New Personal Best Yellowtail for me on the Spectra of course!

Fishingguy

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Apr 15, 2007
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Billy
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Parker


After coming back from vacation, I really wanted to go out and just relax and do a little bit of fishing. Fishing as we all know has been very inconsistent. Just like you guys, I wish the tuna were here and we could all share our fishing reports and stories on slaying them, but that is not the case this year. I keep telling myself that everyday is a new day and anything can happen.

So I took the boat out and headed over to the island. Water temp was right around 65 degrees. Conditions were ok to say the least but we were still able to manage 8 seabass, handfull of the usual suspects: calicos, sheepshead, etc...All were released except the seabass and yellow.

We were doing some shallow water rock fishing at the end of the day when this yellow stopped me on the way down. First I thought, damn must be a big ling or sheep, but after 20 mins....i knew it wasnt that kind.... so a few more minutes later we bring it to color and WOW a really nice healthy homeguard yellow.

This was the biggest yellow I had every caught. Not having a scale on board, we kept the fish whole and when we got back to the dock, we borrowed Allyn Watsons scale (thanks for lettting us borrow it).

Marcus weighed it for us and it tipped the scales at 42 pounds.

Fish was caught using the new Shimano Talica 2 speed reel with an 8 foot Phenix rod. Those reels are incredible...loved it. Super smooth. Of course, on 65lb Spectra with 40lb topshot.

This is why I fish, for that one moment, for that one fish that makes memories for life.



Thank you for reading! See you out on the water.

We have 2 Open party trips this weekend.

Leaving Thursday Night August 12
Fishing Friday August 13

and

Leaving Friday August 13
Fishing Saturday August 14

Give us a call at 562-266-6228






PS>>>> For some reason my regular camera would not allow me to save the pictures I was taking. It read "memory card locked" on my Canon G9.

Can anyone help with this? If you could send me a pm or email I would really appreciate it. Otherwise I would have had more and better pictures. This picture came off of my flip.
 

dorado50

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May 5, 2006
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BERTRAM / EDGEWATER
BEAUTIFUL FISH !!
 

Fishbones

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Nov 7, 2005
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WOW
 

yrd

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Jun 14, 2009
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Ted
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anything w/ HOOK-UP!!!
Look @ the card itself, there is usually a little plastic tab with two positions (one "LOCKED" and no label, then switch to non locked)....NICE tail...safe passage and tight lines
 

REELKING

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Aug 22, 2009
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THE MIGHTY VICTORY
thats great!!!!
 

fish_guts

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Nov 17, 2008
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Damn Billy that Yellow is a Monster!!!!

Can't wait to get out on the water..

i'll be calling you up soon!!!
 

1bigfisch

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Feb 16, 2007
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You're supposed to hold the fish out towards the camera to make it look bigger.















NICE FISH Billy. Congrats.
 

liteliner

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Apr 30, 2007
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Orlando FL
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Peter
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Hobie Outback
Man thats a big yellow. Thanks for sharing. Hopefully I get the same luck sunday!
 

Vote4Jose

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Feb 23, 2008
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68 cadillac. ya, it's a boat
frontpage material fo sho...tease us w/some more fish porn of that thing please
 

lingasaurus

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Jun 6, 2010
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Nice Yellow and love my Talica II. Haven't met anything it couldn't stop. What size Talica did you get it on. Great Job
 

NESSIE HUNTER

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Jul 17, 2005
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rubber duckie
Damn Billy that is a giant Yellow!!!!!

Fine job...

The Spectra is a killin machine buddy....
 

flytyer

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Jul 3, 2008
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Ridgecrest, CA, USA
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Allen
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Triumph 170CC/Yamaha
Oh, YEAH! That sized YT would make my season for me, without a doubt.

Hell, any-sized YT would be good right about now.......

Signed,

The Bonito Strafer