late report Sunday 9/15 limits of yellows 9 - 182

socaldieseltech

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Jun 5, 2006
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Santa Ana, CA
Name
Clyde
Boat
25' Wellcraft Coastal "No Reason"
16 miles from mission bay to fish dope #'s west of the 9 but short of the 182. Lots of life on the way out. Got to the #'s where the airplane spotted a big Kelp the day before. Found a trashcan lid size and it was empty. About 1/2 mile away I see a Parker that keeps resetting. Fuck they must be on it. Idle on over and ask on the radio , how you guys doing on that Parker? guy picks up the radio and starts waving us in and says " wide open...come on". I've got 3 yellowtail virgins on my boat, one of which is my 8 year old son. So I set up the drift. throw some chunk, baits in the water and everyone is bent!! fuck yea!!!! we drifted about 4 times and got our limits before the circus showed up and shut it down, which is a shame, because if people would just drift and not park ON the paddy and feel the need to back down on it, there woulda been plenty for everyone. Guys on the Parker came over and we thanked them. Thanks again Paul. Epic day.

I had my ass kicked getting this boat dialed in, way too much money and had to ask myself if it was worth it. It was. Here's my 8 year olds journal entry. I guess you could say it's his report!

#1 day fishing. Dads boat. 19 yellowtail. Feel sick, don't feel sick. Fish pull hard. Blood everywhere. Bait: squid & sardines. Saw dolphins. Seths surf shop crowded (Seth's surf shop is the cabin below, where he serves us food and drinks). Woke up at 3am. Long drive (mission bay) dad, joe, Kyle, me, wildfin (boat), big blue (dads truck) , big waves.
 

kersuet

Well-Known "Member"
Aug 7, 2008
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San diego
Name
No Thanx
Boat
Center Console 20'
It was worth it. The money question will be long forgotten a decade from now but the memory will be pretty firmly implanted. You can wait until you can "afford it" to create memories like that with your family/kids...but by then they'll be in highschool.
 

fishnbob

Spongebob wannabe
Mar 31, 2010
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HB
Name
bob
Boat
Nope
So stoked for your son!! Well I guess Joe too. Looking forward to our trip!
 

momaguro

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Sep 23, 2011
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Pacific Beach
Name
David
Boat
Pequod
The more the kids get out in the wild the harder school becomes which in the big scheme of things is all for the better. Priceless memories for the family.