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Old 10-27-2014, 03:53 PM   #1
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Great morning! Started off slow got to Simpson river at 6:15 and put the yak in and noticed fish everywhere. Turns out they were menhaden. Thousands and thousands of them! Tried to catch something near the launch with no luck. So took off towards the bay. Found an oyster bed and that's all she wrote. 7:45 am night breeze, fog so thick you couldn't see 10 ft. I set up just off the bed and casted the trusty redfish magic with a nuclear chicken jerk shad gulp body. Five casts in and BOOM!!! Got a beautiful 22 in redfish. I put it on the stringer and clipped it to the kayak and kept fishing. No luck for 30 min or so. I tried a couple other lures with no luck so i picked up that nuclear redfish magic again. Two casts I and holy s*#%!!! I got hit by a train! This thing was pulling drag from that baitcaster like it was nothing. I tightened up the drag a little and off we went! He pulled me around for a few minutes and my buddy is telling me it looks like I got a motor on the yak! I finally wore him down and landed him in the boat. What a beast! As I went to get my trusty ol redfish magic from his throat I noticed that the lure was broken and if he would have pulled one more time I would have lost him. I returned him back to the water to be caught another day. We fished a few more minutes and the temp started to rise so it was time to go. Not a bad morning at all. But know this the menhaden are in the bay by the thousands and so are the bull reds. We saw so many tails today you wouldn't believe me if I told you
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Fantastic report and good photos.

Photo tip: Hold the fish below your face, in the future.
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I got that Wilson from home improvement thing going on. Howdy neighbor lol
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Old 10-27-2014, 08:06 PM   #6
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I got that Wilson from home improvement thing going on. Howdy neighbor lol
Hahahaha, classic. I'll bet that's what you were going for with that shot. Love that show.

Nice looking reds man!
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I bet you did go for a ride with that one.
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Question: I have used the redfish magic before but have always been confused on how to reel it in. Do you maintain a steady speed all the way to the yak? Or do you work it like you would a jig?
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Slow. That's the key. I cast it and plop. Count backwards from 5,4,3,2,1 start the retrieve slowly. You can feel the blade turn. I have used this method over and over and have produced all sorts of fish. Flounder , specks , reds , jack cravelle, all sorts of fish. Different color water require different color bodies but the spoon and jig head are always the same.
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Nice fish. Are you going with us on Wed morning??

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