Made it out yesterday with Little Jimmy and Brian on a beutiful day! Water clarity was dirty where we launched and I thought our day was going to be shot. But as we motored out on our 14 mile run to our fishing grounds the water was crystal clear. We dropped our lines and a banged a few Jumbos right away, cool lets fill the cooler boys. But after about 7 fish the bite died and we struggled for the next hour or so until we moved to completely different area about 6 miles from our original spot. Started bangin fish right away but they were smaller in size and we had to pick through to box the bigger ones.
The wind switched and picked up a little and the boat turned on us, I thought Little Jimmy caught my line as my rod almost pulled out of my hands and was completely into the water I was able to hold on by 2 fingers. I started reeling and after yelling at Jimmy WTF I realized I had a monster fish on and then thats when things got interesting. Whatever I had on was big and I wasn't sure this fish was coming back. It ran and just about spooled my tiny ultralight reel with 6lb Flouro line quickly with about 10 wraps of line left on the spool. We started to chase the fish down with the boat and about 20 minutes later we managed to net the fish that had everyone in the excited.
This 15lb King was caught with 6lb line and a Chartruese fly with Shrimp! A nice bonus fish to top off our 3 man limit of Perch! Awsome day and one we'll never forget! Thee original Perch King....