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Old 06-23-2011, 09:28 AM   #1
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Good Karma Finally Paid-off & 3 for 1 matching

I launched just after 3 am on the 15th trying to catch-up to a crew of three yaks that got off the beach while I was packing my PA. My new Hydro Glow light created a glow all around my yak and I saw several school of squirts running around my light but not wanting to eat my rigs. I finally snagged a squirts on the bottom where my floating light had no impact. I lost my two beautiful baits to the rock critters and thought my chances of finding an elusive WSB were sunk.

My confidence spiked when Wade shared some intel about a private boater nailing WSB around 7am near the kelp. I tied to a good stringer and sent a lively Greenback out off the edge of the kelp and dropped one down below my yak. My fly lined Mac swam nicely away from my boat then began to sing after soaking for 10 mins. The below pictured pup fought better than my 50 & 60 pounders from last year. I pulled him up three times and he took me back to bottom each time. Once I finally got him tied out he cam up in a mass of kelp and I had to gaff in the dark so even though my circle hook did a great job staying the in corner of his mouth I did not have the option of letting him off the hook to gain a few more pounds. With all the work I have been doing to secure silent auction and cash donations for the Bill Poole Memorial Angling Tourney to benefit Hubbs WSB replenishment program I don't think I would have let him go as I have been looking forward to enjoying my favorite fish to bbq after a good olive oil bath and bread crumb roll.

I hope to head out tomorrow am and try my Hydro Glow Light once again as the CEO of HG has committed to donating a couple of his new HG354s that are perfect for kayaks. Wade did a great job on the below pic with getting the Hydro Glow visible in this shot but the CEO asked for a shot with the Hydro Glow light up below my yak so if you see me out there with my light come by and snag a few squirts while snapping a pic or two to send to HG. Be sure to attend the Hubbs BP Tourney Banquet to bid on the Hydro Glow lights and all the other great rods, reels, fishing trip and dinning certificates. We will even have a case of extra virgin olive oil for WeOlive and our feature auction item will be a Malibu Kayak from OEX with a couple rods form local tackle shops and other great items to complete the package.

Hubbs SeaWorld Research Institute does more than collect WSB heads and put 2 million fingerling WSB back into our local waters. Their scientists have ongoing projects in aquiculture, mammal behavior and marine ecology with a mission statement of "To return to the sea some measure of the benefits derived from it." The foundation's fiscal year ends on June 30th with a 3 to 1 donation matching program currently in place. Every dollar donated before June 30th is matched 3 to 1 so please take a look at the link to their site and consider a donation at this time. 100% of the Bill Poole Memorial entry fee and silent auction proceeds goes to the WSB hatchery program but the other great projects at Hubbs deserve your consideration as well. http://www.hswri.org/Donate_Now.php

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Old 06-23-2011, 09:42 AM   #2
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Good Job Kurt!

How much did the Hydroglow set you back?
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Old 06-23-2011, 09:49 AM   #3
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Well done beautiful fish
just food for thought when trying to acquire donations from a company and getting the money shot with perfect product placement, may not be a bad idea to leave the bit about how you caught the fish on a greeny and squirts on a 4 dollar jig.
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:03 AM   #4
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Big Hydro Tube apx. $200

The new HG354s have LCDs instead of long flourescent tube so they are worth looking for at www.hydroglow.com

Come out on 7/31 and bid on the HG354s and the money goes to WSB stockings.

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Old 06-23-2011, 10:35 AM   #5
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Nice fish Kurt..
You definitely earned it. Thank You for all the Hubbs support, I know its not easy to gather donated items from vendors in this market -

Hopefully everyone here on BWE will show their support by entering in the Hubbs WSB Tournament this year Especially the New Guys. Its a great way to meet some of the long time BWE members who you see posting online.

I have to say it is a well organized, and family oriented event. The food, prizes, and silent auctions were all 1 st. class.

Fish hard on tournament day - then clean up for an awesome BBQ. and waterfront awards ceremony the next day.

