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We had a really fun morning, caught about twenty reds and as many trout. Some of the trout were really nice ones.
 

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Yes sir, greenbacks (scaled sardines). Just about all the reds were in the slot, a couple over and a couple under. All the trout were over 18", most well over. We kept a couple of reds and a handful of trout. Had a bunch of white trout too.
 
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Yes sir, greenbacks (scaled sardines). Just about all the reds were in the slot, a couple over and a couple under. All the trout were over 18", most well over. We kept a couple of reds and a handful of trout. Had a bunch of white trout too.



Ok you talking LY's or Spanish sardines?
 

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Call 'em greenbacks, whitebait or pilchards, the proper name is scaled sardines (Harengula jaguana). I call 'em the absolute best all around inshore bait. A live well full of them normally equals a cooler full of fish.
 
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Sounds like a njce day on the water. Do you chum up the white bait on the flats to throw the net? What size were the baits?
Yes sir, I grind all my own chum and just use pogies (menhaden) ground pretty fine. I see a lot of folks use fish food and other stuff for chumming but the pogies are free and work very well for me. When I'm grinding, I'll freeze up a a bunch of half full sandwich bags just for whitebait and thread fins. A 12' Barracuda bait net seals the deal. The baits were pretty good size, probably 4-5 inches, bigger than I like for flounder, but just right for trout and reds.
 

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Nice work! What body of water were you in? I've been stocking the freezer with ars the last month, have no clue where to start looking for the trout again.
 

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Sounds like a njce day on the water. Do you chum up the white bait on the flats to throw the net? What size were the baits?
Yes sir, I grind all my own chum and just use pogies (menhaden) ground pretty fine. I see a lot of folks use fish food and other stuff for chumming but the pogies are free and work very well for me. When I'm grinding, I'll freeze up a a bunch of half full sandwich bags just for whitebait and thread fins. A 12' Barracuda bait net seals the deal. The baits were pretty good size, probably 4-5 inches, bigger than I like for flounder, but just right for trout and reds.
thank you sir for the info. one more question. what mesh size? 3/8”?
 

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That's correct.
 
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