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Hit up Topsail Island yesterday for some direly needed salt air and drumming. Met up with Dennis at the boat ramp and off we go. I had a few locations in mind that in the past had held a few reds and flounder. Water was murkier than normal but we still fished. Finally caught a small short flounder and saw one in the shallows about keeper size, but he didn't want to play.

Baitfish everywhere, menhaden along the ICW and boat ramps and loads and loads and loads of finger mullet. Fish are fat and healthy for sure.

Fished for another hour an nothing, then saw something busting bait. Headed that way with the trolling motor, about half way there I saw bait busting close. I cast and bam, fish on and started pulling drag. Ended up being a nice Jack, got off at the net. Nice sized one too.

Pulled on out and eased to another grass bed and saw bait busting again. Cast in and fish on....this time it screamed. Nice 26 inch red on the line and in the cooler. Nice school of reds now to pull a few more out.



Shortly after Dennis had his drag screaming. Nice 24 incher in the cooler. We caught several more slot size reds and the action slowed down.


All fish were caught at high tide at high noon. We were using ZMan PogyZ and Diezel MinnowZ in Pinfish color.

On our last stop along the ICW we saw this Pirate Ship. It had small children on board Argggggin and having fun. A little while later here comes another one down the ICW. They put on a show.....both boats were having a war and banging and argggggggging going on. Looked like fun and I know the kids were having a blast.
 

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Hey Scott~ What kind of jig heads were you using with those Zman baits? Brand and size? They are so tough, that I keep trying different brands trying to find one that works best!
 

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I can use 1 bait out of a pack and fish a week on it, that leaves 4 baits in a package for the next 4 trips. Unless I just happen to have a break off or get hung up. Pro Cure is just pure Fish Crack, they have to have it.

I have been using the Blue Water Candy jighead.. I use 1/8 for trout and 1/4 to get deeper if I need to. I like to keep it as light as possible.
 

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I can use 1 bait out of a pack and fish a week on it, that leaves 4 baits in a package for the next 4 trips. Unless I just happen to have a break off or get hung up. Pro Cure is just pure Fish Crack, they have to have it.

I have been using the Blue Water Candy jighead.. I use 1/8 for trout and 1/4 to get deeper if I need to. I like to keep it as light as possible.
Thanks man! next time I'm down there, I'll have to stop in your shop and spend some money!
 

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Congrats....thanks for the report....we're u south TI?.
 

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Way to go Scott Glad you got on some fish and congratulations on the blog award. You will have to take a black hat and eye patch with you next time so that you can join in on the fun

Darrell
 

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Didn't know you had a tackle shop pls send me a PM with the address. My brother is comming out to fish and we like to buy local when we head to the coast. if we're in the area we will stop in.
 

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I tell my wife if my diabetes takes a leg, I am gonna go rogue pirate, 100%. Fortunately I am under great control, but.....
 
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