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Old 07-30-2018, 10:48 AM   #1
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La Jolla - 7/28/18

Greetings all,

Been a while since I’ve posted, so I thought I would share a recent trip.

Launched before sunrise to flat conditions with a slight breeze.
Upon launching, I could feel the current was ripping!

I quickly made bait and loaded up on some nice candy bar greenbacks. Got out to ~ 65-70 ft and started marking some walled-up bait balls. I sent out the flyline rig and dropper loop, while also working a flat fall.
A couple minutes later, I noticed a huge ball of chovies right underneath me and then the flyline took off.

The initial fight felt like a shark, topwater with runs back towards the boat, then the fish headed down and gave some solid headshakes and I knew what it was. Upon seeing color, I grabbed the gaff and nailed the fish. As I secured the fish with the game clip, the 3/0 ringed J hook just fell out!!!



I bled and gutted the fish, threw it in the kill bag and was back on the beach by 9am.

This season has been pretty slow for me on the WSB. Mostly 28-35” fish, all released, but this fish, especially during summer was really exciting and will be celebrated. Head is in the freezer and will be donated.






Setup Details for those interested:

Reel - Avet SX G2 Two Speed with 50 lb green Power Pro
Rod – Lamiglas Tri-Flex 20-40 6´6˝
Spro Swivel to ~10´ of 30 lb seaguar fluro with a 3/0 ringed J hook. (all knots: San Diego Jam)

Much thanks to the kind gent (Apex Predator? - sorry I’m terrible with names) for taking some pics.

Cheers,

Todd
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Old 07-30-2018, 11:01 AM   #2
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DOOOOOD nice work! Great lookin filets right there
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Old 07-30-2018, 12:03 PM   #3
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Nice!
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Old 07-30-2018, 01:33 PM   #4
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Fillets look excellent, Nice work, Congrats ! and Thanks for the report.
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Old 07-30-2018, 01:40 PM   #5
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Beauuuutiful!
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Old 07-30-2018, 02:02 PM   #6
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Thanks..

Thanks for turning in the head...let us know if it was tagged...
Great job...
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Old 07-30-2018, 03:45 PM   #7
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Dude, showing up the yellowtail reports with the . Congrats bro. Nice fish.

By the way, I was marking the same massive bait balls on Thursday. Lots of life out there!
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Old 07-30-2018, 05:05 PM   #8
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Congrats Todd. Nice WSB. I was out Friday and again today, and found bait even harder to find today. Still the water temp is nuts. Today I metered 78.9 when coming back in over the canyon in 178 feet. I do think some of the harder time finding bait is when I don't get there till it's light already. Those fillets look so good, I'm getting hungry.
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Old 07-30-2018, 06:20 PM   #9
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big time congrats on your catch. nice!
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Old 07-30-2018, 06:30 PM   #10
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Thanks for sharing. Nice biscuit.
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Old 07-31-2018, 12:38 AM   #11
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Old 07-31-2018, 02:59 AM   #12
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Old 07-31-2018, 06:01 AM   #13
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See some still post reports!

Great catch.
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Old 07-31-2018, 08:27 AM   #14
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Old 07-31-2018, 02:19 PM   #17
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Nice fish. Even nicer that you are turning in the head. And even nicerer (or is it nicerest?) that you have been releasing the smaller legals to keep up the gene pool.
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Old 07-31-2018, 02:44 PM   #18
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What a Fun Day!!!

It was fun Celebrating with you "Summers in Kuwait". Thank you for the great pics as well I hope to see you out there this weekend. I will be taking my nephew out for the first time, in a tandem paddle.
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Old 07-31-2018, 09:44 PM   #19
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BOOM! That's what it's about!
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