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Three Strikes and.... (3/7)
« on: March 08, 2018, 07:53:48 AM »
After fishing in the boat all day, I ran home to pick my daughter up from school, get dinner and pack for an evening surf session with Steve.  I really didn't think I was going to make it as I was whooped, but I needed to test out my new surf reel.  My wife bought a Fathom 40 star drag for my birthday and I replaced the old Torium 30 with it.

Casting was awesome.  I pre-set some of the cast control pins and was a little nervous since I didn't have a magnet installed, but it cast like a dream!

Steve got a lobster and I was struggling to even get a bait stealer bite.  Finally my rod made a big bounce and I jumped on it!  Fish on!  Aghh he's off!  No he's not!  It was probably a soupie, but I totally blew it.  I should have kept cranking when the line went slack as he just turned at me and didn't break the line like I thought he did.  Ugh...  I'm a little rusty with the lack of surf fishing this past month and the bad place I've mentally been in lately.

A few casts later and BAM!  Another knockdown!  I grab the rod and wait for him to come back, but nothing.  I reeled in a bare hook and no bait.  Steve said "Good thing you reeled in or you might have been waiting for a while longer".  lol

It went quiet for a few casts, but we stayed way later than planned.  On my last bait and last cast... BIG Knockdown again!  I held the rod in my hands hoping for him to come back for it.  The legs popped on the sinker, but I was ready just in case.  Bah!  Reeled in with no bait again and called it the night after 3 strikes.

Oh well, it was a good sign though.  Until next tide....

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Re: Three Strikes and.... (3/7)
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2018, 10:30:26 AM »
I was dragging yesterday. Thought for sure they were out there.

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Re: Three Strikes and.... (3/7)
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2018, 01:17:35 PM »
I love my Fathom 40s! Such great reels with crazy freespool. Bummer you didn't a grinner, they quickly lift one's mood. Josh and I tried to strike while the iron was hot, but it was doughnuts for us. Don't know 'til you go.

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Re: Three Strikes and.... (3/7)
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2018, 01:53:41 PM »
How's the job hunt going?

It's going.  I had a real good interview at Althea and have another interview tomorrow at Tanvex.  I still have not received a penny from unemployment.  I got locked out of my online account and have no way of contacting them.  Everytime I try to call at the second the phones are open, they filled their quota and kick me off without any way of leaving a message.  So friggand frustrating!
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Re: Three Strikes and.... (3/7)
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2018, 05:10:39 PM »
Bummer about missing three in one night, and I'm totally bummed for you about the job sh!t   :(
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Re: Three Strikes and.... (3/7)
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2018, 06:18:44 PM »
Honesty now... what pisses you off most, going 0 for 3 on the grinners or the unemployment thing?

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Re: Three Strikes and.... (3/7)
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2018, 08:07:54 PM »
Probably the unemployment thing chip?  But IMHO ...

(edit) I'm sure Steve is happy about the current lull in your catch ratio ...  ;D ;D
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Re: Three Strikes and.... (3/7)
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2018, 09:25:45 PM »
How's the job hunt going?

It's going.  I had a real good interview at Althea and have another interview tomorrow at Tanvex.  I still have not received a penny from unemployment.  I got locked out of my online account and have no way of contacting them.  Everytime I try to call at the second the phones are open, they filled their quota and kick me off without any way of leaving a message.  So friggand frustrating!

Good old Althea. A friend of mine was the VP of Regulatory there. I have someone at the unemployment offices, Iíll hit them up tomorrow.
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