First Halibut!

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  1. Jordand

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    Had a little time after work and headed to TP. Started with the market shrimp and got nothing but snagged just before low tide. Last time I got snagged decided to give the LC a shot for the first time. Landed this halibut just under legal at 21”+! So stoked to get one. Funny story is it was on a lure that a beach walker gave me when I started fishing the beach in Cardiff! I guess they was some good luck on it!

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    Way to go man! Glad you got in on the LC game like myself lol. My first couple casts with one landed me my first halibut (also almost legal) - it's a great feeling! Now make sure your knots are good!

    Is it too late to buy stock in that company? :emoji_yum:
     
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    Nice one!
     
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    Nice! The flash minnow in the surf is a feast or famine lure..you catch less but what you do is more substantial. All it takes is a sizable halibut to infuse some confidence in it
     
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    Man in the summer these things can catch every other cast if you find the right trough or hole to work. It was almost cheating. Winter surf fishing makes you learn stuff the hard way I guess lol!
     
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    Did he give you that lure from the River mouth lol. Lost my lc sardine there a little while ago
     
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    Nice one! How was that fight?
     
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    Fun! My heart was racing though! I had not caught anything in a lure so I just wanted to land it.
     
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    Good stuff. Good adrenaline rush. Tight lines !!
     
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    Very cool ! Did you catch it out of a deeper trough area, or were you just random casting into the shallow surf ?
     
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    South of tower #1. I was able to see some holes and changes in the water so started casting there (being careful to avoid the rocks and reef.
     
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    That's a good first right there! nice catch :emoji_raised_hands:
     
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    "Ayyyyyhhhh you broke your cherry!" Line from Goodfellas. Nice catch. Here's to many more.
     
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    I got pinched and didn’t say nothin to nobody!
     
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    Awwwwwwesome!
     
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