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The two to the left are me. Even back then dad and I fished almost every weekend together. I am 40 now and been doing a very long time.
Back then we had a 20' dusky named Quickee. Top left is Pop and I with one of the many tiderunners we had that day from D-bay. He actually caught the bigger fish that day but we didn't tell mom that.
The bottom is my Fluke I caught another day in Great Bay. The bigger was 6.75 pounds. I was on the rod th whole time, it was thought to be a big sand shark but we got color and seen it was a big fluke. My uncle says, here don give me the rod. I hear Pop say and I remember clearly it went like this.

Uncle Dale, "Here bud let me help you."

Pop and he meant it "Dale, you touch that rod and I will throw your *** out of this boat. You OK chief?"

Don, "YeAH, I ThInK So..." Shaking and treblin...

Pop, "Well then put er in the boat son."

I eventually did, and never for got the day..




The right are random pics of the Tope he has owned since 89. Waspart of the picture as I canned them..
 

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The two to the left are me. Even back then dad and I fished almost every weekend together. I am 40 now and been doing a very long time.
Back then we had a 20' dusky named Quickee. Top left is Pop and I with one of the many tiderunners we had that day from D-bay. He actually caught the bigger fish that day but we didn't tell mom that.
The bottom is my Fluke I caught another day in Great Bay. The bigger was 6.75 pounds. I was on the rod th whole time, it was thought to be a big sand shark but we got color and seen it was a big fluke. My uncle says, here don give me the rod. I hear Pop say and I remember clearly it went like this.

Uncle Dale, "Here bud let me help you."

Pop and he meant it "Dale, you touch that rod and I will throw your *** out of this boat. You OK chief?"

Don, "YeAH, I ThInK So..." Shaking and treblin...

Pop, "Well then put er in the boat son."

I eventually did, and never for got the day..




The right are random pics of the Tope he has owned since 89. Waspart of the picture as I canned them..
You're lucky to have such great memories :thumbsup:
Tight Lines
George
 

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Great pic and stories Don. Those are the memories that make life worth while. I fish with my dad almost every weekend, and wouldn't trade that for anything.
 

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I am not sure, strangly that name rings a bell though. We bought it in the 70's with twin power, almost named the boat double trouble then, and sold it about mid to early 80's. It was sold with an Evinrude 235 on it. The name was written on the side in cursive. Had a bow chair mounted on it too, I beleive. Pop may have removed it when he sold it though. I know that was my favorite seat in the house. I think there was a mark from my cast on the starboard gunnel. I was hit by a car on route 130. on fathers day no less right after fishing trip!!! Pop would carry me to the boat, set me in the chair, with cut bait and a fishin we would go. Cast was fiberglass cause we were going fishing! Atleast the knats couldn't get to that part of me...:D

Remember literally filling the boat with Tog along the sod banks, weakfish off the beach when tide runners were thick off of LBI, Flukin in wreck inlet, being so darn sick I couldn't fish, holding my belly on the front seat and Pop not offering to take me home. It just wasn't an option. However, I be dammed if I wasn't throwing a big fit if he even thought of going without me. He neer wanted too anyway.

Lots of good memories on that boat.

I am not preaching here and it is different for us all. However, I just like to say. Take them lil ones fishing boys. We can all poke and joke about boats, this and that. However, that 20' Dusky was bigger than life to me at that young age. I was as proud then as I ever have been of the fishing Pop and I would do. Teachers actually told my parents I talk to much about fishing with my dad. Yep I have the report card... Those days are pleasantly etched in my memory and I, to the day like many of us, am thankful pop just wanted to "hang out" with me.

We can do alot of things with our little ones. There are few things that confine us to a very small space, often putting us shoulder to shoulder, that almost forces us interact with one another. That is why I try so hard to maintain a boat. I look forward to those days with my boys if they so choose. I am brain washing them now.... :D

One other thing, if I may. Take pics gents they really are forever. We are not.
 

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Bear,

That is good stuff and what this sport/obsession is supposed to be about. I don't how old your children are but if they can stand it is time to get em on the boat. I started taking my boys at 18 months on the boat and by the time they were 3 I had them in the tree stand and turkey blind with me. Hopefully this is something that our children can pass on to theirs - if we are still allowed to fish by then.
 

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Lil bear with me...

Chickenof the sea, I am with you 110%.

Zach at about 18 mnths.
 

