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#12009785 - 12/29/16 06:21 PM Nueces Sand Bass Run!
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It has begun! The white bass are thick in the Nueces River. Launch at 59 and catch limits down river. Or launch at airport and go up river and catch limits! Great time to get a quick limit for the freezer! 2 man limit caught in 3 hours on Wednesday.

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#12009815 - 12/29/16 06:40 PM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: Southtxangler22]
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That right there makes life way more fun.
Nice stringer






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#12009944 - 12/29/16 07:44 PM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: Southtxangler22]
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Awesome!!!! Great catch ! How is the river for yaks and boats?

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#12010067 - 12/29/16 08:51 PM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: Southtxangler22]
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Thanks for the report. Gonna head out there this weekend. What lures were working for y'all?

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#12010192 - 12/29/16 09:43 PM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: Southtxangler22]
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#12010704 - 12/30/16 09:05 AM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: Southtxangler22]
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If launching at 59, boats would be better bc that's where all the boats launch.. It's fairly narrow, but boats will be flying past.. Most kayaks launch at airport rd and just go north and fish the sand bars and are killing them up there too.. I trolled shad pattern crank baits. They dive from 2-5ft. Trolling down south of 59 worked best..

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#12012597 - 12/31/16 10:34 AM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: Southtxangler22]
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Nice haul. What time of day is best? Do I need to start at the crack of dawn?

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#12012791 - 12/31/16 12:58 PM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: Southtxangler22]
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Been out here since 7. Only 4 to show for it between 2 guys in 6 hours. Threw the kitchen sink at them.

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#12012826 - 12/31/16 01:21 PM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: Southtxangler22]
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Been fishing the river for 3 weekends in a row. White bass are staged at the mouth of the river and only just started to stage. I've trolled from the mouth to the 59 bridge, picked up a male here or there. Another 4 weeks and they will be thick, but not just yet. If u wanna find the fish luanch via the lake and troll the mouth. Limits can be found there, but its more miss then hit right now.

Friend of mine has been nailing the whites on the Guadalupe river, near the cyprus creek boat ramp, trolling shad raps. I am heading there this weekend!

http://texasfishingforum.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/12012868/Guadalupe_River#Post12012868


Edited by Alumacraft 14 (12/31/16 01:58 PM)

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#12013007 - 12/31/16 03:54 PM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: Alumacraft 14]
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I think that would be Rebecca Creek Boat Ramp # 11. It's about 5 miles upriver from the river mouth at the lake. Only ramp on the river. I'll be trying the mouth and a aways upriver tomorrow. FYI It's a good idea to have 4 wheel drive if you launch from that ramp.

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#12013045 - 12/31/16 04:17 PM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: Southtxangler22]
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Right now it's always going to be hit or miss as someone mentioned.
A lot of those fish you find early are pretty much resident fish that are not coming up river from the lake. They will follow the bait fish so if you can locate the bait balls you should be on the fish.
The cold fronts will slow them down and give them lock jaw as well.
It's early and the big spawning run is still several weeks away.
Your best bet is to troll until you find them and then either troll back and forth and try to stay with the school since they aren't heavily concentrated just yet.
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#12014765 - 01/01/17 04:49 PM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: Southtxangler22]
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We had a hard time caring fish on the Nueces casting... Even after limiting out, we tried casting the same areas and didn't have much luck. Everything we caught came from trolling... I know several guys that just have kayaks are limiting out way up river north of airport rd launch as well.. Guys casting at the boat ramps are catching too.. They are all over the river in the Nueces.

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#12017563 - 01/03/17 08:13 AM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: Southtxangler22]
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Happy Times are upon us. I just hope this year there are more etiquette at the air port boat ramp. And im putting this out there, but do not get your kayak ready at the boat ramp. Have it ready before you get there, so the ramps are not blocked
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#12017796 - 01/03/17 10:22 AM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: Southtxangler22]
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If you wait 4 weeks at the Nueces that just means more fish for us who have been catching already lol

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#12018431 - 01/03/17 03:59 PM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: wgpj]
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Originally Posted By: wgpj
I think that would be Rebecca Creek Boat Ramp # 11. It's about 5 miles upriver from the river mouth at the lake. Only ramp on the river. I'll be trying the mouth and a aways upriver tomorrow. FYI It's a good idea to have 4 wheel drive if you launch from that ramp.


