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Sac a lait may be round de corner 2 1 2020

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Wifey and I and our soon-to-be three year old grandson hit the breakfast buffet at Piccadilly,saw four of my fellow Abita KC members there as well,and we got de ole SouthFork launched round de crack of 10:15,had exactly one parking slot left at 4th Street Launch off Jancke and guess folks either participating in bass tourney or seeking delicious T-Funky slabs,like us!!Water was a tad cold,muddy and guess the sac a lait are awaiting higher temps(water hovered around 55.6)and clearer water and we emerged with exactly one sac a lait to prevent a skunking!!!I tried plenty of likely spots and managed to put de solo sac on ice,coming from an area where last year I caught bunch of slabs,up to 1.75 lbs(digital scale)and I NEVER use bait,just use soft plastics tipped with Crappie Psychic trailers and Berkley Crappie Nibbles,great combo.Did see fine pair of Canada geese,first I have seen in quite some time.Wifey celebrating 59th birthday tomorrow and we headed to Middendorf's in Manchac for supper and might pick up some lobsters locally for tomorrow!!!Gonna just be matter of time before dem slabs move to shallows,dey extremely easy to target once water warms a tad!!!

Mandevillian
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Re: Sac a lait may be round de corner 2 1 2020
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Yep,my personal belief is that we are about to see explosion of slab sac a lait once the T-Funky warms up a tad and there are tons of dead-end canals where I was targeting slabs just about 13 months ago and if we get warming trends without torrential rains,dem slabs gonna be out and about and Crappie Psychic trailers,Crappie Nibbles,and black/chartreuse jigheads under slip corks should do de trick!!!I do not tight-line sac a lait but no reason NOT to try dat tactic,just search for deeper holes,brushpiles,etc.Do know of a few spots where all I did was adjust slip cork to proper depth and nab some fat slabs,biggest close to 2 lbs and lost absolute beast,probably well into 3-3.5 lb range,mouth the size of big Yeti insulated mug!!!Funny thing happened few years ago,was tucked away from main T-Funky fishing stealth in Chapman pirogue and watched guy box at LEAST 16 slabs and when I slowly paddled over to his area and inquired bout how he was doing,his replied was somewhat typical,'Got a few' and I wanted to say 'More den a few,fella!' but I did not and know exactly where this deep jigging spot is.Got Lowrance depthfinder/GPS to greatly assist in finding their lairs!!!

Mandevillian
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Here is the ultra-cool part of slab fishing the T-Funky.Seems lotta slab-seekers close-lipped bout their spots and don't blame em but I know I was on de right tracks as on several slab trips past few years,I ran into some slab masters,one from as far away as Baton Rouge.Now I know I am on the right paths and one fellow even gave me some Crappie Psychic trailers and suggested a fine jigging pole.The Slab Daddy poles are very good,inexpensive compared to the Salter jigging pole but for a purist,hard to beat the Salter poles.Once we get decent warming trends and less run-off from torrential rains,watch how many slabs start hitting fish boxes!!

Mandevillian
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Re: Sac a lait may be round de corner 2 1 2020
As luck and fate would have it,I was doing some Small Group Health Plan networking yesterday and ran into a gent who was hammering nice specks at the Trestles and MRGO dam and he showed me some of the nice slabs he caught Wed fishing a nice little cove of the T-Funky River.Placed nice order of Lunker City Fin-S 2.5 in fish soft plastics plus a few grubsters that look way too fine to NOT nab some serious slabs-still thinking about the absolute beast of a slab that I lost just last year and know exactly where he and others are no doubt still lurking.With all the muddy Lake P water and freshwater out there,why not target a species like the fat and delicious slabs T-Funky well-known for!!!

Mandevillian
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