MONKFISH AND WSB

Bold #7

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Jun 23, 2009
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ontario ca
Name
dave
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parker
6/7/12
AM @ the receiver at Dana I see the Helena with one Asian in a trench coat on the boat, figuring he is just rich and eccentric I ask the bait guy what's that about? He says the guy is a Monk and he rented the boat and loading up on bait so he could go outside the harbor and release all the bait. Ok then what better Karma for the start of the day. He also says there was rumor of yellows on paddies 7 miles out, so off the wife and I go. Found HUNDREDS of paddies with no life at all beneath them, 65.7 degree water and blue. So about 10 am we go back inside south of Dana and set for halibut and WSB for luck. About 11am the wife gets picked up by a freight train that damn near spools her so we start up the engine and follow. She doesn't get bit off so no shark and head shakes so I thinking the right kind. Fifteen minutes later the length of a shark appears under the boat, biggest WSB I have seen in person. Fifty three inches and thick, any idea of weight, my guess over fifty? Water inshore up to 67 degrees.
 

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Swampchicken

Master Of All Thats Good
Nov 30, 2007
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Yorba Linda
www.okumafishingusa.com
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Davey
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Parker 1800 "Work Boat"
Very nice on the WSB. Hopefully the paddy fishing will turn on soon.
 

superjet

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Feb 19, 2012
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David
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2003 PRO-LINE 20 cc Sport
nice Catch , your wife sounds like a cool wife going fishing and hooking up on big WSB, what type of bait were you using
 

Bold #7

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Jun 23, 2009
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Superjet
The wife has always been there to fish she's great, gotta stop taken her though she always kickss my ass, although it was fun to see her do battle with the monster. She got it on a dine.
 

rodngun762

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Jul 12, 2005
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TAANKER, and fat still too! I was worried they were all getting spawned out and skinny. congrats

really funny story about the monk....
 

lega*sea

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Nov 18, 2011
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canyon lake
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james
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lega*sea 17' Arima sea ranger and SAUERFISH
WOW!!!!!! congrats... true trophy. You and the young lady will be eating well for a LONG while
 

45king

Jig slinger/arrow flinger
May 29, 2005
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I told the monk story to a friend and he told me the reason the monk did the release thing is for all the brothers And sisters that were lost at sea for different tragic reasons. I guess they believe this will bring some kind of closure to their lost souls. But what the hell do I know..
 

Whiskey

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Mar 14, 2007
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San Diego
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Chris
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23' Offshore Pathfinder "Second Sun"
Nice catch, congrats. You must have a happy life with a wife that stoked.
 

Fin Fever

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May 6, 2004
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Seal Beach
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Johannes
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44 Pacifica
congrats on the tanker WSB what a trophy!

I understand that the thing with the letting bait go free is a Buddhist belief. Basically letting caged animals go free is supposed to give you good karma. I think they buy caged birds too and set them free.
 

superjet

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Feb 19, 2012
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2003 PRO-LINE 20 cc Sport
Superjet
The wife has always been there to fish she's great, gotta stop taken her though she always kickss my ass, although it was fun to see her do battle with the monster. She got it on a dine.
Cheers Bud thanks for the Info! Much Appreciated!!

going to get my fix this weekend!!
 

dkd711

Skunk Master...
Jun 7, 2008
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Duke
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Nice going on a fatty WSB !!!


There have been a few huge Maine lobsters caught in Socal and I think those were released by some monks as well.
 

Rabid Fish

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Jun 27, 2004
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Southern California
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Alex
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26'
Looking at the title I thought this was going to be another one of those

"went out fishing but the weather was too rough, so we came in and went to Point Loma Seafoods and limited out on monkfish and wsb!"

reports.