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    Default Kicking off the spring!

    Made my yearly trip out with NCPIERMAN and man all I can say is epic! I'll let the numbers and pics speak for themselves:

    25 drum for me, probably 50 between the 3 of us.

    0 fish less then 20"

    3 overslots caught by me that Tim tagged and released

    3 TOPWATER drum. (a first for me and an absolute adrenaline rush!)

    1 personal best drum, then another, then another, and another. Upped my PB from 24 to 28.25 inches.

    1 flounder that Tim caught.

    1 really really bad sunburn!

    1 beautiful fishing day that I will never forget!

    A few great stories from today. I had a reel handle snap and had to fight the 25" drum in by turning the bale by hand, while he pulled drag. Definitely a fight I will never forget! I caught my first fish before Tim even had time to set his stakeout poles and turn the video camera on. We had several doubles and at times it was a fish a cast. We tried topwater and found out that they were hungry, which lead to my first topwater drum. I lost the first one I hooked because the explosion scared me so much I about fell in the water. Absolutely an amazing fish species. There were several times that a whole school of drum would chance and bounce the lure back and forth, all the way up to the bank. I'm hooked on saltwater topwater now. There goes my summer!

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    I strongly encourage anyone who is interested to book a trip with Tim! Extremely knowledgeable and he has never failed to put me on the fish.


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    Wow what a great day on the water!
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    GO BUCKEYES!

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    Great day! Well done! good weather, good fishing, good company, Thanks for sharing.

    Now for the shad search on Saturday, they better lookout your on fire.

    Darrell
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    Fantastic catches!!!! Not only that, but you were in the company of a very nice man.
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    Congrats on a fine day!

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    Way to go man. Sounds like you guys wore them out. Did you keep one for the grill?

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    Fantastic day for you Swampin. Glad you guys found'em.
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    WOW thats some great fishing. Were you fishing in NC?
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    Nice day of fishing, don't worry. Top water only getting better and better.

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    I did keep one, 26 3/4" and I was in NC near jacksonville. Definitely an amazing day, and I followed it up by catching my first white shad today!
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    Good job man! Way to get into them!
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    good deal on the white, I have only shad fished once and they were all Hickorys.

    Darrell
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    was A pleasure to fish with you again and it was better than last time for sure a few more fish this time but definetly better quality fish for sure alot fo first seconds and 3rds for you but the best was the handle snapping and videoing you reel it in by turning the spool
    thanks for the kind words everyone look forward to fishing with you again some time cody

    red x angler and tarheelflyflinger for life -red drum its not an obssesion but a passion

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    Did you sat topwater! Great day of catching..... ICM
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    My wife keeps saying I don't listen to her .... or something like that.

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    Tim actually has a video on his facebook of the fish blowing up on my topwater and me reeling it in. Maybe he can post it?
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