txsurfnturf said:Hey mr bill thanks for the pics thats my pop! We have talked about you in the past .QUOTE]
You're very welcome. I'll never forget your Dad feeling me out on our trip. I'm kind of a reclusive and don't like attention. It's the equipment/tackle that gives me away. That's why I don't go on open trips. The first thing he said to me after about a 12 hour ride to the tuna grounds was "In all my years of fishing, I've never seen a guy bring along a Capt/Fish Caddy". I just smiled. Later after I put the first three tuna on the deck, he came up to me and introduced himself and complemented me on my equipment and kept staring at me to figure out who the hell is this guy. I just smiled and said "I'm done, you're the next one to limit out".
Later that night after he put his third tuna (biggest of the trip) on the deck, we started a good conversation over some Scotch. He finally figured out who I was but I never acknowledged it. I think we really bonded at the fish cleaning house. He was a great guy, and I'll surely miss him. Through PM's he never let me forget that I brought along a Fish Caddy.
BTW, I also met Hyperman on that trip. Your Dad and I couldn't believe how much energy he had. I nicknamed him "Hyperman" to your Dad. He thought that was funny.