Top water action off the sod bank by Dave Etelman (Bayside Dave)

I went fishing off a sod bank in Holgate this morning and made my first cast at 4:45am. I was throwing a Tsunami Talking Popper with a 9′ Century Rods Surf Machine paired with a Van Staal VSX 150 spooled with 30lb Power Pro Super Slick braided line. I had 60lb test leader tied to my braid with a barrel swivel with a 75lb tactical clip on the end.
After catching a couple 6lb blues, I hooked up to this monster at 6am. The fish measured 32 1/2″ at the fork of the tail and weighed 13.14lbs. This fish puts me in first place in the LBI Spring Derby!

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