Tough Ride to SCI

Wandering Blues

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Oct 19, 2008
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A Pair of Simms G3 Waders
My son graduated Army BCT last week in Missouri. He got leave before he ships to Ft. Riley and had a list of things to do; see his buddies, In-n-Out, Wahoo's Fish Tacos, sleep, and a little salt action.

We hopped on the Pacific Quest for an overniter to SCI after the 1.5 day trips I tried for couldn't get out of the dock due to lack of anglers. It's the smallest boat I've ever been on at 57x17, but it was BIG on crew quality and making you feel at home.

It was a washing machine ride out, courtesy of a swell coming out of New Zealand. We started inside for calico before joining the Tribute, Toronado, and a private boat drifting a school of bruiser YT. The PB, "Hungry" was a beautiful ride, but the skipper was a bit lacking on ettiquite for which Greg let him know in clear terms......

The dogs were thick and keeping the fish shy. What came over the rail was pretty damn fine, though. Biggest came in around #35 or so. My son decked a personal best. Me? Ouch... My rustiness showed by farming two hanging. But I had a good time nonetheless with a solid group of folks.

The slugs are out there hitting fly lined baits. Nothing on the yo-yo. The boats just need customers to make the run.

And yep, I'm proud twice!

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nefarious235

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canoe & plastic flotsam
You should be. May he stay safe and godspeed
 
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stairman

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thank that young patriot for his service for us!
 
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    Right on, was there on the 29th, and you gott a keep drag really tight or you will get rocked like me. Lost 2 to the rocks. We did land 3 after a painful lesson.
     
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    Wandering Blues

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    I'll pass it along to him. He's out fulfilling the "seeing his buddies" portion of the list tonite. And yeah, me and the Mizzuz were just saying how we would miss him. But, the change has been good and I believe he's found his niche. He did stick around for some nice mesquite grilled YT though. o_OLOL
     
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    Mick

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    Thank you sir
     
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    HUSKEY BAY

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    My son graduated Army BCT last week in Missouri. He got leave before he ships to Ft. Riley and had a list of things to do; see his buddies, In-n-Out, Wahoo's Fish Tacos, sleep, and a little salt action.

    We hopped on the Pacific Quest for an overniter to SCI after the 1.5 day trips I tried for couldn't get out of the dock due to lack of anglers. It's the smallest boat I've ever been on at 57x17, but it was BIG on crew quality and making you feel at home.

    It was a washing machine ride out, courtesy of a swell coming out of New Zealand. We started inside for calico before joining the Tribute, Toronado, and a private boat drifting a school of bruiser YT. The PB, "Hungry" was a beautiful ride, but the skipper was a bit lacking on ettiquite for which Greg let him know in clear terms......

    The dogs were thick and keeping the fish shy. What came over the rail was pretty damn fine, though. Biggest came in around #35 or so. My son decked a personal best. Me? Ouch... My rustiness showed by farming two hanging. But I had a good time nonetheless with a solid group of folks.

    The slugs are out there hitting fly lined baits. Nothing on the yo-yo. The boats just need customers to make the run.

    And yep, I'm proud twice!

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    nice fish, better son. ...hopefully a Rim Of The World High School grad, like me. good luck and God speed soldier!
     
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    Thanks to you for raising a good son, thanks to your son for his service, and thanks for sharing his awesome PB toad!
     
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    Tunaslam

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    Quality time with family, and many thanks to your son for his service for our country.
     
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    J Woodman

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    Kyle looks great in uniform, and even better holding that YT. It's hard to believe he is all grown up. Nice report Curtis. You deserve to be proud.
     
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    Wandering Blues

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    Kyle looks great in uniform, and even better holding that YT. It's hard to believe he is all grown up. Nice report Curtis. You deserve to be proud.

    Yeah, where did the time go? I swear it was yesterday he was slingin' t-shirts and hats to pay for offshore adventures.
     
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