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#10-The Pelican 48 hr trip doesn't go this time of year.

#9-I can sleep in my own bed, drive 8 blocks and get on the boat.

#8-As we come back and enter the jetties I call the wife and she comes out on the deck and waves as we pass the condo.

#7-She meets me at the dock and we load up the catch.

#6-I am home with my fish cleaned and iced by 8 o'clock.

#5-If I have a large catch I call some locals to help and I'm still home and doing happy hour by 8.

#4-I can take my tackle home, shower, and be back at the dock by the time the fish are unloaded and hung up.

#3-I don't have to travel somewhere and catch the same fish I can catch out of Port A.

#2-A 60 hr trip for me is just that, a 60 hr commitment. No more, no less!

#1-the real reason is my wife tells me to get out there and get some sushimi when we run out and I do as I'm told!
 

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Why Im gonna do?

No boat, and its the only trips running in my time window wiith my gramps.
I think he would seize if he saw the Big E:D
 

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do they ever go out to the farther rigs on the 60hrs, other than b vang and nancen?

I dont know others, other than redhawk, are there any though?
 

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Kev,

The reason the Dolphin does a 60-hr is because it takes it that much longer to get to the floaters and back. While it takes the Pelican 9-hrs to get to BoomVang and Nancen, it takes the Dolphin 14.

If you were going on the Big E, it would get to Boomvang after your second cup of coffee! But different strokes for different folks.

A couple of my very best trips were on the Dolphin!

Etan, if I get a chance I will come by to see the boat come in!

Tom - DBG
 

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Etan, I think Dave Letterman would be proud of your TOP 10 reason to go on the dolphin. After reading your reasons, it makes sense you going on the trip.
Your reason #2 is going to be the tough one. Good luck.
 

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You are right, the travel time is a pain! I pick my trips for good weather, usually don't sign up until the last minute after checking the weather and # of fishermen. This trip I signed on early because I knew when I'd be out of tuna. The Big E trips would be great but when I consider the logistics of travel,fish transportation etc. its just too much trouble. I know and have fished with most of the regulars that go and always enjoy them. I'll post a report when I get back.
 

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the 40hr was rough, but im 15, and not too fat haha
soo i think i can rough a couple 60s and an 80 this yr

the la pesca is better but it doesnt have goo enough range right?
 

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La Pesca makes some 60 hr & 80 hr trips also. It is a tad faster than the Dolphin but doesn't ride as well. I always enjoy fishing and visiting with Capt. Ken
 

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Well maybe the dolphin will be broke on July 10 and on fall break fro my 80hour.
I dont mind a rough ride, the thing I like bout the pesca is it actually has real bunks and a bunk area. and its nice and cool, and it has lights
 

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Papio here, thought I would add my 2 pennies on this one.

All the boats are loud and if you're not wearing anything to lesson the noise than its a risk you choose to take on any boat, regardless.

The Dolphin and LaPesca are excellent boats to fish on and the skippers are the best.

A group of Master Jiggers from Hawaii is organizing a trip on the Dolphin in October. Capt Dean is the MAN!!!!

Jig till it hurts than jig so more.........
 

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etan, Heard a rumor the Dolphin had been in dry dock for some upgrades? Any truth to this? Anything worthy, or just standard repair/maint. ?

I keep having visions of boarding for my 40hr in August and being shown to my stateroom....
 

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Jig,

I had heard the same story. I asked DD about the Dolphin being in dry dock when I called to book a trip. The guy at the desk said no?? We are on the Aug 18 40-hr which one are you on?

Phantom Fisherman
 

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She was in Dry dock but I don't think there were any changes, just general maintenance. I watched them come back from a 40 hr yesterday. They had 3 large African Pompano, a large hammerhead, some nice AJ, 4 ling, 2 small wahoo, and lots of snapper and beeliners.
 

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I'll check in with you for a report. We have 4 kids age 12-19 going plus two dad's that are inexperienced (total of 8 fisherman in our group) . I know Cap't Dean will put them on fish.

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