Some tog, flounder, seabass, sandies, blacktips, skates, snapper blues and another good time. Don't believe any fishtales, but know one tog was a keeper, and I personally committed the biggest no-no of my all too young career, needed to give him one more run.
Seabass, no keeper, my big one was what I figure to be 5' - 6' blacktip, had him in the wash, after a couple of runs, and a walk down the beach, figured he was done, pulled and reeled in, and he decided as Monty Python once said "I ain't dead yet", and another run and snap. But I got a look at him, and beaching the fish would have been icing on the cake. Probably what would have been my biggest surf catch yet, aye, but only hook-up and "rookie" error. No beach, no catch, but he had some fight which I thank him for.
I figured you could use that for at least one or two more lawn cuttings
I would give out the following awards:
Murphman - biggest variety of smallest fish caught.
Happy - Most unique method of loosing a fish
Shaggy - best 'cross line' day I ever saw
Cat - calmest tog feeder I ever met (also lightest on his feet)
Rugger - most unique method of imbibing alcohol. (Maybe less consumption would improve memory)
Hat - Dual awards - Most Consistent Snag Locater and Best Line Snapper of the Day (If you could have actually nailed one of those boats in the channel you could have had a triple)
Sandcrab - Most Dedicated - starting at 3:30 (AM) and fishing till 5:00 PM with a clean up in the middle.
I'm sure there are more that could be given, but I stayed by the rail most of the day and missed the surf action. It was a great day of fishing and I really enjoyed meeting up with a number of people I only 'read' about.
Looking forward to the next occasion that will bring us together again.
The only thing we are handing over to you my friend are some Barf Bags! Thats right the word is out. :barf:. Did you read Jakes post? He's got a point. Were all going to be on you like stink on...well you know. We saw the Grizzly over the weekend, not a very big boat for the seas we were in Sat, Blow baby blow!....LOL
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