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Swamping and Shakering Up Some Causeway Fish 6 4 22

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Got invite to join Causeway Dave and Fishing Produce Man(AJ Lacava)and how could I turn dat invitation down-just had to make sure it was today vs tomorrow as Wifey and I typically attend Mass at either St.Jane de Chantal in Abita or Most Holy Trinity in Mandeville.Got us very early start and Causeway Dave nabbed first fish,a nice speck that obviously had been hugging bottom judging by scars on his belly.I hooked what felt like very thick speck,turned out to be first generation Curado(second time I have snagged first generation Curado and this one might be able to be resurrected!!Joked with my fishing partners and we grinding out nice box of 13 fat specks and 20 white trout-told Dave I would gladly take the white trout-years ago guide showed me how to properly prepare white trout in a manner that makes em virtually indistinguishable from specks-they just do not freeze well.Think Dave and AJ used Swamp Lures in Rat color,I started tossing Lunker City Vampire,quickly switched over to Limetreuse(3.75 in-killa color in stained,murky water like what we encountered).Had exactly ONE fish get away and we slung em aboard and my fish that got away actually broke the line,not from his weight but small white trout(and a few big ones) and thick specks musta frayed my line and my bad.Not sure if ole AJ was taping when I did have log of a speck bounce off gunwale of Dave's boat and he looked at me like what the hell ya doin'!!!Dat log came home with us along with 12 of his buddies.I had a great time with these soft plastic PROS and was gratifying to get a chance to fish side-by-side and got me ole antique Curado to boot!!How often dat happen???

Mandevillian
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Here is the ultra-cool part of snagging First-Generation Curado-this happens to be the second First-Generation Curado I have snagged and the second one is very much serviceable. The first was frozen solid not able to loosen side cover on left side this one was super-easy to disassemble and it works flawlessly. Taking it on solo trip tomorrow got dat baby spooled up with 30 lb fins Wind Tamer coupled to Seaguar 20 lb Fluoro leader. Took look on Internet saw two neat knots and used double uni-uni saw the Alberto knot and it actually looks even stronger and easier to tie. The double uni-uni is an ole knot not that it matters but next time I need to connect braid to either mono or Fluoro gonna try Alberto knot.

Mandevillian
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