I got up at the ripe hour of 3am to do some bank fishing over the seawall behind wahoo stadium. Boat isn't running so I figured why not give it a shot. After an hour I had nothing to show and I had thrown the tackle box. Bucktails, rooster tails, Clark spoons, some inshore plastics, nothing. I settled down at a place where I saw a little current and vertical jigged a rooster tail, and after about 5 minutes I saw fish swinging up chasing it. Decided why not try something bigger and tied on a gotcha plug in silver and chartreuse. That was the ticket. A dozen trout later in getting ready to head back, and I drop one last time, and it's like I hung a log. Until the log took 200 yards of drag. I figured I wouldn't catch anything big and I wanted to have some fun, so I was using and ultra light reel on a Fish Eagle II rod (which is at no point on it even as big around as a pinky, more about the size of a #2 pencil). I had it rigged with 50lb braid and a 50lb mono leader, figured I'd be having to pull fish over the sea wall. An hour later on this tinyyyyy combo, I landed this monster. Only after I called a friend with a deep sea rod to come help me pull him up 😂. Gotcha plugs are the way to go.
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