so what do BD'ers do? We improvise!!
Arrive at Davies right around sunset, jump on the boat as the trailer is being backed in and when I reach for the key it's missing
I look around the dash and nada, check the deck to see if it feel off and nada. I decide to move away from the launch to search for my spare and nada
While going through my first aid kit I find a pair of teazers, I break the teazers in half but it wouldn't fit in the ignition. I go back in the kit and pull out the microscopic scissors, slide them in the ignition, turn the switch and BAM she started!!!
Finally, we're on the go and to make up time my buddy Tony starts cutting bait and stuffing the hoops while my son puts everything back in it's place. We exit the channel and the race is on, there was a 25' Bayliner Saratoga about 30 yards behind us that was following, I open up the throttle and leave him behind. We get to our spot and start dropping nets, we only had seven on board and all seven are in within 10-15 minutes. First pull is made within 20-30 minutes, as Tony is pulling and the net hits surface all I hear is, "George! George! George!" I look into the net and we have two bugs, one is so so and the other needs no measuring, it's a whopper!!
All in all it was a great trip, WE FINALLY GOT THE KEEPERS!
We all pulled nets, we all set nets, everyone participated. We landed seven keepers one of which we found out we measured wrong so we tossed it back, total shorts left to live another day was right around eight or so. When we got back to the launch we found Officer Corbo from the DFG at the launch, he measured our bugs and congratulated us on a good batch. He told us that he had just finished citing someone for having two short bugs on board....it's not worth guys!!!!
It was my sons first hooping trip so it looks like I found my lucky charm. Tony and I told him that he's in our gang now and he's going to have to come on everything trip. Can't wait to get out again.