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    Sunset Reds

    Itís the time of the year when I like to do a sunset trip. Topwater is preferred, but not always the way to go. As was the case the last couple of nights. We fished the afternoon high tide on a protected shoreline and the water was mirror smooth and clean. Mullet everywhere with the occasional Redfish tail. The bite would turn on about 30 minutes before the top of the tide and last until sunset. Stick Shadd, spoon, and soft plastics were the ticket. Can wait for the time change so I can fish longer.

    Location: Protected shoreline on Sarasota Bay
    Day(s): Thursday 3/1/2012 and Friday 3/2/2012
    Partner(s): Nate Austin
    Time: 4:30 PM to dark
    Tide: High incoming to top of tide
    Water Temp: 80, yes 80 at the beginning of March
    Conditions: Sunny and warm
    Lures: Spoons, soft plastics, Sebile Stick Shadd




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    Nice redfish. How do you like those Sebile baits?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtobias View Post
    Nice redfish. How do you like those Sebile baits?
    I've seen first hand how they catch fish. But I'm still learning how to work them. No doubt they will be in my box from now on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flat_Top View Post
    Partner(s): Nate Austin
    Chuck, you might want to change that to "Anglers" We don't want your wife getting any ideas!

    Good report! Let's get out there again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbibler View Post
    Chuck, you might want to change that to "Anglers" We don't want your wife getting any ideas!

    Good report! Let's get out there again!
    What happens on the boat, stays on the boat. And when the fish aren't biting, well we have time to kill.
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    how do you like the reel? Im thinking about picking up one, feels smooth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poon.hunt View Post
    how do you like the reel? Im thinking about picking up one, feels smooth.
    I love my new Ballistic reel and have caught some nice fish with it already. It is very smooth, but it feels a little stiffer than my Daiwa TDA reels. I'm a bit of a reel geek and do my own reel service. So I opened it up to check it out. The Ballistic has some sealed bearings and additional water barriers in it and I believe that makes it feel stiffer. Over time I can see myself with more of these reels.
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    good stuff chuck!

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    nice
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    thats awesome! I have a stradic FJ, I have been loyal to shimano for many many years now. I am looking to branch out towards daiwa!

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