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Old 02-22-2017, 07:55 PM   #1
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Default 2-19-2017 Went for the Pompano... wound up getting two big surprises.

Got to Dune Allen beach in Santa Rosa this past Sunday at about 9am, and it was already warm out. Planned on bringing home a few Pompano, seeing as my stock has been out since last fall. Not a single bite the whole morning, but the wife and baby decided to come out to the beach, so I stayed to enjoy the weather. Not one of the 6 other guys fishing the surf near me had a bite either.

Around 1:30, my rod gets slammed. 10 minutes later, I bring in a 25-30 pound Black Drum. Awesome, my biggest Drum from the surf! A couple hours and a few under slot Pompano later, my rod gets slammed again. I thought for sure this had to be the same drum I caught earlier. Nope! Took about another 10 minutes to haul this guy in and he was about 40-45 pounds. (For reference, I'm 6'2" 250lbs)

Caught one 13.5" Pompano later on, but I wasn't nearly as excited about it as these monster Drum.
Edit: Bait was frozen shrimp tipped with Sand Flea fish bites (orange and white).
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Old 02-22-2017, 07:57 PM   #2
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NICE!!!

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Old 02-22-2017, 07:59 PM   #3
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Some big ol' string stretchers !
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Old 02-22-2017, 10:34 PM   #4
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Those are monsters! My penn 3000 would've been smoking!
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Nice fish and an excellent post. Thanks for the report.
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Sweet it pays to fish hard congrats.
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