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Mission Accomplished - 51 lbs...50" long!

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walleyeman
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 posted 10/23/2012 03:52 PM  

What a night to remember! It began with picking up some live eels to sling later in the evening. While I primarily use artificial lures, this year I have intentionally focused on using live eels a lot more in a few areas that I know hold big fish. Lots of bunker have been present and in recent weeks my expectation level for connecting with a good fish has been very high. After starting in one spot we decided to move to another area. Soon after positioning ourselves where we like to be at a certain stage of the tide, I carefully selected a good-sized eel. After making at least 15 casts, the next cast proved to be a cast I would remember for a long time! Typically, I get a tap or two, then I drop the rod tip to set the hook several times to ensure a solid hook-up. However, on this cast there was no tap, it was a solid thug. As I set the hook it came to the surface with with a violent eruption. After two good runs I started to make up some ground on it. Around 8-10 minutes later and doing everything I could to not let nearby anglers know I was into a good fish, I saw its fin come up and then as I got her closer, I caught my first glimpse of her. All I could say to myself was don't lose this one - a number of years ago I lost a 50 lb plus fish in close to the shore. When I finally pulled her up on the beach I was overcome with a feeling of extreme satisfaction and excitement! It's a night like this that fuels this wonderful/crazy addiction called surfcasting! BTW - it was the only fish of the night. Enjoy the pics below.







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lfalsett59


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 posted 10/23/2012 04:00 PM  

HOLY COW ! ! ! ! ! !

Great Job Kevin,
She's a beauty. Did you keep her or place her back?
What a feeling huh?


Here's to learnig,loving, and fishing for the beast.
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ms8ds


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 posted 10/23/2012 04:04 PM  

Damn .... in the words of the "Scooter" .... Holy COW!

Great job Kev., that smile you're sporting in every pic. is "Priceless"

Congrats .... !


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 posted 10/23/2012 04:12 PM  

That's really awesome! Congrats!!!!
 
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 posted 10/23/2012 04:14 PM  

upupup

Congrats Kev.Smile


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 posted 10/23/2012 04:20 PM  

Congratulations Kevin! Great pics.


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 posted 10/23/2012 04:28 PM  

Very nice. up x3
 
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 posted 10/23/2012 04:29 PM  

Congrats. That's one beautiful fish. upup fish of a lifetime.


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 posted 10/23/2012 04:31 PM  

Congrats Kevin upup


its a  tiger shark A WHAAT

CANYONFVR OUT










     
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 posted 10/23/2012 04:48 PM  

thats an excellent looking fish...great job up


 
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 posted 10/23/2012 05:03 PM  

Congratulations! That's some cow. Must be an awesome feeling!
 
garrr

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 posted 10/23/2012 05:18 PM  

Congratulationsup
Fish of a lifetime, Enjoy the Moment!
 
barney116


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 posted 10/23/2012 05:21 PM  

Congrats...beautiful!!
 
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 posted 10/23/2012 05:45 PM  

Congrat's on a fine fishup


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ChuckD

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 posted 10/23/2012 05:50 PM  

CONGRATS

Congrats Kevin!!!! Well deservered is it going to mounted and hung over the bed
 
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