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Old 04-20-2016, 12:11 PM   #1
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I have waited 2 wks. for the wind to blow differently to allow me to fish this spot.

I launched the yak @ 5:15, paddled towards the targeted dock.
Great! I see both lights going, hearing and seeing mullet jumping, I’ve got high hopes.

Got into casting distance, leading off with a bone spook w/ enhanced hooks; 10# power pro, 30” 15# fluoro., leader.….large coffee from Tom Thumb!

I caught a few small (12-14”) trout around the dock n lights, moved out to about 5ft. of water, casting spook, BF1, Z-man white paddle tail on a 1/8th oz. stand-up jig.

As the sun crested the horizon, the bait, mullet & trout came alive. Mullet were feeding around schools of minnows; trout were busting the surface chasing bait. It’s one of those mornings you wait and long for. Like I said, I’ve been waiting 2 weeks for this spot.

From about 6:00 - 7:45 I caught, released and lost around 15-16 fish. I went intent on bringing home a limit of mid-range fish and I was almost successful. I had 5 fish in the yak and was headed in, #5 flipped…flopped and was FREE!

So, 1 last fish was still needed. Casting the spook, made a few casts, nothing. Made a very long cast almost landing at the bottom of the dock pilings, started my retrieve then I see a wake rise behind the spook, I keep up the cadence BAM!...fish on, heavy fish on!...she runs towards the dock, I pull her back to me …close enough see her, then POP! Leader is cut, fish gone…spook gone.

So, I concede and head in. I had landed many fish and had lost a few bruisers including the last one of the morning. Most fish came on the spook cause they were knocking the living crap out of it and it’s top water, nuff said. But all lures used caught at least 1-2 fish. Home by 8:10.

My wait for the wind to cooperate was worth it and I’ll be back just a bit earlier tomorrow morning.
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Old 04-20-2016, 12:22 PM   #2
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Good things come to those who wait brother!!! Great job getting some food!
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Nice fish Bruce, and great report. Sounds like the spot was well worth the wait. The topwater bite has been on fire lately, and they have been crushing the Spook. Unfortunately, sometimes you gotta pay to play.
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Great read- great report! Thanks for taking the time to share it.
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Great report!
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Great report. I love fishing sunup and sunset. Combine that with top-water and you have magic. I love a lure like you described once last year. Heartbreaking, but you ha a good day to show for it!
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great report! thanks........the trout have not shown under my light in Bayou Texar yet
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Great report Bruce, Damn shame about the last one stealing your Spook. Question for the spec whisperer, how much of the activity was due to the full moon?
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Great report Bruce, Damn shame about the last one stealing your Spook. Question for the spec whisperer, how much of the activity was due to the full moon?
Hello my friend!

Yes, the full moon had these babies hungry, eating and ready to spawn.
Most of the fish I kept yesterday and today were midsize females w/ eggs.

They turned on-off almost to the minute of the solunar tables prediction for the past 2 days.

Mac, let's go fishing.
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Thanks for the feedback guys, appreciate it.
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