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#11952575 - 11/26/16 06:48 PM Surprises Come On Slabs
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Registered: 03/26/15
Posts: 2309
Loc: Jack County
Slabbing for Stripers this morning, I was sure I had a sure enough good one on. After boating the fish, it was this little jewel below. Those things can flat out peel drag and fight. 18.27 lbs of fun!


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#11952672 - 11/26/16 08:04 PM Re: Surprises Come On Slabs [Re: TCK73]
Cat finder Offline
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Registered: 03/14/15
Posts: 337
Loc: Dallas, Texas
Reel nice one!
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#11952719 - 11/26/16 08:39 PM Re: Surprises Come On Slabs [Re: TCK73]
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Registered: 07/12/10
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Loc: Universal City Tx.
Bet the fight was AWESOME! boxing
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#11952774 - 11/26/16 09:28 PM Re: Surprises Come On Slabs [Re: TCK73]
Wildman of the navidad Offline
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Registered: 11/11/16
Posts: 483
Loc: San Antonio tx
What were u using as bait just curious ive heard of people catching them on live shad in the Colorado river fair in the mouth hookups
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#11952930 - 11/27/16 06:17 AM Re: Surprises Come On Slabs [Re: Wildman of the navidad]
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Registered: 03/26/15
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Loc: Jack County
Just a silver Cordell Slab. I missed it once, very light bite, the second time, I set the hook and it felt like I was hung up. Then the fight began. It wasn't like catching a striper where they hit and run, this fish just sat there until I pulled real hard on it.
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#11952943 - 11/27/16 06:53 AM Re: Surprises Come On Slabs [Re: TCK73]
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Registered: 07/03/11
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Loc: San Antonio TX
Nice surprise. hooked

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#11953057 - 11/27/16 09:00 AM Re: Surprises Come On Slabs [Re: TCK73]
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Registered: 02/06/07
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Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Nice catch.

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#11953358 - 11/27/16 12:51 PM Re: Surprises Come On Slabs [Re: TCK73]
Wildman of the navidad Offline
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Registered: 11/11/16
Posts: 483
Loc: San Antonio tx
Awesome
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#11964497 - 12/03/16 04:53 PM Re: Surprises Come On Slabs [Re: TCK73]
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Registered: 12/25/15
Posts: 174
Nice!!! They do pull like a freight train.

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#11981633 - 12/13/16 09:03 AM Re: Surprises Come On Slabs [Re: TCK73]
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Registered: 10/27/10
Posts: 2205
Loc: Round Rock Tx
nice fish but you gripping the lip like that will just rip its mouth apart. please be more careful next time the way these fish feed could you can end up causing damage for it just to die off. it could be the same as gut hooking and pulling out the hook
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#11988429 - 12/16/16 06:48 PM Re: Surprises Come On Slabs [Re: SOCALCARPER]
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Registered: 03/26/15
Posts: 2309
Loc: Jack County
Don't worry, I was gentle when I filleted it for catfish bait.
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#11989921 - 12/17/16 05:02 PM Re: Surprises Come On Slabs [Re: Wildman of the navidad]
Fishwfly Offline
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Registered: 06/07/14
Posts: 477
Loc: Texas, USA
Originally Posted By: Wildman of the navidad
What were u using as bait just curious ive heard of people catching them on live shad in the Colorado river fair in the mouth hookups
Based on my own experience, as well as reading others, I believe shad are a good bait for buffalo. Hardest part is that everything else loves shad too. Lol.

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#11990055 - 12/17/16 06:16 PM Re: Surprises Come On Slabs [Re: TCK73]
Wildman of the navidad Offline
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Registered: 11/11/16
Posts: 483
Loc: San Antonio tx
Lol fishwfly anything that will take a shad from my hook will eat just fine lol buff goo cat bass "eating all contenders"
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#12015788 - 01/02/17 09:42 AM Re: Surprises Come On Slabs [Re: TCK73]
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Registered: 01/05/13
Posts: 552
Loc: Bedrock.
Love to battle those things.

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#12015963 - 01/02/17 11:30 AM Re: Surprises Come On Slabs [Re: Scoundrel]
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Registered: 04/01/10
Posts: 606
Loc: DFW Metromess
I caught a 20+ lbr 5-6 years ago, while crappie fishing a brushpile. Figured it was a big flathead catfish & played it for 20-30 min. Fun fight but was rather disappointed when it finally surfaced. mad
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