Water Babies

Deepwater Gulf shrimp get all the press, but the sweetest, most succulent shrimp in Texas come from the bays.

Dickinson Bay is as calm and dark as a cave. Dawn is at least an hour away, and I can’t see a thing except the orange glow of the radar scanner reflecting off the square-jawed face of C. L. Standley, who is standing at the wheel of the Captain Clyde. The 43-foot steel-hulled trawler is headed out to drag for shrimp. It is a mild day in the middle of November, and the water is warm, not ideal for shrimping. A snappy cold front would

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