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Offline Rocket

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6/16/08
« on: June 17, 2008, 08:41:55 AM »
Client: Ben Mckee

I took Ben on a early morning trip, it was a beach launch with a solid shorebreak. Both of us had to punch it through, nothing like some ice cold seawater to get you going in the morning. The morning was beautiful, light winds, clear skies and smooth water. As the tide began to rise, I could see plenty of activity going on near the bottom. I dropped down a Rocket Rig in 170ft. As I started a slow retrive, BAM! I handed the pole off and watched Ben do battle. It was a solid fish with lots of energy, Ben fought smart and constantly kept the pressure on. After nearly five minutes of powerful runs, Ben worked up his brute. Soon color was showing and it became apparent he had on a nice sized ulua. I grabbed leader and gaffed a 32lber. After some pictures we went back to fishing. In the last hour of the tour Ben took a small strike in 140ft while trolling. Ben grabbed the rod and set the hook. Zzzzzzz, the fish felt the hook pierce his mouth and took off. In a couple of minutes Ben was in a vertical battle. I could not figure out what was on and I was surprised to see a 8lb shibi hooked! Soon the weather switched and the wind was blowing strong, we paddled in with no incident and had a smooth beach landing. After some lunch we halved the fish before Ben departed. Great day with a solid kayak fisherman from Texas, mahalo Ben.

I got some nice photos on the water of Ben and his catches, I will post those soon. Roc...

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Re: 6/16/08
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2008, 08:46:59 AM »
Photos...

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Re: 6/16/08
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2008, 11:46:19 AM »
Another satisfied customer. 
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Re: 6/16/08
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2008, 05:35:25 PM »
yeah ike way to go. i love it when the client hooks up. you put him on a good size fish

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Re: 6/16/08
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2008, 01:15:24 PM »
Real nice job there! Sweet fish! ;D

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Re: 6/16/08
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2008, 02:55:26 PM »
well done
must hav been a nice fight!!!!
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Re: 6/16/08
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2009, 07:06:21 PM »
snap ;D

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Re: 6/16/08
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2009, 11:52:59 PM »
 :o  :o   :o I like one picture just like that but with me holding the fish or fishes  ;D

 

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