Kastmaster Reds in the surf 10-22-17
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    Default Kastmaster Reds in the surf 10-22-17

    A tad late but I wanted to share. Finally made a trip out to a local uninhabited barrier island here in southern NC. My brother was down for a visit and we were up for some adventuring. We loaded the kayaks and hit the surf at sunrise. My brother was soaking bait and I was slinging a gold 1oz kastmaster on my trout rod. Never been much of a metal guy but having heard lots of good things I figured it was worth a go. Caught a bunch of small blues close to where we were set up and decided to take a long walk. After some serious walking and casting I found a nice deep hole right against the beach and bam! FISH ON! After a quick battle I had a slot red flopping on the sand. A few more casts and I had another. I was super pumped as this was the first time I'd had success with reds of any size on an open sand beach. I decided to run back and grab my brother and see if I couldn't put him on one. We got back to the spot and after a few casts, BAM! He was hooked up but as fate would have it, Mr. Red spit his Hopkin's and that was that. I got 1 more red and after that, they seemed to have split with the last of the ebbing tide. I switched to gulp and got a few flounder. The water was so clear you could see the flatties come up and grab the jig. Between that and watching the hooked up drum run back and forth in the clear blue green...man, life sure can be awesome. My bro will be back this weekend and I sincerely hope there is a big drum out there with his name on it.

    Thanks for reading,

    Bart Gelesh

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    Nice work Bart. Light tackle reds out of the surf is about as good as it gets & the good ole Kastmaster is still a producer.

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    All hail the mighty kastmaster! Great job guys! I've converted quite a few to they powers! LOL

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    Kastmasters, Hopkins in small 1/2 to 3/4 oz. are go to lures for local winter surf Reds.
    In Hatteras we throw bigger profile from 2.5 to 4 oz. ..... ICM
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    Awesome report! Thanks for sharing
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    I think that's the lightest red I've ever seen, pretty fish! Nice job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quest4reds View Post
    I think that's the lightest red I've ever seen, pretty fish! Nice job.
    I caught one a couple of years back that looked like an albino. Pic below. Amazing the variations of fish color and markings in a species.

    Great job at one of my favorite surf locales!
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    Those that stay in the surf stay light colored. Those that venture into the back waters take on the more golden coloration. Fish take on the coloration of their environment.. ie light colors in the clear surf.
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    What Scott said. Jaws patrols that surf zone & it pays to blend in with that sandy bottom. No defense against Flipper. He's got sonar.
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