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T Funky Chunks 7 14 17

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Decided I wanted to check out favorite stretch of T-Funky,armed with fair supply of Zoom Speed Worms,black and sapphire(bass can't get enough of these)and hit my favorite T-Funky stretch,launching around 6:00 am(was aggravated as Slab Daddy crappie pole somehow got tangled with baitcaster-tough to see which way to un-twist line dat early,as least for ole eyes like mine!!).Started chunking Zoom Speed Worms and first fish to inhale worm a solid chunk,turned out to be 4.6 lbs,field guestimated it at 5 lbs so decent guesstimate and second fish 3.2,guestimated around 3.5.When I saw size of first chunk,got weak in de knees and prayed dat I would land fish and it almost knocked cover off my smallish Igloo cooler!!Managed one more in bass magnet and then ran into real cool Cajun,Danny,from Houma and he was in fine Ranger with E-Tech(every boater that I have chatted to with E-Tech's absolutely rave bout dem)!!Did also chat with a few guys,also with nice pleasure boat,with E-Tech,and the owner was waxing ecstatic about his choice of engine.Showed Danny and them my fish and they commented that they had never seem anyone land a fish and they were staying at fine camp on bend S of 3 Rivers Launch.Danny and I exchanged tips and spots and think next time we crossed paths,quite a bit S of 3 Rivers Launch,he had boated 8 and I had 6,never did get any more and when we last saw each other,he had his 10-fish bass limit and he was also kind enough to toss me a brush hog,chartreuse,with extremely strong garlic Spike-It on tail.I only managed to have smallish bass chase dat brush hog,might pick up a few at Sunday's Bass Pro Member Appreciation event!Took nice T-Funky scenery pictures and made my way home,wanting to get both bigger fish mounted and found out Kevin Hynes,guy who did world-class job on trophy black duck I shot a few duck seasons ago,no longer does fish!!!Wifey suggested I contact Lake Pontchartrain Veteran,Dr Robert Weiss,to see who he would suggest and he advised me to contact Gus's in Slidell.Made dat call and decided that the fine speck in Gus's,compliments of Dr.Weiss,was all de advertisement and endorsement I needed and Wifey and I made a trip to Sonny Miller's fine taxidermy studio in Crossroads,MS,and he is quite the character.Dropped off the biggest bass,4.6 lbs and 3.2 lbs,respectively and will have them mounted on nice piece of driftwood and will rely on Sonny's artistic touches to display these fine specimens!!!Can't believe my incredible string of T-Funky chunks and can't wait to get fish back from Sonny!!Probably gonna rest my stretch of T-Funky to let it re-charge!!Was certainly a blessed two-day stretch,catching 11 nice bass in two days with a personal best in the mix!!!

Mandevillian
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Re: T Funky Chunks 7 14 17
Congrats on the beast bud!!! I'm happy for you. I still haven't tried the 3 rivers launch yet... I may give it a shot next weekend. I'm thinking the pipeline you and I talked about for this evening. Either there or the north side of Liberty. I skipped this morning to get a few things done....but should be out after lunch sometime.
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Re: T Funky Chunks 7 14 17
Marshwalker,Thanks for the compliment,really love the T-Funky and lots of folks probably think us fishermen exaggerate about the fish we lose but I do not and hate it when you lose good fish.When that first chunk hit,I knew it was a good one and was praying that it would not break loose.In fact,when I dropped it into my somewhat smallish Igloo cooler,it about knocked the top off and that woulda been a bummer if I had lost it!Doing some needed maintenance on the Chapman you saw me fishing from on Cane and hope to have her ready for possible return trip tomorrow.In any case,I have at least two more pirogues eager to be used and love either pirogue or yak fishing and love your Vibe!!Wifey and I headed to Denham Springs this evening,hitting Bass Pro for Member Appreciation Event and will pick up some Yum Swim n Dingers and brush hogs and see what I drags up!!Good luck and hope to see ya on T-Funky or Cane.Cane is nice but T-Funky offers a ton more bigger fish and one of these days gonna seek and find sac au lait!!

Mandevillian
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Re: T Funky Chunks 7 14 17
I ended up putting the yak in on the Liberty at Jefferson Ave. Fished ultra light with tube jigs, road runners, and ripple shads. Brought home 11 shell crackers, 4 blue gill, and 2 bass. It was a really enjoyable paddle up there...very little boat traffic and pretty water.
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Re: T Funky Chunks 7 14 17
Awesome results,Marshwalker,and I have not fished Bayou Liberty since I was a kid at ole Camp Salmen Boy Scout Camp probably about 47 years ago!!Love the stretch of T-Funky I stumbled upon about a year or so ago!Nice haul and good eats!!

Mandevillian
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Re: T Funky Chunks 7 14 17
nice little trip. post up some pictures when the mount is finished.
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Re: T Funky Chunks 7 14 17
Will most definitely post finished product,was told gonna be at least 7 months!!Think I need to stay focused on NShore bassing as my last few SShore Lake P trips have been duds and just a few weeks ago,we nabbed some fine reds,not sure where they migrated to and think they headed East for saltier water!

Mandevillian
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Re: T Funky Chunks 7 14 17
Wifey and I and Bayoubob and his wife hit Sportsman Show today and had great time chatting with various vendors and I showed off T-Funky Chunks from this trip as well as some fine Lady P reds and headed back to T-Funky tomorrow am,early to avoid heat and possibly capitalize on early morning bite.Might toss Spro a bit more than usual but hard to waver from proven Yum Swim n Dinger,black and sapphire Texas-rigged worms.Have quite a bit of paint work to do on Southfork as well as identify decent supply of Giant Palmetto branches that do incredible job of affording total concealment from wary duck eyes.We enjoyed looking at mudboats,boat blinds,etc and came to the conclusion that for the style of hunting we do,hard to beat using Southfork to transport pirogues and using Palmetto blinds to cover not only our hunting location but also our pirogues!!

Mandevillian
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