Have fun with catching all the 10 to 12 inch male white bass you want.....I'll wait for the females to show up, oh yeah that will be bout another 3 weeks, lol

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#12018552 - 01/03/17 04:57 PM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: Alumacraft 14]
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Yea in the guad above canyon I'm not sure they have made it too far up river.. I'm still finding them with the striper on points. The Nueces always starts earlier. About half our stringer were females. Tons of males way up past the air port launch already. Some other guys on San Antonio forums are posting 5 man limits right now up and down the whole Nueces.

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#12018651 - 01/03/17 05:52 PM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: Josh Ray]
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Originally Posted By: Josh Ray
Happy Times are upon us. I just hope this year there are more etiquette at the air port boat ramp. And im putting this out there, but do not get your kayak ready at the boat ramp. Have it ready before you get there, so the ramps are not blocked


I had to wait on three kayakers last year that took over the ramp taking their time and taking over both ramps while I had to sit there waiting to launch my boat.
I'm retired and I don't get into a hurry anymore, but while I waited I thought it was a little chicken----!
I am also a kayaker so I know what it takes to launch.


Edited by Jimbo (01/03/17 05:54 PM)
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#12018706 - 01/03/17 06:32 PM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: Southtxangler22]
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went the last two days and did well enough for me and my kids--no limits but lots of fun and good fish--only one throw back in two days--as far as the ramp goes the first day as me and my son were getting things ready in the parking lot some idiot in a toyota pick went by us straight to the ramp--we got there ready to launch and he was still fixing things--i just backed up to his truck and unloaded my boat and gear and he had to wait on me--by the way the other ramp was block by kayakers, taking there time to get ready--i also own a kayak and know what to takes to launch--cant wait for the water to go down and the big boats can't launch there(just saying)


Edited by rodeo lineman (01/03/17 06:42 PM)
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#12029699 - 01/09/17 12:08 PM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: Southtxangler22]
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Thinking about heading down this wknd. Whats the water level like? Wondering about setting up a tent on a sandbar..?
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#12030925 - 01/09/17 09:24 PM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: Southtxangler22]
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#12031264 - 01/10/17 03:45 AM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: kdub#1]
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Water is up pretty high with rain coming this weekend. I haven't seen a very good camping spot between 59 bridge and the lake. But the fish have been in and biting good.

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#12032154 - 01/10/17 03:13 PM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: Southtxangler22]
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My son did well a week ago in the very cold temperatures. Airport Rd...up stream...22 total!

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#12032845 - 01/10/17 09:08 PM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: Southtxangler22]
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A few of us old Timers are so happy that the river keeps on producing smile Ive been fishing this river for the past 25 plus years. There have been good years and really bad years on the spawn frown Ive seen us get so excited with everyone catching limits then a good heavy rain comes and turns the river to Chocolate milk shutting the catch down !! Jimbo - Knows the ups and downs as well as Myself. Ive been sharing this fishing forum with him and his knowledge for many years. Anyhow- Im excited 'once again' for this season which is shaping up to be a really good one !! Im headed to the Deer Camp where I keep (STUMP JUMPER) My flat bottom boat! I use Valentines Day as my peak of the Spawn in the shallows way up river !! The catch thats going on now is typical with different groups of whites scattering in the river from the mouth to the north shallows. Right now any day can produce on the river as the fish load up ! Hope everyone has a great season with full Stringers wink Rio
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#12033232 - 01/11/17 06:32 AM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: Southtxangler22]
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Riotex nailed it... Especially about the rains turning the water into chocolate milk. They really don't bite good until a few days after the water clears up. Once you find a pocket of fish weather it be up or down river, just stick with it and keep trolling or casting.

