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Title: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: BigJim on August 04, 2014, 11:46:14 AM
As one of the guys responsible for verifying AOTY and DOTY submissions I spend A LOT of time looking at fish pics and AOTY/DOTY entries both past and present.

Some entries and reports have stuck in my head and inspired me...the BIG fish over 40 inches have always haunted my dreams....both for the sheer impressiveness of the fish, and for the fact that I have seen/caught/shot so few fish that big!!!

I have heard mention and talk of the "40 inch club", but thought it would be cool to have a thread (hopefully stickied  :smt002) where people can share and post their stories of their entries into "The 40 inch Club".

Seems to me that the species up here that should qualify for entry into this club are Lings, Butts, Salmon and Stripers...WSB seem to be mostly over 40 (only one entered in AOTY under 40), sturgeon are too big  :smt002, same with wolf eels and sharks.

Here are some of my ramblings of 40inchers that have inspired me and left a lasting impression on me...

40 inches has always seemed to be the magic number to truly qualify a Ling as a LingZilla (don't know why but that's what my brain told me  :smt002), and I still vividly remember when Adam FisHunter caught and released his 41 inch beast back in 2009.

His report and the community response to it was one of the events that really opened my eyes to what a special group NCKA is...

http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/index.php?topic=19596.0

You can see the 40 inch and over AOTY lings here:

http://aoty.norcalkayakanglers.com/speciesleaders/list_by_species/5

In 2012 I managed to join the "40 inch club" with my still PB ling. This was mostly a wrestling match after I barely pricked him with my spear...

http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/index.php?topic=37410.0

LingZilla with original audio (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbhvT5b2sI4#ws)

DOTY is still only three years old, but you can see some of the 40 inch and over Lings that have been shot and entered here:

http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/index.php?topic=37410.0

Later that year SinCoast caught his monster 42.75 inch butt to win the MBK tourney, and I remember thinking how crazy big that was and how I would almost be scared to see a butt that big underwater:

http://aoty.norcalkayakanglers.com/catches/2378

You can see the 40 inch and over AOTY butts here:

http://aoty.norcalkayakanglers.com/speciesleaders/list_by_species/4

This year I was lucky enough to get another entry into the Club with this 41.25 inch butt...once again my spear did not go all the way through and I had to grab the fish and subdue it with brute force...

 http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/index.php?topic=57493.0

http://youtu.be/B3H7sU2ULM4

You can see the DOTY butts over 40 here:

http://doty.norcalkayakanglers.com/speciesleaders/list_by_species/6

In 2012 I remember being amazed at the masssive Salmon that Ruben FishKraft reeled in...what a BEAUTIFUL fish!!

 :smt007

http://aoty.norcalkayakanglers.com/catches/2778

You can see the 40 inch and over AOTY Salmon here:

http://aoty.norcalkayakanglers.com/speciesleaders/list_by_species/3

In 2009 Patrick HOLY TOLEDO blew my mind when he caught this 42 inch Striper trolling a rapala in the surf, and now that it is legal to spear ocean stripers I get excited every time I swim through the surf thinking that I might stumble across a similar monster....

http://aoty.norcalkayakanglers.com/catches/763

You can see the 40 inch and over AOTY Stripers here:

http://aoty.norcalkayakanglers.com/speciesleaders/list_by_species/10

So...if you have stories/pics/vids of your own entries into the 40 inch club, or want to share stories of catches that have inspired you as an angler/diver post them up here!

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim

ps...attached are a few pics of some good examples of my favorite 40+ inch beasts.  :smt004
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: FisHunter on August 04, 2014, 12:02:59 PM
you made me cry here at work....thanks Jim!  :smt008

and another congrats to those who are in now.  :smt007

To those that are still looking to enter the 40 club.......they are out there, keep your chin up and your line/spear in the water, IT WILL HAPPEN!  :smt003
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Darius (Burong Isda) on August 04, 2014, 12:12:41 PM
If you dont mind, I'm adding this 40"+ Pac Hali. :smt002 THANKS
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: trianglelaguna on August 04, 2014, 12:14:09 PM
ahhh
WOW

seems I'm using too small a hook  :smt003
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: FishingForTheCure on August 04, 2014, 12:15:53 PM
ahhh
WOW

seems I'm using too small a hook  :smt003

It's not the size of the hook, it's how you dangle it  :smt002
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Malibu_Two on August 04, 2014, 12:18:28 PM
How about WSB? 43", 45", and 48".
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: ravensblack on August 04, 2014, 12:19:49 PM
All awesome fish! Great thread. The one with HT is, well they all are amazing but HT's salmon just makes me giggle with joy. I was talking to his Dad on the phone when Patrick paddled up to him and I got to hear the first reaction from Allen. Priceless! He said," Holy Shit, it looks like Patrick has a WSB in the back of his kayak."  :smt007 :smt006

Then after their infamous day at LM they stopped by and gifted one of those striped fish. These are the kind of friends that make life complete.
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: BigJim on August 04, 2014, 12:29:36 PM
How about WSB? 43", 45", and 48".

