A.J. Judice V., 9, caught his first red snapper recently on the last day of a family vacation at Crystal Beach. It was caught about 60 miles off Galveston Island. Proud grandpa, Al Judice III, said A.J. caught and landed the fish all by himself. The fish weighed 17-18 pounds said Al. “It fed a bunch of us,” he said.

Little A.J. also caught other redfish, some sharks, a large Amber Jack and a King mackerel that day.

Others on the fishing trip that day were A.J.’s grandmother, Michelle; and his great-aunt and -uncle, Brenda and Larry Judice.

A.J. lives in Bridge City and will be going into the fourth grade at Bridge City Intermediate in the fall.