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25" or 26" fish on a topdog jr. I was fishing a bay near Sneads Ferry and could see them busting bait. I caught another 23" fish just a few casts later and these two fish probably just changed my life haha. What a rush watching that head show up as they go in for the hit.

I also caught what I think is a pampano? I threw it back because I wasn't sure the size limit and now that I am home, I can see there isn't a size limit for pomps.








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Nice man! Still looking for mine!
 

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Congrats on the first of many to come. It is a life changer. That's a small jack crevalle. You did the right thing throwing it back you don't want to eat them
I thought it might be a small one.

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Nice! was that a Battle combo you were catching them on?
 

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I love those Battle reels! I picked up a 2500 combo at the NRS after Christmas sale!
 

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Your fishing life has forever changed. Nice fish!

I got my first top water red a couple weeks ago and knew that I'd have a top pup or skitter walk tied on or within close reach. Last Friday was overcast and I figured it give it a try. The first one snapped the treble hook after a good fight. The second one I got to the boat after a few good runs and went for my net. He still had some energy left and ran straight under my kayak and snapped my rod. I was able to land him and he went 25". I managed one more at 25" then called it a day.

Nice work!
 

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I got my first top water red a couple weeks ago and knew that I'd have a top pup or skitter walk tied on or within close reach. Last Friday was overcast and I figured it give it a try. The first one snapped the treble hook after a good fight. The second one I got to the boat after a few good runs and went for my net. He still had some energy left and ran straight under my kayak and snapped my rod. I was able to land him and he went 25". I managed one more at 25" then called it a day.

Nice work!
Oh man...expensive but worth it!
 

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I love those Battle reels! I picked up a 2500 combo at the NRS after Christmas sale!

I really like mine even though I am a rookie and wouldn't know the difference anyway. I am going to invest in a better rod for casting a long ways but I will probably get another battle reel.
 

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That's an awesome first man. Save that pic of your daughter holding that fish. Your gonna look back one day and just smile and remember. I release everything but flounder but that's a nice plated pic.
 
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