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#1 Oct-10-15 6:08PM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
Posts: 12578

10-11-15, West Palm Beach FL

I just had to do it since my mom insisted as she was out of fresh caugh fish!

This time, I took my Marine nephew, Shelby, who was also in town.

We had a blast!!

As always, whenever I fish with Seahorse Fishing Adventures, I dedicate the trip to my late friend Mike Schulte.

Capt. Lee now takes off on the weekends and the boat was run by Capt. Sparky who has been mating for Lee for many years. Our mate was Peter.

We boarded with another couple and a group of 3 men and one of their sons, an excelled Pop Warner football player.

We exchanged pleasantries and tried to get all the names straight. After a little chatter, one of the guys, Dave, asked me if he could talk to me in private. We went to the cabin and he advised me that he had just lost his son, Bailey, in a tragic car accident. He told me he didn't know why he wanted to tell me but I was glad he did and asked him how he wanted this trip to go. I said we can dedicate the trip in Bailey's honor. He liked that and said he wanted everyone to have a great time and catch a lot of fish so we shook hands and went back out to do so.

I did let Sparky and Peter know of the situation and we started cranking them up.

And did we ever!

Mutton snapper
Yellow tail snapper
Grunts
Porgies
Rainbow runners
Banded rudder fish
Remoras
Albies
Squirrel fish
Trigger fish
Blue runner
Shark

And......2 big hogs that we could not get in the boat. Maybe a Goliath grouper or a reef donkey but we will never know.  Howard (Dave's good friend) will be dreaming about that all night!

Wyatt, Bailey's brother, had a blast and was the one who caught the shark. All the tenacity you want from a middle linebacker!

And then there was Johnny. After finding out I was Cuban, he nicknamed me Fidel. He wad some fun and Howard had a blast funning on him.

We had a blast with these guys especially in light of the situation.

I hope we gave Dave a good memory in his son's honor.

In total, we kept 60+ fish and threw back 30 or more.

Pics to follow.....


Time to go fishin' again!

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#2 Oct-12-15 6:13PM

Bassaholic
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Registered: Sep-08-12
Posts: 104

Re: 10-11-15, West Palm Beach FL

Wow!  Awesome day on the water.

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#3 Oct-13-15 5:27AM

hookup
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Registered: Jan-31-12
Posts: 968

Re: 10-11-15, West Palm Beach FL

Parents should never outlive their children.

Glad to hear the trip dedicated to the lost child was a sucess.

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#4 Oct-13-15 9:21AM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
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Posts: 12578

Re: 10-11-15, West Palm Beach FL

All the fun shots!

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/2015-10-10%2015.54.27_zpsaidfiqpu.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/2015-10-10%2015.32.10_zps2zrjb7fv.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/2015-10-10%2015.21.03_zpsxqy7va3c.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/2015-10-10%2014.45.21_zpsy12j2o0y.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/2015-10-10%2014.44.51_zps9nueyzuf.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/2015-10-10%2014.43.18_zpsznsobvwc.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/2015-10-10%2014.42.53_zpsgf5vcrio.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/2015-10-10%2014.36.56_zpssqswdbl5.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/2015-10-10%2013.33.59_zpsjsgtai41.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/2015-10-10%2013.48.38_zpsq7hkurqy.jpg

Dave and Wyatt...I wish them all the best!

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/2015-10-10%2013.52.05_zpsof19maoo.jpg

The bounty!

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/IMG_0221_zpsjdk5eogf.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/IMG_0018_zpsmifts9hk.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/2015-10-10%2017.16.47_zpsmur8vckv.jpg


Time to go fishin' again!

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#5 Oct-14-15 12:50PM

Bryan
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Bealeton, VA
Registered: Mar-18-11
Posts: 881

Re: 10-11-15, West Palm Beach FL

Great stuff. I have never had really fresh snapper, that has got to be good!


tight lines

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#6 Oct-14-15 1:05PM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
Posts: 12578

Re: 10-11-15, West Palm Beach FL

Rabirubia (yellow tail) is the most delicate...the best.

All other snappers are outstanding!


Time to go fishin' again!

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#7 Oct-14-15 4:05PM

drxfish
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Sterling
Registered: Jan-04-14
Posts: 1223

Re: 10-11-15, West Palm Beach FL

Looks like you made the best of an opportunity!  Congrats on all accounts and bon appetite!


Always wishin' I was fishin'

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