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  1. prater

    4/1 The Ridge and the corner. Nothing for me.

    Out of the house 0100, in the water 0600, out of the water 1700, home 2130. No love. Fished 182 to almost 181 back down to the corner back to 182. Gorgeous weather. Several pods of dolphins. No National Geographic foaming story, no almost-spooled-me tale, not even any rats. No luck at all...
  2. prater

    WTB Barely functional trailer for 31' 14000lb boat.

    Have 31' boat in San Diego, and I need to ship to Hawaii. Twin inboards and weighs about 14k. Boat must be on trailer to ship. Ships from San Diego to Honolulu, so will use trailer to drive boat 1 mile and then put on transport ship. Once arrives in HI will drive another mile and put boat in...
  3. prater

    2/26/16 South Oahu-Farmed Striped Double

    Surprised how calm it was offshore after size of waves for Eddie Aikau. Left Kewalo 0600, returned 1600. Went to 1000 line east of BO and then past buoy and then along 1000 well past Ko'olina but not to point. Then traced back along 500 all the way back to Kewalo. Had double of Striped...
  4. prater

    12/5 San Diego.

    West of the 9 before grey light. Trolled feathers on outriggers, cedar plug center rigger long, and purple Zuker 3.5 on short rigger. Hit twice on feathers but came off. No other takers. No mammals. Some birds. Didn't see many paddies, but swell a bit up, making spotting them difficult...
  5. prater

    South Oahu 11/15/15

    Fantastic day offshore on the Play 'n Hooky out of Kewalo. Caught mahi, shibi, aku. Missed/farmed what looked like hebi. Biggest fish bull mahi 37 lbs. Caught on both troll and chunk. Multiple smaller shibi and aku. Weather a bit rough, but more than tolerable. Can't say enough about Mike and...
  6. prater

    Honolulu 6/1/14. No luck for me but good time with family.

    Wife and I came to see our children, both UH students, and chartered Queen of the Ring. Nice crew, comfy boat. Trolled all day and covered a lot of ground, no luck, but good times with family. Weather nice, some swell. Few birds working. Mahalo, and blessings to you!
  7. prater

    GO NOW! Solo easy trifecta.

    Solo trip to pens with only two sporties (gone by noon) and a scattering of PBers. Double on Dodo's within two minutes. Kept one in water by boat and and just kept catching his friends (CNR) until I got tired of it. Kept two, one 16 and one 14 lbs, and gave to my dad this am, since my family...
  8. prater

    7/20/12 Islands

    Fished islands again today with my 11 year old son after tough outing Wednesday with his sister and some of their friends. Unbelievable conditions and weather after fog cleared in the morning. Water "as blue as in my dreams." Weather so nice that after metering around just set anchor in...
  9. prater

    I'm "that guy". Islands/Rockpile with kids.

    Fished islands and Rockpile today and brought my 11 year old, 14 year old and three of their friends, for nada. Flylined dines, dropper looped deans, jigged. No luck. Wind 15-18 with whitecaps made for tough outing. Some of the kids puked. Regardless, all said they had fun, including those...
  10. prater

    SD bay with my son before he heads for Afghanistan.

    My son is an Army Ranger, and he got a few days off before he goes to Afghanistan next Wednesday, so we got up at o-dark-thirty and drove to SD to hit the incoming large tide shift from 1300 to 1900 with his younger brother and my dad. No chovies at EB, only horse dines, which got raked but not...
  11. prater

    3/12/12 Daughter and friends off La Jolla

    Captain Murphy took my daughter and eight of her spring break friends from University of Arizona fishing off La Jolla 3/12/12 for rockfish/cali's in my boat. She just called and reports Captain Murphy lead them "to more than we could count" of rockfish and calicos, and a couple of lings as...
  12. prater

    Who shot whale? $12,500 reward

    (Feel free to move to more appropriate forum if needed, just didn't know where to post this rant). Here it is: Some Jackwagon shot a pilot whale on the east coast AND WE ARE GETTING THE HEAT! Sea Shepherd and the Humane Society are uniting and offering a $12,500 reward to catch the...
  13. prater

    Coronados with my boy: He had a blast!

    A 24 hour period like this has never happened to me before. Who says full moons are bad luck? Leave Arizona Saturday afternoon after my 11 year old son starts both ways on 12/13 year old Pop Warner football team and does better than imagined. Arrived late Saturday pm and fished Sunday in...
  14. prater

    SD Bay: Crabs/rays, no lobster. Kids had fun.

    11/6/10: Worked outer and inner jetty, north island and even harbour island but no lobster for me, only small crabs and rays. Kids and a couple of their friends had a blast. Great time anyways. Weather unbelievable. Even though we were skunked from lobster standpoint, kids asking when we can...
  15. prater

    Oct 10 Upper 500/lower and upper Hidden/425/371: Spectacular weather, no tuna for me

    At 20/50 0400. Spent day trolling Zuker feathers with idea of chunking any meter marks, of which there was only one for me, at which time my 10 year old son caught a small mako and small blue, both relased. This was just after grey light just south of lower hidden. By the end of the day...
  16. prater

    Monday 9/20. 302 and West.

    Took my 10 year old boy and worked from 302 west (general area covered 24-28/35-58), mostly on troll with Zuker feathers, hoping to meter fish or see working birds/mammals. Started grey light and just got back. Essentially nothing. Few radio fish as well. Saw 3 schools of porpoise-no meter...
  17. prater

    9/5: 425/Hidden/371. Scratch fishing.

    At 425 1/2 hour before grey light with my 9 year old son and father (along with 15 other boats by my count) and fished 425 to Hidden to 371 to west Coronados for one farmed YFT on troll, caught at 425 shortly after grey light. Might have been lost due to faulty knot on cedar plug, but official...
  18. prater

    8/22/09: 425, 302. Bad judgment. No fish.

    Sorry for late post, but just got back home to Arizona. Short story: No fish trolling 425/302/west of Coronados am of 8/22/09. Real story: Am idiot and exercised poor judgment for going out in bad weather, particularly with my 9 year old son. Longer version: Cleared Point Loma early...