We have a new King!!! Snaggie BD Reunion Charter Trip on the Vendetta, huge success!

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  1. nunyabizness1

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    We have crowned a new King, our jackpot winner of the biggest fish on the Snaggie BD Reunion Charter trip on the Vendetta yesterday! Yes folks, Carl has been dethroned after carrying the title King Carl for the 2 previous charter trips. Out with the old and in with the new - King Alex aka King Zhalvaje!

    What's funny is that I took this picture at the beginning of the trip with Carl and Alex not knowing that Alex was eyeing that crown and would be the one to take it from Carl!

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    New King!!

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    I booked a private charter on the Vendetta with Captain Nick Lambert (son of BD member Spyder) at the helm. I had heard a lot of great reports about the Vendetta putting people on some nice fish and had great hopes for our trip. My expectations were far exceeded thanks to Captain Nick!

    We met up at the boat at 4:30 am, after taking care of passports and licenses, etc. we headed to the bait barge for some lively sardines and off we went to the rockpile. We anchored and chummed, bonito showed up first, we were hitting them left and right with everyone catching. Instead of picking up and moving to another spot, we stuck it out and then the yellows showed up catching limits in the 13 – short of 20 lb range for yellowtail. While we were on a good bite, I asked Nick to check the drag on my reel and he adjusted it, put a new bait on for me, cast it out, handed me the rod and said " you're going to catch a nice fish!" Within a couple minutes, I got hit! Nick stood by my side and followed me around the boat until it came to color and he gaffed it to bring on board for me. I got the first bluefin! All high fives around!

    We continued on our great yellowtail bite with everyone trying for the jackpot fish and to dethrone King Carl. It was close between Stevie's yellowtail and Brandon's (Pacodie) yellowtail. Then Alex (Zhalvaje) got hooked up on a big fish and reeled in the 2nd bluefin! It was going to be a close call to find the winner but in the end, Alex's bluefin outweighed the rest and took home the crown!

    The majority of fish were caught on live bait and some surface irons and yoyo jigs. We went looking for yellowfin at the 425 area but did not finding them.

    I cannot say enough good about Captain Nick and the Vendetta. I have personally known him for many years but have never been on the Vendetta or a sportboat he's worked on. He went above and beyond to make sure everyone was on fish and helping everyone out who needed it. He was extremely attentive to the group checking in to provide options for where we wanted to go and gave us reports to help us decide our course.


    My yellowtail:

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    The Vendetta provided tri tip, rice and salad for us which was incredibly good! We had a fantastic pot luck with way too much food! Lots to eat and drink with old friends and some new ones that joined the group!

    HUGE thanks goes out to Bloodydecks for providing us with a fantastic reel, Cuda knives, t-shirts, caps, and tons of swag for our jackpot winner and raffle prizes! We really appreciate all you do to support the BD community! (Jason, your green thong was passed on to the new King! I think he liked it!)

    I will be booking a couple of trips for next summer on the Vendetta. Hope to see some of you there!

    Captain Nick and his dad "Spyder" Jim Lambert

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    We caught a lot!!!

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    To see all the pics taken yesterday, click this link: pix.sfly.com/ZEWqsaA5

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    Congrats on a great trip Mags.
    Alex kinda looks cute in the green thing.
     
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    Great write up Maggie. Your pictures are excellent.

    It was a lucky trip with very good anglers who are extremely friendly people.

    Nick is the Bomb, made the trip extra fun.

    Thanks!
     
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    :cheers:
     
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    kindafishy I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    my wife wants me to ask.....where can we get one of those "slingshots for your junk" at?

    looks like a great trip!!
     
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    Looks like a great time! Maybe next year I can jump on this charter. The rock pile seemed like the place to be yesterday.
     
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    Jason/BD gave me that green thing for our trip!!! He said that they have all worn it at one time or another... I can understand why your wife is asking, it's so sessy!
     
  8. Carl

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    That was fun and great fishing. A tip of the cap to capt. nick!


    Next year I'll be coming back to kick some royal ass :D
     
  9. Jason

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    Everyone should have one. Nothing gets the office moral up like Ali strolling through the office with just one of these on.
     
  10. nunyabizness1

    nunyabizness1 BD Den Momma

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    Watch out King Alex! Carl is coming to get your thong!
     
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    kindafishy I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    thank's...i guess.....
     
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    Good stuff folks!
     
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    I like these two Pictures

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    Love the new King. Snarl needed to be de throned. Miss all you guys
     
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    So that actually came out of Jason's private stock? Awesome! Does it get steam cleaned before the trip?
     
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    How were the Deckhand’s
     
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    That's a really cool trip!
     
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    You need to join us on the next one!!!


    Mike, it was donated by Jason but is considered a rare collector's item as it was also worn by Ali and other members of the BD office staff

    Miss you too Tommy, once we have a date locked in for next year you need to make a trip here to dethrone Alex!
     
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    WTG Alex! What, no picture of the winning fish?
     

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