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Worth the Wait (1/31)
« on: January 31, 2017, 10:01:01 PM »
So the plan was to hit the bay tonight, but I got held up at work with an emergency.  In the meantime, Squatch started checking beaches since he didn't bring any firewood for the bay and found a spot that he wanted to fish.  I really didn't pack for the surf, but the surf was fishable so plans changed.

I got there just at sunset and saw a dense marine layer rolling in.  You could tell this was going to be a bad picture night if we were lucky enough to beach one with all of the moisture in the air to make the camera flash useless.  I just told Squatch that I wanted to see a shark landed as our last 3 or 4 all busted off over the last month.

It was the start of one our typical "Falling asleep in the chair" nights when I thought I hung up on some weeds, so yelled weeds to Steve.  Steve yelled back "I don't think so".  I never hear Steve say that so ran to the rod and line started peeling out!  Definite shark and didn't do anything weird to let me know it was an exotic critter, but had some serious mass.  It definitely felt like a big Sevengill and I had to really work for it.  I hit that point in the fight where I started getting nervous that it was going to break off, but continued to do what I was doing in hopes it didn't do such a thing.

Finally after getting her over some shallow water, I saw her... Wow!  My biggest yet, but it was just soooo round!  Steve and I could not budge her at a certain point since she was too heavy so we went to work where we could get her to without having her swim away on us.  We actually had to keep holding her as the waves would come in and try to drag her out.



Steve took a dozen pictures, with and without the flash, but the moisture in the air was killing all of the pics!  We got to a point where we couldn't keep her out of the water too much longer and got a solid 105" measurement, but the girth was something to be wowed by!



Unfortunately, the pics with and without the flash barely came out good, but this was what I had to work with.  I wasn't going to kill her just for a picture so I'm still happy with what we got.

Squatch helped pull her fat ass in and she caught her senses before swimming off... She also puked out her stomach, so I didn't want her biting the hell out of it so we worked quickly to get her to swim off strong.




Well, 105" is my personal best but it was twice as thick as the 102" I caught so was a much more impressive creature!  It weighed more than me for sure!

It may be time, so get out there and get some!  Not bad for planning to fish Bat Rays and a last minute change of plans yielded my biggest surf shark yet!

Thanks for reading and until next tide!
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Re: Worth the Wait (1/31)
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2017, 10:33:32 PM »
Hot damn!!! That's a biggun!!!
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Re: Worth the Wait (1/31)
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2017, 11:01:03 PM »
Dayum!  :o Congrats Tom!


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Re: Worth the Wait (1/31)
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2017, 04:43:08 AM »
Nice fish.

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Re: Worth the Wait (1/31)
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2017, 07:26:23 AM »
WOW, that thing is big  :o

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Re: Worth the Wait (1/31)
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2017, 09:09:21 AM »
I only see Steve doing all the work ...  :P :P :P

Nice fishy Tom. Noticed you were quick to update that double digit lead ...  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Worth the Wait (1/31)
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2017, 10:58:19 AM »
Frick'n awesome Tom, stoked for you my man  8)
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Re: Worth the Wait (1/31)
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2017, 10:59:41 AM »
I only see Steve doing all the work ...  :P :P :P

Nice fishy Tom. Noticed you were quick to update that double digit lead ...  ;D ;D ;D

No sh!t, huh? First words out of his mouth last night were, "Guess I'll make the 2017 list now."

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Re: Worth the Wait (1/31)
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2017, 11:00:22 AM »
Noticed you were quick to update that double digit lead ...  ;D ;D ;D
I'm glad you noticed. I reminded Steve last night. Lol
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Re: Worth the Wait (1/31)
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2017, 11:02:57 AM »
Right on! So happy for you Tom!!

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Re: Worth the Wait (1/31)
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2017, 11:05:56 AM »
That's a pig! I need to get out. Good going guys!

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Re: Worth the Wait (1/31)
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2017, 03:00:51 PM »
STOKED  8) 8)that thing is giant.
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Re: Worth the Wait (1/31)
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2017, 03:35:31 PM »
Wow! Look at the head on that big girl...impressive

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Re: Worth the Wait (1/31)
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2017, 04:26:50 PM »
Congrats on your personal best Tom! That is a big one! Nicely done! 8) Were you sore after from that battle?

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Re: Worth the Wait (1/31)
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2017, 06:08:54 PM »
That's awesome.

They are so beautiful to look at.

The girth must have be amazing to see.

That's a true 7gill.

Gotta give the sand hand props too.

Really starting to miss those things.