The winds picked up and the captain had trouble holding us one spot and I broke off twice before I could even feel the bottom we were drifting so fast. After loosing my 3rd rig I moved from the port to the starboard side. The Captain made the call to reel up and the girl next to me was having trouble. I saw she had a lot of line out, she looked tired. I asked if I could help, 3 reels in I could tell she had something. Once it got close I handed her rod back and she got the last few cranks on a double hook up.
The captain brought us shallower but it was no use. The wind was too much, he told us we were going to be rain checked. I was pissed because I thought I was going home skunked. On the ride back in hydraulic fluid started shooting out a port, the deckhands and captain spent 30 minutes messing with it. In that time the wind calmed, the captain told everyone we were going to giver her a go. Within a minute my dad had his first rock fish on a Stankx Tube. .Tubez rigged on a store bought rockcod rig. I keep getting grief from my fellow fishing addicts for using a store bought rig. The way I figure it, if the rig breaks it was not due to something I did, now that is guilt free fishing.
Tube rigged on the upper hook on a 0/6 Rock Cod rig with a 10oz weight. We started off needing a full 1lb of lead but as the sea calmed I even managed to feel the bottom at 85 feet with 4oz of weight.
|Dad with his first Ling and a nice Red|
Thanks for reading,