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Re: Prep

Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:51 pm
by hickdawg
Redchaser wrote:Redfish are the strippers of the fish world, they like to show a lot of themselves above the water line.
Funny and true. Hope this weather holds for you and Palo.

Re: Prep

Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:01 pm
by BryanM
Howdy RC,

The marshes down Houston way are absolutely on fire right now, just got back and flat worn out, I got out here and they were shredding shrimp and fiddler crabs and left them doing the same. No bulls, but all 24 to 27" and fat! One of the best fall seasons I have experienced in a long time. I love fall in the marshes along the GC.

Re: Prep

Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:03 pm
by Redchaser
hickdawg wrote:
Redchaser wrote:Redfish are the strippers of the fish world, they like to show a lot of themselves above the water line.
Funny and true. Hope this weather holds for you and Palo.
HIck,

Forecast looks good. Sunny tomorrow and Mon. A bit breezy tomorrow but better on Monday. Tides are perfect, strong lows bottoming out at around 9a os light should be good when the water is low. RIght now I'm trying to finish out this lame ass wedding reception I'm DJ'ing so I can get home and get a few hours sleep before we leave in the am.

Re: Prep

Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 10:24 pm
by Plow
Good luck and let us know how the circles work. Should be good. Been a bit windy here but good. :cool

Re: Down East Day One - TR

Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:54 pm
by Redchaser
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Devin met me at my house at 5am..new time, after DJing a wedding reception till fairly late last night, I was glad that this weekend would include an extra hour of sleep somewhere. We drove east and south about 4 hours, launched his Caimen and started our hunt for big fish. I haven't fished the eastern portion of the state near as much as Devin, and I've never fished it in the winter to target bulls.



Devin set us up on our first flat and started poling. The wind was blowing out of the NE at 15 or better. We hadn't been on the flat 5 minutes when I saw a large dark shape heading toward us at 12 oclock, I made a cast, the wind pushed it farther to the outside than I wanted and the fish kept moving, sliding out to my 3 o'clock. I picked up, made a quick cast, delivering hte fly on the back cast and the fish pounced on the fly. As soon as I stuck the fish it bolted for open water and got into my backing. Devin dropped the power pole and came off the platform.."Fuck" I heard from the back of the boat. I looked back and saw lots of water in the back of the cockpit. The plug on one of the sponsons was loose letting water in, and the bilge pump wasn't working right so no water was getting out. I kept fighting the fish, devin got the plug reset. I finally landed the fish, a long thin 12 pounder.



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We got the fish release than had to get the boat up on plane to drain it, we circled the cove we were in getting water out, got everything plugged back up and returned to the flat we were fishing. Devin caught a couple of slot sized fish, then I got back on the front of the boat, hooked and fought a big boy until the hook pulled, then added another slot fish to the dinner menu.



We worked several flats trying to manage wind conditions and by the end of the day we had boated 13 fish. 6 slot sized in the 4-5 pound range, and 7 toads that went 9, 10, 11, 11.5, 12. 13, and 18 pounds. At 18 pounds I landed my largest redfish on fly to date, he was also the first spotless redfish that I've ever landed



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After fishing we went to the camp of a friend that we are staying at. DInner was grilled venison backstrap and braised beef cheeks, all delicious. THe camp is beautiful, 3 stories, professional kitchen, all granite, sub zero and wolfe appliances, it will sleep well. Tomorrow the wind forecast is gentler, we're hoping to be able to find clear water in more areas and find even larger fish. To be continued.





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Re: Down East Day One - TR

Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:09 pm
by pocket water
Redchaser wrote: At 18 pounds I landed my largest redfish on fly to date, he was also the first spotless redfish that I've ever landed

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Damn! looks like that sucked. It looks like that big boy is missing some tailfin

Re: Down East Day One - TR

Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:11 pm
by Redchaser
pocket water wrote:
Redchaser wrote: At 18 pounds I landed my largest redfish on fly to date, he was also the first spotless redfish that I've ever landed

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Damn! looks like that sucked. It looks like that big boy is missing some tailfin
Yep, the top of his tail got a little trimmed.

Re: Down East Day One - TR

Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:15 pm
by pocket water
....I heard that the mexican redfish gangs are cutting off the spots of rival redfish

Re: Down East Day One - TR

Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:17 pm
by truteya
Shit yeah mayne! That's some serious poundage. never seen a spotless red.

Re: Down East Day One - TR

Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:25 am
by VTNZ
Congrats on the big boys Red! :cool

Re: Down East Day One - TR

Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 6:30 am
by Pancho Rancho
Nice red, Red.

Re: Down East Day One - TR

Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:44 am
by Salmotrutta
:Roll Eyes