We elected to spend our last full day of fishing trying for big ones. This decision paid off in a big way as we had very good fishing today complete with flat calm weather and an incredible visual show on the surface. With the lack of wind and fish blowing out right next to the boat you could hear the boils as the fish ate our sardines. As far as the catching part goes, we had heavies hooked from mid morning till dark. Today's cows are as follows.
Derek Bolser 202
Don Bolser 204.5
Doug Taylor 220.5
Ron Hobson 220.5
Robert Hirsh 240
Nate Luginbuhl 255.5
Jaime Przybyla 260
Steve Busch 281
Tim Ziegler 300.5
We had eight other fish between 170 and 198 along with a few flurries on 25-50 pounders.
As we travel up tonight after a story book finish, I am looking forward to this trip next year. We have added two more days to next years trip. I can't help but wish we had them this year.
Nate Luginbuhl hooked the first fish of the day and was bummed when the hook pulled after about 15 minutes. He did what any wise angler does after that happens. Checked his gear to make sure it was in perfect shape and went back to fishing. He is pictured today with the second fish we hooked today his 255.5# beauty. We missed the company of the rest of the Luginbuhl clan this year but look forward to seeing them on a future trip.
Tim Ziegler had a great trip. He was on fire, getting bit and landing tuna like the accomplished angler he is. He capped off his catch with this fish that the scale fluctuated from 296 - 306 finally settling at 300.5.