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Finally!!
« on: May 05, 2019, 09:26:48 AM »
It only took close to a year, but I finally broke the shark skunk streak! My last shark was June of 2018 and I've been fishing consistently for that entire time. It took a grunion run and my original Penn Squall setup to break the curse. Having a good sandhand helped too.  ;) Andre came all the way down from L.A. to fish the incoming tide, and we both got hooked up at the same time. More evidence that soupies hunt in packs. Andre gets to his rod first since I was setting up my second rod. (sign of how desperate I've become :'() He gets tight with his fish when I get my rod off the holder. I start to tighten the drag on my reel when I hear Andre yell that his fish broke off. As I am using my original Penn Squall 15 with 25lb mainline I have to be more careful not to put too much pressure on this fish. During the fight this soupie breaches a few times which was cool and nerve racking at the same time. I put this shark on the sand with a nice incoming wave.

Stats: Bait-Mac, 70" Female Soup Fin, Incoming tide
« Last Edit: May 05, 2019, 09:28:52 AM by 1morecast »
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Re: Finally!!
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2019, 09:56:43 AM »
Guess the rest of us picked the wrong beach.
Congrats on the skunk breaker, Binh.

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Re: Finally!!
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2019, 10:04:35 AM »
Glad you broke the streak Binh. As Steve said, we chose poorly.

In my defense Mike suggested it. LOL.

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Re: Finally!!
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2019, 10:06:43 AM »
Congrats man! Solid fish to break the streak

Last night was date night but I drove up PCH after and looked at some spots. One i wanted to hit had like 10 rod tip lights and 6 headlamps on it.
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Re: Finally!!
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2019, 10:13:20 AM »
Congrats man! Solid fish to break the streak

Last night was date night but I drove up PCH after and looked at some spots. One i wanted to hit had like 10 rod tip lights and 6 headlamps on it.

That was probably us Chris. You didn't miss a thing.

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Re: Finally!!
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2019, 10:29:26 AM »
Very nice! It sounds like it took a few of us to land one this year. All within days apart. I should just repeat what was said above. Maybe we’ll choose the right beach next time. Congrats.

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Re: Finally!!
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2019, 10:35:15 AM »
Congrats man! Solid fish to break the streak

Last night was date night but I drove up PCH after and looked at some spots. One i wanted to hit had like 10 rod tip lights and 6 headlamps on it.

That was probably us Chris. You didn't miss a thing.

I was there Friday and saw some lights down the way too. Time to find new beaches.
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Re: Finally!!
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2019, 10:40:42 AM »
It only took close to a year, but I finally broke the shark skunk streak! My last shark was June of 2018 and I've been fishing consistently for that entire time. It took a grunion run and my original Penn Squall setup to break the curse. Having a good sandhand helped too.  ;) Andre came all the way down from L.A. to fish the incoming tide, and we both got hooked up at the same time. More evidence that soupies hunt in packs. Andre gets to his rod first since I was setting up my second rod. (sign of how desperate I've become :'() He gets tight with his fish when I get my rod off the holder. I start to tighten the drag on my reel when I hear Andre yell that his fish broke off. As I am using my original Penn Squall 15 with 25lb mainline I have to be more careful not to put too much pressure on this fish. During the fight this soupie breaches a few times which was cool and nerve racking at the same time. I put this shark on the sand with a nice incoming wave.

Stats: Bait-Mac, 70" Female Soup Fin, Incoming tide


Always a pleasure fishing with you. Hopefully, I'll see you on the sand again soon! Congrats, on a really nice fish!

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Re: Finally!!
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2019, 10:45:50 AM »
Hell yeah Binh!!!
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Re: Finally!!
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2019, 10:53:07 AM »
Last night was date night but I drove up PCH after and looked at some spots. One i wanted to hit had like 10 rod tip lights and 6 headlamps on it.


I was there Friday and saw some lights down the way too. Time to find new beaches.

Due to repeated stripes I've pretty much written that one off anyhow.

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Re: Finally!!
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2019, 02:46:29 PM »
Hell yeah Binh!!!

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Re: Finally!!
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2019, 07:04:04 PM »
Finally!!! LoL, you're still one away from your number!!
Well done!
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Re: Finally!!
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2019, 07:04:06 AM »
Finally!!! LoL, you're still one away from your number!!
Well done!

let's hope it doesn't take till 2020 for me to get to number 20. :o

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