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Red Drum
06-11-2007, 12:35 AM
So a couple of months ago I participated in a SCSF Fish Off in Santa Monica. During the raffle I won a day out on the Big Drum with Captain Vince and First Mate Jscrib and another winner! After the other winner backed out, Paul came and joined this wrecking crew. I offered to bring supplies,
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Two cases of beer for four people should be enough, don't you think. Okay fine well bring a small bottle of Jack as well.

So I showed up at 5:30am at Marina Del Ray and we loaded in.
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We filled out bait tank!
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And we were off heading out to Captain Vince's secret spots. And sure enough the bit was on. Vince hooked up first
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Then Jscrib
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I hooked up next.
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Sucker had a crab in it's mouth.

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Then Paul got this beauty.
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I got this nice Sculpin. Vince said it was the biggest ever caught on the Big Drum!
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There were some small guys.
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But the fish on average were a nice size
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The day took a tragic turn when we came upon Sponge Bob Squarepants' lifeless body floating face down.
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But it didn't stop the bite.
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There were a lot of doubles.
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Even some weird things.
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For a while the fish kept getting bigger and bigger.
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Vince got the big fish of the day with this 7.5lbs beast!
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Jscrib had just enough to drink to think that this jellyfish was hot, but when he tried to kiss it, well lets just say it didn't go well!
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The fish just kept coming!
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We anchored up and caught some smaller fish, I got bit off once by a BIG fish. But only got this guy at that spot.
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A big Ocean Sunfish circled the boat several times.
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Ok pull the anchor and back to the big fish.
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I learned a new word today fishing with these guys. "Bendo"
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I got snapped off a total of 3 times by very big fish, this was extremely frustrating.

But we were still pulling in nice fish as the sun started going down.
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Vince and Jscrib got both these and fought about whose was bigger.
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We were still killin'em when the sun went down.
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On the run back in the bio luminescence in the water was crazy bright lighting up the night. This is a picture of the wake from the boat.
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After a day where you lose track of the number fish, but knowing that it was well over a hundred fish day, you come back and are just exhausted.
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Jscrib - Thanks for setting that up, it was an epic day and I had a great time.

Paul - Great fishing with you and getting to know you.

Vince - A Big Thanks for taking me out on the Big Drum! I had an amazing time fishing with you, it's fun to see how dialed in you are on the spots and how to fish them. Again thank you!

ghetto dad
06-11-2007, 08:50 AM
dude NICE report and PICS!!! thanks alot...and LMFAO at that spongebob pic!!! LOL!!!

BBL2Baja
06-11-2007, 09:10 AM
Awesome report! :thumb:

Later,
Scott

JapanRon
06-11-2007, 10:09 AM
Hi Red Drum,

Nice job, report, and pics. Know you used a lot of fishin' time to take pictures.

Appreciated,

JapanRon

KaliDawgFan
06-11-2007, 10:47 AM
Dude, save some fish for the ocean! j/k
Great job out there.

D-PESCADOR
06-11-2007, 11:19 AM
Looks like plenty of fish for the fry congrats .RIP SPONGE BOB

Matador1238
06-11-2007, 12:08 PM
Damn...good job!! You guys catch more fish in one day than i catch the whole year.

one_leg
06-11-2007, 12:22 PM
Very nice indeed!
You take so many cool pics, when do you get time to fish?

One_Leg

Matador1238
06-11-2007, 12:55 PM
Red Drum, do you do this for a living? My friends and I might be interested in chartering a boat for some bass.

alexonfreshsaltwater
06-11-2007, 02:48 PM
Awesome pics. Looks lik eyou guys had a BLAST!!!! Can't wait to get out there!!!

Wingnut
06-11-2007, 03:58 PM
Fantastic day, great job! :D

paintnfish
06-11-2007, 06:07 PM
Another great day of fishing for sure, thanks for the report and pics.

JohnMarino
06-11-2007, 06:57 PM
Wow Great fishing! Makes me want to throw some small swimbaits for saltwater bass!! :D Great report and R.I.P Spongebob! LOL

Jager
06-11-2007, 07:06 PM
Looked like an awesome day! :bigsmile:

Red Drum
06-11-2007, 08:15 PM
Red Drum, do you do this for a living? My friends and I might be interested in chartering a boat for some bass.

I do it for recreational fun.

rockbass
06-11-2007, 09:06 PM
Awesome report and great pics!!! lots of nice sized sandies coming aboard!!!

ahhvtec
06-11-2007, 09:09 PM
Another epic report. Man you know MDR like no other!

Duc

Ambassadorhawg
06-11-2007, 10:39 PM
Gotta love those SMB bass bites!

The "sculpin" is actually a BROWN ROCKFISH, aka...Bolina, chocolate bass.

4g63power
06-11-2007, 11:12 PM
sweet..love your bassing reports vince..thanks for sharing with us..

kanco
06-13-2007, 09:50 AM
Great catch! Nice boat :)

Those are some great looking fish. Are you sure that Sponge Bob wasn't just snorkeling? I just saw him on TV this morning.

I thought this was funny... every time I see a report with your buddy (guy with Whale **** hat) he always reminds me of the guy (Wilson) from Tool Time

You never see his entire face because he is always standing behind something...in your friend's case, his face is always blocked by a fish or something else :)
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909fisher
06-13-2007, 11:08 PM
I just go for all that beer..... :banana:

Hawkeye5447
06-14-2007, 11:16 AM
Thanks for making me feel bad. Your small fish are the huge one i catch int he harbor. No worries though. Looks like you had a blast.

Greg Madrigal
06-15-2007, 11:20 PM
Frihggin awesome report. I'm jealous! Thanx 4 the report and all the sweet ***** pics. I KNOW that takes some time. I appreciate it.
Can't wait to get my new boat on the water!
GM

xahx
06-17-2007, 12:37 PM
great report!~ way to go! looks like a fun filled day!

Id be exhausted too! Sorry captain you gotta drive the boat back! lol