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Old 08-17-2008, 06:29 PM   #1
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Had a great morning !!!. Caught blues, ladies, reds, ,flounder even cats , but what really was cool was to see this junior reds with blue tails. Does anybody know why their tails get blue?...

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Flounder were at the drop off's , small for the most part. .



Kept an 18" flounder



flounder were caught on manhaden and finger mullet, draggingthe rig at the bottom



Two major broke off (thinking large blues) Lots of bait.: green backs, finger mullet , manhaden , glass minnows, bull minnows , mud minnow, lys?...croakers...it was insane..bait every where....very flat out there... perfect!!!





I thought the full moon was going to be an issue, but not at all. Lats Friday went floundering caught two flatties, had a great time as well, but man, what a work out that was..:sleeping

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Old 08-17-2008, 08:03 PM   #2
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Nice catch man!!!!!! It's all about the PICS......here lately I think I have more fun watching and taking them...than fishing!!!!!
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Old 08-17-2008, 08:06 PM   #3
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Nice pic's man :clap I was always told that the blue tail on the reds was from eating lots of grab.
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Old 08-17-2008, 08:12 PM   #4
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murphyslaw (8/17/2008)Nice pic's man :clap I was always told that the blue tail on the reds was from eating lots of grab.
I think you're right. I have also heard that they the tails turn blue when the water is a little colder, but I've caught many with blue tails in the summer time.
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Old 08-17-2008, 10:55 PM   #5
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Nice pics i just started taking pictures while im out on the water even if i dont have fish pics. :usaflag
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Old 08-17-2008, 11:14 PM   #6
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heard its from eating crabs, but also means that they are feeding alot....who knows...same question as...why do mullet jump? everyone has heard differant things....nice pics!!
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Great report and pics, looks like a great day. :clap :clap :clap
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Old 08-23-2008, 08:36 PM   #8
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Very nice Abraham. Thanks for some fantastic pics and a great report.:clap
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Old 08-23-2008, 08:50 PM   #9
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fisheye48 (8/17/2008)same question as...why do mullet jump?
I've always heard its so they can see where they're going.
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Old 08-23-2008, 09:43 PM   #10
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Heard its from eating crabs, but also heard its from excitement, similar to the way aMarlin orSailfishwill light up when its excited.
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