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No red(emption)for Me,GB3,? 6 16 2020

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GB3 and I had what we hoped to be great sight-casting redfish trip today,launching outta Main St.Shoulda sensed dat something amiss as when GB3 launched his fine flat,the weight damn-near pulled me into Bayou Lacombe and he ran bilge pump quite a ways down Bayou Lacombe,figuring rain water from Christobal plus little rain we got recently MAY have been culprit.Made our way to fine sets of grassbeds,Wifey luckily located fine older Curado Super-Free Bantam mated to Falcon rod and was tossing fine Top Dog while GB3 was working Jann's Netcraft spinnerbait I made and gave him and I looked down in rear of GB3's boat and doggone tackle boxes were a-floating,much to his dismay as well as mine!!!GB3 quickly assessed situation,told me to reach down under motor and feel to make sure plug was in and guess he musta accidentally put boat plug into hole for aerator.He cranked up bilge pump while cruising back to Main St and got me to back up his GMC(doggone newer trucks do NOT require key but utilize push-botton)and I had to hurry the back-down procedure,got de boat safely onto trailer and we saw de issue-plug was NOT in right location-easy fix and I suggested we re-launch and seek some red(emption)!!Headed back to about exact spot where we damn-near swamped his boat and we found fine grassbeds,saw fat stingray and not a fish,other than most likely fat gar dat swiped at my spinnerbait.Damn biting flies making a meal outta both of us,headed back to Main St,but NOT before noticing fine heavy-duty crawfish-style aluminum boat with NO ONE aboard but we spotted fella waving us down and we retrieved his boat that somehow slipped off the landing on Lake Rd!!!Fella was sure appreciative and GB3 and I had good laugh!!!Not sure if I am de jinx or he is but seems like I catch a few on SOLO trips and little to NADA on trips with other folks,go figure!!!Got few teleconferences to tend to,one tomorrow am,one Th afternoon,and might sneak in trip or two,wanna check out trolling motor transducer installation and portable depthfinder installation!!!Have older Lowrance Elite 4X and put her in fine Plano gun box and added 12 v rechargeable battery.Pretty neat installation!!Gotta thank gent who goes by Johnny Reb on another site-met up with him about 3 months ago fishing T-Funky and he showed me his neat trolling motor transducer set-up!!

Mandevillian
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Re: No red(emption)for Me,GB3,? 6 16 2020
GB3,Guess there musta been a full moon with all de foolishness we endured today and at least we were able to lend a helping hand to de fella dat had his crawfish skiff get away from him!!Wish I knew where dem reds and mullets disappeared to??Gotta get even better as the Lake water increases in both salinity and clarity and dat was indeed a fat stingray we saw today.Can't wait to check out trolling motor transducer installation,especially for chasing some dem T-Funky slabs dat no doubt gonna be seeking deep water and brush piles!!Glad we figured out what de issue was and simple fix!!

Mandevillian
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Re: No red(emption)for Me,GB3,? 6 16 2020
Been a long time since ole GB3 stuck the plug in the wrong hole, happens from time to time out on the Alumacraft 2072! Glad we were able to diagnose problem and make it back to Launch to get boat out of water and stick that thing in the right hole! Had a great day out on a beautiful Lake Pontchartrain today. Glad to see water getting pretty again post spillway opening! Sorry for the technical difficulties this morning Mande but we salvaged a fun day chasing those elusive Reds!
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Re: No red(emption)for Me,GB3,? 6 16 2020
Sounds like an exciting day on the water even if the fish didn’t want to play. LOL
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Re: No red(emption)for Me,GB3,? 6 16 2020
You gotta put it in the right hole, Guys!!!!!!
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Re: No red(emption)for Me,GB3,? 6 16 2020
Yep,CCAguns,think ole GB3 and I could pen some lyrics for comical country/western song😬Think older son and I gonna take advantage of slight winds and possibly decent tidal range and may seek reds tad E of where we have been fishing. Thanks for tip on where y’all fished yesterday.

Mandevillian
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Re: No red(emption)for Me,GB3,? 6 16 2020
My buddy, Pete, fished the I-10 bridge this morning but just picked up a couple of reds - no trout Good luck!
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Re: No red(emption)for Me,GB3,? 6 16 2020
Thanks,Got big bag of ice got ole SouthFork hitched to tow vehicle and think older son and I gonna seek tad saltier water closer to Bayou Liberty,might fish dem Tracks using Trestles Trout Tamers!!!Let ya know how we do and can't wait to check out depthfinder on trolling motor!!!

Mandevillian
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