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ladybowhntr 04-28-2010 07:58 PM

My first Freshwater Redfish Trip
 
First off, I gotta give kudos where kudos are due.
Nate is a great guide, I came down from Wisconsin for my very first hog hunt to Nate's place 2 years ago, thanks to Kevin (Great White Hunter, from this and a couple othere sites)for the recommendation. Nate asks me, you want a couple hogs, and, of course I said yes sir that's what I'm here for. Well, within 15 minutes of the first two sits, I had a hog down. My thoughts, Dang, Nate this was quick and gee seems so easy!!!! I have since had several hogs that have humbled me greatly. They are not easy.
Then, a couple weeks ago, I want to bowfish Tilapias. Never bowfished for them. Nate(who I've not seen since the hog hunt) again asks me, so you want some Tilapias, huh? I again said yessir!!! Well by golly, we were on Tilapieas like flies on s***!!!!!
Then comes to today, which we planned the day the tilapia hunt ended, to go for some more tilapias and fish for redfish, which I have never fished before.
So, I set my alarm for 3am, get up, running a bit late thinking oh crap, we're gonna miss the shad(for bait), but I got there with 7 minutes to spare!!!!
We get to the dock and Nate has 1 net already in when I get back from parking the truck and trailer. Within 2 more nets we're headed for the redfish. Daylight has barely begun to show it's face.
Within 5 minutes of my rod in the water I've got my first redfish!!!!! And within 2-3 minutes it's in the boat and a keeper!!!! Cool beans!!!!!
15 minutes later I have my 2nd on and in the boat!!!!! YeeeeHaaaa!!!!! Nate gave great instructions and apparently I listened just as well. By 9:05am we had our limit plus a couple, 4 I think that were undersized.
Here is a good rep of the 6 we limited out with, also the size of the ones that we couldn't keep and stringer to follow. (I apologize now Nate for cutting you off!!!!)
http://i641.photobucket.com/albums/u...0100427_15.jpg
http://i641.photobucket.com/albums/u...0100427_14.jpg
http://i641.photobucket.com/albums/u...0100427_17.jpg
Then we went bowfishing for Tilapias and it was a bit slow and we missed a few, but we did boat 4. Nate Brained a snake as well. That was cool to watch. I was sure he arrowed it from the way it was flipping and turning, but it righted itsself just like a drunk might with it's tongue hanging out and you could just about see the stars floating around it's head like in a cartoon!!!!
The haul for the day:
http://i641.photobucket.com/albums/u...0100427_26.jpg
It was a great day fishing and shooting.
Nate is a great guide, teacher and friend.

PS. Rick, Cheri and kiddos: Nate says hello and get your buns on down to Texas for a hunt!!!!!!

Bow Drawn 04-29-2010 09:32 AM

Now that's a great day on the water. Not everyday is that good. Congrats!!

With Nate around you don't have to buy your meat at the grocery. :rolleyes:;)


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