San Luis Today with Ed Given

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Posted by Dan Blanton on 2012-06-20 19:41:42

Ed and I were hoping to be able to get out at least one day this week before he and his wife, Margaret head for their cabin in Idaho for the summer. Well it looked like today would be our best shot this week so I hooked up my skiff last evening and when Ed called me this morning at 6:00 a.m. saying wind was averaging under 5 mph I told him I'd see him at the Casa de Fruta at 7:00.

We were on the water by 7:45 and heading across the lake to the rocks of the dam. I hooked into the first fish within 5 minutes and the bloody thing was into my backing 100 yards in 30 seconds or less. We knew it was a good one.

When we saw color, Ed says to me that it's over 30 and I say don't know about that but it's a damned good one. Turns out it was 32 pounds - yes, I weighed it on the boga; we took a few photos and I took plenty of time to be sure she was properly revived. She swam away in good shape heading downward for deep water. Needless to say that I was stoked. It's the best one for me in quiet awhile.

I managed two other nice fish, an 8- and 9-pounder and a few smaller fish. Ed ended up with 18 fish from 18 to 20 inches; and we both dropped a few.

Only a few days ago Ed hooked a monster that got into his backing more than a hundred yards before rocking him off.

Anyhow, it was a great day just being on the water and would have been even without the big Moe.


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