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Fished with Ric and Rodger Burnley on Friday night at the CBBT. First time ever fishing in a Jones Brothers boat and man what a great fishing boat. Plan was to fish the light line with some eels and do some catch and release. Ric had fished there during the week and had a great trip with Wes. We started off ocean side of CBBT for a little while then moved off the bridge a little bit and tired a place with no action. Around 8:30 we moved back closer to the CBBT on the bay side to set up for the outgoing tide. Once the tide got running out pretty good the bite was on!! I think we ended up catching 25-30 fish with the smallest around 38" up to 47" which Rodger caught for his release citation. We ended up with 3 releases on the night. Ric with a 45", Rodger with a 47" and I got one that was 44 1/2". Alot of fish in the 40-43 inch range and fat. We had Mike on the SEADUCTION and Ken in the HEALTHY GRIN on each side of us and there were tearing them up also. It was a great night out there!! All you could see were flashes from cameras going off, pretty cool. Thanks again Ric and Rodger, I really enjoyed the trip and ready to go again.

Me with my 44 1/2" release citation


Ric with a citation fish caught on light spinning tackle with a storm, awesome catch!!


Me and Rodger holding some big guys. That was Rodger's release, 47" and had to weigh around 45lbs.
 

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Fisherman, the head is doing good. No more blood and healing up. That was a weird deal, at least it was my head and not face or something. Oh well, it was still a hell of a trip and fun :D:D

Guzzi, not sure what was up with that. At first it looked liked some sores or something but then it kind of looked like it might be from brushing around the pilings or something like that. Not real sure but he was is good shape when we released him.
 

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We noticed several fish with wounds on their tails and sides. Look closely at the other fish, looks like someone put a patch on his stripes. I don't know if this is disease or damage from something else. Nothing compared to the damage to Chris' head.

Chris was trying to work out a bad tangle and one of the eels was dangling behind the boat. Of course, a fish grabbed the eel and Chris held tight to the line. When the leader broke, it sent the inline sinker at the boat like a bullet. Luckily Chris blocked the shot with his head. The sinker sent him to his knees and caused blood to start dripping from his head.

When he called the guys on Ken's boat over the radio to tell them what happened, we could hear everyone cracking up. I don't think thier sympathy made Chris feel any better.

Always fun fishing with you, buddy.
 

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We noticed several fish with wounds on their tails and sides. Look closely at the other fish, looks like someone put a patch on his stripes. I don't know if this is disease or damage from something else. Nothing compared to the damage to Chris' head.

Chris was trying to work out a bad tangle and one of the eels was dangling behind the boat. Of course, a fish grabbed the eel and Chris held tight to the line. When the leader broke, it sent the inline sinker at the boat like a bullet. Luckily Chris blocked the shot with his head. The sinker sent him to his knees and caused blood to start dripping from his head.

When he called the guys on Ken's boat over the radio to tell them what happened, we could hear everyone cracking up. I don't think thier sympathy made Chris feel any better.

Always fun fishing with you, buddy.
The thing was, we were just talking about throwing sinkers at you guys if you kept catching all those fish and then Chris gets hit in the head with one. We were not worried about Chris. We know how hard a head he has. Charles was upset that we did not bring his paintball guns. We were laughing so hard, we could not fish. Especially when Chris said that your first-aid was to hand him an eel towel to stop the bleeding with.
 
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