11-15-2010, 09:20 AM
Traipsing Down the Pig (TR)
I'm sure you're all familiar with the film "Running Down the Man"
Yesterday I enjoyed a much less exotic and athletic outing.
A buddy told me he knew of a sure-fire spot for wintertime redfishing, and I decided to ignore the forecast of rain and thunderstorms and head to the salt.
The spot was a deepish small bay, that tends to have most of the fish around the outer edges, so I got to walk the bank looking for wakes, tails, etc.
He warned me about getting across a creek inlet, but wrongly assumed I knew how to deal with it.
After getting 8' off the bank, I ended up having to heave rod and reel into the grass from whence I came, and crawl my fat a$$ back out on all fours.
Turns out you need to get further away from the mouth of such creeks.
Glad I crossed it though, because the hot spot was on the far side of it.
Caught this one fairly quick-
And then I hooked the pig.
My fancy new Evo LT finally got a workout, and I saw at least thirty yards of backing. Turns out pigs fight hard.
Only 30.5", but that's a porker.