Island Grand Slam and PB Halibut!

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  1. PilotLight

    PilotLight Well-Known Member

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    Hi fellow Get Benters, long time since last post.:wacky: Burt called me on Thursday and invited me to get on the PilotLight for the weekend. Left Friday about 1430 with Dan and Art and Burt, and headed for Eagle's Nest on Rosa. We knew it was going to be snotty, Small Craft Advisory and possibly a Gale Warning by Saturday nite. Well we made it to Gull Island and it was pretty bad, took a vote and Eagles Nest won! Got to Eagle's and turned on the lights and made about 50 pieces of candy. went down below around 2300 for the night.
    Saturday morning got up at gray light and hung some squid. Boated 2 WSB and decided to head to Bechers and see how the wind was. Doable at Becher's and actually jigged about 100 pcs of candy there! Finally the wind forced us to go hide back at the nest. Back to Eagle's and threw out the baits and Art picked up a nice yellow an we boated another WSB, THEN IT HAPPENED! me and Burt just BSing and wham, I'm on to something BIG, up to deep color and I think I wet myself. This thing was huge! double gaffed it and brought it over the rail and a 48 1/2" 54 pound Flatty hit the deck. My first 'Butt over 50!!!:rockon:
    Had some BBQ Ribeyes, corn on the cob, and it started to really blow:eek: Picked up the hook around sunset and ran back to Smug's to hunker down. got there about 2330 and off to bed. Ran over to 'Capa at gray light for nada, and back into the harbor at 1030. What a great weekend! Thanks Burt for the invite and to Dan and Art for the great time!:beerbang:
    Here are some pics! Enjoy.:D

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    Take care GB'rs, I'll see you on the water
     
  2. GRUMPKILLER

    GRUMPKILLER Well-Known Member

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    That's a toad of a flattie! Congrats on the personal best! Those seabass arnt so bad either! Sounds like a great trip! Thanks for the report!!
     
  3. Ab Hunter

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    Yikes... awesome flatty! Some great fillets there :beerbang:
     
  4. "KNOT HOME"

    "KNOT HOME" Well-Known Member

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    You and that boat have always been super fishy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Great run!
     
  5. pete j

    pete j Well-Known Member

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    Thats more like the worlds best you guys pulled off one of those things I thought was impossible. The trifecta
     
  6. MikeeDaGuy

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    That's just great all around, Nice Haul!!

    Congrats on your P/B Kelly

    Thanks for sharing!
     
  7. JR12

    JR12 Well-Known Member

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    NICE FLATTIES BRO WTG:notworthy:
     
  8. catchofthemonth

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    Hard to beat that! Congrats on your PB!
     
  9. Joey805

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    Daaaaaamn! Nice job out there Kel! That's a heck of a trip right there!
     
  10. Carnivore

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    Good to see you got out and got on them. Nice catch.
     
  11. MrPukaShell

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    Way to go nice fish
     
  12. Yakman

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    Wow nice flatties, and great report Kelly. Glad you guys had a rockin' good trip. LOL
     

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