PB big butt

Discussion in 'Southern California Inshore & Islands Fish Reports' started by Cago, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. Cago

    Cago Member

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    Marvin
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  2. Rivertrip

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    Awesome!!!! That thing's a Beast!:appl:
     
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  3. pacificscout

    pacificscout Hey! You got any frozen ice?

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    WOW!!!
    That bait will sell out now.
    Better buy some more.
     
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  4. clevel

    clevel Captain in Learning

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    Monster Butt! Congrats!
     
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  5. Rivertrip

    Rivertrip Member

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    Funny... I just tried to look it up. Saw one that looks close but not sure if it's the same. Looks like the color is called "Crystal"....???
     
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  6. Cago

    Cago Member

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    Yes, Crystal
     
  7. colemans224

    colemans224 Member

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    Damn! Nice fish man!
     
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  8. Rivertrip

    Rivertrip Member

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    :beerbang:
     
  9. SMYLEE

    SMYLEE Member

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    Beautiful butt! Fish of a lifetime as far as species goes! Cali Hali's over 40 are fish of a lifetime catches I just got one at 45.80 2 weeks back! They're in thick this year it's looking nice! Congrats
     
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  10. DOGHOUSE26

    DOGHOUSE26 Well-Known "Member"

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    Congratulations on a SoCal Fish of a Lifetime that is one big butt and thanks for sharing how you caught it with an excellent report!
     
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  11. Cago

    Cago Member

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    Thanks guys. Still stoked.
     
  12. beerman1

    beerman1 Member

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    Thanks for posting this great fish Marvin...you give us all hope.
     
  13. Azarkon

    Azarkon I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Congratulations that’s a beast of a fish!
     
  14. gettingbentwithbo

    gettingbentwithbo Get Bent!

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    Curious as to how you were fishing that bait? Were you cast/retrieving? Or slow trolling it bouncing off the bottom?
     
  15. Cago

    Cago Member

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    Bouncing it off the bottom while drifting.
     
  16. Tuna Vic

    Tuna Vic I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Yup,that’s a pig! Congrats!
     
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  17. ReelWhite

    ReelWhite Local Hooker

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    Wow, congrats!
     
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  18. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Yep that's a keeper, congrats!
     
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  19. michael e. bingham

    michael e. bingham Well-Known "Member"

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    Congrats ,nothing like catching a Big flattie !
     
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  20. anthony capito

    anthony capito Member

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    Awesome Catch! Picked up a few packs of these baits at the FHS too. What kind of weight is that you have it rigged with?
     

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