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PawPaw "gene"
11-10-2008, 09:49 PM
My daughter stole away yesterday to try our luck and lucky were we. We left them biting when we couldn't stand the gnats anymore. Now mind you, they weren't biting us, they got to be a pain in the eyes and ears and nose. We were actually choking on them by breathing them in. Well here are a couple of pictures Misty took before we fileted them up.

40 specs
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff295/PawPawgene/DSC_0176.jpg

1 flounder
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff295/PawPawgene/DSC_0177.jpg

one guy with a coonskin hat. (pete, does that make me a coonie)
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff295/PawPawgene/DSC_0175.jpg

We had a grand time and hope to do many more.

"gene"

Joshuasoileau
11-10-2008, 09:56 PM
lake decade?

PawPaw "gene"
11-10-2008, 10:01 PM
Yep, you guessed it, north bank between Minors canal and Liners canal.
"gene"

shadow
11-10-2008, 10:31 PM
Nice mess there Gene! What were yall using for bait? Thanks for the pictures.:D

LouisianaFishNut
11-10-2008, 10:32 PM
That's a good looking catch Gene!! Bet that coonskin cap will keep the ears warm!

jlaughlin72
11-11-2008, 12:41 AM
PPG, Congrats on the catch, I bet yall did have a blast catching them, THanks for the post/pics.

Gregd
11-11-2008, 08:41 AM
NICE CATCH !!! Making great memories .

The gnats can be BAD!!!. I have left big trout, every cast, just could not handle the gnats.

Gene when I first saw the photos I thought you had a "FRO" :eek:

(I had forgot about the "salt water" section of the forum.)

PawPaw "gene"
11-11-2008, 11:25 AM
Dwayne we caught these on Berkley Power Baits (soft swim baits with hooks already rigged) chartreuse and one that had a blue back. The blue one did slightly better.

LFN that is the purpose of the hat, to keep my ears warm. It does a great job. Many years ago I used to trap the swamps around my house and sell the furs to a local buyer. Because of the high quality pelts I was providing him with, he gave me a troopers style coonskin hat made in Germany with Louisiana coon skins. He said that the hat was worth way over 100 dollars and believe me when it's cold out side, I would agree with him wholeheartedly. Its great for boat riding. Well my Lab liked it as well. In fact she liked it so much she ate it. I've replaced it with a lower quality hat but it still works great.

Greg, my hat (hair do) does draw a lot of attention. In fact as we were unloading the fish from the boat a lady passing on the street stopped, looked real hard, rolled down her window and said "hey, I really like your hat". Its a good conversation starter. I have an older daughter that as a kid used to refuse to go anywhere with me when I wore it.
To her it wasn't cool.
"gene"

spec2ring
11-11-2008, 11:41 AM
that sounds like a great day, good job gene and company

LSUguy
11-11-2008, 06:08 PM
Great looking catch. Nice hat too...

sneakypete
11-12-2008, 09:55 AM
Paw Paw Gene -
That is definitely a cool hat, though I'm not sure it quallifies you as a "coonie". :D Those are also some fine specks. How many boats did you have to compete with to catch 'em?
Gotta start carrying along a little bottle of Skin-So-Soft - it's getting on that time of the year!
Pete

PawPaw "gene"
11-12-2008, 11:04 AM
Pete the gnats were thicker than the boats. Actually there were only 4 boats in sight and only one of those was close enough to see what we were catching. We did have some SSS on perhaps that's why they weren't biting, but that did not stop them from crawling all over us.
"gene"

blufloyd
11-16-2008, 09:02 AM
I love Du'ing the Du. Down to the coast end of week for the week. Might just Du it.

sneakypete
11-16-2008, 10:58 AM
Hey Paw Paw Gene!
Bet there weren't any gnats out around Dularge yesterday! Probably not any today!
Probably not any fly fishermen, either!
Go Saints!:p
Pete

PawPaw "gene"
11-16-2008, 04:18 PM
Pete you're probably right. I would to think that the wind blew those little suckers all the way to Mexico and there they will stay forever.

Perch Jerker35
11-18-2008, 04:20 PM
Man oh Man, what a catch!