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an Early Morning Fishing Trip?

Is it the smell of salty water?
The outboard exhaust?
The cool wind in your face as you race to your fishing spot?
The clatter of your favorite Topwater as your tie it on?
Your fishing buddies laugh as he slips over the side of the boat?
The sound of mullet busting as your topwater clicks back, back, and forth, and forth?

ahhh...What kind of picture did that draw?
 

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You leave an emptey dock in complete darkness - four stroke purring behind you - as you round the marshy bend that opens to the bay you see the rosey glow of dawn. You can barely make out the crab traps but feel the overwhelming urge to open her up - so you do. 10 minutes and you know it is all right. The wind, the water, and there - did you see that - the bait! The anticipation is so great that you barely remember to grab you rod as you slip over the edge.

That's what I like
 

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I like trying to wake my girlfriend up at 4:30 in the morning to go fishing .
I've seen tv of bear and shark attack's were wernt as scary as this.

I also like drive to the ramp in complete silence cause I woke her up at 4 freakin 30 in the morning . Thats what I like !

Dave
 

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The sea breeze and feel of running across the calm bay and the sound of the gentle wake as you idle up to the "spot."


CC,
Have you talked to my little bro' lately? He's been wanting me to hit Sabine with him sometime, but I don't know it. You might have to meet us there one day this fall.
 

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How many times have you gotten so exited to start a wade, you get about 10-30 minutes into it, go to change lures and grrrr...."I forgot the rest of my lures in the boat???"
 

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Quit It...I have 4 more hours of work left. OH CC, I took the Curado back to Academy, it was still giving me hella trouble, upgraded to the Chronarch. And my buddy just e-mailed me a pic of his 1999 Lake & Bay...it's used but still in sooo good shape. We are planning a trip on Sabine's waters soon. Probably September. Maybe we can all run together. I think we all have something in common.
 

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I'm not gonna fib, it's about the fish, the catching.....don't have to keep, but love to catch. The greatest part about early morning, usually the calm, and using tops, without another fisherman in sight.....but all of that is moot, if I'm not catching. I'm sure there are some that disagree, but this is just me. In my opinion, if yer not out there for the fish.....leave the rod at home, just go boat riding, and walking around in the water, in the early morning predawn..lol....or if you don't have a boat, drive down to the bay or beach, get out, walk in the water, and watch the sunrise.....you can always make believe yer fishing, pantomine the action......that would be a sight to see!!...lol
 

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BertS,

I have to agree with ya, "catching" is what its all about, and if they bite ain't there everything else can go to **** real quick. But I think some of what I was describing was the excitement and anticipation that you feel on a good morning. That feeling is there everytime out whether you catch or not. If you come back empty handed it's doesn't seem as memorable, but it is what makes you look forward to having another crack at 'em the next day. Just my .02 cents.
 

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BertS,

I have to agree with ya, "catching" is what its all about, and if they bite ain't there everything else can go to **** real quick. But I think some of what I was describing was the excitement and anticipation that you feel on a good morning. That feeling is there everytime out whether you catch or not. If you come back empty handed it's doesn't seem as memorable, but it is what makes you look forward to having another crack at 'em the next day. Just my .02 cents.
true, if I had to rely on catching fish, to get me excited for my next trip, I'd probably never fish again, and take up bird watching, or RC cars.......lol.....
 
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15 x 2 at 5:15

15 x 2 at 5:15
by Rybka

It was rising
grey-light bright
as we drew near the sea.

15 young rabbits
dashed along and over the road
in the last half mile to the launching area.

Only seagulls greeted us
and the last cottontail ran soft footed
across the damp asphalt of the empty parking lot
into the tall wet shore grasses.

We spoke
subdued tones
in the predawn stillness
no wind moved
as we tasted the light salt mist.

Banging gear in the boat
sounded exceptionally loud
the whining starting motor
mechanically alien
in the natural quiet.

A blackback gull
grumpily awakened
on a moored boat’s Bimini
cursed raucously.

A flight of 15 geese
crossed low
behind us
honking agreement as
we launched the skiff.

The tide felt almost slack
motoring down river
we left the harbor
to find the coming day.

