Mirage Sportfishing 2 day July 30-31 2013 Halibut Destruction!!!

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  1. rubbertoe

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    watch for the funny clip @ 25:53
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    75 Halibut & 37 White Seabass for 17 anglers on a 2 day trip.

    rubbertoe, vdiggy and gillngut decided to book the 2 day july trip, the first one at the beggining of the year. Unfortunately we couldnt get on that trip because of scheduling. They caughts tons of seabass and we thought we missed the better of the two trips. I guess not LOL.

    So we started the day at a white sea bass spot day 1 and got a decent pick bite on the white sea bass. I believe we caught around 30 something up to 20-25lbs. Most averaged shy of 20 lbs. I got 2 white sea bass. Around 10 am Tucker decided to head over to where he's seen some halibut.

    Drift after drift we started getting hit right away. Not wfo, but every drift 3-4 and I caught 2 nice ones 30,37 pounders. Tucker decided to stick it out there for the rest of the day and we landed around 35 nice ones averaging probably 30-35lbs.. some bigger and some smaller. We did this till it got dark.

    Day 2 we started @ the white sea bass spot again and tried for white sea bass for an hour or so for nada and Tucker goes for what worked the day before. Drift after Drift same deal.. There were some big ones caught on day 2 52, 54.5, 57. We caught I believe 40 of them before 1:30 and took off for home. I got 2 this day, a 28lb and 41lb. Total for me 3 white sea bass and 4 Halibut. Vdiggy caught 7 halibut and 2 white sea bass. Gillngut caught 3 white sea bass and 4 Halibut! I thought our last June 2 day was epic.. This trip blew it out the water.

    One guy from irvine never caught a white sea bass or a Halibut, he caught 4WSB and 5 Halibut. One guy from Oceanside came all the way to try and catch a Halibut, and caught it finally on one of the last drifts and the end of day 2!! Everyone caught halibut!

    Its gonna be a parking lot this weekend!!!

    Im really busy @ work so the video is gonna have to wait till the weekend

    Thanks to the crew and the entire Mirage Sportfishing Team for this EPIC EPIC TRIP.


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    Found tag on one of the WSB
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    Fish hold after a decent white sea bass bite
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    My first Halibut @ 30lb
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    Gill n gutt after the mayhem day 1
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    Daniel had a nice trip with 4 white sea bass and 5 Halibut
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    Ridiculous end to day 1
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    Daniels dad Homan with his 2 for the day
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    Crew taking day 1 pics

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    Gary on day 2 waiting for the first drift
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    End of day 2 - no time for picture taking when the bite is this hot!!

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    Crew pic day 2

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    Very Happy Anglers
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    Jackpot day 2 winner @ 57lbs on the digi
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    Gillngut with one of his 5 Halibut

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    Yours truly
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    My fishing crew

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    Daniel & Homan day 2

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    Chamber vacuum sealing the delicacies. Still haven't finished! have to do that tonight!!

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  2. "KNOT HOME"

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    What a trip.... Awesome is a understatement...
     
  4. spartan44

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    DOH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I am feeling sick as in fishing sick :)
     
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    Crazy, that's a lot of butts. Nice vac sealer too.
     
  6. Carpfisher

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    Freakin off the hook . My neighbor just came and told me. Glad it was you that was on the trip slayin em'.
     
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    Thanks for the photos. I was stoked when I read the counts awesome trip congrats.
     
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    I think that's a record good job guys! on the flatties:notworthy:
     
  9. Red Drum

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    Wish I was on that trip...that is total Halibut hammering.
     
  10. buddha23

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    u guys killed it
     
  11. MikeeDaGuy

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    What a trip to have been on. . . Congrats to all on board.

    Awesome post Robert!

    Thanks for the report!
     
  12. Ray Lopez

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    Right on guys! When they started posting those pics on fb me and my buddy were out doing some LMB fishing and were just drooling over the pictures. Just amazing!!!!!! I gotta admit i'm jealous as can be. Also got my buddy to decide to join fb after all these years. I keep looking at all these pics with my mouth wide open :O Must of been one hell of a trip for sure. One for the history books!!!!!!! Mirage crew....you guys kick some serious A*s!!!!!!
     
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    Holy Halibut!!!! Nice post congrats
     
  14. Joey805

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    That is a serious load of flattys! I hope there are still a few around in 2 weeks for the Get Bent charter.
     
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    Awesome! Congrats on a great trip. Thanks for the video...very cool.
     
  16. venturarodandlure

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    Incredible! What memories!!
     
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    Quantity and quality, trip of the year by far.
     
  18. Joey805

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    That video is epic!!!

    Sooo awesome!
     
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    I thought last years trip was a lifetime memory. This will definitely be remembered.
     
  20. thatsharkguy

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    Slaughter!

    Especially enjoyed the halibut silencing treatment :)

    Thanks for taking the time.
     

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