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I got spooled at the rockwall! 5/17

Posted by fish4free (Posts: 72)
on May-17-08 7:42pm

I decided to go and try to fish this hot spot at the Alameda rockwall that I've been hearing about. It was a long walk down the wall! I started fishing at about 10:30 am with my 8 1/2 feet steelhead rod with a spare reel I have, which was to small for this pole. The reel had about 100 yards of 30.lb braid so I thought I might be okay. I started throwing a white hair raiser and bouncing it off the bottom. About half an hour in I get a little hit and I set the hook, fish on. The moment the hook grab hold the fish started to pull the opposite way out towards the ocean. It didn't stop at all and I noticed 3/4 of my line is gone and it's still running. I instantly tighten my drag, then tighter, then tighter and it was still going. I then set my drag to the fullist but that didn't help. Now I could see the core on my reel then snap, line all gone. I'm not sure what it was but I'm gonna be optomistic about it and say it was a 30+" big butt.

After I got spooled it went dead quite. I did see a couple shaker buts caught earlier today and a couple small bat rays. I'm gonna head out there again tomorrow with heavier gear and hope for the best.


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I got spooled at the rockwall! 5/17   fish4free - May-17-08 7:42pm
Re: I got spooled at the rockwall! 5/17   goingfishin - May-17-08 8:58pm
Re: I got spooled at the rockwall! 5/17   calnatv - May-17-08 9:04pm
Re: I got spooled at the rockwall! 5/17   Sebastes2 - May-17-08 9:30pm
Re: I got spooled at the rockwall! 5/17   fish4free - May-17-08 10:09pm
what was the pull like? headshakes?   norcalrod - May-17-08 11:49pm
Re: what was the pull like? headshakes?   fish4free - May-18-08 8:50am
You hooked a sailboat   bassmanben - May-18-08 10:03am
Foul hooked ray?   mel - May-18-08 12:08pm
Forgot to mention...   mel - May-18-08 12:28pm
Good Bet   JEZ - May-18-08 4:23pm
Re: Good Bet   scoobe - May-19-08 7:08pm
there are......   powerdriver8 - May-18-08 6:14pm
Re: Forgot to mention...   fish4free - May-18-08 9:19pm
could have been a foul hooked halibut.   clutch633 - May-19-08 11:14am
Re: I got spooled at the rockwall! 5/17   friscostriper - May-19-08 11:28am


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