2020 Lucky Craft legals

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  1. K-Bo Smack

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    Thought I's start a thread for the SDFish anglers to post pictures of 2020 legal halibut that were caught on a Lucky Craft. I suspect there is a pretty big group of people on the sand giving their shoulder an excessive workout and it would be nice to see how many fish we can post while everyone is "social distancing". This is the time of year to limber up, walk for miles along the beach, cast like you're a MLB starting pitcher, and hopefully be rewarded with a legal fish (or two).

    My 2020 legal halibut box got checked this afternoon. Caught on LC110 Sexy Smelt.

    On the sand at 11:30 and immediately started looking for holes on the sand bar between the inside and outside trough. High tide today 08:17 - 6.7ft; Low tide 15:57 - 1.1ft. Water was clear, swell was pretty minimal, and the salad was light in some spots. I covered about 1.5 miles before I finally pulled a short. Nice solid fish, real thick and probably around 18", he'll be there next year. Moved down the beach about 50 yards and found an area with a nice outside break, steep edged holes on the middle sand bar, and bait fish zipping around :emoji_wink:. I walked out onto the bar until the water was about thigh high. Made a couple casts and it felt like something was bumping the LC, figured it was probably a perch. Third or fourth cast hooked up on a second hali.

    Caught at 12:14 - left eyed model that taped out right at 24"
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    Get a tape shot of the legal fish with the LC in the frame. This one spit the LC right when I got it on the beach. It feels like this might be a good year for beach loving butts!
     
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    Hell yeah! Nice Butt! Carlsbad?
     
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    Very nice work indeed !
     
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    Whose? OP or dude in the background?
     
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    Any sign of a cranky ****** with a Gilligan hat riding a boogey board looks like Barney Fife with a really bad attitiude? PS nice catch!
     
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    Nice catch!
     
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    The dude in the background is amazing too!
     
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    He was definitely an outlier...not many euro suits on the Encinitas beaches!
     
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    Plenty of guys wearing that outfit on SUP boards, but I haven't had the pleasure of meeting this special individual with a boogie board. I'm suspect he will introduce himself when our paths cross... can't wait!
     
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    Hes a special kind of guy...type that walks 100 yards out of his way on a semi desserted beach to paddle his scrawny butt out on his boogie board right in front you. Then turns around and starts screaming obscenities and maddogging you for holding your palms up while looking at him . ....yep he is special
     
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    Yeah buddy!
     
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    Dude! Great work! How'd you cook it up?
     
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    First 2lbs (backside filets) were a mighty fine offering to the fish taco Gods. Front filets went into the freezer.
     
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    I'm still trying to get my first legal hali from shore. Caught tons just under 20" but can't seem to break the 20" threshold!! It will happen this year!
     
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    Nice catches :)
     
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