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I too started my son out early; diapers I think; remember him trying to pick up live eels and they were squirming through his hands; At 12 caught his personal best tog of 13 lbs ( still cant figure out how he got him out of the wreck) We had many 100 lb fluke days releasing 20" and under and letting all big female tog go in May when they are spawning;;Took him to the canyon at 12 in a 25 dusky (crazy stuff) and brought home 8 yellowfin;; Probably saved my marraige, because my wife could never refuse when he looked at her with those big blue eyes and said I want dad to take me fishing. He taken over now at 27; wants to get a bigger boat for tour. fishing; He's been in the money 5 out of 7 years at the BHMTC tours. ( well over 6 figures), so as you can see I am a proud Papa. We are going to Washington together tomorrow; with hopes to save our future. His kids want to be able to catch;;; Hope to see everyone tom.... Capt. Joe and Capt. Mike
 

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Little MJ's that is awesome!

You should be proud and I'll bet my fovorite tuna lure he is even prouder of you sir!

All the best.
 

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Good stuff there Don! I'm planning to start my son (who will be 2 next week) off this season! He was already on Grandpa's boat down in SC last May, but slept most of the time and we didn't fish much. I really can't wait. My friends (the ones with the boats that I go out on) are already asking if I'm bringing him this year, which I think is really nice. They've done it with their sons and want to see the same for me and my little guy. You and I should definitely get the boys together this year.
 

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Way to go, nice pics. The boys will remember those pics for a long time.
My guys and girls still enjoy looking at the pics. and making more memories.:thumbsup:
 

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Chaicken that is the best. Not sure which I like better. The sleepoing sittin up is hard to beat...:thumbsup: Thanks for sharing!
 

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Yea Don , sounds like Charlie Flecks old boat .I think it had a pair of 115's on her. He sold that boat and bought a 26 Formula that we fished the canyons with. Named that boat the Quickee II , the name originated not just because it was fast, but after a certain widemouth bottle of Piels beer that was called the Quickee! He used to take that Dusky out farther than we should have been. I'm pretty sure he bought that boat new in Fl. and trailered it back to Beach Haven, keeping it in Morrisons Marina. Charlie and his dad were the marine electronics guys in Long Beach Island and ran a business called Fleck's TV and appliance in Warminster Pa. In the summer everybody was always trying to track them down with electronics questions on thier boat.Caught my first ****** on that Formula!I guess he would have sold that Dusky in the late 70's.It was a cool CC and I fished on her many times!
 

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Yea Don , sounds like Charlie Flecks old boat .I think it had a pair of 115's on her. He sold that boat and bought a 26 Formula that we fished the canyons with. Named that boat the Quickee II , the name originated not just because it was fast, but after a certain widemouth bottle of Piels beer that was called the Quickee! He used to take that Dusky out farther than we should have been. I'm pretty sure he bought that boat new in Fl. and trailered it back to Beach Haven, keeping it in Morrisons Marina. Charlie and his dad were the marine electronics guys in Long Beach Island and ran a business called Fleck's TV and appliance in Warminster Pa. In the summer everybody was always trying to track them down with electronics questions on thier boat.Caught my first ****** on that Formula!I guess he would have sold that Dusky in the late 70's.It was a cool CC and I fished on her many times!
Chunker, that is her. Thanks for the information on her. Very cool to know. She did have 115's, white caps and gold bottoms if I remember right. Best of luck this season and thanks again.. We had a wooden Lyman (SP?) prior to that. That boat fished from everything from catfish at the delaware power plant to Tiderunners off LBI and D bay, even winter flounder when 100 fish were common. However, it was Quickee that really got the choke hold on us for Saltwater fishing and began our offshore madness. Was a great lil boat...

Quickee actually came with two big bucktail teasers and a old Fenwiick lure. I like old stuff.
I used the teaser to raise my first Marlin years ago and still use them today. Also, this year, I re skirted the Old Fenwick lure, which i recently found out is one of Treds favorite Big eye lures, it resulted in the picture below, a 45# Hoo. The gentleman holding the fish is a special forces military man that I had the privledge of taking fishing before he returned to war. If I remember correctly, this was his first offshore trip.
Tell Mr Fleck Thanks!

 

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Bear that looks a lot like my topaz now except the color. We are about the same age and I will be taking the daughter flukin this summer since she is 10. She has been hearing me talk fsihing since she was born. It a great way to spoend some time with the family without any distractions.
 

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Round, that boat in an awesome boat. She'll pound in a head sea, and needs over sized tabs but will still pound. However, you'll be able to set a beer can on the gunnels when many others are still tying down buckets. I love that boat and, if Pop were to sell it I'd but it. I plan to keep her forever.

Fishing the canyon on 130 gallons isn't bad. May even be better with Atlantis doing our wheels.
 
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