After getting skunked the other day I was a bit timid about going out today. But the wind was right and things did feel pretty good. Until I screwed up my alarm clock setting that is. So the day starts off a bit hectic. I meet Sageboy and Mark and we get rolling to the ramp. At the ramp I see one other boat. Its Leva and Cullen hoping to get Leva some redemption for the skunk trip. We all head out and in short order I see fish and birds busting shallow. I get on them and first cast, swing and a miss. The guys reload.......TIGHT........DOUBLE!!!!!! Sageboy and Mark are tight. We do the tango and the guys end up line wrapped. No panic, just smooth methotical action and the guys are unwrapped and back in the game. First fish comes in, gaff and ice. A quick tape and its an under fish (45") The next ones a bit bigger, but I'm not sure so I lip it and gently slide it in. The tape says 48" so we ice it and the meats in the box for the day. We get back at it and have a few swings and misses before the action slows. I make a long run and nothing pans out. We get back in the zone mid day and its looks good and then it goes off again. We have a few hits, catch and release number 3. Then TOADZILLA goes completely airborn 50' off the gunnel like in the Murray Bros photo. I yell "LOOK AT THAT!" Mark yells TIIIIIIGHHTTTT!!!! My jaw just dropped. THe fish comes right at the boat at warp speed and Mark can't gain enough line to burry the hook. The fish spits the Ocean Lure and we all just stare at each other with the image burned in our brains. I'll say the fish was well over 300# and leave it at that. I won't speculate how much more other than to say it was FU#KING HUGE!!!! WE all got a great look at the fish, so good in fact Mark said he's glad the fish got off as he wanted no part of something that size. After that we had a few more boils but never buttoned any up. Final count for the day 3 for 4. Solid redemption after a skunk trip. There is still a ton of bait around, tons of birds and plenty of fish. The water temps were actually up a bit with the SW blow we had. I expect we will get a few more trips out there before its over. Maybe even another shot at TOADZILLA Setups today were Stella 20000/ Big Guns, 80# braid, 100# Streamline Wind-Ons, Prototype Ocean Lure Halfbeaks. __________________ Good Luck, Capt. Terry Nugent Riptide Charters Riptide Charters and Capt. Terry Nugent light tackle and fly fishing Massachusetts waters including Cape Cod Bay, Vineyard Sound, and Buzzards Bay.