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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:11 pm 
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Wow, what started out a not so good day...........finished being a decent day. I met btbrich about 7:30 am at High Island area of the Northern Texas Gulf Coast.. I had planned a Tuesday fishing day and moved it to Wed. when the weather changed. Well the forecasters really, really missed the predictions of 1-2 ft.

All the way down all the flags were hanging limp at the poles, even at Winnie (15 miles from the beach). However, when I got to the city of High Island, the flags are standing out, pretty stiff. When I got to the beach, the wind was 12-15 with gusts to 18 mph.

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But what with the price of gasoline, now days, after driving 104 miles, I decided to fish any way. We launched and after about 30 yds I realized I did not have a life jacket on...........so back to the beach for me. Btbrich paddled on out and when I finally got to him he was in 8-9 ft of water.............I went on out to 10-11 ft. of water. This is not "Ice Cream"!!!

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After sitting in 3-4 foot waves (with occasional 5 ft swells) for about 35 minutes, I started seeing fish on my fish finder.............which doesn't mean you are going to catch them.

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Finally I get a run and hookup on a mullet head......freelined on the bottom.

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And I land him........my first bull red for the day!

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But thing were kind of slow at 10 ft so btbrich and I decide to go deeper and go to 13 ft. I start seeing fish right away!

In just a minute I am hooked up with a fish.

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Another bull red fish!!
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While I am getting the hook out of this fish, the other rods goes off and I hook another fish.

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I get this fish in the yak too!!!

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This one swallowed the hook and I tried every way possible to get the hook out, but finally had to cut the leader. It took him about 15 minutes to recover and finally go down.

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My buddy Btbrich hooks up and fight a fish!

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Guess what, it is a little shark!!!

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Then he hooks ups again and catches a large, large gafftop! :roll: :horse: :horse:

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Finally he gets a screaming run and goes to battle with a fish.

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He lands his first bull red for the day!!!! :clap: :clap: I wish I had more pics of Rich, but this wasn't his day. I have sat and watched him catch one fish after another while I just watched....... but turn about is fair play...........today was my day!!! :oops: :D

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Then over the next hour I caught 3 more fish!

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Then things come to a halt and we sit for a while. We were on the water at 8:30 and it is now 1:30 so we decide to come in.

The Pro Angler performed well and I only took on about 1/2 gal of water..........even though I have worked on my hatches to stop the water leakage.

It was a decent day in spite of the wind and waves and I had a great day fishing with my buddy Rich!!!!


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:21 am 
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nice!


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:57 pm 
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Way to stick it out in those conditions! I probably would've passed but it looks like it was worth getting wet over!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:47 am 
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Great report and pics MM.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:20 pm 
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Hello

Beautiful pictures and good fish :wink:

Thanks for sharing, a hug.

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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 6:59 pm 
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Way to go. I keep saying I'm going to join you one of these days. Keep the pics and reports coming.

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