headed out wednesday evening to try to find the hooligan and do a little king fishing. well after having problems with the fuel line not fitting to the tank(bigger connection)and able to wrap the points on the 6gal fuel tank with electrical tape to make the connection snug we headed out down the big su in search of the massive hooligan run. As we hit the last island on the left before you hit the deshka turn off of the big su you could see the black line along the shore. Well it only took us 2 to fill 2 120qt coolers full of hooligan in less than 45min(shrimp bait time),the funny thing was i bought some nets thinking the holes were small enough to dip hooligan but that wasent the case they were falling out of the net just as quick as they were falling into the cooler lol.
Well after filling the coolers full and adding 400-500lbs. to the boat we went around the corner to the mouth of the deshka to try our luck even though we heard it was still a little slow. We anchored up in front of mike and merts and began our try of luck with orange wiggle warts. As i looked around i counted 12 boats with in sight of us, after 30 minutes of tossing the lure i see my buddy set the hook and bam he's got a chromey king on. Now the next thing that went through my mind after seeing the size of this fish is o sh*t the only net I have is the small ***** hooligan net and i said to myself well we will either land it or it's gonna break the net and get away. Well after a 10min. fight and 5 30yrd runs the dang king finally tired and came to the boat which is what i had hoped for after seeing the net i was getting ready to net her with. My buddy brought her right up to the boat and I could see the wiggle wart just hang on to the mouth by a piece of skin and went o crap it's now or never so I put the net in the water and scooped her in the net and the dang tail was sticking out of the net by 12 inches lol but I through her in the boat and it didn't ever put up a fight not even a flop when it landed in the boat. All in all a great day of dipping and fishing even though I didn't land one. I will post pics