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Heading down tonight for a quick trip

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Going to get down around 9or so tonight and meet up with @MNtransplant for a bit.   I'll likely fish through tonight into tomorrow then head back in the afternoon.   

If anyone wants to venture out in the dark just give me a shout.

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My buddy Rob and I met up with Tyler and Blake around 10 and got the party started.  Tyler got the one fish guarantee and first fish was a Walter followed by some rainbows. 

Signature series is money as usual and they are flat out slamming them tonight.  Just fat chunky bows. 

Rob hooked into a donkey a bit ago down by last set of stairs but it bull rushed him then spit the hook.  He surfaced once and had a huge mouth and head on him... a heart breaker for sure. 

We're having 4th meal now and getting ready to head back at it. I'll post some more pics in the morning too.

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What a blast getting to fish with these guys! It's amazing the amount of information I learned in just a couple hours. Here's the walter and one of @JestersHK's chubby rainbows.

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If I had more time we might not have been passing each other last evening going in opposite directions. Nice bows. Let us know about any browns that came out to play.

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Im back home now.  Great quick trip and great night bite.  Was great finally getting synced up with Tyler and always fun fishing with Blake.

Gotta crash for a bit now and I'll add some more pics and a better write up when I awaken from my slumber.   Yes I do sleep occasionally... lol

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So I feel human again after a nap so on to a more detailed report.

We fished from the Dam all the way to the last outflow last night with 2 units running. We finished up in the AM down past the boat ramp.  We covered some ground and hit most of my wading holes that I know are accessible with this CFS flow

Blake and Tyler left around 1AM and honestly it was just getting started as the almost full moon was finally all the way over the bluff. 

We picked along the banks and worked an area over with Signature Series 606 and new smaller cousin 762 French Pearl's and they were lights out.  I've had nights where the fish were hitting hard, but last night when that moon popped out it must of done something to them as they were just hitting like a mack truck.  

All of them were fat and stacked with big shoulders on them too.  Not a single one broke 20, but a few were 18, and one 19 fatty.

As we got past outflow we carefully waded out to the grassy knoll there to fish the seam by the grass flats.  That's when it happened...

Rob got flat out smoked on the 762. He uses a really stiff 7ft Loomis bass rod for throwing jerks and I'd never seen it bent over like that.  The fish made a small run then turned and ran upstream right at Rob.  He did his best reeling like a mad man and finally got tight again then the fish just stopped and turned back and he was bent over drag screaming again.  He turned him back towards us and head and mouth porpoises about 20 feet from us.  With the moon out I could tell it was a beast. And then hetheashed twice and Rob ate his jerkbait and a bunch of slack line right in his arm.

A true soul crusher... Robs caught lots of big fat bows and has a handful of 20in plus fish to his name down here and he said that's 1. The hardest hes ever been hit, and 2. Biggest fish hes ever had on that rod...

Wish we could of got him into the big boy net, bit that's fishing.

Overall we had very good consistent catching all evening with very few small fish. By small I mean 14 and 15in were the dinks tonight and even they put up a good fight.

Just another awesome night on Taney. After morning bite was over we headed out and hit Bennett Springs on the way home.  Place was a zoo and after beating on some stocker rainbows it was time for this quick trip to come to an end.

Thanks again Blake and Tyler for hanging with us again.  I enjoy the camaraderie as much as the fishing my friends.

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You know that you just never know what may hit when fishing that magic time around 1 am on Taney. I still remember how that white sucker hit my jig and ran on me. I was thinking that was going to be that first Taney brown. Not disappointed at all when we landed that fish. I have got to get back out with you @JestersHK 

Especially on a night when I don't have to look like this :rolleyes::

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