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Team VC Bat Fight 2019 Report
« on: March 12, 2019, 11:22:33 AM »
Well I'm crazy busy right now so this will be brief.  I was in Indianapolis all last week and flew home late Friday night.  Spent the morning with my family and after lunch my dad and I headed out with my 3 oldest kids.  I werenít expecting much and didnít plan to stay long.  Conditions were good as far as surf and salad, none of either, but it was cold and the wind kept getting stronger. 
We fished about 3 hours mackerel on the long rods and squid on the critter rod.
About half way in my dad gets a nice bounce on his rod and after putting pressure on the circle hook he starts loosing line fast.  Thought for sure we were gonna land a nice bat, but after a couple minutes, the fight changes and Iím seeing tail slaps.  Knew then it was a sevengill, and it was putting up a great fight.  After another run, he got it in close, but is just stayed out in waist deep  water, refusing to get any closer.  Joe and I didnít want to wrestle with it out that far and waited until my dad was able to finally coax it close enough to get our hands on it. 
Once we had it beached I realized why it was so hard to get in.  This male was big and fat!  Measured at 98Ē and had to have been 180-200 lbs.  We took some quick pictures and let the kids check it out and then returned it to the sea.  I had to get him in deeper water and rock him a bit, but he finally kicked away strong.








After that, the long rods stayed quiet, but the critter rod was keeping the kids busy.  They had a blast and their smiles made my heart happy!






I wore the stripe all day, but Iíve never been more happy to be skunked. 
It was a great day!

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Re: Team VC Bat Fight 2019 Report
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2019, 11:37:10 AM »
It's sharky-shark time!  Right on boss!  I love the family all got in on the action even if you got skunked.

Nice going Bussanich Family!
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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2019, 12:14:28 PM »
Really a great fish. Cool that the kids got to see grandpa bring it in.

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Re: Team VC Bat Fight 2019 Report
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2019, 01:08:18 PM »
Well I'm crazy busy right now so this will be brief.  I was in Indianapolis all last week and flew home late Friday night.  Spent the morning with my family and after lunch my dad and I headed out with my 3 oldest kids.  I werenít expecting much and didnít plan to stay long.  Conditions were good as far as surf and salad, none of either, but it was cold and the wind kept getting stronger. 
We fished about 3 hours mackerel on the long rods and squid on the critter rod.
About half way in my dad gets a nice bounce on his rod and after putting pressure on the circle hook he starts loosing line fast.  Thought for sure we were gonna land a nice bat, but after a couple minutes, the fight changes and Iím seeing tail slaps.  Knew then it was a sevengill, and it was putting up a great fight.  After another run, he got it in close, but is just stayed out in waist deep  water, refusing to get any closer.  Joe and I didnít want to wrestle with it out that far and waited until my dad was able to finally coax it close enough to get our hands on it. 
Once we had it beached I realized why it was so hard to get in.  This male was big and fat!  Measured at 98Ē and had to have been 180-200 lbs.  We took some quick pictures and let the kids check it out and then returned it to the sea.  I had to get him in deeper water and rock him a bit, but he finally kicked away strong.








After that, the long rods stayed quiet, but the critter rod was keeping the kids busy.  They had a blast and their smiles made my heart happy!






I wore the stripe all day, but Iíve never been more happy to be skunked. 
It was a great day!

Great report! Congrats!

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Re: Team VC Bat Fight 2019 Report
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2019, 06:38:45 PM »
The smiles say it all Chad.......................awesome   ;D
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Re: Team VC Bat Fight 2019 Report
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2019, 02:54:52 PM »
Where was my invite 😟

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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2019, 11:17:44 PM »
You guys are getting them!! Kids look so stoked!
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Re: Team VC Bat Fight 2019 Report
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2019, 12:40:53 PM »
Well I'm crazy busy right now so this will be brief.  I was in Indianapolis all last week and flew home late Friday night.  Spent the morning with my family and after lunch my dad and I headed out with my 3 oldest kids.  I werenít expecting much and didnít plan to stay long.  Conditions were good as far as surf and salad, none of either, but it was cold and the wind kept getting stronger. 
We fished about 3 hours mackerel on the long rods and squid on the critter rod.
About half way in my dad gets a nice bounce on his rod and after putting pressure on the circle hook he starts loosing line fast.  Thought for sure we were gonna land a nice bat, but after a couple minutes, the fight changes and Iím seeing tail slaps.  Knew then it was a sevengill, and it was putting up a great fight.  After another run, he got it in close, but is just stayed out in waist deep  water, refusing to get any closer.  Joe and I didnít want to wrestle with it out that far and waited until my dad was able to finally coax it close enough to get our hands on it. 
Once we had it beached I realized why it was so hard to get in.  This male was big and fat!  Measured at 98Ē and had to have been 180-200 lbs.  We took some quick pictures and let the kids check it out and then returned it to the sea.  I had to get him in deeper water and rock him a bit, but he finally kicked away strong.








After that, the long rods stayed quiet, but the critter rod was keeping the kids busy.  They had a blast and their smiles made my heart happy!






I wore the stripe all day, but Iíve never been more happy to be skunked. 
It was a great day!

Great Pictures Chad! Congrats!