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Old 08-02-2008, 12:48 AM   #1
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I am new to the forum and to saltwater fishing. I moved here a few months back and have been hooked from the beginning. I have been in the bay and the pass fishing with a buddy from work and have caught everything from sharks to white and speckled trout but have been chasing my first Red. Went to Eglin AFB flats this Friday after worked and braved the rain and thunder and it paid off. Once the rain cleared the water glassed over and there were some Redfish tailing the surface. Caught a variety of fish including a small Jack, ladyfish and a few catfish. Finally got myself into some Reds the first being 16", close but no dinner, the second just under the slot at 17.5", trust me I pinched that tail together and could not get that half inch. Finally at about 7:30 pm found anotherschool and drifted my shrimp and popping cork into them and BAMM 20.5". Finally a Red for the grill after alot of time and effort. Sorry no pictures this time kind of tough when you are wade fishing...
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Old 08-02-2008, 01:07 AM   #2
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A great first post. Congrats on the red I am sure there will be many to follow. I hope you try some topwaters when you get those slick conditions. If you are stoked now just wait when a slot red crashes a topwater lure. It will also get you away from those catfish that are a major pain when you are wading.
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Old 08-02-2008, 01:12 AM   #3
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Congrats!
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Old 08-02-2008, 01:42 AM   #4
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Congrats on the first redfish!! Its a fun experiencewhen you can sight fish themlike that when they are tailing!We aredefinately gonna haveto find you a way to get some pics. Perhaps adispozable water proof one oke. Great report and hope to hear more.

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Old 08-02-2008, 01:46 AM   #5
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Yes on the camera and I had planned on taking some pictures once I got home but realized the wife took the camera on a trip to Texas with her. Next time I will find a way to post some pictures.
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Old 08-02-2008, 01:57 AM   #6
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Congrats on the red !! :clap
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Old 08-02-2008, 06:53 AM   #7
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Good job on the reds :toast
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Old 08-02-2008, 08:29 AM   #8
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Sounds like you've found a good spot to fish after work! Thanks for the report and congrats on your first redfish!
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Old 08-02-2008, 10:37 AM   #9
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Congrats on the first red :clap. Heck, I'm new to saltwater fishing and I have only got one red to my name at 21". Now that I have a little boat, I plan on hitting the northern parts of the bays come this fall time and adding a lot more reds to my resume!
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congratulations on the red !
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