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Well, it looks like Oso finally hit the water. Thank God. That kid needs to fish real bad. I got a phone call last night around 11PM from my lawyer's son. He works as a deckhand at Deep Sea Headquarters during the summer months while he is not in school in Dallas. He was on his way to Port A.

He wanted me to join him on the trip that Oso is on. It left at 6AM this morning. If I wasn't so busy, and would have had a couple of days notice I might have gone for it. My life is booked this whole month. The other factor is the fact that there are no rod holders to safely store your equipment. I was told that they only had 10 people on the 48 hour trip. I could have used one of the empty bunks for some gear. My guess is that the boat comes in early because of a limit of tuna the first night.

Seas are only 3-5 today with 6-8's being the very worst for the duration of the trip. So Oso, if you read this post and remember a guy named Peter or the Capt calls him Pete, that was my lawyer's son. He's very good friends with Tony the head deckhand. He's around 21 years old. He would be the guy that was tossing a trinidad 50 with poppers all night long. He doesn't like to chunk.
 

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MrBill: What boat is this? I thought Oso was going on the Big E.
 

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I believe he was going out on the "Gulf Eagle" out of DSH in Port A. I went on that boat about 6 weeks ago. That was my first trip on a party boat in about 18 years. Medium speed, can handle rough seas, no rod holders, horrible bathroom, good Capt, excellent deckhands.

That was very nice of you guys to give him all that tackle. I think they will catch a lot of tuna since not many if any boats have made it to the floaters in three weeks because of the rough seas.

I found a new Daiwa BG90 spinner on a Penn Slammer spinning rod last weekend in one of my closets at the coast. Probably been sitting there for ten years. Both were brand spanking new. I'd give it to Oso but I don't want to spoil him. I think the rod is rated for 20# test. It's very possible you could catch a couple of 75# YF's before the drag or rod went to pot with that set up.
 

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I hope he gets his little tuna cherry popped by a triple digit fish!! LOL!! he wont ever be right after that!! I also hope his dad gets hooked on fishing, so he and his son can have a hobby to grow old together with. If his dad gets hooked on tuna, Oso wont stand a chance to ever get over the "TUNA FEVER".... i still have convulsions every now and then.... fall on the floor and start flopping like a gaffed tuna hittin the deck!!
 

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TeamOso isn't alone on this trip, Snagged jumped on at the last minute. Hopefully Snagged can help him along and at least make sure that he doesn't get pulled over by that triple digit YFT. Hope they all do well!

I'll be at the dock when the boat comes in, so hope to post pics by noon on Sunday.

Mr. Bill, if you give the kid enough gear, maybe you can write him off as a dependent on your taxes?

Tom - DBG
 

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Mr. Bill, if you give the kid enough gear, maybe you can write him off as a dependent on your taxes?

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I haven't given him anything yet. It was other people on this board. He needs to get a summer job and learn how to spend his own hard earned money. I'm a firm believer in a hard work ethic.

With only 10 paying customers on board, (my understanding that is the minimum amount for a 48 hour trip before they will leave the dock) I would think one night at Boomvang should do it for a boat limit. Maybe Snagged will give you a tuna loin if you help him clean his fish.:D

Do you guys still meet at Floyd's every week?. I took GS to Floyd's on the way down to the coast last weekend. The girls went down the day before us. Floyd's is open 24 hours. More on that experience some other time.
 

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Mr. Bill,

We still meet most weekends at Floyd's, great place, and one of the few we haven't been kicked out of.

For Christmas Snagged sent me a very nice fillet knive, a 10" Horschner cimitar and man does it make it easy to cut tuna. I'll be going out there Sunday morning, and taking the knife too.

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What I have "given" him (actually he doesn't have it yet because I'm too lazy to go down to POC and get it so far) are a couple of older Penn SS reels: an 8500 and a 6500--that won't spoil him too badly. Once he gets the good stuff from the rest of you, he'll puke at what I will be sending him. Then when he sees the other gear that the old farts have, that will no doubt serve as a spur to the summer job--assuming he doesn't already have that work ethic.

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Its all about the age.
15=no summer job.
16= maybe on the wharf cat

Ill be turning 16 when summer is over.
Im hoping to work with fishermans wharf when i do turn 16.
As far as the summer, I emailed a few charters outta Pt A, and one of the captains said to call him in april. Im hopin that will work out.


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Kevin,
Do any job you can, just save your money.
I know an old guy in Rockport making about $6500 a month mowing lawns.
 

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Its a little late but you could ask people in your neighborhood if you can take down their Christmas lights for some $.
 

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did u try that?
i never thot of that, but all the ppl on my street pay ppl to do that

u watching the bcs game

I took down lights for one of my moms friends last Christmas and got 30 bucks for a half hours work and figured you could rack us some cash if you got say 15 or 20 houses at 20 or 30 bucks a pop. I missesd the game , heard it wasnt that great.
 
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