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Getting out of house finally

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Yesterday finally got a chance to get out of house , Saharan dust wasn’t to bad so headed towards Reggio looking for a couple fish for Fridays supper, headed out to lake only small trout chasing shrimp, went over too bayou Robin, tide was coming in against SW winds , using a sexy shad wake bait along shoreline catching only small reds , until a fish grab my plug screaming my line off reel, at first thought it was a big ole gar, until it broke water then realized that it was a big red , l fought it for bout 15 minutes managed to get it on side of boat lip gaffed it put on scale weighing 28.9 lbs 41 inches long got it back in water reviving red and releasing to spawn another day , did manage to catch 5 keeper trout for Friday’s supper , was a great day to be back out on the water 🧙‍♂️🎣
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Nice job!
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Steelsprayer : Thanks , that’s the 3rd bull I’ve caught on my lite pole using 15 lb hi viz power pro braid 👍
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Wizard, Looks like a good trip to me, out the house, in a boat and caught a few fish, I'd say life is good.
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Wiz,Nice trip,no doubt.Ya gonna love de looks of my 2002 era Chapman,think ya might have gotten my pics tonight.CCAguns and I hit Bayou Lacombe this am and all I could muster(other than nice bass lost right at boat,got tangled up in my trolling motor!!!)was stinking alligator gar and I aint kidding about stinking!!!Thought I had huge bass based upon the fight but turned out to be alligator gar close to 3 ft long!!!Keep me posted on dem marsh fish,might have to make a trip to saltier waters!!!Happy Fourth and like a dear old doc used to routinely joke about this time of year,'Dont have a fifth on the fourth' and this gent NO DOUBT would have AT LEAST a fifth on the fourth!!!Hope I can attach pics as Chapman turned out very fine!!

Mandevillian
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Wiz,

Nice work! Thanks for getting that big red back in the water to make it back to the spawning grounds for another year! Hope things are well down there in Bayou Country. Happy 4th of July to you & your family!
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