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PC 04-23-16 BIG BULL

Headed out slow on Saturday onboard my buddies boat LIFE OF RILEY and tried not to beat the SeaCraft up. Sun got a late start getting through those clouds. Had a group of friends that gotta a new boat and didn't have a lot of experience between them so we told them to tag along with us. That brand new SeaHunt following us looked really good in the water. First fish in the box was pushing 20 lbs, we continued loading fish into the YETI. Hooked a nice Phin on the trolling rod and reeled him to the boat with his buddies in tow. I pitch a chunk bait on the Stadic 4000, and the long fight with a 25 pounder begins. The other 2 guys are re-riggin baits and I look behind the boat and see GRANDPA in his Cadillac come cruising in behind the boat and immediately start screaming "THATS A BIG **** PHIN, GET A BAIT! GET A BAIT!" Riley runs back grabs a rod and throws out a whole ballyhoo, jerks it twice and the fish swallows it. Riley sets the hook and the fish doesn't even flinch, he sets it again and all hell breaks loose, DID I MENTION THIS WAS ON A PENN BATTLE 6000. Fish is Tail walking at this point and we can tell hes a monster. He jumped several times and hit the backing on the reel twice and after about a 30-45 minute fight we get him boatside and Gump makes the perfect gaff shot. Bring him in the boat and the high fives begin. After fishing together for 14 yrs, Preparation finally met Opportunity and we got that phin over 40 lbs. Great teamwork goes a long way. Dont know how much he weighed(Live Weight) but after a long ride in we weighed him at home on the digital scale and he was 43 lbs. ended the day with 18 dolphin and the boys on the SeaHunt ended their day with 10 dolphin. Great Trip guys!


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