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Went out today about 4:30 and launched at the foot of the3- mile bridge on Gulf Breeze Side. Water was so smooth I just dropped my trolling motor and crusied along the bridge. Caught bunch of trout on 4"Gulp. ABout 7:00 I tried a double leader with no weight and 2-live shrimp on Tru turn hooks, just threw it out and floated it. BAM!! Red fish slammed it and the fight began, I think it took me about 10-15 minutes to get it in. This was my first, and I was very excited! Awsome fighting fish, can't wait to go again!
 

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Congratulations man..that's awesome that you got your first Red. I'm glad it was a good size one too. I got a guy hooked up on his first bull a few weeks ago and I wouldnt be surprised if he wet his pants from excitement. Go get some more and post some more pics.
 

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vspivey (11/29/2007)I forgot my stick, but I think it was 17-18". I should have kept it.
Not if you didn't know the exact measurment.:nonono I was thinking it looked like in the range of 27"-29" Close to the slot but just out. Still a nice fish for your first red. Just wait till you get that 44 incher on some light tackle.
 
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