This was quite a special day. We planned to have to go fishing in Santa Monica Bay for bass and calico. We said we’d get off the water by 11 and our goal was to catch 50 fish before we left. The fishing was slow at the Santa Monica brick wall and AR. We moved down to the pipe and got on a good sand bass bite. The fish were we moved down to the pipe and got on a good sand bass bite. The fish were all spitting up squid so I switched to purple and brown on my double rig. 49 bass in and I said OK lets them up and move in and get one last calico. At that point, a yellowtail just completely smashed my Hookup Baits double rig. I jumped in the driver’s seat and chased down the fish to get above it. Then proceeded to fight it back to the boat. Cash gaffed it with her rickety old kayak gaff. I reach down and grabbed the tail and we both heaved it into the boat. When it landed on the deck we knew we had a record catch for our boat. It was the first yellowtail ever voted on the SS baybasher. What a fine specimen it was. Those are the kinds of father-son memories that we will never forget.