2 Ling from the kayaks

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.


  • Panhandler80Panhandler80 Posts: 8,028 Moderator

    We fished pretty hard Sat, and looked a little yesterday, but no luck. Pretty sure we were too close to the hill.
    "Whatcha doin' in my waters?"
  • BeckBeck Posts: 2,332 Captain
    That's great! All I did after Church was take a nap! :)
  • LilOrangeLilOrange Posts: 1,187 Officer
    That's just AWESOME!!!

    Livin' the Dream !
  • BottomLine25BottomLine25 Posts: 45 Deckhand
    Awesome!! Do you guys frequently catch Cobia from your kayaks?
  • KayakMacGyverKayakMacGyver Posts: 1,005 Officer
    Man that's a sweet deal right there. Congrats....freaking awesome!
    They Can't Us "You Should Have Been There Yesterday"...........Because We Were!
  • Panhandler80Panhandler80 Posts: 8,028 Moderator
    I could have bought a freaking fleet of kayaks for what I sank into that second station. Been a frustrating spring for me. Glad somebody is killing them, though.
    "Whatcha doin' in my waters?"
  • Red FishRed Fish Posts: 1,163 Officer
    Awesome!! Do you guys frequently catch Cobia from your kayaks?

    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.
    Genesis 27:3 - Now then, take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt game for me.
  • Master BlasterMaster Blaster Posts: 381 Deckhand
    Nice fish!! Great job managing a ling in a kayak. They are a handful in a boat!
  • stingwraystingwray On the creek Ga, Beach house FL.Posts: 758 Officer
    Nicely done guys on the yaks
  • FinReaperFinReaper Posts: 198 Deckhand
    awesome! I caught my first tripletail out of a yak last month. Nothin beats sight fishin out of a yak!
    I think I fish, in part, because it’s an anti-social, bohemian business that, when gone about properly, puts you forever outside the mainstream culture without actually landing you in an institution. –John Gierach:grin
  • lindalinda Posts: 130 Officer
    I'm soooo jealous! Really nice job guys! My stupid back injury has kept me from fishing most of this month.
  • Old DogOld Dog Posts: 547 Officer
    That had to have been great fun!
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