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#12343022 - 07/16/17 05:36 PM East Texas Hat Trick
Big Kev Offline
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Registered: 03/20/15
Posts: 86
Just completed what I call the East Texas Hat Trick. We fished Sam Rayburn Friday, caught roughly 14 lbs but did not figure them out until 11:00am. We had a trip booked with Dave Mansue on Toledo for Saturday, talked to Dave Friday and he asked if we could just go to Rayburn instead. I told him no because I am hard headed and wanted to prove we can wreck them on TB. He was right it was tough out there but we still managed to put 16 lbs in the boat. Then today we headed to Fork where my fishing partner caught his PB of 8.48 lbs. That completed our Hat Trick (3 most pressured lakes in East Texas in 3 days...... in the summer). But there is more... for the low price of $$$$$ when you order...... We are heading back to Rayburn for a day with Clark Rheem. What is your personal challenge / bucket list of Bass fishing that you have completed or want to complete?

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#12343080 - 07/16/17 06:15 PM Re: East Texas Hat Trick [Re: Big Kev]
Donald Harper Offline
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Registered: 01/25/08
Posts: 14614
Loc: Justin, TX.
I want to do a hat trick in Mexico. Fish for 3 months; Jan.- Feb.- and March. All on Lake Oviachic. There is a hospital close by that I can go to rest and recuperate.
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#12343103 - 07/16/17 06:35 PM Re: East Texas Hat Trick [Re: Big Kev]
crankn101 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 04/12/07
Posts: 4456
Loc: Longmont co.
7 pound smallie
10 pound largie
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#12343230 - 07/16/17 07:52 PM Re: East Texas Hat Trick [Re: Big Kev]
K.D. Offline
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Registered: 05/04/02
Posts: 14315
Loc: Hurst, TX
I wanna go smallie fishing up north, maybe Presque Isle Bay and Redfish in Louisiana. Just haven't made the time to do it yet

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#12343242 - 07/16/17 07:57 PM Re: East Texas Hat Trick [Re: Big Kev]
GIG'EM AGGIES Offline
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Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 3278
Loc: texas
Go to Venice Louisiana and get your arm broke by them big reds and there's plenty there. Wait till the Mississippi clears up a bit though. The hat trick is Reds, trout and flounder.


Edited by GIG'EM AGGIES (07/16/17 07:58 PM)
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#12343250 - 07/16/17 08:01 PM Re: East Texas Hat Trick [Re: Big Kev]
Chris_K Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/14/15
Posts: 1353
Loc: TX
I want to go catch fish in Minnesota

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#12343258 - 07/16/17 08:05 PM Re: East Texas Hat Trick [Re: Chris_K]
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Registered: 09/13/11
Posts: 1141
Loc: San Antonio
Originally Posted By: Chris_K
I want to go catch fish in Minnesota


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#12343273 - 07/16/17 08:13 PM Re: East Texas Hat Trick [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES]
crankn101 Offline
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Registered: 04/12/07
Posts: 4456
Loc: Longmont co.
Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
Go to Venice Louisiana and get your arm broke by them big reds and there's plenty there. Wait till the Mississippi clears up a bit though. The hat trick is Reds, trout and flounder.


A big red would be a blast!

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#12343528 - 07/16/17 10:18 PM Re: East Texas Hat Trick [Re: Big Kev]
Wrightracing Offline
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Registered: 02/16/17
Posts: 1
Red,trout,flounder is a Texas slam!!!!

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#12343534 - 07/16/17 10:22 PM Re: East Texas Hat Trick [Re: Big Kev]
TxDanFishMan Offline
Angler

Registered: 12/06/09
Posts: 467
Loc: Keller, Texas
I think Toledo, Big Sam and Fork is a great hat trick. Would love to do it in a week in March and spend a couple days at each. cheers
Also for a small lake slam try the Wood County lakes, Quitman, Holbrook, Hawkins and Windsboro while fishing each a half day over the weekend.
Good luck too on the return trip to Rayburn!


Edited by TxDanFishMan (07/16/17 10:23 PM)
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#12343562 - 07/16/17 10:49 PM Re: East Texas Hat Trick [Re: crankn101]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 7848
Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
Originally Posted By: crankn101
Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
Go to Venice Louisiana and get your arm broke by them big reds and there's plenty there. Wait till the Mississippi clears up a bit though. The hat trick is Reds, trout and flounder.


A big red would be a blast!


Just go to the Sabine pass jetties in late September. You can catch all the reds your arms can handle.

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#12343568 - 07/16/17 10:53 PM Re: East Texas Hat Trick [Re: Jaret Latta]
ChanceHuiet Offline
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Registered: 01/25/05
Posts: 5527
Loc: Liberty
Originally Posted By: Jaret Latta
Originally Posted By: crankn101
Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
Go to Venice Louisiana and get your arm broke by them big reds and there's plenty there. Wait till the Mississippi clears up a bit though. The hat trick is Reds, trout and flounder.


A big red would be a blast!


Just go to the Sabine pass jetties in late September. You can catch all the reds your arms can handle.


It's actually hard to get away from them during most of September. Quite annoying honestly after you catch the first few. At least for me when I'm after trout. Your exhausted after 3 or 4 on a trout rod.
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#12343608 - 07/17/17 12:02 AM Re: East Texas Hat Trick [Re: Jaret Latta]
crankn101 Offline
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Registered: 04/12/07
Posts: 4456
Loc: Longmont co.
Originally Posted By: Jaret Latta
Originally Posted By: crankn101
Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
Go to Venice Louisiana and get your arm broke by them big reds and there's plenty there. Wait till the Mississippi clears up a bit though. The hat trick is Reds, trout and flounder.


A big red would be a blast!


Just go to the Sabine pass jetties in late September. You can catch all the reds your arms can handle.


Really?

Whats an average big fish for a weekend?

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#12343674 - 07/17/17 06:20 AM Re: East Texas Hat Trick [Re: crankn101]
the skipper Offline
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Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 3940
Loc: nederland, TX
Originally Posted By: crankn101
Originally Posted By: Jaret Latta
Originally Posted By: crankn101
Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
Go to Venice Louisiana and get your arm broke by them big reds and there's plenty there. Wait till the Mississippi clears up a bit though. The hat trick is Reds, trout and flounder.


A big red would be a blast!


Just go to the Sabine pass jetties in late September. You can catch all the reds your arms can handle.


Really?

Whats an average big fish for a weekend?

If your there when they start running you can catch some 30-40" bulls one after another. You have to catch it just right for that though. Guys regularly catch some 30"+ reds out there though. You just have to go thru all the hard heads and croker

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