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Old 02-03-2009, 01:03 AM
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A Buddy and I set out on a brisk winter morning to tame the wily Texas Red Drum. This beast is known for being both wily as a panther, or dumb as a drunk baboon, depending on the day. We took the advice of a local bushman and arrived early on a spot full of large specks. These southern Squeteagues acted just about like supermodels: they made mens mouths hang open, but wouldn't eat the expertly prepared delicacies placed right in front of their face.

We gave up on them shortly and made a run across some glass calm water in hopes of finding hungry fish.
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Spooking a few as we went
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The masterful eyes of the Monkeybrain combined with the casting luck of BigCliff enabled a quick hook up with a healthy specimen
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A sharp hook attached us to a worthy adversary, and an array of tactics were brought to bear while subduing the quarry

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And the beast was subdued and preserved for posterity

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Some locals arrived in a obnoxiously loud craft and then piled out as though they were clowns exiting a Volkswagen. They would wade no more than 50 yards at a time, and then wanted another ride in the fish spooking buggy.

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A few more were boated that day

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And the Captain of my craft showed me how close he likes to ride to a truly massive ship. A porpoise made the additional splash off the bow.

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A few more were boated the next day
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A picturesque sunset served as a fitting coda for a fine jaunt o'er the flats

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In closing,

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