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Don’t need no stinking shrimp !!!

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Went this morning chasing Tailing Gold , stayed in one duck pond, caught my 5 slots, early then was catch & release time had plenty of under size reds , used gold and Craws to entice them to bite
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Tried Ribbit frogs yet???
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Have a couple of them in my boat, will give them a try on my next trip Thanks 👍🧙‍♂️
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Wiz,Know ya definitely sleeping as I type this reply but thanks for sending me text and pics,knew ya would find some willing participants and lucky me,boat mechanic that a duck hunting buddy suggested I use to rebuild Johnson 50 lower unit was working on boat less than a mile from me and he came this afternoon,I assisted him in removing lower unit and he put me to work cleaning up motor pan that was a grease monster and he hopes to have her rebuilt and installed by week end,can't beat dat service!!!With all de work I have been doing on this trailer and boat,can't wait to get her back chasing reds,specks,ya name it.Plenty of reds on NShore,killing me dat John C keeps sending me posts from folks on Facebook posting bout some mighty fine and healthy reds!!!

Mandevillian
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Run that chartreuse ribbit with the white belly over the grass growing in the 2'-3' shallows. Ruined quite a few ribbits on smaller reds, but had a ball watching the torpedoes come hunting! Caught these on the east side of Lake P and duplicated this on the western shore of Lake B.
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CCAguns,Ever toss Bomber drumbeater spinner bait.It works like a charm and the water outside Cane Bayou,Bayou Lacombe,etc is pretty clear and lotta fun tossing dat spinner bait just adjacent to or even across grassbeds and sight-casting for reds.When we have favorable winds and slightly falling tides,pretty hard to beat dat lure especially fishing the numerous trenasses draining Big Branch Refuge.Checked weather and tides and unfortunately not that good,at least at beginning of next week.Hope to chase a few NShore slot reds ahead of Jesuit Alumni Rodeo!!

Mandevillian

P.S. Wiz,maybe I will get John C over here on NShore,particularly since he keeps sending me Facebook posts regarding a few NShore redfisherman terrorizing shoreline reds,probably the easiest way to find reds right now,at least on NShore!!
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Gonna have to get some of those. What weight do you use, Mandevillian??? You fishin' the Jesuit Rodeo? We need to get together sometime. Tryin' to hit Lake P this afternoon with a Bro Martin buddy over near the Rigolets. Just a quick, late evening trip before the sun sets.
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Pretty sure the Bombers I typically toss are 1/4 oz and they have wide variety of soft plastics attached to jig head and pretty sure factory soft plastic is yum mud minnow. Do indeed plan to fish Jesuit Rodeo grad of ‘76
and younger son grad of ‘15. Fun stuff getting together sometimes with classmates and love comraderie.

Mandevillian
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Trying to fish it myself ('72 Grad), but I have to check my son's ('95 Grad) flight schedule. He's retired USAF and now flies for United Airlines. Wish they had it at one of the Marina's. Dragging fish into Metairie is not my idea of fun, although I did play baseball at Jesuit with Johnny Ryan!
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Yep dat Rodeo don’t have de same appeal as when it was staged at Hopedale Marina many years ago,way prior to Katrina. Still fun and there are some die hard speck fishermen that routinely nab 25plus lb 5-speck stringers. I have small flat and typically target bass and reds sometimes latch onto few nice fish and younger son exacted some revenge last year taking second in bass with 3 lb chunk.

Mandevillian
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Hope to see you on the water, Mandevillian. Had to pick up some supplies from WalMart and saw some Bomber Drumbeaters marked down to $3.36. Picked up eight of them in 1/4 oz (that's all they had at that price). Son can't stay in til Friday, but we'll be on the water Wednesday, fishing the Northshore cuts. If you're out then and you see my Black/White Kenner Vision, flag me down!!!
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Hoping against hope to get Southfork back on water real soon and worst case scenario is me and younger son probably gonna jump in yaks this Friday(unless I have Southfork ready).She needed plenty work and just about done,just want to put nice coating of Grizzly Grip back on floor after re-installing flooring using some fine azz 1/4 in solid aluminum rivets(not inexpensive,bout buck each).Love dem Drumbeaters and get the biggest kick outta some recent You-Tube videos of reds but I rarely,if ever,use popping corks,love in-line spinners and got plenty of fishing buddies dat toss gold spoons and catch plenty nice reds with dat!!!

Mandevillian
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Had fun chasing not only reds but bass and specks in Delacroix Marsh today outta yaks and going back tomorrow hoping to redeem both self and younger son. Know few spots dat might have some spoon-fed reds(trained to attack gold spoons)🧙‍♂️and hope we manage a few more decent fish. Managed to catch one keeper speck red and bass and released some incredibly bronzed reds dat looked like someone stuck em in tanning booth. Thanks 🧙‍♂️for everything and dem Carolina Reaper peppers are hotter than hot. 🧨

Mandevillian
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Found them in the duck ponds Wednesday. Kept only one out of a dozen - most all 15-1/2'. Put a hurt on nice chunky bass. Caught ten with biggest about 3 lbs but all nice and fat. Switched from gold spoon to ribbit and had a ball! Liked the action on the Drumbeater, but matted grass was tough on it. Ripped the spoon through more easily.

Take some pics!!!
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CCAguns,I most definitely gave H and H weedless(???)gold spoons a valiant effort yesterday and really did not like the light weight and action compared to what the drumbeater gave me.Funny thing is I tossed and tossed a 1/2 oz gold spoon,did not feel that comfortable with it,guess I am used to a tad heavier lure like either lead jig head mated to soft plastic like Berkley Gulp,etc or the 1/4 oz drumbeater and almost immediately after switching rods to the baitcaster with drumbeater on it,nabbed the fine bronze specimen I took pic of prior to quick release.I won't give up on gold spoon just might get tad heavier model or keep trying the 1/2oz to get a good feel for it.I kinda know the NShore Marsh much better then the Delacroix Marsh and know exactly where the grass lines end on NShore and the absolute key to drumbeater success is tossing dat lure just parallel to edge of grassbeds and ripping it either alongside or right through and worked correctly,they mow through grass,ya just have to initiate the retrieve just as lure touching down and I keep rod tip very high about at 11:00 position.That was the only lure that worked,at least for me.I am sure de Wiz knows the Delacroix Marsh much better than me and a return trip,hopefully with Southfork,might be medicine de doc orders!!!I went back to exact series of ponds that I fished Friday and nabbed fine azz red,probably 18 inches,but he had other intentions and quickly spit de extremely sharp hook!!!

Mandevillian
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