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Old 05-18-2012, 08:29 AM
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Default 28 inch red in the rain

The tide was running a little higher than predicted so I knew that there was a possiblity of catching fish on a wading flat.....of course it was raining with a lot of lightning. I got home and got ready and waited for the lightning to settle down a bit. About 7pm the lightning finally started to calm down a bit so I went ahead and went out. I only had about 30 minutes before high and I decided to try a new flat that I had found but never fished. I picked it because it was close to the road and shelter if the lightning became an issue again.

I walke around the flat looking, it was raining and the wind was blowing pretty good. I walked all the way down to one end, and had turned around to head back. I got about 1/2 way back when I thought I saw a tail about 50 yards away. I hurried over and after watching for a good bit saw the tail again and gave it a cast. It ended up being a 28 inch red. I caught it on my LC Fiddler pattern. The pictures are not the greatest, but in my defense it was raining good and the lens must have fogged up some.

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Old 05-18-2012, 10:30 AM
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Man that thing has some shoulders. My best was a 29'' and it wasn't near as thick as that one.Nice.I have fish envy.
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Old 05-18-2012, 04:44 PM
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Lynn,
It is almost shocking how much bigger a redfish gets when he gets past 25 inches. They get so much deeper and thicker, even the difference between a 24 and 25 inch fish can be drastic.

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Old 05-24-2012, 04:51 PM
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My wife and I vacation in Emerald Isle, N.C. and I tend to go down near the "point", and cast from the dock at the park in hopes of hooking a redfish..........there are lots of oyster shells around and grass on the shoreline......but I have yet to see any tailing reds.....maybe I need to charter a guide in order to cover more area........your thoughts would be greatly appreciated....Thanks in advance for your advice........
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Old 05-27-2012, 03:30 PM
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They tipically tail here on what we call high tide flats, these are flats that only flood on tides typically starting at around 7.4 feet at the Savannah River mouth. I am not sure what the tides are like in NC, but I know that they fish for tailing reds there.....you will need to look for shallow bays, flats, etc. I am not sure if they have areas of hard bottomed flats where you can wade like we do here...
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:32 AM
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Ok....I understand....I have been fishing deeper holes that lead up to grassy areas, but these stay covered with water. I need to change locations...thanks for the info!!!
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