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Family Time, Boys Put a Hurt on the big specks

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Took my boys out, and they put a hurt on some beautiful specks. We caught our first ten trout on live shrimp and shrimp Creole Matrix under Four Horsemen Corks. It was a slow bite so we made a quick move and switched to double rigged Matrix. We found them piled up and the boys started slinging the big specks in 1-2 at a time. Unforgettable trip with my boys with many great memories made. Kept 50 trout and left them biting.

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Re: Family Time, Boys Put a Hurt on the big specks
Was that yesterday? Monday or Tuesday?
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Re: Family Time, Boys Put a Hurt on the big specks
Tuesday
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Re: Family Time, Boys Put a Hurt on the big specks
Where are you getting live shrimp and can I buy some as well?
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Kyle35,If ya can't find any live shrimp try some Tsunamai holographic shrimp under popping cork,trust me,last year a buddy and I hit the Hopedale Rocks and he was tossing live shrimp(water was very stained)and I was tossing Tsunamai and I caught probably three times as many specks as he did,think the holographic foil inside Tsunamai may have been difference.Getting ready to do plenty hand-pour soft plastic swimbaits(patiently awaiting receipt of incredible aluminum molds)and hope to smash big specks on soft plastics!!Good luck!!

Mandevillian
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Re: Family Time, Boys Put a Hurt on the big specks
mandevillian do you know which tsunamai you were using ???
All sorts of different ones just asking. I don't use artificial much but when someone recommends something I will give it a go
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Wish I had the original packs but I typically take em outta de packs and stick em in my soft plastics boxes. Best I can recall is it was fairly clear perhaps their Natural color. Have bunch of different colors and match color with water conditions so having bunch of different colors makes sense. May try hitting Wally World to replenish and will pay attention to colors marked on packs. Wish I could tell ya exact color. Getting geared up to make my own swimbaits not necessarily to sell but may sell a few.

Mandevillian
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Re: Family Time, Boys Put a Hurt on the big specks
I don’t normally use live bait, but I will if that’s what’s catching. I normally fish the Dularge area and I was hoping the capt could or would let me know where to pick up some shrimp.
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Re: Family Time, Boys Put a Hurt on the big specks
No one is selling live shrimp in Dularge. You can buy live shrimp in Cocodrie or from the Tracie Macie bait boat depending where he Is located.
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Older son had great instructor show him how to toss cast net,wish I knew how to but NEVER use live bait but would toss cast net for eating shrimp!!!Now ya know where to get some dem livies-good luck and tear em up!!!

Mandevillian
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Kyle35,Wifey and I were doing some very limited shopping in Slidell(I was scoping out some inexpensive micro-wave ovens,Pyrex beakers,electric griddle-all for my soft plastic swimbaits I will be pouring very soon)and Wally World had the Tsumanai shrimp(holographic)dat was putting SERIOUS hurting on specks at Long Rocks while a buddy was having very little success with live shrimp???Here is pic of exact lure and my speculation,at least the day I am referring to,is that the specks were having hard time locating dem livies while the glow Tsumanai had em begging for mercy!!!Go out and get u sum,don't need no stinking live shrimp!!!

Mandevillian
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Thanks for the info capt.

Thanks for the tips Mandevillian. I don’t have any Tsunami Shrimp but I’ll pick some up. I already have a bunch of their swimbaits that I use.
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Kyle35,Gonna toss out name of perhaps best Causeway fisherman there ever was,no offense to anyone who thinks they are close to this gent,but the name William Hungerford may or may not ring a bell but be willing to bet a few folks on dis site have either heard of him or possibly met him(passed away quite a few years ago).He more than likely still holds a few hybrid striper records and he showed me some of his tactics,basically schooled me a few times,but I learned a tremendous amount from him.His absolute favorite lure was Tsunamai swimbaits,not sure if he had a particular favorite,but he annihilated huge specks out at the Causeway on extremely regular basis and my older son and I and a handful of folks were the extremely lucky beneficiaries of some of his wisdom and tactics.I tried em but NEVER had near the success he had and buddies of mine use em in tandem to MAUL specks in St.Bernard Marsh.Good luck,I happen to be headed to Delacroix this Friday,gonna do my best and have tons of fine swimbaits,NONE of which can be bought locally,and they work very well,though a few folks tried a few had miserable results,perhaps their tactics and mine are slightly different,and dats de nature of fishing.AJfishes routinely MAULS big ole specks on antique beetles!!!Have a great evening,gonna walk our beloved chocolate Lab,Molly,and she alerted us today to the upcoming Blue Angels,her hearing is incredible-think she heard em from a mile away!!!Destroy some specks!!!

Mandevillian
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