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Old 04-01-2005, 10:17 AM   #1
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Wow!!!!

Launched early and headed to NW. About 8am I hooked a fish on the iron near the surface. It nearly spooled me straight west and headed right for the Dolphin. As I got closer to the Dolphin, I started to slack off and hope the fish would change direction. Unfortunately the fish appeared to swim under the boat and made a right turn. Instantly, about 10 guys on the starboard side of the Dolphin went bendo and their lines all followed my fish.

By now I am within feet of the Dolphin and the skipper is screaming at me telling me that he is going to cut the line if I don't cut it myself. Now I have lines all around me and was worried about a passenger trying to snag me. So I get me knife out and quickly paddle along the side of the boat and cut everyone off that seems to be snagged with me.

The fish continues to tow me out to sea and away from the Dolphin. I can hear heavy iron splashing all around me as I get about 50 yds away from the boat. They are laughing and cheering and offering up the jackpot for whoever could snag me.

Luckily the passengers were not accurate casters as my fish changed direction again and went deep. After pulling on some stringers, I got the fish to color and couldn't believe my eyes. When I sank the gaff in the gill area, I had a difficult time getting the fish in the boat.

The fish was incredibly fat and the pic doesn't do the fish justice compared to my size. On the beach, the fish pegged my 50# scale, so I had to take it down to fisherman's to weigh. It weighed 54.6# and was 57 inches long. 8)



Go get 'em,
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Old 04-01-2005, 10:24 AM   #2
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holy shit PAT!!!

you are my idol!!

i gave up at 830.. i was cooking and could not take the heat anymore..

WOW is not enough for a subject line!!!

congrats!!!
you're my new screensaver!!
sorry Arne, your 42# whale of a YT just got replaced by Pat's mug!!

damn it!!!!!!!
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Old 04-01-2005, 10:40 AM   #3
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I should mark down this date and make sure I go out the same time next year. Must be a great day to catch fish from all the reports. 8)
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Old 04-01-2005, 10:43 AM   #4
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WOW, a far cry from yesterday.
Then again it is April fools day :?: :?: :?: :?:
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Old 04-01-2005, 11:30 AM   #5
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Damn!! 54lbs. is HUGE! Anyone know what the biggest yellow from a kayak is? I have'nt been able to yak for 3 weeks because of a torn trapezius muscle, but I can't wait to get down there and fish with you guys. Good job man! VERY impressive!
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Old 04-01-2005, 11:37 AM   #6
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The fish was incredibly fat and the pic doesn't do the fish justice compared to my size.
Very very nice fish Pat...congrats!!! Let me just make one correction to what you wrote and that is: Compared to the fish's size, it doesn't do you justice. That YT is HUGE and makes you look a lot smaller than you are.

Unbelievable!...
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Old 04-01-2005, 11:41 AM   #7
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WHAT THE??? Nice going Pat..
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Old 04-01-2005, 11:47 AM   #8
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:twisted: Forget the fish, well not really. That took balls to stand up and cut those lines bro. That is true angler stepping up to the plate and getting your fish. Dont let anyone give you any crap for doing it. Vry impressive. MKNOTT :twisted:
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Old 04-01-2005, 11:54 AM   #9
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hope Dolphin saw your fish

Pat,

Wow is right. Congrats. Did you paddle back to the Dolphin so all those knuckleheads got a glimpse of your fish?

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Old 04-01-2005, 11:59 AM   #10
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F888888 right Pat. The Dolphin capt must be on drugs. Sometimes he helps, sometimes he's an ass.

You should meet him at the dock. Standing your big ass in front of him and see how much lip he has then huh.

Congrats on the fish. You can stop fishing for a few months now. Take Arne and Ice on a long vacation!!!
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Old 04-01-2005, 12:33 PM   #11
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fat YT

Dang Pat, THAT THING IS HUGE!!! Hopefully you got some other pictures to do the fish justice and let us enjoy looking at them. That is a monster. Nice fish again.

The guys on the boat, that is just messed up. good thing you got your fish

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Old 04-01-2005, 12:36 PM   #12
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Wow! What a story! That is unbelievable.

Nice one Pat!
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Old 04-01-2005, 12:55 PM   #13
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very nice fish PAt,,

congratulations
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Old 04-01-2005, 12:58 PM   #14
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I say I say DAMN boy!!

I thought I felt the sea level drop a couple of inches around 8:30!

Now I know why.

That's a biggin and great play by play to go with it.

Very nice Pat.

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Old 04-01-2005, 01:02 PM   #15
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re: YT

I can't make my mind up if this is an April Fools prank or not. If it is real, I am green, green, green with envy. If not, great story! The thing that tells me it might be a prank is that the size it too good to be true, and the story is even better. Also, the water is calm, and today, at least this am, I think it was very windy. Finally, I think it was nelz who said he gave up due to the heat. Doesn't sound like him, never heard of him calling it quits. On the other hand it seems you have done very well lately and I wouldn't put it past you to catch the fish, plus the lighting angles seem to match up. So either way good job.
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Old 04-01-2005, 01:36 PM   #16
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Ken,
I'm surprised you didn't report that 80lb WSB you got today. I emailed a friend back east about the 200lb thresher I caught today after navigating the 6ft surf and he was begging me for pictures, quite sincerely. Then I offered to sell him some land in Florida.

Pat,
Thanks a lot. You probably just ensured another mob scene of pbers this weekend looking for the La Jolla giants. A pic of a fish like that makes people go all mushy upstairs.
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Old 04-01-2005, 02:02 PM   #17
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Hmm, looks a little calm for today. I'm calling April Fools on this one.
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Old 04-01-2005, 02:15 PM   #18
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Hmm, looks a little calm for today. I'm calling April Fools on this one.
And how come none of the kayakers in the background have stepped and said they saw it.
Awesome fish if you did get it, great story if you didn't :?
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Old 04-01-2005, 02:59 PM   #19
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:? ops: You got me, no reflection of fish. You cant fool king of photo shop Toby, he caught it for me.MKNOTT
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Old 04-01-2005, 03:20 PM   #20
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Wow and how

Pat,

Somethin' smells fishy ....

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