Awesome fish dude!!

I don't know much about WSB but seems to me that most of the ones taken up here are over 40 inches though??

http://aoty.norcalkayakanglers.com/speciesleaders/list_by_species/14

While I would be stoked to get ANY legal sized WSB, not sure if they would better fit in a 50 inch club?  :smt002

But...like I said...I don't know nothing about WSB...except that I wanna shoot one.  :smt003

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: LoletaEric on August 04, 2014, 01:31:10 PM
Great thread, Jim.  I like the way you constructed it and gave links.  You're making me feel old though!   :smt005

September 11, 2006 - Solo 38 pound Shelter Cove King Salmon that my Dad said was "short for its weight" at just over 40":

http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/index.php?topic=5461.msg44838#msg44838

November 20, 2005 - 23.5 pound 40" lingcod won AOTY biggest lingcod that year:

http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/index.php?topic=2303.0

July 12, 2011 - Solo over 40" Shelter Cove Pacific Halibut caught on barbless gear:

http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/index.php?topic=32278.msg342950#msg342950

Thanks for the forum searching practice.   :smt003
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Malibu_Two on August 04, 2014, 01:36:06 PM
I don't know much about WSB but seems to me that most of the ones taken up here are over 40 inches though??

True enough, just wanted to post these up again!
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: FisHunter on August 04, 2014, 01:59:27 PM
I don't know much about WSB but seems to me that most of the ones taken up here are over 40 inches though??

True enough, just wanted to post these up again!
:smt044   :metal
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: AlsHobieOutback on August 04, 2014, 02:29:26 PM
I don't know much about WSB but seems to me that most of the ones taken up here are over 40 inches though??

True enough, just wanted to post these up again!
Guess we need a 50" club then  :smt003 :smt004 :smt005
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: BigJim on August 04, 2014, 02:37:04 PM
Great thread, Jim.  I like the way you constructed it and gave links.  You're making me feel old though!   :smt005

September 11, 2006 - Solo 38 pound Shelter Cove King Salmon that my Dad said was "short for its weight" at just over 40":

http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/index.php?topic=5461.msg44838#msg44838



Love the pics in this one!!

Crazed salmon fever eyes!!

 :smt003

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: FisHunter on August 04, 2014, 02:40:18 PM
yep! = he's CRAZY!  :smt008
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Sin Coast on August 04, 2014, 03:05:42 PM
Hey I caught two 40 inch Cali butts that day! 35lbs and 28lbs...

(http://i449.photobucket.com/albums/qq217/Sin_Coast/2012%20MBK%20Tourney/P8050200.jpg) (http://s449.photobucket.com/user/Sin_Coast/media/2012%20MBK%20Tourney/P8050200.jpg.html)


And I agree there should probably also be a 50" Club for trophy PacButts & WSB.
And maybe a 100" Club for threshers now too  :smt044
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: MattSwayze on August 24, 2014, 04:57:15 PM
I'll add my beautiful 40" 32lb salmon from Shelter Cove this summer, I probably won't top this guy for awhile!
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: BigJim on August 25, 2014, 11:56:11 AM
I'll add my beautiful 40" 32lb salmon from Shelter Cove this summer, I probably won't top this guy for awhile!

 :smt007 :smt007 :smt007

Beauty!!!

Congrats again Matt!!!!!

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: The Dude on September 03, 2014, 06:05:00 PM
Great Thread
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Baron on September 04, 2014, 08:00:12 AM
Got this 40 incher last weekend up in Trinidad. It was a blast, basically inside the harbor too!(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/04/fc545742085cb37cdeabfeda194d7db3.jpg)
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Great Bass 2 on September 07, 2014, 01:59:55 PM

Seems to me that the species up here that should qualify for entry into this club are Lings, Butts, Salmon and Stripers...WSB seem to be mostly over 40 (only one entered in AOTY under 40), sturgeon are too big  :smt002, same with wolf eels and sharks.


Lot's of YT, tuna and WSB under 40". If your going for big game recognition, include all big game. A 40" YT will out fight a 40" salmon, ling or hali.
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Salty. on September 07, 2014, 02:25:16 PM
I think Pat's HUGE halibuts are the most impressive same day catches so far on this thread. I'm a little biased though cause I'd rather eat halibut than ling, salmon, striper, or wsb.   :smt005  Hmmmm I do like Pac Hali even better though the limit is only one on those.  :smt003
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: fishkraft on September 07, 2014, 03:02:49 PM
I think Pat's HUGE halibuts are the most impressive same day catches so far on this thread.

