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So lately I've been getting skunked or have just had little success this year with my trout fishing, we've caught a few but have just not able to get consistent bite. I've also never been able to catch a trout on a mirrolure, which I know is probably one of the best lures for them. So this past Monday my Dad and I decided to go fishing with someone that would be able to shed some light on what we've been doing wrong, and help us do less fishing and more catching. THE BREADMAN!! The Forecast looked pretty iffy with that strong cold front that was supposed to be coming through Monday evening, but Allen stayed in touch with me during the days leading up to it and we made a decision Sunday night to try our luck. Needless to say, I'm so freakin' glad we did.

So as we pulled up to our first spot, Allen hands us both a rod with a MR-17 and tells us to be ready. It was only a few minutes before "Fish ON" and I was hauling a beautiful 25 inch HAWG into the net. Not only was it my first trout on a MirrOlure, it was also my first citation trout weighing 5lbs 6oz! From that point on we absolutely killed em'. About an hour later my Dad also lands a pig over 24 inches for citation number 2! I lost count after probably 30 and we ended up culling out several 18 and 19 inch fish by the end of the day and kept a very hefty limit of fish. Oh and we also caught a dozen drum and kept two fat 24 inchers! I still can't believe the day we had.

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Allen is a great captain and a really cool guy to go fishing with. I really learned a lot about targeting trout in NC and got one heck of a lesson on the ol' MR-17. I highly recommend him to anyone who may be missing a few things with their technique, or if you just want to go catch some really nice fish. I'll be going back in the summer to learn some more.
 

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Allen is a great guide and teacher. A friend of mine and myself had the pleasure of fishing with him in September. The bite was tough that day, but Allen worked hard and we finished up with a nice bag of fish. All he wanted was to "make it happen" for us. We fished a full day from 7:00AM to 7:00PM and he never stopped looking for fish. We finally gave out and asked to go in. I have fished with several good guides, but never with one who was more willing to share his knowledge and worked harder for his party to succeed.
 

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So lately I've been getting skunked or have just had little success this year with my trout fishing, we've caught a few but have just not able to get consistent bite. I've also never been able to catch a trout on a mirrolure, which I know is probably one of the best lures for them. So this past Monday my Dad and I decided to go fishing with someone that would be able to shed some light on what we've been doing wrong, and help us do less fishing and more catching. THE BREADMAN!! The Forecast looked pretty iffy with that strong cold front that was supposed to be coming through Monday evening, but Allen stayed in touch with me during the days leading up to it and we made a decision Sunday night to try our luck. Needless to say, I'm so freakin' glad we did.

So as we pulled up to our first spot, Allen hands us both a rod with a MR-17 and tells us to be ready. It was only a few minutes before "Fish ON" and I was hauling a beautiful 25 inch HAWG into the net. Not only was it my first trout on a MirrOlure, it was also my first citation trout weighing 5lbs 6oz! From that point on we absolutely killed em'. About an hour later my Dad also lands a pig over 24 inches for citation number 2! I lost count after probably 30 and we ended up culling out several 18 and 19 inch fish by the end of the day and kept a very hefty limit of fish. Oh and we also caught a dozen drum and kept two fat 24 inchers! I still can't believe the day we had.

Now THE PICS!

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Allen is a great captain and a really cool guy to go fishing with. I really learned a lot about targeting trout in NC and got one heck of a lesson on the ol' MR-17. I highly recommend him to anyone who may be missing a few things with their technique, or if you just want to go catch some really nice fish. I'll be going back in the summer to learn some more.
Don't let Allen fool you on them MR-17s. He just has the magic touch brother. I threw a mirrolure on my first trip with him and would throw in the area he just caught a fish and he'd switch sides of the boat and catch another and another, he had 8 fish in the boat before I got one. I finished off the day with a lot of trout and the mirrolure only produced 1 fish, a croaker barely bigger than the lure. I have had the same luck as you throwing the 500$ worth of them that fill several trays in my tackle bag. about two fish. lol. Although, after saturday I will be a lot more likely to start throwing them again.
 

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Allen is a great guide and teacher. A friend of mine and myself had the pleasure of fishing with him in September. The bite was tough that day, but Allen worked hard and we finished up with a nice bag of fish. All he wanted was to "make it happen" for us. We fished a full day from 7:00AM to 7:00PM and he never stopped looking for fish. We finally gave out and asked to go in. I have fished with several good guides, but never with one who was more willing to share his knowledge and worked harder for his party to succeed.
Can't agree more. I consider myself a "hardcore" fisherman and will usually be up for going when a lot of folks are not fishing, almost every day usually. At the end of my first trip with the Breadman he was not satisfied with the 20 trout we had caught and had what I think was almost a look of dissapointment on his face when I admitted defeat and asked to go back to the ramp instead of going to chase some reds. There is a reson his all day trips are a full two hours longer than all the other guides I've seen and I think it's just as much motivated by him giving you a good deal as it is his seemingly endless love of the sport.
 

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Don't let Allen fool you on them MR-17s. He just has the magic touch brother. I threw a mirrolure on my first trip with him and would throw in the area he just caught a fish and he'd switch sides of the boat and catch another and another, he had 8 fish in the boat before I got one. I finished off the day with a lot of trout and the mirrolure only produced 1 fish, a croaker barely bigger than the lure. I have had the same luck as you throwing the 500$ worth of them that fill several trays in my tackle bag. about two fish. lol. Although, after saturday I will be a lot more likely to start throwing them again.

Oh I believe you, I know that the hardest part for most people including myself is just finding the fish. Then we've gotta trick them into biting. You can really tell that Allen has an awesome ability at both. Even though I don't know all of his mirrolure tricks, he shed alot of light on how and what I was doing wrong. I also know that the weather that day made for an exceptional kinda bite that doesn't normally happen.

Nice slobs you caught this weekend too man, made mine look like a baby!
 
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