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#2912193 - 08/18/12 04:57 PM A pretty good morning with the Rockfish
Dbllunger
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My 14 year old son and myself hit the water this morning before daylight for our run to our favorite Rockfish waters. I never fish Saturdays and was a little aprehensive knowing there would be lots of other people on the water and I really dont like fishing in crowds. I had to wait on two other people just to launch my boat which has never happened to me in this place before. Luckily, they weren't heading to the same spot I was and we started with the place to ourselves. Started slow with just a few lookers but I switched to my gold Redfin (had been using bone colored) and just as I see a boat coming into view, I hookup with the 28 pounder pictured here. It was 3 guys drifting live shad. They were right behind my son with the camera drifting by as this pic was being taken. I was getting the serious stink eye as they went by and I was releasing it back into the water. My son waved and asked how they were doing and they just kind of looked at him like he was crazy. Some folks just ain't friendly I guess. Anyway, I managed to put 5 fish total in the boat weighing 28, 17, 12, 12, 9 lbs respectively. Unfortunately my son didn't hook up today. He is coming along and has caught some fish but today wasn't his day. Riding back to the ramp we passed probably 6-7 boats all drifting shad. Im sure fishing that way is fun but I find it hard to believe it could be more exciting than cranking shallow running redfin lures and watching the fish attack it on the surface. Love these big Rockfish!

28lbs


17lbs
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#2912297 - 08/18/12 07:32 PM Re: A pretty good morning with the Rockfish [Re: Dbllunger]
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My goodness you are Killin em!!!! I have spent a fortune in gas money this summer lookin for em!!!! Blindfold me and take me with you!! I'll pay for trip!!! Lol, serious tho! Awesome fish!!!!!
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#2912474 - 08/18/12 09:46 PM Re: A pretty good morning with the Rockfish [Re: Mudbone]
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Sounds like a blast
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#2912740 - 08/19/12 09:58 AM Re: A pretty good morning with the Rockfish [Re: bass56]
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awesome, guess I won't get to go anymore with my boat being out of commission
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#2912958 - 08/19/12 03:09 PM Re: A pretty good morning with the Rockfish [Re: easy45]
Happy Birthday CATCHDAWG
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Very nice! Gonna try to go later in the week, haven't been able to go in bout a month...
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#2912995 - 08/19/12 03:51 PM Re: A pretty good morning with the Rockfish [Re: CATCHDAWG]
sure shot
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nice !!
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#2913042 - 08/19/12 05:18 PM Re: A pretty good morning with the Rockfish [Re: sure shot]
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Awesome!
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#2913062 - 08/19/12 05:38 PM Re: A pretty good morning with the Rockfish [Re: Football Hunter]
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Great fish!
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#2913816 - 08/20/12 10:04 AM Re: A pretty good morning with the Rockfish [Re: trappertn]
MidTennFisher
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All these striper pics are driving me insane. I can't wait to buy some redfins and take striper fishing seriously in the Caney when I move back to Cookeville. 4 more days and hopefully I'll find them. I've only caught a couple smaller ones drifting swimbaits below OHD. I want the rush of a 10+ pounder while wading in the Caney!
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#2913849 - 08/20/12 10:36 AM Re: A pretty good morning with the Rockfish [Re: MidTennFisher]
Dbllunger
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That is certainly where you will find the big ones. Good luck!
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