Why I do the 60 hr Dolphin trip

Discussion in 'Pelagics' started by etan, May 12, 2007.

  1. etan

    etan Senior Member

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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!
     
  2. jt2hunt

    jt2hunt Senior Member

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    nice reasons! sashimi!
     

  3. TeamOso

    TeamOso Senior Member

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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
     
  4. TeamOso

    TeamOso Senior Member

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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?
     
  5. DeepBlueGulf

    DeepBlueGulf Senior Member

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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
     
  6. jt2hunt

    jt2hunt Senior Member

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    i think i saw some 80 hr trips on the dolphin
     
  7. MrBill

    MrBill Senior Member

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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.
     
  8. etan

    etan Senior Member

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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.
     
  9. TeamOso

    TeamOso Senior Member

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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?
     
  10. 60 hrs on the Dolphin makes me queezy just thinking about it!
     
  11. etan

    etan Senior Member

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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
     
  12. TeamOso

    TeamOso Senior Member

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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
     
  13. TeamOso

    TeamOso Senior Member

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    hey etan take some pics please, i cnt wait to see your report, so far it looks like youll be bkft fishin.

    Kevin
     
  14. papio

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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.........
     
  15. jig

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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....
     
  16. 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
     
  17. etan

    etan Senior Member

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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.
     
  18. jig

    jig Senior Member

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    I'm on the Aug 4-6.
     
  19. 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.

    Phantom Fisherman