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Kingfish Boated off Point of Rocks

Sarasota charter captain Bruce Burkhart caught a kingfish during an early fall run of kings off Point of Rocks

Angler: Capt. Bruce Burkhart of Casual Lies Fishing Charters in Sarasota

Fish: Kingfish

When: Saturday, Sept. 24

Where: Off Point of  Rocks

Length: 47 inches

Weight: 35 pounds

Bait/tackle: CAL white jig and PowerPro 10-pound test line, 15-pound leader, light spinning gear

Quotable: Bruce Burkhart: “It was a good fight. It stayed down and just ripped drag. Pulled 100 yards off the little reel. I got it up to the boat and saw the silver side and wasn’t sure – thought it was a big mack or little tarpon, and a dolphin tried to eat it so it took off again and went another 100 yards out until it I finally got it back to the boat and saw what it was.”

Guide: Capt. Bruce Burkhart of Casual Lies Fishing Charters can be reached at (941)302-1164 Web site is www.casualliescharters.com.

Submit your catch: Send your fish photos, along with contact information, to nick.walter22@yahoo.com

David Binder October 02, 2011 at 03:48 PM
Nice catch !! Looks like several good dinners there.

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