Kids first halibut and seabass.

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deezel

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May 27, 2006
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Art
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38', Uniflite, Intrepid
Took my best little buddy fishing out of Ventura Wednesday the 26th.
Hopes were high as they clocked the seabass Tuesday with 3 fish limits for all. Rode the Amigo. Great operation and crew IMO.
launched a little after 9 with a load of squid from the night before.
Set up on the bait grounds around 3am ish.
Start fishing around 4am. Light breeze made it a bit chilly but my boy hung in there all morning and about an hour after light he gets bit. We had a handful on board already when it was his turn. The guys were with him right away so I just stayed out of the way and took a few pics. Fish was acting a little different and were thinking halibut.
After the guys helped him out of a tangle he settles in on the port quarter and out of the gloom comes an absolute slug. He planes him up beutifully and after a perfect gaff it's in the boat. 99% unassisted.
Tipped a handheld scale at 47lbs. Fish of a lifetime at age 11. Pretty cool.

Back to fishing and things are starting to slow down. After a while I get short bit and miss it, sure enough the fish picks him up right next to me and he's on again. He makes relatively quick work and with some more help from the guys, he's got his bonus seabass.
Great day, great crew and great bunch of fisherman on board. Memories forever.

Cheers
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FloMar

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Apr 28, 2004
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John Collar
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Parker 2320
Are you kidding me, FN sweet!
Your Son just did something very few ever accomplish, man-O-man.
Great job Dad/Art and Son/?.
 
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mhanson59hb

Fear No Fish
  • Apr 22, 2013
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    Huntington Beach
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    Mike
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    2008 Trophy 1802 "Mako My Day"
    Dude. Sweet!

    Trophy halibut and kicker sea bass on the same trip. Guys fish a lifetime without getting those.

    Super stoked! Congrats!
     
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    bent rod todd

    Ling cod killa
    Jun 5, 2011
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    Todd
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    Skipjack 20 open (Ding A Ling) 14ft mirrocraft ( Lil Ding A Ling)
    Kids a beast, congrats to him and you for taking him along, get out your wallet top of the line gear in every weight class is next.
     
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    Apr 26, 2005
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    Glendon
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    Outstanding!!!! That's a pig of a halibut. Not many people can say they've caught a 40+ pound halibut!!! Congrats!
     
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