My boys 1st Overnight trip on the MIRAGE!!

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  1. TAZmanianANGLER

    TAZmanianANGLER Well-Known Member

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    Late Report

    Took my 7yr old out for his 1st Overnight trip for his 8th Birthday on 9/1-9/2.

    He's been begging me for over a year & I felt like the time was right..!!

    I Choose nothing less than the best for his 1st experience & booked the Mirage out of CISCO's.
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    The prior day they had went out to Nick & SLAYED the Sheephead & Whitefish & was hoping we would go there also.

    Capt. Luke was running the boat tonight & choose to hit up San Miguel & see if the Halibut and/or WSB would bite for us in the morning & later go rockfishing.

    We started off drifting @ around 6am.

    We had a couple pulled hooks & (1) solid hook-up with a Halibut
    That met the Gaff...
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    Caught by None other than the "official" "Halibut Killer" Jose

    I had one bite, where once my rod loaded up, ten seconds later my spectra broke off 50ft above leader. (time for sone new Spectra)

    We spent (2)hours targeting the flat kind & them headed off to deeper water for Rockfishing.

    His mission for the trip was to catch his 1st Legal ling.

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    MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!!

    He put the wood to the rockfish!! Bringing up doubles after doubles!!
    He outfished me & most if the Anglers on board!! Almost brought tears to my eyes!!

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    Fighting the FISH-EEZ

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    Double hook-ups!!

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    He even caught a TOAD Whitefish!!!

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    Ryan even showed my boy his eye ball eating skills

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    Guess which sack is his?

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    BENDO with the Pelvic thrust!! LoL

    I was a very proud Dad & look forward to my future trips with my favorite
    New Fishing Buddy!!! He's already beggin for a 2-day trip..!!


    BIG THANKS to the Mirage & crew!! They did everything possible to make
    My sons 1st overnight trip a success!!!

    Thanks 4 reading...

    Until the Next BENDO..!!

    -TaZ-
     
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  2. rubbertoe

    rubbertoe Well-Known Member

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    way to go Taz. Awesome that you're getting him into fishing so early! Wish I was so lucky growing up!
     
  3. TAZmanianANGLER

    TAZmanianANGLER Well-Known Member

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    Thx Robert...

    U and me both... I wish I would have had the opportunity at such a young age.
     
  4. Carpfisher

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    Very nice. Congrats on his ling. I have taken my boy out also but not an overnighter yet. I know that proud papa feelimg. Looks like your gonna have that moment again in the future. Cheers !!
     
  5. skipjack

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    Wow,that was a big whitefish! Great catch.
    You guys remind me of when I would take my son out fishing. He's now 37 and has his own boat and now takes me out fishing.
     
  6. Torrn

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    Very Cool!!
     
  7. Yakman

    Yakman Well-Known Member

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    AWESOME TONY he looks STOKED to finally be out there with you.
    Glad you too got some tasty fish. Mirage rocks great place to start.
    I too was 7 when my dad "caved in" and took me along...never forget it.
     
  8. Carnivore

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    HA HA very cool. Nice catch.
     
  9. hoober

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    Took my 11 year old on his first 2 day out of San Diego. He ate the heart of his first blue fin. Yes.... it brought tears to my eyes followed by gut wrenching laughter.
    Your son is ready,Go for it!!!!
     
  10. Joey805

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    Love the Mirage! It's a good time every time on that boat.

    Thanks for the great report.
     
  11. MikeeDaGuy

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    Awesome Tony, great to see that smile for sho. . . you can't go wrong on the Mirage!
     
  12. David145

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    Awesome tony. I bet he had a blast I can't wait to take Alonzo on one of those trips
     
  13. Big-D

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    Way to go little buddy...............I too remember when I took my son on his first trip, along time ago, memory is still fresh in my mind.

    Big-D
     
  14. ladyluck

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    What a tiger that kid is!!! Atta boy! Awesome bendo pic Tony! Great report :)
     
  15. spartan44

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    Tony,
    Way cool :) you have a fishing buddy from now on!!!!
    good job :)
     
  16. Dramamine

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    Getting your kids the opportunities if life you never experienced, that's would good parents do and life is all about! Awesome!
     

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