The bay was syrup smooth
one foot swells
barely lifted the Laura V
we headed off
to greet the dawn.

To the east
a popsicle orange sun
appeared
through the softly lifting
ground clouds.

The land
threw off
its misty cloak of night
and awoke
to face the still
pristine
day.

 

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I love the smell of watermelon before the sun gets up. Then you look up to see the slicks. And here lately they are from gaff top.. lol

What i hate is like what happen to me about 30 minutes ago. I was on the way back to work from lunch. Looked out over the edge of the pelican island bridge to see hundreds of BIG fish. At first i thought they were dolphin mating or something. It was right out next to the A&M Texas Clipper. Birds, from pelicans to liars, were crashing bait that what i assume was macs chasing it to the surface. The water was on fire, fish coming out of the water 3-4' busting bait. They weren't jacks because they were long and skinny. All this and what do ya know. one, i had to come to work, two i have no poles here, and three i'm without my boat. DARN THE LUCK! I've never seen fish feed like this before this close into shore. If i had my camera i would have taken some pics. It was awsome!
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Hop, seeing stuff like is just a tease. Luckly my boss(the owner of the company) would of kicked my butt if I saw something like that and didn't call in and tell him I was going fishing... One more reason I love my job. I've called in at 8 oclock telling him I'm leaving the beach and will be in a little late. The first thing out of his mouth is "Well did you catch anything?" Sounds like you might need to start keeping a rod in your vehicle.

A few weeks ago we were inspecting a canal the Drainage District wants us to improve. I had my fishing glasses on my two bosses didn't. I kept pointing out fish as we stopped time to time to look at the Canal. I had to stay focused on what we were out there to do. I kept getting itchy wanting to pull out my fly rod...
 

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You can believe I'm out there to catch the biggest trout you've ever seen. I'm lucky enough to have had days where I drive back to the dock wondering how in the hell I will ever top this - then I realized that catching is only a part of the whole experience that keeps me ******* off my wife and my boss wondering where I'm at. If all I wanted was to feel a fish pull I could pay to go fish on a stocked pond and catch one after the other. Catching fish is an essential part of the experience but not the experience in itself.

That's what I tell myself anyway when I'm driving back smelling like a skunk....!
 

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Calcasieu Cracker said:
You can believe I'm out there to catch the biggest trout you've ever seen. I'm lucky enough to have had days where I drive back to the dock wondering how in the hell I will ever top this - then I realized that catching is only a part of the whole experience that keeps me ******* off my wife and my boss wondering where I'm at. If all I wanted was to feel a fish pull I could pay to go fish on a stocked pond and catch one after the other. Catching fish is an essential part of the experience but not the experience in itself.

That's what I tell myself anyway when I'm driving back smelling like a skunk....!
I try telling myself that too....lol.......it doesn't work.......but it does sound good, when I tell my wife that.......lol........sweetie, it's just being out on the water in the predawn light, watching the sunrise....however, when I'm on the water not catching anything, translates to something from an Eddie Murphy Raw performance.....lol
 

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CC, after the time change, how much fishing can you get in before work? And I might be trying to get those secret spots out of your GPS... Of course there are no such things as secret fishing spots, right??? From my house, I can be fishing the North end of Sabine in 30ish minutes. But the drive back to work is only 10ish. No need for a morning shower if i'm wearing waders...That is if we don't have any important meetings...haha
 

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Hop, seeing stuff like is just a tease. Luckly my boss(the owner of the company) would of kicked my butt if I saw something like that and didn't call in and tell him I was going fishing... One more reason I love my job. I've called in at 8 oclock telling him I'm leaving the beach and will be in a little late. The first thing out of his mouth is "Well did you catch anything?" Sounds like you might need to start keeping a rod in your vehicle.

A few weeks ago we were inspecting a canal the Drainage District wants us to improve. I had my fishing glasses on my two bosses didn't. I kept pointing out fish as we stopped time to time to look at the Canal. I had to stay focused on what we were out there to do. I kept getting itchy wanting to pull out my fly rod...
Dude, Brian where do you work LOL. You are one lucky duck...................later,Dave
 
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