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First off, congrats to Binh and everyone else who landed sharks recently!

I joined the Party Beach last night with Steve, Jim, Chris, Josh, Nate, Emerson, and Marc (did I miss anyone?). It pretty much looked like a Grinner Gathering. It was a slow night with a few maybe critter bites, and most of the people packed up and left before or around 11. On my second to last bait though I had a hard hit. The line went slack so I reeled in quickly, but there was nothing on. I put on the last bait and recast, and only a few minutes later it went down hard again and started pulling drag. Fish on, and it had the right sort of head shakes!

73" female soupfin - Caught on 13' Daiwa Sealine with Shimano Baitrunner OC 8000 and 50 lb Super Slick Power Pro. Terminal tackle was a 3-way rig with a 6 oz sputnik, 11/0 3X Mustad circle, 24" of 200 lb coated steel and 4' of 200 lb mono, plus 6' of 40 lb mono tied to the main line.





Thanks Josh for grabbing its tail, and thanks Nate for taking the hook out. We had good teamwork and got it released quickly.  :)

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Re: Binh beat me to it, but finally for me too! - 73" female soupfin
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2019, 11:26:29 AM »
Anytime Ben~! Much much deserved. She was super thick. Awesome to see you catch it on the spinning setup. Might have to get myself one soon. That top photo is such a good shot!

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Re: Binh beat me to it, but finally for me too! - 73" female soupfin
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2019, 11:59:29 AM »
Congrats Ben. When I left I did a big bait dump so there was lots of chum for you.

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Re: Binh beat me to it, but finally for me too! - 73" female soupfin
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2019, 12:36:46 PM »
Great photos and congrats!
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Re: Binh beat me to it, but finally for me too! - 73" female soupfin
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2019, 02:41:22 PM »
Congrats Ben, I'm totally stoked for you.  That's a thick one too...................
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Re: Binh beat me to it, but finally for me too! - 73" female soupfin
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2019, 03:52:02 PM »
The old right after I leave bite strikes again.

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Re: Binh beat me to it, but finally for me too! - 73" female soupfin
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2019, 07:03:07 PM »
Damn Ben! That's a beauty!!!

Congrats on breaking the streak!
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Re: Binh beat me to it, but finally for me too! - 73" female soupfin
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2019, 10:20:58 PM »
The old right after I leave bite strikes again.

Hahahaha!? That's why I always leave last.
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« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2019, 10:21:45 PM »
Solid soup for sure Ben!! Great job!
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Re: Binh beat me to it, but finally for me too! - 73" female soupfin
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2019, 09:55:37 AM »
Thanks guys!