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Reader Reports: Caught my two trophies

Western Outdoor News

Published: Nov 03, 2017



Reader Report by Laura Foster, Port Hueneme




This 5+ pound monster was caught on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 at George Lake. I used a nightcrawler, and he was pulling drag the whole time. When he took the bait, my rod that was leaning on a rock almost flew into the lake. When I set hook, the most epic fight of my life began. A 2-pound leader versus a 5+ pound fish, I could feel the line stretch, as he pulled drag. The fight lasted for at least 7 minutes. As he got closer to shore, I couldn't believe his massive size. Two days later, on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 I got engaged to my boyfriend. I caught my trophy fish and snagged a fiancé; turned out to be the most epic trip. (Of course, the fish was the better catch.)



Reader Report by Sebastian Lillie, Laguna Niguel




This 9-pound calico bass was caught on the front side of Catalina Island at the west end fishing a 9-inch Big Hammer Sledgehammer in the Toast color and on a 2-ounce Warbaits jighead.



Reader Report by Melissa McKim




My boyfriend, Brian Schermerhorn from San Jose, limited out Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 at Shadow Cliff on the 1st dock using a spoon. His biggest was a 7.7 pounder.



Reader Report by Tim Coffey



My aunt Rhonda that caught this bad boy off Solana Beach.



Reader Report by Al Vega, San Jose





Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Albert R. Vega Jr. age 9, landed 2 good size Mahi-Mahi "Dorados" averaging 30 inches, 20 pounds each. It took him an average of 10 minutes per fish. Albert R. Vega Sr. landed a 65 inch 55-pound bull Dorado "Mahi-Mahi". It took him 20 minutes to land. They were fishing on the Cabo Marlini with Captain Javier.



Reader Report by Robert Ripley, Sutter




Here I am with my C Zone buck, shot east of Redding on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 while hunting with Just for Hunting Guide Service.



Reader Report by Frank Gagliano, Anaheim



Took my fourth solo trip for swordfish this summer and it paid off with a 188-pounder. Took 2½ hours to land it on 65# on a Talica ii 25, on a custom Milton GTS rod. Used a squid for bait. Got it near Catalina doing the deep drop method.


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