Alabama Bluelinin'....TR (Page 3 Update)

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Re: Alabama Bluelinin'....TR

Post by flatscaster » Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:58 am

excellent read. now I know just how little I know about the natives. Looking forward to the second installment.

As for daughters, I have 2. Don't listen to anything anyone says about the doom and gloom. It's horse shit. Your life with kids will be just exactly how you make it. If you're a good man, that little girl will ride shotgun and love everything you do just as much as a little boy will, and then someday she will look for someone like you. Make sure she can cast, read water, and hold her own.
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Re: Alabama Bluelinin'....TR

Post by Ruddy Duck » Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:11 pm

Fist, those small streams look like a ton of fun.

Second, that MRE is giving me flashbacks form Hurricane Katrina.

Last, do not fear raising a daughter. She will likely be the most rewarding element in your life. Do your best to spend as much time with her as possible, and your relationship will be strong.

You will feel a new sense of responsibility to be the type of man you believe they deserve.

I have found that even my "Princess" daughter loves to spend time with me in the outdoors. This, more than anything, makes me feel like a luck man.

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Re: Alabama Bluelinin'....TR

Post by Bamaboy » Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:44 pm

Love the redeyes! Great TR! :cool And girls are easy until they get about 10!

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Re: Alabama Bluelinin'....TR

Post by Average Joe » Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:20 pm

That was an excellent TR.

Congratulations on the new arrival.

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Re: Alabama Bluelinin'....TR

Post by TidewateR » Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:46 am

thoroughly enjoyed...brought back memories of chasing spotted bass in the Louisissippi bluelines.

hurry up and fish more already!

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Re: Alabama Bluelinin'....TR

Post by mrl0004 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:00 pm

Well, most of the TR is shot since pissbucket locked down my photos. So you'll have to use your imagination to remember those.


I woke up and hit the road at 3:45 am to chase one of the last two species left on my list. This trip was around 8 hours round trip driving, and a 9 hour float all in one day. It was a long day, but I did get what I came for.

The water appeared in every way to be a mountain trout stream. However, something slightly larger and older swims there.
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Drifting a popper results in explosive takes right underneath the rhododendron.
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Did I mention how picturesque the water is?
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A little further down we came to a very large waterfall that serves a great purpose. This drainage is infamous for these fish hybridizing with Alabama bass and spotted bass. This large waterfall keeps most of those species away from swapping DNA with the more precious upland species.
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This is definitely a larger specimen than what is regularly caught. The red fins are a dead giveaway as to which drainage they're from. The red coloration has nothing to do with gender, time of year, or age. They're just red because their DNA says so.
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The water was a little lower than we hoped it would be, but we did get to actually sit in the kayaks for some stretches.
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And a few more like this were caught to round out the day.
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It was a good day and I was thankful to knock out another species. One left and I'll have them all.

Stay tuned....


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Re: Alabama Bluelinin'....TR (Page 3 Update)

Post by Greenback » Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:32 pm

Dang. That looks fun. :cool

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Re: Alabama Bluelinin'....TR (Page 3 Update)

Post by B.M. Barrelcooker » Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:52 pm

oh yeah...you go man!


I think the "BM" on this mound actually stands for "bowel movement"; one of Franzen's, if I'm not mistaken...


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Re: Alabama Bluelinin'....TR (Page 3 Update)

Post by mrl0004 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:26 pm

B.M. Barrelcooker wrote:
Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:52 pm
oh yeah...you go man!
The last species is endemic to a drainage very near Auburn. Probably one you've caught often. Not sure why I never fished for them there.
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Re: Alabama Bluelinin'....TR (Page 3 Update)

Post by Transylwader » Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:33 am

Invite or GDIAFF :gun
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Re: Alabama Bluelinin'....TR (Page 3 Update)

Post by LA Fly Guy » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:33 am

Very nice. Very nice indeed.

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Re: Alabama Bluelinin'....TR (Page 3 Update)

Post by Redchaser » Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:11 am

Real nice again Matthew,

For those of us that have seen pictures of Matt and his lovely bride, what's the over/under that the baby will be a ginger?
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