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01-19-2008, 08:09 PM
Headed out of San Leandro around 7am with Cuhogn in search of the dinos. *Beautiful weather and water all day. *The catching was slow with 2 leopards and a flounder and then a few boats started to hook up. *We headed down to their vicinity and then I got the pump. *Bam, fish on and taking some serious line. *Worked the fish for nearly 20 minutes a few laps around the boat and dragging the boat from side to side. *Alan made a great snare shot and we measured it while still in the water - real close to 66" so we brought it aboard and measured it every way possible to make sure - 64- 1/2". *This is my biggest yet. *Thanks again for another great day on water Alan. *Can't wait to get out there again. *Pics to follow with Cuhogns post. *Details are 20' of water, ghost/herring combo with Anise Super Gel and Redi-Set rod holders.

01-19-2008, 09:51 PM
As I see that Mike has posted and my report was also complete, with the risk of some repeating here is my report and the pictures. ;)
Apparently MOF is experiencing difficulties so will try a bit later >:(

After a few changes in plans during the week with plans changing for both Tyeroflies and I, Mike sent a PM to me and said he was now solo and if I still had an open seat would like to join me at the Oakland Airport. As he lives much closer we decided to take his boat and got to the San Leandro ramp just before 7am. Headed out and dropped the hook in about 22' of water with the last of the income using herring and ghost shrimp. Hadn't marked much at all *which seemed to be the story for most of the 60 plus boats that had arrived. Heard of a radio fish every now and then but nothing hot. Moved a few times deeper then shallower. After the out go started, with nothing for us except 2 leopards and a flounder. Around 1pm scattered reports of fish were starting to come from through out the fleet. Around 2 we moved back close to where we had started and a little over an hour later Mike got the distinct "pump". and poised over the rediset the next pull resulted in Mike setting the hook 8-) to the start of a battle http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii39/cuhogn/offtotheraces.jpg?t=1200851676
that would last for 20 minutes and take him around the boat 3 times between drag screaming runs :o.
Finally it came up and was beat, both Mike and the very large fish ;D.
*I 1st grabbed the net as we were sure that it was oversize and quickly realized that there was no way this fish was going to fit. Grab the snare and work it down the road to hold the fish. Snugged it up and gently slid the fish next to the boat for a measurement, 65" and over the rail it comes. :)
A re-tape to make sure with it being 64 1/2", few high fives and the tag was put on it. Stayed out for a bit longer and then headed in for a very interesting run into the marina with the low tide, there was a total of 1.5' of water. Great day on the water with Mike.


01-19-2008, 10:15 PM
Wow! *Great job guys. *I can't imagine what sense of accomplishment pulling in a 64 1/2" dino must feel like. *I am still looking for #1 so I would be happy with a shaker! *;)


01-20-2008, 08:41 AM
Way to go guys, Mike, you are a stud brother, way to haul in the fatty :D
Glad you guys had some good sucess out there ;)
Looking forward to the pics.

01-20-2008, 10:00 AM
Pictures are up :)

01-20-2008, 02:41 PM

01-20-2008, 04:19 PM
Now that is a beautiful fish Mike, congrats on the great day :D

01-20-2008, 04:20 PM
Super Nice Fish!! I'm utterly green with envy! How much does a 64" fish weigh anyay?


Would you please take time to explain (and maybe include a picture or 2) of what the H@LL a rediset rod holder is?

Up here we've never heard of these things and if they'll help me catch a dino....well, I'm all for getting at least 1 of them.

Terry B.

BTW...nice boat too,(what I could see of it).

01-20-2008, 04:57 PM
Would you please take time to explain (and maybe include a picture or 2) of what the H@LL a rediset rod holder is?

It is a rod holder that allows the rod to move horizontally and when you get a bite just lift and swing.
This should give you the info you need. They are made by 1 of the sniffers Bouy 33.

01-20-2008, 05:20 PM
way to mike. oa has been the local place to be.DMH is building me a new trailer, but as soon as i get my boat back i will again be on the water.

01-20-2008, 05:33 PM
cuhogn...thanks for the reply. I checked out the link and I think I'll probably order me 1 or 2. I'd be reall interested in how to use them for those salmon they show in the slideshow though...Guess I'll email them and ask!

Thanks again,
Terry B.

01-20-2008, 05:40 PM
Have used them trolling for salmon and halibut and would probably work fine for mooching although we haven't mooched for a few years now with the salmon season being so poor. Because they swing, running them straight out the back is what we do. When a fish hits just lift the rod up, no fighting the holder.

01-20-2008, 07:51 PM
Nice job guys [smiley=thumbup.gif]

01-20-2008, 09:57 PM
Nice job Cuhogn I guess we just left to early. :) We did have a great weather day though. It was a little crazy for one guy getting his truck back up the ramp at Oyster during that low tide. His tires must have been bald, skidding until he turned the wheel to the right. Slick ramp. :o

Nice talking with you and hope to get my first keeper soon.

01-20-2008, 10:02 PM
Fire trout
We hooked up not to long after you left and had moved down to the west of where the party boat was anchored. Good talking with you out there. Iam sure your time is not far off. ;)

01-21-2008, 12:09 PM
Very Nice fish Mike way to go.I'm jealous, but Great Job , finaly broke that 60" mark. Hope to be out there soon maybe this weekend, Talk to you later.