Thrill seeker 8/1

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  1. fishboy92

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    Had one of my day ones coming down from Fresno wanting to get back on the drag Screamer's. Plenty of runs last night got my boy on some decent Leo's. As the night was progressing with the tide shifting out I had one rod out down the stretch that wasn't touched for nearly 2 hours. While chatting away I hear the beautiful sound of music spitting away line. An hour into battle I landed my biggest ever Ray a diamond at that. Pictures still doesn't do justice I sling fish for a living 150lb plus tuna at the docks every morning, I could barley heave it to my chest I don't wanna make assumptions but on all honesty she was every bit 150plus pounds to me. Hell of a fight on the long rod. I want a bigger one now.

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    Why would anyone ever want to leave Fresno to come down here?
     
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    Wow thats a spectacular specimen , Most will not get one like that in a life of trying . Good show . Thanks for the report . WR
     
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    Hmmmmmmmm there is better shark and Ray fishing in Fresno your right I need to ask him...... Hmmmm
     
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    That ray's a full on beast
     
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    There was one point in the fight where it was a 30min span of cat and dog . She would suck the bottom and sit still and myself just keeping tight. I was fishing a 16 size conventional and nearly saw the bottom of the spool at some points. Pretty gnarly stuff.
     
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    I was born and raised in the Central Valley. In my teenage years we used to drive to Fresno to hang out because it was way cooler than Merced haha.

    Incredible fish man, you always stick the giants.
     
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    Oh wow that ray is massive! I’m assuming mb again. Man I’ve been getting skunked at my mb spot with fresh bait! Have never left my baits out for 2 hours, but your patience sure was rewarded! Great catch bro!!!
     
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    Lots of Chum.
     
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    I spent a summer up in Modesto and boy it was hot! The fishing im mostly interested in is the aquaducts up there striper's and what not, San Luis rey, Eastman etc
     
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    My cousin fishes those spots and sends me pics of fat stripers all the time. It's a cool spot... Until the wind gets going. Oof.

    Re: summer, yeah man, Central Valley summers are brutal but they're great. There's nothing like drinking a beer outside on a Central Valley summer night.
     
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    Solid platter there! I bet there are LED lights on the side of it...
     
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    you caught jabba the hut
     
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    Jabbaa wasn't so happy :(
     
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    That’s epic! nice fish!
     
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    Pictures do do it justice Fishboy... never seen a ray that big, and probably never will again. Pretty incredible Fishman.. great report..
     
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    My back hurts just looking at that ray.
     
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    Insane! Great pics! Keep em coming!
     
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    I wish I can post videos on here I had my buddy Wong
    An hour plus on the 10 footer, I think the 2nd run I had it finally clicked into me.... First thing that came out of my mouth was oh boy...
     
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    Huge ray!!!

    Butch
     
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