Offshore Fortune destroyed yf and 2 bucket listers

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clintonstick

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Bruce and the crew put us on crazy fishing everyone caught all they wanted,the highlight of the trip was 2 old guys from Illinois came out for a bucket list trip.benny 78 yrs bill 79 yrs two close buddy's never tuna fished.i could see bill was having trouble getting his bait out so I would cast my rod out bow and hand him the rod,bit right away,I followed him around until he landed the fish.after about 4 yf in a row his hands cramped up like far a claw and his tuna catching days are probably over.the 2 old boys never fished the second day,but props to guys that age to travel that far to do a bucket list tuna trip.it was awesome to be a part of it.great weather,great fishing ,great company.i am still stoked about those 2!

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bman440440

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good fishing karma for you!!
 
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Raimond

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Good Karma.
 
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clintonstick

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  1. Not to sound like mother Teresa but there was a young kid very seasick I did the same for him got him his first 2 on my rod casted over the crowd handed him off, after those 2 he was done.i went down in my bag and got a seasick patch put it on for him,he took a nap when he woke up he was looking and was fine the rest of the trip,great trip
 
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galen

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Awesome that a handful of schoolie yellowfin can get some old-timers stoked like that. That's what we all love about fishing. A lot of times it doesn't matter how big they are or how many you catch that make a trip memorable. Thanks for doing what hopefully we all would have done and helped those guys realize a dream.
 
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finishright

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you've made a great fish day into a life long memory that will be talked about all thru the winter may that pb be just around the corner for you
 
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surfgoose

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    Isn't it great to be unselfish? It seems like when you are young (whatever the age is) it is all about personal bests. At a certain point, different for everyone, you finally wake up and realize that killing another fish or bird or deer or whatever for yourself doesn't begin to equal the satisfaction that comes from helping someone else have a special day. You did it right!

    Just as an aside, I have found that the solution for the cramping older hands is to switch-off to spinning gear every couple of fish. That way you change the gripping and winding hands, and with the quality of spinning tackle available now you still can fight them effectively.
     
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    Shark Meat

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    Now that's awesome. Good work!
     
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    strackle99

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    I am a fan of hook and handoff.

    I figure if I hook and gaff a fish, its about 50% mine.
     
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    BernardMP

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    Awesome trip. The older men where awesome they held there own as far fishing they tore up some lips. Captain was spot on as far as locating the fish. The fortune has done well all year that's why I choose this trip. I had about 15 tuna ranging from 15 lb to 30 lb with most of them going from 25-30lb range. One of the guys got a pretty nice dorado. The tuna bit everything from Mega Baits to poppers and Taddy's. One of the older gentleman still hunts dear from a tree stand. That is some motivation for you. Nice story and it was great fishing with you! Bernard form Lancaster.
     
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