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Just did a 48hr on the Dolphin which use to be my favorite PB when Capt Dean was at the helm. The new skipper and his backup has got their work cut out for them and they have a difficult act to follow. Needless to say, they did not make a strong effort to find fish for it's customers. Does it makes any sense to hook up to a rig and after 45 minutes of catching nothing to zero only to have the captain announce "reel em up I hardly marked any fish anyway". These rookies have challenges ahead of them and i wish them luck, i guess they did not learn much from the previous captain.

I do wish to thank Capt Dean for his great effort and dedication, making it possible for all who fished with him a wonderful catching experience. Thanks for the memories Capt Dean:) and goodbye Dolphin.:(
 

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Captain Dean is a great captain. I really enjoyed fishing with him. He has a passion for catching fish and pleasing his customers.

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No doubt about it, Capt. Dean had a passion for putting his anglers on the fish, lots of skill in doing so and little tolerance for slow fishing. He saved more than a few trips by quick-thinking, extraordinarily broad fishing know-how and the energy to put in second and third efforts. And, of course, on occasion, he solved problems larger than uncooperative fish.

Here's a toast to a Capt who did the job well for many years. I'm sure the same urge to success and mastery of his craft will stand him in good stead wherever he goes. Thanks, Dean.
 

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I fished a 60 hr with Capt. Dean and we had a free for all of yft at boomvang and nansen. Both day and night. He's another excellent Cpt. He made that slow boat ride worth the trip.
 

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One of the best Capt. I ever fish with, always work hard to put his customers on fish.

TAG trip was one of the best tuna trip, I can agree with that.;)
 

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He supposedly transport workers to and from the oil rigs/platforms making much much more than what DDocks paid him.
 

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He supposedly transport workers to and from the oil rigs/platforms making much much more than what DDocks paid him.

Tom ... this statement is about as accurate as I know. When he left I was told he was going to drive a crewboat for more money. Same with Marvin Horner - DSH.

Now I'm not sure if it's not just as much the fact that some of the PB captains aren't getting in as many trips/hours as they need to in order to fill out that paycheck. I've known other PB captains in the past that have left for crewboat jobs and eventually come back. The oilfield exploration in the gulf looks to be fairly active for the near future so there may be more of this happening until it slows back down. With the proposed Red Snapper season of June 1 to September 30 for next year it's sure to put more cramps on the PB people.

It's a shame. :(




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Shortly after posting the above I learned that Captain Tim is gone too .... or in the process of leaving. Same reason .... took a crewboat job. Tim and Dean were two top flight captains that the fishing world will miss.

Bummer.
 

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Capt Tim too!! Got to fish with Tim on an unschedule Tuna trip last year. Great guy and fishermen too. Maybe his son will take over the helm for him. Big Big loss, difficult to recover. Maybe i go fish for catfish at one of them pay by the pound catfish pond...ease da pain a little...hehehe...
 

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Capt Tim too!! Got to fish with Tim on an unschedule Tuna trip last year. Great guy and fishermen too. Maybe his son will take over the helm for him. Big Big loss, difficult to recover. Maybe i go fish for catfish at one of them pay by the pound catfish pond...ease da pain a little...hehehe...

Papio .... Here's the way I heard it from someone a lot closer to them than me.

A few months ago Timmie (son) got a job as a roustabout offshore. Tim remarked to this particular party that his 20 year old son was making $20,000 per year more than him.

I guess that's motivation to get moving, huh? :eek:
 
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