+1

Last time I had two forties in the same day I woke up in th back seat of my truck  :smt044

ruben
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: BigJim on September 08, 2014, 07:51:47 AM

Seems to me that the species up here that should qualify for entry into this club are Lings, Butts, Salmon and Stripers...WSB seem to be mostly over 40 (only one entered in AOTY under 40), sturgeon are too big  :smt002, same with wolf eels and sharks.


Lot's of YT, tuna and WSB under 40". If your going for big game recognition, include all big game. A 40" YT will out fight a 40" salmon, ling or hali.

How many folks are catching YT and Tuna off kayaks in NorCal?

For WSB...like I said before, it seems that there a heck of a lot more WSB over 40 inches caught off kayaks in NorCal than there are 40 inch Salmon, Lings, Butts and Stripers.

But if you want to start another thread for big fish of all species in all waters...that would be great!

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: matanaska on September 08, 2014, 09:40:37 AM
I think Pat's HUGE halibuts are the most impressive same day catches so far on this thread.

+1

Last time I had two forties in the same day I woke up in th back seat of my truck  :smt044

ruben

If it was legal to take 3 pacific halibut like ca halibut then I could easily catch 3 over 40".  Those are impressive cali butts though.
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: RacinRob on September 08, 2014, 10:17:43 AM

[/quote]

If it was legal to take 3 pacific halibut like ca halibut then I could easily catch 3 over 40".  Those are impressive cali butts though.
[/quote]

Prove it to me that you can catch three in a day, but make sure I am there to witness it. ;-) Maybe Sunday?
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Great Bass 2 on September 08, 2014, 03:20:10 PM

Seems to me that the species up here that should qualify for entry into this club are Lings, Butts, Salmon and Stripers...WSB seem to be mostly over 40 (only one entered in AOTY under 40), sturgeon are too big  :smt002, same with wolf eels and sharks.


Lot's of YT, tuna and WSB under 40". If your going for big game recognition, include all big game. A 40" YT will out fight a 40" salmon, ling or hali.

How many folks are catching YT and Tuna off kayaks in NorCal?

For WSB...like I said before, it seems that there a heck of a lot more WSB over 40 inches caught off kayaks in NorCal than there are 40 inch Salmon, Lings, Butts and Stripers.

But if you want to start another thread for big fish of all species in all waters...that would be great!

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim

The average WSB commercially harvested in 2012 was 19# or about 38". The average YT is 14# or about 35".
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Baitman on February 18, 2015, 07:04:57 PM
Is there a time expiration on joining  this club ?     :smt044
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Dale L on February 18, 2015, 07:36:00 PM
I love the pic of the hali and the "net".  :smt044
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: BigJim on June 04, 2015, 08:02:42 AM
Huge congrats to kenjan for breaking the 40 inch mark with this speared 42 inch LingZilla!

 :smt007

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Bigfoot on June 04, 2015, 09:42:12 AM
Right around 50" 56#'s I had help landing it though.
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: BigJim on June 04, 2015, 09:55:29 AM
Right around 50" 56#'s I had help landing it though.

Hell yeah Randall!!!!!

That pic is so cool dude.

 :smt007 :smt007

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Blue Jeans on June 04, 2015, 12:49:58 PM
For those that do not know Randall in person, he makes that beast of a flattie look small.
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Baitman on June 08, 2015, 08:02:53 AM
  Wow...     :smt007 :smt007     Nicely done !!!     
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: solsrf1 on July 08, 2015, 08:17:53 PM
Great post Jim and thanks for putting all of the work into it. Does this count for the club :smt002
Ling was caught off Bean Hollow and was definitely 40", picture taken by Adam/FishHunter.
Edited, WSB pics removed-sorry I will move them to the appropriate location. Cheers
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: siryakalot on July 31, 2015, 03:03:33 PM
This thread makes me want to get on the water.  Lol
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Bushy on July 31, 2015, 03:12:34 PM
Can I be in the club?

Didn't measure this but  I bet it ranks.

bushy
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: BigJim on July 31, 2015, 03:13:39 PM
Can I be in the club?

Didn't measure this but  I bet it ranks.

bushy

You can always in in any club you want Bushy.

 :smt008

Nice fish!!!!

 :smt007

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: PablitoPescador on July 31, 2015, 03:23:07 PM
Well I know where I'm fishing tomorrow  :smt003 Helluva hali Bushy :smt007
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Rick on July 31, 2015, 03:30:09 PM
Since there is no 50"+ club, and since WSB is such a shameful, trash fish common to NorCal waters, I included a 40" ling from last year, a more respectable, worthy NorCal fish.  :smt003
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: BigJim on July 31, 2015, 03:32:21 PM
Since there is no 50"+ club, and since WSB is such a shameful, trash fish common to NorCal waters, I included a 40" ling from last year, a more respectable, worthy NorCal fish.  :smt003

LOL!!

