Get Bent Mirage Charter 7-29

Discussion in 'West Coast - Saltwater Off-Shore & Island Reports' started by Top Shot, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. Top Shot

    Top Shot Gold Coast Lady Anglers

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    We went, we saw, we kicked some Seabass....​

    Started out at the dock knowing we had a bumpy ride ahead of us, but no one really thought too much about that as we gathered around the stern to hear the safety blah, blah and give Andrew his super secret surprise birthday "Los Doyers" custom made fishing rod...​

    I think he liked it, as he was really speechless....Thanks to everyone who pitched in to make it happen...Good Call :)

    Levitated in the bunks most of the night but woke up in the lee of Santa Rosa Island in grease flat conditions...Some had been up since the crack of dawn, but I crawled out of my bunk just before the grey...rigged up, dropped in a line, lit a smoke and within 5-10 minutes I was bit...Simultaneously Fred hooks up, not sure who else got bit just then cause I went up the side, but it was on for a good couple of hours....Flurries would come through and a bunch of us would hook up. We had a couple of casualties, but in the end we landed 23 Seabass. I was the high stick with 4 fish, Joey and Chris each had a limit and Mary and Mike (Wharf Rat) got 2, and a bunch got a single...Most notable was Woodman who finally got the seabass skunk stink off his back.:clap:​

    We sat for a while and watched the rest of the fleet pull away one by one as they gave up, we waited it out for a bit and then finally succumbed to rock fishing. ​

    "Extreme Rockfishing" was how Joey cleverly termed it....and that is exactly what it was....We drifted in huge swell taking it up the shorts through the scuppers and got tossed around the deck like rag dolls, but it was well worth it. Quality was an understatement. I haven't seen reds that big at Rosa for a long time. We got it done in just three drifts and then jammed back into the protection of the island. We tried to drift in a different area where we saw good signs of squid, but all we hooked into were a couple of sugars to end the day.​

    Kona burgers for most on the way in...Fred told me on the way home the Kona is the best burger he has ever had, lol...way to go Andrew!!!!​

    Always such a great time fishing with the Get Bent Crew. Tucker, Jason, Ryan, Miggs and A.A. Thanks again for the great fishing and even better company.​

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  2. skull

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    Damn awesome trip guys and gals!!! Miss you guys!

    SKULL
     
  3. Yakman

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    AWSOME Report and trip, wow you slayed em Erika, good of you
    to let Joey have a couple...geez.....LOL Glad you all had a fun time!
     
  4. MrPukaShell

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    Way to go. That was one trip I hated to miss. I am glad that it worked out for the "Get Bent" crew. Thanks for taking the time to share.
     
  5. MikeeDaGuy

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    Yea well, I was up at dawns crack. . . er the crack of dawn along with Danno, Fernie, Steve, Leo and a couple others tryin all for nada. . . . .

    The fish went off after you got up.

    Was great to see and fish with everyone share some laughs and drink a couple.. . . Good times with great people! ! !
     
  6. greyghost

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    great trip,,way to go guy's.....
     
  7. Carnivore

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    Nice job all, looks like a blast as usual.
     
  8. brick_haus

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    I tried to make it out there to see you guys, but I couldnt get across the potato patch in my little boat... Damn it was rough...Settled for Cruz shcoolies.

    You guys kicked but. WAY TO GO!
     
  9. mainphrame

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    Haaa Mikee, I only got 15 min. of sleep because i almost fell off my port side forward penthouse bunk:dunno:. I went to sleep before Erika woke up.... should have drank coffee but big ups to joey for waking me up during the bite. Had a blast with you all. . . You guys are die hards and im hoping to get on the charter and see you all again. Tight lines guys and be safe out there....:rockon:
     
  10. Seasickgal

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    Here's one of mine plus 2 more on the deck....Had such a blast always fun fishing on the Mirage.........loved jumping out of the bunk. I didn't get up at the crack of dawn, slept too well but when I did, dropped over the side and hook up in about 30 secs..Not sure why everyone who got up so early just kinda looked at me funny. Good times all we should go again very soon.
     
  11. TheFerret

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    Wow, another great trip! Good job guys! Wish I could've been there!
     
  12. walkerman

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    It was a fun trip. Wish we weren't done on the GB charters for the year.....and yeah, those reds were epic.
     
  13. HOOCHIE-P

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    looks like a fun trip!
     
  14. beacondawg

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    good job all,thank E for the pic's...
     
  15. Albacrazy

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    Sounds familiar! Everyone getting schooled by E...Nice trip ya'll!
     
  16. Alibi Two

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    Sounds like a great time.
    WTG on the C-bass Erica
     
  17. smidge

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    Nice! what a good year for GB charters.
     
  18. HillTop

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    true that smidge! good times galore, congrats everyone, fun trip!
     
  19. wils

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    good to see woodman with his own WSB.....finally. :)
     
  20. TAZmanianANGLER

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    Looks like u guys had a blast...!!!
    Especially the WSB catching.... LoL...
    Looks like next year I will try & jump on
    ALL the GB trips.... Gotta get me a GHOST...!!
     

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