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Old 07-22-2014, 07:25 PM   #1
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LJ 7/21/14 - Thanks Mom

I solo launched La jolla at 530am on Monday morning to fish for yellowtail. I had a hard time making bait so I started rock fishing. After pulling up a fat vermillion I drifted right over a large school of green backs and was able to make six pieces of bait. I then started trolling a fly lined greenie and was on the spot I wanted at 1100am right before the tide shift. I trolled the area for about an hour and didn't see much activity. No boils and no birds. I was about to switch back to rock fishing when all the sudden my clicker starts screaming. I grab my rod out of the holder, flipped my seagate 35 that had 80lb green braid with a 40lb fluorocarbon leader into gear and let my 3/0 circle hook set itself. He took me on a quick sleigh ride, with lots of line ripping and head shaking but I was confident in my entire setup and drag setting. After bringing him to color, I sunk SteveOs custom gaff into him, game clipped and bled out.

I then sat back started screaming in joy practically crying and thanking my mom for the fish she gave me from heaven.

After spending the last 3 weeks in the San Francisco Bay Area with my family watching my mom pass away I was able to get out on the water on Monday. My mom gave me that yellowtail that day and its a moment I'll never forget.

I love you mom. Rest in peace.
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:36 PM   #2
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LJ 7/21/14 - Thanks Mom

Sorry to hear about your mom. I'm sure she is smiling down proud of you.

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Old 07-22-2014, 07:37 PM   #3
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Right on, man.
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:40 PM   #4
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Thanks for the report and great picture!
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:43 PM   #5
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Inspirational. Thanks man!
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:55 PM   #6
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Mikey,

I just can't begin to tell you how happy I am
I met you last summer. When your Mom sends
you a yellowtail like that, it's more than just
her watching over you, it's love.

See you on the water...
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:57 PM   #7
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Hey Mikey hadn't seen you post much in a while, so glad to see you're out there and having some luck. Sorry about your Mom. Tight Lines. Mark
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Old 07-22-2014, 08:05 PM   #8
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Awesome catch brother, truly a gift from heaven.
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Old 07-22-2014, 08:07 PM   #9
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Congrats nice fish man... Sorry for your loss.


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Old 07-22-2014, 08:14 PM   #11
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Old 07-22-2014, 08:38 PM   #12
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Old 07-22-2014, 08:46 PM   #13
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Mom got you back! Congrats
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Old 07-22-2014, 09:01 PM   #14
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:25 PM   #15
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I'm glad you can find some happiness after such a rough time. Beautiful fish there, thanks for sharing your story
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:51 PM   #16
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Your Mother is with the Lord, but find comfort in that we are ALL in his embrace!

Congrats on hooking such a tasty morsel there!
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Old 07-23-2014, 01:03 AM   #17
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Congratulations on your YT and thanks for the report.
I'm sorry to hear about your mom.

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Old 07-23-2014, 05:23 AM   #18
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Very nice, sorry about your mother.
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Old 07-23-2014, 05:37 AM   #19
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I am real sorry to hear about your Mom man, stay strong, beautiful YT.
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Old 07-23-2014, 06:25 AM   #20
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Sorry to hear about your mom ... I am sure she is looking down at you with a big smile. Congrats!
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