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troutman561
08-25-2011, 08:27 PM
With the wind, dropping pressure, and some free time, myself and a couple of friends decided to hit up some Port Orange back country fishing. We launch, and are fishing within minutes. We work around some areas and 10 minutes into fishing I get a hit that results in a 14in flounder. As I was contemplating whether to throw it back thinking we probably wont catch other fish to eat, my friend Max pulls in another flounder. His was 11in so it went back but mine went into the fish bag. On my next cast I hooked a nice 18in red fish which went in to the bag to join me for dinner. 2 casts later, I hook into a nice snook that gave us a good show before spitting the hook. At this point I am giving Max and Josh a hard time because I was using a $15 rod I bought while my Crowder gets replaced when they are using G Loomis and others that are much more pricey. A few minutes later we get to a point with an oyster bar and both Josh and Max cast to it and get hit, but no fish. So at this point I jokingly said "Let me show you how the $15 rod works its magic", I cast, and instantly hooked up with a 31in red fish. After this series of fish within 15 minutes, plus calling catching a fish they missed, I figured I better be quiet before something went wrong. We worked the area a little longer pulling 3 12-14in reds before heading to a different spot which proved to be unproductive. We ended up with one more 12in flounder that was sent back to grow before we quit. All in all not a bad day for a couple hour adventure.

Oh yea, one flounder was caught on a strike king gold spin bait, the rest hit Gulp new penny jerk shads with a red 1/8oz jig head bounced along the bottom.

Panfishangler1
08-26-2011, 10:09 AM
HAHA you showed them. Goes to show, big expensive gear is just for the tv adds! You proved everyone that its all about skill and not gear!. Awesome fish pics, lovin the flounder!

BColley
08-26-2011, 11:22 AM
Pretty Work

Mighty Quinn
08-26-2011, 11:30 AM
Nice job!

Oysterbottomboy
08-26-2011, 11:35 AM
Nice! you should see if the $15 rod company has any sponsership ops. lol

DuPont
08-26-2011, 01:22 PM
the $15 gear is great until you have the fish of you life hooked and the drag reminds you why the gear was only 15$.

That first Red is sweet.

fish4reds
08-26-2011, 01:39 PM
Nice!!!!

troutman561
08-26-2011, 04:04 PM
Thanks guys...


the $15 gear is great until you have the fish of you life hooked and the drag reminds you why the gear was only 15$.



I am not worried about the drag.. I have my Saros 2500 on the rod so the reel is sound.. Believe me, I am looking forward to getting my 7.5ft Crowder back but the $15 Micro Graphite has proven itself the last few trips.

DuPont
08-26-2011, 05:33 PM
i was just giving you a hard time. I am sure you have excellent gear. Nice fish

PONCE
08-27-2011, 12:04 AM
Nice day in the backwater :Rockon real nice back in those parts.

troutman561
08-27-2011, 03:04 AM
i was just giving you a hard time. I am sure you have excellent gear. Nice fish

I know, no worries.. Although if I did catch the fish on one of those Zebco combos it would have made it that much better..

Angler Medic 713
08-27-2011, 04:18 AM
how can you even get back in there??

Angler Medic 713
08-27-2011, 04:19 AM
nice job by the way!!!!:full

SUPER D
08-27-2011, 11:52 AM
Sounds like a great day, and dinner to boot. I use a Abu Garcea real, with the best drag of any real i have ever used, the real cost $16.99 on Ebay, with free shipping. I have caught Snook to 34" reds to 35", and lotts of them with it. I have another Abu Garcea real, that I got at walmart, for $36.00, and have caught Tarpon to 50# on it, with the same drag as the other real. I have had both reals for years.
https://sites.google.com/site/thejonboatadvantage/

reeljobmike
08-29-2011, 09:26 PM
nice job!