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Southport Report

Postby Todd » Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:25 pm

I met an old college friend yesterday in Southport for a day of mostly spin fishing for drum, trout and flounder. We did have a high enough tide to get out of the boat and stalk redfish tailing in the marsh. That was a first for me. Pretty cool to see those tails waving and try to figure where they would show next. I got one shot and was able to get it to eat a red and gold spoon fly.

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Re: Southport Report

Postby Emerson » Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:22 pm

Wow..that was neat....nice fish!!!!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Southport Report

Postby Cutter » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:02 pm

Nice red from the grass! Well done.
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So show up with a knife and know how to shuck.

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Re: Southport Report

Postby meatstick » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:31 pm

Todd, you dog ... quite a nice fish for your first red tailing in the spartina.
He's a veteran too. Maybe a nick from a porpoise ?

If I had a chance, I'd do a lot more of that type of fishing. I just love
reds tailing in the grass. :mrgreen:

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Re: Southport Report

Postby GaryF » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:00 am

Nice, Todd!
If people concentrated on really important things in life, thereā€™d be a shortage of fishing poles. ~ Doug Larson

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Re: Southport Report

Postby Todd » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:26 am

John-It looked like the fish had been trapped in a gill net at some point, leaving a pretty healthy scar.

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Re: Southport Report

Postby meatstick » Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:44 pm

Of course ... gill net. Shoulda known by the position of the blemish on the shoulders. Well, won't get into that ... but the fish should be honored that "you" caught him.

First one I ever hooked in the grass was a good fish. It went like this:
16 lb tippet, Shrabster fly, cast, twitch .... zip ... pop. I thought I could clamp down and turn him. Ha !! Left me with my mouth hanging open.

An awesome spoon "type" fly is the Jon Cave "Wobbler" ... usually tied in
gold with orange tuft. This one is clear with chartreuse tuft. Not easy to tie properly, but way effective.
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Re: Southport Report

Postby BlueHeron » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:14 am

Awesome fish, Todd!!
:D :D
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