late post. It was perfect weather and good fishing but we had ou share of issues! lol

Dicegame

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May 3, 2012
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Tustin/CA
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Timmy D
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New Baby/In Between
Guess whose kid is gonna have the best summer story? First day of school he's gonna be bragging about his big fish.

1,000,000% Legit.
 

Derby

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Sep 9, 2010
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SouthBay SF
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The Kid
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Aquasport 222 FFV
AMAZING Experience with your kid. He will never forget as Im sure you wont either!!!

Nice work!
 

riverplayer

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Jun 5, 2006
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Riverside
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Ed
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Osprey 30' Long Cabin "Into The Mystic"
Never, EVER leave the dock offshore without a generator. Glad it all worked out!
 

vegasandre

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Aug 20, 2010
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Andre
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Any Boat that I can go on
Awesome, simply awesome! Did you ever find out what was wrong with the engines?
 

chase4

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Jan 31, 2007
92
3
Punta Corona, CA
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Elwood Blues
Boat
EdgeWater 175 CC
Great report and way to stick it out. Creating memories that will last a lifetime.
 

Tunahead

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Aug 11, 2006
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Ron
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several
Cool beans, glad ya made it back. The kid and dog are a couple of stokers!
The Marlin sure it made it worth the trip for sure. Nice Surprise! LOL
 

100%

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Jun 8, 2007
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San Marcos
Name
Michael Bryson
Boat
223 Everglades
Great post!!

Dumb question ... is that green turf pad in the cockpit for your dog?
yes. trying to train him to pee on it. poor guy holds it the whole time we are out. held it two days once.LOL
 

100%

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Jun 8, 2007
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San Marcos
Name
Michael Bryson
Boat
223 Everglades
thx guys for the nice feedback. I don't post much on here and it took me a long time to figure out my pictures were to big to post but I got it done finally. My son has been on our boat since he was an infant. I have been a single dad since he was a few months old and have him the majority of the time so he has grown up on that boat. he loves the ocean and is different than any kid in his class maturity wise because of his experiences. he knows how to drive the boat at this point. he has been on many multi day trips with just and our dog. lol. he has turned into a great fisherman and we often lament the fact that not many kids get to do what he gets to do and how very fortunate we are. its really made him a lot more confident and mature boy :) a old salt once said to me when I first bought my boat " the boat is everything and everything is the boat!" that sunk in and when we had a trip like last week it makes it all worth the blood sweat and tears I have gone through to hang on to my girl. I have held onto my boat through hard times ( being a contractor the last few years has not been easy! ) when everyone said I needed to sell it! they were right, but I'm stubborn and I always thought of Hunter and how much he loves the boat so I hung in there. she needs a little work right now but soon she will be The 100% again! :)
 

Balluga

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Apr 7, 2006
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Long Beach
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Bob
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25' Parker/twin Yamahas
a boy...his dog...and fish...parenting doesn't get better than that!!
 

Team Ball's Out

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Jun 18, 2005
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Ray Collier
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23' Sea Swirl Striper
That is just way too cool Nice job!
 

Reel hip

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Feb 19, 2008
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Doug
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25ft Skipjack fly
Well said. Having been a single father of a boy from the age of 14 months I can relate. He is now 25 and we have a bond from experiences made together. Nice post & congrats on the carp!
 

MobilHomey

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Nov 22, 2009
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Long Beach, Ca
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Dan
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24' Skipjack Open
Got chills. Great report... then to see the dog in the first pic... I don't know. I'm voting for a front page BD spot for this post. Good shit my brother...
 
Aug 2, 2009
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HB
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Mike
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Shamrock CC
Agreed great post, your report makes me want to wrap up my trip across the pond and get back on the water!