Girl Power and Limits of Black Drum

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Girl Power and Limits of Black Drum

Post by Mudfish » Sun Oct 11, 2015 9:14 pm

Got my 17 year old daughter out on the water today for some more Black Drum action. She out-fished me as she usually does. But, we both hit our limit of Black Drum fairly quickly, catching a few Redfish in-between, and then it was catch and release the rest of the day. Lots of action, we caught quite a few fish. She lost a monster Black Drum that waved its broom-sized tail at her about three feet from the bow of her kayak, and then it broke off. Awesome weather and some great father and daughter time.
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Re: Girl Power and Limits of Black Drum

Post by RLend » Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:11 am

Great report on some quality family time Jim. Everyone was smiling except the fish. Nice job rounding them up as usual.
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Re: Girl Power and Limits of Black Drum

Post by Chris » Mon Oct 12, 2015 11:53 am

Great report and excellent fish. Your write ups on black drum have got me motivated to target them. If only I could get on the water!

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Post by fishingfanatic » Mon Oct 12, 2015 12:31 pm

Great work
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Re: Girl Power and Limits of Black Drum

Post by keastman » Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:03 pm

I'm hungry. I wish my daughter still like fishing. Looks like a good time with her.

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Re: Girl Power and Limits of Black Drum

Post by JohnYaksJax » Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:54 pm

Jim...I see that cute little girl of yours that I have fished with a few time has GROWN UP....into a beautiful young lady!! Please tell her I said Hello....

Looks like you have those black drum (and reds) targeted right now....great fun and great eating also!! :cheers: :cheers:

Please keep your fishing reports coming....great pix and fishing tips too!!
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Re: Girl Power and Limits of Black Drum

Post by Sheepherder » Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:14 pm

WTG Jim, nice bunch of fish and the smile on your daughters face is priceless :thumbright:
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Re: Girl Power and Limits of Black Drum

Post by Clark » Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:29 pm

Looks like a great day. :thumbright: Good company, good fishing, and the makings of a couple of fish fries. :cheers: Good for you Jim.
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Re: Girl Power and Limits of Black Drum

Post by Mudfish » Mon Oct 12, 2015 11:09 pm

Thanks everyone. She's an excellent fisherman and a pleasure to fish with, and can be quite competitive. She's got the Black Drum dialed-in and knows how to "watch" for the bite as well as feel the bite. She knows to bait her hook with a "piece" of shrimp and not a whole shrimp, and that she won't always feel them bite, so she watches for any twitch or sudden slackness in her line, and also lets her reel's drag do its job. She immediately jumped out ahead of me with catches, and it stayed that way all day!

We cruised down the creek looking for a nice sharp bend or a decent drop-off, and then we staked-out to wait for the tide to rise a little more. We immediately started catching small Black Drum and small Redfish, so we knew we were in a good spot. Just like the previous three weekends in different areas, as the tide rolled in and the water got deeper, the Black Drum got bigger. We had to move several times to stay on the school, but had lots of action the entire day. Will try it again at a different spot next weekend.
JohnYaksJax wrote:Jim...I see that cute little girl of yours that I have fished with a few time has GROWN UP....into a beautiful young lady!! Please tell her I said Hello....
Thanks John! Sarah said "Hi!".
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Re: Girl Power and Limits of Black Drum

Post by YakGroupie » Thu Oct 22, 2015 4:05 pm

Wow Jim! She's so grown up! Still beautiful and still reeling them in! Way to go Sarah!
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Post by pijije » Fri Oct 23, 2015 10:11 pm

Awesome!

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Post by JohnYaksJax » Sat Oct 24, 2015 5:00 pm

Mudfish.....Just happened to look up at that Gallery of pix that scrolls across the page....and saw THIS ONE:

http://www.jaxkayakfishing.com/cpg132/d ... &pos=-1042

Almost six years to the day and "photographic evidence" that Sarah has grown up!!!
Tell her "Hi" from me please.....thx....John

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Re: Girl Power and Limits of Black Drum

Post by Mudfish » Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:28 pm

YakGroupie wrote:Wow Jim! She's so grown up! Still beautiful and still reeling them in! Way to go Sarah!
JohnYaksJax wrote:Mudfish.....Just happened to look up at that Gallery of pix that scrolls across the page....and saw THIS ONE:
http://www.jaxkayakfishing.com/cpg132/d ... &pos=-1042
Almost six years to the day and "photographic evidence" that Sarah has grown up!!!
Tell her "Hi" from me please.....thx....John
Thanks!
Yep, she's all grown up now and still loves to kayak fish... and she's still outsmarting those Black Drum.
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