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    For some on the beds and I found some today. Iím a few feet off the ground right now, havenít even unhooked the boat yet. Rain is forecast for tomorrow so I figured I better git now. I looked long and hard in places that have shown well in the past but it was pretty disappointing. About 9 or so I found a few and got to listen to 3 gators do the deep rumble back and forth to one another for about 10 minutes. Ultra cool, a barely audible super deep rumble. A few minutes later this guy was seen behind me and the other two were in front
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    I didnít want to be any closer and guessed him at around ten feet. That show was over and I did catch these two which lifted my spirits. Itís hard when you go looking and find nothing.Name:  3FCE846E-7AEB-436A-B41A-119541CA8E5C.jpg
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    Now after 10:30 I wanted to try an area that used to be my favorite go to spot but has left me without so far this year. I think I found out why today. As I pulled in there was pontoon boats parked on top of where my fish used to be last year, and they never left. So much for that. Moved on around a corner pitching my hand ties that have good history. Pitched up under a tree and got the tic and lifted from the wrist. That was all it took, the drag started talking. All I could do was head for open water and try to get a handle on whatever didnít want his picture taken. That done, I began a little pressure on him and he jumped and then thrashed around on the surface. Probably about a minute but it seemed like much more and I got him boatside and gave him the thumb while welcoming him aboard. 14Ē LMB. Had some 8ís and 10ís lately but this one gave a good accounting of himself. Couple of pics and back to the pool, none the worse for wear.Name:  346500E9-67E8-455B-9CA1-490020BB12D7.jpg
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    The very next cast, I didnít get to move the jig a few inches and without a tic, the line moved sideways. Set the hook and hereís that drag music again. Now Iím smiling! I almost went home earlier and Iím SO glad I stayed now. Good bull Gill, one of many to follow. Successive casts produced as many fish. When I caught the bass I looked at my phone before I took the pic, just after 11. Hereís a few along with a trophy colored redbreast that crashed the party.Name:  DDB7C60F-0413-4632-BE94-13A0E6FE61B0.jpg
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    And a couple of pics reminiscent of Sonnys famous in the hand shots, I miss his presence here badly. Thought of you while taking these Jim.
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    At one point I got hung up and drifting in over the spot and figured that was the end. Not so. Caught 4 more after that though they had moved out a few feet. I havenít enjoyed a trip with the gills like this in a long time, and I said my thanks before I left. All went back to be played with another day, and I pray the pontoon crew leaves this spot alone. Thanks for coming with me, I sure enjoyed the trip. The Manatees that visited this morning was another bright spot in the day. If I can figure out how to post the video from my phone Iíll add it later. Thank You Lord for this wonderful day. Hope to see yíall soon, raise a hand and say hello. Til then...... Skeet
    Listen to your gut over all the other voices.
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    Nice mix of fish. And those dark purples! Stunning. Glad you had a good day.
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    Man Skeet, those are some chunky gills, don't see them that dark up here to often. And that redbreast is beautiful. Glad you got one of those days to remember, and better yet since they were on those good looking hand ties. Congrats!
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    Nice catches. That old Green Fish probably up there trying to eat the Gills. No Coppernose here, they are so pretty.
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    Congrats on a good trip. I am glad you got to listen to some drag singing music. Beautiful fish and pics!
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    Great looking fish.

    Regards
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    I wish we had Coppernose. Great job!
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    Nice share Tim...skinny fish'n = FAT fun!!

    Doug
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    Great outing and thanks for the ride along. The color on the nose of that last one was really nice. Send the gators over to the pontoons! LOL
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    Nice fish Skeet!
    We donít have copper nose here, not sure why.
    I too miss Sonnys pics of monster fish.


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