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Old 06-04-2007, 08:06 AM
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Saturday on the Cape

Saturday I fished with JimS, FishHawk, Guernseybass, Rooster, and Tom. The morning action was slow, tide was almost dead low. We move to a new location at the start of the incoming and right a way Jim hits a nice bass. Everyone got in to fish and after a few donations to the bluefish the group moves again. I decide to keep moving and leave the group for a new spot. The move pays off, steady action all afternoon. Most of the fish are 20 24 with a few smaller fish, two just short of legal and two legal 29 and 31. Make my way back to the group figuring they had the same action. Report was a slow afternoon. Im on the move again but FishHawk talks me out of moving thanks FishHawk. I make a couple of casts and see a nice fish, high30 to 40. Im not in the best position to make a good cast but let it fly, no take. Not 20 seconds later a pod of fish, in the same class are heading my way. Make a quality cast, bam, and fish on. Guernseybass and Rooster help land the fish thanks to both. Rooster puts the tape to the fish, wow 43. A new personal best. I will post a pic later.
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Old 06-04-2007, 08:38 AM
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Craig- wish I'd been there to see that one- hope it left your rod intact...
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Old 06-04-2007, 09:13 AM
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43" - WOW!!! - now THAT is a class fish!!!!

Congrats Craig - I bet that single malt tased good Saturday evening

Can't wait to see the pic - you must be in the running for the Yardstick trophy.

Certainly sets the bar for the rest of us!
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Old 06-04-2007, 09:32 AM
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Awesome fish, I have a guess where it came from too.

There will have to be a ruling on wether or not you can take the prize in the yardstick.

I took a 40" from the surf Friday and would have taken the prize for first shore caught bass over 36", but I'm the point person on the contest so I have to bow out.

It was a great weekend on the Cape! More details to follow.
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Old 06-04-2007, 10:00 AM
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No ruling necessary, I didn't sign up for the contest so its still wide open.
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Old 06-04-2007, 10:05 AM
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just standing next to him watching that fish fight in the shallow water was pretty exciting, i was glad when Dennis offered to gill it and i had to just hold the cameras.

It made up for a pretty slow day.

I did have my own shot 5 minutes later at a pod of 30/40 similar giant beasties, including one fish that rolled and made mine and Craig's eyes pop out, but although the cast was decent the big girls turned their noses up at it.

maybe another day.

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Nice fish Craig, good write up.
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Craig,

You're killing me dude. Nice fish, wish I could have been there. I guess I have to live vicariously through you and my dad.

Well done,

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Old 06-04-2007, 01:14 PM
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Craig

Congrats on a fantastic fish!! How much did it exceed your previous "pers best" by? Caught on "Juro's not so secret" tie? Hope to hear you bump it up again. Great report.

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Old 06-04-2007, 01:22 PM
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There are certainly some big fish putting in an appearance out there.

A 45lb fish was taken at the Canal this past week-end and there are reports of several 50lb+ and one over 60lb on the Vineyard.

Guess where I'll be fishing Saturday night
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Old 06-04-2007, 02:16 PM
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Craig, well done! Gotta say that when you held the fish up for the photos, there was a chorus of WOWs from the onlooking crowd. Good on you. Next milestone 50 inches? I'll be out there in the early a.m. before I have to hop a plane to Tampa. See ya Sunday.

P.S. Post the picture! Everyone wants to see the beast.
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Old 06-04-2007, 02:52 PM
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Congrats Craig!

Nothing would brighten a gloomy work day more than seeing that on the screen!
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Whoah, what a fish! I hope they are still around and hungry when I get over there.


Gotta see that picture?
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Awesome Craig! I too have followed the Fish Hawk's advice in the past. He rarely lets me down in the descion making process when it comes to going with your instincts. Can't wait to see that big girl or was it a boy? Any guess as to it's weight?

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Phil the weight of that fish is around 30lbs according to the charts . She was a beautiful fish. Well done Craig. Thanks to Rooster who suggested where we fished. FishHawk
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