Its a good deal from people who have Our Best Interests at Heart.

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These are the New LED Hydro Glows. I have two of the 1 ft. models. They are so bright that you can barely look at them outside of the water!
-You Only need 1 of these units to get the job done, any more will cook the bait.

They only draw a 1/2 amp per hour, and you can literally run them over with a truck (as Hydro Glow did) These are the most powerful lights you can buy.
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:03 AM   #6
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JORGE!!!!!


WE NEED A HYDROGLOW LIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-23-2011, 12:00 PM   #7
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:02 PM   #8
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Nice work Kurt
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:09 PM   #9
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Well done!
Can't wait for my first WSB. Not sure what the hell I'm doing, while I'm out there, so hopefully some of my fellow BWE members won't mind giving me some advice when I see you out there. I'm the guy with Blue X-Factor who looks like he is lost. haha.
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:24 PM   #10
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little by little I'm getting closer.

That's a lot of rods/reels.

No wonder I haven't landed a big one, I need more stuff.
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:50 PM   #11
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Nice catch there Kurt!

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That's a lot of rods/reels.

No wonder I haven't landed a big one, I need more stuff.
Its a PA. You only see the rods/reels on top ..... there's 14 more stashed under the deck
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Nice catch there Kurt!



Its a PA. You only see the rods/reels on top ..... there's 14 more stashed under the deck

Man... If you ever get tossed by a whale on a PA. Good luck turning that thing right side up....

Awesome FISH!! btw
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Man... If you ever get tossed by a whale on a PA. Good luck turning that thing right side up....

Awesome FISH!! btw

goodluck either way.. PA or no PA...

those boats look big ...but they are pretty easy to handle..
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:09 PM   #14
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Nice FISH, BOAT, and LIGHT!

How does this tournament you keep advertising work? The link for the program on the hubbs website is not working for me.

When does it start and end?
Is it boat and kayak fishermen?
Where is the weigh in?
Can I mooch off your light?
I see it is $50 to enter and there is a BBQ on the 31st is the fishing on the 31st during the morning as well (guess that goes with question 1 )


I'm in town that weekend. Probably going to be packed out there but I may give it a go.
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:29 PM   #15
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nice fishy!
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Old 06-23-2011, 05:04 PM   #16
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congrats!! nice fish!! seeing more and more of the glow lights on boats, you must be the first for a yak.
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Old 06-24-2011, 12:16 PM   #17
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Hydro Glow Light Works Like a Charm & Hubbs BP Tourney info

My son, Lucas and I launched my PA into the surf and 4am this morning and I SUPaddled the yak in the dark across the canyon to a group of 35 boats and yaks. The squid came up great in our Hydro Glow light. Lucas was trying to scoop the squid up with a net but they were a bit skidish. We put about 20 squid in our tank and tried to find the WSB without luck this am. Lucas reeled in about a 5 lb. Calico bass thast hit a Carolina rigged live squid so he was thrilled. We kept one more rockfish to round-out a nice meal. Lucas is looking froward to eating his big fish.


As far as the contest the Hubbs site is active except for the virtual contest which is coming back again this year for your non-fishing freinds that may want to join your team and support the great cause. http://www.hswri.org/index.php?bShow=82&cat=3


In the above linked photo I am stanidng adj. to our great freind of fishing, Mr. Bob Fletcher who won the sportboat division last year with two 20+ BFT on a 3/4 day boat at the Islands last year. My 32 pound YT took the kayak division. Spearfish and private boaster divisions as well. Fishing is on Saturday the 30th and Friday evening as well so the overnight is available as well. Weigh-in sheet has to be in by 9pm on Saturday evening I believe.


The BBQ and the silent auction that I am working with Bob Fletcher and Carl Robbins to secure a great selection of items for you and your wives to bid on. Bring your non-fishier freinds as well as we have dining and hotel certs available for bidding as well. We will have beer available this year to go along with great fish tacos and sushi. Please come out and celebrate our rebounding WSB fishery with us.

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