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One fish, two fish, Redfish! 2 years 3 weeks ago #31579

  • Dave44
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This trip started with NOT fishing for 6 days and just driving me bonkers!

My 15 yr old son was excited for once about yakking thru the wind to get down on some fish.

Did something new......brought one cerveza and a fish cooler just in case a celebration was in order. Well they worked except for drinking a beer in a yak in 2 ft seas! ;-[]-

Bait shop had medium shrimp and no pinfish so we did without! Was being lazy not wanting to throw the net.

Setup on flats just outside CRB where we had caught some small trout before. First cast, BAM! small trout, 14.75". I swear! UGH oh well.

Second cast, BAM.....a 10" trout. Okay I see how this will be going now!

Then I proceed to catch what seemed like 49 catfish (probably just 3-4 but I now have nightmares about that head bobbing motion they do to your rod tip).

Caught another 15 or so trout mixed in with catfish, bait is running low so asked Son to throw two more baits and we'll move on. Then his line starts screaming! No rod tip bumping. We got ourselves a fish here I thought!

See (hopefully) enclosed video and pics.

Caught another 24" redfish myself and Son landed another small one.

Conditions weren't good, bait was whatever, but man this trip reminded me how special fishing and time with my Son is. He had a blast and I can't get enough of seeing him happy.

Make sure you never pass up the chance to take a kid fishing! Make sure we all cherish those moments because it sure is what life was meant for.

tights lines!


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and the circle of life!


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Video of first redfish:

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Re: One fish, two fish, Redfish! 2 years 3 weeks ago #31581

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That's great man! The fillets look tasty!
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Re: One fish, two fish, Redfish! 2 years 3 weeks ago #31582

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Great report man! Can't wait till my son is old enough to start taking him out.
If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles. -Doug Larson
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