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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 11:44 pm 
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Ran into an old friend and met a new one at a local launch spot today. We fished the incoming tide and caught a variety of fish. I was slinging Gulps and caught multiple slams, a legal Spanish Mackerel, and a huge Jack. I caught more Trout than any of the other species.


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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 11:45 pm 
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Another Slam...


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 12:00 am 
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The lure...


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 1:08 pm 
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Nice slams mudfish! I know it was a steamer outside yesterday. How did the fish respond to the weather? How did you work your lures?


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 3:26 pm 
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Knarnn wrote:
Nice slams mudfish! I know it was a steamer outside yesterday. How did the fish respond to the weather? How did you work your lures?

Thanks!

There was a lot of bait and surface activity.

I use as little weight as possible, just enough to get the lure to the bottom, usually 1/8 oz, then bounce the lure back at a moderate pace. I cast to all the usual targets and fan-cast the open areas.

Good Luck!

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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 8:46 am 
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Nice report! Im starting to see more trout as well with the water heating up.

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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 9:57 am 
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Thanks!

Forgot to mention...
If anyone finds my EGO net in a popular Jax creek, I'd like to get it back. I netted a huge Jack to retrieve my lure, and the head of the net separated from the handle and the Jack swam down with it. Three of us searched, but it never resurfaced. It did not come unscrewed, the threaded part pulled out of the handle. Apparently, the rivet did not go through far enough to secure the threaded lug. It is a clear rubber net on a black hoop with a bright red float. Please PM me if you happen to find it. Thanks!

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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 2:56 pm 
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Mudfish....Very sorry that you lost your EGO....no fisherman as good as you are should ever lose their ego..it is well earned!! LOL!!! Sorry, had to.....

Nice results of you last trip tho.....and pretty unusual to catch a Spanish mack from a kayak around here, and I just checked my Fish ID book and I have caught them from powerboats and my kayaks...but not many!!

The book also says they are good smoked, and I wondered if you took it home to your grill....if so, how did it taste??
Thanks again for your reports and pix.....John


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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 10:51 pm 
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JohnYaksJax wrote:
Mudfish....Very sorry that you lost your EGO....no fisherman as good as you are should ever lose their ego..it is well earned!! LOL!!! Sorry, had to.....

Nice results of you last trip tho.....and pretty unusual to catch a Spanish mack from a kayak around here, and I just checked my Fish ID book and I have caught them from powerboats and my kayaks...but not many!!

The book also says they are good smoked, and I wondered if you took it home to your grill....if so, how did it taste??
Thanks again for your reports and pix.....John

Thanks, John!
I bled the Spanish Mack soon after I put it in my cooler. When I got home I filleted it, then we seasoned it and baked it skin side down for 6-8 minutes. Very white and mild tasting fillets.

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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 8:00 am 
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Nice fishing!

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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 9:56 pm 
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Jim....Good to know they are edible and that Fishing ID book said they were if you prepared them properly!!
Take care and I hope to be back on the water soon!!!
John


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