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Big Sam was awesome! #13233287 08/02/19 02:55 PM
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Went down to Big Sam to test out a new to me boat Thursday morning. Got to fish a couple of hours Thursday afternoon and got on em until...my buddy had a big spot drive a treble hook in his palm. He was scared of the "string trick" and took nearly an hour messin around with it. Finally gave in and I popped it out in less than one minute. Boat was great and made the deal!! Went out yesterday and we caught over 50. Didnt get the Big Sam big un (4.4 was big fish), but gosh what a smack down on 1- 3 pounders! Big fish came on a spook. Most on 200 series Bandits, 6xd's and CR's off main lake points.. Headed home this morning with the new ride! Thank you Big Sam. My first time down in 20 years! I'll be back!!


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Re: Big Sam was awesome! [Re: fivebites] #13233299 08/02/19 03:07 PM
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50 fish in the afternoon is a good way to break in your boat! thumb

Re: Big Sam was awesome! [Re: fivebites] #13233326 08/02/19 03:28 PM
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Very nice trip. Thanks for sharing.


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Re: Big Sam was awesome! [Re: fivebites] #13233335 08/02/19 03:34 PM
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Got me excited ! What part of the lake and where did you launch ?

Re: Big Sam was awesome! [Re: fivebites] #13233400 08/02/19 04:35 PM
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What did you get boat wise?



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You need to change your name to lots of bites thumb


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Post up a pic of that new Legend


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Re: Big Sam was awesome! [Re: fivebites] #13234054 08/03/19 11:22 AM
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Got a '17 Legend 199 from Trace at Mallard Marine in Nacogdoches. Fits in my garage with about 3" to spare! Awesome boat and a good young guy just getting his shop up and running. Cool to see a young guy with that much business savvy at his age. Thanks Trace! Any of you boys down near Sam Rayburn area give Trace a shout if you need some work done on your boat. He installed a brand new 36volt Ultrex on it yesterday and I can't wait to get out there and try it out today!

Thanks Donald Harper for the help getting started! We smacked em where you sent us!! We didn't catch any really big fish so didn't take pics, but man, what a day of catching! Reminded me of the old days down at Lake Fork when catching over 100 bass was not unusual during the dog days of summer. Just got home last night and the wife took a few pics of the new boat. I'll see if I can get em up and posted.

As far as areas, the first afternoon around since we were staying at Lakeview hotel, we put in at Cassels Boykin ramp and just went straight across to the flats and point right there. Unfortunately my buddy hooked the biggest catch of the day...his hand. And we were off the lake in a couple of hours.
Thursday we took Don Harpers advice. Put in at Caney and fished that area. Found some good points and drop offs out in 10' - 22' that were holding tons of bait and worked them. My best fish came first thing on a Zara Spook at first light. Didn't take a pic cause we thought we would probably get a better one than that. But that's ok. We probably caught 15 3 pounders. The others ran from a pound to 2 or 2.5. We didn't care. Old guys out smackin em and laughing our old rear ends off about it. That's what fishing is all about. New boat, good friends, and catching em. Couldn't have asked for more!


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Re: Big Sam was awesome! [Re: fivebites] #13234064 08/03/19 11:39 AM
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Great report and a great day on SR in a new boat. Can't ask for more than that, Love that lake and the area. cheers


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Re: Big Sam was awesome! [Re: fivebites] #13234296 08/03/19 04:50 PM
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Fivebites glad the boat was what you hoped when your drive down, also glad you whacked em first day out!


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Thanks Ken, and thanks for the info on Sam. Since I technically didn't own the boat until yesterday, but got to drive while we were waiting on the new Ultrex to arrive, I was a little hesitant to drive around very much in areas that weren't "wide open" so we stayed pretty close to both ramps we put in at and avoided any timbered areas. I am def headed back, will get Lance's boat lane, and hit Big Sam with a vengeance next time down. I looked on Navionics map at some of the areas you mentioned and they look awesome. Surprisingly, maybe because we were in open water out deeper than 10 feet most of the time, we weren't fishing very much vegetation if any. FYI, the Eagles Nest has some pretty good burgers. Thanks for the Lakeview referral. It was great. Breakfast was really good and the dang AC's in that place will give you frost bite! LOL. Thanks again Ken for your help. Maybe we can meet for a "soda" next time I'm down there.


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Fivebites, you’re gonna absolutely LOVE that 199! You obviously know about the quality of the Legends and that 199 is gonna ride like a Cadillac! Glad you got on some fish on Sam, it can be a hit or miss kinda place at this time of year. I look forward to seeing the pics of another Legend! They’re some beautiful boats. Whoever ends up with your old 191 will become a very proud owner!


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Thank you ET! Ready to try out the new Ultrex too! Gonna get some pics of it up tomorrow hopefully!


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I saw somebody yesterday evening heading North on US 59 between Lufkin and Nacogdoches pulling a pretty new Legend! cheers

I think it was a White and Red one. woot


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Re: Big Sam was awesome! [Re: fivebites] #13235219 08/04/19 03:44 PM
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It was my pleasure to do business with you Randy. I hope the boat is everything you hoped it would be and you get many years of good fishing from it!!! Call me if ya ever need anything or find yourself back in ETX!


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