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Old 04-10-2013, 10:12 PM
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well i know ive been posting lots of reports but the weather has been great and the stripe, smallies, and LM are really moving so today while filling my cooler with stripe i saw a dark figure in front of me coming out of the main channel and circling the flats i was wading. i cast ahead and started stripping the clouser in. then the line goes tight and my reel started singing like i was into a bonefish!! crank the drag down and start wearing the fish down. i honestly thought i had a trophy stripe.....well it was a gill hooked buffalo LOL! still fun on a 6wt. and really let me know that i can handle a big stripe


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Old 04-10-2013, 10:14 PM
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That took a while to land!

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Old 04-10-2013, 10:41 PM
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yes it did!! my Allen reel worked flawless on stopping his quick runs...which i thought would NEVER end
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Buffalo are awesome...I wish I could fish for them out here.
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:58 AM
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Wow, I bet that big guy put up a heck of a battle, congrats and keep the trip reports coming we all enjoy seeing what you are catching!
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:43 AM
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thanks guys! we've been blessed with some beautiful weather here lately and i take my lunch break on the water...which is 5 min. from my job
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:00 AM
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Never heard of a buffalo fish; unless I'm making a fool of myself and that's actually a nick name

Nice catch at any rate!
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i see lots of buffalo in the creeks up here, but man they are dang near impossible to get to eat. we usually just poke em with the rod tip and move on.
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With a 6 wt., man you were busy with that brute.
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cool looking fish...looks like a freshwater goliath grouper to me
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