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Are We Too Early-Sight-Casting Lady P Reds 2 7 19

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Got ole Southfork back from Chuck Evans(he took her to MS to a friend of his-got her screaming)and had window of opportunity,wanted to make first-light launch but foggy conditions put a damper on dat and waited til about 7:15 am to launch and was checking out the ole 50 Johnson and got her roaring,slowed down just before a curve in bayou(thankfully)and apologized to couple in fine canoe as I did toss a decent,though manageable wake and told em I was on search for grass-bed reds and bass and whatever else ole Lady P wanted to toss my way.Greeted with very expected foggy conditions but not so bad that using common sense and good compass and slow speed could not handle(have not yet installed new Lowrance GPS/Depthfinder)and about the time the foggy conditions were improving,made my way to protected cove,tossed Yum Swim n Dingers,got one tiny bass to attack just about the time someone'Unkown' on my cell phone tried in vain to get me to answer.Never will understand logic of blocking ya identity,like I am gonna answer dat call!!!Gimme a break!!!Tossed Yum Swim n Dinger length of protected cove,made my way back to Lake and was greeted with awesome Bomber Spinner Bait conditions.Saw handful of small and large alligator gars,never a bad sign as they and reds inhale mullets and was tossing Bomber when I felt significant tug,initially thought it to be huge gator gar,looked down at huge bull red,all of 30 plus inches with head like 16 lb bowling ball and he made one real nice drag-screaming run(doubted seriously that I would get this beast in as I musta tightened drag on last spinner bait trip)and felt line go slack and line broke at the damn knot!!!At least I had em for all of about twenty seconds.Did see quite a few fine reds,had two airboat jockeys cruise by me,between my starboard side and the fine shorelines and they entered a nice trenasse,perhaps they work for the Prieto family,not exactly sure what an airboat was doing in Big Branch Marsh.Figured,quite correctly,that their boat would spook reds and somewhat predictably,spotted at least 5-7 fine reds not far from where they entered Marsh!!!Made my way to Causeway,nada after all of about 20 minutes,headed back to where I had seen airboat,water was no where near as pristine and made my way homeward!!!Gonna check out T-Funky this Sat and saw enough reds to excite me,problem gonna be low temps and cold front but bet after a few warming trends,sight-casting reds time!!!

Mandevillian
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Re: Are We Too Early-Sight-Casting Lady P Reds 2 7 19
I really enjoy your fishing stories , just finished cleaning 25 nice trout caught back of Reggio this morning using catch 2000
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Re: Are We Too Early-Sight-Casting Lady P Reds 2 7 19
Thewizard7,Thanks and mighty fine speck ya got there.Just got home from NShore CCA Banquet planning meeting and too bad I did not land dat big ole red,woulda been nice picture and might have kept it as I do filet big reds like that beast and grill them,taking care to cut out the red meat and they are fine on the grill.Hope to somewhat redeem self this Sat on T-Funky but doggone weather predicted to be cold once again,probably not as conducive to nabbing sac a lait.Hope to head back out after reds and hope dat airboat not gonna pass between me and fine grassy shoreline again!!!

Mandevillian
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Re: Are We Too Early-Sight-Casting Lady P Reds 2 7 19
Wanted to attach pic of huge colony of white pelicans,probably close to 50 or 60 big ole pelicans hunkered down on island in Big Branch Marsh!!These guys happened to be bad omen in regular duck season as it seemed like when we saw huge flocks like this one,we saw very few ducks!!

Mandevillian
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Re: Are We Too Early-Sight-Casting Lady P Reds 2 7 19
Was planning on hitting a few spots not that far from the pelicans in dat pic but my fishing buddy not up to de early wake-up call and he texted me saying he was gonna postpone,not a big deal.I opted for a return to where I lost huge red last Th and saw fisher way back in some duck ponds,not sure how he did and ran into Capt Andy Jones who had trolled Causeway today with nada to show.I asked him about the prime water temp he likes and he said mid-60's and the water in Lady P right now a tad cooler,probably around 52 degrees.Did see two bassing folks in Cane who each said they had one fish,not too good and will shelf fishing for a few days til possibly Th of next week!!!

Mandevillian
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Re: Are We Too Early-Sight-Casting Lady P Reds 2 7 19
Wanted to attach neat pic of cool white pelican guarding the entrance to Cane Bayou just yesterday.Love my nature shots and ran into bunch of yakkers and let em know that I spotted zero gators but fine white pelican guarding Cane Bayou!!!Just a matter of time before sight-casting for reds gonna explode and the water out there is exceptionally clear,making it quite easy to sight big reds cruising the lush grass beds.On Th's trip I spotted either puppy drum or sheepshead,hard to distinguish without catching em!!

Mandevillian
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