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GNappers
07-29-2013, 08:47 PM
Met my buddy Mike at 5:40 at Molly Stone's in Sausalito. Was supposed to be their at 5:30. Strike one. Got to the gate at the harbor and it wouldn't open. We drove down the street to find another entrance and finally returned to the gate and were let in. Drove to the far dock and this also required a key fop. Called the boat owner Mike's buddy Larry and we could here his phone was in his truck. Waited 20 minutes and somebody let us in. Strike 2. Heading out the boat died bad Larry's buddy Jim opened the motor hatch and checked the gas filters for water. Not a good smell. Strike 3 Boat running we passed thousand of birds just out of the gate bombing on bait. Mike thought stripers were pushing up the bait but we wanted chrome. Potato patch revered it's ugly head and while we fished the fishing channel I lost dinner and breakfast. No bites for 2 hours so we moved to the reef off of Stinson. Got some action on rock cod while trolling and Mike finally got a salmon on using crippled anchovy behind a green-white dodger. Sea sickness left we the little action but unfortunately the fish came unbuttoned 35 feet behind the boat. Mike was telling me to use what he got bit on instead of just a crippled anchovy. I was telling Larry we should be heading North the way we were going when Mike hooked up. Both bad ideas.

After catching 5 blue rock cod I decided to come up to 20 feet. Good idea since as I was hanging my head wondering why I subject myself to the sea-sickness I started to hear my drag peel off the reel. Carefully walked along the side of the boat and grabbed the pole to see a flash of a fish towards the stern. Clicker off and drag still ripping Mike came up to the bow with the net and I told him it was bigger then any salmon we had in the boat which was zero. Fish ran awhile then ran at the boat and tried to get into the back poles. Larry turned the boat and the fish moved away. Then I got him close and we thought 25 pounds. 3-4 run's straight down and almost in netting range and the 4-5 more run's straight down. This Tim Mike told me to reel the release to the eye bad back up. Mike netted this beauty for me my personal best by 20
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GNappers
07-29-2013, 08:51 PM
40 pounder and I will be back on the Ocean sea sickness included. A few wahoo's and a rope through the mouth and we carefully drug her back to the stern. No more action the rest of the day.

salmonid
07-29-2013, 09:16 PM
Nice work, G!

Wish I could get into a 40 on my boat. With all of the setbacks, it sounds like you deserved it!

Best,

GNappers
07-30-2013, 08:55 AM
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stonesfan
08-01-2013, 07:36 AM
Looks like you're batting one thousand to me..............................................:y ahoo:





Stoney:rollingstones:

Bigg A
08-02-2013, 02:17 PM
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Absolute monster....congrats

FISH ON COMING DOWN!!!!!

JB14
08-02-2013, 07:19 PM
that's slug bud! Great job! I told my wife if I get a 40+ it's going on the wall. LOL

mrsockeye
08-10-2013, 10:49 AM
That would certainly be worth a little barfing. You don't take preventitive measures for sea sickness? I always take Meclazine, ask for it at the Pharmacist, and I never have had a problem. I know the feeling of being sea sick, and it won't ever happen again.

GNappers
08-10-2013, 02:34 PM
It is weird I can go out 80 miles for tuna and feel great. I used to work on a ferry boat and during that time when I would go fishing I would never get sick. I sometimes take Dramamine or Bonine but get drowsy. A lot of time it is a smell like that of gasoline that gets me going. My buddy in Prunedale thinks it is good luck when I get sick. Thank you for the advice on what you take.