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Spring Creek 10-14-2020

PostPosted: October 15th, 2020, 7:28 pm
by TheReelPapaSquat
Father in law and I launched from Spring Creek yesterday around 9am. We had a low tide at 7, so we enjoyed an extra cup of coffee and took our time heading out. The weather was beautiful. The wind was just enough to create a nice ripple on the water. We fished the rising tide with plenty of water in the creeks and around the bars. He was throwing soft plastics in a myriad of color combos with and without a thunder. I was fishing live shrimp under a Cajun thunder. I had a couple lady fish strike, jump, and sling the hook, but it was quiet until almost noon. Just us moving from home to hole, bar to bar. Finally, a double header. Two reds, just made the cut and were promptly invited to our next fry. Then, all quiet. We moved out to 4 and then 6 foot of water. No sooner had we stopped we saw a couple HUGE fish slamming bait behind the boat. I couldn't tell what they were, but line started screaming off my reel. After a minute or so my line went slack. I reeled in my cajun thunder that was completely destroyed. It was bent and mangled. Whatever took it, had engulfed and crushed it. As we marveled at this situation, father in laws reel screamed as something nearly ripped the rod out of his hands. The fight was on. Give and take. As he brought it slowly to the boat we saw the culprits. Big reds. He landed a 36 inch redfish. I made sure to completely revive it beside the boat and it thanked me with a splash in the face by its massive tail as it swam away. We caught a couple short trout after that, but the bite was very slow. We headed back in around 2:30. Great weather, but still waiting on the fall cool down. Great day for sure.

Re: Spring Creek 10-14-2020

PostPosted: October 16th, 2020, 8:24 am
by Big Tim
Nice! Big bulls will make your heart race on light tackle. Hope to be down in a couple of weeks and land some trout and reds. If possible and I am still there Halloween Saturday I may try offshore for a snapper. This report just fires me up more.

Re: Spring Creek 10-14-2020

PostPosted: October 16th, 2020, 9:23 am
by kenfly
Nice report!! Those bull reds are always a blast!


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Re: Spring Creek 10-14-2020

PostPosted: October 16th, 2020, 10:56 am
by Redbelly
A good day! What was the water color? We went out of ecofina tuesday and it was black coffee over to rock island

Re: Spring Creek 10-14-2020

PostPosted: October 16th, 2020, 1:07 pm
by ropeman
Great report! I plan to go out tomorrow. Hopefully all the way to Rock Island.

Re: Spring Creek 10-14-2020

PostPosted: October 16th, 2020, 8:21 pm
by TheReelPapaSquat
Redbelly wrote:A good day! What was the water color? We went out of ecofina tuesday and it was black coffee over to rock island

The water seemed to be clearer than previous in some spots. We did run into some floating grass deeper and had to move in some.

Re: Spring Creek 10-14-2020

PostPosted: October 16th, 2020, 8:22 pm
by TheReelPapaSquat
ropeman wrote:Great report! I plan to go out tomorrow. Hopefully all the way to Rock Island.

Good luck, hope y'all tear um up