THRESHER DAY E-mail
Written by Keith Nguyen   
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 20:03

Keith Nguyen and Dan Cao met up with other Nor-Cal Kayak Anglers for a special summer bite off Muir Beach, just north of San Francisco Bay. They were rewarded with one of the BEST fishing days of the summer!

Keith Thresher By all accounts, day one was a success compared to the rest of the season. We were stoked and hoped the action would continue on Sunday. We arrived back at the launch before daybreak and launched in total darkness. We meet up with multiple kayakers and Mr. Salmon himself (LoletaEric- Eric Stockwell) showed up for a cameo.

As the sun rose and gave way to blue light we got on a feeding frenzy early in 40 feet of water. Signs looked great!! But, there was not much action under the bait.

As the bait scattered, I worked an area under a kelp bed that had stacks of bait.  I passed the bait, and immediately my pole gets SLAMMED big time!! And goes Bendo directly into the water. My reel peels off about 75 feet of line erratically before I could stop it. It was evident the fish was BIG and from experience, most likely a Thresher shark.

After 30 minutes of towing, I see the outline of my friend Mr. Thresher.  I call over the radio for some assistance and after 20 minutes of maneuvering we dispatched the fish and secured it on my yak.

Keith landed Cao bendo Cowman Bendo

The remainder of the morning was slow and cold. We got rained on multiple times but at 10 a.m. the bite started to pick up again.  As the bait started to cluster the bites started coming on pretty fast.

Cowmanthresher Amazed Beachgoers Keith and Cowman

Tim, Won, and multiple other kayakers got thresher hits, but all broke off to fight another day. Multiple COHO’s (Silver Salmon- no take allowed in California) were released and a few kings were caught.  We ended the day getting rained on but overall were pretty satisfied with the eventful weekend. We had some BBQ thresher fillets, ManDogs and Chicken wings on the grill to end it all off.

Life is Good – Keith.

 

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