Winter Snapper 09
Well finally after at least three hundred or more hours, of fishing the winter storms in freezing cold, rain, hail. lightning, huge swells, etc,etc, doing trips of between 8hrs-16hrs at a time. I've been catching quite a few small fish but no big whoppers until the other night it happened. Sitting there bored out of my mind I was on the phone talking to my daughter when I noticed the tip of my rod twitching. I said I'm getting a bite, then it started to scream off. I knew straight away that it was a snapper and I started trembling with excitement and adrenalin. it wasn't a long fight but there was heaps of headshakes and one longer run then shorter runs. I left the phone on and my daughter could hear the reel as it was losing line. The hardest part was that I was on my own and it tried real hard to dive under the rocks at my feet, but I managed to keep it away from them and soon it was in the net and mine. Yeehar.
ps a mate got out of bed and came down from about twenty minutes away and took the pic