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Starting Off the Summer Shark Contest Right (6/13)
« on: June 14, 2017, 06:07:13 AM »
I actually didn't have to get my daughter from school today since it was her last day so decided to meet Steve at the bar to discuss a plan of attack for the evening.  I packed some small rods just in case we had to wait a while.

We went back and forth on a few options over  some cold ones and decided on the Condos.  Tide was incoming, but not super high or super strong, so it should be doable.  We got down to ..... well, summertime beaches.  People all over the beach, so we just chilled and waited our turn as it doesn't get dark until late these days.

Slight Salad...  baits held the bottom well...  seemed like it could be a good trip.

After about an hour, Steve and I get a Double Hook-up!  Mine only turns out to be a 4' eel, but Squatch reeled in a green and ticked off male 7-gill!  On the board!

65" male 7-gill.  Mack. Incoming. 2-3'.



Steve was stoked to already being on the contest leader board with a 7-gill already!  (but that wasn't to last long... like 30 minutes) lol

We get some critter hits and a nice shark bite that torched one of my mack heads.  Then Steve gets a ripper!  Damn, up 2-0!!!! or so I thought.  He reels in a 4.5' eel that ripped clicker on his reel!  It's been a while since we both got eels on the beach, but neither was horrible to our steel leader so no harm - no foul.

I then get a bump in which I could feel an eel  tugging on my bait.  Then the tugging stopped and I felt a chomp... I set the hook and felt the tell tale fight of a 7-gill!  I get him to shore and temporarily knock Squatch off the podium with a 67" male Seven!

Lights on....


Lights off...  (I forgot my camera so all pics were off my Google Phone)



We called it soon after since it was getting late quick, but we didn't do too bad in 2.5 hours of fishing which was about a shark and hour.

-Until next tide
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Re: Starting Off the Summer Shark Contest Right (6/13)
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2017, 07:49:15 AM »
Dang an eel and a grinner a piece and the eels didn't f up your gear, pretty successful night!! I went out to test my back. 2 beaches one kelpier than the other. Was on the first beach by 10pm. Condos was going to be my first choice based on previous intel I received from Binh.
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Re: Starting Off the Summer Shark Contest Right (6/13)
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2017, 08:44:43 AM »
I say stacked, this contest is so stacked!  ::) Great job as usual guys, man I need to get out!

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Re: Starting Off the Summer Shark Contest Right (6/13)
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2017, 09:16:58 AM »
Nice job, 2 in one night!

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Re: Starting Off the Summer Shark Contest Right (6/13)
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2017, 10:24:00 AM »
I thought my lead lasted 45 minutes, but maybe I'm just wishful thinking. Funny how my shark bite was an eel and Tom's eel bite was a shark.

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Re: Starting Off the Summer Shark Contest Right (6/13)
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2017, 12:03:20 PM »
Two in two and half hours...............nothing wrong with that.  Congrats guys

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Re: Starting Off the Summer Shark Contest Right (6/13)
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2017, 12:14:45 PM »
Nice session! Congrats to both of you!  8)
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Re: Starting Off the Summer Shark Contest Right (6/13)
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2017, 12:20:44 PM »
I plan to defend my title from last year. When does the contest end. (Too lazy to go look.) ;D
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Re: Starting Off the Summer Shark Contest Right (6/13)
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2017, 10:48:28 PM »
Dang guys nice! I'm still coming off the draft and can't get myself to barely leave the house. In Hawaii the next week so good luck to all you shark guys (except for Mike  :P :P). Way to make the mountain higher you bastids!

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Re: Starting Off the Summer Shark Contest Right (6/13)
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2017, 07:27:36 AM »
WTG on 2 sharks in a short window 8) 8)

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Re: Starting Off the Summer Shark Contest Right (6/13)
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2017, 08:07:00 AM »
Can't believe how sharp that first photo is.  Nice job guys.