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Old 12-26-2012, 12:35 PM   #1
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Merry Christmas!

This is my first post...though I started kayak fishing almost a year ago and I've been "trolling" on this site since then...I just haven't had anything worthwhile to post. Anyway, I appreciate all the helpful info that's been posted here and all of you who have given me tips on the water. Also props to the seasamurai who taught me a ton.

Wife and kids went to visit her family this week and I had to stay around for work...so rather than sit around by myself on Christmas day I figured I'd give La Jolla another chance. Launched about 1030 am, beautiful day. I was all alone although I met the Tinhman a little later in the day. There was a huge pod of dolphins but not a lot of bait in the water...so I started out just bottom fishing with frozen squid. Caught a little baby octopus that I put on the dropper loop...about an hour later the line started screaming and pulling the kayak sideways. After about 3 minutes, whatever it was popped off and I thought for sure I had blown my opportunity for the day.

A school of baitfish came by and I caught a greenback mackeral and fly-lined it. There were some birds sitting on the water and I trolled around the edge of them...about 10 min later I hooked into this monster, first yellow tail that I have successfully landed. When I got him to the boat he was actually hooked in the side...whatever, I'll take it. Measured 4.5 feet long and weighed 52.4 pounds on the bathroom scale.
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:54 PM   #2
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Holy Crap!


Dude, one post 52 pound YT.......



Wide open LJ yellowtail bite going on.....we are all coming!







Congrats on an incredible catch.
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:57 PM   #3
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Hell of a catch!!!! Good job!!!
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:02 PM   #4
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That's a hell of a lot bigger than any yellowtail I've ever caught! Congrats!
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:45 PM   #5
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WTG! Awesome Christmas Present
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:08 PM   #6
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"Holy shit" is all I can say man!
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:21 PM   #7
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What a Christmas present! Strong work!
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:36 PM   #8
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Hooked on the side. .. .

Hmmmm.

Not sure that fish will taste the same as if hooked in the mouth.

Anyone can side-hook a YT. Catching one the proper way, well that can take time.

As you know I'm just jealous.

Congrats on the monster.
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:49 PM   #9
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I don't think it gets much merrier than that!

Double awesome and triple cool!

I can only imagine how that thing pulled belly hooked!
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:54 PM   #10
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It makes that game clip look tiny. I'm pretty sure that's the one I hooked the other day. Lol
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:16 PM   #11
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Nice man that things a beast! Great first post.!
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:47 PM   #12
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WOW!! Nice catch I guess you will be going out again next Christmas.
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:22 PM   #13
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That is one magnificent fish
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:25 PM   #14
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Holy Crap!!!

That thing is as big as my......nevermind.


Awesome catch and first post!!!!
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:30 PM   #15
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Heard tihn got a fatty too....or was that yours?
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:37 PM   #16
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Tihn actually caught two yellows...here's a pic of me holding his fish
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:48 PM   #17
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Farck yea guys! Nice!
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:57 PM   #18
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Solid fish! You have made alot of guys that have been doing this a while very very jealous with that fish
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:52 PM   #19
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Very nice grasshopper
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:17 PM   #20
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holy crap man... thats HUGE!

4.5ft huh? seems they grow length wise then fill out instead of being proportionate the whole time. mine have all been in the 42-47" range and not that thick or heavy.

way to go!
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