Catch date:12/16/2015 1:35:00 PM
Story date:12/16/2015 2:51:00 PM
I wasn't in the mood for a "One that Got Away" story so I ran back to my boat get another rig. I went further out on the jetty and worked my way back to where I lost the fish, just to give him time to think the coast was clear.
I hooked up with him again in the same spot, but this time I reached down into the water to pull him out. I always crimp my barbs and he had already shaken my pan-fish lure. A quick photo and he was safely released to fight again another day.