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The Slow Climb (05-23-17)
« on: May 24, 2017, 12:23:49 AM »
Solo sesh armed with some sweet Shelter Island macks. Lots of water movement tonight, so, I was expecting an action filled night.

First bait hits the water around 8:30pm. Whipped out my phone for some Words with Friends action and my rod does the 7gill bounce. Grabbed the rod and quickly wind in the slack and set the hook once the line came tight. A real quick bend in the rod and my line goes slack. I reel in my line to find my bait totally shredded. I guess I set the hook too soon. Didn't give it enough time to eat. Rebait and sent it out. Sweet, 10mins in my sesh and already got a grinner bite. Stoked!! 2nd bait soaks for about 5mins before it gets rocked. Rod almost falls out of the sand spike. Same deal, I take in the slack and set the hook once the line comes tight. I get a nice drag peeling run and a sh!t load of head shakes. Feeling very soupie. Been a while since I've caught one of those. After a relatively quick fight, a 65" male soupfin slides in with the surf.



He was still pretty green, so, I was only able to get 2 pics and this was the best one. Slowly climbing up that leader board!!

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Re: The Slow Climb (05-23-17)
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2017, 05:43:32 AM »
Well Damn, I guess you didn't want to fish with me last night!  lol

Nicely done Mike!  2 sharks in 2 locations!  I definitely could have used a sand hand tonight as I got smacked around a bit from my green shark.
Looks like it's time to update the shark list as with Binh's last one makes it worth the effort.
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Re: The Slow Climb (05-23-17)
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2017, 06:40:20 AM »
Nice one, Mike.

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Re: The Slow Climb (05-23-17)
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2017, 06:41:45 AM »
Well Damn, I guess you didn't want to fish with me last night!  lol

Nicely done Mike!  2 sharks in 2 locations!  I definitely could have used a sand hand tonight as I got smacked around a bit from my green shark.
Looks like it's time to update the shark list as with Binh's last one makes it worth the effort.

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Re: The Slow Climb (05-23-17)
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2017, 06:46:59 AM »
Well Damn, I guess you didn't want to fish with me last night!  lol

Nicely done Mike!  2 sharks in 2 locations!  I definitely could have used a sand hand tonight as I got smacked around a bit from my green shark.
Looks like it's time to update the shark list as with Binh's last one makes it worth the effort.

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Re: The Slow Climb (05-23-17)
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2017, 07:06:04 AM »
Count up your shark totals.  I think you are 3 away from tying WMB and 4 away from passing him.  4 away would tie you with Ray.  Damn, you made the climb rather quickly all this year alone!
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Re: The Slow Climb (05-23-17)
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2017, 07:07:25 AM »
Count up your shark totals.  I think you are 3 away from tying WMB and 4 away from passing him.  4 away would tie you with Ray.  Damn, you made the climb rather quickly all this year alone!

Seriously!! I do put a lot of time on the sand too. Probably more than most.
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Re: The Slow Climb (05-23-17)
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2017, 07:10:11 AM »
Count up your shark totals.  I think you are 3 away from tying WMB and 4 away from passing him.  4 away would tie you with Ray.  Damn, you made the climb rather quickly all this year alone!

Seriously!! I do put a lot of time on the sand too. Probably more than most.

i just mean you've only had a couple the last few years and this year you have been on a tear! you definitely put the time in and I'm hoping we see some shuffling in the shark list here soon, especially since OC, LA and VC has went on a big fish hiatus.  :o ;D
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Re: The Slow Climb (05-23-17)
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2017, 07:17:37 AM »
Count up your shark totals.  I think you are 3 away from tying WMB and 4 away from passing him.  4 away would tie you with Ray.  Damn, you made the climb rather quickly all this year alone!

Seriously!! I do put a lot of time on the sand too. Probably more than most.

i just mean you've only had a couple the last few years and this year you have been on a tear! you definitely put the time in and I'm hoping we see some shuffling in the shark list here soon, especially since OC, LA and VC has went on a big fish hiatus.  :o ;D

Took a while to figure out the whole "shark thing". Can't just cast out and hope for the best. Now I know how to target them.
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Re: The Slow Climb (05-23-17)
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2017, 09:31:35 AM »
Nice Mike!  You're in the groove!  8)
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Re: The Slow Climb (05-23-17)
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2017, 01:38:02 PM »
Sometimes we have to fish vicariously through you SD guys! Way to go Mike, you're slaying them!

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Re: The Slow Climb (05-23-17)
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2017, 04:12:33 PM »
Outstanding, I think soupies are such cool looking sharks.................V
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Re: The Slow Climb (05-23-17)
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2017, 01:10:34 AM »
Outstanding, I think soupies are such cool looking sharks.................V

Great fighters for sure! I'm partial to a 7gill's looks. Epitome of "prehistoric".
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Re: The Slow Climb (05-23-17)
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2017, 05:39:33 AM »
So Mike....  how fast was your "Truth" reel dumped of line last night?
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Re: The Slow Climb (05-23-17)
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2017, 06:49:11 AM »
Another nice reward , congrats  8)