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Top Water Fun This Morning Catch & Release Day

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Last night was looking over my logs from last for couple years , figured out a place I only visited once this year would be turned on for some top water action, didn’t take long before I hooked up to a nice trout , lost it on side of boat, don’t wanna use that net , hooks get all tangled up and stops my mojo , ended up catching a few nice trout and bass I released them all to fight another day , for someone else to catch one day ! 🧙‍♂️🎣
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Wiz,Ya killin' me with dem big ole specks,at least ya released em for others to fight and either release OR release to de grease!!!Great seeing big specks like dat and my personal belief is that some of my local NShore spots giving up specks like dem,based upon my experiences over past 20 or so years(last hand full being fairly lean).Funny thing bout one particular spot is lotta folks simply do NOT either know how to finesse fish or have ZERO patience and can't tell ya how many 2-3 lbs specks come from real nice area,lotta sting rays and sharks and sheepshead and reds all over these areas!!!Getting me anxious for me to get after some fish!!!Be funny if I nabbed sheepshead with MY wake bait still hanging from his lip!!!

Mandevillian
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Mande : yep them sheephead like dem wake baits !
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Damn,Wiz,Hope ya kept dat fine-eating 'head!!!Think he migrated from NShore all de way S to Delacroix Marsh!!!

Mandevillian
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Mande ; nope don’t like cleaning dem , just not enough meat on da bone for the trouble cleaning dem
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   GB3
Dang Wiz, another impressive haul! Had to been fun busting em up with the top water, even a Sheephead!
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   CCAguns
Dat's why dey call him de Wiz!!!!!!
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CCAGUNS : I guess you wonder how I got that name , funny story about 9-10 years ago I was out fishing and this ole fella pulls up in what looks like a big Grady White hull dang thing had to be 25 ft long all by himself, well I got my 7 trout and was just letting them go after, I told him to come closer over by me so he could get in on the action, even gave him some plastic H&H cockahoes same thing I was using , he couldn’t catch not one , he said I must be some kinda Wizard that can catch fish after fish while he couldn’t get a bite , after awhile I felt sorry for the ole gentleman , ended up catching some for him before I heading back in , saw him a couple times over the years would wave at me and we would chat a moment , I guess his time had come too that big pond we all wanna fish one day 🧙‍♂️🎣
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Wiz,Love dem sheepshead as Wifey makes some incredible mock crab cakes outta them and big ole black drum.One year I had absolute beast(black drum of about 25 lbs) and gave my mom and dad one side(after removing tons of worms from tail section)and they tried grilling it and complained dat it was rubbery,Wifey made mock crab cakes outta other side and we had folks making a bee-line to get more dem fine mock crab cakes!!!

Mandevillian
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Wiz,Love dem sheepshead as Wifey makes some incredible mock crab cakes outta them and big ole black drum.One year I had absolute beast(black drum of about 25 lbs) and gave my mom and dad one side(after removing tons of worms from tail section)and they tried grilling it and complained dat it was rubbery,Wifey made mock crab cakes outta other side and we had folks making a bee-line to get more dem fine mock crab cakes!!!

Mandevillian
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