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#599084 - 05/09/10 07:30 PM Re: Sky-Guy's 15 minutes... ***** [Re: ]
FishRanger Offline
Carcass

Registered: 09/26/06
Posts: 2312
Loc: Where ever Dogfish tells me to...
Beautious fish guys ! ! Good to see you finally found a use for that Kimber. . . . .
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#599094 - 05/09/10 09:23 PM Re: Sky-Guy's 15 minutes... [Re: FishRanger]
slabinator Offline
Alevin

Registered: 04/20/10
Posts: 12
Nice butt.

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#599097 - 05/09/10 10:44 PM Re: Sky-Guy's 15 minutes... [Re: slabinator]
cobble cruiser Offline
~B-F-D~

Registered: 03/27/09
Posts: 2230
Unbelievable! You got good big fishy ju ju. Nice job Riley. You know I'm only a few minutes from you if ya feel like ya can't handle all that premo meat. thumbs
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#599108 - 05/09/10 11:52 PM Re: Sky-Guy's 15 minutes... [Re: cobble cruiser]
Todd Offline
Bumpin the 6X9's

Registered: 03/08/99
Posts: 25903
Loc: Seattle, Washington USA
I ate some of it again tonight...and it's still pretty damn good!

Fish on...

Todd

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#599116 - 05/10/10 12:08 AM Re: Sky-Guy's 15 minutes... [Re: ]
Todd Offline
Bumpin the 6X9's

Registered: 03/08/99
Posts: 25903
Loc: Seattle, Washington USA
You definitely should have "socialized" some of that halibut..."redistributed" some of it to your cooler smile

Thank Allah that fish is ok under Sharia Law.

Fish on...

Todd

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#599127 - 05/10/10 12:25 AM Re: Sky-Guy's 15 minutes... [Re: cobble cruiser]
IrishRogue Offline
Poon it! Poon it! Poon it!

Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 1718
Loc: Yarrow Point
What an incredible day...

What an incredible fish...

Ryley has already told the story well -- for my part, there was one singular experienceI will never forget: harpooning that fish...

You have to understand how nervous I was getting ready to harpoon her... First, I've never harpooned a fish IN MY LIFE. Second, I had made the harpoon myself only a week before--in preparation for the trip--so it's not exactly tried and true... As Ryley worked the fish up I cleated off the far end of the harpoon line, tied on a buoy, and re-checked the knots on everything ... Next I double checked the anatomy on the fish we had in the box to be 100% sure I knew where the stomach was so I was sure not to hit it... Okay I'm ready...

Then we get color on the fish... It's kind of on its side at first... The shape even reminds me of a shark with a white belly. Then it rolls flat -- holy cow -- it's HUGE. "That's no moon, it's a space station" goes through my head... Okay, we're close... Think it through -- right hand on top, drive straight down I tell myself... Ryley reminds me I have to go through the WHOLE fish, and I wonder for a moment -- did I make the metal shaft long enough to go through this giant fish? Can't fix that now, so forget it. Just swing hard.

The fish is surprisingly docile at the surface... Good god it's a beast. We're about 10 seconds away from my shot... It's turning towards me.. I'm really nervous... Don't blow it. Don't hit the spine. Don't hit the stomach. Swing hard...

Five seconds to go... "POON IT BRIAN!!! POON IT!" comes blasting over the VHF... It's Anthony/Mad Money on the boat next to us who's watching this all in his binoculars. I want to scream "Shut the F#@!@# UP DUDE!"... 2 seconds... 1 seconds...

I raise up and swing HARD... I'm surprised at how quickly and easily it goes.... Down -- then Up... Fish hesitates for a moment then EXPLODES and sounds.. Buoy goes under like the first buoy in Jaws as he dives... Rope spooling out through my hand until he takes all of it and pulls tight against the cleat... And stays tight...

Holy cow, I think I did it... We start celebrating about a half minute later when the buoy surfaces, reminds me of Jaws again and I grin... Wow.

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I should add that I've been thinking a lot about how lucky we are, and specifically how lucky I am. I know enough to know that we were recipients of a great gift... There are many who've worked these banks for more hours, more days, more years than us. Tonight I tip my cap to all of you -- for while we learned some of your lessons, that is not why we caught the fish. It was necessary, but not the reason.

We caught the fish because we are lucky son's of bitches... And we know it.
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#599129 - 05/10/10 12:28 AM Re: Sky-Guy's 15 minutes... [Re: ]
Sky-Guy Offline
The Tide changed

Registered: 08/31/00
Posts: 7188
Loc: Everett
Originally Posted By: Kanektok Kid
I was going to swing by and drop off his grass seed, but figured that would be to blatant and obvious.

I'll be blatant and obvious some other time.................


Please be blatant and obvious soon. ....if you have that seed I need it as I'm late getting it planted!

