EXCEL/PHENIX RODS 2016 10 DAY----"GRAZIE DIO"

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Juanba

CR
Apr 11, 2014
341
200
Pt Loma
Name
John John John
Boat
Kayak,Gregor, Panga, Long Range SD
Sometimes fish that soaks in
RSW (refrigerated salt water)
will become mushy after 5 or 6 days.

When the fish is a long time in RSW
it can be better to leave skin on filets until you prep them for cooking.
 
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Texlee

Member
Jun 3, 2012
893
315
Vernon, Texas, USA
Name
Alben Lee
Boat
Excel
Great right up John. In 2014 when I picked the Phenix Rods 10 day trip aboard the Excel I basically reached into a hat and picked it. No rhyme or reason for it except for the fact I wanted to go on a minimum 10 day trip. I could not have picked a better trip with a great group of guys. I didn't know a swinging dick before I got on the boat. After I got off I had made some friends for life. You put 32 guys on a boat for 10 days everyone has the same common thoughts...to get away from the real world, enjoy life, and catch some fish. I'm already looking forward to next year. We will miss you and Ed. Me, Bart, Danny, Bob, Mark, Bruce, Ric, Stan, Scott, and the rest of the misfits will hold the fort down.
Tex.
 
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NaplesJohn

Never Forget 343
Jun 9, 2010
696
758
Port Aransas, TX, USA
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John
Boat
Wilderness Systems T-160...and just sold the boat!!!
[QUOTE=" We will miss you and Ed. Me, Bart, Danny, Bob, Mark, Bruce, Ric, Stan, Scott, and the rest of the misfits will hold the fort down.
Tex.[/QUOTE]

The dynamic on this trip is amazing even with the new guys coming, it just seems to attract a great group! We will miss you guys too!
 
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NaplesJohn

Never Forget 343
Jun 9, 2010
696
758
Port Aransas, TX, USA
Name
John
Boat
Wilderness Systems T-160...and just sold the boat!!!
The trip is officially over, my three boxes of fish from Five Star arrived hard frozen and looking great. Can't wait to start sampling...eating some poke tomorrow!
 
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Texlee

Member
Jun 3, 2012
893
315
Vernon, Texas, USA
Name
Alben Lee
Boat
Excel
Ed asked me if I had a pic of my gear that I took on the trip. Here is a pic of my rigs.
2 - 25N's
2 - STTLD50's
2 - 40NLD2's
3 - SQL16VS
1 - 16VSX, 30VSX, and 50VSX
2 - Baja's
1 - 30LD2 that I bought at the landing. They had it priced to sell.
6 - Penn 700H rods
1 - Penn 700M and 700ML rods
1 - Penn 50100C66
1 - Seeker 6455XH-AR
1 - Calstar 6460XH-AR, 660XXH-AR, 760H-AR and 7460H-AR
IMG_1298.JPG
 
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Baller

Jig Chucker
Nov 16, 2010
2,616
1,837
La Mesa
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Bill
Boat
American Angler
Great read/report..!! Thanks for sharing...
 
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fishordie

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Aug 31, 2005
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Calabasas CA
Name
Jamie
Boat
2013 Ranger Z521 with 250 Merc.: Now deceased.. Thank goodness
Thank you John, I am still under the weather and was going to write up our Bob Sands/Shogun 9 day but I think I will wait until the memory of your outstanding report fades... As always you made it clear, fishing on the Big X is a fantastic experience.

Jamie
 
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Montaukmaniac

Thats my son, not me.
Feb 8, 2011
877
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Westchester NY
Name
Steve
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miss ion/fish on, "Wish on"
Epic "tail", of an epic trip.

Many thanks for your considerable efforts, John.

(Sad to lose Mike Loust! He's a "reel" asset to the crew & the SDLR brotherhood.)
 
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hucklongfin

Deep release specialist
Jul 3, 2003
9,406
7,653
Mission Viejo
Name
MarkT
Boat
Blazer Bay 1860
Well, then he should be able to pull on something other than sheepshead next year!
 
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mike atkins

Newbie
Aug 29, 2015
21
13
50
virginia
Name
mike
Boat
none
When I signed up for this trip I didn't know anyone or anything about long range fishing. It didn't take long for the help and advice to start coming in and continued throughout the trip. Thanks to everyone that helped make this trip more than I could have hoped for. I certainly have a new group of friends that I look forward to keeping in touch with and seeing again in 2018 (can't make next year). And I am proud to be part of the "Jersey Gang"
 
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