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    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.

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    Awesome! What a great day of fishing.

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    What a horrible problem to have. Wish I had such problems.

    Quote Originally Posted by BrownBear View Post
    "It's too heavy!!!" She couldn't get all 51.8# and 46" length (30" girth) off the deck!
    Outstanding fish!

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    Wow!!!!! Nice fish!!!!!!!!!!


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    What a beauty...!!!
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    Nice job!
    You ever catch them on jigs?
    I have some jigs I think would work perfect for Kings especially with the foil coating on them.
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    Oh yeah. We got the fish 2 days ago on jigs. Luhr Jensen 2 oz Crippled Herring. Up in the shallows like we're fishing you need something that will stay pretty high in the water on a flat retrieve. The LJ's are flat enough that they ride up pretty good when you keep a high rod tip and retrieve horizontally- kind of a lift the rod tip sharply toward you, then lower the tip as your reel to recover line as the jig flutters slowly down. Do-It Flutter jigs work even better than the LJ's doing that, but I didn't have any with me. Fixed now! If your foil-wraps are pretty flat like either of those, they'd be killers.

    BTW- all these fish have had bellies full of "black tray" and larger herring- smallest about 10" with some over 12". Dunno why they were hitting those little jigs, but there you have it.

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    Awesome!!!!

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    Did my best to top her today, but fell short at 42" (36#). She held her own with one 35.5" and 23-25# (forgot to weigh it, but a fair estimate). Got those two and missed two hits in an hour. I'll call that hot. But the moment the tide turned and started to fall, the fish bailed out and we couldn't find them again.

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    Wow great Kings. Looks like the salt is where all the fun is at!
    Got to look good even in defeat. IMAGE is everything.

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    My wife's still at it! Today she popped this fatty just over 42" and 39.6#.


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