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Old 07-31-2018, 10:50 PM   #1
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Saturday 7/28 Morning after Blood Moon...More like Bloody Kayak

To tell you the truth I haven't had the best luck fishing the morning after a grunion run, and I never have fished just after a blood moon so I had no idea the way the fish were going to be biting last Saturday. I was hopeful however that things were about to heat up and I wanted to be there when It did.

I was out early and almost immediately started seeing huge bait balls on the FF, so I dropped the sabiki rig out and was only getting grunion, not the usual assorted mackerel. I wanted to hang out to see If I could get some better bait but decided to get into some deeper waters so I would be ready when the bite began. As I was heading out there I was using the flat falls and it seemed every cast produced medium-large size green back mackerel, so I fly lined the smallest one I could find, but it still took a 4/0 Circle Hook for the size of bait I was finding.

I looked off shore and saw a mess of birds like I haven't seen in some time, working about 3/4 of a Mile out, just West of the Bend, so I put the pedal to the roto-molded plastic of my Revo 13 and before I even made It to the birds zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. He went for a long run before letting up, took out 3/4 of my line and then after that slowly started to wear himself out.

I will remember this one for a log time. Thanks to my new friend : Summers in Kuwait" for the pics, he also got the fish of the day on Saturday, a monster WSB, maybe fish of the month.
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Old 08-01-2018, 07:55 AM   #2
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Nice . I didn't know it was a grunion run, but that blood moon has been keeping me awake all week.
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Old 08-01-2018, 11:52 AM   #3
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Thanks for the report!

Awesome when a plan comes together.
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Old 08-01-2018, 08:38 PM   #4
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Pleasure meeting you and sharing in your stoke Mike!
Great writeup and nice yellowtail.

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That grill situation looks amazing!!

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Old 08-02-2018, 07:40 AM   #5
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Awesome FISH! Way to go with grillin too!

Nice fish bud...I am glad to see some people caught some fish this last weekend. I am going to try my luck tomorrow morning at 4AM!
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Old 08-02-2018, 10:56 AM   #6
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Nice fish!!
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Old 08-02-2018, 04:39 PM   #7
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Congrats nice Yellow. Got one today and released it, it was about the same size as yours. Unfortunately after fighting it a long time to get him out of the heavy kelp in 55 feet. As I had him along side the kayak and pulling off tons of kelp, I pulled on the leader to try and get him out of the pile and the leader broke close to my jig and he not only beat me to the release, he took my Shimano flat fall jig with him. DAMMMMMMM!
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Old 08-03-2018, 12:38 PM   #8
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That grill situation looks amazing!!

Thanks, its my buddy's Traeger Smoker, Its the best thing to happen to fish since soy sauce!

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