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Title: Binh beat me to it, but finally for me too! - 73" female soupfin
Post by: BenCantrell on May 05, 2019, 11:17:15 AM
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.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33904566598_76b0324bc9_c.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33904566328_7a46672802_c.jpg)

Thanks Josh for grabbing its tail, and thanks Nate for taking the hook out. We had good teamwork and got it released quickly.  :)
Title: Re: Binh beat me to it, but finally for me too! - 73" female soupfin
Post by: itsyaboysears 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!
Title: Re: Binh beat me to it, but finally for me too! - 73" female soupfin
Post by: spideyjg 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.
Title: Re: Binh beat me to it, but finally for me too! - 73" female soupfin
Post by: 1morecast on May 05, 2019, 12:36:46 PM
Great photos and congrats!
Title: Re: Binh beat me to it, but finally for me too! - 73" female soupfin
Post by: vdisney on May 05, 2019, 02:41:22 PM
Congrats Ben, I'm totally stoked for you.  That's a thick one too...................
Title: Re: Binh beat me to it, but finally for me too! - 73" female soupfin
Post by: sasquatch on May 05, 2019, 03:52:02 PM
The old right after I leave bite strikes again.
Title: Re: Binh beat me to it, but finally for me too! - 73" female soupfin
Post by: Latimeria on May 05, 2019, 07:03:07 PM
Damn Ben! That's a beauty!!!

Congrats on breaking the streak!
Title: Re: Binh beat me to it, but finally for me too! - 73" female soupfin
Post by: Pinoyfisher 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.
Title: Re: Binh beat me to it, but finally for me too! - 73" female soupfin
Post by: Pinoyfisher on May 05, 2019, 10:21:45 PM
Solid soup for sure Ben!! Great job!
Title: Re: Binh beat me to it, but finally for me too! - 73" female soupfin
Post by: BenCantrell on May 06, 2019, 09:55:37 AM
Thanks guys!