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Dam I miss this game sometimes talkin to all the old goats in the mornings on the way out and on the grounds.

A few guys that I know or knew and had fun with make me laugh at the stuff we talked about.

Capt Walt on the Noreaster then Capt Sparky
The cigar smoke of the Magnum :D
Capt Bill V on his rebound trips offshore
Capt Bill of the Fatal Attraction and his dam kites :D:bow:
Capt Bill G on the Lady Catherine, one of the only guys I could pass on the way home :D
Capt Bill B just bitchin with Capt Joe L in the Henrickities :razz:
Capt Bill G on the Blue Runner askin about the tide
Capt Phil on the big and little debbie
Capt Rick on the Capt Carlson another guy that made me look fast
Capt Pete on the SkipJack tellin me I was burnin wood for power
Capt Bob and Greg on the Down Deep
Capt Rick on the Miss Andrea
Capt John on the Hooked Up HI NEIGHBOR
All those dam party boat guys that I listened to on their secret channel and they never knew it. Because I just listened.
Capt Andy on the Cape Queen flat out hates my gutts because I'm not Italionz but he still spilled veno with me.

Man I wish I taped those days.

My best all time favorite guy was Capt Dan Guss. He hates me now because I pulled his hair. That man pointed me in the right direction (on land) to get me going in the charter biz. Some day he will like me again.

Maybe I'll fax him an email :D:D
 

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Its amazing how the times changed, back then the talk was about how the fast sporties were getting and a waste of fuel not its about the outboard boats out there. Wonder what the talk will be in years to come?
 

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capt you know your respected in the fishing community.. and its just like me used to be in the kitchen.. it keeps calling me back but damn i love the weekends off and being done at 5 when i don't feel like staying.. its going keep calling you forever..
 

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We just got together and watched videos from 1995 - 2005 with the crew...
I diligently documented every one of the trips and have some awesome videos for sure...

It's was cool to see where and how we fished in 1995 as compared to 2005 as well as how we honed our techniques. Not just rigging or the spread, but end game, gaffing, collaring, butchering the fish. Definitely good stuff.

...now the 35 Bert is gone and we're fishing on my brother's 23 Sailfish CC.

Started on a 16 ft Grady White Tri Hull
then to a 21 Ft Grady White CC
then to a 35 Bertram
now on a 23 Sailfish CC.

I will take that 35 Bert any day any time over any of the boats we owned. For flounder, stripers, tuna, shark, watching the fireworks on the 4th of July, the AC Air show, you name it.

Dry food not in a cooler, can take a nap in the shade on a recliner for the ride home, tons of storage, heck, we could fix just about anything we needed to out there. Had spare belts, fuel filters, water pumps, you name it, we had it...

The CC are nice...they are convenient, but in the end that Bert was above and beyond a CC and in my opinion, there is no comparing them.

And insofar as "Daddy's Portfolio being WAY to Big", my Father, brother, and myself paid for that rig each month, maintained it, and fished it hard. I was 25 years old when we sold the 21 Grady and bought her.

If I had 1/2 of the money I dumped into her to chase my passion, I'd be retiring at 50 for sure.
 

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Standin at the grill I look at a pic on the wall and I can't believe I forgot Capt Bill May he gave me some nice pics on the water.
Saw him two weeks ago.... that East Bay sure is a beauty...
 

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we just got together and watched videos from 1995 - 2005 with the crew...
I diligently documented every one of the trips and have some awesome videos for sure...

It's was cool to see where and how we fished in 1995 as compared to 2005 as well as how we honed our techniques. Not just rigging or the spread, but end game, gaffing, collaring, butchering the fish. Definitely good stuff.

...now the 35 bert is gone and we're fishing on my brother's 23 sailfish cc.

Started on a 16 ft grady white tri hull
then to a 21 ft grady white cc
then to a 35 bertram
now on a 23 sailfish cc.

I will take that 35 bert any day any time over any of the boats we owned. For flounder, stripers, tuna, shark, watching the fireworks on the 4th of july, the ac air show, you name it.

Dry food not in a cooler, can take a nap in the shade on a recliner for the ride home, tons of storage, heck, we could fix just about anything we needed to out there. Had spare belts, fuel filters, water pumps, you name it, we had it...

The cc are nice...they are convenient, but in the end that bert was above and beyond a cc and in my opinion, there is no comparing them.

And insofar as "daddy's portfolio being way to big", my father, brother, and myself paid for that rig each month, maintained it, and fished it hard. I was 25 years old when we sold the 21 grady and bought her.

If i had 1/2 of the money i dumped into her to chase my passion, i'd be retiring at 50 for sure.
i'm betting there will be a time in the future when your crew gets older that you'll want to scratch that big itch again.
You had some very good videos--maybe sometime throw them back on here. Your right times changed how you did things but in a way it's like riding a bike you'd get it done.
 

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i'm betting there will be a time in the future when your crew gets older that you'll want to scratch that big itch again.
You had some very good videos--maybe sometime throw them back on here. Your right times changed how you did things but in a way it's like riding a bike you'd get it done.
You're right, Biggest...

With the growth of the family, the problem was that no one was making love to her anymore and we didn't feel comfortable running offshore if she wasn't 100%.

I look forward to the days when I am getting dragged offshore the same way I was 20 years ago dragging my Dad offshore. :thumbsup:

Until then, we'll pound the bay and reefs and pepper up the stripers, flounder, and blue claws! :D:D:D
 

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Jeff I'm going to let this one slide but next time your in trouble. :D I just ask who's kids are they though.
I know, I know!

One trip, we left to head to the Hot Dog at 2:00 AM and got about 12 miles off in a stiff SW blow with heavy rain so we turned around and headed back to the poles...

Got home and curled back up into bed and snuggled up to my wife and whispered softly in her ear as I made my, now refocused, intentions physically clear: "Hey sweeties, the weather is snotty out there."

She replied: "I know. Can you believe my stupid husband fishes in the sh!t?" :D:D:D
 

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Capt Bill B just bitchin with Capt Joe L in the Henrickities :razz:
Capt Bill G on the Blue Runner askin about the tide
Capt Rick on the Capt Carlson another guy that made me look fast
Capt Bob and Greg on the Down Deep
Billy B aka grumpy has me on his sh!t list... I don't make many lists but I made his :D

I drove with Billy G and Capt Rick to Kings Point a couple years ago... keep em on boats and off highways and certainly out of NY:p

Bob and Greg are still at it I think :confused: Fished with Greg a fair bit over the years. We got the gas girl at Utsch's her first tuna and one of the only 80+ yellowfins in the marina a few years ago, slow season!
 
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