Fished Anacapa island in my Triumph 17CC today with my pops for the first time. Wind was up in the morning but made it across at 15MPH. Got there around 6:00 and started looking for fish. Found them and everyone else at East Fish Camp. Fished savage squid and super flukes. Missed a big bite on the savage squid, and my dad got 1 beast on the super fluke. This was my Dads 3rd trip in over 2 years due to deteriorating health conditions. Can’t walk very good anymore, and unfortunately charter boats are a thing of the past for him. Our efforts were granted with his fish of a lifetime. He has never caught a seabass this big, and he talks about catching one all the time. Once the fish hit the gaff I was almost in tears because I knew how much this meant to him. Hes 83 yers old, and is having trouble dealing with the fact that his fishing days are coming to an end. We left early around 10:30 and had a wet ride back, but we’re doing 20MPH with the wind at our back. I was so happy to put him on the fish of his lifetime, and I look forward to taking him out again on Father’s Day. I know I need to get these trips in before I am unable to fish with the man who gave me this passion. Oh yeah, he caught it on a lexa 300 on a bass rod .