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T-Funky Results 7 6 2020

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CCAguns and I decided yesterday to hit some of my favorite T-Funky spots today(was actually toying with idea of chasing reds and bass in duck ponds in Lake Catherine area)and we launched fairly early as we knew bad weather most likely was gonna hit us around 11:30(timed it perfectly)and first spot,fish magnet,only produced fat sac a lait(I rarely target them this time of year but know of a few deeper spots likely to hold a few)and we each missed a few fish and CCAguns released smallish bass and we started our excursion,never finding water anywhere near what we like to toss for fish in.Each of us missed huge fish and I am still flabbergasted over how I missed huge bass that made a wake as he gobbled up Spro frog without getting hooked!!!Showed CCAguns a few choice spots(woulda been hard to blind-fold him as he took his boat)!!Ended the trip early as we could sense nasty weather about to hit us and each of us dropped two fish on ice,thanks,CCAguns for fish donation!!GB3 and I might hit Bayou Lacombe tomorrow,hope we get chance to check his crab traps and possibly toss some spinnerbaits at reds in grassbeds!!!There is absolutely NO DOUBT in my mind,based upon recent trips,that nice reds anywhere up to about 27 inches are awaiting a fine spinnerbait tossed their way!!!T-Funky needs a day or two to settle out and fine sac a lait are still out and about and first fish I hooked today was fine sac a lait and fish prior to him slipped hook and was even nicer slab!!!They do not usually go too far from their spawning grounds,basically just retreat to deeper water,NO LIVE BAIT needed for em!!

Mandevillian
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Nice catch.
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Thanks,Steelsprayer,de T-Funky was predictably stained,not to the point of not being fishable,we just had to eliminate areas that were not all that fish-friendly and each of us lost very nice fish,never gonna have 100% hook-ups,especially with us tossing frogs and I did indeed wait til I felt pressure of bass grabbing Spro frog,just did not get hook-set!!Gotta lotta spots to show CCAguns and he wants to reciprocate by showing me spots in Chef area!Can't wait for rains to diminish and once water gets lot more fish-friendly,wanna destroy some big ole bass on topwaters,frogs and poppers,especially and have few spots that should be prime for deep-jigging slab sac a lait!!

Mandevillian
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   35004x4
Try a popping frog that's solid black. Been working great for me. I've been catching some biguns for this time of year on it. Been catching 20+ pound 5 bass stringers pass few trips.
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Thanks for tip,Spro I tossed happens to be black on top and pretty sure belly is either yellow or white-might toss solid black one next time-water was no where near clear and like I mentioned,the one I missed was starting to pull drag on 50 lb Win-Tamer,so pretty sure it had some heft to it!!Might hit ole Academy before next frogging trip!!

Mandevillian
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   35004x4
Good luck to you. Hope you get those big ones. Tight lines.
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Checked today and Spro frog I have tied on is not solid black,Kermie is dark green and black spotted and his belly is a pearl white,should work fine and might take me a run to Academy soon.Hope GB3 and I get on some Bayou Lacombe bass Th,my doggone hydraulic system on trim went out and extracting stubborn top pin on cylinder may NOT happen,should be able to rebuild system from underneath,especially since cylinder bolted to stainless rod and once I get cover off,should be able to unbolt bolts on bottom,holding system in place,and finish the fun job.Think first rebuild ran well over $550-$600 and with everything I needed to buy might run well less than half that!

Mandevillian
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   35004x4
Hope you can get it fixed fairly easy an y'all can get on the water. I'm going to try an get out this weekend possibly Sunday if I can. Good luck if you get to go.
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