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Old 07-14-2008, 02:40 PM   #1
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Default 3 Mile Bridge Sunday Night 7.14.08

I decided to take the kids out to 3 mile last night to look for a few reds. It has been about 3 weeks since I have been out there. We have been doing the skinny water thing in the bayous lately so we decided to go deep last night. We left the house around 6, and we had a full crew. Myself, my Dad, A.J., Anna, and Chan all on my little glastron. We drove through some sprinkles on the way to 17th, and I was starting to worry. However, the night was perfect. We launched the boat at about 6:45, light wind and a SMOOTH bay!!!!:clap I pulled up to a great spot, we had the bridge to ourselves, and Dad tossed in the Anchor. I pulled out the rods, with 3 inch new penny shrimp for the kids, a power bait mullet for myself, and Dad was using a 5 inch sapphire jerk bait. Almost as soon as her bait got wet, Anna was on with a nice Keeper White trout. :clap Next it was A.J. and he landed another nice trout, followed closely by Chan who Reeled in a hefty 15 incher. :clap We all continued to catch trout after trout as the sun was sinking down. Soon the bridge lights were on and the skippies moved in. The kids always love to catch the skipjack, due to the fact that they act so crazy when they get hooked, and we caught our share for sure.

Here is Anna holding one. Take a look at that expression. Well I have beenpromising to put the kids on some bull reds all year, and so far all I had gotten them onto was a few 15 to 18 inch small fries in the bayou, until last night. I pulled out the big gun, my Daiwa 7000c with 30 lb test, put a 4 inch natural Gulp shrimp on it, tossed in off the back of the boat and set it in the rod holder. I caught a big trout or two on it, and was about to try a different bait when BAM....pole bows over and drag starts screaming!!!! I snatch it up, adjust the drag, and call for Chan. He comes to the back of the boat and takes the rod and his eyes got huge. This fish definitely has some size to it, so I help him fight it to the boat. After an epic 10 min battle, Dad nets it. It is a whopping 33-34 inches, and close to twenty pounds.

A quick release, and the Gulp shrimp goes back out for round two. A few minutes later, the Daiwa bows up again, and I hear anna screaming I wanna catch it. So I tell her to come on back. I hand her the rod, and she fights hard. When she gets him to the boat he spooks and goes down and under us, so she hands me the rod so I can get him away from the extremely sharp prop. I give her the rod back, and a few minutes later I net her first red!

Wooohoo slot size!!! That makes my Dad smile (he loves to eat red fish) It was 26 inches and around 7lbs. :clap Unfortunately He destroyed the Gulp, so I put on a new one, and back in the water it goes. Not too much later we get another huge hit on the Daiwa, this time the fish missed the hook and bit the Gulp in half. That was the last 4 inch natural shrimp I had, so I stick a 4 inch nuclear chicken on. I caught a few more white trout with it, but no more reds on the Daiwa. About an hour later Chan hung what sounded like a jet ski the way it was running drag. I heard Dad....ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ....Dad....ZZZZZZZZZ....H ELP.....ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

So I took the rod from him and walked him to the back of the boat, and handed him the rod back just as it went pop. That was the last big fish of the night, and we called it quits around midnight. The kids had a great time, and I am thrilled that I got them on some big reds. Don't worry A.J. you get the first one next time I promise. We slayed the white trout all night long, and between the 5 of us we probably caught over 100 fish. Here are a few pics from when we got home.



Check out that mess of fish...those kids slayed 'em!!!!!!

Good luck and Good Fishing.

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Old 07-14-2008, 02:53 PM   #2
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Awesome pics!! Great job!!! Thanks for sharing!! letsdrink
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Man I need to go load up the freezer with white trout for the Outcast tournament!! That would be a lot cheaper than buying mullet. Thanks for the report.
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Old 07-14-2008, 03:10 PM   #4
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great report and even greater night for the kids. congrats.
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Old 07-14-2008, 03:59 PM   #5
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holy crap, thats a lot of fish
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Old 07-14-2008, 04:06 PM   #6
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Great report man :clap Nothing better than putting the kids on some fish.
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Old 07-14-2008, 05:31 PM   #7
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NICE CATCH MAN ,I STILL HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO FISH THE THREE MILE AT NIGHT BUT I WILL SOON.I HAVE ALSO HEARD A RUMOR OR TWO ABOUT RED SNAPPER ON THE GB SIDE. CATCH YA LATER
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Looks like a trip full of fun.:clap
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Old 07-14-2008, 07:20 PM   #9
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Great report Glas...glad to hear the kids caught a mess of trout. You really know how to tell a good story. Glad to hear there are still some Reds out there. I got to get out at night again soon. clap:clap
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:bowdown Great Job!!!!!! :clap
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