We made a last minute plan to fish after church on Sunday. We grabbed a quick bite to eat and headed to the launch. The plan was to head out to the 2nd color change and look for ling as we headed east. We dragged cigs hoping to pick up a smoker but no dice.
I decided to head out a little deeper and see if we could find any bottom to drop on. I drifted over some hard bottom and flipped my flounder jig and immidiately slammed. I was worried I had a jack cause it was kicking my tail. After about 7-8 minutes, I pulled this guy up.
I looked beneath him and there was the first ling of the day mixed in with this massive school of reds. I moved on trying to get back with the school when my cig other rod with the cig on started screaming. I first thought king but then realized it was probably another red. But with no head shakes my hopes were high it was a ling. After about 30 minutes I gaffed this guy. He weighed 27#.
Now everyone is hanging into fish. Reds everywhere. At one time I had a triple on. It was a disaster. My brother hooked something that hammered off away from the school. We were sure it was a shark or a ling. After a long fight (lamiglass pier rod) he finally gaffed his. It was right at 33#.
It was a good weekend!
Genesis 27:3 - Now then, take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt game for me.
We fished pretty hard Sat, and looked a little yesterday, but no luck. Pretty sure we were too close to the hill.
Livin' the Dream !
No. In short, we just don't fish for them regularly. My little brother had a decent fish yak side a year or so ago but we had no gaff. Lipping a ling in a kayak is not the best idea. Ask me how I know......
I try and pick my days to maximize the effort in kayak fishing. I spend most of my time chaising tails in the skinny water but I love to fish offshore in my kayak. However, the rougher it is the better the bite. Except in the heat of the summer when there is a consistant bite just about everyday.