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First Female 7gill 20180709
« on: July 10, 2018, 09:04:53 AM »
After getting some honey-do's done last night I made a quick run out to soak some bait for a bit.  Had a couple hours before the Sheriff would kick me out and I needed a break from the heat also.  I waited for the last few beach goers to pack up and got my first bait in around 8:30. The arsenal was my old reliable Penn 9500SS with upgraded drag, Motive Fab Titanium AR kit, bailless kit and power handle compliments of Sal mounted on a 12" heavy Penn Prevail.  Second outfit is my Ugly Duckling 970 on a 6'6" Tsunami Airwave (not the usual surf setup, but I've been wanting to use it really bad!   ;D )



Conditions were perfect!  Nice high tide right at dusk.  0-1' surf.  Zero salad. No wind.  Actually, I was wishing there was a breeze because it was still pretty hot.  I fished for 2  hours, changing baits on each rod a couple of times, and having no action at all.  At 10:30 I started packing my gear.  As I glanced over at my long rod, I see the line go slack, here we go!  Tighten the drag, set the hook, fish on!  I knew right away it was a sevengill, and it felt like a small one, but Im always excited to land one of these!  A nice big surge help push it up on the beach and I see its a female.  A first for me since all my others have been males.  She taped out at 77.5 and was back in the water swimming away in a couple minutes.





As I was loading the rest of my gear the Sheriff rolled by, gave me a thumbs up, and headed on his way.

Date: 07/09/2018
Species: Female Sevengill
Length: 77.5
Tide: Outgoing tide
Bait: Bat Ray
« Last Edit: July 10, 2018, 09:48:24 AM by xjchad »

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Re: First Female 7gill 20180709
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2018, 09:20:21 AM »
NICE Chad!  You are climbing up the list!  You'll be in front of Binh in no time!   8)
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Re: First Female 7gill 20180709
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2018, 09:51:10 AM »
I saw this on insta! Great job on the summer 7gill! I bought it was over.

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Re: First Female 7gill 20180709
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2018, 10:19:16 AM »
Glad I could help.

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Re: First Female 7gill 20180709
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2018, 12:27:37 PM »
Right on Chad, a July sevengill......................................stoked for ya
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Re: First Female 7gill 20180709
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2018, 12:30:27 PM »
Hey Verne!  Where have you been!?!?
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Re: First Female 7gill 20180709
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2018, 01:05:01 PM »
Sweet 7 Chad!! Water is too damn warm down here for grinners right now. I'll keep chucking out baits and hope for the best.
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Re: First Female 7gill 20180709
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2018, 01:16:26 PM »
I'll keep chucking out baits and hope for the best.

That's all I'm doing.  It's starting to warm up here too  :(
I've got the opportunity to fish a lot this week with the wife and kids out of town, so I'm trying to take advantage of it and hope it pays off.

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Re: First Female 7gill 20180709
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2018, 01:22:34 PM »
I'll keep chucking out baits and hope for the best.

That's all I'm doing.  It's starting to warm up here too  :(
I've got the opportunity to fish a lot this week with the wife and kids out of town, so I'm trying to take advantage of it and hope it pays off.

Out of town... lucky!! I've made a butt load of bait though. Anchovy and mackerel everywhere!! Would be sweet if the warm water brought some exotics like YT and bonito in casting range.
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Re: First Female 7gill 20180709
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2018, 02:59:05 PM »
Really nice solo session Chad! Congrats, on that 7 gill!

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Re: First Female 7gill 20180709
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2018, 03:27:57 PM »
Really nice solo session Chad! Congrats, on that 7 gill!

You've been going to the wrong county Dre!! Lol!
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Re: First Female 7gill 20180709
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2018, 03:36:08 PM »
Thanks guys!
Went out again last night.  More great conditions, but nobody home.  The water is getting really warm.
Trying a brand new spot tonight, fingers crossed...