- Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:03 pm
I bought the CGR a while back when Cabela's had them on sale for half price. I have only used it in the neighborhood lake for bass. Always wondered if this flimsy rod could handle a red. Well today I landed three and lost a couple. Two were over 25 inches and one was 20 or 21. All were teased with a Bass Pro Shop popper. That rod had some serious bend in it on the two big ones. I go them in so the CGR 7/8wt can handle the big fish. Most took two or three teasing to get them to strike. All cast within 10 feet. Not really casting, just a flinging flip. One hit the side of skiff after slamming the popper. The last one came out of the water on the strike. I guess I pissed it off with the teasing.
My old spot off the Neches River has come back. Sort of neat fishing for reds with cypress and pine trees in the background and getting stuck on top of old cypress stumps.
Waiting for Saturday and hope all this rain does not mess with the water clarity.