Behind Enemy Lines (TR)

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Behind Enemy Lines (TR)

Post by Bamaboy » Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:43 pm

[report]https://youtu.be/nMtxvSSIPbo[/youtube]The last few weeks have been spent doing work, baseball, honey do's, and other family obligations. So with the wife and kids going to her parents for a couple days I had a free day to get some water therapy. After some debate Creeklover and I decided we wanted to try a new very off the beaten path creek float. We've been talking about it for years but never did anything other than short wade trips.


Up early and head out for Creeks pad to meet.Image
We load up the raft and get going.


The enemies grounds.
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We grab some greasy biscuits.
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We pull up to the put in and it is a glorious morning.Image
Get the raft in and we're ready.
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The first mile was pretty slow caught a few of these.
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We came into the big bend in the creek close to the end of the first mile and the bite turned on. The action was almost nonstop for the next 2 miles.
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We took a little break for some shitty sandwiches and good beer.

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Back to fishing.

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Creek caught one of the most beautiful Redeye's i've ever seen.
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Why they call them Redeye.Image

As with all good fishing stories go, Creek lost a fish that would have gone 3+ and I had one jump off that was over 4 maybe as big as 5.

Some more Beers.

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Well it's getting late in the day and we were getting to the home stretch about 1/4 to 1/2 mile from the take out and we see this.

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So we decide to unload the raft and take it over the top.Image

We won!Image

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After log hopping we decided to push through to make the take out before the sunset. When we got there we found that there had been some dirt work done that had pretty much cut out the slope. Luckily the operator left one small path in the middle it was pretty rough but we made it.

From the bridge looking back down to the "take out"Image

Till the next adventure!Image[/report]

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Re: Behind Enemy Lines (TR)

Post by T.J. Brayshaw » Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:31 am

War Eagle!

Nice TR. I floated a creek in that area about 20 years ago with a friend on a hunting trip for some sort of rare bee he was searching for.

Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

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Re: Behind Enemy Lines (TR)

Post by steelhound » Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:26 am

That was cool.
Those are some pretty fish too.
frustrated. After a few "what the fucks?" "i suck"s and a break on shore I convinced her to get back to casting. I clearly remember this question/statement "so you actually think this is fun. These fish are fucked"
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Re: Behind Enemy Lines (TR)

Post by Redchaser » Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:34 am

Great stuff. Spotted bass are awesome, though I don't envy you that takeout.
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Re: Behind Enemy Lines (TR)

Post by Creamer » Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:39 am

I love me some spotted bass.

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Re: Behind Enemy Lines (TR)

Post by Bobwhite » Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:50 am

What a great variety of critters. I've never caught a spotted bass before... cool looking fish!

Thanks for the ride along...
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Re: Behind Enemy Lines (TR)

Post by Ginseng Sullivan » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:55 am

Fuck that tree and that take out bank.

Cool fish and surprised there weren't any snake pics. Looks real snakey.

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Re: Behind Enemy Lines (TR)

Post by Deadwestern » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:57 am

Fucking Tropicalia!! Reminds me of a creek from childhood about an hour north of there. Thanks for taking me back.

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Re: Behind Enemy Lines (TR)

Post by B.M. Barrelcooker » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:09 am

I've waded that one before. Thanks fir the trip back down memory lane.
I kind of remember lots of snakes though.

Still a jewel.

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Re: Behind Enemy Lines (TR)

Post by RaZ » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:42 am

that was cool indeed.
what the hell was the dead thing? hog?
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Re: Behind Enemy Lines (TR)

Post by The Wandering Blues » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:44 am

Where dreams go to die... Excellent photos and reportage. ROLL TIDE.

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Re: Behind Enemy Lines (TR)

Post by FredA » Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:31 pm

Those are some cool lookin fish! You're making me jealous.

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