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Old 04-23-2018, 09:25 AM   #1
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I fished 10am-3:30pm. I was pretty upset with the forecast being around 1/2 of the wind that I was dealing with, seemed 10-15 gusting higher. Add 2.5 hours with out a single rake on my baits. I was committed to sticking it out through the high tide and glad as the switch turned on and baits were not down long between bites. A few missed hookups, couple shorts and a couple 24ish legals released. Finally a good 15 pound fish ready for the gaff and he shook off just out of reach and slowly settled back to the bottom. A little pissed but fired up I kept at at and got another one about the same size. Dinner on the clip I headed in. All the fish biting were really shallow with some close calls with the set waves rolling under me. 5-7 inch sardines from the barge on a #2 hook, 1 oz slider and 25# flouro leader. I also released a really thick Leo that towed me all over. I seem to hook one of those every time out there.



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Old 04-23-2018, 09:55 AM   #2
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Congrats on sticking it out. It happens a lot that the forecast is way off, sometimes it's not for the better. At least you got dinner and it looks amazing. It must have tasted great, Andy.
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Old 04-23-2018, 11:25 AM   #3
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Curious if you could give me some insight. what tide did the light switch turn on? Was it after the high tide or before the high tide?
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Old 04-23-2018, 11:46 AM   #4
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The bite started just before the top (1/2 hour before) of the tide and bit well for about an hour, when I left.
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Old 04-23-2018, 12:43 PM   #5
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The bite started just before the top (1/2 hour before) of the tide and bit well for about an hour, when I left.
Awesome, thanks for the info, that is a pretty epic bite when you are throwing back multiply 24" butts. That spot sure does revolve around the tide big time and literally turns on like a light switch a couple of years ago they were biting so good that I started throwing the Alabama rig for them it was pretty epic.
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Old 04-23-2018, 01:35 PM   #6
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It was 4/20 I expected a large victory cigar at the very least..
Nice one!
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Old 04-23-2018, 03:17 PM   #7
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Nice flattie Andy!
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Old 04-23-2018, 04:39 PM   #8
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Nice catch

You definitely no your halibut fishing
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Old 04-23-2018, 07:17 PM   #9
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Mmmmm acorn squash.

Halibut looks tasty too. Quite the healthy meal you have prepped.
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Old 04-24-2018, 09:30 AM   #10
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Mmmmm acorn squash.
olive oil, coconut sugar and some real maple sugar with a little water in the roasting pan..........really good!
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