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Old 09-13-2022, 08:24 PM   #1501
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Good luck Chris!

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Old 09-13-2022, 08:48 PM   #1502
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Finally getting to head south in the morning for a few days of salt therapy. Thursday we are fishing with Jay Watkins super excited for that trip. Hopefully the weather doesn’t act up to much. Good chance of T-storms all weekend.
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Old 09-14-2022, 01:01 AM   #1503
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Bucket list trip for me to fish with Jay.

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Old 09-18-2022, 04:48 PM   #1504
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Well we just got home and cleaned up everything from our trip. Boy it was a beautiful week/weekend on the water, almost to nice. We did have to dodge storms all weekend but that wasn’t to bad, it did limit us to some areas we wanted to fish.

Wednesday we got to AP around lunch and we’re on the water by 1:00. We hit our favorite hole and found a few reds mostly shorts but we boxed one decent fish. Fished about 2-3 hours.


Thursday we fished with the Legendary Jay Watkins. Guys this man is a wealth of knowledge, a great fisherman, and all around nice person. I picked jays brain as much as I could and he explained when, where, and how. Although the weather wasn’t working with us; it was blowing 6-10 from the east in the morning then switched to SSE and died by 10:00 leaving the bay glassed out. Jay managed to keep us on fish from the first wade to the last. We caught and released probably 40-50 trout up to 22” lots of shorts but none the less. We also sight casted some big bull reds, at one point the three of us had a 12+ pound fish one at one time. If you are considering fishing with him definitely do it. He taught me a lot in just 8 hours.






Friday we put some of jays tactics to use and were able to catch some decent trout up to 22”. We ended up keeping 2 trout 2 reds and 1 flounder. We had to dodge a few big thunderstorms but got to fish under some beautiful conditions.


Saturday morning we hit one of favorite spots looking for some reds but they didn’t cooperate, they were there but wouldn’t eat. So we hit another shore line and got into some trout 90 percent were 14-15” but we stuck with them and I ended up sticking a very healthy 25” trout on a spook jr. Unfortunately I did not get a picture before we released her.

We spent the rest of the day trying new areas looking for trout and caught several shorts every where we tried. At one spot a school of reds pushed up a massive bait ball probably 30 feet long and 10’ wide, we did sight cast a few of them.

We fished the setting moon and at about 2:30 we went back to see if the reds we found that morning we active. I didn’t get more than 50’ from the boat when I caught my first one. Stood in that spot for 2 hours catching over 20 fish between 18 and 25”.


We had a great trip unfortunately this will probably be our last one for a good while. It felt good to get in the salt again and find fish. Tight lines!


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Old 09-18-2022, 05:01 PM   #1505
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Congrats to Y'all Chris! Great trip!
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Old 09-18-2022, 05:47 PM   #1506
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Fish matagorda yesterday. Beautiful weather, but boats every where. I have never seen so many boats around catchall.

Managed 5 trout, with only 1 being a keeper. My buddy caught 2 small flounder.

It was still better than working.






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Old 09-18-2022, 08:14 PM   #1507
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Awesome trip BFT

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Old 09-18-2022, 08:20 PM   #1508
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Nice guys ^^^
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Old 09-19-2022, 01:16 AM   #1509
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That's a great rainbow pic. Nice weekend for y'all!
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Old 09-19-2022, 04:56 AM   #1510
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Took my kayak out last Wednesday When I got off work. Unloaded the yak and drifted across a body of water 5-700 yards across. Made 5 different drifts across the entire area. Got SKUNKED!!!

Fished a drain and figured with the outgoing tide I’d find something. Threw a Topwater over some shell and managed 1 absolutely brutal blow up, but didn’t connect.

Fished last Saturday in some new to new to me water further south. Was a bit bothered after launching because there were so many dang boaters and kayakers. Found a ditch that led to some small ponds with no one around. Wife and I managed to catch 20-30 or so rat reds.

We managed to make it out to the intracoastal and took that route on the way back to the truck. Fished a sand bank and drop off sporadically. Between the both of us, probably landed 15-20 trout. Most were 14-16” except for the 2- 23” one weighing 4.5lbs on the Boga, the other just over 4lbs. Also threw to some shad getting busted and landed about a 35” red.
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Old 09-19-2022, 11:04 AM   #1511
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^^ nice!
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Old 09-19-2022, 11:41 AM   #1512
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Took one of my guys out Saturday. It was his first time chasing reds in the back lakes. In all honesty it was a brutal grind, fish wouldn't cooperate which was confusing but it happens. He did still manage to catch 2 for the grill!

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Old 09-19-2022, 11:45 AM   #1513
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Y'all are getting it done. Nice work.
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Old 09-20-2022, 07:18 PM   #1514
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Went gigging with my cousin this weekend. In typical fashion his fan motor quit right when we were on the fish and had to go back in, but not before he stuck one and fell out of the boat. It was hilarious. Cooked it up tonight and tweaked my recipe I use to accommodate my keto diet. Dang it was good.












