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6/1/18 Report: One Hell of a Day! OC Goes Beastmode
« on: June 02, 2018, 04:46:59 PM »
Start the day like any other, early morning pier session chasing Mr. T. Been a few fish around so figure we should connect fairly quickly....

By 6:00am I'm tight on what is obviously a better grade fish than expected. I fish fairly light for Threshers, 30lb line being standard fare. Well, on this particular day i was undergunned. Fish blistered off and ran through all but 20 yards of my line before I got her turned. 45 minutes in we get our first look and take the gaff shot.

This came over the rail:



Share the stoke with my team and start thinking about how to use that delicious looking head! Since we got tight on a fairly decent 7 on the last thresher head we dropped, figure Ill run down south a bit and try dropping the head in a new location.

On the sand by 4, lines in by 4:30, easy launch, zero surf. We figure the timing is gonna be a sundown bite and whattya know, sun starts to fade and one of the lighter rods gets a slow roll....tighten up, head shake....off. Damn. Get that bait back out! Teammate jumps in the yak and gets the bait reset but before he can make it back the thresher bait goes off HARD! Run over, short feed, lever forward and bam! Were Tight! A few shouts later my sand hand is back on the beach and were watching 150 yards of line leave at 33lbs of drag.....big boy.

Start gaining a bit, still no signs of visual confirmation and then......the handle breaks off the reel.....are you kidding me? WHAT THE....



No matter, there's enough of a stump to keep grinding!

Time wears on, critter and I start to get tired and finally we get her in the wash.....



Hook pops out with no fuss, quick drag back out and got the beast released...



Pretty stoked to say the least. One hell of a day for me, beat up, tired, and back on the sand for more the next day! Fishing is hard.....

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Re: 6/1/18 Report: One Hell of a Day! OC Goes Beastmode
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2018, 05:51:09 PM »
Very Nice! Well Done

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Re: 6/1/18 Report: One Hell of a Day! OC Goes Beastmode
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2018, 07:04:28 PM »
Heck of a day! Congrats Spencer!

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Re: 6/1/18 Report: One Hell of a Day! OC Goes Beastmode
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2018, 07:17:49 PM »
Got to be the leader in the by catch category👍
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Re: 6/1/18 Report: One Hell of a Day! OC Goes Beastmode
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2018, 12:09:51 AM »
That's not bycatch for sure. Damn so jelly! Me wants one pretty bad. Anyone wanna paddle out a bait for me?
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Re: 6/1/18 Report: One Hell of a Day! OC Goes Beastmode
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2018, 02:52:04 PM »
Wow, broke the handle off the reel and still able to bring in the fish! Just start handlining the fish next time.  ;)

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Re: 6/1/18 Report: One Hell of a Day! OC Goes Beastmode
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2018, 03:49:13 PM »
Ummm...  just wow....what a hell of a day!  That title right there sums your day up perfectly!
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Re: 6/1/18 Report: One Hell of a Day! OC Goes Beastmode
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2018, 06:55:26 PM »
Yuuuummm ;D T steaks on the Barby!

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Re: 6/1/18 Report: One Hell of a Day! OC Goes Beastmode
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2018, 09:32:51 PM »
wow. hell yeah. donkey too. man nice nice nice is all I can say!