The ocean giveth....

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The ocean giveth....

Postby Surfingringo » Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:25 am

And the ocean taketh away. :) Landed my biggest fish of the year today but broke my rod doing it and somewhere in the shuffle my Pacific Salt went over the side to its final resting place at the bottom of the sea. It has been a great tool and companion, but I'm not too bummed. I got two years of brutal use out of it and it was probably about time for a replacement. Hard to feel too sad on a day like this. ;)


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Re: The ocean giveth....

Postby Trevitrace » Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:34 am

Bet landing that was interesting.

Roosterfish?

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Re: The ocean giveth....

Postby Surfingringo » Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:36 am

Trevitrace wrote:Bet landing that was interesting.

Roosterfish?
It was a total gong show...broken rod just added to the chaos. The video is loading on youtube now. I'll link it later.

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Re: The ocean giveth....

Postby Sully » Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:37 am

Truly spectacular photo! Congrats on a epic catch and an inspiring attitude towards "donating" a Spydie in the process.
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Re: The ocean giveth....

Postby Brock O Lee » Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:40 am

Great catch! :)

RIP Pacific Salt... :(

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Re: The ocean giveth....

Postby remnar » Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:42 am

Nice fish! :) Too bad about the rod and knife. :( Can't wait to see the video. :D

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Re: The ocean giveth....

Postby Spydergirl88 » Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:48 am

I would say you came out ahead on that trade :)
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Re: The ocean giveth....

Postby abbazaba » Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:49 am

Sounds like a great day! Congrats!

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Re: The ocean giveth....

Postby Sharp Guy » Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:52 am

Great catch!! Somewhere down there Neptune is learning the virtues of the Spydiehole! I'm sure he'll appreciate the H1 steel too! :D
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Re: The ocean giveth....

Postby BTG » Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:38 pm

Wow, nice fish, good catch...it worked out....if you'd saved the knife and lost the fish we'd be like, yeah, I've heard that story before..lol...sorry about the rod too, can get expensive.

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Re: The ocean giveth....

Postby mrtodd777 » Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:47 pm

Awesome Catch. It is always the big ones that end up taking something from ya.. I gaffed myself while unhooking my biggest kingfish of the year this past summer. Ole Poseidon always gets his share..

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Re: The ocean giveth....

Postby ChrisinHove » Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:56 pm

Flippin' heck!

Nice one!

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Re: The ocean giveth....

Postby SpyderNut » Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:05 pm

Now that's what you call some collateral damage! Sorry for the loss of your rod and knife, Lance. As you said, at least it's a good excuse to get some new gear. :D

Btw, how do you manage to keep your kayak steady while wrestling with those larger fish? Congrats on your catch!
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Re: The ocean giveth....

Postby bouhunter » Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:21 pm

GREAT Picture!!!!!

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Re: The ocean giveth....

Postby farnorthdan » Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:24 pm

Small price to pay for landing that behemoth, nice work Lance, you are a true slayer of fish... :D
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Re: The ocean giveth....

Postby ThePeacent » Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:28 pm

Great pics, great catch and RIP Pac Salt.

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You made me fall in love with it 2yrs. ago, mine still going strong, I am sorry for your loss!
Time to get its newer iteration, the Caribbean, or are you replacing it with a twin?

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Re: The ocean giveth....

Postby NoFair » Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:30 pm

Sweet catch Lance. What set you back the most the rod or the Salt?

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Re: The ocean giveth....

Postby elena86 » Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:31 pm

It served you well.RIP :cool:

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Re: The ocean giveth....

Postby Skaaphaas » Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:38 pm

ThePeacent wrote: Image
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Re: The ocean giveth....

Postby WCC » Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:53 pm

Awesome Rooster. Congrats!!


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