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Old 02-22-2011, 06:01 PM   #1
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i finally caught a friggin fish!!!!!!

On my first ever paddle of any harbor in to the mighty pacific. ive been fishing lakes and NPH for a little bit now and have never actually caught a fish. i was tired of getting skunked. my target for today was to catch a fish, any fish at all. i was going to head out yesterday but for some reason the holiday got me all lazy and all.

ive never launched from the coast guard beach so i thought id give it a try. i dont have wheels, so the carry was good one. i was out on the water by 0700. paddled along the jetty and thought id shine my balls and head out to corona del mar. paddle out and thought where the heck am i going to go. so i thought like a calico, and i said go to the kelp beds. i ventured in for nada. so i hit the outside edges and started a drift. i was metering fish but none wanted to play. so i metered some bait and saw some arches below them. threw the plastic and on the drop i felt a good tug and pull. i calmly set the hook and thought oh great my first fish is a makarel cause i was fighting like one. but once it got to color i saw the checkers. first ever fish was a calico. ended up doing about 5 more drifts for 3 more calicos. all fish were safely released. im pretty new to the kayak fishing scene so im pretty green. if there is anyone that would like to give me a few pointers, it would help greatly. and if anyone needs a buddy to head out with let me know. i am usually free. im just happy to pull on some fish, i have officially been kayak fishing de-virginized! time to celebrate.
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Old 02-22-2011, 06:12 PM   #2
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Good story, congrats!
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Old 02-22-2011, 06:13 PM   #3
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Congrats
that's a good day
it only gets better!
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Old 02-22-2011, 06:16 PM   #4
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Congrats on the fish.
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Old 02-22-2011, 06:38 PM   #5
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Greenback or Mossback...its all good!!!!!!!!!!!
WTG!!!
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Old 02-22-2011, 06:50 PM   #6
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You didn't catch a fish you caught 4 Fish!!!! Awesome, well done, great times
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:19 PM   #7
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Broke the skunk in a big way. WTG.
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:23 PM   #8
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you gotta read this to yourself in the "Carl voice"...
you know...Carl...from Sling Blade...
"I like the way you talk"


Mmmhmm...aight den...
four fish just a tuggin' on yer strang!
now you've gone 'n' done it!
you started da uncontrollable, never endin', always a naggin' atchye,
MmmmmHmmm...
can't stop thinkin' 'bout da need...
it's addiction for which der aint no cure...mmmmm....
der is...MmmHmmm...
a preescription fer what ails ya...














































GIT ANOTHA TUGGER!
Aight den!
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:25 PM   #9
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Good job on the catch and release....the water looks pretty good.
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:31 PM   #10
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Nice trip and this was just a warm up. Go get them monsters!
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:01 PM   #11
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got my first yakkin calico in the same exact spot, was actually 5 for the day throwing the crank bait around the kelp, but most are small at the kelp if you want a bigger fish throw towards the boilers around there and hold on
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:25 PM   #12
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Congrats...

Esp. like how the flip flops match the yak......and killer name by the way...
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:32 PM   #13
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Old 02-22-2011, 10:52 PM   #14
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CONGRATS! Pretty green myself. Trying to fish Cabrillo beach sunday morning if you want to join.
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Old 02-23-2011, 05:11 AM   #15
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That's a good start. Get used to your craft, being on the water, taking it slow. Eventually, you'll be on the big ones. Good luck.
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Old 02-23-2011, 05:27 AM   #16
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Congrats on poppin that cherry !
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Old 02-23-2011, 06:46 AM   #17
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Another nice rig shot, gonna have to get one of mine someday, I love hearin' a first yak fish story...like they said it's all over now, you are officially addicted...congrats...
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Old 02-23-2011, 06:52 AM   #18
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Good Job! Harbor water looks pretty clean too for being post rain storm.Maybe it was an incoming tide.Overall,how did the water look?
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:42 AM   #19
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Way to go man, lots more where that came from.
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:55 AM   #20
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Congrats, looking forward to more reports.
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