BD Reunion Vendetta Trip 7/14/2018 to Take Back the Crown

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Our long-awaited BD Reunion trip to see who would earn status as Jackpot King arrived and we set out on the Vendetta eagerly anticipating who would become crowned as the King!

King Alex, our reigning king from our October, 2017 trip arrived with his crown, scepter & thong hoping to defend his title.

2017's pic crowning King Alex:

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Here's King Alex before this trip getting ready to head out...

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We were headed out on the Vendetta with Captain Nick Lambert at the helm in hopes of finding some bluefin tuna which were caught in the Coronados in the past week and maybe some yellows!

Brandon helped the King load the gear into the cart and head to the boat...

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We were getting ready to take off and checking for passports, purchasing FMM's,

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Stevie (Muttley), Jim (Spyder), Sean (Itsy Bitsy Spyder)

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Brandon (Pachodie) repping his BD hat he got at Fred Hall and his Aftco shirt and neck thingy from his gift card winning at the BD Yellowtail Shootout, and his COSTA glasses he bought at Fred Hall! Brandon got the first fish on board.

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Scott (Gil Marlin) Modeling his fancy hat...
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Carl (Snarl), Brandon and Jim

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Fishing conditions were pretty tough all day. We fished all of the island. Water temps were all over the place from 67.5 to 72.6. Were slow trolling and Sean got a blue fin tuna at South Island on a blind jig strike on a halcoWind and current were fighting against each other. This was his 2nd charter and he was pretty excited to catch this one! His dad Jim coached him through reeling it in and his brother Captain Nick gaffed the fish! Loved seeing this! We had Sean eat the heart! Video clip posting to follow later today.
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Brandon modeling

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Capt. Nick and his girlfriend Christina...

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Carl caught a pretty nice bass...

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Jim caught several very nice -sized bass..

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Carl caught a nice yellow and then his 2nd yellow didn't quite make it n board thanks to the dawgs...




Gil Marlin - Scott got a nice sheephead
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We had raffle prizes and thanks to BD for donating awesome prizes, Sean won a pair of the COSTA glasses, here he is practicing his GQ look...
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We had several birthdays to celebrate, King Alex brought cake....

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Scott got a cheesecake for his birthday tomorrow
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Scott won a mustad dry bag from the raffle...

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Carl disappeared before I could get a pic of him wit hthe crown so he sent me a selfie... his yellowtail was the winning fish for the jackpot! He returns to his reign as King (he was king prior to Alex)

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I'm having trouble with my internet. I had a house fire Thurs night and am not at my home for a period of time. I will clean this post up later and add more.

Thank you BD for your support of our trips and raffle prizes! We had a fun time and Capt. Nick did a fantastic job getting us out there and finding some fish. We caught a variety of bass, barracuda, yellows, and a bluefin tuna.
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Crazzzzy what Carl can accomplish when he's not stuck in the rocks....
 
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    Nick gave it a damned good effort under tough conditions.
    Thanks Snaggie for putting this together for us!
    Thanks BD for the swag... I heart Michelle.

    Sorry I was so beat down and napped so much guys, long week, long Fri., minimal sleep is tough on an old fart.

    I now know what its like to be Gil Marlin...…. :shake:
     
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    Gil Marlin

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    Alex and Carl were serious about who would wear the crown for this year as Carl barely squeaked out a victory . Maggie did a great job as usual and the cheesecake this year even had a hint of smokiness to it that made it special. :D Thank you BD for the cool prizes, I look forward to next years trip and a bigger sheephead to win the crown!!!View attachment 945920

    We all felt so bad for Carl when his fish got bit in half at the rail...

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