8/24 Personal Best Halibut off La Jolla

Discussion in 'Southern California Inshore & Islands Fish Reports' started by Spyder, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. Spyder

    Spyder There Can Be Only One....

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    Jim
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    Met up with Sherm at the shores at 0430. Had a bit of a painful launch (story later :rolleyes:). My plan was to try and get my first kayak yellowtail since my son (Masta) got his on Saturday.

    Wind was blowing harder & harder as we paddled out to try for bait. The water went from choppy to whites caps. This kept up the entire morning. The only forgiving thing was that both the wind & water was warm.

    Made several nice spanish macs for bait and headed to over to where the YT have been caught.

    Couple hours went by and not even a nibble. I sent my last mac down on a dropper loop and let it soak. I was going to reel up and move after a bit so I started to reel in then my rod loaded up. I thought I was in kelp until I felt a couple head shakes. Got the gaff ready and reeled it in. Came up to color, man it was beautiful. Missed 3 times with the gaff and finally nailed him. It went beserk all over my lap while slapping me in the face. A spike to the head slowed that shit down .

    My personal best flattie so far :hali_ruahahaha:. Measured out just over 34" and thick. Sherm was kind enough to snap a few on the water and beach pics, thanks bud.

    Now for the launch story. Was standing in the surf waiting for the sets to go by, jumped into the yak and onto my gaff. It went through my dry pants, board shorts, and into my left ass cheek:shake: :doh:. As I'm trying to pull it out another set comes in and I get hit with a wave. Finally pulled it out and got on my way. Lucky for me it only went in about 1/2 inch or so and my tetnus is up to date. Guess you could say I gaffed 2 butts yesterday:imdumb:.

    Peace,

    Spyder
     

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  2. ConSeaMate

    ConSeaMate Legend in my own mind

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    Did ya order a burger off that sportie?.....

    Nice job Jim!
     
  3. @-EZ

    @-EZ Fail, try again.

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    Nice fish... Congrats on the PB

    Gaffed two butts :waglleybooty: Classic. :D
     
  4. Deno

    Deno NO SHENANIGANS....

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    Nice one dude, congrats..
     
  5. Spyder

    Spyder There Can Be Only One....

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    I could smell them burgers all morning. That sporty was right there (you can see in the background) while I was gaffing and spiking that feesh. Guys were yelling and cheering, was kinda cool.
     

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  6. teddya2

    teddya2 Well-Known "Member"

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    gaff in the ass......that's one way to bloody a deck...............nice hali......!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. Steel Leader

    Steel Leader Liquid Therapy

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    nice goin jim, have fun @ bigbear lake.
     
  8. Troy

    Troy Under the Radar

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    Nice!
     
  9. Sherm

    Sherm aka: The Sherminator

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    Glad I was able to be your photo biatch Jim. Nice catch bro. You've put in the time for it. I know we were discussing which fish was bigger. Your hali or the one I got when were fishing a few weeks back. Which one do you think? Good luck in Big Bear this weekend.

    Hope your ass heels by then :idiot:
     

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  10. Az.monkey

    Az.monkey Newbie

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    Which Butt was the personal Best Jim ? yours or the flattie ? :D Nice Job Schmelt !
     
  11. knotfornothing

    knotfornothing Newbie

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    Jim - Nice fish - congrats
     
  12. Mark66

    Mark66 Member

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    Beautiful fish Jim. You may want to drive a gaff into your ass cheek each time you go out, just until you figure out if thats what made the difference :D

    Better yet, gaff Scott in the ass and see if he does better.
     
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  13. 26grumpy

    26grumpy who hooked who

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    Hard to tell because of the angle of the pics, but your butt is bigger.......did you mean the fish ?

    Nice catch Jim !
     
  14. Darylfw

    Darylfw Member

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    Damn nice fish. Glad to see you producing in LJ. I really need to try and get out there on a yak.
     
  15. Gypsea

    Gypsea I can cook too

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    Nice butt Spyder! Nice to see you today too.
     
  16. Bank Robber

    Bank Robber Hyperbolist

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    Congrats on a real nice fish Jim!...........looks a little bumpy out there you guys a pretty hardcore.
     
  17. djd35de

    djd35de Newbie

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    Good job Jim, they look like twins to me.
     
  18. gardenmartha

    gardenmartha • Queen of Spots •

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    WTG Jim! Beautiful fish! Now you have a reason to be butt hurt! :D LOL
    Glad you're OK!
     
  19. Sherm

    Sherm aka: The Sherminator

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    It was nasty conditions out there for sure. The wind was blowing when Jim and I got to the launch and it never quit. Whitecaps over the rail and everything. Jim was determined to catch fish Sunday so we went anyway.
     
  20. Spyder

    Spyder There Can Be Only One....

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    After the launch I had, wind & whitecaps were a piece of cake, LOL

    Bring on the cold weather & lobster season baby :hali_ruahahaha:
     

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