Islands Ghost fever

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Rich Fagner

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After seeing good reports I developed a case of ghost fever . It got so bad the wife said go get cured. Decided on a reverse 1.5 day with Captain Rick Russell on his remodeled Pacific Islander. Left Monday morning with full tanks of squid and high hopes. Did a drive by at Anacapa and not seeing much we headed to Rosa. Got there in good seas and gentle breeze. Get my 1st bait in and right away feel a huge head shake . Yahoo I’m seabass bit , holy shit it’s a really big one. It proceeded head for the structure. Button downed and full thumb pressure couldn’t stop it. Good by ! Others picked away with a few more gaining there freedom. By the time the wind picked up the boat was putting together a good count. Wind blew 20 to 30 till till 3 am . Then went calm and the squid floated. Full tanks. Captain Sonny dropped a bait and was rewarded with a 37lb yellow. We fished about an hour more and got no bitters. Then the wind started all over again. Daybreak found the yellows biting. I stayed busy getting hooked up to back to back furbags. Went 0 for 2! Mommy did want a coat. Even though we had pretty crappy conditions this crew worked there butts off keeping lines straight and trying to stay on fish. Captain Rick , Captain Sonny , Garret and Nick are a great team. Dani in the galley put out some awesome eats. If you want to cure your case of ghost fever see these guys ! You won’t regret it. I still have the fever but I did get a great dose of salt water therapy. Thank you for a great time.

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Well sounds like your 1st bite was a BSB and they are very hard to stop been there done that! Exciting for the first couple of minutes but a lot of work after that if it doesn't break you off on the rocks first. You picked the right trip it will happen sooner or later.

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    After seeing good reports I developed a case of ghost fever . It got so bad the wife said go get cured. Decided on a reverse 1.5 day with Captain Rick Russell on his remodeled Pacific Islander. Left Monday morning with full tanks of squid and high hopes. Did a drive by at Anacapa and not seeing much we headed to Rosa. Got there in good seas and gentle breeze. Get my 1st bait in and right away feel a huge head shake . Yahoo I’m seabass bit , holy shit it’s a really big one. It proceeded head for the structure. Button downed and full thumb pressure couldn’t stop it. Good by ! Others picked away with a few more gaining there freedom. By the time the wind picked up the boat was putting together a good count. Wind blew 20 to 30 till till 3 am . Then went calm and the squid floated. Full tanks. Captain Sonny dropped a bait and was rewarded with a 37lb yellow. We fished about an hour more and got no bitters. Then the wind started all over again. Daybreak found the yellows biting. I stayed busy getting hooked up to back to back furbags. Went 0 for 2! Mommy did want a coat. Even though we had pretty crappy conditions this crew worked there butts off keeping lines straight and trying to stay on fish. Captain Rick , Captain Sonny , Garret and Nick are a great team. Dani in the galley put out some awesome eats. If you want to cure your case of ghost fever see these guys ! You won’t regret it. I still have the fever but I did get a great dose of salt water therapy. Thank you for a great time.

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    Thanks for the report
     
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    In my experience, up until the day I go, usually. Just got word trip Friday night is cancelled. :hali_parkutuli:

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    Same thing happens to me! The best time to go fishing is the day before and the day after I go.
     
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    Well sounds like your 1st bite was a BSB and they are very hard to stop been there done that! Exciting for the first couple of minutes but a lot of work after that if it doesn't break you off on the rocks first. You picked the right trip it will happen sooner or later.

    Thanks for the Report!
    What he said. I was geared right and brought up a huge bsb. Never weight it .never put it on the deck. But a 50 lb wsb was easy after it.
     
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