Inshore My Son's First Bluefin - 7/24/2021

Apr 26, 2005
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I've been wanting to get my 10 year old son on a bluefin for a couple seasons now, but not wanting to drag him out behind SCI for a long day on the water. I got some text messages Friday afternoon about some local fish down south, and my dad got text messages about local fish a little further north, so we decided to do an afternoon run Saturday. Launched out of HB and left the dock at 12:45 p.m. Skipped bait as all reports were they were only eating iron.

Made the short run to where we planned to make a left turn and start heading south, and about half a mile from that location we started seeing school after school after school of bluefin up top. Slid in on the first school, but they didn't eat. Fortunately, the second cast into the second school produced our first fish on a silver kicker jig on 60 pound.

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I hooked and handed that one to my son and let him pull on it until he couldn't pull anymore. He did a great job, and it was definitely a VERY proud dad moment that I'll never forget. Makes me happier watching him pull on fish than pulling on them myself.

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Got that fish bled and on ice and found another school. This time they wanted to eat a 120 grab colt sniper.

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Got that one bled and on ice, and found another school. Same colt sniper got the third fish.

At that point we didn't have enough ice for anymore fish, so we headed for home. Back to the launch ramp at 5:30. My son was stoked.

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Three generations getting it done.

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Got my son to take a bite of the heart.



Pretty epic few hours on the water. Can't wait to do it again. 🤙🏻

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djennings
djennings
Epic day. Very cool to see the Rig in the background w/ your son bendoed on the rail. GREAT JOB DAD!!!
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  • Aug 14, 2012
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    Great post brother!! Congrats to all 3 generations....great picts there. My question.... who did more " back seat driving" on your sons fish....lol.... you or your dad? I'm laughing because....even into his 90's ....my dad would tell you what to do for sure...lol. Just his style.

    Really brother...your trip was EPIC .... and the "memories" ....each of you have.... because of the family significance ... his first... all 3 of you... you did good brother. I'm "aware" for sure. Way to go...be safe out there.
     
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