I love that pic of you laying with the WSB dude....congrats again!!

 :smt007 :smt007

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: fishkraft on July 31, 2015, 03:48:41 PM
Can I be in the club?

Didn't measure this but  I bet it ranks.

bushy

You can always in in any club you want Bushy.

The real question is, Would he want to be in any club that would have him as a member?  :smt044

Luv ya Bushy, helluva flatty!

ruben

 :smt008

Nice fish!!!!

 :smt007

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Bushy on July 31, 2015, 04:43:14 PM
How bout the 100-inch club?
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Blue Jeans on July 31, 2015, 08:31:39 PM
How many years ago was that?
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: polepole on July 31, 2015, 08:33:28 PM
How many years ago was that?

2007.

-Allen
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: BigJim on August 14, 2015, 10:42:49 AM
Rockroach and his Zilla!!!

 :smt007 :smt007 :smt007

Congrats again Marcos!!!

http://aoty.norcalkayakanglers.com/catches/4121

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Malibu_Two on August 14, 2015, 03:29:11 PM
Okay, so my WSB weren't accepted, and understandably so, but now I'm in! 41" 27lb ling taken yesterday.
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: BigJim on August 14, 2015, 03:31:51 PM
Congrats dude!! Nice one!!!!

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Malibu_Two on August 14, 2015, 03:36:47 PM
Thanks Jim! Oh, and it was speared, not H&L.
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Bigfoot on August 20, 2015, 09:13:51 PM
Nice!
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: AlsHobieOutback on August 24, 2015, 12:50:50 PM
I'll have to find a better picture, but I've been part of this elite club since 2012  :smt003

(http://aoty.norcalkayakanglers.com/catch/image/2442/SC_9-19-12_026-medium.jpg?1348107236)
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: FisHunter on August 24, 2015, 01:10:07 PM
WELCOME.........back dated from 2012!
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Str8FishiN on August 24, 2015, 03:17:16 PM
08.02.15
41.25" California Halibut - 27 pounds


Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: FisHunter on August 24, 2015, 03:22:27 PM
Welcome...grab a seat, relax, vap a nugget and enjoy the place....we've been waiting for you! BWAAAAAHAAAAHAAA
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Str8FishiN on August 24, 2015, 03:25:31 PM
08.09.15
40" California Halibut - 26 pounds

Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: FisHunter on August 24, 2015, 03:27:39 PM
ohhhh!!!! TWICE!!!!!!  Nice! :smt007
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Str8FishiN on August 24, 2015, 03:28:52 PM
ohhhh!!!! TWICE!!!!!!  Nice! :smt007

I quit fishing for halibut.  Too much work!   :smt044 :smt044 :smt044
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Sin Coast on August 24, 2015, 03:32:41 PM
Sometimes I get even more excited about other people's fish than my own...especially BIG butts!
Ken scxfactor with a 47" butt! (sackyak with the assist)
And then a 45" butt the next trip...
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: BigJim on August 24, 2015, 04:03:01 PM
SurfingDude with a 40 inch SC Butt from his SC kayak.

 :smt003

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: mdoka_matt on September 14, 2015, 06:14:52 AM
Finally made the club!!!   42 inches  30.5 lbs

Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: BigJim on September 14, 2015, 08:44:50 AM
Finally made the club!!!   42 inches  30.5 lbs

BOOM!!!!

What a beast!!  :smt007 :smt007

Congrats Matt!!

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: FisHunter on September 14, 2015, 10:04:37 AM
Finally made the club!!!   42 inches  30.5 lbs
Welcome........we've been watching you........you have the force behind you now  :smt007
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Fish_ON on September 15, 2015, 12:51:17 AM
As a brand new member of this board, this thread is inspiring.  While I doubt any fish like this is in my near future...you never know.  Always prepared and hopeful.  Do any of you pack heat?  Is that even legal on a kayak in Cali?  Shit those halibut over 40 on the deck have to be a couple of armfuls...even with a bat/gaff/net. 

Thanks for sharing.

Fish_ON
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Str8FishiN on September 15, 2015, 01:14:42 AM
We do not pack heat.  A firearm should not be used on our waters to subdue monster gamefish! 

As a brand new member of this board, this thread is inspiring.  While I doubt any fish like this is in my near future...you never know.  Always prepared and hopeful.  Do any of you pack heat?  Is that even legal on a kayak in Cali?  Shit those halibut over 40 on the deck have to be a couple of armfuls...even with a bat/gaff/net. 

Thanks for sharing.

