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
Leaving Friday August 13
Fishing Saturday August 14
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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.