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Old 05-28-2016, 05:21 PM   #1
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Swellinfo was off today. It was correct at around 0530 til about 0800 then when things should have calmed down a bit, got bumpier and windier.

Only sabiki'd ONE cig. Luckily I brought frozen cigar minnows. Landed 3 kings biggest at 28", decent Spanish and a few bonita from small to big ol' footballs. Also had something damn near spool my Fierce 6000 with braid after it dived straight to bottom and didn't stop going from there. After 20 minutes and going from the Sand Flea reefs almost into the Urchin reef complex I had to tighten the drag or lose the rod, palming it wasn't doing the trick and the knot failed. No clue what it was, it was a frozen cig trolled on about 3' of 32lb stainless leader so it *could* have been a shark, but I'd have figured the braid would've snapped way sooner since I was running without a topshot of heavy mono. I also had A LOT of short strikes and strikes from what seemed like kings but they slipped the hook after a second or two of stripping line at blazing speeds.

Somehow, I didn't flip landing in the surf even though it was ugly out there when I came in.

Bonus pic at the end: when I was done fishing, my family met me at the beach. My daughter and I found all these Blue Dragon Sea Slugs and they look so cool. First time I've seen them in the 3.5 years I've been here.









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Nice report and excellent photos.

Thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-29-2016, 08:44 AM   #3
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Good trip ! I know nothing about those slugs , but I probably would have been to chicken to touch them, out of fear of a lethal sting or electrical shock. Lol.... they just look like something that I ought not to mess with.
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Good trip ! I know nothing about those slugs , but I probably would have been to chicken to touch them, out of fear of a lethal sting or electrical shock. Lol.... they just look like something that I ought not to mess with.
And you'd be correct. Turns out they eat Portuguese man o' wars sometimes and if they have they can store those toxins to use against predators and can sting. Of course I found this out hours later.
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Nice! Your hand turn purple yet from the purple people eaters???? Close to playing hooky yet?
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