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Well guys, My boat handles like a champ and gets decent gas mileage. We went out and the forcast was 3-4 in the morning and rising in the evening. Winds were 15 knots and not that bad. The chop was tight making for a fairly rough ride and it also made us cut our trip short.
Our plans were to hit up the liberty ship on the way out to southern. We made it to the liberty ship at around 7 or so and the bite was on. First few drops with 10 oz lead and snaps came to the boat and nice ones at that. We ended up letting the snaps go but saw another boat loading up on them. I thought that was weak!! After catching nothing but snaps, we move to another part of the ship and anchor up. This time, first drop fish on. We ended up catching about 5 triggerfish in a row. After a few triggers, my buddy jason finally hooks into something big. He fought the fish for a while and then the fish pulls free. Jason was sad but drops down again and this time he hooks into something decent but not as big as the fish he just lost. After a decent fight, a 7-9lb spadefish comes to the boat. Odd that a spade was messing with the slab as I have only caught them on shrimp. About this time, a friend of mine starts getting sick. He is about 56 years old and I felt bad for him and asked if he wanted to go in. He said no and to keep fishing. I kept fishing for a while but at that point, I decided I wasnt going to make the next 20 mile run. I was sad but didnt want to ruin a fun trip for everyone. Being sea sick is miserable!!!!!! After a few more hookups and misses, we decide to call it quits and head in. Not the best day of fishing but not the worst. We did hook up with some nice fish but for some reason the big ones didnt want to come in.
My boat ended up getting a little over 2 miles to the gallon and ran perfect. I was a little afraid taking a single engine boat offshore but everything worked out well this time. I was suppose to have a buddy boat but he ended up not being able to make it and thought it might be a little rough, which it was. Awesome trip and I cant wait to get out and do it again. I will post some pics when I get home. The spade fish was HUGE for a spade.
 

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Keith, glad you got to take the new boat offshore and didnt have any issues..
Sometimes its hard to make the call to come in for sick folks.. looking forward to some more reports.
 

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Keith, glad you got to take the new boat offshore and didnt have any issues..
Sometimes its hard to make the call to come in for sick folks.. looking forward to some more reports.

The only sick folks that get sympathy from me would be my wife or child. Grown Man Forgettaboutit.:p
 

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Dude.. I know how it feels when you get sea sick. It has been a while since but I do remember that I was hurting. The good thing is, you forgett about it and dont worry about it after a while. If I was worried about getting sea sick, I would probably never go out again. It was the worst feeling of my life. I dont think the 16 pieces of pizza and the drinking helped a bit either but still, the feeling was just miserable. I shouldnt have felt bad about marcus getting sick because he turned down the patch and dramamine and was talking about how he has never been sea sick and cant get sea sick.. lol anything is possible. I have seen pilots, deckhands and captains all guilty of being sea sick in the past. I wanted to fish and with them being sick, that would have meant less rigging for me and also more fishing. Too bad I am a softy and figured I should take care of the crew.
 
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