MA 9 8/6: A day late and a dollar short

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Rob Ast, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. Rob Ast Active Member

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    I've been on vacation this last week in New Mexico, and although I did get to enjoy some decent small stream trout fishing I was seriously envious of the beach reports I was reading. Therefore, I was up early and at your usual North Kitsap beach by 05:00. Saw SciGuy and Bagman there, with a few fish being caught. Bill hooked up on a double, but unceremoniously had to leave the beach shortly thereafter when he drove the hook deeply into his hand. Being the type of guy who needs all the luck I can get I of course stepped into Bill's lucky spot. About five minutes later I felt the tug, but apparently I got Bill's luck from last week, not today, because I had line screaming off my reel and was well into my backing in a matter of seconds. After several minutes I brought a nice King to my feet. It is hard for me to judge the size precisely because of my limited experience handling Kings, but i would guess about 15lbs of hatchery goodness. Of course I was psyched to catch my first King off the beach, but my luck ran out because MA9 closed to King retention yesterday.
  2. Gregg Lundgren Now fishing on weekdays too!

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    Rob, Congrats on the nice King! Timing is everything sometimes. "Missed it by that much!" But that was just the dinner table part!;)
  3. dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Wow Rob, that is awesome. Lucky and unlucky?.......I would say you're lucky! Good going!
  4. Jason Rolfe Wanderer

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  5. SciGuy Active Member

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    Nice job Rob! Did anyone take a picture for you...I can't imagine trying to CNR a nice King and snap a photo at the same time. Whether you could take it home or not, I'm sure that will prove to be a memorable fish. I hope you at least enjoy the Coho I had to leave behind.

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  6. Kcahill Active Member

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    Grats on the king!

    Ouch on the photos, that is why I carry a pair of snips in my pack that can cut hooks in two.
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  7. Gregg Lundgren Now fishing on weekdays too!

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    Hmmm. I just downsized my chest pack, and removed the snips due to the weight. Perhaps I'll reconsider.:eek:
  8. bigdood fishing hack

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    I thought thumb season closed to retention on the 5th?
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  9. Rob Ast Active Member

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    Bill, no photo - no camera and I wasn't about to dig out my phone standing knee deep in the sound. Coho is filleted with half in the freezer and half for dinner tonight.
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  10. John Weston Member

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    Rob nice job. SciGuy, that don't look like fun. did that yrs back in my thumb, to the hospital I went. no fun.
    Outlaw
  11. Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    Nice work Rob! (And you too, SciGuy!:rolleyes:)
  12. Jamie Wilson Active Member

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    ouch
  13. Jason Rolfe Wanderer

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    That picture almost made me puke.

    Jesus that looks horrible.
  14. Bagman Active Member

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    I was going to pull it out for him untell he found that the drugs I had were not good for stopping Salmonla
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  15. High Flyin Member

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    I generally run them along my finger nail to see if they are sticky sharp. At least you know you're using sharp hooks. Ouch
  16. Nick Clayton Active Member

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    Hell yeah Rob nice work!!!! I so want to tangle with a nookie on the fly!! I saw several this morning within range but no love. Great memory for you sir! Well done!!!!


    Bill that is brutal man!
  17. dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Here's our old friend, Steve Edge, giving a demo on how to remove a hook:

  18. Richard Torres Active Member

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    Looks like you got yourself a new avatar SciGuy
  19. Sterling silver Member

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    Thanks for posting that video, Larry. Hopefully I won't need to use it
    on you, nor you on me!
    Sterling
  20. dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    I don't think this would work on SciGuy's hook......ouch!! Didn't they used to pull teeth that way Doc?!! Ha!