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    Default Traipsing Down the Pig (TR)



    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xv5ZYUryq-A&feature=player_embedded]YouTube - Guy Clark - Texas Cookin'[/ame]

    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.

    The aftermath-



    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.

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    I'd rather hunt fish than bait deer any day.

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    Default Re: Traipsing Down the Pig (TR)

    Cliff: Looks like you got into a nasty situation, at least everything turned out OK and you got into some nice fish for the effort!

    Larry

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    Default Re: Traipsing Down the Pig (TR)

    Wow Cliff! I was stuck in the mud while fishing once...and must admit I panicked for a while...it's for sure a nasty situation.Beautiful fish you caught

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    Compared to my swim in the Jersey Surf back when, it was nothing, really.

    It was weird though- I've waded salt marsh mud many times, and even if you sink in mid-thigh deep, you eventually hit firm stuff. That wasn't the case here at all.
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    I'd rather hunt fish than bait deer any day.

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    Don't you hate it when that happens?

    But definitely worth it for those Reds!

    Cheers,
    Jim

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    Nice fish. That first picture of the Red with the fly in it's mouth, and the fly line drapped across it's body is classic. It's frameable.
    First Reds that I've seen pictures or otherwise.

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    Thanks Cliff for the great pickin tunes. Nothing can compare to some South Texas cookin. Spent many a summer on the farm in Robstown/Violet. And at the house on S.Padre Island way before the condo's.
    Nice Reds. Gotta hate the muck it can suck you down like quick sand. And hell to clean off. This Summer we had a Gal get stuck on the high incoming and drown. 6+' high tide.Sad event. Thats why I fish from the flats skiff. What was the Fly of choice? The Borski Slider in a Olive or Tan has been the go to here lately.

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    Nice fish Cliff.
    When you fell and got back up, did you look around to see if anyone saw you?
    Hey, I meant to do that!
    Life is not like a bowl of cherries. It's more like a jar of ghost peppers. What you eat today might burn your ass tomorrow...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie View Post
    Nice fish. That first picture of the Red with the fly in it's mouth, and the fly line drapped across it's body is classic. It's frameable.
    First Reds that I've seen pictures or otherwise.
    Funny you mention that. I've been playing with a photo editing site here lately that does a pretty good job of converting a photo to a "painting" very easily-



    Mojo, I was pretty well out there by myself, so being seen wasn't a concern. Not getting stuck in quicksand when I'm wading wet in 50 degree weather was top of mind.
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    Sweet Cliff. What is the program to do paintings?

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