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Last night was the Mogan Man's last night in Pensacola, so him, Mitch & I begged Cap'n Josh to get the Mako on the water. Finally around 1:30AM we hit the water with redemption in mind, since our last trip was beyond lackluster. Switched up tactics & found the fish pretty quick. Normally we fish the lights, but the moon phase & the absence of water movement has evidently had the reds combing the structure on the bottom instead of cruising the lights like normal. Got hung up a few times, lost some jigs, & had a pretty close call which consisted of Josh hooking Nathan's hat (better than hooking his head! :lol:), but it was a pretty great short trip! Josh couldn't find any redfish, but my bet is that he just felt bad for all of us novices & decided to let us catch all the fish... :whistling: Headed back to the ramp around 4:30AM so that Josh could get to work on time & so that Nathan, Mitch & I could head to Denny's for an early morning breakfast.

Tally for the night:

Team Rekt: (5 bulls - Victors!)
Nathan: 32'', 32.5'', & 35.75''
Mitch: 37.5'', & 39''

Team Back it Up (1 bull)
Josh: :shifty:
Me: 40.25'' monster! (Biggest fish of the night! That counts for something, right?!)

Tight lines everyone!
 

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Couldn't have asked for a better last night out with the boys! Was part of my first team Rekt Victory, out fished the legendary "ThaFish", and on top of all of that, had a lot of fun~ ! See you for my 21st guys!
 

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Couldn't have asked for a better last night out with the boys! Was part of my first team Rekt Victory, out fished the legendary "ThaFish", and on top of all of that, had a lot of fun~ ! See you for my 21st guys!
Good job team rekt :thumbup:
 

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OMG, you guys are killing me! Lol. Good thing you had the hat on!
Yeah, it was a close call! Happened to me mid fight with the last fish of the night, I was really confused at first, felt like someone smacked me in the back of the head or something
 

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Nice report ThaFish. That is a monster Red you are holding. Looks like you guys are making memories of a life time. Thanks for all the info on your setup. You ought to think about guiding, seem to have what it takes. How much longer do you think this bite will last? May stop by on my way to Tampa.
 

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Nice report ThaFish. That is a monster Red you are holding. Looks like you guys are making memories of a life time. Thanks for all the info on your setup. You ought to think about guiding, seem to have what it takes. How much longer do you think this bite will last? May stop by on my way to Tampa.
Glad you enjoyed the report man! & not a problem, always happy to help out a fellow fisherman.

Guiding would be awesome, but I'd have to steal Josh's boat or buy my own, because I'm not sure how many people would pay me to help them catch bulls from Sykes bridge. ;) For real though, guiding sounds like my ideal career. I love passing knowledge & tips that I've acquired through experience on to others & seeing people around me, whether they're my friends or just fellow fishermen, get excited over catching fish.

& the bite is only going to get better from here. Throughout most of the end of February/beginning of March all the way through the middle of April/beginning of May, the bulls will be thick in the lights at the bridges. Sight fishing is the name of the game during that time. It's my favorite time of year!
 
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