500th Bull Red - September 26th, 2007

We needed just 9 more Bull Reds to break the 500 mark on our Bull Red Blog Counter and we were hoping that today was the day we would hit the mark.

We have the privilege of taking Clyde Benzenhoefer from Arizona out today for some Bull Red action. Clyde is a good friend of Dewey Jr, so we all headed out to see if we could put him on his biggest Red ever. We arrived to a downpour at the Boat Ramp, but looking on radar, it seemed that if we waited about 30 minutes, we could head out to the Jetty.

Once we made it there, it was pretty constant action throughout the morning. There was one Storm Cell that came through dumping an estimated inch to inch-and-a-half of rain on us, but Dewey Sr stayed pretty dry under the awning. You can see by the picture, he wouldn't make room for me. (laughing)

On the day we caught 17 Bull Reds and lost several more due to some faulty line on one of the reels and an episode of tangled lines when we had a triple going.

The big 500 was caught by none other than the Silver Haired Hard Head Champion of the World, Dewey Walls Sr! It is pretty amazing when you realize I caught my first Bull Red just 3 years ago, we have now boated over 500 Bull Reds in the past 36 months! It is always a blast to take people out and put them on their first Bull! They are spoiled for life! God has been good to me to provide Dewey Jr and Sr that have allowed me to fish beside them!

We fished in one spot along the Jetty the entire time, fishing a tepid, then outgoing tide. Don't know the water temp, but the clarity was fair. We fished Shad, Mullet and Whiting on the bottom. The most effective was the whiting when you could catch it.

Final count for the day: 17 Bull Reds, Several Black Tip and Bonnet Head Shark, 1 Hammer Head Shark and a few whiting and hard heads.The 500th Bull Red on the Bull Red Blog Counter! Mr. Dewey Walls Sr!

Thanks for going with us Clyde! It was a great joy to have you on the boat! Come back, and we will head out again!

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