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Hopedale No Tide Slam

Hopedale No Tide Slam,

Today I left out of Hopedale with much optimism even though there was hardly a tide and the last few trips were not that good. This time though I had narrowed down the odds with the use of the new Berkley 8 pound clear test extra sensitive/extra strong line on a very high tech reel— the Daiwa Steez spinning reel. It started out very slow in a deadened canal fishing for reds and only yielded one redfish. I headed to One Pint of Fuel Lake and drift fished tight line with Saltwater Assassin opening night lures on 1/8 oz. jig heads (curly-tailed). To my surprise with every drift I picked up speckled trout. Not the large size but mostly keepers. They were very lethargic— hardly moved when hooked. It was almost like hooking an oyster shell. I ended the day with a limit of specks and one redfish. If the fish don’t bite— go ultra light:

Goiod fishin’,