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#2888934 - 07/28/12 06:39 PM Re: Gulf shores (pic heavy) [Re: Diehard Hunter]
bigluresonly
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Do you drag the bigger ones to the shore or ----- how do you get the bigger ones up?
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#2888977 - 07/28/12 07:58 PM Re: Gulf shores (pic heavy) [Re: bigluresonly]
Bowdacious
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 Originally Posted By: Diehard Hunter
The "whatever this is" fish is called a "lookdown". I guess you can see where it gets its name.

Just a note for your next trip...Using that bonito as cut bait is fantastic for reds from the beach.

We gave it to a very appreciative Asian man. It seems they like to cut off the head and eat it.
 Originally Posted By: bigluresonly
Do you drag the bigger ones to the shore or ----- how do you get the bigger ones up?

You chase it around until you get it back to the pier, someone yells for a gaff, you desperately yell for one again, at which point your husband and sons realize it is you with a fish, and a nice young man comes running with a gaff on a long rope, hooks it and pulls it up.
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#2888989 - 07/28/12 08:16 PM Re: Gulf shores (pic heavy) [Re: Bowdacious]
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Looks like a real good trip.
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#2889040 - 07/28/12 09:14 PM Re: Gulf shores (pic heavy) [Re: Diehard Hunter]
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very nice there!
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#2889060 - 07/28/12 09:30 PM Re: Gulf shores (pic heavy) [Re: Diehard Hunter]
redblood
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great fishing
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#2889401 - 07/29/12 11:14 AM Re: Gulf shores (pic heavy) [Re: Diehard Hunter]
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Yall did dang good for just fishing from the pier! That jack wore you out I know that. Them things fight like the devil....
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#2889411 - 07/29/12 11:30 AM Re: Gulf shores (pic heavy) [Re: Hollar Hunter]
Bowdacious
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 Originally Posted By: Hollar Hunter
Yall did dang good for just fishing from the pier! That jack wore you out I know that. Them things fight like the devil....

That was one of two. stik had one by himself and the one on my little $40 rod and reel combo. \:\) He made me chase that one and fight it for a while so I could get some experience. I got more experience than my arms could handle. \:D
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#2889413 - 07/29/12 11:37 AM Re: Gulf shores (pic heavy) [Re: Bowdacious]
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Great report... especially the "yelling desperately" for a gaff part.
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#2889478 - 07/29/12 01:41 PM Re: Gulf shores (pic heavy) [Re: rsimms]
Bowdacious
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 Originally Posted By: rsimms
Great report... especially the "yelling desperately" for a gaff part.

I needed it badly. It was taking all I had to hold his head above water so he couldn't take off on me or try to get under the pier again. The whole fight was quite comical. That fish ran me all over the place. \:\)
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#2889596 - 07/29/12 03:58 PM Re: Gulf shores (pic heavy) [Re: Bowdacious]
Kimber45 Moderator
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Great pics!! Glad yall caught some fish and had a good time!
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