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Sheephead 05-22-2015 09:17 AM

First 22# Halibut on the Hobie!
 
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Fished San Diego bay yesterday near the Coronado Bridge for rays but got swamped by a school of perfect bait sized mackeral, 7"-9". I decided to drift a 8" mackeral to the next spot. Seven minutes later I heard my clicker scream and knew something attacked my Mac! After letting the fish munch on my bait for three minutes I reeled it up to the surface and then... slack! The halibut spit the head of my Mac out so I raised the rod as high into the air as I could and luckily it came back and nailed it on the surface! I wasn't going to let it spit the hook again so I waited another few minutes and this time got him up to the yak after two very short runs. This was the first time I had landed a sizable fish from my yak and was unaware of these fish's power when I pulled it onto my lap. It flopped around like CRAZY! Once I got it under control and started to bleed it I was disappointed it didn't fight like it did out of water. On my way in it thrashed about a lot and would have flipped my kayak over If I wasn't paying attention. Ironically weigh's as much lucky number 22#.

CardShark 05-22-2015 09:25 AM

Wow, big flattie!

octico 05-22-2015 09:30 AM

Good job!
 
You should take some pointers from this guy ....

https://youtu.be/s5pOjMkk6ok?t=168

ccacher1 05-22-2015 10:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Sheephead (Post 228341)
Fished San Diego bay yesterday near the Coronado Bridge for rays but got swamped by a school of perfect bait sized mackeral, 7"-9". I decided to drift a 8" mackeral to the next spot. Seven minutes later I heard my clicker scream and knew something attacked my Mac! After letting the fish munch on my bait for three minutes I reeled it up to the surface and then... slack! The halibut spit the head of my Mac out so I raised the rod as high into the air as I could and luckily it came back and nailed it on the surface! I wasn't going to let it spit the hook again so I waited another few minutes and this time got him up to the yak after two very short runs. This was the first time I had landed a sizable fish from my yak and was unaware of these fish's power when I pulled it onto my lap. It flopped around like CRAZY! Once I got it under control and started to bleed it I was disappointed it didn't fight like it did out of water. On my way in it thrashed about a lot and would have flipped my kayak over If I wasn't paying attention. Ironically weigh's as much lucky number 22#.

There's a solid 1st post. Congrats.

silentsmell 05-22-2015 11:19 AM

Great story and recount. Excellent fish

Deamon 05-22-2015 11:49 AM

Very good job! I have a few comments (as if anyone was wondering):

Dude named Sheephead catches a big butt...maybe I should do the same to change my luck.
You look much younger with your hat on...I'm just saying.
Be very careful with a hot butt on your lap (we're talking fishing perverts!). These fish bite kind of hard and wait for that moment.

Jim

AirborneYak 05-22-2015 12:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Deamon (Post 228355)
Very good job! I have a few comments (as if anyone was wondering):

Dude named Sheephead catches a big butt...maybe I should do the same to change my luck.
You look much younger with your hat on...I'm just saying.
Be very careful with a hot butt on your lap (we're talking fishing perverts!). These fish bite kind of hard and wait for that moment.

Jim

Lol is saw the irony in that too.

Cadillyak 05-22-2015 08:29 PM

Nice fish and nice gaff shot

buddha 05-22-2015 09:57 PM

Same fish but picture taken in two different locations?

I'm confused.

yemff 05-22-2015 10:32 PM

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Originally Posted by buddha (Post 228398)
Same fish but picture taken in two different locations?

I'm confused.

Probably took one when he got home...

JeffB 05-23-2015 08:09 AM

Very nice fish!

YTHunter 05-23-2015 10:58 AM

Nice fish, man!

YTHunter 05-23-2015 11:02 AM

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Originally Posted by octico (Post 228344)
You should take some pointers from this guy ....

https://youtu.be/s5pOjMkk6ok?t=168


Got to love those Sewer Guys...

StinkyMatt 05-23-2015 01:13 PM

Excellent catch......


Most guys on here will never catch one this size.



:cheers1:

Geno Machino 05-23-2015 01:30 PM

Sweet dude!!!

Nice work!

Good times. :D

GregAndrew 05-23-2015 02:19 PM

Nice fish.

Sheephead 05-24-2015 05:51 AM

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Originally Posted by StinkyMatt (Post 228433)
Excellent catch......


Most guys on here will never catch one this size.



:cheers1:

Live Mackerel, big halibut are easy to find in the bay, but not necessarily to catch.

Sheephead 05-24-2015 05:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by buddha (Post 228398)
Same fish but picture taken in two different locations?

I'm confused.

Yeah, there was only one person on the beach but it wasn't a great photo so I took another shot at home.

Sheephead 05-24-2015 05:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Deamon (Post 228355)
Very good job! I have a few comments (as if anyone was wondering):

Dude named Sheephead catches a big butt...maybe I should do the same to change my luck.
You look much younger with your hat on...I'm just saying.
Be very careful with a hot butt on your lap (we're talking fishing perverts!). These fish bite kind of hard and wait for that moment.

Jim

Are you saying catching sheepheads is easy? I need to go out with you then, I seriously can't catch one for my life and use pristine bait! Im fine looking younger, Im only 18 but everyone says I look 23-24, a change is nice, thank you! No halibut humping going on here :blush5:

Sheephead 05-24-2015 05:56 AM

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Originally Posted by octico (Post 228344)
You should take some pointers from this guy ....

https://youtu.be/s5pOjMkk6ok?t=168

Haha, yeah your right! I wasn't planing on catching good mac's that day so I left my bat in the car :(


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