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Old 05-06-2019, 09:35 AM   #1
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La Jolla Yellowtail 5-5-19

I've been trying to go out at least once a week, weather permitting. In a few of the last trips, I've seen some large fish caught but in-spite of doing all the same things and being in the same spots, no hook ups. Even had multiple days of throwing Irons into boiling Yellows about 15-17lbs and with other kayakers and boater all looking at each other with the look like "WTF" not a single hook up, strange. So yesterday (I usually don't do weekends) but wanted to beat out the rains, I went out and finally had a little more sunshine and fishing luck. At first pull it was a little slow, so I first thought, Seal. Then the clicker started the beautiful scream, fish on and I set the drag. It truly is "The Tug Is The Drug!. Man it was soooo good to hear that rod bendo and drag and braid screaming! When I got it to the surface and was getting ready to gaff it and saw it's size I decided to release it so it can get bigger. It was lucky that it wasn't closer to or over 30lbs. Here is a short clip from my first attempt at using GoPro Quick. https://youtu.be/8oDzH4NL6-w
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Old 05-06-2019, 10:13 AM   #2
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Nice Mark!

Congrats buddy on the fish and the release!

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Old 05-06-2019, 11:31 AM   #3
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Congrats! Nice fish!


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Old 05-06-2019, 11:34 AM   #4
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nice YT, and good on you for releasing him to grow.
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Old 05-06-2019, 02:02 PM   #5
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Great job. That was still a nice-sized fish!
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Old 05-08-2019, 06:32 PM   #6
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Nice fish! Good job on the release.
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Old 05-08-2019, 07:03 PM   #7
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Thanks for the report

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Old 05-08-2019, 08:19 PM   #8
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Congrats Mark.

Good on you for the release. My freezer has no yellowtail, ibwould have kept him
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Old 05-09-2019, 02:25 PM   #9
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Well done on the C&R Mark!
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Old 05-09-2019, 08:01 PM   #10
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Sweet WTG mark definitely putting in the time
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