Fish_ON
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: PISCEAN on September 15, 2015, 08:52:56 AM
As a brand new member of this board, this thread is inspiring.  While I doubt any fish like this is in my near future...you never know.  Always prepared and hopeful.  Do any of you pack heat?  Is that even legal on a kayak in Cali?  Shit those halibut over 40 on the deck have to be a couple of armfuls...even with a bat/gaff/net. 

Thanks for sharing.

Fish_ON

dude, no. :smt012
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Fish_ON on September 15, 2015, 04:09:30 PM
Sorry guys, I am new and just asked a question.  I don't even own a gun.  Just thought a huge fish on a kayak might be more than a little difficult to handle.  I have also seen shows of BC/Alaskan fisherman using this practice....yes, I know that the fish get much bigger and they do it on motorboats.  Which is why I asked the question.  Certainly would have appreciate some tips on how you might handle such a situation instead of the tone that I got.  Again, my apologies...I didn't mean to ruffle feathers in any way.  Cheers.

Fish_ON
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: BigJim on September 15, 2015, 04:15:16 PM
No worries Ty.

The firearms on a kayak issue is one that had had a lot of heated discussions in the past...

Gaffs or VERY BIG nets seem to work fine for the fish we get out here, without having to add the extra danger of a loaded firearm on a kayak.

You can also now, legally, harpoon halibut instead of gaffing them. But gaffing and then getting on game clip and then beating over the head seem to be the most common and preferred methods.

For diving I'm a fan of underwater wrestling and then ripping gills out until fishy calms down.

 :smt001

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: FishingForTheCure on September 15, 2015, 04:15:34 PM
Gaff or Net & a gentle wooden shampoo will subdue most any fish we see in these waters.  You are always the best judge of what you feel your fish will do based on how it is fishing & how tired you feel it has become during the landing process.  Always expect the unexpected. 
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Sin Coast on September 15, 2015, 04:20:01 PM
No worries Ty! That just happens to be one of those complex emotional discussions that pops up a couple times per year...so people probably don't want to rehash it again :-)
This thread is basically just for pics and WTG's. Specific questions like how to handle a large halibut from a kayak can definitely be asked--but preferably on a different board, like General Fishing Tips etc.
And yes I know I'm being a hypocritical threadjacker right now haha...so I'll just say Nice Butt Matt!! (that can be your new screen name too hahahaha).
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: BigJim on September 15, 2015, 04:24:40 PM
You are always the best judge of what you feel your fish will do based on how it is fishing & how tired you feel it has become during the landing process.  Always expect the unexpected. 

The butt at the end of this vid was 2.5 inches inches short of 40 inches, but even after I ripped all her gills out and thought she was calm she went apesh*t when I threw her in the tank well.

 :smt005 :smt044

Luckliy I had secured her on the stringer already otherwise it would have been heartbreaking.

http://youtu.be/Nsid0a00urw

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Fish_ON on September 15, 2015, 05:10:38 PM
Thanks guys!  I guess part of the adventure of wrestling a big fish from a kayak, if I am ever that fortunate, will be to figure it out...or not LOL.

Fish_ON
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: johnrice on September 15, 2015, 05:13:38 PM
Thanks guys!  I guess part of the adventure of wrestling a big fish from a kayak, if I am ever that fortunate, will be to figure it out...or not LOL.

Fish_ON
if you cant figure it out , just shoot the sum bitch
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: NowhereMan on September 16, 2015, 08:23:30 PM
Thanks guys!  I guess part of the adventure of wrestling a big fish from a kayak, if I am ever that fortunate, will be to figure it out...or not LOL.

Fish_ON
if you cant figure it out , just shoot the sum bitch

NCKA humor at its best...
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: JJQ on June 22, 2016, 06:40:24 PM
I finally made it!

Up till now my biggest fish have included a 38" salmon, 38" lingcod & 38" California Halibut.  None surpassing the 40" mark.

Last Saturday I went out searching for salmon in Monterey and after several hours of trolling called it quits.  On the way in I decided to try for a halibut at the same area I caught one last year.   I dropped down my 8oz iron and started pounding the bottom.  It wasn't 10 minutes and something slammed my jig.  A couple big head shakes and I new what I had and it felt heavy!  Took a deep breath, reeled up a bit putting tension on the line, grabbed my gaff getting it in position, opened my big game clip and started reeling it in. 

I was only in 60 feet of water so it came to color pretty quick.  Big Cali Butt!!!  I brought it up to just below the surface.  As it circled next to my kayak I grabbed my gaff and stuck it right through it's guts.  It didn't move at all.  I set down my rod, put it on the clip, grabbed my bait knife and went Kiet on it's gills.  As soon as I pulled the gaff out it went nuts so I dropped it off the side tethered to my kayak on the game clip and let it thrash around, pumping out its blood as the water turned red.  It quickly calmed down (died) and I slid it on the back of my boat.

