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Soup Always Goes with Stormy Weather (4/9)
« on: April 09, 2016, 11:21:33 PM »
Well, Steve and I decided to hit the Soup Spot and timed out a few hour window before it rains.  We get there and set up.  10 minutes later a shady character appears out of the dark coming down the beach to us... yep, it was Where'sMyBeer and he was somehow shocked to see Steve and I there?!  lol

I wanted to at least give the new hooks a first trial run and see what I think.   Me thinks those hooks make mackerel on them look pretty small!  They are perfect sized for Bullet Tuna though.  I had some good hits on the bullets, but couldn't stick them.  This new hook is truly bass proof!

As the tide started marching in, the swell started to increase too.  We look over to see Steve at his rod with something at the other end.  At first we thought it was weeds, but then the tail action started and we knew it was the right kind.  After a healthy fight, I got my hands on the tail and drug up Steve's April Contest contender!

68.5"



Not sure what those marks are on the side, but it looks like it might have found reef.

Pretty Stocky for under 6 feet...  (My damn camera is on the fritz... time to look at something new and waterproof)



We spent the next hour and a half getting bass bit with no other real takes on the bait and called it quits.  The tide was getting damn high and the rains started.  Perfect time to leave, but it's always a successful night when a shark is slid up on the sand!  Nice work Steve!

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Re: Soup Always Goes with Stormy Weather (4/9)
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2016, 11:28:36 PM »
Thanks for the assist, Tom. Thought a bass had taken a couple bites, then stole my bait. I grabbed the rod to reel in and change bait. The line tightened up and started peeling off. At first I thought nice bass until I felt the tell tale signs and line kept running off the reel.

Glad we took the chance on my he weather. It paid off.

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Re: Soup Always Goes with Stormy Weather (4/9)
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2016, 11:31:24 PM »
I was 'shocked' to see anyone else out in those conditions LOL ... thought I would be the only nut job. We dodged the rain and it was actually pretty nice till those rollers came in.

Super stoked for you Steve. Congrats!!

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Re: Soup Always Goes with Stormy Weather (4/9)
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2016, 11:52:46 PM »
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Re: Soup Always Goes with Stormy Weather (4/9)
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2016, 12:44:32 AM »
oh and congrats Ray. Big time. Let's compare notes someday!
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Re: Soup Always Goes with Stormy Weather (4/9)
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2016, 07:08:13 AM »
Nice work "braving the elements" guys B)

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Re: Soup Always Goes with Stormy Weather (4/9)
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2016, 07:15:49 AM »
nice Soupfin Steve! always nice to see you guys putting them on the sand.

I didn't mention in my last report but some of the tuna came back with fist size bite marks in them. makes me want to take a long rod next time and see if we have anything similar to tope hanging around.
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Re: Soup Always Goes with Stormy Weather (4/9)
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2016, 07:32:14 AM »
Once again, you guys are getting 'er done.  Congrats, Verne

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Re: Soup Always Goes with Stormy Weather (4/9)
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2016, 07:54:22 AM »
Nice one 8) are they mellow once landed or do they try to bite ?

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Re: Soup Always Goes with Stormy Weather (4/9)
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2016, 09:30:57 AM »
Nice one Steve! 8)

Looks like it took some sort of abrasion to its side.
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Re: Soup Always Goes with Stormy Weather (4/9)
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2016, 09:34:58 AM »
Just a thought on a new water proof cam:

Check out some of the fuji water proof cams on amazon. Fairly priced and good reviews. You can also see the pictures they have taken.

They have several models to choose from. The older version takes good pics and is cheaper.
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Re: Soup Always Goes with Stormy Weather (4/9)
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2016, 07:42:33 AM »
nice job steve....
GET OUT AND GET BIT..