Springer failure requires respite...

T
The Nothing
Seeking respite from my epic springer failure, I needed something new. What better than to head to my favorite lil spot and do some gator plunkin?

What a WONDERFUL idea that turned out to be. Feeling bad about my failures quickly turned around when I had the first sturgeon on the line. I was feeling even better with the second and third...

I gave up after landing #10. I went 10 for 12 on the day. The other two on the bank - and I've NEVER had anyone else on this bank before - were likely getting p!$$ed. One shaker between the two of them before I left. I didn't get pics of them all, because, well, I got tired of it. I'm sure the couple of people here that follow me on Twitter were also getting tired of it...

Here are the first four I caught and photo'd

850am, 30 minutes in the water...
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30 minutes later...
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15 minutes later...
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35 minutes after that lil shake... (1030ish)
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10:45 lost
11:20 lost
after that, it was shaker city...
Noon shaker
12:15 shaker
12:20 shaker
12:35 shaker
12:40 shaker
12:50 shaker

I called it good after that. I wanted to keep going, but the shaker city was getting tiring, and all i had left for bait was sandshrimp, which I had been using since the last one I had lost. I needed to get out of there. Landed 10 out of 12, the other two bankers were getting p!$$ed i'm sure. Boats were leaving and had been slow for them much of the morning. Only saw 4 landed...

this was definitely the respite i required. hopefully i can keep some of this confidence going and finally find myself a springer!!!

in case you're wondering, yes, i bought a powerball ticket on my way home...
 
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S
SNDSLGR
Jeez, now I am really kicking myself for not hooking up with you last week. Nice work! (jelous)

Was your bait different or are you just that good? lol
 
F
fishndad
The Nothing said:
Seeking respite from my epic springer failure, I needed something new. What better than to head to my favorite lil spot and do some gator plunkin?

What a WONDERFUL idea that turned out to be. Feeling bad about my failures quickly turned around when I had the first sturgeon on the line. I was feeling even better with the second and third...

I gave up after landing #10. I went 10 for 12 on the day. The other two on the bank - and I've NEVER had anyone else on this bank before - were likely getting pissed. One shaker between the two of them before I left. I didn't get pics of them all, because, well, I got tired of it. I'm sure the couple of people here that follow me on Twitter were also getting tired of it...

Here are the first four I caught and photo'd
what is this thing you refer to as a shaker? im not use to slang terms lol
850am, 30 minutes in the water...
3430172034 23c706589d o

30 minutes later...
3430172064 594d2247e2 o

15 minutes later...
3430172090 f773fb4ca1 o

35 minutes after that lil shake... (1030ish)
3430172116 8b8f5b91d9 o

10:45 lost
11:20 lost
after that, it was shaker city...
Noon shaker
12:15 shaker
12:20 shaker
12:35 shaker
12:40 shaker
12:50 shaker

I called it good after that. I wanted to keep going, but the shaker city was getting tiring, and all i had left for bait was sandshrimp, which I had been using since the last one I had lost. I needed to get out of there. Landed 10 out of 12, the other two bankers were getting pissed i'm sure. Boats were leaving and had been slow for them much of the morning. Only saw 4 landed...

this was definitely the respite i required. hopefully i can keep some of this confidence going and finally find myself a springer!!!

in case you're wondering, yes, i bought a powerball ticket on my way home...

what is this thing you refer to as a shaker? im not use to slang terms for sturgeon yet lol
 
J
joemomma
A shaker is a fish to small to keep, then there is keeper, then oversize! Those are some fattys, they look somewhat close!
 
M
mainman
nice

nice

nicley done sir, I have had some luck latley only one keeper out of 7 but its still fun. Where did you manage to catch all these guys?
 
T
tnffishman
what were you using for bait?:think:
 
T
tnffishman
and were any keepers?
 
T
The Nothing
yes
3 photos are of legals
half the fish were caught on sandshrimp
the rest on a common frozen baitfish
 

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