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Old 08-18-2019, 09:37 PM
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NICE!!! First gold!! Yes, now the rest will come easier...Always nice to pull a decent band for your first gold. Congrats!

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Old 08-18-2019, 11:14 PM
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Hi folks. Spend alot of time reading on this forum but now I finally have something to report! Scooped it right away this morning, I could feel all the guys surf fishing looking at me so I couldn't even do a little dance for my first gold. 14k 5 grams. Hunted for another hour or so and barely even came up with a couple bottle caps.

Just need to find a few more so I can upgrade from my old 6000 pro xl. She's on her last leg, I think.

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nice find! Looks just like my first men's gold (down to the FG halmark!)

Nicely done!

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Old 08-19-2019, 10:31 AM
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Very nice! Congrats on your first gold!

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Old 08-19-2019, 11:33 AM
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Congrats on your first gold!
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Old 08-19-2019, 02:12 PM
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A Royal Beauty, that is for certain! Royal Congrats!

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Old 08-19-2019, 03:59 PM
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The first gold is right up there with the firsts of anything. Congratulations it is a beauty.
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Old 08-19-2019, 04:29 PM
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BIG. Congrats on your first. You'll never forget that one.

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Old 08-19-2019, 04:32 PM
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Beautiful half-honker, congrats! Finding gold never gets old.

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Old 08-19-2019, 05:09 PM
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Very nice! I've only found one gold ring and that was 2 weeks into my hobby adventure.... haha still hoping to break out of the 10k club! Nice find!

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Old 08-19-2019, 07:06 PM
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Nice one! Congratulations.

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Old 08-19-2019, 08:30 PM
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Sweet find!
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Old 08-19-2019, 09:37 PM
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Congratulations!! That first one is always a heart stopper/happy dancer!!

I always enjoy my hunt times there, just a beautiful coastline no mstter where you hunt!!

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Old 08-19-2019, 10:46 PM
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Thank you all!
Originally Posted by Popsgoatee View post
Congratulations!! That first one is always a heart stopper/happy dancer!!

I always enjoy my hunt times there, just a beautiful coastline no mstter where you hunt!!

Yes indeed, we just moved here a few months back and I am continually impressed with this stretch of coast. My wife and I have particularly enjoyed hiking Big Sur, which we try to do every other weekend.

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Old 08-19-2019, 10:52 PM
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I see that you're from Monterey Bay. I'm in the Salinas / Monterey area. So: You are no doubt aware of the rules here, right ? 30% goes to me. I accept paypal

But seriously now, are you at liberty to say which beach ? And was that wet sand or dry sand? I haven't seen any storms , nor paid attention to the surfer/mariner reports. So if there's any erosion going on, I haven't paid attention to tracking it down. Seems that the last 2 years have been rather lame for beach erosion.

If that was on the wet, was there other targets grouped with it ? Like as in ... mother nature's groupings ?

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Old 08-19-2019, 11:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Tom_in_CA View post
I see that you're from Monterey Bay. I'm in the Salinas / Monterey area. So: You are no doubt aware of the rules here, right ? 30% goes to me. I accept paypal

But seriously now, are you at liberty to say which beach ? And was that wet sand or dry sand? I haven't seen any storms , nor paid attention to the surfer/mariner reports. So if there's any erosion going on, I haven't paid attention to tracking it down. Seems that the last 2 years have been rather lame for beach erosion.

If that was on the wet, was there other targets grouped with it ? Like as in ... mother nature's groupings ?

Congratz.
I'll give you the junker I found and that's 50 percent of the rings! Extra 20% just for you! Nothing as exciting as all that. Dry sand, right behind a good sitting log. 4 inches down, totally a freshie. I'll PM u the beach. Not one of the ones u would expect though.

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Old 08-19-2019, 11:07 PM
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I knew I've been holding on to that stainless trickster for a reason...

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Old 08-19-2019, 11:44 PM
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.... Dry sand, ....
Then you got more patience than I do . If you get in on wet sand storm erosion around here, and land on good days, you'll never want to dry sand hunt again Imagine 200 targets in an area the size of your living room. And zero aluminum of any sort, zero caps, etc.... Trouble is: Those day are rare . Doh !
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Old 08-20-2019, 12:15 AM
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I'd likely have a heart attack. Lol

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Old 08-20-2019, 02:50 AM
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Thatís a great find, congrats!

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Old 08-20-2019, 09:44 AM
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Congrats. Isn't a great feeling!

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