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Old 11-17-2014, 05:25 PM   #1
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We've had some pretty crazy weather this past week and despite the wind and cold I still wanted to fish. Last Thursday it was about 44 and blowing 20+ and I managed one 22" trout before I called it a day. I got up again Friday and headed back to my spot. It was a little warmer out and not quite as windy so I was hopeful for more action. I fished several hours without a single bite and then decided to paddle back to my car and call it a day. I toss a jig behind me to troll and I got a serious wind knot. I spend the next 5 mins or so trying to get it untangled but eventually I realize I'm just going to have to cut the line. So I cut it and go to pull in my line that's been dragging behind me and as soon as I pull on it my lure gets nailed and a big trout swims straight to the surface! I was excited to see it but thought there was no way I would actually land her. Well somehow I get her in the net! Got a couple quick pics, a measurement, and a healthy release to fight another day. She was 25". Just goes to show that you really can't move a lure too slow for a trout when it's cold out
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Nice trout! What was the measurement?
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Old 11-17-2014, 05:38 PM   #3
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Awesome work!!!
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Nice Bo! Cool story, I haven't been able to buy a bite the last few weeks in my wintertime trout spots. Slow is an understatement! Good job tho man, no braid cuts on your fingers?? Lol
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Nice trout !
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That, my friend, is a nice trout. Doin' it the unconventional way.
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Nice trout and a good story to go with it.
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Beast trout. I fish too fast. Character flaw.
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That was a nice trip you had. Good looking gator trout too.

Thanks for sharing the report and the photos.
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