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    I made it down to the beach this weekend to fish the Hook Line & Paddle TJM tourney down in Wilmington. Fishing was good Friday & Saturday. Caught some nice drum and flounder and one monster trout. Got lucky enough to win the Grand Slam prize on Saturday with a 70.25" slam (Trout 27.5, Flounder 20.75, & Red 22).

    Bout had a heart attack when I saw that trout come up beside the boat. Looked like an angry serpent! Needed the trout to complete my slam as I had a red and flounder already. Missed the fish on the first swipe with the net and so glad I didn't knock the lure out of it's mouth. I wouldn't have slept for days and no one would've believed me cause I could tell it was a monster. Beat my pb trout by 2.5 inches. I would have won the Trout division also, but the rules allow only one prize per angler this year. Toba says that is the "Bob Clause" because last year he won red and slam and left with 2 yaks, so they changed the rules . I think it is a good rule change though. It's a charity tourney so spread the wealth. I could just as easily benefit from the rule next year.

    The slam prize this year was a Slayer Propel 13 along with paddle, trophy cup, cooler and a few other small items. Productive lures for reds & flounder were topwater and redfish magic spinnerbait. The monster trite was caught on MR27 mirrolure. Some pics from the weekend:



















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    Sounds like a great day on the water! I'm relatively new to North Carolina, I was wanting to know where you get info on kayak tournaments. I'm interested in getting in on the action.
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    This was an annual event put on by Hook Line and Paddle out of Wilmington. There are quite a few other events though this year. Check out NCKFA (http://nckfa.com/), Carolina Kayak Anglers on facebook, Queen City Kayak Bass Fishing, and Riverbassin website. That covers most of them I can think of off the top of my head. Still quite a few left this year.
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    Wow! Slayed em!
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    That's the biggest 22" red I've ever seen! I'm assuming those wet from day before / after. Would have made for a rediculous slam to have a 28" red in the mix too! Nice slam and congrats on the tourney win.
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    Thanks man, yeah, those bigger reds were from Friday. Needed a bit more water on Saturday to catch them in the same spot. Tide was just starting to come in good in the area when we had to leave to make weigh in.

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    Nice work. A buddy of mine was going for the same prize and had an off day. Several of the weekdays before he would have given up some stiff competition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steven.brewster View Post
    Nice work. A buddy of mine was going for the same prize and had an off day. Several of the weekdays before he would have given up some stiff competition.
    It was tough out there Saturday with the wind and low water. I was lucky to catch the ones I did. And very lucky with the trout!

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    I know the trout was citation but was the flounder as well?

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    I knew you could do it,good going. We all know you had fun
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    Awesome day!!! Congrats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by roostertail24 View Post
    I know the trout was citation but was the flounder as well?
    Nah, I think they have to be 5 lbs, which I think is typically in the 24" range.

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    Well Done...Sir...
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    Nicely done right there
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    Those are nice fish, and congrats on the win!
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