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This was a little Rat Red that Nathan - my 7 year old son - caught. He was as excited by this as many are about the Bull Reds we catch from time to time.

October 27th - David and Johnathan

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This was one of the larger ones on the day. Johnathan caught this 42" - Almost pulled him in - but with patience and perserverance (and alot of line and good drag) he landed him
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Even though most of my day was filled with making sure David and Johnathan had all they needed, I was able to catch a couple of Red's. This was one of the three I landed.
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Here was another one David caught.
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On three different occasions, Johnathan and David had double hook ups!
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This was one of the six that Johnathan caught. I think the Red was almost as big as him! He really had to fight hard to get them in! By the way - he did really outfish his dad!
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Took my brother, David Redd and his son, Johnathan for their first Bull Red Run on October 27th, 2004. Final count was David - 6 nice Reds; Johnathan 6 nice Reds and a 4 ft. Shark. All Reds were between 38'' and 42" long. All were released to fight another day. This was one David caught.

October 25th - Fishing Trip

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My day was jinxed from the start. I hooked up with 5 Reds before I boated this one. The first one pulled out after his first run. The second and third Reds broke the line - it was then I noticed I had a crack in the top eye of the rod I was fishing with - it frayed my line terribly. That rod was put away for the day. The fourth Red I hooked up with ripped drag like crazy - he brushed up against the bouy pole - and SNAP! Finally, I hooked this 41" Red and released him to fight another day. I did catch a big big Stingray - tried to take a pic - but didn't turn out well. Also - caught two hermit crabs. (See Lynn - told you I would own up to it!)
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Dewey caught a nice Red. On the day he caught 2 nice ones.
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Lynn Benefield, Dewey Walls and I took a Red Fishing Trip Monday, October 25th. Finally - after 3 or 4 Trips - Lynn caught a Big Red. Amazing! He is a Flounder Pounder by nature - and called Red's "Bay Carp" - but he had a great time!

October 21st - Fishing Trip

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This was the last Red for the day - She was in the 39" range. All in all a good day fishing - 13 or 14 Reds - 1 Tarpon (2 jumps and gone) - several large gaftop - and one fish still running strong. All landed fish were returned to fight another day.
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This was the largest Red of the day - She was about 44-45" long - Notice how fat she was. I assume it was a Female - she did not "drum" as the males usually do.
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This was one of the smaller ones we caught. He was 34" long.
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Here is anothe one Dewey caught that day.
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Dewey caught this beautiful Red. Each side had 7 black marks him. It was really unusual.
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Here was Dewey and one of the Reds he caught. I think he had a hug on this one - it was pretty choppy at the end of the Jetties.
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The first Bull Red I hooked slipped off right at the boat. This was the second of seven or eight for the day. I lost two with line breaks - and was almost spooled by something before it broke off - best guess was a Jack Carvell.
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Here is the first Bull Red Dewey caught on our October 21st fishing trip. During the day, Dewey caught 6 (I think) - but the highlight of the day was when he hooked about a 4 ft Tarpon. Two nice jumps - and it broke off - but man what a sight!
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I caught two Reds on Monday, October 11th. This was the largest - not quite 40". The smalled one was about 34" and had teeth marks on him - starting mid body to his tail. The only thing we could figure was that at some point he had been attached either by a Shark or a dolphin.
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Here is the 40" Red that Dr. Barksdale caught. It was relaesed to fight another day.
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Here is Dr. Barksdale fighting the 40" Red he caught. He was using the Shiman 4000fa Reel with 12 lbs test ling and a Shimano Stimula Rod.
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Monday, October 11th - Dr. Jim Barksdale - a lifelong friend of mine - caught two nice reds. One was 36" and the other was 40". Both were caught on live croaker and were released to fight another day.