Thursday, January 13, 2011

Great day with a mixed bag

We went fishing with our good friends Loren and Dollye. We had a beauty of a day, just a light breeze and clear sky. We started off the day with a bit of heavy tackle popping. The fish were there but they did not want to bite. It is a strange thing when the fish swim right up to the poppers and seem to play with them without actually biting.
After what seems like forever, Loren finally hooks up to a nice GT. Only problem is he has switched to 30lb gear and now he is in for the fight of his life. This big fish had him all over the place and just when Loren thought he was up on the fish, the fish reminded him who was boss. Loren persevered and eventually boated the GT.
From Jan 3rd 2011
Next up was Rosie. She is using 50lb gear but this brute of a GT is foul hooked and uses not only the current but the depth to try and put the hurt on her. Ahhh, but alas Rosie prevails and soon we have color next to the boat.
From Jan 3rd 2011
After much casting with little more to show Loren, hooks up to a nice Emperor and brings it in for a photo shoot.
From Jan 3rd 2011
Now during all of this Dollye is casting and popping for all she is worth. It is not to be on this particular day. Not for lack of trying or lack of spirit.
Here is a shot of Dollye in action while everyone else is relaxing.
From Jan 3rd 2011
We finished the day with a little bit of jigging. Not a lot happening there either but Rosie did land a nice grouper on a Lucanus style jig.
From Jan 3rd 2011
Here is the video of Loren and Rosie catching their GTs.



Until next time remember,
Fishing is not a sport it is a way of life.
Tight lines

6 comments:

Shoreman said...

Hey Callan. I always thought it more fun to catch bigger fish on lighter line. Puts your abilities to the test. Seemed like a fun day to me.

Mark

Mel said...

Seems like Rosie has a knack for catching some big fish. A day on the water with friends is a great experience. Callan, Rosie should let you in on some of those big ones!

zeuu said...

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David McKenzie said...

Love your reports and the way you handle these fish with care.

Rambling Expat said...

Hi there,

The first fish of this post... On 30lb...
That is fabulous !
Congratulation!

Have a good day.

Alaska Luxury Fishing Lodge said...

The weather and your boat must surely be your greatest assets to catch that whopping fish:-)