Pat (SinCoast) was supposed to fish with me but sent me a message on the water flaking out so I was quick to send him a text and picture bragging about the 25 lb halibut I had just caught.  At the time I didn't realize how big it was.  As soon as I got home I weighed and measured it and holy shit!  40 1/2" long and 32 lbs!!! New personal best halibut and new personal best fish!  Take that Pat!

Here are the pics,
Josh
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: VK on June 22, 2016, 06:43:27 PM
Congrats !!!
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: bwodun on June 22, 2016, 07:04:34 PM
AWESOME JOSH!!!!! great fish, congrats, cameron
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Salty. on June 22, 2016, 07:07:58 PM
Beautiful fish Josh! Congrats bro.   :beer2
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: PescaDONo on June 22, 2016, 07:13:43 PM
Sweet! Nice consolation fish. AOTY look out!


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Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: DG on June 22, 2016, 07:18:54 PM
Great catch.  Only 60' now divers are going to try deeper. 
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Live2Fish on June 22, 2016, 07:29:59 PM
Jealous!  That's an awesome marker to set for yourself!
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: beerhunter on June 22, 2016, 08:55:55 PM
MONTEREY BUTT!! Wwwaaaaa!
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: NowhereMan on June 22, 2016, 09:16:37 PM
A beast of a fish!
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: ReelKnots on June 23, 2016, 06:01:36 AM
Monster Butt!!! WTG Bro!



-Kiel
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Baitman on June 23, 2016, 07:02:01 AM
 :smt007 :smt007
That's got my blood pumpin....  I'm loading up my gear now!   
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: BigJim on June 23, 2016, 08:44:31 AM
HELL YEAH!!!!!

 :smt007 :smt007 :smt007

Amazing fish and SUPER well deserved!!

All that good karma you got helping sell raffle tix for PIF and HOW at GSX coming back at you!!

 :smt008

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Fish Master1 on June 23, 2016, 09:24:46 AM
Hell yeah! :smt007
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: HapaIK on June 23, 2016, 12:04:56 PM
nice butt Josh!!!
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Sin Coast on June 23, 2016, 01:01:38 PM
See, it's good luck when I flake out!
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: BigJim on June 23, 2016, 01:03:46 PM
See, it's good luck when I flake out!

It's true.

I have been the recipient of PK's flake luck.

 :smt005



Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: crazyfisher on June 28, 2016, 03:59:24 PM
didn't know this was here :) can I join the club  :smt006

First one was 43.5 inch (12.12.15)  and the 2nd was close at 39.5 (01.30.16)
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Bushy on June 29, 2016, 06:43:17 PM
You're IN!
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Bushy on June 29, 2016, 06:46:05 PM
I've never joined, either.  Didn't really get  tape on this one, but I think it's somewhere north of 40"

Bushy

ps:  the skipper on deck was 6'5"
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: crazyfisher on July 05, 2016, 12:42:45 AM
I've never joined, either.  Didn't really get  tape on this one, but I think it's somewhere north of 40"

Bushy

ps:  the skipper on deck was 6'5"

what is that Bushy? thats in a different club in itself, godzilla club perhaps :D
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: native on July 05, 2016, 09:13:33 PM
Is that a salmon shark? Are they edible? Do they taste like salmon?
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: BigJim on July 06, 2016, 11:04:05 AM
You guys and your monster sharks and WSB and YT!

 :smt007  :smt002

Below is why I chose Lings, Butts, Salmon and Stripers for this NorCal "club" rather than any fish over 40 inches.

As one of the guys responsible for verifying AOTY and DOTY submissions I spend A LOT of time looking at fish pics and AOTY/DOTY entries both past and present.

Some entries and reports have stuck in my head and inspired me...the BIG fish over 40 inches have always haunted my dreams....both for the sheer impressiveness of the fish, and for the fact that I have seen/caught/shot so few fish that big!!!

I have heard mention and talk of the "40 inch club", but thought it would be cool to have a thread (hopefully stickied  :smt002) where people can share and post their stories of their entries into "The 40 inch Club".

Seems to me that the species up here that should qualify for entry into this club are Lings, Butts, Salmon and Stripers...WSB seem to be mostly over 40 (only one entered in AOTY under 40), sturgeon are too big  :smt002, same with wolf eels and sharks.


Anyway, stoked to see such big, beautiful fish getting posted on here!!

The 43 inch Striper I got over the weekend is my third entry into the club...

https://youtu.be/YZgZalXiuL0

Now I have a 40 inch Ling (2012), 41.25 inch Butt (2014) and 43 inch Striper (2016).

http://doty.norcalkayakanglers.com/catches/133

http://doty.norcalkayakanglers.com/catches/1168

http://doty.norcalkayakanglers.com/catches/2310

 :smt004

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim

Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: HappyClam on July 14, 2016, 10:37:32 PM
Something to aspire to!
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: NowhereMan on July 15, 2016, 07:44:16 AM
Something to aspire to!

