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Old 05-14-2018, 11:57 AM   #1
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37lb California Kelp Donkey

Yesterday was my day as its been a minute since I caught a quality fish on the yak....37lb california kelp donkey ....I got him near kelp the line south west of the condo in about 80 feet of water on a carolina rigged mack about 10 am...dragged me through 3 kelp stalks and broke my braid so i ended up having to hand line him in which was easy since he qas tuckered out. also couldnt ask for better conditions, water cleared up alot, and bait was everywhere ...


lessons learned

1. don't have 3 lines out near the kelp I had to cut two to save the fish
2. always be ready for a bite on the rod I am fishing
3. Pay attention to whats going on around you...noticed there was a lot of bait around certain areas so I kept fishing those areas and I lucked out!
4. Keep thinking positive for a big seabass!
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Old 05-14-2018, 12:22 PM   #2
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That's a hog. Congrats. Way to stick it out.
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Old 05-14-2018, 12:42 PM   #3
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Color me green. I really need one of those on my "Kayak caught Species" list. I have plenty from boats, but that fight from a yak has eluded me.
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Old 05-14-2018, 01:10 PM   #4
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You're gonna need a bigger pan! :-)

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Old 05-14-2018, 03:14 PM   #5
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Beautiful fish , Congratulations !
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Old 05-14-2018, 03:51 PM   #6
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What - a current post with details about catching?!

1) Congrats on a nice fish!

2) Would that the practice of LJ kayak fisherfolk (be they young or not-so-young) posting relevant/recent info. here would become the norm again.

3) Muchas gracias for the timely post. Good info. Good will! Just plain good!

Avery
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Old 05-14-2018, 06:17 PM   #7
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Beautiful Fat Fish...!
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Old 05-14-2018, 06:55 PM   #8
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What a SLUG!
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Old 05-14-2018, 07:43 PM   #9
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Yellow Tail

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Old 05-14-2018, 08:18 PM   #10
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Thick sized!
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Old 05-15-2018, 02:08 AM   #11
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Well Stated

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1) Congrats on a nice fish!

2) Would that the practice of LJ kayak fisherfolk (be they young or not-so-young) posting relevant/recent info. here would become the norm again.

3) Muchas gracias for the timely post. Good info. Good will! Just plain good!

Avery
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Old 05-15-2018, 10:59 AM   #12
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Congrats ! Nice .
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Old 05-15-2018, 12:11 PM   #13
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congrats on the yellow beast!
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Old 05-15-2018, 12:15 PM   #14
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I'd rather catch a mossback that size than a wsb...
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Old 05-15-2018, 04:54 PM   #15
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Congratulations on the beautiful fish. Bon Appétit!


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Many people around here say they always have multiple lines out.

Personally, it has been more of a distraction than a benefit for me. Too much clutter. I prefer to focus all my attention on my best rig for what I'm doing. I like my finger on the braid so I can feel what's going on. I prefer to keep my work area clear and ready. Less confusion when we get a more serious hookup. If we are catching small fish, then the more lines the merrier.
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:53 AM   #16
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Nice One!

Nice One! Thanks for the report and enjoy the many meals.
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:59 AM   #17
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1) Congrats on a nice fish!

2) Would that the practice of LJ kayak fisherfolk (be they young or not-so-young) posting relevant/recent info. here would become the norm again.

3) Muchas gracias for the timely post. Good info. Good will! Just plain good!

Avery
What he said, Sure miss the old days! Congrats on a very nice quality fish.
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Old Yesterday, 09:29 AM   #18
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Nice fish
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