Left Kipto 9:45am. 4 lite tackle Lines ( 3 bobbers and a free swimer) in @ 10:15 off Fishermans Island. Wind 15-20 N.E. Water temp 50, Tail of out going tide and fishing water 20'-40' deep. Bumpy but fishable. First time eeling by myself. Couple of drifts later a 44" fish comes tight. What a blast fighting the fish while clearing lines. Then landing the fish."No Net" Fish revived & released. Can someone say EXCITING!!!" More drifts no pulls. 3pm decide to call it a day. Head up the bay toward Kipto. The bay was in much better shape then the water off Fishermans. So I set up a drift at #18. 20 mintutes the wwbl goes off. I have 5 lines in at this point. Again the challenge starts. 15 mintutes later I get my hands on the 50lb leader and guide the fish to me while slipping my left hand in her mounth and my right in the gill and heave this beautiful 49" 43.1 lber over the gunnel. What a rush! I was totaly jacked up. Lines in and to the dock I head. I told my wife I would release all fish caught except if it was a wieght citation. So in the box goes my first citation fish.
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