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#12033295 - 01/11/17 07:24 AM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: Southtxangler22]
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Yep, any rains upriver in the Atascosa that dumps into the Nueces will turn that river into chocolate milk and shut down the bite.
My neighbor and I fished yeaterday morning and we both limited out in under an hour.
It was the best day I've had out there in years as far as numbers and how fast we loaded up in one spot.
It took longer to run up river than it did to catch those limits. LOL!
Others around us were doing the same and you couldn't get your bait into the water fast enough. I even caught a couple dangling the lure over the side while trying to pick up a fish off the floor....It was crazy.
We limited and then started half heartedly fishing for catfish which we did catch three keepers before the wind came up so strong we decided we needed to head to the house.
The river is up as high or higher than I've ever seen it and those old sandbars are under water and you can cruise right on over them without dragging.
A good rain up above will kill the bite though. I did notice the size of the fish is a little off from years past but that is understandable due to the dry years we've had so we have more younger fish which is a good thing.
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#12033436 - 01/11/17 08:35 AM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: Southtxangler22]
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Was there this past Monday with a friend. We put in at the air port ramp. Boated over 50 fish in four hours. Kept a limit!

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#12033590 - 01/11/17 09:47 AM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: Southtxangler22]
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I will say that going during the week it will be a little more crowded and due to the fact that the river is higher will mean more and bigger boats up river so please everyone have patience, (it can be hard) and be courteous as there is plenty of fish for everyone.
No need to ruin someones day on that beautiful river for no reason.
I hate to sound preachy but that launch is not ideal as there is little area to comfortably tie up on the shore to load and unload, so have all your gear ready to go before launching.
Thank you to the two guys who decided to park their company vehicle halfway down the main ramp and eat lunch sitting in their truck with their orange vests on, passing a lunch box back and forth watching the river and eating lunch while people were trying to launch their trailer to pull out. After thanking them for moving they still didn't get it!
Oh well, but that is a true story, I don't just make this stuff up!


Edited by Jimbo (01/11/17 09:58 AM)
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#12033850 - 01/11/17 12:11 PM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: Southtxangler22]
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With the river so high and just in case of muddy water after the rains, you can try Tipp's Park in three rivers for some off the bank fishing which should be good this year.
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#12038707 - 01/14/17 06:44 AM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: Southtxangler22]
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The fish bite has been out of control this week... most catches were females out of a kayak and many others are reporting limits. As per the boat traffic, it is a highway of high powered machines disturbing the peaceful enjoyment of tranquility in such a beautiful place. With their big engines coming roaring around the bend can be scary while on a kayak. Yeap lots of traffic so courtesy is a must.
BTW, bank fishers are producing as well. So, if you don't have a boat bank fishing is working as well.

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#12038731 - 01/14/17 07:19 AM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: Southtxangler22]
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Limited the other day.

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#12038845 - 01/14/17 08:43 AM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: Southtxangler22]
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Be safe!
Heard that the Game Wardens will be out so be aware!
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#12043488 - 01/16/17 01:42 PM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: Riotex]
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Originally Posted By: Riotex
A few of us old Timers are so happy that the river keeps on producing smile Ive been fishing this river for the past 25 plus years. There have been good years and really bad years on the spawn frown Ive seen us get so excited with everyone catching limits then a good heavy rain comes and turns the river to Chocolate milk shutting the catch down !! Jimbo - Knows the ups and downs as well as Myself. Ive been sharing this fishing forum with him and his knowledge for many years. Anyhow- Im excited 'once again' for this season which is shaping up to be a really good one !! Im headed to the Deer Camp where I keep (STUMP JUMPER) My flat bottom boat! I use Valentines Day as my peak of the Spawn in the shallows way up river !! The catch thats going on now is typical with different groups of whites scattering in the river from the mouth to the north shallows. Right now any day can produce on the river as the fish load up ! Hope everyone has a great season with full Stringers wink Rio


Hey Riotex, is your boat the Stump Jumper, or the Stump Jumper II? if it's the latter, then that was me you were talking to up river....and if so, I'll reiterate that it's a really pretty skiff!
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#12043494 - 01/16/17 01:44 PM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: Jimbo]
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Originally Posted By: Jimbo
Be safe!
Heard that the Game Wardens will be out so be aware!


