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Aug 3, 2017 11:41AM Post #1
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This is my first shore-casting Spring of the year. Caught using my 12 1/2-foot Fenwick HMX Extra-Light with a Penn Battle II 4000 spooled with 10-pound test line; terminal gear was a white-and-green Zak Attack with a single, barbless 1/0 hook. (I'm obviously going to have to work on that ''selfie'' thing since my head didn't make it into the frame.)

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This wasn't a particularly big fish, but it put up a great fight -- better than some I've caught that were twice its size. It damn near wore me out.

Aug 3, 2017 1:32PM Post #2
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Nice one OldShoreFisherman! Anytime you can catch a chinook casting off the rocks it's a win!

Had to look up what a 'Zak Attack' was..? Oh it appears to be Gibbs/Delta version of the classic buzz bomb. They look identical, just another step towards their effort to monopolize the local tackle scene.

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Aug 3, 2017 2:13PM Post #3
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cory wrote:

Had to look up what a 'Zak Attack' was..? Oh it appears to be Gibbs/Delta version of the classic buzz bomb. They look identical, just another step towards their effort to monopolize the local tackle scene.

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I'll be damned! I always considered them a ''Buzz Bomb wannabe,'' but I've been using them for a few years and actually prefer them to the Buzz Bomb (though I have far more of them in my tackle) because they seem a bit lighter for the same length and you definitely get more fluttering action on the retrieve. There is absolutely nothing on the packaging to identify them as a Gibbs-Delta product and I never thought to check further until you mentioned it.

Cliff

Aug 3, 2017 3:08PM Post #4
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I managed to capture some video -- along with some trials and tribulations of trying to capture some video on your own.


Aug 3, 2017 4:32PM Post #5
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Well done Cliff, any chinook from shore is an accomplishment!
Hopefully the pinks move in closer and some coho show up soon.

Looks like you need a longer graf or more practice :)
It's always fun to play fish with the long rod except landing it. You did well!

Thanks for sharing.
Aug 3, 2017 5:01PM Post #6
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Fishmachine,

Yep, definitely need some practice with that gaff! (That ''swing-and-a-miss'' was embarrassing, but I decided to leave it in.) I very rarely use a gaff and, in fact, this was the first fish I've taken with this particular one that I bought from some local artisan earlier this year.

Now if you're spoiled for beaches like those guys from Nanaimo to Campbell River, you can just back up. Down in this area -- where the anglers are made of sturdier stuff -- I usually try to get a couple of wraps on the mono leader and yard them out. (Just can't resist taking a swipe at those guys. Envy, pure and simple.)

Cliff
Aug 4, 2017 7:03AM Post #7
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Fantastic Cliff ...... us Nanaimo sandy beach anglers would probably break a leg on those rocks.

Alway envious of you making your area work. It shows your one tough , determine and most of all successful angler.

I can't fish for another three week with all the moving we are doing to the new home so I will look forward to you sharing your adventures.

Look forward to share an adventure later this fall

gil

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Aug 15, 2017 11:17AM Post #8
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Great fish, how far did you have to cast to pull that one?
And those rocks looks a bit iffy.
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