Good day at the box with my old man

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Reefmo

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Dad and mom in town visiting... dad is 79.5 years young and loves to fish. Did a day of fresh water then headed down to barn kelp yesterday to fish the kelp for bass... we arrived in misting gray overcast... and there was no more kelp! Water was 75.

Moved up the line to box canyon. Metered some stringers below the surface and set up shop there. We ended up with about 90 minutes of wide open calico bite! It was my dad's first time flylining. We had some iffy mini Dean's but they worked great!

Ended up with 2 legal calico and one legal sandie.
Good time had by all.
 
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FloMar

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Dad and mom in town visiting... dad is 79.5 years young and loves to fish. Did a day of fresh water then headed down to barn kelp yesterday to fish the kelp for bass... we arrived in misting gray overcast... and there was no more kelp! Water was 75.

Moved up the line to box canyon. Metered some stringers below the surface and set up shop there. We ended up with about 90 minutes of wide open calico bite! It was my dad's first time flylining. We had some iffy mini Dean's but they worked great!

Ended up with 2 legal calico and one legal sandie.
Good time had by all.

I'll guess you're stoked to still be able to fish with your Dad, and that he can still get around to fish with you. Lost my Dad in January @ 90, it ain't about the fish at this point, nice brief write-up, it says everything!
 
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mrkrabs

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I'll guess you're stoked to still be able to fish with your Dad, and that he can still get around to fish with you. Lost my Dad in January @ 90, it ain't about the fish at this point, nice brief write-up, it says everything!
 
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King Halibut

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Matt,

Nice write up, agreed it's all about getting out there with the old man.
My father taught me how to fish fifty years ago and it's one of the greatest things he ever did for me!
He can't get out there anymore but still loves my trip reports.

KH
 
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