Late report- 1st Halibut

JimmH

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Jun 23, 2003
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Took my 10 year old granddaughter Shelby out yesterday (Sunday) morning on San Diego Bay for a couple of hours, launching at 7am. Time was limited as we hadf to head to the airport to pick up her aunt and uncle at 11am.

I had loaded both bay and ocean rods, but forgot the bay lures, so we headed to the bait barge and bought a $10 quarter scoop, then ran out to to the channel to bounce-ball the outbound tide.

1/2 kt drifts along the southern channel drop-off produced a number of fish, and a legal halibut for her at 8am that popped the hook when it made its first run back down!

we drifted a couple more times, catching a variety of fish... including a couple small hali's. Last drift at 10:15, I tell her to "wind it up" and her pole goes bendo! She's cranking hard, telling me it's definately a hali, even though she's only had one other one on before. And, she's right! Up comes a definate legal, which makes one small run, then gets a quick gaff! First Halibut, just like that. (26", 6 lbs)

We caught 13 fish total- sandies, a spotty, three halibut, a large greenie, and a rock.... but that first 'but had her singing "I caught a hali" all the way back to the landing.

Shelby First Halibut 10-14-06.jpg Shelby First Flatty 10-14-06.jpg
 

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Right on Jimmmmmmmh! :cheers:

Very cool! Congrats on Shelby's 1st halibut.

Hey, I do work. :) I'm just self employed as of lately and loving it!
 

Squid Vicious

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Feb 17, 2004
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.........congrats to her , great job putting her on fish
 

aaronj

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Jun 10, 2004
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sweeeeeeeeet...
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gotta love the pictures of the proud anglerette.

Great job

Aaron
 

Markimus

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May 5, 2003
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I love reading stuff like this. Reminds me when I caught my first hali at the old ASW pier in 1977.. when I was 6 and watching my dad hide it under an empty beer box because it was short right before DFG walked by to inspect. Good times :p
 

medunn16

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Apr 1, 2006
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Thata girl!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Fishburger

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Oct 26, 2005
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Alright Shelby!!!!!!!! Way to het her on the fish Pops!
 

fishpye

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Feb 22, 2004
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Nice job on the first legal Halibut Shelby. Always nice to see another angler hooked up. Good times with Grampa. Go as often as you can,you never have a bad day.

FISHPYE
 

MM2

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Feb 17, 2006
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good job, she sure does'nt want to get to close to that monster!!!!!!!!! way to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Charlie MM2
 

brianw

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Mar 25, 2004
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Great job! Congrats Shelby on your first hali:appl: It looks like you guys had a blast. Way to go.
 

tara11

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Oct 1, 2004
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Nice one !
 

aguachico

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JimmH;

WTG.
10yo GRAND DAUGHTER!!! you old fuck!!!
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Buddyb

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Aug 25, 2005
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Perfect day! Great job Dad!
 

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Bravo!

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