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Lady P Trip 8 29 18

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Did not have nearly the window of opportunity that I had been having due to attendance at an Aetna Medicare Meeting yesterday.After dodging monster rainstorm and having excellent lunch with Group Health Insurance Partner,hooked up de Southfork and picked up big bag of ice(good fish measuring device),made my way to Cane Bayou with all her nasty salvinia clogging up the upper portion and ran into Matt and Kevin with Canoe and Trail,they questioned my sanity due to weather conditions(showed Matt my I-Phone radar showing huge Metairie storm basically making a bee line for the Causeway-thankfully it behaved nicely!!).Started looking like it was gonna be a skunkeroo of a fishing trip til an undersized red and his even smaller buddy decided they liked the looks of Bomber Spinner Bait,changed Keitech glass minnow soft plastic to copper colored Marsh Minnow(I think that was the brand)with chartreuse tail.Chunked and chunked dat Bomber(changed the soft plastic due to darker than typical water with the sun hidden and water still gin-clear)and ran into stretch of grass beds that musta been de ticket as I nabbed three reds on almost 3 consecutive casts(sight-casted to two)and kept keen eye on SShore storms.Think tide movement started to really stop around 5 as I did not raise a single red,even though I spotted at least 5 big ole stingrays and did spot huge log of a red,esrimated at over 25 lbs,he is no doubt one of the culprits causing serious and huge bait explosions!!!In process of slowly casting and retrieving,spooked at least 8 fine reds,the water is so extremely clear and I sampled water,to my delight,detected very decent salinity,no doubt the reason the stingrays are hanging around and one of the reds I cleaned had a belly full of crabs.They tend to feed in exact same areas as stingrays and for anyone wanting to scoop crabs,now is definitely prime time,also prime time for soft shells!!Have Peoples Medicare Meeting today or I would be back at it,tossing Bomber to willing and accommodating reds!!

Mandevillian
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Re: Lady P Trip 8 29 18
nice post as always mandevillian. where do you catch the reds at? shoreline of P? or in cane bayou? assuming lake p....I might have to try this bomber spinner bait! I've never used a spinner bait for reds.
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Re: Lady P Trip 8 29 18
Great report mandevillian, keep them coming!
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Re: Lady P Trip 8 29 18
Guys,The reds are very prevalent hanging out in shallow grass beds,feasting on small croakers,crabs,mullets,etc and all ya gotta do is target the grass beds in about 2-3 ft of water max and have ya a good set of polarized fishing glasses.They love the flash of a gold-plated spinner bait and most likely would gobble up gold spoons as well.In fact,a duck hunting buddy has been with me on a few trips and he tosses a gold spoon.Have John C joining me this afternoon,hope to show him a great redfish trip and the water is incredibly clear,making it very easy to spot reds and also making it easy for them to spot us.Guess it certainly helps that my Southfork well-camo'd with dark green paint job,camo stencil job on sides and dark green Grizzly-Grip on interior surfaces and I have gotten extremely close to sharks,huge gar,monster reds,etc!!!Tons of fun sight-casting to willing participants!!!Hope weather allows John C and I decent window of opportunity!!!Plenty of reds to go around and tons of food for them and once Lady P salinity gets half-way right,might nab some nice specks and flounders!!!Happy Labor Day to all!!!

Mandevillian
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