View Full Version : Big redfish report and a movie

Capt. Tyler Vollmer
07-16-2011, 04:55 PM
I set out to make a movie with the help of a fellow forum member known as TheUglyFly. First of all, Brad, thank you so much for your help! We had a lot of fun getting your biggest redfish to date.

The day started off well for us as we had the whole flat to ourselves for a couple hours. Within 10 minutes of shutting the motor off, we were on our school.

Brad started the day off right with a fish stretching to 40"+. His biggest so far.

Released alive and well we set off for fish number 2.

A fish he had trouble handling stretched close to the 50" mark. Now he has caught his biggest!

He managed one more smaller fish for the day and we called it good, but not before I played hooky.

I was able to get 1 hook free but still had one more embedded pretty good. No wire cutting pliers and after a few minutes of sweating, near vomiting, (I get queasy from blood) and agony from trying to rip this thing from my flesh, we finally flagged down another boat who luckily had some pliers to cut the barb off.

Hope you enjoy the video as much as I did putting it together! There is a nice treat at the end. ;)


07-16-2011, 05:05 PM
Congrats, nice Red !! :fishing

Put you some of these on your boat.

http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/999/desktopxqo.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/155/desktopxqo.jpg/)

07-16-2011, 06:40 PM
It's just such things as these that has me mash down the barbs on all my hooks...... If you fish alot...It's just inevitable. It sure is easier on the fish......... and the fisherman ;)

07-16-2011, 06:42 PM
Those Reds are Beauty's , killer Vid http://serve.mysmiley.net/happy/happy0158.gif
guys take that guys advice and bring those pliers along, they saved me about a month ago, skitterwalk treble hook in the side of my right foot http://serve.mysmiley.net/evilgrin/evilgrin0010.gif


07-16-2011, 09:06 PM
Great video. I caught 2 monsters out of that same school on Friday morning. Keep them coming!

Big Dago
07-17-2011, 05:48 AM
Great video, but still not sure if I liked it or the hook pic better, done the hook thing twice myself, once in the nose, don't ask. Still great job on both. Tight line guys.

Art Vandelay
07-17-2011, 08:11 AM
yeah man, i know how that feels.. awesome red and video.

07-17-2011, 10:35 AM
I'll give you that being hooked is bad....but it is a alot worse if you are hooked up to a chug bug....with a bluefish going crazy on the other treble!! Just so you know, It really isn't that hard to squeeze a fish to death.....If properly motivated ;)
And now you know why ALL my hooks are barbless!

07-17-2011, 10:47 AM
Nice fish.

Giving them slack like that must be something I missed in Fish Fighting School. I did miss day 1, which was probably the day they covered that. Just sayin, mang..