Catalina 6/18- son's first time out

May 18, 2017
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HSV
Took out my son who just turned 7 a few months ago and he had a blast! We went on the Black Pearl, and I believe we mainly fished the front side of Catalina. I pinned anchovy on for him on a #2 , 15lb flouro, and I'll be damned, he out fished me!! The crew was pretty amazing, I was trying to help him on a few backlashes and the captian stepped right in and said " let me handle this, so you can fish dad"! One stop near the end of the day was when he got two short barracuda, 2 calico's (one legal 17"), and I think 3 bonito. I unfortunately only got the one picture of the bonito, I don't know what happened to the legal calico that I took. As for me, I wasn't having luck on the sardines so I switched to a little anchovy megabait and caught 5 bonito. Only one little yellow caught the whole day (maybe 8-10 lbs). After we got off the boat, my son asked me if we could go the next day! He's hooked now. The Black Pearl was a good boat to go on for him on the first trip. It was only $80, and I believe was limited to 28 people. The boat was a little smaller, but it wasn't bad at all. I'll probably going on that boat with him again......this weekend!! Cheers

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SaltH20Angler

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Aug 6, 2016
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Great report Pops!! Love to read about the youngsters hooking up and having a great time on the ocean. I have nothing but good things to say about the Black Pearl and crew and am happy to hear you had a great day. Hopefully you and your son got to take advantage of the bunks (my favorite place to be on the way out/in).
 
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jeffdalton

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That's awesome!!! I've been fishing with my sons since they were little and they still love to fish with their dad.
 
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watersdeep

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Jan 19, 2016
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He out fished you? better get used to it. Theres nothing better. cute kid.
 
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widgeon

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Awesome!!!
Glad he caught fish and sounds like an overall good experience.
I can't wait for the day when my son is old enough to give it a go.
:D
 
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