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Big Eyes on Succession May 10th Report
Well what can you say! Headed out with Thomas and his friend Eddie for a two man charter with Striper_On Billy mating. Decided to start on the 500 line and work North but got a call from some friends about the 580. headed up there and had lines in around 9:30AM. Trolled around and start getting marks. Billy says there is another boat with three on. I say I know and we will get our turn. I change the spread a little and Go over a mark and the explosions occur! 1, 2, 4, 6 on!! Big Eyes. I am jigging and get a 7th bite. We settle in for a long fight. We have two anglers with 6 fish on. After several hours of battling, we get there to the boat and are fighting the biggest of them all. He breaks off near the boat. Billy and the anglers are done!!! 160#, 100#, 105# BIG EYE'S! We clear up the mess in the pit and start trolling some more and BAM! Another Big Eye on and Thomas is in for a long hour + battle! He gets a nice 120# to the boat. It is around 12:00 and C-Note says he is getting some nice gaffers down the line. Well with fuel what it is I still decided to give these guys a shot at some dolphin to add to there Big Eye meat! Get down there and give C-Note a pack of bait due to them running out. Start trolling and get hook ups of gaffers. After a couple of nice gaffers the guys are ready to head home.
Great day on the water and nice working with Bill, C-Note and Still Thinking!
I rode out on a boat on saturday and had a similar experience. there were 4 anglers and we had 10 bites at the same time getting 8 out of the 10. now there were 5 anglers since the captain ordered me to reel in a fish. we were driving back to the dock with fish on the deck because there was no room in the box. 771 total weight with 4 over 100.
on the way out the mate says "I want to see 7 big eyes hit at once" I said "how about 4 so I dont have to fight a fish" I guess he knew something I didnt. it was his first day back for this year. he almost missed the boat. the captain told me later "you almost went solo". yikes, its my first day riding out to learn and I almost had to deal with that myself.