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Fishing with a foil

Postby mbzporvida » Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:22 pm

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Re: Fishing with a foil

Postby Loscocco » Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:44 pm

Salmon Foil Fishing
This weekends accidental kite foil fishing catch of a 19.5 lb 36" long salmon at Sherman Island in the Sacramento river. certainly has to be one of the craziest things that has ever happened to me kiting.
I was about a 3/4 of a mile upwind from the Sherman Island launch kiting on my 6m Ocean Rodeo kite and Spotz hydrofoil when i hit something with the foil and went flying off the board. I was in the middle of the channel and am used to occasionally hitting fish, logs, seaweed etc on the foil so i didn't think much of it but knew it wasn't a sandbar. Got back up on my foil and about 20 feet back near where I had just crashed I saw a large fish that was stunned and flopping around. similar to like when i have run into striped bass in the bay. I went to try to pick it up and then i realized that it was a giant salmon. It was hit pretty hard and was def dying.
It was so slippery that the only way to hold it was to put my hand thru the gills while grabbing onto my kite bar. The teeth were tearing into my skin and i was starting to bleed also.
Foiling downwind while holding onto a swinging slimy 20lb weight while foiling resulted in several more good wipeouts but i managed to make it most of the way back. In the process of trying to foil in with it near the shore i crashed my kite in the reeds and had to relaunch it out of the reeds while still holding onto the fish.
Finally made it back to the beach and with everyone helping to carry it back to the parking lot got it put on ice in a tub. BTW... whosever keg bucket i ended up with i need to get it back to you... with some fresh salmon Thanks!!

Quite an experience!!

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Re: Fishing with a foil

Postby WindMuch » Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:40 pm

Unreal, Erin! Great pics and story - thanks for posting!!!

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Re: Fishing with a foil

Postby charlie » Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:13 am

So cool
But erin you got any foil left to wrap it up with?
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Re: Fishing with a foil

Postby le noun » Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:13 pm

Hahahaha! Awesome Erin! I've had fish jumping on the deck of my surfboard before but I had no idea you could run into such big fish at Sherman! Fishermen are probably even more pissed now: we are cutting their lines and stealing the fish from them!
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Re: Fishing with a foil

Postby windstoked » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:31 pm

Looks delicious!
Maybe the Dept of Fish and Game will put some money into improvements for kiting now that we're using their wildlife area for an officially sanctioned purpose!
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Re: Fishing with a foil

Postby OliverG » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:36 pm

Awesome job Erin, that's quite a feat! Looks like a great fish! Would have liked to have been there to see it...
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Re: Fishing with a foil

Postby le noun » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:04 am

Do you have your permit though?
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Re: Fishing with a foil

Postby moblvet » Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:05 pm

Yes, really, you're suppose to have fishing license visible on your person!
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Re: Fishing with a foil

Postby Xor » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:46 pm

Not anymore:
Q: Do I have to wear my fishing license?

A: No. As of March 1, 2010, anglers no longer have to display their sport fishing license on their outer clothing above the waist. However, their sport fishing license must be in their immediate possession while fishing, except when diving as provided in Fish and Game Code Section 7145.
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