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    My best red

    I wasnít going to fish this morning since I managed three tailing reds the last two days and I figured there couldnít be any more dumb fish around. It was so nice with no wind, I couldnít help myself. I started off looking for snook in a few of my favorite spots and could only manage a few in the 8-10Ē range. Then the tide got a little too low so I thought Iíll see if I can catch a few trout for dinner. I did catch one 18í fish, but that was it. Oh well, I had a few good days earlier. Before heading home, I decided to just try one other spot that could possibly have some reds for future reference wading. I was slowly drifting in water so shallow I had to pick up my trolling motor and I saw a group of fish coming at me. Not being that experienced at telling the difference between mullet and redfish, I could only hope. They were moving with a purpose. Then about 70í away a few stopped and tails came up!!!! And a few looked like the might be coming my way so I laid out a cast in front waited a few seconds, strip and bang the fight was on.

    I didnít measure it, but I think it was over the slot. I didnít weigh it, but I think I stressed my hernia repair

    I went home. Taking tomorrow off. There canít be any more dumb fish around for a while.

    I have some video, but I thought I spare you this time.
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    Cool photo and even cooler story!!!


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    Well done & yes to nice pic.
    Ron Conner Release the fish, keep the memories. Once a Knight is enough.

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    Very nice fish, what fly did it eat? Looks like a awesome day.


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    It took the snook fly I still had on. If I had realized that the leader was a little frayed from the earlier snook, I would have been a little nervous.
    snook fly.jpg

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    Nice red!!
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    Stud Red…..

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    Very nice Red'!

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    That redfish looks a lot heavier than a gallon of water !

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