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Bull Reds At Port Oconner Tx.

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Took a break form the Bass to ck on my hard pulling Sweethearts on the Texas coast... Bull Reds, and I think they were glad to see me :laugh5:  Full Moon, strong tides and fast water made finding them difficult but in the High and low Slack time we were able to catch several on the RAGE Crab in the Blue Crab color. When the current/tide was rising or falling hard, I used a real Blue crab in the 5 to 6" size to cover more water. All were released immediately after photo.

 

BTW, our friend 00Mod (Jeff) was on the phone when one of'em tried to jerk the rod from my hands :laugh5:

 

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OMG!

 

I didn't know red fish grew that big!

 

 

 

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Congrats Big-O. Those are full grown fo sho!

Jeff

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Nice Drum Steve ~

 

And still rocking the Rage Hat . . . .

 

A-Jay

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You would have caught bigger ones with camo shorts on Steve. :laugh5:

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that's a full drum line there!!!!!!

 

a couple of those look like they could go in the books!

BIG Fish, for sure.

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Nice reds man. How did you have the rage crabs rigged? Jig head and doing the shrimp hop? 

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Great catches, those reds are incredible.  Yes they can get pretty big, never witnessed it but I've read that they have been caught over 90# in North Carolina.  Looking at some of the state records, pretty impressive fishery there.

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Dayumm! Caught'em on bass gear or more heavy duty?

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You would have caught bigger ones with camo shorts on Steve. :laugh5:

he even wears those shorts on tv. saw him on a show this weekend(forget which) and he was out snook fishing and wearing those infamous camo shorts...

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Great catches, those reds are incredible.  Yes they can get pretty big, never witnessed it but I've read that they have been caught over 90# in North Carolina.  Looking at some of the state records, pretty impressive fishery there.

 

Snook since you are the saltwater guy around here I got a question........ look up the state record in Texas for this fish, I found it to be 38# or so if I am looking at the correct species.

What say you?

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I'm no expert on redfish. I did read 36.83 # in Texas, 52# in Florida and and 94# in North Carolina

http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/mf/north-carolina-state-saltwater-records.  A fish that size is over 50 years old, I read that too.

Big O's look bigger than 36#

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Looks like Big O might have dink dropped a record or two.......

 

ATTA BOY!!!!!

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Looks like Big O might have dink dropped a record or two.......

 

ATTA BOY!!!!!

I'd be surprised if he didn't weigh them.

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Well, generally Big O only weighs fish that may be a lake record or personal best.

He seems to "get lucky" a lot!

 

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Here's another photo from that day... I did try to weigh the biggest one but she bottomed out the scales. I've caught the mid 40's in Fla. and the biggest of these was definitely more JUMBO ;) didn't know the record Tx weight was 38 or so until Jeff told me over the phone later. Besides that, the fish would've died on a trip in to verify... Not necessary to kill a Clydesdale just because she's overweight... She still has a lot of PULL in her if she stays alive :) Hope to see a few of you at the Roadtrip and hope my wine sharing buddies are there too,

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I did try to weigh the biggest one but she bottomed out the scales.

 

I hate it when that happens!

 

 

:pray:

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