Went fishing with Wingnut, Bones, Q3Fishboy and XFactor today. Don't feel like typing too much but I'll steal their pictures I guess...
We took the long drive up north. It was a bit of a gamble but it payed off. The conditions were amazing. We got there two hours before high tide and it was flat like a lake. Even during noon when the tide was significantly lower, the waves were still fairly tame. Birds were diving all around, bait was everywhere and the water was clear. Fishing was a bit slow, however, and we really had to work hard for the fish. We did end up with a couple of halibuts, a bunch of perch, a queenfish and Wingnut lost a legal WSB.
Anyway, here are the pics:
Also, all the text accompanying the pictures is written by Wingnut.
Sunrise in the Santa Barbara Surf.
Sunday S.W.A.T. roll call.
First fish of the day... bait.
First legal of the day. 24" Released.
Roy farmed something BIG, bummer!
Chris was next to nail a Flat Boy. Hey Chris, you can raise your arm in victory after you beach the fish, not before. LOL
Chris dragging the prize to shore...
Mike gets on the board.
I haven't taken any of these underwater shots in awhile... my short Hali.
Mikey was on fire with the big Perch... this is his smallest one!
I got a Piggy too!
Finished the day with a second legal. 23"
The tail was damaged and bleeding... probably a recent encounter with a Seal. Tail rot will soon set in and the fish will die. It will not be wasted, Chris, I hope your family enjoy the Mother's Day Halibut dinner.
Chris and I used to have contests to see who can wade out into the surf the farthest. He always beat me back then... and he still does... okay, you win again Chris! :Shocked:
This wave took both of us out! lol
Chris, you look like a wet rag dude. Hahaha
Chris suffering from some "water retention". lol
Mike hangs a nice fish... but...
... Maybe when he learns how to tie a proper knot he can land more of them! Pigtail? Damn rookie. lol
Brothers from different Mothers.
Good times, always a pleasure dodging waves and sticking fish with the S.W.A.T. Crew.
Mikey, great to be sharing the sand with your again my friend. Thanks for having Plan B ready as a backup plan. Mikey was generous enough to offer us Plan B of taking all of us to fish Lake Cachuma on his boat if the surf condition were too poor. Very cool of you Mikey.
Going to the next stop... Mikey, slow down!!! :Shocked: Yikes!
Until next time... peace!