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These guys must have misplaced their calendars because they aren't supposed to show up like they did until October! I had quite the time playing this guy on my swimbait stick with a Cardiff 400. I had never caught a big one before, I was very impressed by the power this fish had :blink:

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great fish

 

the red tide has chased them out down here

 

when do you have to go back to morgantown

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1 hour ago, portiabrat said:

Awesome! Reds are my favorite fish. Did you get a weight/measurement?

43"

3 hours ago, mrmacwvu1 said:

great fish

 

the red tide has chased them out down here

 

when do you have to go back to Morgantown

I won't be back til August but I only have a day or two left of this salty stuff

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Jeez it's almost as big as you! Nice catch! Seems like you're living the dream right now traveling the country bass fishing and catching different species in your neck of the woods. Enjoy it! 👍

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Nice ! They are some strong fish for sure.

I've been around them all my life and never got one that big. Did you catch it on a swimbait?

And on a pier? Man, that makes it even more difficult.

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19 hours ago, everythingthatswims said:

These guys must have misplaced their calendars because they aren't supposed to show up like they did until October! I had quite the time playing this guy on my swimbait stick with a Cardiff 400. I had never caught a big one before, I was very impressed by the power this fish had :blink:

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Fantastic size - where, may I ask did you catch her? Virginia Beach?

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Awesome catch. 

Reds are on my “bucket list.”

Isn’t October/November a good time to go on Gulf Coast? I’d love to chase them when the weather is comfortable. 

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sept and oct are the best times to fish out of Venice La

 

supposed to be the best in the world

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2 hours ago, Darren. said:

Fantastic size - where, may I ask did you catch her? Virginia Beach?

Outer Banks, Jennette's Pier

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On ‎7‎/‎11‎/‎2018 at 1:14 PM, N Florida Mike said:

Nice ! They are some strong fish for sure.

I've been around them all my life and never got one that big. Did you catch it on a swimbait?

And on a pier? Man, that makes it even more difficult.

Not on a swimbait, just a croaker head haha

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A croaker head ?  Still amazing. We catch them mostly on finger mullet , mud minnows, and big dead shrimp. We don't use lures much for them because the bait fishing is so good. In N. Florida they can be caught surf fishing in the fall esp.

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15 hours ago, N Florida Mike said:

A croaker head ?  Still amazing. We catch them mostly on finger mullet , mud minnows, and big dead shrimp. We don't use lures much for them because the bait fishing is so good. In N. Florida they can be caught surf fishing in the fall esp.

Everyone down there was using cut bait, and that is pretty standard for drum fishing in the outer banks. I just used whatever baitfish I could catch and did my best to keep it fresh.

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Yeah, the bulls fight light freight trains!  Really fun on lighter tackle too if you can get away with it.

 

Though I didn't get into any during my trip, there were some summer bulls hanging around HHI as well.

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