Once again my wife connected with the big one. This is a long-established pattern! Gotta appreciate the joy on her face. What's she saying?
"It's too heavy!!!" She couldn't get all 51.8# and 46" length (30" girth) off the deck!
This is the biggest of 5 fish we caught this morning with three of us in the boat. Just couldn't come up with #6, or rather we lost #6 at the net. This one and three others were white, too! Got them trolling this time rather than casting, but in only 11'-13' of water over the same reefs. We really depend on that open format and center console of our Hewescraft Open Fisherman for the visibility we need to fish so tight in the cover. Cuzz that's where the kings are! All the action came in an hour and a half, then the fish bailed out of the shallows.