yup, they've been there the past two times we've gone, and they were checking everyone...better have everything square if you show up there!
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#12043882 - 01/16/17 06:03 PM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: Southtxangler22]
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That was'nt me ! My little ol Stump Jumper is a 14 ft. John boat that got its name when we would run the river from 59 Bridge all the way to the shallows smile
This was back in the early 80s before they built the Airport Ramp. We would get way upriver having so much fun that we would forget the time of day eeks Late evening would creep up on us and we would run back to 59 bridge in the dark holding a little spotlight !! We would hit stumps that we could'nt see--- But the little john boat always got us back grin SO we named the boat " Stump Jumper " wink
I havnt been down to river yet this season. Had to put my Mom in a skilled Nursing faclilty. Mom comes 1st ! I should be down there in a few weeks so you guys save me a few ! frkazoid RIO
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#12044493 - 01/17/17 06:24 AM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: Riotex]
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Originally Posted By: Riotex
That was'nt me ! My little ol Stump Jumper is a 14 ft. John boat that got its name when we would run the river from 59 Bridge all the way to the shallows smile
This was back in the early 80s before they built the Airport Ramp. We would get way upriver having so much fun that we would forget the time of day eeks Late evening would creep up on us and we would run back to 59 bridge in the dark holding a little spotlight !! We would hit stumps that we could'nt see--- But the little john boat always got us back grin SO we named the boat " Stump Jumper " wink
I havnt been down to river yet this season. Had to put my Mom in a skilled Nursing faclilty. Mom comes 1st ! I should be down there in a few weeks so you guys save me a few ! frkazoid RIO


I always dreaded that run and I helped keep a local prop repair shop in business, and knew of at least one lower unit that got ripped off making that haul back to hwy 59. eeks
Best wishes for you and your Mom, and hope you get to make it soon!


Edited by Jimbo (01/17/17 06:31 AM)
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#12044721 - 01/17/17 09:01 AM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: Riotex]
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Originally Posted By: Riotex
That was'nt me ! My little ol Stump Jumper is a 14 ft. John boat that got its name when we would run the river from 59 Bridge all the way to the shallows smile
RIO


gotcha...we ran into a nice guy who had a boat load of kids with him, and they were in a pretty fiberglass skiff, maybe 17ft, reminded me of my first boat on the coast...V to flat, nice and wide, with a 40hp yamahammer on the back....great all around skiff, and he had "Stump Jumper II" printed on the side rear....I asked what happened to "Stump Jumper I" and he just said that he sold it and upgraded...

I suppose it's a common term...
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#12044727 - 01/17/17 09:04 AM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: Jimbo]
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Originally Posted By: Jimbo

I always dreaded that run and I helped keep a local prop repair shop in business, and knew of at least one lower unit that got ripped off making that haul back to hwy 59. eeks
Best wishes for you and your Mom, and hope you get to make it soon!


yup, we've been twice this season, and we've towed someone in both times....first one was a lower unit, but these guys just ran out of gas though....

(hope I don't embarrass anyone on this board if it's you we towed, it was all good, I've needed a tow in my life before too...it happens to the best of us)...
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#12046804 - 01/18/17 08:56 AM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: Riotex]
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Originally Posted By: Riotex

This was back in the early 80s before they built the Airport Ramp. We would get way upriver having so much fun that we would forget the time of day eeks RIO


Also back in the day there wasn't a limit on white bass!....Yep, no limit!
And bringing back 300 fish was fairly common and most the time you stopped at that number or less because you dreaded cleaning that many fish.
So not only did it take you until way after dark to get back to the ramp, but then you didn't get to bed until after midnight because of the work that had to be done afterward. eeks
You younsters don't know what fun is! roflmao roflmao roflmao


Edited by Jimbo (01/18/17 09:01 AM)
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#12046845 - 01/18/17 09:15 AM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: Southtxangler22]
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Any word on the recent rains mudding up the Nueces?

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#12046960 - 01/18/17 09:57 AM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: rob valle]
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just looking at the radar, I'm sure there is a slug of dirty water headed down stream right now...

but you never know unless you go...as they say
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