Photo courtesy of Topher Greenberg)