Fun in the fog aboard the Fury

Heartoak

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Every old dog has his day. :-)
Yesterday was mine aboard the Fury. Day started around 3 am on anchor at SCI. Standing at the rail in dense fog I hear a splash.. and an "oh shit"... somebody had lost a set up over the rail. I have a bait down on the bottom in 65 feet of water and when I bring it in I have snagged a line. Handlined the missing rig in about 5 minutes after it was lost. They guy says it was his buddies rig that he was using so he is really glad to have it saved. And good Karma payback happened for me the rest of the day.

We started drifting the ridge just after daylight for rockfish so that everyone could fill their sacks. Nice quality fish too. I really wanted to try slow pitch and that worked out very well. My second fish was a keeper ling....the only one of the trip. Definitely put a smile on my face as mesquite grilled Lingcod is one of our favorite meals.:D

Once we limited out ....by 9am the plan was to head into the island and work a few spot that Rick liked for Bass and maybe some YT. Sounds good to me! I love calico fishing. In we go and while the calicos barely showed we had a healthy home guard population around us pretty much the rest of the day. Very cool as I managed to hook 8 and land 2. Got kelped or rocked 6 times........ a couple of which were real monsters. I was fishing 65# braid with a 40# topshot and could put a lot of pressure on these fish. One of the ones I lost made a 100+ yd run and never slowed down until he got to a refuge. Got to love that! I couldn't believe how hard he pulled. He really earned his freedom. They were boiling all around us when it was time to head home. And to finish the day I ended up winning the jackpot which in turn went to the crew. Great trip on a great boat and a first class crew. There was pretty heavy fog most of the day so it made things feel sort of surreal.....and for me it totally was....I never do that well on the YT!
Every old dog does get his day.........:-)
Jeff
 

Capt.C.Delany

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Nice report. Lots good karma there for sure.
 

FloMar

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There's absolutely nothing when it comes to the FOG that is fun, nothing!

If you enjoyed your trip that's all that matters, congrats on the 2!

Fuck the FOG!
 

Heartoak

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Flomar; Fog is dangerous stuff.........but I have had very good days of fishing in it over the years. Need to be vigilant though. Fog and overcast have almost always been good to me. I find it easier to get in that zone.
Wind on the other hand is really never good. My last Fury trip we literally got blown off the water. F that stuff is what I say........>:(
And oh man was that Ling delicious.
Jeff
 

Heartoak

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Thanks. And yes Rick and the whole crew really know what they are doing. It was fun! Pretty much everything went my way for a change. That doesn't happen too often.....and when it does you need to savor it.
It is funny though now that I have had some time to think about the day I really feel like I missed a golden opportunity to use one of my favorite lures....a Madscad. With the conditions being what they were I'd bet that would have been deadly. o_O Next time.

Jeff
 

Tunaslam

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Congrats, how big was the JP Tail? Too bad no pictures.