While I was busy working one Saturday morning.
I suddenly felt lucky and decided to throw
pole. I called my brother, and we decided on a
spot. When we got to the spot, someone was
there already. We found a second spot that wed
never fished before.
As the sun began to set, we cast our poles and
slid some bait. I decided to catch a live bait.
Boom! I got a 3-lb table boss. I figured, why not
try some live bait? We sat down and cruised for about 45 minutes.
Then, out of nowhere, bang! Action! We heard,
RING, RING, RING! then the ratchet, then
nothing. I got to the pole and gave it a couple of
yanks. It felt stuck. I held it for a bit, and then the
fish started peeling line. I couldnt stop the run.
The fish kept fighting. I looked down to find my
4/0 Penn Senator almost spooled. I was losing
hope, and losing line with no way to stop the fish
or to turn its head. I decided to hold the spool and
hope for the best, knowing sooner or later one of
us was bound to give up. Sure enough, the fish
gave in. I gained about half a spool. After one last
run, the fish was done.
Mahalo ke Akua for the blessing and the
opportunity to catch every fishermans dream.
This catch was definitely a dream come true. As
they say, its better to be lucky than to be good.
I couldnt have done it alone, without my older
brother, Matt. He helped me capture this monster.
It was my first fish of the year, so why not
have it be a big one?