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Old 09-17-2017, 07:30 PM   #1
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Leo Carrillo rockfish limit and a niiice 41" halibut

OK. Actually he wasn't that nice. He spent the whole time trying to bite the shit out of me

My first day out with some big waters edge fisherman, and it was the best. Day. Of fishing. I've ever had. Period.

Caught close to my limit of Rockfish and white fish today, and hooked up with this halibut on the way back in trolling a dropper loop with a pretty big live green back. Best part was he ate both of the Baits I was trolling within a few seconds of each other.

Just wanted to say huge thanks to Rich, Hector, and Stan for being such awesome guys and being so helpful. Especially big thanks to Hector for helping me get that fish in the boat... Bastard wouldn't fit on my stringer, and we had to shove him in the front storage.

This day would not have happened if you guys hadn't reached out so warmly and welcomingly, and let me tagalong. You make this community awesome, and I only hope to pay it forward
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Old 09-17-2017, 07:56 PM   #2
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Congrats great looking Hali.
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Old 09-17-2017, 08:29 PM   #3
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Nice catch! What setup did you land it on?
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Old 09-17-2017, 08:37 PM   #4
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Old 09-17-2017, 08:53 PM   #5
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Nice catch! What setup did you land it on?
Thanks! Was using my trusty baitrunner 8000 with 30lb braid and a 25lb leader. 7' medium action rod, and in a trident 15'

Dragged a single dropper loop with an 8oz weight a couple of cranks off the bottom, and paddled against the current for about 1/4 mile before the bite.
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Old 09-18-2017, 03:25 AM   #6
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Congrats on the awesome day
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Old 09-18-2017, 07:33 AM   #7
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and from that point on... it was him that was hooked much more than the fish.

Congrats on the catch and welcome to the addiction.
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Old 09-18-2017, 09:11 AM   #8
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Old 09-18-2017, 10:00 AM   #9
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Congrats on a great fish.
Do you know how deep of water you were in?
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Old 09-18-2017, 10:26 AM   #10
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Did you happen to get a weight on it? I pulled a 42" a couple weeks ago and wasn't able to weigh it.
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Old 09-18-2017, 11:05 AM   #11
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Nice!

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Old 09-18-2017, 12:18 PM   #12
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Now that is awesome. I was reading your post about learning the techniques of launching and landing. And then read this thread and seeing your big score. That is about as good as it gets. That smile says it all.

Man those rocks in the background, I bet, makes for a harry landing I can imagine. Freakin' land mines, Kayak busters as well as toe breakers.

Great story, Now you are the one hooked!
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Old 09-18-2017, 01:11 PM   #13
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Did you happen to get a weight on it? I pulled a 42" a couple weeks ago and wasn't able to weigh it.
Damn! I actually was hoping to get a weight from someone else with a similar fish!! I had no chance... I know there's a *lot* of halibut fillet in my fridge right now though
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Old 09-18-2017, 01:15 PM   #14
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Now that is awesome. I was reading your post about learning the techniques of launching and landing. And then read this thread and seeing your big score. That is about as good as it gets. That smile says it all.

Man those rocks in the background, I bet, makes for a harry landing I can imagine. Freakin' land mines, Kayak busters as well as toe breakers.

Great story, Now you are the one hooked!
thanks Dirty! It definitely made the experience all the more gratifying, and thanks for noticing The landing was nice and easy, and it was right up in to the rocks... I did catch one wave coming in and went broach. It was nice to get a chance to practice with one that was forgiving.

I'm lucky it wasn't rough... When I jumped out of the boat, my legs turned to spaghetti from bracing in a hard mile+ paddle against the current... I could barely stand, let alone pull the boat. Definitely taught me a thing or two about working the kinks out of my legs a bit before trying to land
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Old 09-18-2017, 07:23 PM   #15
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That's a great catch. Congrats. Being a new kayak fisherman I'm sure you were super excited and that's expected. But a word of advice. If your new and essentially tag along with an experienced fisherman who is nice enough to show you his spots it might be wise to ask the experienced fishermen who showed you those spots if it's ok to post specifics like exactly where you fished, details like pics showing identifiable landscape etc. I'm not saying that you did anything wrong. On the contrary I'm happy for you, but maybe in the future keep in mind it's proper etiquette to discuss if it's ok to post certain things with the person that graciously showed you those spots in the first place. (Just my opinion)
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Old 09-18-2017, 08:33 PM   #16
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That's a great catch. Congrats. Being a new kayak fisherman I'm sure you were super excited and that's expected. But a word of advice. If your new and essentially tag along with an experienced fisherman who is nice enough to show you his spots it might be wise to ask the experienced fishermen who showed you those spots if it's ok to post specifics like exactly where you fished, details like pics showing identifiable landscape etc. I'm not saying that you did anything wrong. On the contrary I'm happy for you, but maybe in the future keep in mind it's proper etiquette to discuss if it's ok to post certain things with the person that graciously showed you those spots in the first place. (Just my opinion)
Actually you make a good point and one I hadn't even considered.
I appreciate you making the suggestion, and doing so in such a kind way.

FWIW, I tend toward asking permission over forgiveness... maybe chalk this one up to a bit of sun poisoning at the end of a long day ;-) I will definitely check in with the guys I fished with to be extra sure I don't need to take this down, or at least edit.
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Old 09-18-2017, 08:36 PM   #17
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Actually you make a good point and one I hadn't even considered.
I appreciate you making the suggestion, and doing so in such a kind way.

FWIW, I tend toward asking permission over forgiveness... maybe chalk this one up to a bit of sun poisoning at the end of a long day ;-) I will definitely check in with the guys I fished with to be extra sure I don't need to take this down, or at least edit.
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Old 09-18-2017, 09:25 PM   #18
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Excellent work! That halibut catch must of been a rush.
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Old 09-19-2017, 04:02 AM   #19
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We should have taken a picture of the other fish too, along with the halibut, I just happened to be there as a observer on the beach when he came in for the day.
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Damn! I actually was hoping to get a weight from someone else with a similar fish!! I had no chance... I know there's a *lot* of halibut fillet in my fridge right now though
According to length/weight charts, it should be about 32 pounds
http://www.arcticfusion.com/fishing08/size/size.htm

Congratulations!

Great picture too. Suitable for framing. The beaming smile says it all!

PS - How much is fresh halibut in the stores now? $18/pound? Something precious, I'm sure!
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