Inside LA Harbor and the Catch of a Lifetime

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Donkey Nick

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Happy New Year to Everyone!

It's been a while... My boy is now 2 1/2 years old (time flies!) and my wife is 6 months pregnant. 83 year year old pop is hanging in there (slowing down a bit), but he's just proud to be a grandpa! Hope to get out with him soon.

Well...needless to say, I don't see the Shamrock as much these days, but grateful that my little boy will hopefully be following in his Father's footsteps.

Took Mama-to-be and little Dimitri around the harbor a few times to break in his little sea legs. After a few practice runs we tried to find them near the SP Bait Barge. A little cat food and some chunks of squid was the ticket and we had them going in the corner. Light line, a little egg sinker and strip of squid...game on.

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Mama showing him the ropes and after a few nice runs, some head shaking and tail pumps we saw color. Up and over came the beast.

1st fish for my boy and Papa was proud as he could be!

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The perfect YT bait was safely released and Catalina will have to wait for another day.

For all you Father's out there, this one's for you! A life changing moment, for sure and here's to many, many more...God willing.

Tight lines and all the Best!

- Nick

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dbar

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Great job dad, teach them young!!!
 
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I did the same with my kids ... 300 yards off Nachos. WFO YT bait!! They loved it!! 😉

Donkey Nick, I know the feeling 👍👍
 
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Donkey Nick

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Nick Shamrock
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Great Dad.
Thanks Dave. Ironically, I watched and learned from your video about how to introduce kids to fishing (on FB). You're best advice was to take it slow, make it about them AND leave on a high note. Cut it off (gently) and leave them wanting more. It's worked so far. great advice.
 
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    Sold my Parker. You can find me on the Red Rooster.
    I still remember the first fish I caught 66 years ago. Your son will remember this day as well. Congratulations to both of you! Oh, and Mom too!!
     
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    Great job Dad and great write up too! Don't take any of those days for granted, I had to help my kid pack up and move out of CA a couple of weeks ago so those days wont always be here. All of my pics like that are on polaroid!
     
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    Thanks Dave. Ironically, I watched and learned from your video about how to introduce kids to fishing (on FB). You're best advice was to take it slow, make it about them AND leave on a high note. Cut it off (gently) and leave them wanting more. It's worked so far. great advice.
    Thank you glad I could help.
     
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    Isaltyvair1980

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    Nice work!!! I still remember my sons first fish. Now he’s 15 and can throw an iron better than me. I created my own lifetime fishing Buddy. Best decision ever🤙🏼
     
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    finaddict1

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    Happy New Year to Everyone!

    It's been a while... My boy is now 2 1/2 years old (time flies!) and my wife is 6 months pregnant. 83 year year old pop is hanging in there (slowing down a bit), but he's just proud to be a grandpa! Hope to get out with him soon.

    Well...needless to say, I don't see the Shamrock as much these days, but grateful that my little boy will hopefully be following in his Father's footsteps.

    Took Mama-to-be and little Dimitri around the harbor a few times to break in his little sea legs. After a few practice runs we tried to find them near the SP Bait Barge. A little cat food and some chunks of squid was the ticket and we had them going in the corner. Light line, a little egg sinker and strip of squid...game on.

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    Mama showing him the ropes and after a few nice runs, some head shaking and tail pumps we saw color. Up and over came the beast.

    1st fish for my boy and Papa was proud as he could be!

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    The perfect YT bait was safely released and Catalina will have to wait for another day.

    For all you Father's out there, this one's for you! A life changing moment, for sure and here's to many, many more...God willing.

    Tight lines and all the Best!

    - Nick

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    My girls started at that age, and still fish, now in their 60's.
    Asher - Finaddict
     
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    ja73

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    That is awesome, some proud parents there, and what a great moment with millions more to come !
    I can't wait to get my daughter out there fishing soon. She's almost 3, loves being on the boat, already has her sea legs, and she's now getting familiar with using a fishing pole, fun times ahead!
     
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