Calico Fishing is Child's Play

SLB

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Aug 3, 2008
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I booked a trip with Captain Dave Hansen for my son and I today.

My son, Christopher, caught 35 calicos and 16 other misc fish, including mackeral, barracuda, kelpfish and the biggest jacksmelt I have ever seen. I know because he was counting them. We were fishing boiler rocks north of Dana Point for the calicos and later in the kelp for the other fish. The boiler fishing was close to a fish per bait. Watching my son flylining anchovies and setting the hook was the coolest thing. Being a teacher myself, I know the advantage a non-parent has when teaching a child anything. Dave was amazing in helping Christopher and showed incredible patience all day as Christopher grappled with flylining anchovies. He is so hooked on fishing this way now.

Oh yeah - just for fun, I checked the fish counts for all the landings today. Christopher out caught each of the landings today by himself. Yeah Dave and I caught fish, but that wasn't what today was about.

The second picture is a jacksmelt. We didn't take a picture of the really big one, but it was at least twice the size of the one in the picture. Of course, Christopher was excited and proud of all the fish he caught.

ChristopherCalico.jpg
JackSmelt.jpg
 

bus kid

rebmem nwonk llew
Feb 8, 2009
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Skipjack 20 open
Time well wasted.
Great photos
 

Reel hip

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Feb 19, 2008
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25ft Skipjack fly
Excellent day on the water for both you and you son!
 

aloharob

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Sep 9, 2004
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Rob
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40' Cabo Flybridge "Magellan" and 19' Boston Whaler "BobKat"
Excellent day for Christopher - even if he catches fish for the next 50 years he will remember this day!! Good job by both Dad and Capt. Dave.
 

martman

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Oct 13, 2007
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marty
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I'll bring the beer
Nice pops & thanks for the report! It's a shame we wont be able to fish those spots come Jan 2011 CUZ THE FUGGIN LAGUNA LIBS (among others) & THE MLPA!!!Anyway..taking my 3 & 4 year olds this weekend for their first time trout fishing. Hope they get hooked like your little guy!
 

kelpbass_kid

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Oct 6, 2006
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great job Christopher, a fine fisherman in the making
 

Tunaslam

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Apr 25, 2003
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Yep, a special Father and son trip to remember! Good job guys!
 

Reuben

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Apr 23, 2008
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Great day out Dad! I remember all those days out with my dad.

Nice!
 

PUDDLER

John
Apr 6, 2007
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Hey Bus Kid I'm calling you out, whats up with the dis. Pissed because you have no boat or no reports. Just sayin.
 

KennyMac

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It's in the ex-wife's driveway (thanks for reminding me).
There's nothing better than fishing with the family...way to go.