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    Thomas, sounds like you need the 65lb boga's... Although I have caught a Black Drum that bottomed out that scale too

    Excellent catch on a fly too! How long was the fight?
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    Holy Crap that is a pig Thomas!

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    Default My Biggest on Fly to date!!!!!!! Southern Louisiana

    Good fish but sounds like someone else did it first , I say you weigh your fish how you please it's yours right !
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    We only weighed two fish while we were there. One that we knew was under 30, to get an ideal of length vs weight and this big red because he was the first fish we felt was over 30#s.

    I usually dont have any reason to weigh bulls, because we dont know if it will hurt them or not, but in my mind it will if you do it for to much time etc etc. However, this being on fly made me want to measure him and see if he was indeed over 30#s.

    The idea of a scale to step on is a good idea, but in the end does it really matter if we weigh them or not.. Not to me that much, so chances are i wont.

    On another note, when fishing with clients anytime a big red that size is caught, they always want to know what kind of weight..

    So maybe a cloth sling? that can then be held up with the boga would work?

    I think that would be pretty easy to make actually.

    As for doing it first or last, Between my buddies steve and scott ... I spent more and more time wanting to fly fish, and forced myself to pull out the fly rod when down in this part of louisiana.... We caught well over 100 fish, with most being 10#s or more and caught enough on fly to satisfy my new addiction.... I just rarely have anyone poling me around so i can make good fly casts lol

    Kaylin also got to do some fly fishing on this trip and caught her first 3 reds ever on fly, and all were over 30"....

    She is blazae about it.. Myself, Now i want to go after ling, tarpon,trout , and anything big on fly lol

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    Cant beat that...And on a fly!!!good job
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    Big daddy red! Im going to get me a fly rod and start getting into it before i take the trip to Playa. Maybe get The Shallowist to show me some tips.
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    It will eat you up Thomas, be careful.. LOL

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    That's one FAT fish. Looks like she's ready to give birth!!! WTG

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    LA warps your mind. I think we have an underrated bull fishery in our area. I am on a mission to figure it out on fly. Found a 40+ pretty far up in the bay system last month.

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    I have a 47"er in greens lake sight casted to, but that was 2 months after IKE, so not sure if that fish was lost or what....

    We catch a few in the mid 30"ers in west and east each year....

    and ya, LA most definately warps your mind on reds.. That is why we bought some lots on calcasiue lol
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