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Old 09-21-2022, 10:06 AM   #1515
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Took the kayak out for a fast trip to a marsh close by. Got into some good flounder, the reds are still ignoring me. Kept a 17''er for dinner tonight.
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Old 09-21-2022, 11:12 AM   #1516
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My boat is not “skinny” so bull tide hurts me. I’m gonna run this evening and walk in. Ready for it to start dumping out of the back bays
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Old 09-21-2022, 11:18 AM   #1517
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Glen, the marsh I was in yesterday was like a bait shop live well. Shrimp were everywhere. I've never seen the amount of shrimp I've seen this year in the back lakes. I'm guessing that's what's giving the reds lock jaw. I can find em but I can't make em eat.
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Old 09-21-2022, 11:26 AM   #1518
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My boat is not “skinny” so bull tide hurts me. I’m gonna run this evening and walk in. Ready for it to start dumping out of the back bays
Hmmm... seems a bull tide would help
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Old 09-21-2022, 11:27 AM   #1519
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Glen, the marsh I was in yesterday was like a bait shop live well. Shrimp were everywhere. I've never seen the amount of shrimp I've seen this year in the back lakes. I'm guessing that's what's giving the reds lock jaw. I can find em but I can't make em eat.
You sure right. I'm fishing a tournament in POC this weekend, maybe the reds over there are hungry
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Old 09-21-2022, 12:38 PM   #1520
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Mexico it helps me some but they get so far back it’s better to park outside shoreline and walk in to back lakes. My big sled will still get stuck trying to get back there. I’ve adapted and just found places I can park and walk a short distance over land

Only thing a bull tide does for me is like 4x4 trucks. Just get stuck further back
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Old 09-21-2022, 12:55 PM   #1521
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Got home yesterday from 5 days in Jamaica beach. Managed a couple slot reds and a few specs. Nothing wanted to eat. You could see fish in the lights at night but 90% of the time they wouldn't take and bait, live or artificial. Not sure what we were doing wrong.
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Old 09-21-2022, 02:05 PM   #1522
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Mexico it helps me some but they get so far back it’s better to park outside shoreline and walk in to back lakes. My big sled will still get stuck trying to get back there. I’ve adapted and just found places I can park and walk a short distance over land

Only thing a bull tide does for me is like 4x4 trucks. Just get stuck further back
Man you're missing out. You haven't lived until you've been stuck in a back lake. It's a really good way to meet your local airboat captains.
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Old 09-21-2022, 02:13 PM   #1523
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Man you're missing out. You haven't lived until you've been stuck in a back lake. It's a really good way to meet your local airboat captains.


Or have some fools in a RFL look at you sideways wondering how ya got there in a V bottom

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Old 09-21-2022, 02:52 PM   #1524
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I stuck my jon boat in Cedar Lake a few weeks ago. I really thought I'd be there the night. That motivated me to get out no matter what. Those mosquitos would have killed me lol. I saw a big school of reds and my brain turned off and I got on the throttle. That's part of game.
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Old 09-21-2022, 03:06 PM   #1525
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I stuck my jon boat in Cedar Lake a few weeks ago. I really thought I'd be there the night. That motivated me to get out no matter what. Those mosquitos would have killed me lol. I saw a big school of reds and my brain turned off and I got on the throttle. That's part of game.
Cedar Lakes is quicksand with a little saltwater on top!
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Old 09-21-2022, 03:33 PM   #1526
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I’m not missing out. Just been there a few times and have gotten to the point I’m not sleeping there and not pushing for hours either. It is the negative about running a larger heavier sled
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Old 09-23-2022, 11:40 AM   #1527
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Fish were where I thought this morning. (Redfish). Jumped into a back lake and they were thick. Had a few schools of drum tailing but they would even eat a gulp. Grass was so think I couldn’t use much. Top water would have been great but it was fowled as soon as it hit water- I ended up throwing a Marker 54 and working it fast almost too water. Caught 6 reds and came home to eat breakfast.

Anyone fishing find a way into back lakes right now. Take kayak- walk across land- somehow get back and the redfish are pushed way back and starting to stuff themselves. All these fish were footballs and I’m not sure where they were gonna stuff anymore
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Old 09-24-2022, 05:16 PM   #1528
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Stuck a big girl this morning...

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Old 09-24-2022, 05:19 PM   #1529
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Old 09-24-2022, 05:21 PM   #1530
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That’s a **** nice trout!
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Old 09-24-2022, 05:46 PM   #1531
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Congratulations on a toad

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Old 09-24-2022, 06:00 PM   #1532
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Old 09-24-2022, 06:21 PM   #1533
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That’s a good one!


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Old 09-24-2022, 06:39 PM   #1534
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Nice trout!!! What she weigh?
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Old 09-24-2022, 07:03 PM   #1535
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Nice one Shane!!


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Old 09-24-2022, 07:30 PM   #1536
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Hell yeah Mexico! Congrats!
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Old 09-24-2022, 08:03 PM   #1537
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Wow! Waydago shane

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Old 09-24-2022, 08:17 PM   #1538
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Good one Shane. Congrats.
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Old 09-24-2022, 09:19 PM   #1540
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Thank you gents! Didn't weigh her.. she was a touch over 28..
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Old 09-24-2022, 10:21 PM   #1541
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Way to go Mexico!
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Old 09-25-2022, 08:43 AM   #1542
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Seems something got cropped from the pic you texted….

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LMAO... you chithead
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Heck of a late Summer trout Mexico.
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Busted!!! 😂😂😂
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Old 09-25-2022, 10:55 AM   #1546
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Thats pretty funny! And great fish!
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Frabil for the win.


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Boswell for the win.

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Old 09-25-2022, 06:54 PM   #1549
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Old 09-25-2022, 08:09 PM   #1550
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Busted!!! 😂😂😂
Uh.... that's a negative. If there's bait on my boat, I can guarantee you there's a kid or boobs on my boat as well.
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