View Full Version : Easter Sunday Bull Ridin'

04-23-2012, 08:24 AM
Here's a late report from the Eastern Shore...


04-23-2012, 09:04 AM
Amazing fish!

04-23-2012, 10:00 AM
Wow! Unbelievable!

04-23-2012, 11:28 AM
Very Nice!

04-23-2012, 06:51 PM
As always Rob good work!

04-23-2012, 07:06 PM
Nice fish. Too bad we can't keep those bulls.

04-23-2012, 07:26 PM
Awesome challenge and a great fish! Congrats, Rob!

04-23-2012, 08:16 PM
Gosh that thing is really really big. Nice going!

04-24-2012, 08:46 AM
More head and shoulders on a big red than other fish- I have eaten some of these big bull reds over the years- back in the day that was politically correct to harvest one of the plus 40 pounders- the big ones are not strong or nasty tasting fish like some other species...but you are disappointed in the amount of edible flesh on a 45 pound bull red- after you cut off the head and gut one, the waste is more than half the weight of the fish- I don't kill Bull Reds anymore- too many other good eating fish like the invasive Blue Catfish that we can catch....but it is amazing how a massive fish like a big Bull Red can have so much bulk and so little meat- they are a massive croaker

04-24-2012, 01:18 PM
SWEEEET - nice fish!

also makes me realize i have some research you might be able to help with if you don't mind -

what kind of camera did you use? i've been shopping specs/features and may get a new one depending on what i find.

and how do you rig a rod clip? i think i understand the concept but never saw it.

thanks, and congrats!

Memory Maker
04-24-2012, 02:16 PM
Rob ........ u da MAN !!!!!!!! ........ congrats

04-24-2012, 05:48 PM
Thanks guys. I appreciate the kind replies.

Southerly, I have a GoPro Hero HD, a GoPro Hero HD2, and an Olympus tough 8010. Here's a link on rigging for photo and video...


And I'm not sure what you mean about "rig a rod clip". I'm assuming you're curious what I meant about using the line clip on a spinning reel. I like letting big fish run a few seconds once it picks up the bait before engaging the reel. So conventional reels with clickers are great since I can engage when I want. With spinning reels I don't like to mess with the drag once I set it to where I want, so I can't let the fish run. Unless I use the line clip.

Here's a crude drawing.

I can keep my drag set the way I want, keep the bail open, and when the fish picks up the bait and runs, the line slips out of the clip. When you're ready, close the bail and have fun.

Some people don't care and keep the bail closed with full drag already set. I personally don't think it's safe in a kayak when you're dealing with massive/powerful fish. But to each their own...:D

04-24-2012, 08:59 PM
thanks for the info. my spin reels don't have a line clip. didn't even know about them. so what popped to mind was maybe you had more or less, a scotty clip device on the rod to keep the line from slipping out in the current/wind.

04-24-2012, 11:22 PM
If your reels have anti reverse you can flip that and use a small rubber band to stop it from the current, fish grabs your bate, breaks the rubber band, starts taking line, flip the anti reverse and start reeling.

04-24-2012, 11:23 PM
bait* I am not a total idiot lol