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Don’t need no stinking bait only hard plastic

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Got up this morning checking out the weather on news , fog conditions were in affect, I didn’t wanna stay home knowing that rest of week gonna be bad weather forecasts wind and rain so decided to go for it , going down the road was really foggy but got there , at launch water was way up , temp on water was 67 degrees, took my time getting out there, got to my spot and didn’t see any tide movement, I figured I made it out here might as well give it a try, took out one of my painted twitch baits, first cast had a hook up, Honey said see wanted some fresh trout to make some fish patties, they are so delicious! Any way I stayed I one spot catching 7 trout for her recipe and releasing 16 trout to fight another day , caught 2 small reds that I returned to the water as well , fog lifted only to see a wall of rain heading right at me, boat got a good wash down coming back in but still a great day on the water. 🧙‍♂️🎣
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That's the best part about getting rained on on the way in. A nice clean boat when you get back. Nice catch as always.
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Thanks Capt. Rory , next time will have shampoo on board lol🤣 🧙‍♂️🎣
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Wiz,One one of the best part of getting on websites like this one is the folks ya get a chance to meet,should ya seize the opportunity and had coffee this am with none other than CCAguns and I told him about our chance meeting down in de Parish!!!He and I chatted bout possible fishing trips and just might convince him to take part in Jesuit Alumni Rodeo,always the weekend of Father's Day.As always,nice catch and Buddy and I might seek some T-Funky slabs this Th.CCAguns might be fishing somewhere this Friday and chatted with gent who owns AMC Computers in Covington,forget his alias on de Sportsman,and showed him recent pics of Trestles specks.Wifey's computer on de blink and got her fixed up and ready for action!!!Keep dem reports a-coming,gonna be high time for me to seek some fish-salt or fresh makes no difference!!!

Mandevillian
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Say, Wiz. Noticed you're using a loop knot of sorts on your lures. I've been using split rings for years but wondered if they affect the balance of the lure. I have noticed they weigh down the front of floating lures. Which knot are you using if you don't mind me asking? Perhaps you're getting better action. CCAguns
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CCAguns ; Been using the MirrO lure knot , been using it for long time and never had it popped or unknotted yet , I’ve taken off all split rings on all my hard baits , yes a loop knot definitely makes a difference on the action of your plugs , hope that will help you out Good Luck on your future trips. FYI I use a 3 ft mono 20 lb leader tied on to my braid lines 👌🧙‍♂️🎣
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Thanks for the info, Wiz. Hope to meet you one day soon.

Had a cup of Joe with Mandevillian yesterday and it was great to meet a fellow Blue Jay. Hopefully, we can alll make a trip sometime. We spent over an hour talking fishing - both of us disappointed in the handling of the MS River. I'd hate to think we will end up freshwater fishing exclusively.

Once again, I greatly appreciate the info. Small techniques like this pay big dividends toward fishing success!
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