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    Finally! May 19, 2016!! Three was the charm as the first two blew up but missed.

    The forecast called for clouds building in the afternoon. They did as we launched at 345pm under mostly cloudy conditions. Wind forecast was for East at 10. It was...pretty good topwater conditions. Tide was rising and we headed out to a marsh creek and had some small blues badgering our topwaters.

    Made the move to a big flat. Still not finding them. Had some bigger blues interested, but bluefish were not our quarry. Then at 530, right on cue with the Solunar Table...I saw one! a more beautiful sight I haven't seen in way too long. Working a Spartina grass line a few minutes later with renewed enthusiasm, KABOOSH!!! Lure disappears, 8' MHF Rod loads up, fish heads straight for me but comes unbuttoned at the bow. I'm ecstatic. The adrenilon is pumpin. Keep movin, working the grass lines. Dragged the Top Dog Jr across a point KABOOSH! Another cement block explodes and kills the quiet. Missed! I'm giggling like a school girl. God I Love Topwater. Target a 10' break in the grass line with current. KABLOOSH!!! The red/white plug disappears, drag starts squealin, it's on! Stout fish, strong. Made two powerful runs then had her boat side. Slipped the net under her and hoist her on the bow. Quick measurement, 28". Quick pix, then revive her to watch her swim off
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    GO BUCKEYES!

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    Great report, felt like I was on the boat ready to cast my plug next. ...... ICM
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    Yeah, somebody finally caught a Top Water Red. Thanks for the report!
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    Sounds like a blast to me. Nice job who's next?
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    Man, that's some great posting right there. I needed that this morning, birdman! Love those cement block explosions on topwater!!
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    congrats! great fish and thanks for the story! I tried yesterday but apparently left too soon! I came off the water around 2 just as the clouds and tide were coming in.....saw/spooked lots but no takers.....
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    congrats on the post award too!
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    This report has me itching to throw topwater this weekend
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    That's a hoss! Nice job.
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    Harold was up next. First topwater Red & our only Red today. A touch short of 27".
    Did manage our first inshore boat slam. Trout, Red, 2 short Flounders, 2 Blues, 4 lizards ..... ICM
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    ICM, you have me itching to be down there. . . .

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    Way to go Birdman! That is a pretty red you got there!
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    Matt (Red X Angler)~ 2013 Hewes Redfisher 18, 115HP Yamaha 4 stroke, Ice Blue

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    Woooo.....great report

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