SE Bash offshore 1st place kingfish

The Cat Sass fishing team was all excited about fishing this tournament for a great cause. We decided to skip live bait due to the forecasted sea conditions and opted to pull rigged bally's. All seemed calm heading out of the pocket to the inlet until we found that ripping outgoing tide stacking up against that 15 knot onshore wind. Needless to say, we were all covered with sea spray before we made it through the inlet. We headed out in hopes of finding a weed line or strong current edge with those stiff winds. All we found were 4 -5 ft seas. We trolled out towards the hill but still saw nothing fishy and the seas were now a solid 5-7 out in the stream. We headed back and finally found some schoolie dolphin in 150'. Tried this area for a while but only managed 2 fish, although we had numerous short strikes and knockdowns. We decided to head in closer and try for some kings and finally hooked up with a small 8lb schoolie king. After getting thoroughly knocked around by the big seas, we decided to head in around 12:30 and head to the weigh in party. As it turns out, we caught the only kingfish of the day and were awarded the 1st place kingfish prize. Our 9.5 lb dolphin came in 3rd, but no cigar! It was a very sporty day on the water but all had a great time anyway, for a great cause.
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]" Cat Sass " Fishing Team
Sport Fishing With Attitude!


  • Fi$h2nguyenFi$h2nguyen Posts: 7,780 Moderator
    Beautiful boat. Congrats!

    Keeping busy while away from Florida
  • fishknutfishknut Posts: 3,925 Captain
    Congrats on your win.
    Fail to plan, plan to fail.......
  • PaulBoatPaulBoat Posts: 4,389 Officer
    Fine looking crew....I mean catch :)

  • Get SumGet Sum Posts: 360 Officer
    WTG Team! Kudos to the ladies for sticking it out in the confused seas. My wife would have: :puke ..out there.
  • CaptTaterCaptTater Posts: 20,096 Officer
    Looked fun. I was clearly on the wrong boat. :)
    I did not read the story but if you take tax payers money maybe you should be held to some standards.-Cyclist
    when we say the same thing about welfare recipients, you cry like a wounded buffalo Sopchoppy
    It's their money, they spend it how they like. Truth and honesty have nothing to do with it. - Mr Jr
    "“A radical is one who advocates sweeping changes in the existing laws and methods of government.” "
  • Key LimeKey Lime Posts: 360 Officer
    When you get knocked around on that Battle Wagon, "sporty" doesn't even begin to describe it. You toughed it out for a good cause, got rewarded & I know you had a good time (saw it all). WTG, Cat Sass. :thumbsup
  • Flyers UpFlyers Up Posts: 655 Officer
    Great job guys..
  • Toothy ThangToothy Thang Posts: 1,411 Officer
    That's a great team there Capt.. nice job!
  • Go MongoGo Mongo Posts: 2,105 Captain
    Congrats on the win!
    “Every day is a new day. It is better to be lucky. But I would rather be exact. Then when luck comes you are ready.”
    ― Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea

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