FishRanger gets a healthy chunck out of my share for hooking me up at Sand Island and bringing both my forgotten fishing license and sleeping pad down. Vedder gets a cheek cause I need to pick up some starts from him.
I'm sure my list will grow..all the sudden I have new friends coming out of the woodwork wink

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#599130 - 05/10/10 12:29 AM Re: Sky-Guy's 15 minutes... [Re: Sky-Guy]
Todd Offline
Bumpin the 6X9's

Registered: 03/08/99
Posts: 25903
Loc: Seattle, Washington USA
When you guys return my coolers, I won't complain if they have a few more chunks in 'em smile

Fish on...

Todd

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#599134 - 05/10/10 12:34 AM Re: Sky-Guy's 15 minutes... [Re: ]
Todd Offline
Bumpin the 6X9's

Registered: 03/08/99
Posts: 25903
Loc: Seattle, Washington USA
Originally Posted By: Kanektok Kid
Halibut ho....................... rofl


Well, my coolers didn't drive themselves up to Edmonds yesterday when they were done fishing...neither did my fillet knives, come to think of it smile

Fish on...

Todd

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#599137 - 05/10/10 12:39 AM Re: Sky-Guy's 15 minutes... [Re: ]
Todd Offline
Bumpin the 6X9's

Registered: 03/08/99
Posts: 25903
Loc: Seattle, Washington USA
Originally Posted By: Kanektok Kid
I'll pick yours up when I drop of the seed for Ryley.............

grin


I'm starting to think Hank's right about you.

Fish on...

Todd

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#599149 - 05/10/10 10:27 AM Re: Sky-Guy's 15 minutes... [Re: ]
SpanishFly Offline
Eyed Egg

Registered: 01/23/10
Posts: 5
Loc: Browns Point
Wow!! That is one Big Butt!!!

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#599152 - 05/10/10 11:18 AM Re: Sky-Guy's 15 minutes... [Re: SpanishFly]
snit Offline
Three Time Spawner

Registered: 03/08/99
Posts: 1634
Loc: Wenatchee, WA
I heard about the Big 'But last nite from Art. What a great story and fish guys! That's a dandy 4-sur! Congrats!!!!
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#599156 - 05/10/10 11:29 AM Re: Sky-Guy's 15 minutes... [Re: snit]
AP a.k.a. Kaiser D Offline
Hippie

Registered: 01/31/02
Posts: 4533
Loc: B'ham
Oh my...

Holy crap, Ryley. Well done indeed!

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#599159 - 05/10/10 11:36 AM Re: Sky-Guy's 15 minutes... [Re: AP a.k.a. Kaiser D]
Idaho Mike Offline
Carcass

Registered: 01/01/03
Posts: 2193
Loc: Post Falls Idaho
Helluva fish there Sky Guy and crew. Congratulations.
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#599169 - 05/10/10 12:14 PM Re: Sky-Guy's 15 minutes... [Re: Idaho Mike]
STRIKE ZONE Offline
GOOD LUCK

Registered: 08/09/00
Posts: 12107
Loc: Hobart,Wa U.S.A
Nice butt.Way to go.Good luck,
STRIKE ZONE

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#599188 - 05/10/10 12:50 PM Re: Sky-Guy's 15 minutes... [Re: ]
Dogfish Offline
Poodle Smolt

Registered: 05/03/01
Posts: 10979
Loc: McCleary, WA
Nicely done on the fish guys!

What type of bullet? Kind of disappointed in the expansion there.
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#599194 - 05/10/10 01:12 PM Re: Sky-Guy's 15 minutes... [Re: Dogfish]
Sky-Guy Offline
The Tide changed

Registered: 08/31/00
Posts: 7188
Loc: Everett
Me too Andy. I was wondering if it had to do with the target, but it shouldnt have mattered.
Round was a Hornady 185gr Critical Defense HP. I've seen one other spent round of this type out of my gun before and it had great expansion.
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#599195 - 05/10/10 01:14 PM Re: Sky-Guy's 15 minutes... [Re: Sky-Guy]
Dogfish Offline
Poodle Smolt

Registered: 05/03/01
Posts: 10979
Loc: McCleary, WA
Gold Dots.

Excellent fish.
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#599196 - 05/10/10 01:22 PM Re: Sky-Guy's 15 minutes... [Re: Dogfish]
Sky-Guy Offline
The Tide changed

Registered: 08/31/00
Posts: 7188
Loc: Everett
Thanks! I still have a third-molar grin stuck on my face grin
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#599199 - 05/10/10 01:29 PM Re: Sky-Guy's 15 minutes... [Re: Dogfish]
Todd Offline
Bumpin the 6X9's

Registered: 03/08/99
Posts: 25903
Loc: Seattle, Washington USA
Originally Posted By: Dogfish
Nicely done on the fish guys!

What type of bullet? Kind of disappointed in the expansion there.


I believe the bullet traveled a bit through the water before hitting the target...might that have had something to do with it?

Fish on...

Todd

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