I should have just launched when I was ready.
It's a good thing I like fishing with those guys because I definitely wouldn't have waited otherwise. I had a pretty good idea of where the fish should be and after the long paddle, trolling all the way, Justin hooks up first. Just before the hook up, we both decided to veer to the right as the other guys went left. Good choice... strong headshakes lead to a crazy fast sleigh ride. My next decision was critical. Do I cast or do I film? I just made a new monopod that extends to 6 ft and wanted to test it out, so filming it was. Tripp casted and quickly hooked up. After a few minutes, I couldn't take it anymore and put the camera down. Unfortunately, the school was gone. Tripp's fish came off and Justin landed a real behemoth.
|49" BULL RED|
That was it. All day... 12+ hours on the water.... almost 25 miles of paddling...
At least I got some good footage.
But you know darn well it won't be long before I'm back on the hunt.