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Lady P Trip 8 31 18

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John C and I have been in contact trying to get together on redfish trip out in good ole Lady P and today was certainly a memorable trip!!Met at Cane around 1:00 pm and chatted with Matt and Kevin with Canoe and Trail and they only had a few yakkers out today.Showed Matt pics from Wed and in retrospect,shoulda taken precaution to strip a few feet of Yo-Zuri 15 lb Hybrid Line(doggone ladyfish have nasty habit of chowing down on fishing lines).John C and I took our time to make our way to best grass beds out there(had strong E winds to contend with)and John was chunking Matrix Mullet and Rapala(did not get name or type of Rapala)and I was chunking favorite Bomber Spinner Bait and John C hooked beast of a red,estimated at over 28 inches(once we netted beast was 30 inch brute)and I had fish snap off my favorite Bomber(looked to be very nice red,judging by how he hit and fought for all of about half a second before doggone line snapped!!).Thankfully,I had the foresight to pick up exact Bomber lure from Bass Pro this past Wed and I simply tied on Bomber and attached copper-colored soft plastic minnow with chartreuse tail(think Marsh Minnow).John C and I casted and casted and emerged with 3 nice reds,each of us had one approaching 27 and he had big beast and thankfully,he donated fish to his captain!!Want to get with him on Delacroix trip(he knows that area quite well)and I did forewarn him that we might emerge with NADA,but dat certainly was not de case.John C,fun fishing with ya and can't wait to hit dem reds again.Think I am gonna rest a bit(fished 4 of last 5 days)and have tons of Medicare Training to catch up on and predicted weather more conducive to shutting self in vs chasing reds,though tough call,especially with the quality of today's catch!!

Mandevillian
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For those that routinely toss back in reds over 27 inches,my older son used the big red from today for fish tacos and I joked about 'fish'kabobs and all I did on de big ole red was to skin filets,carefully cut out red meat and cut the filets into decent-sized chunks,marinated them very briefly and my son grilled them and they were fabulous,made incredible fish tacos outta dat beast and the meat coulda almost passed for mahi-mahi(I have eaten fresh mahi-mahi and it definitely tasted quite a bit like mahi-mahi!!!).Hard to beat fresh grilled redfish that was swimming in good ole Lady P just a coupla hours ago!!!Hope to get after some more line-stretching reds real soon and might even have to stop and scoop some fat crabs!!!Hope bout dat-take some crab meat and grilled redfish chunks and make delicious fish tacos outta dem-even better make fish and crab salad!!!Guess what-teal season round de corner and might just have to do at least a 'blast and cast'-best part-within about 20 minutes of home!!!

Mandevillian
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Lastly,Wanted to attach these pics of John C with top-water victims,nice lil red and hardhead catfish!!Not everyday dat one catches hardhead catfish on top-water lure!!He and I hoping to make return visit real soon-I just checked predicted tidal movement and weather and if we get break from potential thunderstorms,Tuesday may work out for us!!

Mandevillian
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Re: Lady P Trip 8 31 18
Nice!
I landed a gafftop last week on a topwater while searching for Jacks out there. That was definitely a first for me.
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John C and I saw quite a few bait explosions and a few of the comical 'snynchronized mullet dances' presumably made by jack crevalles.We spotted the tell-tale fins of big jack and with my Ray Bans,saw a huge jack and quickly got my Bomber spinner bait well clear of this beast.If ya wanna chase jacks out there,ya should have a target-rich environment!!!Good luck and my preference is for reds!!

Mandevillian
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