Offshore Great start cut short!!!

Pgnracr

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Well let's go with good news first!!!! After our Big Fish Drama Sunday!!! We thought let's gun it straight to the scene of the crime!! Got bait mix of dines and chovy!! No Mack's. We made a stop at our mackerel hole. Not too lucky four nice pieces. But was very early. So at 4:15 we leave point Loma. We arrived on the 43 no stops. Metered some deep but that was fine we slide in amonxed others. No takers on dines. I but a Mack on. It soaked for ten min I started pulling in about twenty cranks it gets picked up lightly put in free spool it drops it I let it sit. Then gets inhaled !!! Five count...... Put in gear!!!! WHAM!!!!! It's on .... But can tell it's not Moby Dick!!! Few minutes color Rick sinks gaff in a 30# BFT. Bleed but on ice back fishing!! Rick buts on Mack #2 lays it in fifteen minutes go by. I say reel some. No luck. Then out of nowhere a boil then ten feet off stern... A mass rush of the biggest local fish I have ever seen in forty years!!! I thought I was on Hurricane Bank!!! Cows blow up out of water. Throwing dines they eat them on the water surface even on inches out of water!!!! But none on our baits!!!!! Damn!!! Ricks phone rings!! Daughter in car accident with head injury!!! So at 8:30 we are full speed back to ramp!! On way in saw birds n boils fish are everywhere. Sad day!! His daughter is stable. But not out of the woods. I'm sitting at CHOC with him writing this. I made a couple guys at ramp happy when while I was waiting to put boat on trailer... I gave the BFT to them. They where nice helped us tie boat down real fast!!! Pray for Amy!!! TL
 
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Calscot

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Well let's go with good news first!!!! After our Big Fish Drama Sunday!!! We thought let's gun it straight to the scene of the crime!! Got bait mix of dines and chovy!! No Mack's. We made a stop at our mackerel hole. Not too lucky four nice pieces. But was very early. So at 4:15 we leave point Loma. We arrived on the 43 no stops. Metered some deep but that was fine we slide in amonxed others. No takers on dines. I but a Mack on. It soaked for ten min I started pulling in about twenty cranks it gets picked up lightly put in free spool it drops it I let it sit. Then gets inhaled !!! Five count...... Put in gear!!!! WHAM!!!!! It's on .... But can tell it's not Moby Dick!!! Few minutes color Rick sinks gaff in a 30# BFT. Bleed but on ice back fishing!! Rick buts on Mack #2 lays it in fifteen minutes go by. I say reel some. No luck. Then out of nowhere a boil then ten feet off stern... A mass rush of the biggest local fish I have ever seen in forty years!!! I thought I was on Hurricane Bank!!! Cows blow up out of water. Throwing dines they eat them on the water surface even on inches out of water!!!! But none on our baits!!!!! Damn!!! Ricks phone rings!! Daughter in car accident with head injury!!! So at 8:30 we are full speed back to ramp!! On way in saw birds n boils fish are everywhere. Sad day!! His daughter is stable. But not out of the woods. I'm sitting at CHOC with him writing this. I made a couple guys at ramp happy when while I was waiting to put boat on trailer... I gave the BFT to them. They where nice helped us tie boat down real fast!!! Pray for Amy!!! TL
It's only fish...I sincerely hope your pals kid makes a perfect recovery. Prayers and best wishes!
 
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Best of luck to your daughter Rick & family & thanks for gettin' the report up anyway under such conditions Jeff.......
Keep us posted....:(
 
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strackle99

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    Great story.... Until the end.

    Way to stoke out some people with a BFT.
     
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    fishfish

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    Lovin the whole story till you got to Amy! Anyhow, I know you're forgettin fishin for now as you support your buddy.

    Prayin for Amy. She may not know it, but she just became part of the BD family! Stay strong Amy!!!
     
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    Simon Bon Bowery

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    prayers sent, hope the yong lady is OK!
     
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    AhSpray

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    Very sorry to hear about Amy's injury.
    I'm praying for healing and a complete recovery - and strength and courage for Rick and his family.
    Thanks for the report. But sorry for the sobering news.
    Godspeed to all.
     
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    Pgnracr

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    *********Update************ Thank you BD Family!!! Rick and family and I are all very thankful for well wishes!!! It's almost Midnite. Good news the swelling of her brain came down and she is awake and responsive. Medicated but appears to be coming out of the woods!!! So after being beat up bad flying in in seas that beat us up terribly!! Bounced around to the MAX!!! I'm heading home to kiss my family and count my blessings!! God Bless!!! And thanks again on behalf of Ricks Family and mine!! Jeff
     
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    BiggestT

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    *********Update************ Thank you BD Family!!! Rick and family and I are all very thankful for well wishes!!! It's almost Midnite. Good news the swelling of her brain came down and she is awake and responsive. Medicated but appears to be coming out of the woods!!! So after being beat up bad flying in in seas that beat us up terribly!! Bounced around to the MAX!!! I'm heading home to kiss my family and count my blessings!! God Bless!!! And thanks again on behalf of Ricks Family and mine!! Jeff

    That is good news. The fish will be around.
     
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    bajaspearo

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    We're all praying for Amy to make a 100% recovery. Please send our best to the family!
    BD Family
     
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    NGSD1

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    I have had that call before, there is nothing worse. Best to his daughter and wishes for s speedy recovery.
     
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    brian fulton

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    There are no words to say to you,you are a true man in all senses.My hat goes off to the both of you but much respect to the father.I'm sure everybody that is part of the BD is praying for her and that's it.I would like to meet you two to shake your hands.
     
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    MikeeDaGuy

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    Great lil report, Prayers sent for Amy on a continued speedy recovery so Daddy and Jeff can go Kill BFT!!
     
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    muledeer07

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    Encouraging news, still sending prayers for Amy. It can happen so fast tell them you love them every day and mean it.
     
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    namotuman

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    Wheewww! Good to hear/read of her recovery! Nothing worse than worrying about your kid.....
     
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