+1
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: BigJim on July 15, 2016, 08:41:49 AM
My second entry in the 40+ inch Striper category!!

This one was 42.75 inches and 31 pounds.

Got this one and a 33.5 incher in less than an hour of diving in the surf.

So stoked!!! Can't believe I was lucky enough to get two 40+ inch fish within one week (7/3 and 7/10)!

https://youtu.be/phs5o3l370I

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Bushy on July 16, 2016, 12:50:34 PM
Is that a salmon shark? Are they edible? Do they taste like salmon?

yes, sorta, no

Bushy
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: MattSwayze on July 18, 2016, 09:01:47 AM
It's been awhile since I could renew my membership in the 40" club. 43 inches, 29lbs, horsed it in because I thought it was a shark, whoops!
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Greenhorn on July 18, 2016, 09:05:48 AM
That's amazing!
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: BigJim on July 18, 2016, 09:10:32 AM
What a beast Matt!!

 :smt007 :smt007

And tie for biggest CaliHali ever entered in AOTY!!

http://aoty.norcalkayakanglers.com/speciesleaders/list_by_species/4

Congrats dude!!!

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Live2Fish on July 18, 2016, 09:24:46 AM
Congratulations again Matt!
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Str8FishiN on August 17, 2016, 09:20:09 AM
Nice butt Matt!!!

I'd also like to renew my membership for 2016. New PB CALIBUT.  31 lbs., 42.5 inches

http://youtu.be/oUEMURoCbwQ
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: BigJim on August 17, 2016, 09:31:23 AM
What a beauty Jason!!

 :smt007 :smt007

Congrats dude!!

Great video too!!!

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: NowhereMan on August 28, 2016, 10:43:05 PM
I posted a report and video already last week, but I thought I'd add a few more details in case anybody is interested...

Launched early and had a lot of trouble finding any desirable baitfish. In particular, I was hoping to get some sardines as Iíve had the best luck with those. After about 90 minutes, I'd gotten to my ďsecretĒ spot, but bait-wise, all I had was 6 spanish mackerel, and those were mostly small. Regardless, it was time to start fishing, so I got 2 baited lines in the water, along with the sabiki. Nothing happened for the next hour, then the sabiki went crazy and I pulled in 4 sardines. Game on!

I immediately reeled up and traded the spanish mackerel for sardines. One of the 'dines looked particularly bad---small, bleeding, one eye missing. That one obviously wasn't going to last long, so I put it on and gently lowered it to the bottom. I also put a nice big  lively sardine on the other line. Just as I got everything setup and settled in for the long haul, I noticed that the cap had fallen off my bait tube, and all my remaining bait had escaped. Bummer. Now it was just me and my 2 sardines, one of which was probably long dead already (the scrawny sardine, that is, not me).

After about another 30 minutes, I was getting perilously close to the lingcod zone, and figured that my bait would get mauled by one of those guys any minute. Just then, the rod with the sickly sardine went bendo in a big way. It was definitely something heavy but it wasnít really fighting much, just sort of stuck to the bottom. So I was thinking it might be a ray. Eventually there were a couple of head shakes which gave me some hope. Then it settled into a long, slow tug-of-war---it was 30 minutes before I got a glimpse. Yes, it was definitely a halibut, white side up, about 8í below the kayak. The fish then powered its way back to the bottom and it was like starting over from scratch. My arms and back were getting tired, so I put the rod in a holder and pedaled to keep the pressure on and hopefully wear out the beast. About 55 minutes after hookup, it surfaced again (still upside down). I tried to get it into position for a decent gaff shot, but it wouldnít cooperate. After what seemed like forever, it was finally close, although still not in ideal position, so I gave it a shot. I missed pretty badly and the gaff ending up hooked thru the side of itís jaw. Fortunately, the fish was tired and I was able to subdue it. It was far from a textbook landing.

Iím thinking the reason it took so long to get it to the surface was because it was swimming upside down. It makes sense to me that a halibut would be more powerful when swimming up (in itís usual orientation) rather than down. So, if the fish stays right-side-up, itís going to be fairly easy to bring it to the surface, but if it decides to go upside-down, then itís going to be a lot more work. The advantage to the upside-down fish is that itíll be way more tired and easier to land once itís at the surface.

Anyways, I stopped by Bayside Marine to get it weighed---the scale showed 37.55 pounds. And I measured it at 44.5 inches.

The wife seemed to think that we had enough halibut in the freezer, so she gave most of it away to her friends. They all now think that I catch fish like this all the time. If only...
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: BigJim on August 29, 2016, 07:38:53 AM
Hell yeah Mark!!!!!!!!

