Nice Slam

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Nice Slam

Post by Clark » Wed Nov 04, 2015 4:03 pm

I fished a different area today and had really good luck. I caught a bunch of reds, trout and a handful of flounder. The biggest red was 36 inches. The biggest trout was 25 inches. The biggest flounder was 17 inches. The big red about got the best of me. I had paddled up a small creek to catch some mullet for bait. I got out on a sandbar, threw a line out, put the rod in a rod holder, and went looking for bait. A couple of minutes later I looked back at my kayak and noticed the rod was bent over. By the time I ran back to get the rod, almost all of the line was gone. Only a few turns were on the spool. I ran down the sandbar to gain some line and landed him. :lol: The fish today were caught on live mullet and Slayer paddletails.
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Re: Nice Slam

Post by MagNastyEC » Wed Nov 04, 2015 4:11 pm

Very nice. You caught some beautiful fish today! Congrats!!
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Re: Nice Slam

Post by islandspeed2001 » Wed Nov 04, 2015 4:20 pm

Looks like a great day Clark. I went out but had to return before I got started due to some outside issues. Very disappointed I couldn't stay and fish. Will probably go tomorrow.
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Post by SuaSponte » Wed Nov 04, 2015 5:07 pm

Clark Im putting a tracker on your kayak next time I see you. I will find your fishing holes.
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Re: Nice Slam

Post by Fish & Paddle » Wed Nov 04, 2015 6:03 pm

Congrats, Clark! You could win the Classic slam with those fish!
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Re: Nice Slam

Post by 67197mlk » Wed Nov 04, 2015 6:28 pm

How did you rig your mullet? Ive been getting a dozen or so before i hit the water but next to nothing is taking them. I free lined one yesterday for an hour or so. He was just hanging out, no big deal.... tried cut mullet and i think only the crabs were interested. Live shrimp was on fire though, but the cost of those vs. caught mullet is more affordable. Thanks in advance. Great job out there!!
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Re: Nice Slam

Post by JohnYaksJax » Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:22 pm

Clark.....Congrats on that 78" Slam that would win MANY a Tourney....GREAT catching my friend!!

Great pix too and thx for posting!!
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Re: Nice Slam

Post by Sheepherder » Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:31 pm

I see your still barefoot and not into the insulated boots yet LOL, Brrrr its just around the corner bud.
Plan "A" here it is, you ready? A quick trip to a special place and bingo big bull Red then paddle fast out of there, load up which you do in about 5 mints flat LOL and back to this place in the pic back in the water in about uhhhh 40 mints tops and it's a DONE DEAL. Think you need to reconsider in May :D LOL.

All seriousness WTG :thumbleft: great catching.
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Re: Nice Slam

Post by Mudfish » Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:41 pm

Congrats Clark! Very nice catches.
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Re: Nice Slam

Post by Clark » Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:25 pm

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Thank you. It was a very good day.
islandspeed2001 wrote:Looks like a great day Clark. I went out but had to return before I got started due to some outside issues. Very disappointed I couldn't stay and fish. Will probably go tomorrow.
Yes, go tomorrow. I have fished three different places in the past week, and the fish have really been biting. :thumbright:
SuaSponte wrote:Clark Im putting a tracker on your kayak next time I see you. I will find your fishing holes.
That's funny :lol: Sua, the fish have really been hitting live mullet. Until we have some cold weather and they leave, they are your best bet. Failing that, the Slayer paddle tails[pearl with chartreuse tail] have worked well.


Fish & Paddle wrote:Congrats, Clark! You could win the Classic slam with those fish!
Thanks, but I am not much for tournaments :lol:
67197mlk wrote:How did you rig your mullet? Ive been getting a dozen or so before i hit the water but next to nothing is taking them. I free lined one yesterday for an hour or so. He was just hanging out, no big deal.... tried cut mullet and i think only the crabs were interested. Live shrimp was on fire though, but the cost of those vs. caught mullet is more affordable. Thanks in advance. Great job out there!!

About 24 inches of 20lb fluorocarbon for a leader. Usually a #3/0 Eagle Claw circle hook. Short piece of 40 lb mono for the sinker. and two stainless swivels.
Sheepherder wrote:I see your still barefoot and not into the insulated boots yet LOL, Brrrr its just around the corner bud.
Plan "A" here it is, you ready? A quick trip to a special place and bingo big bull Red then paddle fast out of there, load up which you do in about 5 mints flat LOL and back to this place in the pic back in the water in about uhhhh 40 mints tops and it's a DONE DEAL. Think you need to reconsider in May :D LOL.

All seriousness WTG :thumbleft: great catching.
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Mudfish wrote:Congrats Clark! Very nice catches.
Thanks Jim. Much appreciated.
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Re: Nice Slam

Post by Clark » Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:28 pm

67197mlk asked about the rig. Here is a picture.
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Re: Nice Slam

Post by Clark » Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:35 pm

JohnYaksJax wrote:Clark.....Congrats on that 78" Slam that would win MANY a Tourney....GREAT catching my friend!!

Great pix too and thx for posting!!
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Thank you John

78 inches would win a lot of tournaments, but the pressure of doing it on a tournament day versus doing it on a casual day of fishing is what separates me from people like Eddie, Craig, Ryan, and Tim. I am not in that league. :lol:
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Re: Nice Slam

Post by 67197mlk » Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:59 pm

Clark wrote:67197mlk asked about the rig. Here is a picture.
Thanks Clark. I appreciate the response. I am going to take my 9yo fishing wednesday to my new super secret spot and put her on her first fish. I will give that rig a try while I am helping her wrangle some reds on shrimp. It will be a good rig to "set it and forget it".
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Re: Nice Slam

Post by ChippyDiesel » Fri Nov 06, 2015 2:18 pm

Looks like a helk of a day Clark! Nice fish

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Re: Nice Slam

Post by garyfishes » Fri Nov 06, 2015 5:34 pm

You had a Great Day. Considered entering on 321?

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