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NY Bagel and No Donut (4/12)
« on: April 13, 2016, 12:11:35 AM »
Well, I've been working 10-14 hour days and today was no exception.  I got an invite from Josh, but I was bound for home as I was whooped and living on 4 hours of sleep a night.
Sasquatch calls at the zero hour and tells me to get my ass down and fish since it's Tuesday, and I couldn't argue, but it was going to be a quick session.

It was actually nice resting on the cooler as only bait stealers were around and picking our baits every 15 minutes.  I could have fell asleep on the beach and Steve said he was done after seeing nothing real investigate our baits.  I had half a mackerel still and didn't want to waste my money or the good bait so said I was going to stick it out for 30 minutes.  He promptly replied, "You got until I get to the freeway to get one"...

Well, it didn't take that long.  5 minutes after he started the trek back to the car I saw a green streak going through the air followed by a screaming clicker!  I actually got to my rod and it didn't drop the hook, but I had a great hookset and the fight began!

It ripped line out from a totally buttoned drag and I had my hands full.  It was probably a 10 minute fight before I got her in the surf and saw a huge Soupfin flopping all around!  I drug her butt up to the rod holder and grabbed the pliers, camera and tape!

Big Beauty!



I got her straight and got a good measurement!  Even though it looks 76", I read it at 75.5" when it was at rest next to the fin.



I snapped a bunch of pics, but only a third came out since my camera sucks....
Head Shot.



Hook Shot (First fish on those HUGE 12/0 Big River Gamakatsus!



She released well and I cast one more bait before packing it in.  It's going to be another 4 hour sleep night and I have a 6 hour training session tomorrow that I hope I don't sleep through.

In any case, it turned out to be a fantastic night and I can only thank Squatch for it as everytime he leaves, I seem to catch fish before he gets to the freeway!  lol
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Re: NY Bagel and No Donut (4/12)
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2016, 04:53:44 AM »
Congrats man. Glad you finally got one to the beach. I must have been sitting in my car.

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Re: NY Bagel and No Donut (4/12)
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2016, 05:31:41 AM »
Nice work Tommy, guess you deserve it after being tortured the last few sessions. Shoulda communicated better with Dave and went north or to his spot... oh well guess I'll have to get back out there again soon B)

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Re: NY Bagel and No Donut (4/12)
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2016, 06:33:24 AM »
Beautiful shark. The head shot is very clean. Happy that you got one on the new hook.
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Re: NY Bagel and No Donut (4/12)
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2016, 07:50:53 AM »
Looks like the Gama Hooks might just work out yet  8)
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Re: NY Bagel and No Donut (4/12)
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2016, 08:18:28 AM »
Nice one Tom!!!
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Re: NY Bagel and No Donut (4/12)
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2016, 10:02:47 AM »
Nice one congrats!

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Re: NY Bagel and No Donut (4/12)
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2016, 11:40:05 AM »
Nice Soupie, I really want one!

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Re: NY Bagel and No Donut (4/12)
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2016, 06:27:43 PM »
The 12/0's are working and you guys always bring a great report 8)

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Re: NY Bagel and No Donut (4/12)
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2016, 07:50:28 PM »
Long shifts with a few hrs of sleep between is brutal. Glad you were able to squeeze in the grinner 8)
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Re: NY Bagel and No Donut (4/12)
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2016, 09:34:45 PM »
I'd be lying if I said I was happy for you landing a beautiful soup!

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Re: NY Bagel and No Donut (4/12)
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2016, 09:35:15 PM »
Happy to see you got a soup! Lol

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Re: NY Bagel and No Donut (4/12)
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2016, 06:18:07 AM »
I'd be lying if I said I was happy for you landing a beautiful soup!

The list is getting bigger.  I'm going to have to update the format to start fitting all these beasts on there.  I could have had 3 more recently, but the fish gods denied me.  Hopefully I turned the corner from Farmer Ave.  Adam and Pat in the VC are lighting it up lately.
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Re: NY Bagel and No Donut (4/12)
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2016, 07:46:17 AM »
Hey I don't mind having my own separate list, you know, so you don't have to struggle to keep track of my catches  8)

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Re: NY Bagel and No Donut (4/12)
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2016, 06:20:51 PM »
sooo rad
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