8/24 - CR - REDS & RAIN

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    Senior Member HammerheadTed's Avatar
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    8/24 - CR - REDS & RAIN

    Woke up early for some topwater and was greeted with some rain just off shore....SHOCKER Actually it worked out well since there was a good cloud cover, just what I like. Decided to stay in the Salt River area since it is a shorter run when the %#&@* hits. Caught a 21" Red in the first area, but the Jacks were so thick it was hard to get an undisturbed retrieve, but fun! Moved to another bar and this 32"+ Red gulped my Skitterwalk. Couldn't even see any of the lure in its mouth, but got it out easily with some forcepts. What a bruiser!!!Click image for larger version. 

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    Went to another bar and got a great treat when I saw this 30"+ Red coming from about 5' away to climb on top of my lure 10 feet from the boat. Another bruiser and another 5 minute battle.Love catching those oversize Reds on topwater!!Click image for larger version. 

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    By now it was after 9 AM and starting to rain, so I put my raincoat on and headed home. What a great morning!!!....and some needed rain.

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    Nice morning trip Hammer! Those reds are slobs
    Don't blink - they grow up fast


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    Beauts HT Has been a bit wet outdoors

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    Great looking Reds...
    I love them topwater blowups.....
    And you are just too kool to be able to call your fishing report before it happens........24th.....
    If it don't fit force it. If it breaks it needed replace anyways.

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    Nice. The big boys are comin back a few weeks early this year. Great report.

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    holy moley those are some macho summer time reds, well played...
    "impossibility cannot be concluded from a sample of failed efforts" - Edsger W. Dijkstra

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    Opps, it was 8/23. What idiot set the date on my watch......hmmm....anyone could....never mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ripnlips View Post
    Nice. The big boys are comin back a few weeks early this year. Great report.
    The size seems too big for residents, but I was way inshore, They were dark colored and the I didn't think the off shore Reds would hit topwater??

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    Nice ones! Congrats!
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    Very nice HHT
    Nice Report

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