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#1 swamphntr

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 06:27 AM

Got an email yesterday from a fishing guide friend. Been waiting on this report.
Giant Red Drum are in the surf! Wanna go?

Here is a pic of a giant drum caught by a previous client of Rick's http://rlhiott.home.att.net/

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Think I'll be going to Charleston in the next couple of days! Hopefully my mug can be a featured shot on his site before long :pray: This is one of the fish that drew me to the Carolinas to begin with and while I have caught some reds I have never hung anything like this.

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 07:44 AM

Wowser that is a big dog. I'd love to play that game once with that size red. Good luck.
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Posted 30 September 2009 - 09:50 AM

Scheduled to go out 8 am Wed morning. I cant wait!

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 10:46 AM

Yep! That's a Good'n!

Big reds are very very strong and will really fight hard.
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Posted 30 September 2009 - 06:01 PM

Yep! That's a Good'n!

Big reds are very very strong and will really fight hard.


I havent ever hung a big one but boy do I remember driving my Carolina blue f 150 over the sandy beaches of the outer banks surf pretending. I think back in those days we drank more beer than fished. It was all about the campfires and Carolina girls back then.

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 11:44 AM

Scheduled to go out 8 am Wed morning. I cant wait!


I'm thinking the cool snap we had shut things down. Did you do any good?
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Posted 02 October 2009 - 04:20 PM

I'm thinking the cool snap we had shut things down. Did you do any good?


I could have gone yesterday but decided to hold off until Wed this coming week. Rick took his wife and a buddy out instead and they boated 8 the largest 40 inches. So apparently the cold snap didn't shut em down as of yesterday. I havent heard what they did today yet. Hopefully the good fishing for the big ones will continue through middle of next week !

Here is the post he left me on another forum LOL

Man,,,,, John *****Thats me***** is gonna be ######!!!!Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha.

Long story short,,,I took the wife and a buddy of mine that works at Sea//Tow out fishing today.
I tried a few new spots and the last one we went to paid off.
We ended up with eight red drum, with the largest one at 40 inches long.
The fish were caught on menhaden and mullet.

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 05:17 AM

Thanks John!

Here is another fish I thought yall would like...

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 08:27 AM

Hey Rick, glad to see you here! Ahhh yeah if I could catch one of each of those and a six pack of cold beers followed by a low country boil.......Id have died and gone to heaven. LMAO

Looking forward to Wednesday Captain. Heading out this afternoon to look at some pigs and get a better idea of where you and that pistol need to be in a couple weeks. Dave's got a client coming in tomorrow to bowhunt so he will be out scouting all week short of Wednesday when we come see you.

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 08:35 AM

Heading out this afternoon to look at some pigs and get a better idea of where you and that pistol need to be in a couple weeks. Dave's got a client coming in tomorrow to bowhunt so he will be out scouting all week short of Wednesday when we come see you.


OOOOOps gotta update that. Apparently Dave is scouting crossbow in hand. He just called me after missing a 250 ish boar at 17 yards. River cane deflection was the excuse. LOL He is still in sight of seven and proceeding on with the stalk. Good news is he hasn't been there for twenty minutes and the hogs are piled in on one of our favorite areas.

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 09:05 AM

SWEET!!!
Im sure you feel better when you know where they are at this early in the season....

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 10:55 AM

SWEET!!!
Im sure you feel better when you know where they are at this early in the season....


So much of where they will be depends on the natural food sources and water. It is usually pretty easy to confirm the food sources and water. After several seasons of hunting that area its really just a matter of going in and checking for fresh activity sign. If its there, its game on, if it isn't you check other known feeding/wallowing/bedding areas. One things for certain, they are always there somewhere! Never takes me too long to catch up with them. In fact i think I may catch up to one this afternoon with a muzzy and bring pulled pork sandwhiches for our fishing trip lunch.! LOL

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 06:21 PM

That sounds like a winner!

,,,,like I said, I hope the weather holds out for us.

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 06:59 PM

That sounds like a winner!

,,,,like I said, I hope the weather holds out for us.


I hope the weather holds out for you guys too.
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Posted 03 October 2009 - 08:13 PM

I hope the weather holds out for you guys too.


I'll sure keep you posted Leo. Wont be too much longer and you and I are going to have to get together and share a day afield fishing or hunting. One things for sure here in SC we have a very wide variety of opportunity.




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