 :smt007 :smt007 :smt007 :smt007

Congrats again on an amazing catch!!

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Yowlie on August 29, 2016, 08:56:58 AM
nice fish!!!!
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Mitch408 on September 04, 2016, 12:35:17 PM
@ PG just over 40
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Vermillion on September 04, 2016, 02:23:52 PM
Is that off of Coral st. ? I am going as soon as the wind calms down. And I need a Halibut this season.
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: NowhereMan on September 04, 2016, 03:45:50 PM
Great picture---that thing is a beast!
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Duckguy on September 05, 2016, 06:00:53 AM
Great fish! It may be the ave timing, but it looks like it seriously decreased your freeboard.
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: goguygo on February 26, 2017, 07:45:05 PM
What MONSTERS! Wow!
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: MattSwayze on May 28, 2017, 09:16:39 AM
Finally got myself the Ling I've been looking for! 41.50", 30lbs. With Matanaska and Live2Fish on the Lost Coast.
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Fisherman X on May 28, 2017, 10:07:48 AM
Yow, great catch! I look forward to the story, congrats!
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: NowhereMan on May 28, 2017, 04:32:34 PM
That's huge!
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Frenchy on May 29, 2017, 03:11:02 PM
Congrats!!!

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Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: BigJim on June 16, 2017, 10:18:13 AM
Finally got myself the Ling I've been looking for! 41.50", 30lbs. With Matanaska and Live2Fish on the Lost Coast.

Such a beast!!

 :smt007 :smt007

Congrats again Matt!!

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: mitchellscovenorthsouth on July 02, 2017, 09:13:43 PM
New personal best Halibut.  44 inches 37lbs.



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Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: lopezcador on July 02, 2017, 09:26:59 PM
That is a breast big time. Was it a battle big time. !!!!!
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: mitchellscovenorthsouth on July 02, 2017, 10:39:15 PM
That is a breast big time. Was it a battle big time. !!!!!
Def was a battle, broke open the stringer twice thrashing around and ended up with a birdnested reel in the process. 
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Willha on July 18, 2017, 03:34:34 PM
My largest halibut to date #115
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: crash on July 18, 2017, 06:31:54 PM
That kind of looks like a picture of a screen behind an open casket taken at a funeral. Is there an awesome backstory behind it involving a departed loved one? 
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Willha on July 18, 2017, 08:47:08 PM
Yea, my grandfather who raised me was retired highway patrol.  We would spend 3 months every summer fishing on the tip of Vancouver island in a little town called port hardy.  That was the biggest fish I'd ever caught.  The year before my grandfather caught a 125#  halibut he recently passed away and I totally forgot about the thousands of photo albums he left behind.  I'm yet to get the actual photo back from my aunt.  But in today's day and age I feel like the fishing back in the 90's was so drastically better it feels like a fairytale.  Back then I kid you not 30# butts were considered chickens.  We'd throw them back for 40+.  I've got a plethora of photos I tried posting to the photos forum but it crashed.  I'm waiting to hook into one again even half this size would tickle me pink
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: solsrf1 on July 19, 2017, 09:06:20 AM
How about WSB? 43", 45", and 48".

Awesome fish dude!!

I don't know much about WSB but seems to me that most of the ones taken up here are over 40 inches though??

http://aoty.norcalkayakanglers.com/speciesleaders/list_by_species/14

While I would be stoked to get ANY legal sized WSB, not sure if they would better fit in a 50 inch club?  :smt002

But...like I said...I don't know nothing about WSB...except that I wanna shoot one.  :smt003

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim
I'll see your 50" club and add another 4.5" for a 54.5"/54# North county 2012
Here's a big butt out of MBK, it was 40"/28#
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: fbastoni on July 27, 2017, 08:54:19 AM
I'm Jonesin bad!  My work day is shot!
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: matanaska on December 09, 2017, 09:45:10 AM
40.5" & 39"
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Spring45 on December 09, 2017, 09:47:11 AM
Whoa!
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: BigJim on December 09, 2017, 09:47:54 AM
Hell yeah Rob!!

 :smt007

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Live2Fish on December 09, 2017, 10:58:37 PM
Finally got my first 40Ēer fishing at Cape Mendocino
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Str8FishiN on December 10, 2017, 04:24:09 AM
Finally got my first 40Ēer fishing at Cape Mendocino

Awesome catch and Congrats Ryan!!!
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: insearchoffish on December 10, 2017, 06:55:49 PM
Damn couple a real nice fish coming in from up north!!! Congrats fellas!!!
Title: Re: 40 Inch Club: NorCal Lings, Butts, Salmon, Stripers
Post by: Spring45 on December 11, 2017, 06:37:06 AM
Nice fish! Hoping to join the club soon!