Kayak Fishing Adventures on Big Water’s Edge  

Go Back   Kayak Fishing Adventures on Big Water’s Edge > Kayak Fishing Forum - Message Board > Kayak Fishing Reports

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-31-2019, 10:33 AM   #1
Saba Slayer
Senior Member
 
Saba Slayer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Palos Verdes
Posts: 1,472
Catching a Halibut and a Calcutta 400

Butt Persistence finally paid off yesterday...
After hooking two strong 20" fish in a small area, I really concentrated on working that spot hoping that those smaller guys were males near a big breeder...sure enough... she couldn't resist it and finally ate the Sardine, She swallowed the bait and was a nice runner then stubborn on the up and down...I was Lucky the front hook held as the rear treble had just broken off and I had replaced it with a fresh water treble...the only one that was small enough in the tackle kit. ...I was fishing 15# leader with a trap hook so I couldn't really horse her in.
Sometimes I'd rather be lucky than good...LOL...

There were so many sand fleas on her that I think she must have been half buried in the bottom.

She was 30' and a little chubby...the first fillets will be slit and filled with fresh basil then wrapped in Procutto ham and the cooked in olive oil for tonights dinner

OK...now the Calcutta 400 story...

Last Saturday I was fishing the same area for Halibut and rigging a second rod when I snagged something with one of the rigs and it flipped right into the water before I could react...a brand new (well 6 months old is new to me LOL) Shimano Calcutta 400B...Needles to say I was BUMMED...I dragged the bottom for about an hour with weights and metal jigs for no avail...I tried again on Tuesday to snag the pole or line...again No Luck...
Finally after catching the big girl and while working the area, I snagged some spectra that looked like mine...with a snelled trap rig that I had tied...YAHOO...as I pulled on that line up came the rod and reel...
What a day...nice legal Butt and my rod and reel back on the kayak...


http://www.bigwatersedge.com/bwevb/a...1&d=1559325980

http://www.bigwatersedge.com/bwevb/a...1&d=1559326331

http://www.bigwatersedge.com/bwevb/a...1&d=1559324994
Attached Images
   
__________________
Jim / Saba Slayer

Saba Slayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2019, 11:53 AM   #2
No Losses
Junior
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 12
awesome. that is crazy to find your setup days later.

side note; I met your nephew while working in Huntington Beach.
I asked if he fished. he said no, my Uncle is a killer fisherman though.

an hour later he mentions you are a kayak fisherman than he really got my interest.
turns out it you, haha.
No Losses is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2019, 01:53 PM   #3
Flounder
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 74
Great catch you really did it right. I’ve bent several 3x treblehooks and now with Vmc4x even 40lb tends to break before bending even on a size 6! Had a hali hook back onto itself last week and the 40 floro gave out on the stinger and the hook was buried in the face. Retied and g2g! How lucky to get your gear back without snorkeling!
Flounder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2019, 05:46 PM   #4
FISH11
Member
 
FISH11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Pine Valley when not fishing La Jolla
Posts: 2,037
Talking

Great catch, but I would have to say the better one, was the rod and reel. Congrats Jim.
__________________
MARK. HOBIE REVO 13, JACKSON CUDA 14, MALIBU X13, MALIBU X FACTOR
FISH11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2019, 08:30 PM   #5
Amish Ed
Senior Member
 
Amish Ed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Lake Forest
Posts: 1,884
WTG, Jim!
__________________
Amish Ed
You can't catch it again if it's dead!
Amish Ed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2019, 10:04 PM   #6
tak100
Recruit
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Long Beach, CA
Posts: 38
That is a pretty lucky day of fishing! Amazing.
tak100 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2019, 06:23 AM   #7
farmer
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Torrance
Posts: 51
Time on the water Jim you earned it
farmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2019, 09:28 AM   #8
Saba Slayer
Senior Member
 
Saba Slayer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Palos Verdes
Posts: 1,472
After...

This Halibut /Procutto recipe is simple but Delicious....
http://www.bigwatersedge.com/bwevb/a...1&d=1559409900
http://www.bigwatersedge.com/bwevb/a...1&d=1559409900
http://www.bigwatersedge.com/bwevb/a...1&d=1559409900
http://www.bigwatersedge.com/bwevb/a...1&d=1559409900
http://www.bigwatersedge.com/bwevb/a...1&d=1559409900
Attached Images
     
__________________
Jim / Saba Slayer

Saba Slayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2019, 02:31 PM   #9
blitzburgh
Senior Member
 
blitzburgh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Riverside
Posts: 2,434
Nice fish and rad story on the recovered gear!
__________________
”The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.”
~Thomas Jefferson.........maybe
blitzburgh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2019, 05:20 PM   #10
jbl_91762
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 298
Congrats on retrieving your rod and reel....the fish also lol but damn those sand flea bites would scare me and I'd toss the fish back. I need to get out on the water on the yak, but damn boat purchase has me sidetracked. The stupid weather is the real bummer as we need a good week of warm weather.
jbl_91762 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2019, 05:01 AM   #11
Hunters Pa
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Fullerton
Posts: 1,286
Nice snag! Hope you didn’t keep her on yer lap too long or you might have some splaining to do with the wife with all those fleas.
Hunters Pa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2019, 02:43 PM   #12
aftahour
Senior Member
 
aftahour's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: torrance
Posts: 152
nice report and great double catch.
aftahour is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2019, 12:15 AM   #13
JohnMckroidJr
Senior Member
 
JohnMckroidJr's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posts: 268
Congratulations on the nice Halibut! The cooking recipe looks delicious! Cool fish story about retrieving the lost outfit -- valuable catch! Something similar happened to me while fishing on the Freedom on the back side of Catalina. One weekend a guy lost his rod. The next weekend, I snagged it on a jig and squid while fishing winter Calicos. The same guy was on the boat, so I gave it back to him. He was thankful and gave me a finder's reward.
JohnMckroidJr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2019, 09:08 AM   #14
Masyaker
Junior
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: La crescenta, CA
Posts: 17
Way to go on keeping the sea floor uncluttered with rod and reel combos! Yay!!!
Masyaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
© 2002 Big Water's Edge. All rights reserved.