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Hopedale, LA
« on: March 18, 2013, 07:47:29 AM »
Fished Friday and Saturday 3-15/16-2013. Guided both days. Caught these fish on Saturday. Beautiful weather low winds and blue skys. Launched at Bretton Sound Marina.

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Re: Hopedale, LA
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2013, 08:46:34 AM »
Awesome catch, Joe. What did the big one weigh in at.  Without me going and looking, where is Hopedale?

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Re: Hopedale, LA
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2013, 08:52:11 AM »
Great looking fish, but with camo, I don't know if that is real you. What weight setup were you using?

Joe, I would like the name of the guide or guide service you used &
a contact phone #.

I plan on doing some guided Louisania red fishing this October, November.

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Re: Hopedale, LA
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2013, 09:19:10 AM »
The big red was 25 lbs and 38 inches. Caught on 8 wt (TFO prof series) using the guides reel and 9 wt line. I will post a pick of the fly later that was his and he gave it to me.

The guide service is through Greg Dini. http://www.flywaterexpeditions.com/ We fished Friday with Lucas and I did not catch a fish with him. Fished Saturday with Miles LaRose and he put us on fish.

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Re: Hopedale, LA
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2013, 09:23:48 AM »
Hopedale is not on some maps. We stayed at Delacroix. The area is south of Lake Borgne which is southeast of New Orleans.

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Re: Hopedale, LA
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2013, 12:11:41 PM »
WOW WEE WOW WOW! Awesome Joe with an 8 Wt. I bet you were shaking like a leaf. You Da Man!
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Re: Hopedale, LA
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2013, 06:22:41 PM »
Here's the fly. Miles called it "old yeller".
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