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Long Haul

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Made the long haul from Denham Springs Thursday morning for some non-social networking with myself. Stopped at Goo’s for my usual minnows and good conversation then was waiting for daybreak to make first cast. First stop was killer stingrays. Second stop was 4 sharks already in inside waters. Found clean water spot and found a few fish. I could only take home every other fish cause wifee say too much fish in freezer. Only saw 1 other fisher person in a boat and a lone kayaker with not much to show for their efforts. Guess I was the fortunate one. I must have caught 50 rat reds just under legal limit.
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Nice haul!!Not overly fond of gaff-tops but they are definitely edible just make sure to cut away any redmeat and if ya fry em,do not add any salt as we used salted fish fry and dat catfish was WAY too salty for my liking!!Hoping the local(NShore)speck populations start showing up and have seen decent signs in local waters!!Congrats on nice solo haul.Sometimes my absolute best trips happen to be solo,guess ya got no one to blame!!!

Mandevillian
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Who thinks they can have too much fish in the freezer this week!
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Good point. Went to Wally World yesterday to restock some freshwater soft plastics and then wanted to hit Home Cheapo for their brand of organic soil but found out dey close at 6:00 pm😬

Mandevillian
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I don’t freeze fish , can definitely taste the deference, That ole saying : Give a man a fish, he eats for a day, Teach a man how to fish , He Will Never Go Hungry , and I”ll never go hungry!
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I work at Wally World and I can tell you first hand, ITS BEEN CRAZY! I have enough fish and shrimp to last me cause the wife can not have it. Food saver works great for preserving it. One hint, if you need anything, you want to get in the door when we open to get milk, eggs, meat and stuff before the wipeout comes. As for the TP, that’s another story 🤷🏼‍♂️
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I hear you bro I retired from Wally World (Sams Club) couple years ago , was a meat cutter back then. There’s nothing wrong with stocking up with fish in freezer, I just don’t care for frozen fish , got no problem catching fresh fish, only live bout 10 minutes from water
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Totally agree that frozen fish not exactly same as fresh never frozen. Truly feel blessed to have bountiful T-Funky loaded up with some chunks(joked with older gent at Three Rivers Launch dat ANYONE can catch a fish with a fish)takes some skill to MAKE a fish bite and love getting fine sac a lait mad enough to destroy soft plastics that are ridiculously realistic. Spoiler Shad de ticket and I used to joke dat lures catch more fishermen than fish but those Spoiler Shad terrorize slabs like NOTHING else.

Mandevillian
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