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#3837777 - 11/16/14 06:33 PM Kayak Rockfishin'
MidTennFisher
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Well I've wanted to land a "real" rockfish for a long time now rather than the small whimpy ones I'd occasionally catch. I fished until after sunset last night and finally accomplished my goal.

I landed 4 total in an hour with several more big blowups that didn't connect. All fish caught on a KVD Sexy Dawg and the blowups were keeping my heart rate up! Below is GoPro footage of some of them including the biggest one which is also the biggest fish ever caught from my kayak at 34".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9EwEtIJWz0

Here are some pics. I took home a 26" and 18" for dinner and they're quite tasty. This was definitely a night to remember!



Failed attempt at a self shot haha




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#3837867 - 11/16/14 07:06 PM Re: Kayak Rockfishin' [Re: MidTennFisher]
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That's awesome dude.
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#3838110 - 11/16/14 08:29 PM Re: Kayak Rockfishin' [Re: RUGER]
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Dude... I saw that brown/tan thing in the pic and thought you had shorts on.

awesome catch. They do taste good.
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#3838146 - 11/16/14 08:42 PM Re: Kayak Rockfishin' [Re: SilverFox]
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Awesome!
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#3838309 - 11/16/14 10:07 PM Re: Kayak Rockfishin' [Re: moondawg]
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Nice video dude!
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#3838668 - 11/17/14 08:55 AM Re: Kayak Rockfishin' [Re: SilverFox]
MidTennFisher
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 Originally Posted By: SilverFox
Dude... I saw that brown/tan thing in the pic and thought you had shorts on.



I'm not that crazy!
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#3838678 - 11/17/14 08:58 AM Re: Kayak Rockfishin' [Re: MidTennFisher]
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I'm pretty sure after that night I'm going to dedicate a LOT more time chasing these fish. There's nothing like seeing an almost 3 foot long beast hit a topwater, especially while sitting in a kayak!
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#3838693 - 11/17/14 09:04 AM Re: Kayak Rockfishin' [Re: MidTennFisher]
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Nice fish! Those things are huge is that in the same family as white bass?
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#3838818 - 11/17/14 10:18 AM Re: Kayak Rockfishin' [Re: I_Am_Canadian_Eh]
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Yes they're in the same family. If you've ever gotten into a school of White Bass while fishing with light tackle it can be a lot of fun. They have a lot of fight in them just as the Rockfish do.

These are actually true bass whereas the Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted, etc. "Bass" are just glorified sunfish.
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#3839387 - 11/17/14 02:58 PM Re: Kayak Rockfishin' [Re: MidTennFisher]
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Yeah they sure do give up a fight
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